Friday, September 24, 2010

Long long ago...

Kahu saw the fairy people catch lots of fish in their big strong nets. By Sulieti.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The concrete mixer..

The squishy concrete is falling out of the long massive pipe.(Dictated to the teacher) By Maurice

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The yellow digger comes to school

The builders are using their big diggers to build new classrooms for the Pt.England children. By Aaron.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Treasure hunt

The mean and scary pirates are looking for treasure. By Henry (Dictated to the teacher)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bob the builder

The builders are mixing the concrete to make classroom for the Year 7's and Year 8"s. The concrete is soft and sloshy. By Izac

Friday, September 17, 2010

The landing. . .

Can you see the taniwha at the front of my waka? He scared all the dangerous sea creatures so the mighty maori mariners can be safe. I can see the sparkling blue ocean and the golden sand!
The logs are for rolling the waka up onto the beach.
I unpacked the coconuts and some chickens to eat. We bought them on our journey.
"I'm so glad we have reached land. . ."

By Isaac

My school trip

The captain said in his microphone, Devonport boat is coming to take the people off the ferry and go back to Auckland City to bring some other people. I made a volcano with Lomio-Lee.When we went back to Auckland City we went in the ferry and the waves splashed in our face.By Aaron

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Treasure hunt...

The pirates on the ship are trying to find the treasure.(Dictated to the teacher) By Johnlee.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When I grow up...

I am dreaming to be like a pirate. By Lomio-Lee

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Digger comes to school

The noisy digger is digging a big hole in the ground.(Dictated to the teacher) By Henry

Monday, September 13, 2010

Roll on, roll on!

They travelled for months and months. . . Suddenly, they saw Aotearoa and sailed close to the land. They were soooooo excited to see a new land.
The next job was to drag the waka onto the golden beach, so they cut tall native trees down.
Then they rolled it over the logs like in the book "Five Green Speckled Frogs"! They dragged the waka with a rope made out of cocnut fibre.
Finally they unloaded coconuts, a juicy pig and the bananas they had left, onto the beach to save for dinner.


I catch a fish. I go with my dad in a boat. By Lanzie

Friday, September 10, 2010

Paddling to a new land!

"This is me pretending to be a mighty Maori mariner. I am paddling on a waka to Aotearoa.
When I get to Aotearoa I'm going to jump off the waka and kiss the sand on the golden beach!"
(Dictated to the Teacher)

Land ahoy!!

My waka's sail is made out of coconut fibre rope and woven pandanus leaves.
I am just sailing close to a new land and I can see the snow capped mountains.
"Thank goodness we have a fat juicy pig to cook tonight. . ."
By Danielle

Courageous mighty Maori mariners

Imagine landing on the beach. . ."I'm going to kiss the land because I made it to Aotearoa."
Tall native trees greeted the mighty maori mariners. Brave and courageous mariners suddenly saw the golden shoreline of the beach!
Next they had to cut the trees down into logs, and roll the waka on the logs so the waka can get onto the beach.
If I was a mariner I would build a waka and bring a friend and we would travel together . . .

Fish for dinner

I catch lots of fish with my brother. When my mum saw our fish she said "Oh! that looks yum."(Dictated to the teacher) By Maurice.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The winner gets it all...

When I run really fast and come out first in the race I will get a big trophy.(Dictated to the teacher) By Taane

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our trip

I am buzzing with excitment. Team One are going in a ferry. By Johnlee

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I am a 6 year old girl and I came second in the cross country.By Melaia

Monday, September 6, 2010


During the weekend I played with my pet Chloe. Mum played with Chloe too and she ran and ran.
By Mya

Venetias waka hourua

A special appearance by...

Ronald McDonald lost his red and white stripy sock. He said we have to walk on the house side of the footpath.Watch out for the cars! By Henry

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rimas first waka picture. . .

This is my waka sailing on the wonderful, wavy water.
My mighty Maori mariner is paddling the waka to discover New Zealand like me, because I came from Burma on a boat to New Zealand as well!

By Rima (dictated to the teacher)

Shylas waka hourua

Here is my twin hulled waka. It is sailing into the sparkling sea. My waka hourua has a wooden platform for sleeping, and keeping food and supplies safe. They bought coconuts, bananas and chickens and dogs to survive the treacherous waves!

(Dictated to Teacher)
By Shyla

Room 2 Mighty Mariners Movie

Look and listen to the incredible writing Room 2 has created about
Kupe and his journey of discovery of Aotearoa.
The entire story (which we have been working on for 6 weeks)
is at the end of the movie. See if you can keep up and read it aloud to someone else!!

Room 2 kids and Miss Wild

Dinner time

The Mighty Maori Mariners catch some fish to eat.(Dictated to the teacher)By Melaia

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ronald Mc Donald at Pt England

Ronald Mc Donald came to Pt England School to teach us how to cross the road. He lost his sock and we had to help him find it.
By Junior (Dicatated to the teacher)

Rain rain go away..

I belong to Taki Timu. It is still raining hard so we going to have cross country another day.By Maurice

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My friend

When I am on the playground, Mr. Burt says " Are you alright?" He always looks after me.(Dictated to the teacher) By Lomio-Lee.