Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Warriors vs Sydney Roosters


After the Vodafone Warriors punished the Gold Coast Titans, they await for the Sydney Rooster as they take them on this week. The Warriors will be seeking their 3rd win this year after conceeding 2 early losses to Manly Sea-Eagles and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs. This week the Warriors need to step up their game even though they thrashed the Titans last week. If their focus loses track, they could be going home empty-handed. But still the Warriors will win! In saying that......GO THE WARRIORS!

Warriors vs Sydney Roosters


After the Vodafone Warriors punished the Gold Coast Titans, they await for the Sydney Rooster as they take them on this week. The Warriors were seeking their 3rd win this year after conceeding 2 early losses to Manly Sea-Eagles and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs. This week the Warriors need to step up their game even though they thrashed the Titans last week. If their focus loses track, they could be going home empty-handed. But still the Warriors will win! In saying that......GO THE WARRIORS!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Eggcellent Egg Challenge!!


On the second day of our "AWESOME" school camp, we were doing the amazing race. Mr Barks and assisted by Mrs Lagitupu were in charge of the activity. "We are now doing the egg challenge" Mr Barks said. We were given a map to search for the objects. The objective of this challenge was to search for the objects to make a fire and cook an egg.

I was with Aidan, Max, Silas and Hossanah. We collected all of the objects and then dashed down to where Mr Barks and Mrs Lagitupu were. "Light it up" I said out of breath! Our egg was cooking and we were in the lead and behind us were Tyla's group. "3,2.1....YAY! We finished first and Hossanah gulped our egg into his stomach!

It was a great challenge and it was very cool and it shows that team work really works, if we co-operate! To wrap it up I will say it was a very "EGGCELLENT EGG CHALLENGE!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Camp Concert!

“YEAH”! cheered the crowd as our group set foot on the stage. It was our camp concert! Our school hall was filled with cheering and chanting as the beat came on and we started dancing. A Jump Jam song had to be included in our dance because that was one of the rules. Our group was dancing to the songs ‘Krokidil’ and ‘Hot, hot, hot’. “FOOT, FOOT, STOMP, CLAP” I said during our dance. That was the beat and tempo of our dance. “Yay” said the crowd as they applauded us off the stage. The hall was clearly full of talent as the other groups finished their items.

Many of the groups did a really good job with their dance, especially Lepa’s group (Lepa is a friend). It was time to reveal who won the competition and the hall was filled with anticipation. “In first place.......” The hall was silent.............R-RESPECT CREW! The hall filled with applause as the winners of the 2012 camp concert went to the RESPECT CREW! Some people were shocked and guttered to see them win. Others thought that they deserved it.


The 2012 camp concert was great! My definite highlight was dancing on the stage and having a great time. Our group did exceptionally well coming 5th! Well it was my last camp concert because next year I am heading to college. I had a blast with my crew “RESPECTABLEZ”!!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Warriors Come To Panmure Pools!

Our last day at camp started with a huge day at SWIMARAMA. A big surprise came as the Vodafone Warriors entered the gates of the Panmure Pools. The big Manu Vatuvei a.k.a “THE BEAST” did a massive V Bomb into the water. Our school cheered and chanted “GO THE WARRIORS!”. Many TV reporters filmed the event and our school was surprised to see themselves on TV3 news last night.

A huge privilege awaited me as I was able (with Kayde who is a friend) to interview one of the Warriors best props, Ben Matulino. I was stoked because to get the opportunity to interview him was huge. We asked questions about the game plan the Warriors would use to defeat the Bulldogs who were topping the ladder in the NRL. The link ahead is where Kayde(a friend) and I interviewed the AWESOME Ben Matulino! :http://player.vimeo.com/video/38474047

Friday, March 9, 2012

An Experience To Remember

The inspiration I took from Ben Carson’s words were these, “it is your decision whether to work hard or not”. What he is saying here is that people give you advice and tell you what job to take and what to do. Instead of listening to them, take advice from good people and decide for yourself whether you want to push yourself to achieve or not. It’s your choice. The arena was filled with applause as Ben Carson said these words. Our school and other schools were at the Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau on Tuesday.

Ben Carson told us about his life when he was young. His mother forced Ben and his brother to read two books or more every week, and to write a really good report about them. Ben Carson did not enjoy reading until he read more and more. His knowledge began to grow and not long after, he went from the bottom of the class to the top. Many admired his knowledge like his mother after his graduation. Some of the teachers were disappointed in the other kids because Ben came from a very poor background and amazingly shot up to the top of the class.

The reason why Ben Carson is famous is because he split the Siamese twins who were joined by the head. Before he split the twins, he requested that he should lay a big layer of skin on the twins head and wait for a while so they can wait for the skin to grow before separating them. The pressure was too much to bear for Ben because one mistake could kill the twins. He cautiously started to sepearate the twins. After 28 hours, the operation was complete. Everyone was proud of him especially his mother who had supported Ben Carson when he was little.

When our time at the Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre was finished, we got a free Up and Go, plus an apple to nibble on the way back. Ben Carson’s story was a huge inspiration to` me because it shows that reading can really take you a long way!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sea-Eagles Doge A Bullet!


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WARRIORS VS THE SEA-EAGLES!
As the whistle blew for the first half, the Vodafone Warriors kicked off for the first time for 2012. Manly had possession as they ran up the guts and straight into the Warriors defence line. After a few minutes, the Warriors found themselves in a good spot to strike first, but the pass was to high and the Warriors missed a golden opportunity. After regaining momentum, the sea eagles favourite son, came back to hurt them. With David Williams scoring in the corner, it lead the Warriors trailing by four. But yet again, David Williams raced down the track and kicked the ball, which found Daly Cherry Evans under the post. The Warriors were down by 16-0 with Steve Matai, scoring again and found them leading the Warriors.

Though the scoreboards weren’t looking too good, the Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei returned to hurt them after Shaun Johnson magical feet, stepped his way through the defence took down the so called “WOLFMAN” David Williams, and passed to Manu and in just a blink of an eye the Warriors were on the score board. Shaun Johnson’s twinkle toes, put the Warriors to 10 after a outstanding footwork which lead to a try. The Warriors left the field trailing by 16-10.

With the teams coming back for their break, the manly sea-eagles struck straight away with the man they call”T-REX” Tony Williams crossed over for his first try of the year. But yet again, the Warriors player”Lewis Brown” was off and Matt Ballin went a little far by holding him too long and then found the Warriors under the post through the so called “BEAST” Manu Vatuvei after Shaun Johnson’s Benji Marshall long pass. The Warriors found themselves only trailing by 20-22 after 69 minutes had gone. But yet again errors ran through the Warriors team after Kevin Locke couldn’t regather after the kick by the sea eagles which found Glenn Stewart over the line. This put the sea eagles to a 26-20 lead. The Warriors through everything at them but it was too late. Next week the Warriors will take on the Parramatta Eels and the Warriors will seek vengeance after a disappointing performance. But still....GO THE WARRIORS!!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Picnic Day At Our Reserve

On a cold Friday morning on the 24th of February, Pt England headed to their destination, the reserve. The reason for this is that our school was going to have an amazing picnic at our very own reserve! As we approached the area, we could see the magnificent view of our new beach reconstructed by the workers sent by the council. Mr Burt quickly told us the safety rules. “ Pt England, you are not allowed past Mrs Nua when you have a swim and you are not allowed to go on the Point” Mr Burt said.

Well, after all the chit chat, we raced down on to the beach, where my adventure would begin. As my feet sank in the sand dunes, I watched as the beach quickly looked like a sandcastle competition. Many students gathered the sand and piled it on their creation. “Hmmmm, I should give it a try too” I said proudly. I grabbed a hand full of sand and smothered it on my sandcastle. The cool breeze rushed through my invention and carried some of the sand off. “Ohh man” I said disappointingly. After busting down my sandcastle, the wind suddenly drifted away into the sky.

As I stood up, my eyes were focused on the game that was being played by the year 8 boys. “Impressive” I said. Well if you don’t know, I have very high potential in sport, so I dashed up the stairs and saw the year 8 boys playing softball. I joined in with them. “Batter up” said the upmire(Toko was our umpire). Many people kept and eye on the ball as Joe(One of our good friends) smashed the ball down the field. Courageously, I went after the ball, threw it to Matthew Ryan(Another friend) who was on first base, caught the ball and “OUT” said the umpire. We jumped up and punched the air with victory on our side! I had a great time.

As the crow flew by, we had to pack up and go. Ending our day, we said a Karakia(A prayer) thanking God for keeping the rain off our heads(which he did) and for keeping us safe. Well a definite highlight for me was playing softball with the year 8 boys. Well as I sluggishly walked down the reserve reluctantly with our class, we finally got back to school. “What a day and what a picnic! I said exhaustively. We had played on our netbooks for a while until the bell rang. It was a great day for me and I had a great time at our picnic down at our VERY OWN RESERVE!!!