Sunday, September 21, 2014

My favourite person by Aja

My Mum is beautiful and funny.
She is the best.
She gives me anything I want.
She smells like roses.
She stands up like a soldier.
She kisses me on my cheek and she hugs me so tight like a teddy bear. 
My Mum likes to go shopping with me and I love her so much .
She likes to wear jeans, dresses and cool t-shirt.
She looks pretty she smiles like the sun and she is soft like a pillow 
and beautiful like the flowers and fantastic like a star.

Narrative by Edith and Jayden

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Sea poem by Soane

The Sea

Who is that boy  
At the beach
selling shells
and seaweed on the sand?
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It looked like a boy from sea
diving crew.
He knows really well that the seaweed
and the sea horse
and the starfish
and the squid
Belong to the sea.                                         
Let the strong
current take them back
Hush, hush, hush says the wave.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Statistics by Aletheia, Madjik, Tevita and Toma

Tonga by Akanesi

Malo lelei, ko hoku hingoa ko Akanesi pea ‘oku ou ha’u au mei Houma,Tongatapu. Pea teu talange kia koe about Tonga. The kingdom of Tonga , known as the friendly Island is distinctly different to its neighbouring island nations. It is the oldest and last remaining Polynesian monarchy and only Pacific nation never ruled by a foreign power. Jame Captain Cook was the man that named Tonga the friendly islands because when he went Tonga all the people were being nice and kind so thats why he named them the “Friendly island”. Tonga is a small island, and there are only 52 islands that has been inhabited. Monarchy the king ruled Tonga who is George Tupou the vi.

Who is the boss of the house?
In the family, the father is the head of the house. It is very important for kids to show their respect by not touching his head or stepping over his feet, wearing his clothes or eating of his plate. Dad is usually served first. But your father’s sisters can outrank your father because they are higher in rank, outrank means that you can take whatever you want even if its new you can still take it from the house, because that is the Tongan Culture.

Tongan people are proud people and always lend a hand when you ask. Families help each other. It is the only Kingdom in the South Pacific and its known as the Friendly Island. It is a small island and proud to be a Tongan.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Proud to be Tongan by Lydia

Tonga is located in the South Pacific ocean. Ruled by the monarchy King George Tupou the VI. There are 176 islands in Tonga and only 52 inhabitat islands. Tonga was named as the Friendly island from Captain James Cook for their reception.

Tongan Families
Tongan family is more than just parents  and children. A Tongan family includes everyone in the house. A Tongan family has to help each other get food. All family members have to think of their family first and themselves second. If I want new shoes, I have to wait until my family’s need are all sorted out.

Who’s the Boss?
In the Tonga the father is the head or leader of the family but women can outrank them especially father’s sister. His children are not allowed to walk over his feet, or touch his head, wear his clothes or eat his leftovers. Respect is the key.

Tongan homes
An api/house is a tongan household . Some Tongans live in modern homes but some still people still see really traditional Tongan houses. All Tongan houses have to be neat and tidy inside and outside. They don’t have much but as long as their homes are welcoming to people and able to give hospitality to others.