Sunday, May 8, 2016

Room 23 Authors!

Haere Mai Nau mai
Welcome to Room 23
We have been learning to be authors and
we did  a lot of writing in term 1.
Easter Writing.

Here are some of our different stories.
We brainstormed our ideas as a class, we watched videos, looked at photos and learnt songs and 
our teacher helped us with our writing.

Easter Story Writing

Hayzell - Easter is about love, new life and forgiveness.

Sarai & So'o- Christians celebrate Easter by remembering what Jesus did on the cross.

Easter Art

We ended our learning and writing on Easter with our own version of a stainless glass window with the Cross that represents Jesus dying on the cross for us.

All About Me Writing - I AM IMPORTANT!

Samuel -Hello! Kiaora! Malo e lelei! 
My name is Samuel Kau.
I am a boy and I am part European, Maori and Tongan. I am special. I am important. I am unique. There is only one me.
When I grow up I want to be a policeman.
Pauline- Malo e lelei! Talofa lava!
My name is Pauline Laiseni. I am half Tongan and Samoan. I am important and unique.
When I grow up I want to be a doctor.

 Yendarra Seniors go to Polyfest 2016!

Cultural Performance Writing.
Our Brainstorm:
colourful costumes, smiling  performers,  moko on chin, designs on faces,  guitar playing, ukulele playing, drum beating,  flowers in hair,  white feathers in hair,  sticks moving,  beautiful girls,  pretty girls,  boys doing haka,   piupius moving, titis on Cook island girls,  fast & slow music,  singing songs. 
Kia ora Talofa lava Malo e lelei Fakalofa lahi atu

Kia orana




Tahi tasi taha ta’i

Here's Teremoana & Budgie's writing

Teremoana & Budgie.jpg

Budgie Karaka- The costumes were colourful. The dances were amazing!
The seniour students looked beautiful! The musicians played a guitar, ukulele and a big drum.

Teremoana-The Kapahaka group had designs on their faces.
The Tongan group wore white feathers in their hair.
The girls in the Samoan and Cook Island groups wore beautiful white flowers in their hair.
The performers were smiling. They were all amazing!

More photos we looked at to inspire our writing.

We hope you enjoyed reading our stories.

Have a great week!
We better get back to work!
Blessings from Mrs Tu’ikolovatu & Room 23.



  1. Wow! Room 8 you have been working so hard! Well done you busy little bee's!

  2. Kia ora Room 23. I loved reading about all your learning so far. You are busy bees! I loved Budgie and Teremoana's writing about the senior performers. You are very clever authors. Lots of love, Miss Cornhill x

  3. Well Done Room 8! Looks like you have been doing lots of exciting work! From Miss Jackson

  4. I really enjoyed reading your Easter stories. What awesome Authors you are Room 23!