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Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Peter Snell - by Augustine

Peter Snell - Wikipedia Peter Snell This  is one of the activities from my reading.

This is about Peter Snell and his life.


  • Where was he born?

Peter Snell was born on the 17th of December 1938 in Opunake.


  • What school did he go to?

When Peter Snell was still young he went to Te Aroha College around the Waikato area Auckland Mount Albert Grammar School


  • What was he most famous for and where did this occur?

Snell was most famous for representing New Zealand in the Olympics from 1960 - 1964. He also entered the Commonwealth games in 1962 in Perth, Australia, and he also came 1st place in the Olympics and the Commonwealth.


  • What challenges did he face along the way?

I think one of the challenges that Peter faced was racing other competitors, but I also think that the biggest challenge he faced was losing to a heart disease.


  • What did he accomplish after he had retired from athletics?

After his retirement from sports he went to education in the United States, accomplished winning the 2003 United States Orienteering Championship, and was awarded the  Member of the Order of the British Empire for service in the field of athletics.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Alma the living doll - by Augustine

Alma - The living doll
By Augustine Ripata

Alma sees dolls everywhere. Thinking about what will happen next. Thinking of her family, friends, about her life. Thinking about how much her brother loves touching things, especially toys. Is this how her life ends? Or is there still hope?


An hour of sitting in that exact spot, a red hair girl walked past the shop outside. Crimson looks like a 9 or 10 year old child. Not noticing the doll that looks like her. As she turns she looks at the doll shocked and surprised. Walking to the entrance of the shop she opens the door, but it wouldn’t open. 


Crimson grabbed a heavy stick and smashed the door window. As she walked into the store cautiously, she held the stick thinking that something scary might jump out from the darkside of the shop. Still walking but slowly seeing dolls everywhere. She looked everywhere for the doll she saw earlier, but nothing. Then the doll appeared behind her on a shelf. Walking quickly now, but doesn’t notice the thousands of dolls just staring at her. Crimson looked back to see if anyone was about to catch her, no one was in sight. She looked back and the doll disappeared. 


The doll was next to Alma. Knowing what to do, Alma got ready to terrify the girl. When Crimson was about to touch the doll that she was looking for, Alma blinked as fast as he could, moving his eyes side to side. Crimson froze in shock, looking pale, and thinking what's happening. After 10 seconds she ran away screaming. Opening the door wide and running outside. The door closed slowly, a boy on the bike rode very fast to the exit. When he was almost out, the door slammed and he got trapped.

Finally, an hour later a little boy walks across the store outside, calling out “Alma! Alma!”. Alma heard the shout, and looked to see who it was from out the window, but it wasn’t clear enough because of the thick snow. The boy looked inside every shop in that alley. When he looked in the doll shop he wasn't sure about what was inside, but he was also curios about what was inside. He opened the door and took a look around the store, and saw a toy that looked just like him. The boy lifted one arm to try and reach the doll. He looked so determined to take it, and then that's when Alma realises who the boy was. It was her brother.


Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Grid Map - by Augustine

My Grid map

Try and find the coordinates to these 4 places:
 
What is the coordinates for the KFC in Manukau?

What is the coordinates for the PB Tech?

What is the coordinates for the AA centre?

What are the coordinates for the Mitre 10  Mega in Manukau?



Monday, 12 October 2020

Reading - My body clock

This is one of my activities from my reading journal.  This is my body clock, this shows my daily timetable. From when I wake up to when I go to bed.



Friday, 18 September 2020

Mop Head Representative meeting - by Augustine

This is a piece of writing in the form of a diary.  I have read the book 'Mop head' by Selina Tusitala Marsh and written this on response to her being bullied at school.

Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference by Selina Tusitala Marsh-  Auckland University Press

Dear diary
You will never guess what happened.  Yesterday I went to a Restorative Justice meeting. I forgot what it means, but it was perfect for the situation. 
Anyway, it started like this.

I got a call from my sister. She told me what happened. She said that her daughter was into trouble. She was being mocked and teased by one of her class mates. They called her mean words that described her big curly hair. They called her "MOP HEAD!" 
I said "I'm on my way to the school."  I drove, and what I saw impressed me.

When I got out of the viechle,  I saw that the school was clean and tidy. Running into the office I asked them where my niece was, Selina, we were meeting. They showed me where to find her. Surprised and happy faces greeted me. I saw my niece, looking happy at my arrival, but I know inside she was nervous.  Then I saw the enemy, Bob and his parents. He looked chill and calm.

The principal came in and started by talking about what had happened. The principal  decided to suspend Bob for 2 days for teasing a student in a very mean way. My niece was happy that she is now safe. I was proud of her for being brave and telling someone. 

Sleep Sleuths - by Augustine

 

This is an activity from my reading. I must research how many hours of sleep for different ages. 




Aroha's way - by Augustine

 Aroha's Way

The children played happily in the woods. Feeling free. They ran everywhere. Laughing and smiling. The cool breeze blowing. But when Aroha heard screams the free spirit left and horrific thoughts arrived in her head.

She ran while breathing heavily, eyes flooding with tears. Looking and feeling worried. Aroha then stopped in front of her friend's jackets and shirts. She was worried and cried. She heard laughs, creepy laughs. She wanted to see what happened to her friends. But she became paralysed. Feeling upset while thinking of what to do next. But nothing came to her.

Aroha, still crying while thinking. Seeing nothing that will help her. Trying to find her way home without getting caught. Seeing movement and hearing cars up ahead. She runs towards them and finds what she's looking for. She looks happy and joyful to see her home again. But also disappointment and sad that her friends in her heart have now faded away.

The End