Friday, December 4, 2009

Fiafia Day at Yendarra School


Today was the day that the Year Fives and Year Sixes from Yendarra school
had to have a special performance. It was called the fiafia day. First the Maori
kapa haka group got up on the stage under the canopy. The Maori group sang 5 songs.
After the wonderful singing of the Maori kappa haka group, the Tongan group got up on stage and sung 3 lovely special songs. Lavania from Room 14, Tamyka from Room 1 and all of the other people from the Tongan group were amazing singers. People shouted and screamed. The cook Island children were just amazing as well. Miss Greig’s group who were the Cook Island group were outstanding.

Parents got up and started doing the Cook Islands dance. The parents they were funny and crazy. Eventually the Samoan’s got up and performed, everyone were cheering for the Samoans

After the singing and dancing Mrs Dunlop told us some very sad news. She said Mrs Fuli is leaving. People were sad. That day the MCs from Yendarra school were Shiroh Tata, Mele and Michael Puli.

A postcard from Rotorua

In Room 14, we have been going on imaginary vacations to different places all around New Zealand. At each stop, we have to send a postcard to Miss Venturi, our teacher, to let her know what we've been getting up to. Here is Temura's postcard from Rotorua.

Dear Miss Venturi

When I went to Rotorua I visited the luge and it was scary as can be but wait there’s more, I went bungy jumping down a tall tower, then the pools it was awesome fun. My best bit was the spa, you know us girls and how we feel about our spa! Right? We love it. I went in the hot mud pools and then had a massage, it was so peaceful with my family in Rotorua. I love holidays and they LOVE me!

Love Temura U. Shelley

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How the Kiwi lost its wings

Room 14 retold the legend of how the Kiwi lost its wings.

One day, Puki the Kiwi was wondering around in the forest
looking for huhu grubs to eat. “Oh Puki, I feel so sorry for
you! Down there on the ground, unable to fly up high into the trees and sit on the branches.” A voice echoed out of the fresh green trees. Puki knew it was a little rewirewi bird. “Oh rewirewi you don’t need to feel sorry for me.” “Long, long ago I could fly up in to the fresh green trees just like you.” Wa wa wa what do you mean?” Rewirewi replied. “Yeah I could. But then ……”

Millions and millions of bugs came and took over the forest floor, making it look yellow and ugly. So then Tane asked all of the birds if they could live on the ground. But then they said “Sorry Tane but I like living in the trees where the sun is nice and hot”. Then when Tane asked Puki to live on the earth Puki said “Yes I will do it, I will live on the earth, I will give up my wings so that I can be the icon of New Zealand and help our country to survive. That is how I lost my wings!”