Thursday, 21 September 2017


Glenbrae’s  Duffy Role Model Assembly

On Monday the 18th of September, Glenbrae School had a Duffy role model assembly in our hall to celebrate 'Duffy's Reading in Homes' programme.

First we sat down and waited for the chief guest to arrive.  Then our student leaders guided the chief guest  to the hall. After that, Loto, Luisa and Aaliyahna introduced Niva Retimanu to us all.

Next,  Niva  told as about herself, her job and her work at the radio station. She started when she was 18 years old. We also learnt from Niva that she was a New Zealand born Samoan who was born in Invercargill.

After that Niva read a story to us. It was called Yuck Yuck Kiss Kiss. I liked the story because it was funny and made us laugh. Niva read the story with a lot of expression and that made it very funny and exciting.

After reading the story she gave out the Duffy books to all the classes. Candice from our class received her book from Niva because she was our class role model. I felt happy for Candice because it was an honour for her to represent the class.

Before saying thank you and good-bye to Niva, the whole school sang the Duffy song. I enjoyed the assembly a lot because Niva was very interesting and I was excited to learn more about reading

Finally, everyone left the assembly hall while room ten stayed back to have their fitness in the hall.

By Kestrel


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Kei te pehea koe?

WALT: express our feelings in Te reo.

Kei te pehea koe? How are you?

Kei te pēhea koe Joey?                    How are you Joey?
Kei te pai au.                              I am good.
Kei te koa au.                             I am happy.
Kei te hiamoe au.                        I am sleepy.

Kei te pehea koe? Kei te riri au.                           I am angry.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te Pai au.                           I am fine.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te koa au.                          I am happy.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te hiakai au.                       I am hungry.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te hiamoe au.                     I am sleeping.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te pōuri au.                         I am sorry.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te ngenge au.                      I am tired.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te makariri au.                              I am cold.

Kei te pehea koe?                     Kei te mataku au.                     I am  scared.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te ka mahue au.                  I am Hot.

Kei te pehea koe?                    Kei te koinei anake au.              I am only here.

Kei te pehea koe?                     Kei te kore whakaaro au.                   I  am  not thinking.

Kei te pehea koe?                      Kei te koa au.                             I am excited.

Kei te pehea koe?                      Kei te koine anake au.                        I am lonely

Kei te pehea koe?                      Kei te whakaute au.                           I am respected.

By Maya, Candice & Francesca

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

How to make Milo

How to make a cup of Milo
Walt: To write a procedure on How to make a cup of milo?

Goal: To make a cup of milo

  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Milo
  • Cup
  • Hot water
  • Hot water jug
  • Tea spoon

  1. First place a clean cup on a flat surface.
  2. Next get a jug of water and boil it.
  3. Get some sugar, milo and milk.
  4. Add a teaspoon of milo to the cup.
  5. Add a teaspoon of sugar to the cup with milo.
  6. Pour the boiling water into the cup with milo and sugar until it is ¾ full.
  7. Add some milk to the mixture of milo, sugar and water.
  8. Stir the mixture with a teaspoon.
  9. Leave the milo too cool down until it is ready to drink.

By Anastacia

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Giving Directions

Giving Directions

Goal: To give  directions to a visitor from Glenbrae School to Point England School.

  • Map

1.Turn right and walk towards Fernchurch Street.

2. Turn left on to Fernchurch Street and walk towards Taniwha Street.

3.Turn right on Taniwha Street  at the junction of Fernchurch Street.

4.Walk towards the round about on Elstree Ave.

5.Stop at the foot crossing on Taniwha Street that is in front of the St. Mary’s Church on the left.

6 .Cross the road at the foot crossing when the road is clear.

7. Walk towards the round about.
8.Turn left on to Elstree Ave at the round about and walk towards Point England Road.

9.Walk past the G.I Swimming Pools on the left towards Point England Road.

10.Keep walking straight until you see the Point England school gate on the left  opposite the Point England Dairy.

11.Turn left into Point England school at the gate.

By Jeziah, Kalo, Junior, Tui, Kestrel,Mahoney, Lesieli, Ezekiel, Bianca, Kupid

Thursday, 3 August 2017


Yesterday we had our first club activities for Term 3 in Room 9 with Mrs Sigamoney and Ms. Elia. I went to the Ukulele club.

First we had to tune our own ukulele with the tuner.  When it was my turn to put the tuner on my ukulele, I only used the tuner to tune the first string and then I was able to tune the rest of the strings by myself because it was  hard to use the tuner.

I felt very excited and happy to learn  how to play a ukulele because then I will know how to play a ukulele at home. When I knew how to play I was cheerful because Luisa and Cherise were cheering me up when I was playing the ukulele.

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By Candice

Caring for Dogs

Monday, 29 May 2017

My Family

My Family

My name is Iki. I have four sisters. They are Geneva, Suzie, Erina and Whitney and one brother whose name is Jeremiah                                  

Families are nice and they help you do your homework at home because that is what families do.

Mum always takes care of me, my siblings and cousins.

My family's goal is to be kind. My dad always works and so does my mum.

My family is the most important thing to me in the whole world. My dad is Toloa and my mum is Fakalaga.  

We are Niuean. I was born in New Zealand with my brother and sisters. My mum, dad and nana were born in Niue.   

By Iki

Room 10's Fitness

Room 10 did exciting fitness today with Mrs Raj. We played a game called the Compass  Game. Mrs Raj said North and we had to face North, if she said West, we had to face West, When she said South we faced South. This game was very awesome.

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By Jeziah

Thursday, 4 May 2017

MET PLG Day 1 Intensive



Today room 10 went out with Mrs Raj for fitness. Mrs. Raj told us about geometrical shapes.When Mrs. Raj told us about geometrical shapes we had to make shapes with our bodies.

The shape we did was rectangle first. It was hard because we had little amount of people in our group. At last we had to do some star jumps, pushups, step ups, jump ups and running around the court 2 . It was fun with Mrs. Raj because we got to learn some facts about geometrical shapes.

By Tangimetua

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can

Room 10 had its last session with Kiwi Can for this term. All students were very eager to go and participate in the activities because they scored 25 points out of 25 last week.

The energiser activity was called Body parts. The students had to walk around and then when the name of a body par was called out, they had to buddy up and match the body parts with their buddy. Students had a lot of fun doing this activity.

After the energiser, the main activity was called bus stop. For this activity, students worked in pairs and they  had to write down names of six different things beginning with a letter from the alphabet as shown in the table below. As soon their list was complete, they had to call out “Bus Stop”. Then everyone stopped writing and listened to the list of names read out by the pair  that called out “Bus Stop”.

Everyone enjoyed this activity because it really made us think very hard to name things beginning with different letters from the alphabet. We all learned so much from this activity.

Name of Boy
Name of Girl
Name of a colour
Name of food
Name of animal
Name of a Place
Dark red

Towards the end of the lesson, Maya thanked Mr. Niumia and Ms. Tuia for their hard work in keeping Room 10 busy during the Kiwi Can sessions.

We all came back to our classroom very happy and energised.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Soil Erosion

                  What Is Soil Erosion?
Donga system, soil erosion | Ithala game reserve | Vince Smith ...
Soil erosion is a process that affects all landforms. In  agriculture soil erosion refers to the wearing away of a fields topsoil by the  forces of water  and wind  or through forces associated with farming activities such as tillage or ploughing.

By Iki

Monday, 10 April 2017

My Family

My Family

There are six people in my family. They are my mum, dad, three older brothers and me.

My dad’s name is Amipa and my mum’s name is Mele. My older brothers are Tevita, Edward and Vainikolo and I am Lesieli.

My dad works as a handyman and he makes furniture and repairs houses while my mum works as baker at the Skytower in Auckland City.  My older siblings and I are students.

In his spare time my dad likes watching  tv and supervises us with our housework while my mum is away at work.  My mum likes sleeping in her spare time because she works at night and is usually tired. She also likes visiting our relatives in her spare time.

My brother Vainikolo is funny but sometimes gets in trouble. My  brother Edward lives  in Australia with my cousin and he is very funny as well. My  brother Tevita is sometimes bossy and sometimes he is  kind.

I like my family very much because they all look after me.

By Lesieli


Thursday, 23 March 2017


Room 10’s Fitness Challenge

Today Room 10 had a fitness challenge. We challenged the other houses in our class. The Kowhai house was represented by Maya,Lewis,Ku’ae,Iki and me.

The first activity was running. We ran three laps around the courts. Our house completed the run in 2 minute and 55 seconds.

The second activity was push ups. The best male push up participant was Tangimetua  and the best female participants were Candice and Kalo.

Then we all did sit ups. This activity was very challenging.I felt very happy and tired after this activity.

Next we took part in the shuttle run.We had to sprint to the centre of the courts and back to our base for this activity.It was very tiring.

Finally we gathered at the starting point to decide on the scores. Then we went back to our classroom to tally the scores.

The Scores

House Points
Push Ups
Sit Ups
Shuttle Run

I felt very happy and tired after this challenge.We will try our best to come first in the next challenge.

By Richie


Catch that thief

Long ago, there were four teenagers that lived together in a secret hide out and their names were Starfire, Beast Boy, Robin, and Cyborg.

All 4 teenagers were like ninjas, but there was a super Villain that tried to stop the four ninjas and take over the world. His name was Deathstroke. Deathstroke was very bad and he was always trying to kill the president but the 4 ninjas were always there to stop him. But then Deathstroke had a plan. His plan was to steal the power cell to transfer the power to himself so he could be INDESTRUCTIBLE. Deathstroke sneaked into the power room but he did not know he had crossed the red laser. The alarm went on. Then the 4 ninjas came out of nowhere and took him to the police. The police locked him in jail. Officer Wills Said,’’You are going to be in jail for a lifetime”.  

Seven years later, the 4 teenagers  became adults and  the police discovered that Deathstroke was not in his cell. “Look there is a hole, he must have escaped from jail,” said officer Will. The 4 ninjas rushed to the power cell room but the power room was locked. Cyborg used his laser to melt the door. When they opened the door, the power cell was replaced with a bomb. The bomb blew up 5 seconds after they opened the door. BOOM.

Starfire and Robin were injured very badly. Starfire ended up with a broken leg and a broken arm and Robin ended up with broken a arm and two big pieces of glass landed on his leg. It was up to Beast Boy and Cyborg to stop Deathstroke. Beast boy and Cyborg used the police GPS to track Deathstroke. When they found Deathstroke, Cyborg and Beastboy had a plan to baricade his house with iron bars. Beast boy and Cyborg went inside the house to fight Deathstroke. Deathstroke had another bomb.  Then Beast Boy said, “Cyborg, go and get the power cell and get out of here’’.
“No get out of here,” said Beast boy.  When Cyborg melted the iron bars and flew away, the house blew up and Deathstroke died. When Cyborg went to give the power cell to the president he went straight to Beast boy  to check if he was still breathing. Five minutes later, Beast boy woke up with lots of pain. He was rushed to the hospital.  The doctors said that Beast Boy has to go through surgery . Beastboy had to stay in hospital for three months.  

When Starfire, Robin and Beast boy came out of the hospital, the four ninjas went to the President and got 1 million dollars as their prize. After that, the four ninjas flew to New Zealand and got 3 million dollars
from John Key. The four ninjas decided to live in New Zealand and the four ninjas lived happily ever after but not Deathstroke.        Image result for teen titans go cyborg transparent                                       
Cyborg      Robin      Beast Boy    Starfire

By Siosaia