Thursday, 19 October 2017


Today my reading group read an article called "Where Shall We Put The Turbine?" It's all about some students from St Peter's College studying about wind turbines. The students were talking about how they wanted to add a turbine in the school. They had to learn how to understand the wind symbols. After exploring and thinking of the cons and pros of building the wind turbine somewhere, they decided that they would place it on top of the gym. The only problem was that the school didn't have enough money to build one.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Goals For Term 4

These are my new goals for the last term of the year. I set these goals for myself because I need to improve on these a lot. I hope that I can achieve them all this time!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Riiana's Learning Goals Reflection

These are my goals from term one. I've achieved all except for one, writing. I'm still proud of myself. The reason I didn't achieve it is because I hardly use a plan. 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Running Our Government

I believe that Labour is going to run our government because of Jacinda's policies affecting others in a positive way and her reputation. 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

A Book Report On...

In Room 10 we've been working on writing a report. Our first one was about our text we read, a book report. For example, my group read a book called Te Tiriti O Waitangi so we did a report based on that.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Te Tiriti O Waitangi

On Monday Harry Potter, also known as the reading group I'm in, read a book called Te Tiriti O Waitangi. This article is just about all the progress going towards the Treaty being signed and after it was signed. While reading with my group, a certain paragraphed had caught my attention.
Over the years some parts of the Treaty have caused a lot of debate. This debate is about the te reo Maori words used in the Treaty. Did those words really mean the same thing as the words used in the English version of the Treaty?
I'd recommend reading this article for a lot more information on the Treaty and Waitangi.  It had a lot information that I was not expecting to come across. It was really helpful.

Thursday, 17 August 2017


I remember the day I got my most precious darling, Bugzy. It had shocked me a lot that day. I wasn't expecting to get a kitten at all, especially because Mum had told me we weren't allowed one.

At some point during February of this year Frank and I had to come along with Mum to a birthday party. It was being held at the Panmure Pools and it didn't start until somewhere in the afternoon. Frank and I reluctantly started packing our swimming gear once it was close to the time we had to leave the house. We were taking years to gather our things. It wasn't even that difficult. The whole time I was complaining about being forced to go but, it was in my mind. Since Mum realised we were taking so long, she decided to heat up the car and that got us moving quicker. Of course, I beat him at getting organised. We all hopped in the car and drove off, heading for the Panmure Pools.

Once we arrived, we got our wristbands to allow entry and to go on the slide. We strolled through the gates, leading to the outside pools. Mum was trying to find where her friend was at while Frank and I were just following her. The outside area isn't that big so it didn't take very long to find them. We could see her friend and her family were sitting near this little wooden picnic table in the front of the entrance to the slide. They had a barbecue going and some drinks, along with the cake and some snacks. Frank and I decided to have a race to see who got changed the fastest. We both speed walked all the way back to the gate we had come through, and then made a turn to the right and it was on. The girls changing room was closer so of course I was ahead. It was very empty and you could hear your footsteps slap against the cold, solid floor. I could feel a draft from time to time as well. I made a run for one of the stalls to get changed, not expecting to see a woman standing there doing whatever. That startled me a lot. I managed to get in one, lock it and place the bag on the door handle without causing too much noise. After struggling to take my jumper off, I chucked my shoes in the bag where the towel and my togs, which are now on me, were. I unlocked the door and darted out of a different entrance, looking around to try and find Frank. I couldn't see him so I continued on. I made it to the table with all the people, with Frank being in second place. To start the day off properly, Frank and I both headed for the huge giant blue slide which you wouldn't be able to miss.

A couple hours has passed by then and I was in the outside pool hanging out with Shakaia. That's when I noticed my mum holding a little furry buddy. It was as black as the night but eyes shiny gold, not able to miss. She walked towards me with the kitty and said with a straight face, "This is your cat. You better take care of it." Or something like that. Shakaia then announced that she had to go now so she left the pool and trotted off. I swam to the nearest wall, hopped onto it and then headed towards Mum. I was more than excited to be able to hug the cat and keep one for myself! I dried myself with my towel I had brought and then asked if I could hold the cat. He was in a box and was being fed some of the snacks there were. I don't remember the exact things he ate but I do remember that he was eating.

More hours have passed and I was in the car with the cat sitting in a small, cardboard box, on my lap. We went a few places before we actually went home. We went to Countdown and people were amazed at how a tiny kitty was sitting at the front of the car, blocking the view. Next we went to Carl's Jr. While Mum was inside a family walked by the car and Bugzy was still in the same position, in the same spot as he was when we went to Countdown. They gave a stare and a smile at the kitty. We finally got back home and I decided to hang out with my kitty.  I got the honor of naming him so I named him Bugzy. Nowadays he's very energetic and playful.