Friday, 28 June 2019

El Capitan

Today, I have read an article about a 10 year old girl named Selah Schneiter who climbed 910m El Capitan, a summit located in the Yosemite National Park in California, United States. It took 9 months to train before she climb El Capitan. This event took place on June 20th taking her 5 days.

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Traditional Celebration Of Matariki

Matariki is a Maori name marking the beginning of Maori New Year.

There are a group of 7 stars that shines in the sky during Maori New Year and their called, Alcyone (Matariki), Atlas (Tupu-a-rangi), Electra( Waipuna-Rangi), Taygeta(Waiti), Pleione(Tupu-a-nuku), Merope(Ururangi) and Maia(Waita).  It’s also known as the Pleiades Star Cluster. Its first rising in late May or early June. Some say think of Matariki as a mother star with six daughters, it’s also referred to as a group of seven sisters. There are two meanings of Matariki they are also referred to the stars, mata ariki means the eyes of God and mata riki which means little eyes.
Matariki is celebrated with Education, remembrance and the planting of new trees which is signalling a new beginning. Matariki is the best time to harvest and celebrate ceremonies to the Gods, Uenuku and Whiro to ensure that good crops for the next year.

Image result for matarikiTraditionally, Matariki is celebrated with a Maori community in New Zealand, while some people celebrate when the star cluster first rises. Others celebrate at the first full moon or new moon after the rising of Matariki. You can also cook with traditional Maori vegetables and acknowledging the value for achieving well-being. Explore the outdoors, Matariki is a time to learn about nature. Spend some time with kids in the kitchen, it’s important for children to learn the skill of cooking.

Matariki is a time to celebrate with your Maori community to cook Traditional Maori food and planting new trees that signals a new beginning.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Friday, 7 June 2019

Term 2 Blog Profile

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kamusta and hi! my name is Anamaria, a year 7 student in St. Patrick’s School located in Panmure, Auckland. I was born in New Zealand but both of my parents are from the Philippines. I have an ordinary family with 2 brothers and my Mum and Dad. I am currently 11, turning 12 this year.

I am a student in room 8, my favourite subject is math... I’m also good at it. I also really hate writing. I love sports, one of my favourites is soccer. I also like to do gaming. I enjoy playing games with my friends, especially with my best friend Simon. We usually play Roblox and Mobile Legends. I like to watch anime. Right now I’m binge watching Sword Art Online, it’s one of my favourite. I really like to sing and listen to pop music, I often sing with my older brother while he plays his guitar. Currently I like to listen to Alec Benjamin's and Charlie Puth's songs. I guess I’m trying to be on the next level in all subjects, that’s one of my challenges at the moment or even for the whole year. I want to try to be successful, but I know that, not all people are perfect. I’m still trying to do my best and try hard to be excellent this year, that’s one of my goals to achieve.

I’m looking forward to achieve my goals and just to be happy and having fun, just because I have at least a year to go before I go to college. Someone that inspires me is my parents, they are both successful with their business, even with my dad’s job as a engineer and my mum working in the house, they are very hard-working. How they are excellent with their business and the other jobs they do, it inspires me to be successful at school.

- Picture Of Me Experiencing Sailing