Thursday, 13 June 2019


Matariki is a Maori name for a group of the Seven Stars/sisters it can also be known by the name of Pleiades star cluster. There are 7 stars  and the names are Waita, Tupu-a-rangi, Waiti, Matariki, Ururangi, Waipuna-a-rangi and Tupu-a-nuku. It is celebrated on the last few days of May it rises in mid-winter and for many Maori it is a symbol of Maori new year and it connects to the dead and also celebrates new life as well. It is an important  celebration because it signals a time to gather and preserve crops. Many people celebrate it differently all over the world and Matariki had become popular again it had stopped being a popular celebration  in the early 1940s,In the 2000s it was revived and not many people had participated in it. To this day many many people still celebrate it and it is a celebration that some of us can never forget.

Thursday, 6 June 2019


Sunday, 5 May 2019

Have a go sailing.

On the 1st of may on a Wednesday, the Senior kids of Saint Patrick's School Panmure,went to Okahu bay for Have a go sailing. Many thanks to the Lion foundation,Rotary,Volvo and Zhik for sponsoring and making this day happen and also to our sailing Instructions Steve,JR and also Justin for teaching us how to Sail.

The first thing we learned was how to Rig our Optimist (Sailing boat) once we had set up our boat, Steve was teaching us how to control and how to keep the boat steady. After that it was morning tea we all sat at the bench and chatted until morning tea was over

Manaiakalani Learner Questionnaire.

This afternoon i have been  able to complete the Manaiakalani Learner Questionnaire with the help of Ms Collins. I had found some questions a bit tricky because I didn't know what they had meant, The Manaiakalani Learner Questionnaire was a bit hard in the beginning but at the end I had finished the Survey successfully.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

My Digital footprint.

Have a go Sailing.

On a Wednesday morning my class and I were on our way to Sail at Okahu Bay which seemed cool. When we had arrived there we were  greeted and taught how to Rig our Optimist ( Sailing Boat) and also  how to control the boat as well. Once we had learned how to do that we got into our Wet suits got our  partners and got into our boats. We tried our best to keep the boat steady so it wouldn't tip over. We then went into capsizing (tipping the boat over) which was fun. We had many tries at it . When it got close to the end we got back into our clothes and said thank you to our sailing coaches who were Steve,JR and Justin. 
Many thanks 

Monday, 8 April 2019