Monday, July 30, 2012

London Olympic Opening Ceremony by Rebekah

Mike Mcroberts was reporting at the Kiwi House in london for the Olympic opening ceremony in last night. New Zealanders were cheering and were waving their flags at the Kiwi House.

Did you know that there were fireworks, dancing, singing, instruments, medals? The fireworks were so amazing and fantastic that it blew me away!

Mr. Bean was playing an instrument at the opening ceremony and he was so bored that he fell asleep and had a perfect dream.

It would be so cool going in a helicopter because I heard that James Bond and Queen Elizabeth went into a helicopter so they can see the olympic opening ceremony.

If I was in the audience or crowd I would be so thrilled and maybe fainting already and I will be cheering and screaming for my team NZ! When you were watching the olympic opening ceremony did you see the fiery olympic rings on prime?

Friday, July 27, 2012

PES Blogger Awards 2012

Miss Ouano and Room 14 are very proud of two smart and ambitious young ladies in our class! These wonderful girls stole the show at the the PES Blogger Awards today, winning 1st and 2 nd place for posting the most blog posts at out school!

Nearing the end of Assembly, Mrs Burt appeared to help give out the Reading Support Graduation Awards, no one was expecting anything else. Mrs Burt told us about her amazing trip and how she travelled FOUR continents. She then went on to say that she had met some researchers who gave her some fantastic statistics about the number of blog posts some children were making!  The fantastic result of the these statistics lead to a school acknowledgement to those who dedicate their time to write amazing and exciting blog posts!

Josephine and Lesieli were called up to the stage to received their awards for "Most Blog Posts". Josephine came in first place with a whopping 36 posts in Term One! Following closely behind came Lesieli at second place!

Lesieli and Josephine have been doing so well! They are always wanting to share their learning and experiences on their blog, even in their free time!

Well done Josephine and Lesieli! We are all very proud of you!

Miss Ouano :)

Blogger Awards Winner! By Lesieli 
Think left, Think right, Think low and Think high! Oh the things you can do when you try your best! I use my blog to tell my story and hopefully inspire my readers to break out of the box and feel comfortable to follow their dreams.

Today was a very special day and a lucky day for me and my friends. Today in assembly I have been given a Blogger Award for the most blogging in Term 1 at Pt. England School. This award was given to me by our head Maniakalani Teacher, Mrs Burt. I really appreciated it!  

Listing and Looking, Mrs Burt came out and said here are some blogger winners. Sitting there I though to myself, there is not way that it would be me. Then the next thing you know... my name is called out ..."LESIELI" ... I froze and looked.There was Mrs Burt waiting for me to come up. I got a prize pack and my friend JOSEPHINE got a prize pack too.


Lucky Awards by Josephine
Today was a very special and a lucky day for me and my friends because in a assembly I have been given a very special blogger award which is very cool ! This award was given from Mrs Burt, I had made the most blog posts at Pt. England School!! I really appreciate that it was given to me!

It  all began when it was time for the very special blogging awards! I was sitting down and thought that it couldn't possibly be me! I listened to Mrs Burt! "The person with thirty six posts is... JOSEPHINE!", She shouted as my blog appeared. I was amazingly shocked and froze. I stood up to get my award!  "Come and get your very special VIP award", She  said! Then I crazily froze for a little bit! She placed it on my neck I felt so special! Sela and Lesieli got their awards too!

When it was done we had to get the rest of our prizes! like... pencils and pens! Then we got a photo! We were feeling so happy!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Going Fishing by Mohammed

Me and Dad went on the rocks. We had a fishing rod each I said, “I’ve got a huge fish.”
“Well done son,” Dad said. “You should be proud of yourself.” Then dad got a little fish. I said, “Let’s go and cook the fish”
“No,” said dad. “First we need to remove the scales and clean them.”

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BMX Cycling by Jonson

The Olympic event I have chosen is Bmx cycling. You have to cycle fast to come first. You also have to stay in front of the race so you can win the gold medal!
BMX cycling was started in the1960's in California.
BMX first appeared in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. A man called Latvias Maris Strombergs won the first BMX olympics race.

You need a BMX bike if you are going to ride on the tracks, and you have to have protective clothing. It might be handy to have a helmet for your head!

If you want to win your bike has to be light so it can go quite fast. You need to know how to do bunny hops so you can have a better view when you get to a ramp. It is also important to be smart and know were the tracks are!

London Olympics 2012 by Quasia

This year the Summer Olympics is going to be hosted in London,England. The opening ceremony is going held on July the 27th. There also will be are closing ceremony in August the 12th this year.
The Korero for the London Olympics is "Inspire a generation".

Monday, July 16, 2012

Olympic Themed Cupcakes

Here is a video tutorial of how to make Chocolate Cupcakes. The recipe makes 12-15 cupcakes, if you want to make a cake just double the ingredients!

To decorate your cupcakes cover with white icing and add five M&M's that represent each ring of the Olympic Flag!

Chocolate Cupcakes - Makes 12-15 Cupcakes


1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch of salt (optional)

1 egg
½ cup milk
¼  cup oil
½ cup hot water (if you can't use hot cold water is fine)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the egg, milk, oil and vanilla essence and beat with a fork for about two minutes.
  4. Add the boiling water and mix until combined.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the cases, around ¾ full.
  6. Cook in the oven for 10-15.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool completely before covering with icing.

Easy Vanilla Icing

1 cup of icing sugar
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon  of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix with a fork until smooth and fluffy.

I hope you enjoy my recipe!

Happy baking,

Miss Ouano :)

Olympic Rings Mosaic by Lesieli

Mosaics can be images you create with small pieces of coloured cardboard, glitter, or other materials. Some Mosaics are usually made by small pieces of glass or coloured stone. Today in Room 17 we made a Mosaic out of Cardboard, glitter, materials and paper.

The image we had to do were The Olympic Rings. The reason why we did this was because our Inquiry is about The London Olympics 2012.

After all our pieces were finished and we put it together and it became the Five Rings of the Olympic Games. There was one piece missing and that was part of the green as you can see.

Overall, I had a great time creating our mosaic! Doesn't it look fantastic?