Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuakana Teina

This year the yr 7's are doing a new activitie. While some of us are in music some of us are in a new thing we call " Tuakana Teina". We are helping new entrants kid's with there Elearning (Computer Work). We go into classes between room 1-7.

It is cool to work with little kids. Our aim is to help kids learn how to use Computers properly. I was working with one kid and he was really good at drawing for his age. You might be able to see some of there blogs. Maybe you could go to Room One Rock Stars. Tuakana Teina is so cool!!!


Both the Tigers and the Warriors had terrific games. With the Tigers making a big upset 23-12 and the Warriors soaring past the Broncos and winning 48-16. Both teams played superb football outdoing there opposition.

It was the first game of last week between Tigers and the Eels. This I knew was going to be a fearsome yet heart breaking match. The teams looked precise and ready for action. They ran and out of the tunnel came the sleek men of the Eels. Then came out the champs of 2005 and yet to win 2010,...... the Tigers!!

The game had begun and the Eels kicked off. It was intense set of plays with great ball running and rough defence. Versatile winger Lote Tuquri scored a spectacular try which was given to him by a terrific Benji Marshall grubber. Marshall attempted the kick from out wide but missed slightly and the score remained 4-0. The Eels gained some very helpful position but they failed to turn the position into points. The Tigers then gained perfect position after Eels backrower Ben Smith made a late shot on Tigers Loose forward Chris Heighton. Tigers were near finishing there set , Fill in half back Tim Moltzen grubbered the ball into the goal line and centre Blake Ashyford touched down for a another try and made the score 8-0. At the end of the half with nobody looking Marshall hit a sweet drop goal superbly, It went right over the black dot. At half time the score was 9-0 to the TIGERS!!! The game went on and the second half started the Eels scored two hopeful trys but it wasn't enough as the Tigers dominated and won the game 23-12.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Camp Kindness Was KIND!!!!!!!

WWWOOOOOWWW!!!! THAT WAS KIND!!!!!! I was absolutely stunned about how awesome this Camp was. It was so cool to try new activities that we had seen on TV. Say for example a Dunking Tank was available (Quite scary), Archery was also available and my favourite activity, : Log Jousting. Log Jousting was my favourite activity because it was quite an aggressive game but a lot of us got stuck into it. There were some pretty intense battles but only the best came out on top. I had a rival ready to battle and he was: Semiliu. an evil glare looking like he wanted to beat me to the death. After a while Semiliu and I decided to fight for the first time. We picked up our shields and our weapon, we put on our head gear and were ready for a fearsome battle. We both climbed up a stilt and stood on the log. ''Fighters are you ready?" is what the rock up instructor said. "YES!!!" We screamed back. "Fighters touch shields" (She said this for sportsmanship), we touched shield with roughness. FIIIGGGHHHTTT!!!!!!! We started THE FIGHT and we started laying on the big blows. Semiliu was slashing his weapon across my shoulders, pain was about to hurt my shoulder so I decided to attack, I swung my weapon and it clashed with his hip, it made him wobble. I saw this as a chance to take him down, so I then I prepared my weapon and struck!!!! SMACK!!!! Semiliu went flying to the ground and it was 1-0 to me. The second round was about to begin "FIGHT".......SMACK,BANG,WACK,POW!!!
This was intense match and the referee decided to give the victory to Semiliu. This was the third and final round. We stood up on the log waiting for the signal. But before the fight began I came up with a plan. "FIGHT!!!" SMACK!!!! As planned Semiilu was going for all the heavy blows, he was to busy attacking then defending. So when he was tired and the time was right I targeted his legs. "SMACK!!!" IT WAS VICTORY FOR THE CONSIDERATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (My team!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Warriors Beat Sharks To The Death! West Tigers Fail

WOW!! The Warriors have taken there first victory away to give them there first points of the NRL season, as for my team the Tigers, they lost unfortunately lost to the Roosters 44-32.

The Warriors played there first home game and won against the Cronulla Sharks 30-16. The BEAST Manu Vatuvei scored a monstrous three tries which gave the Warriors the victory. Both teams played a fair bit of footy, playing with the ball trying to steel some points. It was Malone scoring first for the Warriors giving them a bit of confidence to keep that momentum going. Then it was Manu's time to shine as he scored one of his three tries. The game went on and the Warriors were in a comfortable position leading by more than 10 points. New hooker Aaron Heremaia scored a good try and put them in a good position. Also big Kiwi prop Sam Rapira scored by barging over the line right under the post.

The Tigers threw away a win while giving the victory to the versatile side "The Sydney Roosters". The Tigers dominated the opening minutes by scoring two wonderful tries in only thirteen minutes. Benji Marshall scored the first try going swiftly threw the defence and scored in the best possible place "under the post. Marshall then converted and it became 6-0. The Roosters had just kicked the ball and the Tigers retrieved it. Star Hooker Robbie Farah then drew in a payer and popped the ball to new recruit Mark Flanagan. Flanagan ran with the ball threw a terrific dummy and sprinted as fast as he could. Behind him was winger Sam Perret. Flanagan then offloaded to Lote Tuquri. Lote Tuquri sprinted seventy metres to score a terrific try. Marshall converted and the score became 12-0. From then on the Roosters took over and eventually at half time the score was 20-12.

In the second half the Roosters had already won pouring on a huge 24 points. But the Tigers added a few constilation tries making the full time score 32-44. The Tigers next game is on Friday night, against the fearsome Paramatta Eels. GO THE TIGERS!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


"MAN!!" The year has gone super fast in fact, it's already time for CAMP!!! This year our theme for camp is:Kindness. So this year our Camp is called Camp Kindness. It is going to be different to all the other camps that we have been on. Mrs Nua (Our Teacher) said that we would be doing different things to the year five and sixes. It was very exciting to hear that.

I am a leader for my group, our group's name is ,"Considerators", our group (Considerators) got together and made a chant. We were very cooperative and got used to being a group. We had to choose a song from a lucky dip because instead of performing on the concert night we would have to make a MTV from a song, But the thing about it was that it had to be a New Zealand based song. So I went up and chose a song out of a hat. The song was called "Waka" I have no idea what the song is but I'll learn it through camp. CAMP STARTS TOMOORROW!!!!!!!!!! CONSIDERATORS!!!!

Tigers Race Back To Make A SUPER WIN!!

WOW!!! That was the best match for the round!! Seeing my team (West Tigers) make a terrific come back against the fearsome, Manly Sea Eagles. We were behind in the first half 20-4 and made a gutsy comeback and eventually won the game 26-22.

When the game begun the Sea Eagles kicked off, the Tigers retrieved the ball. They done some good solid tackles and fortunately the Tigers got a penalty for being held down, So the Tigers got another set of tackles.

A while later the West Tigers were near the Eagles try line and again the Tigers got another penalty. The Tigers had the position, A set of tackles, boy the Tigers just HAD to score!!! It was the third tackle and the Tigers had spread out ready for a move, they passed it behind the decoy and dummyed the inside and gave to the outside which actually was Chris Lawrence. Chris Lawrence drew in some players which is exactly what the Tigers wanted Chris Lawerence was about to be put to ground but his hands were lose. Lawrence offloaded to his side and MONSTER, LOTE TUQURI scooped up the ball and scored!!! The Tigers had scored the first try and it was four-zip to the Tigers. Those were the only points the Tigers scored in that half, Marshall had missed the kick and Manly dominate and were winning 20-4.

The second half had begun and the Tigers were kicking off. In the 56th minute the Eagles recieved a penalty and decided to go for a kick which is worth two points the score was then 22-4. The Tigers then recieved a penalty in Manly's half and gave it out to Moltzen to split the defence and offload to Blake Ashyfrod to. Marshall converted from out wide and made the score 22-1o. Some super skills by Marshall and Moltzen saw Moltzen run away and send Liam Fulton 40 metres down to score and make it 14-22. Again the Tigers got some terrific position from a fumble from Eagle Brett Stewart. On the very next tackle the Tigers out done the oppisition by seeing Lawrence cross the try line for a try!!! The try was then converted and was made 20-22 with eight minutes to go. With five minutes to go ,yet another penalty saw Robbi Farah grubber in goal for Ellis to score HIS FIRST EVER NRL TRY!!!!!! What looked like a victory for the Tigers, Eagles prop George Rose put a dirty shot over and old but new recruit Daniel Fitzhenry. Team Mate Bryce Gibbs came in to defend him and was throwing a few blows at the dirty forward. In the end that gave the Tigers a penalty and Robbie Farah was told to kick the ball out. The game had been won. This was a very famous victory to look back at for both teams. WHAT A GAME GO THE TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Thrilling Start To The NRL!!!

WOW!! What a spectacular start to a fresh NRL season. The Eels took on the Dragons losing 12-18. It was an intense game, watching both teams do freaky stunts with the ball, offloading, freakish passes, big hits; it had it all in Round One.
The Eels Prodigal Son Timana Tahu made a terrific first impression to the game with his good old big hitting shoulders, putting big hits on Saint George, taking the game to another level. The Dragons took the first try with a Nathan Fien grubber which was retrieved just before the touch line by skipper Ben Hornby. After a while the score was 12 all and the game was starting to get rough. It was so good to see a Versatile Winger Eric Grothe Jr (Eels) run it up straight. At the end of the game the Dragons held on to win the game 12-18 against the Eels.

There was another game that was on, it was the great Queensland Clash between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys. This was a fascinating game to watch as the Broncos were winning 24 nill against the Cowboys. The fascinating part had just begun as the Cowboys were making a major comeback. After three quarters of a thrilling 2nd half it was all locked up at twenty four all. WOW!! What a finish this was going to be, with seventy eight minutes gone and two minutes to go. This was going to be one crazy ride, The Broncos had the ball in there position. The Broncos had spread the ball out wide, the gap was there for Denan Kempt, Denan Kempt pumped his legs ,he had to beat the winger, HE SMOKED HIM!! WHAT A TRY!!!! The game was saved from going extra time because Broncos. What a game!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Comic life way

In our class we all gathered into groups and took a few photos about all the korero's we knew. We then downloaded our photos and put them into Comic life please enjoy!

It was quite cool getting to go around the school, it almost felt like a SCAVENGER HUNT!!!


Boy! I just can't wait to see how each team has improved in their skills and agility! This season is going to be tough, as it has grown stronger in young rookies getting ready to take the spotlight. Of course the West Tigers ( My favourite League team) are looking to make a first good impression by beating the Sea Eagles of Manly. they are playing on March the 15th which is this coming Monday! Australian winger Lote Tuquri will make it in time to play his first game with the Tigers.

Another cracker - jack game that is sure to be a cliff hanger is the Runners Up of last year "The Paramatta Eels and the red hot Saint George Dragons. This will be a good match because star recruit "Timana Tahu" will be playing his come back game. It is quite sad to kn ow that "Big Dell"
(Wendell Sailor) has retired but, he knows that it's right because all the rookies will be coming through this year.

Wow! This is going to be an exciting season. NRL 2010 IS HERE!!! GO THE TIGERS!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Charity Shield 2010

MAN!! What a game that was, I had just finished watching one breath taking game between the Rabbits and the Dragons. I had been wanting to watch this game for the whole week, it seemed that both teams look really good and ready for the new season. As the teams were in the sheds getting ready for the game they showed the line up for both teams. Both line ups were very fearsome and dangerous.

The Rabbits line up involved English Powerhouse Sam Burgess he was looking to make a good impression to his 2ND 1st grade game which was going to be an absolute cliff hanger!! The Dragons also had a strong pack (line up) with there general heroes, Jamie Soward,Brett Morris,Ben Craighe and...... well you would get it by now!!

It was a good game with a lot of big hits,good tries and a lot of ball skills. The Rabbits scored the first try with spectacular work up and a perfect ending. After a while Rabbits were on there last tackle and they were looking for yet another try. Some how star Fetuli Talanoa gathered up the ball and had put the ball down when his left foot was inches away from hitting the sideline ......WHAT A TRY!!! The Rabbits were in the lead and the Dragons needed to step up in there game.

Dragons had just gotten the ball they worked up field and had spread the ball out wide, Kiwi star Jason Nightingale ran down the sideline but he still had to beat the fullback Rhys Wesser, so he stepped in and had scored a try for the Dragons.

At half time the score was 16 all ,so then I went to bed. GO THE TIGERS!!!!!


WOW! That was a nail biting finish to the twenty, twenty test between the New Zealand Black Caps and the best Cricket team in the world (right now), the Australians. It was one good game to watch, seeing Brendon Mucullum hit some freaky shots!! Not only Mucullum was a stand out player, there were loads more like the cult hero Tim Southee with his fantastic bowls , Nathan Mucullum with his game saving fielding and……..well you could say that the WHOLE team played well!

At the end of the game it was all locked up at a tie. So the two cricket teams had a showdown by having a super over. A super over is when you only get one over (six bowls) to hit as many runs as you can. You only have two wickets in hand and if you lose all of your wickets….GAME OVER!!!! Australia batted first and New Zealand had picked Tim Southee to bowl this exciting over. I quivered with excitement knowing that this was going to get rough. Tim Southee had done a excellent job only giving the Australians six runs and he had taken away one wicket (Caught by Nathan Mucullum).

It was New Zealand’s turn to bat and they had chosen Brendon Mucullum and Mark Guptill to bat. It was a nerve racking moment as I saw Australia choose there fastest bowler Shawn Tait to bowl the super over. The over was about to begin and the first bowl went to Mucullum. SMACK Mucullum had hit it for a run and charged to the other side of the pitch. One of the fielders “Clarke” had chucked the ball curiously wanting to get the wicket. Mucullum saw the ball coming for the wicket so he dived wanting to survive the throw, luckily Clarke had missed the wickets by a inch. Mucullum Smiled with relief getting ready for the next bowl. Shawn Tait had throw another bowl and had made it go way too wide and that had given New Zealand a free run and another bowl. This only meant that New Zealand needed 4 more runs and they would be home free. After another two bowls the Black Caps had hit one run and had been given another free run. With two runs left and three bowls in hand New Zealand were looking for the kill. SMACK!!!! Mark Guptill had just won the game for New Zealand by hitting a beautiful four YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH KIWIS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!