Friday, September 19, 2014

Cross Country

Walking to the starting line, I felt nervous and worried. Not quite sure why, but I was. Feeling frustrated, I start to think, “Have I practise hard enough for this?”. GO!!, and my feet  run away from the start line. “Lets just jog and preserve our energy”, my friends and i agreed.

 While I was running, I could tell I was really unfit. As hopeful as I was, I said to my friend, “Lets try and jog the whole way aye”. My calf muscles were tightening and I started yelling in pain!

 Teary eyed, I kept going with my head held high. In sight, I see Mrs Nua and my friend Mele walking back. “Tyla are you alright?”, Mrs nua asked. I replied faintly with a yes hoping she wouldn’t see my tears. Both Mrs Nua and Mele keep walking while my friend Lisia and I finish the lap.

 It had to be the most annoying cross country ever. Only because my muscles were playing up.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Self Management Task: Reflection

After finishing our self managing task, we were to finish it off properly with a reflection. I personally think we did an outstanding job. As part of our self management task, we were given the task to make a movie sending out a good strong message. Marking my self out of 10, based on self management, I’d give myself a 8 out of 10. Simply based on my acting that I contributed, I helped plan and stood by and observed the process of editing. But although I worked hard, there were times where I did muck around a little and got caught up in the moment when I was MJ.  In terms of managing our selves, we did an outstanding job. We stuck to the criteria and outstanding MTV in the time given, great lip syncing and awesome editing! I loved it, but mostly impressed by your ability to manage yourselves


Me. A girl of leadership, honesty, many talents and much happiness. All of what I have learnt at Pt.England School. Soon, I will be leaving Pt.England for secondary school, which I am very afraid of. Although I've learnt alot at my school, I still feel there is much more I need to learn before I take off.

  Secondary school seems so BIG. The learning, students, subject, all seem big. I cant get over the thought that in 15 weeks, I will be finished intermediate and off to college. Choosing ONE college of many was probably one of the most frustrating and challenging decisions ever.

  I had to think about what I would want to determine and what school would help me do that. Performing Arts is what I desire, so that would've had to be first on the 'This school needs' list. There was a variety of schools to choose from, and for a couple of weeks, I was having trouble choosing between two schools. Selwyn College, (Which my brother goes to), and Auckland Girls Grammar School.

  Selwyn College had all of what I wanted in a school, and I new quite a lot of students from that school. But AGGS, (Auckland Girls Grammar School), had all of what I wanted in a school, plus a maori unit. A maori unit is like a mentor class but instead of learning everything mainstream, you learn i te reo maori. Meaning if I go there, I will most probably be getting taught in maori instead of english, along side the normal subjects taken in college.

  As I am so passionate about my culture and eager to learn more about it, I decided to apply for AGGS. I still have to go in for my interview, which will happen tomorrow. As nervous as always, I feel like if I be me and relax, I will get it. Fingers crossed for me.... :D

Friday, September 12, 2014

Self Management Task

They Don't Really Care About US! from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

In my class, we are learning about self management. We were given a task to see if we were good at self managing ourselves.

This is a movie created by my friends and I. We were given a time to complete this task to see if we could self manage our selves well. If I was to mark our group on how well we selfmanaged ourselves, I would give us a 9 out of 10.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Dandy Shandy Presentation

Dandy Shandy is a game that is something like ‘Dodgeball’ and ‘Piggy In The Middle’ combined. This is played mainly but children but is most popular with the younger girls in Jamaica. It is one of the more popular games in Jamaica.

Storyline Tours: Reflection

What a week I had last week, traveling out to Manukau to listen to authors speak at the Storyline Tours. There were four authors, but out off all of them, my favourite authors were, Juliette McIver and Paula Green. I enjoyed these two because of their interaction with the audience.

  The way they presented themselves on stage was funny, creative and enjoyable. Their story telling was what I enjoyed the most.

  The two authors gave good advice and criticism on how to become an amazing writer. I wouldn't say they gave me inspiration to become an author but they gave me inspiration to write in my own style of writing.

  What I would've done different though was either make a song with my story or act out a story. I reckon that would've made it really fun and interesting. Thats what made last years Storyline tour interesting.

  Overall, I really enjoyed all of the authors and the way they told us their stories. A note to the authors would be  keep doing what your doing, because what your doing is great.