Friday, 22 August 2014

Afghanistan Travelers

3) Explain how you have tried to imitate the way the passengers would have been squashed and crammed together.

On that very small boat the little boy and his father were very squashed and hungry because they did not have enough food water and not enough space to move around. Also on the charter boat it took them almost 7 to 8 days that is a whole week. It must have been so hard because the boat was only meant to hold 70 but it held 438.

As you can see Khaia at the back is looking really angry because she is squashed and uncomfortable.
The reason we have our arms around our legs is because we have been told by our teacher Mr Goodwin to act like we are on the boat and we are squashed and unbearable. We all felt awkward and nervous because we didn't know what might happen.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


1) Why did the family in the story leave Afghanistan?
Because they didn't want to live with the
Taleban and the awful rules.

2) Why didn't the kid in the story go to school?
His father didn't approve of the schools that
the Taleban had set up.

3) How did the kid in the story learn to read and write?
His father taught him.

4) What is the capital of Afghanistan?
The Capital is Kabul.

5) Describe the toilet on the boat.
It was a wooden hole with no walls for privacy.

6) How did they first know something was wrong on their journey to Christmas island?
They knew something was wrong because
it was only meant to take 36 hours but it took
them five days and they still weren't there.

7) What was the ship from Norway called?
It was called the MV Tampa.

8) Where did they go after Papua New Guinea?
They went to Nauru.

9) Who got to go to New Zealand?

Only family and people under 18


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Saturday, 16 August 2014

My Diamante Building Poem

Mrs garden took class 6 outside to look at our knew classes that are still being made. She took us out so that we could look around and try to figure out words for our diamante poem about building

Thursday, 14 August 2014

1974 Commonwealth Games

Diamante War Poem

In class 6 Mrs Garden & Mr Goodwin gave us a task to write a diamante poem about the war, so we found out that a diamante poem is a poem that is in diamond shape it was really hard to find the right words until Mrs Garden showed me a site called thesaurus.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Cook Island Quiz: Answers

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Monday, 4 August 2014

Valerie Adams

Finally the day has come where all the Commonwealth countries come together to compete against each other. My favourite part is the fantastic opening ceremony where the crowd roars with excitement responding to the spectacular special effects and awesome dancers.

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The countries that I am supporting are Samoa and New Zealand. Samoa is where I come from and New Zealand is where I’m living. I am cheering for NZ because Valerie Adams is in shot put, I know she will get a golden medal.

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It was a night for record breaking, Valerie Adams first attempt was a no throw for stepping over the line. Then her final throw was 19.31m further than silver medalist and her close friend, Trinidad and Tobago's Cleo 18.57m. Canada’s Julie Labonte won bronze with 17.58m.

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Valerie Adams was a really great sports women. I think that in the Olympics she will be really better. She is a great role model for all of the pacific children.

I had no doubt in Valerie, of course she would have come first she trains like almost everyday.  Although there was many great .