Friday, 28 October 2016

Writing Term 4 'How Maui Found The Secret of Fire

Retold by Noah
One Relaxing Evening  Gazing into my flaming fire I wondered to myself “What would happen if all Fires went out,How would we make any more flames,How does fire become… Fire!” Everyone always lit our fire from other flames.(A lightbulb appeared above my head)

So Me myself the Maori trickster snuck out of my Whare one dark moonless Friday night and put out all the fires in the Pa, of course with a bucket of water.The Next Day…

Everyone was furious with me “You Tutai! You Dumbo! You big Mischief!Now you’re going to have to get another flame from the Volcano”. I had no other choice but to set off with No One except my friends ‘The Birds’ Pukeko, Piwakawaka, Kiwi, Tui, And Rupe, I told them we were going on an Adventure…

We were moving like a tank through the forest bowling every scruffy soaked bush down with my strong brown patu.Suddenly there was a Blaaaaaa!!! “What on earth is that” I questioned the birds “I don’t know” Replied the Piwakawaka and yes that’s right birds can talk!We peeked around the corner of a flax bush with our heads piling up and saw a trail that leads into a really clear beautiful beach. Walking out into the open beach (With no suspicion about the noise) we glanced with a gasp “WOW” Commented all of us at the same time BUT as we stumbled into the smooth warm sand in the corner of my eye I saw a Man-Eating Predator beating big scary WARRIOR! “BLAAAAA!” He pukanad Extremely loud! And threw a sharp thin tall taiaha at me.Whistle!Was the sound as it battled the wind and came zooming at my leg “GAME OVER,Your dead Maui” Said the Tui but luckily I used my James Bond skills (and so did the birds) and dived out of the trail into the bushes while the fearsome weapon came springing at us.While diving/dodging the taiaha, I threw my patu at The Warriors Head and BOOM! That was the noise of me giving him a bash. “What do we do” said the Piwakawaka “Ummmmm RUN!” Screamed the Pukeko as all of us dashed out of our current location…

Finally We made it outside of the Lava Spitting Volcano “Stay here my friends I shall go alone” I commanded to the Birds “Yo” Said the kiwi as it prepared to sunbathed.I strolled in and went to ask for a flame.

Scrambling into the burning volcano I saw an old lady with long grey hair and the most wrinkles ever! And she was STEAMING HOT if you touched her it will feel like you are holding 1,000,000 Burning Suns,but the weird thing is…  I think she was my aunty!“May I please have a Flame for my Pa” I asked Politely to Mahuika the goddess of fire “Sure Maui But take GOOD care of these flames, they are really precious and remember I only have 10” She answered “I will take care and I know there’s only 10” I replied.

As I was sprinting out of the horrific Volcano I tripped up on a root out of a TREE but luckily I still took good care of the flame, I stood back up and told the birds “I have a special flame,But I’m still curious of how does fire become… fire!” So I dropped the flame in the stream nearby and went back in and kept on doing the same thing every time, except with different excuse of course. “I stubbed my toe, a eel Snatched it off me, I thought it was cool so I chucked it in the air and it landed on my foot OUCH!, It was windy, it was raining, I ran into a tree, I had an itch on my face then I accidentally blew it out,I was making fun of a taniwha and he gave me a hiding, I put it down on the grass so I could play some rugby”. And Every single one worked.She was onto her LAST FLAME.

Mahuika was crazy!!! She got bigger bigger bigger and even Bigger,She was Honestly MASSIVE, It was like she was a 8 metre Helium Balloon! “This is what happens when you put out all my flames” She yelped with anger as she began floating into the air suddenly there was a grenade-sounding beeping noise and the Tyrannosaurus Rex-sized Volcano began shaking like there was a hurricane, or earthquake, Maybe even COMBINED! “Get the branches from the tree outside!!!Quick!” Mahuika screamed with rush “Ok” I replied as I dashed out of the mighty heat flowing lair.

I sprung up the tree like I was Bionic??????And R.K.Oed a lot of little branches and Victory dived into the stream of course while the Rumbling lava-leaking Volcano Exploded with a KABOOM!!! SSSSSSSSSS!!! Was the noise of the lava as it faced into the soaked grass.”Let’s GO!” I yelped to the birds so I Morphed into a Hawk and Flew Back to the Pa.

“HOORAY!!!” Yelled Everyone at the Pa So I morphed back to myself and rubbed the tree’s little branches on a hard piece of wood at east of the little Pa and it LIT!!! YAY!! “Skux fulla Maui,My man! You are a hero” Celebrated all the civilization at the Pa. Suddenly… The whole Pa Caught fire!!! “Uh Oh I think I might have to do a Victory Dive again!” “AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!”.

Meanwhile back at the Volcano… “This is awesome aye bro” said the kiwi as he turned over and saw a massive flame “Maui” said the Kiwi as he took off his shades and cucumbers ”AHHHHHH!!” He screamed as he jumped out of his all black shirt and flew back to the Burning Pa “Maui! DID YOU FIND THE SECRET OF FIRE???”


What was Tricky?

What was tricky was probably staying on the story because usually I would carry on in my way but this time I had to stick to the story

What could I improve on?

I could improve on my beginning because I didn’t Really put much info at the start.

What am I Most proud of?

I am most proud of my descriptive words because I think I used description in every paragraph

Written By Noah Rogers

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

PBL Sonny Bill Williams Term 3

BTW Sonny bill Williams is a New Zealand  rugby union player and professional boxer  he also played in the 2016 Rio Olympics in rugby sevens he was raised in Auckland,NZ he is 31 years of age.  
Here is a couple pics of sonny bill                                    Sonny-Bill-Williams-celebhealthy_com.jpg

What was Sonny Bill’s early life like?
Was born in Auckland 3/8/1985.Living with his parents who his dad is Samoan and his mum Lee who was a European New Zealander including English,Scottish and Irish Descent.SBW’s grandmother was Australian which made him want to play for the Australian League teams.The School he went to was Mount Albert Grammar School of course in auckland    

2. How many teams has sonny played for?.
A:10 Teams (Bulldogs ,Roosters, Toulon, Canterbury, Crusaders, Chiefs, Panasonic ,Counties Chiefs ,Rugby Sevens
3. Who inspired sbw to be in the olympics ?
A:Muhammad Ali inspired SBW to be in the rio olympics      

4. What was it like when he Debut for the All Blacks?
A:All Blacks Vs England 9 November 2010

5. Why did Sonny Bill say yes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and other rugby union players said NO?
A:It blew Sonny Bill’s mind away,the opportunity to go to the Olympics to be named an Olympian it’s not just about trying to win a medal but to be able to say you’re an Olympian.
Noah: Hello Audience and welcome to the PV Newshub Studio and our Reporters today are Noah Rogers and Chahat Dhami.

Chahat:That’s me.And today for our news we had two interviewers Noah & Chahat….

Noah:Went to go interview former All black Sonny Bill Williams!!!So here is the tape……….....Change the cam!

Chahat:Hey guys It’s Chahat and Noah and we are interviewing SBW!

Noah: Oh are we!

Chahat:Yeah we are………….Where is he!!!

Noah:Oh he left! About 3 hours ago (NOAH Stays there and doesn’t do anything)

Chahat: Go Get Him!!!

Noah:Okay yes madam! (Marches away)

(Jaden comes in with his Fabulous gear)

Jaden: oh Hi Noah & Chahat I just went to leave until Noah came to get me!

Noah: (Comes running back puffing) Hi!

Chahat: Kia ora oh he didn’t know were interviewing you!

Jaden: OH!

Chahat: Anyway Sonny bill would it be okay if we asked you a few question

Jaden: Yeah!

Chahat: Okay first is first what was your early life and family  like?

Jaden:I was born in Auckland 3 of August 1985.Living with my parents with my dad John who is Samoan and My mum Lee who was a European New Zealander including English,Scottish and Irish Descent.My grandmother was Australian which made me want to play for the Australian League teams.The School I went to was Mount Albert Grammar School of course in auckland, So yeah that’s my early life.

Chahat:Wow! that was a lot more info that I thought it would be!

Noah:What Rugby union teams have you played for?

Jaden:Ummmm Toulon, NZ,Chiefs,Counties,Canterbury,And Crusaders also Panasonic


Chahat:Excuse Me Sonny Bill can you please tell us some interesting facts about yourself?

Jaden: Sure,Believe it or Not! I was the 2nd person to represent NZ in rugby union after first playing for the country in rugby league.Also I have played for 10 Rugby Teams!

Chaahat:And they are

Jaden:Bulldogs,Roosters,Toulon,Canterbury,Crusaders,Chiefs 2x, Panasonic,Counties,Rugby Sevens
Chahat: WOW!

Jaden: I know!

Noah:Why did you choose to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?

Jaden: Well Honestly It blew my mind away v6 for ,the opportunity to go to the Olympics to be called an Olympian It’s not just about trying to win a medal but to be able to say you’re an Olympian

Noah: Okay See you After the break

Bottle Flipping ad IS ON

Noah: Kia roa People welcome back to the PV Newshub when we are interviewing Sonny Bill Williams!(Applause)
Noah: Anyway back to the question, Since you were a Boxing Heavyweight CHAMPION,Can you show us some moves?

Jaden: Yes (Jaden does his moves)

Noah: Wow so cool

Chahat: That is pretty impressive   

Noah: When was your first debut for the All Blacks?

Jaden: My Debut was All Blacks Vs England 9 November 2010 i am pretty sure

Noah: Wow That’s a long time!Anyway thank you for watching channel 21 PV News Hub  

Callan: cut


The learning muscles I used was Collaboration by talking and agreeing and disagreeing. and resourcefulness for the props like the for the microphones we had to use diffrent things like paint brushes and glue sticks. And managing distraction .

The learning muscle I used was the Collaboration muscle by Us all agreeing on what we will do.
I also used probably the managing distractions because heaps of people constantly said “Noah come over here And look at this”  so I didn't go

The first learning muscle I used would be collaboration we worked pretty well together (example . We were agreed what in who we will interview.)

The second muscle I used would be managing distractions because people kept on distracting us when we were filming

Paora Winitana!!!

Parkvale School News!
Parkvale’s Big SURPRISE!
Reporter:Noah Rogers
IMG_2271.JPGBreaking News! Olympic Ambassador Paora Winitana has entered Parkvale School Hall! Paora Introduced Himself and talked about his career. Paora had some laughs and some serious Times But most times were AWESOME!!!
Quick Facts About Paora
Favourite Food: Pasta and Salad.
Favourite Movie: Braveheart.
Favourite Music: Slow Jams.
Childhood heroes: His Mum and Michael Jordan.
Current Favourite Athletes: Kobe Bryant, Lebron James & Usain Bolt.
Most Rewarding Moment in Sport: Getting into the 2004 Olympic Team.
Talents other than sport:He loves being a husband and father. He enjoys graphic design and art.
Biggest Injury:Bone bruising to his cuboid bone (16 Months).
Biggest Sacrifice:Time away from his wife and sons.
Job outside Sport:Co-Director of his own Basketball Academy, He also provide leadership workshops for schools.
More Facts:He likes salsa dancing,art, reading a great book and wrestling with his sons.

Paora came in at the date of 30/7/16 with his basketball.Paora has 4 sons and 1 Wife. Me myself Noah Rogers knows Paora Personally by 2 of his sons Mana and Neafi and infact he coaches my basketball team. But anyway back to the news, Paora came and gave a few people with their hands up a CHALLENGE which I will talk about right now.

First up was Navjot and he had to throw up the basketball in the air and clap 5 times BUT he only got 1 bounce the first 2 attempts failed but hey! Never Give up (John Cena) the 1st Attempt it landed on his noggin!!! But did Navjot give up??? Hell NAAA! But in the 3rd try he did it!

Next was Keisha and she had to dribble the width of the hall and she did it like it was easy peasy lemon dolphin dive easy. BUT (you were probably expecting that) Paora gave her a harder challenge, It was to go to the width of the hall and dribble it BEHIND HER BACK then go back. And again she failed the 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th time but did she give up??? NAAAA! She tried the 5th time and she DID IT (With the help of confidence)!!!

Paora told Parkvale School about the five Olympic Values and what to do if you get shut down/sad. The five values were Respect, Balance your life out, Pursuit of excellence, Friendship and 1 more.Oh I forgot to tell you I WAS THERE! And while I was watching Keisha Paora pointed into the crowd and said “Ummm who’s that? Noah! My man!” and everyone looked at me! Anyway Paora brought all 3 Basketball singlets Hawks Number 8, Breakers number 8, and Tall Blacks number 9.After the fun Paora had to leave so Parkvale all waved goodbye.IMG_2353.JPGIMG_2280.JPG

But WAIT! Paora wanted a SELFIE! Parkvale were so relieved and they took a mighty fine selfie indeed.IMG_2379.JPGIMG_2374.JPG


What was something you found tricky and why did you find it tricky?
I found writing it tricky because I’m used to writing a normal story and not news stories or explanations

What are you most proud of?
Probably what I’m most proud of in my story were my organization like paragraphs and more (I forgot the rest!)

What is 1 thing you need to improve upon?
Maybe a bit more writing/detail about Paora

Friday, 19 August 2016

P.E Boccia

On Wednesday Kauri 1211 did some PE and we did BOCCIA and boccia is a Paralympic sport that people with disabilities can play. 
Boccia is a fun way to empathize and see what it's like to be in other people's shoes.
Kauri 1211 are learning to empathize and listen to others who have disabilities. 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Calendar Art!

Calendar Art
So today (1/9/2016) finished my koru calendar art,So what we had to do is make a piece of artwork with a koru and what it means.



What does it mean?
It means that I love my family heaps, there is a line in the middle because my family is split but I still love them.

What is good?
What was good about my work was probably the design of it.

What could I improve?
Maybe Colour it in a bit more and fill in the white spots

P.E Reflection Noah

Building Learning Power - Reflecting on Boccia - P.E Noah

What went well? Why? How?
My team that I was teaching listened for a little bit and they went good

How did it feel as a Teacher when playing Boccia?

It felt like I was stepping up a level and being a teacher

What Learning muscle did you use?

The learning muscle I used was the Managing Distractions because I didn’t pay attention to any other games I kept focus to the game Callan and I were running.

One thing I could improve on is …..
Taking more leadership in my team