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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Mission Sisters journey around the world! By Heneliena



Learning intention: We are learning about the Mission Sisters and how they help others.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I describe the work of the Mission Sisters in 10 of the countries which they have travelled to.

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Lantern Festival was fun! By Angelina T

On a hot hot sunny Saturday the 11th of February , my family and I went to the Lantern Festival made by the Auckland council two weeks ago.  This was a celebration for the Chinese new year.


First, my cousins came over to our house from Mangere so we could go to the Lantern Festival together.  First we had to get dressed and ready to go l wore a blue top and some gery jeans soon we were ready to go the adults travelled in the car and my siblings, cousins and i took the train because we thought it would be fun and it was because the train went really fast.

After a while we arrived at the Lantern Festival, but because we got there before the adults did so we had to wait for 20 minutes. When they finally got here we decided to have a look a around and we saw many of our other relatives.

Then my mum wanted to get some dumplings from a Chinese food stall and wanted to get a Chinese hat so we all got one. They were like bucket hats, and they were straw coloured hats.
As time went past I started to get a little bit bored because  everyone started leaving.
Before long,  we decided to leave because my parents were feeling very tired .

When we finally arrived back home,  we all had a very good night sleep.

My favourite part was when we went on the train because I haven't been on a train in a very long time.  I also liked how we went and brought  a lot of dumplings and bucket hats for our whole family.

Learning Intention : We are learning to follow the structure of writing a recount.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write an introduction, followed by the main events and a conclusion about going to the Lantern Festival.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Wow! The lanterns were beautiful! By Lupe

Lantern Festival
On Saturday the 11th of February, my aunty, cousins, brother and I went to the Lantern Festival to celebrate Chinese new year.

First my aunty came to my house to pick up my brother and I to go to the Lantern Festival with them. My mum gave us $40 each. Then we all said goodbye and hopped into the car with excitement.

On our way there, my cousin called and asked if we could pick him up from the McDonalds in New Lynn. After we picked him up, we went to my aunty's house to get our phones charged up and something to eat.

Once everyone was ready, we left the house to meet up with my aunty's friend. It was a 10 minute drive from there. The Festival was located at the Auckland Domain.  

When we got there, we walked around looking at all the bright, beautiful lanterns. First we went to the cookie truck to meet up with my aunty's friend's daughter because she was there with her friend. Eventually we all split up, The children under 12 went with my aunty and the children over 12 went off on their own. My aunty and our group went straight to the food section because we were all very hungry. We ate dumplings, prawns, Chinese sausages, cotton candy, ice cream and churros.

Then we met everyone back at the cookie truck. My brother ran and jumped on me because he was full of energy. My cousin Jayden told us that Lasike and him were dancing around in a dance circle. Jayden showed me the video and it was so funny. When Lasike was dancing everyone screamed out to him and they were all touching him. Then my cousin Lona came back and we got to meet his girlfriend, she was really pretty. A couple of hours later, my aunty felt tired so we left the festival and walked to our car.

From our car, we watched the fireworks blast out into the air. We each bought two lanterns but we only took one home because we threw one in the air hoping it would float into the sky. My brother and Jayden were very hungry because of all the dancing that they did so we drove to McDonald's to get something to eat for dinner.

After waiting in a long queue, we finally ordered our food and drove back to my aunty's house so that we could eat on the dining table. When we finally finished our food, my aunty told us the rooms that we would be sleeping in. I slept in my cousin Levi's room with my other cousin Tiana. The boys slept downstairs in the mini cinema because they wanted to watch a karate movie.

My cousin and I watched videos on her Ipad. Eventually, we all dozed off to sleep. I had a really fun and comfortable night. I can't wait for the next Lantern Festival.

My favourite part of the day was when we saw all the lanterns because they were so bright and beautiful.

Learning Intention: We are learning to use language features in our writing.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use appropriate sequencing words to organise my paragraphs.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Moana is an awesome movie! By Anamaria

During my holiday I went to a sleepover at my friend's house and we're going to watch Moana and Sing!


My friends are Simon, Zyan and Zion. Simon brothers and sisters went with us. First we went to Sylvia park Hoyts.

Then we watch Sing. The Sing movie was very funny. My favourite character was the hedgehog.

Next we went to eat at Nandos. I ate fried chicken and French fries. It taste so delicious.

After that we went to watch Moana. Moana is Hay-wain girl. We ate lots of snacks during the movie. We ate chocolates, coke, chips and popcorn.

After the movie we went home and sleep. My favourite part of the day was eating Nandos because the food was very yummy.

Learning Intention: I am learning to understand and use descriptive language in my writing.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use adjectives to describe my sleepover at my friend's house.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Swimming is my favourite sport! By Xavier

I'm so exited! On a hot sunny Saturday my grandma, aunt, baby cousin, cousin and I walked to the swimming pools in Panmure. We walked from our grandma's house to the pools and it took us 15 minutes to get to the pools.


When we got inside, we paid and received our wrist bands. I took off my watch and put it in a container so that I can pick it up when we leave.

I quickly put on my swimming clothes and dived straight into the warm pool. I was diving and floating in the water. While I was floating, my grandma told my cousin and I that we were going soon.

So I hopped out of the pool and went to the outside pool. When I jumped into the water the water was freezing cold so I jumped out of the pool like a cat in hot water. Step by step, I walked into the cold water until I got use to the water.

Soon my grandma called for us to get changed so that we could go and have some lunch. I ate some ham sandwiches and a chocolate smoothie. The chocolate smoothie was cold and the ham sandwiches were  yummy.

Unfortunately soon it was time to leave so I picked up my watch and my family and I waved goodbye as we walked out of the doors.

My favourite part was when I was swimming in the inside pools. I liked it because it was easier to swim in the warm water as it wasn't freezing cold.

Learning Intention: We are learning to follow the structure of a recount.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I follow the orientation, events and the conclusion about my day at the swimming pools.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Our mission statement! By Heneliena

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand what our Mission Charism means and how we show it at Saint Patrick's school.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write a mission statement in our own words.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Mission statement By Lupe

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand what Charism means and how we show it at St. Patrick's School.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write a mission statement.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Our mission statement! By Kevin

Learning intention: We are learning to understand what Charism means and how we show it in St, Patrick's school. 
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write a Mission statement in my own words.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Can you carry out these things? By Xavier

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand what Charism means and how we show it at St. Patrick's School.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write the Mission statement of saint Patricks school

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Our Mission Statement! By Mary

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand what Charism means and how we show it at St. Patrick's school
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write the mission statement of St Patrick's school

Friday, 17 February 2017

The Treaty of Waitangi! By Fulila

 learning intention: We are learning to understand the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write 6 facts to answer the key questions about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The treaty is very important to the Maori and the British settlers! By Anamaria

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I find 6 facts to explain the who, what, when, where, why and how about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Treaty of Waitangi! By Alizzandro

Learning Intention: We are learning to understand the importance of the treaty.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I explain what, who, when, where, how, why the treaty was made.