Thursday, 20 June 2019

State of Origin - By Augustine

State of Origin - by Augustine

State of Origin is the most popular rugby league game in Australia. State of Origin has the biggest and best players from NRL ( National Rugby League ). Once a year, the two teams New South Wales and Queensland Maroons battle for the State of Origin shield.

The history of State of Origin
State of Origin is a game that the two biggest states Queensland and New South Wales. When they are picked to be in either these two teams, it depends if they play good and play in that state. The two teams battle. NSW against Maroons play 1 game. If one team wins that game, than they win the State Of Origin shield. Then, until 1982, the game turned out to have 3 games. The biggest crowd was in 2015. There were 91,513. During 1999 Queensland and NSW had their very first draw. The points were 10 - 10. The very first State of Origin game was in 1980.

NSW history from beginning to the present time.
New South Wales State of Origin team colour is Blue. NSW Blues has won in 2018. Won twice but lost to Queensland in the last State of Origin game. NSW wales was the champions on that day but Queensland are the winners. During 1980’s NSW Blues lost the first game against Queensland Maroons. NSW Blues have won their first ever game in 2005.

Queensland history from beginning to the present time.
Queensland State of Origin team colour is Maroon. The 1980’s huge game was won by Queensland Maroons by 20 pts - 10 pts. 8 games they have won. The longest player ever to play State Of Origin was Darren Lockyer and Camron Smith. They both played 36 matches. Queensland has the longest winning marks. Finally their longest win was from 2006 - 2013.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Great White Sharks - by Augutine

Great White Sharks

Great White Sharks are one of the most dangerous sea animals around the world. They are most well known as man eaters.

Habitats & Regions
Great White Sharks swim around the world in the wild range of the ocean. Some swim in Coastal regions of New Zealand, shallow waters, deep waters, ocean floors and open sea. They also eat in the water as well.

Great white Sharks have 15 rows of teeth and 50 teeth in each row for an average shark. They eat mostly eat  fish, crustaceans, mollusks, plankton, krill, marine mammals and other sharks. Sharks have a nose that detect or smell other sea creatures near them so the shark can catch and eat. Sharks eat 0.5% - 3% of their own body weight in food.  Sharks known as man eaters but they don’t eat them. They swim up and sees a seal but it is not a seal, it is a human, but instead, as soon as the Seal which is actually a human gets in the mouth of a shark, The Shark taste the Seal but it now knows that it is a Human. Then, if the Human is lucky enough, the Shark will leave it alone.


A sharks average size is 680 – 1,100 kg. Sharks can reach up to 20 ft long. The biggest shark ever are females. Female sharks are 15 - 16 ft tall. But the Male’s height is 11 -13 ft long. Their skin colour is white and grey. Some are huge and some are not. Their gills are on the side near their face.These sharks had the same weight when they first found to earth.

150 years ago the Great white sharks were discovered by scientist. The biggest shark in History is called “DEEP BLUE”. But now the biggest and oldest of all is called “ MEGALOMANIA. It has been found 20 million years ago.

One of the most dangerous, man eating sharks ever around the whole world.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The tree hut treaty - by Augustine


L.I.. Respond to “The Tree Hut Treaty” by explaining.
By Wiremu Grace.

The Tree Hut Treaty

The new neighbours:
Today we heard the story about the “Tree Hut Treaty”. In the story some new neighbours came over to the house next to two children. Their names were Tia and Manaia. Over their fence they saw two kids that hopped off the car. Later Tia and Manaia rode their bikes. Then the two kids for the new house greeted them. They said their names were Crystal and Jack. Manaia asked if they had bikes.

Visit around the new hood:
Manaia and Tia showed The two new kids around their new town. They saw children sledding down the grassy hill in a hot, sunny day. Then they stopped and lied under a tree. Jack thought and told if the can build a tree hut top of the tree.

The new hut:
Tia, Manaia, Jack and Crystal  asked their parents to help them build up a
Tree hut. So the four parents agreed. Then the hut as finished .

A Bad Argument:
Soon everybody around the hood came into the hut. But Manaia thought it was crowded. So he tried to extend it by knocking of the wood. Jack was angry. The four friends started arguing. Then, without anyone know, Jack hid the ladder and said to himself no one will ever enter the hut.

The Treaty:
Soon Manaia heard and told Jack and Crystal about Waitangi day. So she made a rule about the hut. So everyone agreed to the rule. Then it was back to being friendly again.

The newest neighbours:
Across the road a new neighbour arrived to the new sold house. Two kids ran and saw the hut. Then they played in the hut. Finally the kids in the house played together every day.

At the end of the story I felt like that the kids will play forever because if they have the treaty rule then all of the problems will be solved, and if that does not work, the parents are also there to help them.

Friday, 1 February 2019

IRON MAN - by Augustine

Chapter 1
The coming of the Iron Man.

In the story, what I reflect is Iron Man was standing on the hilltop. He was bigger than a house and his head is like a dust bin. But his head was bigger than a bedroom. Soon he heard the see. The steel man had not seen a sea. So he flew to the sea. But then . . . CRASH Crash crash !  He fell into pieces. His head, arms, hands, ears, eyes and legs fell off the body.

The next early morning two sea eagles were flying around. One of the birds flew down and picked up something hard and shaped as a circle. It was a one of the Iron man’s eye. Then the hand of the Iron Man’s hand walked and picked up and poked the eye in his palm. Then he did the same thing with the other eye.

Then he put all his parts of the body together. Except for one of the ear. So he went to the sea and looked for it there. His eyes were red and soon It was green. The water was only up to his knees and put his head underground.

End of chapter 1#