Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Art colouring book remake

School has ended, but we still need to fuel our brains by learning. So I will be doing the summer learning journey throughout the whole summer! This is a starter activity that I have done, there is a site called Art Colouring book which allows you to recolour famous paintings. I picked the painting above because even though it is very simple I chose it because I could be creative with the colours.  I hope you stay tuned for more activity's throughout the holidays. 

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Extension Reflection 2020

 So many  words can describe this year, but there have been many highlights, one of them is EXTENSION! It has been a roller coster of emotions and has been a tough time for my brain, but things still went fun and smoothly. When lockdown came everything took a turn, we had online classes and didn't have much learning. When we came back to school we were in for a big shock there was a lot to catch up on!

We had a good time in the new extension, but there were still those little things that we had to do. Hand Sanitiser, cleaning and social distancing. It was hard but we got through it, and soon enough we had gotten out of the Covid-19 situation. 

Back on we started doing more fun activities and everyone really enjoyed it. Overall I loved it and my biggest highlight is the Secret Santa which we did today! We had heaps of fun and I really hope that i'm in next year.

Art Alive DLO - Extension

This is my Art Alive paideia for extension. It is all about the brief history of Art collectors. I did this with Roman and Angelica. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, 4 December 2020

Art Alive Art Exhibition

This is a picture of me with my 5 cultural designs from 5 different cultures, Maori, Niuean, Samoan, Tongan and Cook islands. I have made this over the past 7 weeks and it has been super fun. We had an art exhibition where we walked around the whole school and looked at other peoples art. 


Wednesday, 25 November 2020

TOP 5 TIPS for future Camp Bentzon Campers ...

Camp Bentzon Kawau Island

Dear Future Campers this is not a letter about how fun Camp Bentzon is, it is a heads up on what to expect while at Camp Bentzon. Trust me you will NEED this advice because the teachers say that “Camp Bentzon is a place where you will learn life skills” and you do, but you're going on a real camp, in the forest!

TOP TIP #1:  If you do happen to wake up early and need to go to the toilet don’t sit there and wait, make as much noise as you can! Now this will definitely get you in trouble, but on the other hand a teacher will come in and you can ask them if you can go to the toilet. (Maybe wait until everyone's awake)

TOP TIP #2:  Pack clothes for after your shower! You would usually have a shower 1-2 hours before dinner, and after your shower if you don’t want to wear your PJ’s you need more clothes, you don’t want to wear dirty clothes. So you need to pack EXTRA clothes.

TOP TIP #3:  Always wear Jandals or Slides in the Shower/Bathroom. Why? I mean NO offence to the camp owners, but the bathrooms get very unhygienic when girls and boys have been using them. You want to make sure that you aren’t bringing wet, dirty feet into your cabin. 

TOP TIP #4:  If you're going to pack lollies, chocolates, chips, fizzy drinks or anything like that,  pack them at the bottom of your big bag. Don’t pack them in your day bag with your lunch, because it will be too heavy for the day while you're carrying it around.

TOP TIP #5:  If you want to bring your fancy shoes, also bring a pair of shoes that you can put on easily. I can’t tell you the reason, but you will thank me when you go down stairs, go out to the grass and do something horrifying!

You probably think that these tips were tips that you would obviously remember, but trust me I forgot most of these. With these TOP 5 TIPS you will have a tidy, organised, non-stressful camp! HAVE HEAPS OF FUN!

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Cultural Patterns

This term we have been learning about different art designs from 5 different pacific country's. We have drawn little panels and found out what the designs mean. I hope you enjoy while learning something new!

Extension Art Alive - 2020 Artwork

This is a piece of Artwork I have been working on for the past 5 weeks. I am Tongan and Pakeha so I have made a nature scenery, but have also added some Tongan elements and designs. I have made the Tongan shield and made it a bit lighter so you could still see the background. In my background I have a mountain and a sunset. In my middle ground I have the sea, and in the for ground I have rocks, a bird, patterns and beautiful nature. Please enjoy my artwork!


Monday, 23 November 2020

Journal Word Find - Dangerous Games

This week we went back to our room 6,7 and 8 individual classrooms. This is a word find that I have made about the text: Dangerous Games. I hope you enjoy while learning something new!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Cook Island Art Forms - 4 Facts

These are 4 facts all about Cook Island art forms (the Tivaevae). We are learning about the Tivaevae and it has been super fun so far. I hope you enjoy while learning something new!


Cook Islands Tivaevae - Response to Text

 Cook Islands Tivaevae: 

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  1. What does Tivaevae mean?

  1. To cook b) to sew or patch

c) To knit d) to laugh

2.  What are Tivaevae?

a) Tea Towels b) Pillow Cases

c) Sheets d) Duvets

3. When were Tivaevae bedspreads introduced by French nuns?

a) eighteenth century b) nineteenth century

c) twentieth century d) twenty first century

The Pange

4. What is a pange?

-> A Pange can be up to 8 women, it is a group that makes the Tivaevae, but they can also sing,dance and eat together.

5. What is a ta’unga?

a) a type of tivaevae b) an expert

c) cutting materials d) patterns and colours

Making the Tīvaevae

6. Which are not part of the three types of Tīvaevae?

a) tīvaevae manu b) tīvaevae tātaura

c) tīvaevae tā’ōrei d) tivaevae tāmoumou

7.  Which best describes what Tivaevae manu?

  1. It uses only four colours and two pieces of material. 

  2. It uses only one colour and one piece of material.

  3. It uses only two colours and two pieces of material.

  4. It uses only two colours and three pieces of material.

8. How is Tīvaevae tātaura formed?

  1. Using glue and paste b) using embroidered 

c) having separate pieces pieced together d) using chromebook

Monday, 9 November 2020

Multiplication with decimals #4

We have been practising different multiplication problems with decimals, and it has been super fun! This is my maths task for today, I hope you enjoy while learning something new.

Cook Island History - 4 facts

This week we are learning about a different Pacific Island, which is the Cook Islands! Today we are learning about the history of the Cook Islands, these are 4 facts about just that. So I hope you enjoy while learning something new.


Cook Island History - Response to Text

 Cook Islands History: 

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About Cook Islands:

1. How many islands are said to be on Cook Islands?

a) 3 b) 10

c) 15 d) 88

2. Which island is not located beside the Cook Islands?

a) New Zealand b) Tonga

c) French Polynesia d) American Samoa

3. How did Cook Islands get their name?

a) From coke cola b) from James Cook 

c) from chocolate d) from Cocoa Chanel

Cook Islands History:

4. Where did the first Cook Islands arrive from?

a) Hawaii b) Tahiti

c) New Zealand d) Hervey Island

5. What does Cook Islands not do for art?

a) wood carving b) piercing

c) weaving d) tivaevae

6. True or False: Captain James Cook named Cook Islands ?

a) True b) False

Wood carving: 

7. Rarotonga is famous for its carving …. 

  1. its wooden seats b) of fisherman’s gods and staff-gods

c) it’s ceremonial adzes d) pencils

8. What islands are not mentioned for wood carving?

a) Mitiaro b) Mauke

c) Atiu d) Pukapuka

9. True or false: The wooden carvings had to be blessed before stood up?

a) True b) False

10. How can you identify where people are from in Cook Islands?

→the way they carve

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Tongan Patterns and Designs - Response to Text

Tongan Patterns and Designs: 

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Coat of Arms of Tonga - Tongan Sila:

1. When was the Tongan Sila designed?

a) 1865 b) 1875

c) 1876 d) 1877

2. What does the crown in the Tongan Sila mean?

→It represents the king and the kingdom of Tonga

3. What do the three swords represent?

→the three generations of kings who rule Tonga before it became one

Ha’amonga ‘a Maui:

4. Where is the stone located?

a) Cook Islands b) Samoa

c) Tonga d) Niue

5. Who is the story of the stone wall about?

a) A mother and her two daughters b) A mother and her two sons

c) A father and his two daughters d) A father and his two sons (the king)

6. What does the word haʻamonga mean ?

→a stick with loads to carry on both ends, held on the shoulders

Kavei Koula e Fa - Four Golden Pillars:

7. What does Ofa mean?


8. What does Faka’apa’apa mean?


9.What does Anga Fakato ki lalo/ Lototoo mean?

→Humility (being humble)

10. What does Tauhi Va mean?

→Gratitude (being Grateful)

Tongan panel


This is my fourth panel for this term! It is about Tonga, there are 4 very important panels in Tonga. So we put 4 panels on our artwork sating what is most important to us. I chose the eagle because I believe that I have a lot of confidence. I chose the flower because I like to think I am the central beam of my family (the one that holds it all together).

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Multiplication with Decimals - Gold #3

We have been practising different multiplication problems with decimals, and it has been super fun! This is my maths task for today, I hope you enjoy while learning something new.

3 panels for three weeks - cultural designs

We have been learning about art this term, and we have been drawing little designs on 1 panel each week from the country we have learnt about. It is week 4 so we have done 3 panels so far, these are the 3 panels and why I chose them. I hope you enjoy while learning something new.


Tongan Artists and their art - 4 facts

Today we are learning all about Tongan artists and what type of art they do. These are 4 facts about three of those very talented artists. I hope you enjoy while learning something new.


Tongan Artists and their art - Response to Text

 Tongan Art and Artists: 

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Sulieti Fiemea-Burrows:

1. What type of art does Sulieti Fiemea-Burrows do?

a) kohoa kakala b) ngatu

c) ta’ovala d) carving

2. How did Sulieti learn how to be the artist she is?

a) it was a fluke b) she wanted to be famous

c) weren’t enough artists d) she watched her Mum growing up

3. Why does Sulieti want to teach others the art she does?

→So people can keep making it and so the art form doesn't die down

Sione Monu:

4. What type of artist is Sione Monu?

a) carving b) ngatu

c) koho d) ta’ovala

5. Where did Sione Monu get inspiration from?

a) ta’ovala b) old family photos from Tonga

c) kohoa kakala d) old family photos from Samoa

6. What is in Sione Monu’s exhibition?

→It makes a space where people can come and create Tongan art

Tatafu Langi: 

7. Where did Tatafu Langi grow up?

a) Tonga b) Samoa

c) Niue d) Cook Islands

8. Where did Tatafu Langi move to?

a) UK b) USSR

c) USA d) United Kingdom

9. What type of artist is Tatafu Langi?

a) koho b) ta’ovala

c) ngatu d) carving

10. Name 3 different materials that Tatafu Langi carves with.

→ Koa wood, cattle bone and even whale teeth!