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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

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The Longest Walk

 The Longest Walk


This story is about the Rapsey family, hiking through the longest path, Te Araroa, and reaching the end of the trail. 


This family came from the home of the Otago University, Dunedin, and went all the way to Cape Reinga, and walked through the long trail, and travelled across and reached the end of the South Island, Bluff. 


The Rapsey family passed through boulders, mountains, big trees and alot of nature. It took the family over 5 months to reach Bluff. They slept under huts that they built, stayed under tents in forests, and at camping grounds.


I think that this family is very brave, determined and adventurous. They walked from the top of NZ to the bottom and with nothing but determination and fun, at the end they achieved their goal.


Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Telegrams - by Augustine

What I found out about telegrams:

A telegram is a message that is sent by telegraph, wire, and delivered to people in Morse code. 


A person calls the post office and says what they want to say. Then the office sends the message to the person that the caller wanted to speak to. The office writes it in Morse code then sends. And the person on the other end received the message and tries to figure out what it means.


I think that telegrams were used to pass messages around the world.



Friday, 24 July 2020

I've been Attacked - by Augustine

I’ve been ATTACKED

7:00 am, I woke up on the floor. I had a bad dream about people running, people dying and seeing blood all over the place. I got changed and went downstairs. I brushed my teeth, ate my breakfast and got ready to start a wonderful Saturday. 


At 10:00 am, I watched a movie on Netflix. It was a funny movie, with people running around like crazy. I saw people jumping, people laughing out loud, and people crying at the same time. I had a great time watching For 3 hours, until my mum came. The t.v went pitch black that’s when I saw my mum’s reflection, a very tired face, on the t.v. My sister ran up next to her smiling. Not a cute smile but an evil smile.Then I knew I had to do something else.


At 12:00 pm, My sister came outside with me. I asked her if she wanted to play rugby. She accepted. She kicked the ball, I caught the ball, I ran with the ball, and I pushed her over. I felt sorry for her. I asked her to stop crying, but she didn’t. Then my mum came out and I knew I was going to get into trouble, but she just looked at me, and went back inside.


At 1:00 pm, My sister and I were playing tag. It wasn’t that fun because there weren’t many people to play with and my sister is so slow. After a few minutes, I heard barking. Out of nowhere a dog leaped over a small fence. The dog was aiming for me and my sister. I had no choice but to push her out of the way.


After the attack.


At 3:00 pm, I woke up with blood all over me. I saw people running up to me. I saw my family hugging. I saw the ambulance and the police. Then after seeing all the blood on the grass and on myself, I passed out.


Around 5:00 pm, I opened my eyes and I saw cards, balloons and food in front of me. I feel stitches on my arm and legs. I feel like passing out again. But I don’t. My parents give me a hug and say that I was brave protecting my sister. I was proud of myself. I felt good and I felt like a proper big brother.