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Today we had a visitor which was Mrs Grant and she was going to be teaching us how to put a screen-cast in to your  blog. It was hard at first but luckily we got through it all.I can not wait till people see my video about Pelicans.

The mysterious time Capsulel

Dear Time Capsule

Hi my name is Marii Ripata. I am 8 years old and I go to St Patrick’s school.  I came to this school in 2018 and some of my friends came too except a different months.What I enjoy doing in my free time is drawing on my scrapbook or finishing off the work that I need to finish.When I am all grown up I want to be a business lady like a police officer and do the right thing.

ANZAC biscuits


ANZAC Biscuits


Last Thursday after lunch time  we were going to be having a treat which was an ANZAC biscuit that Mrs Agnew bought for us, but it wasn’t for us just to eat it but also for us to describe what they look like and what the history of them are. Part of the history was that during world war 1 in 1915 women baked ANZAC biscuits because they could last a long time on the boats getting to the men in the war who were fighting for our freedom.  ANZAC means Australia New Zealand Army Corp. When I looked at the ANZAC biscuit it looked like a Frisbee that someone could just throw into my mouth. Once I got the biscuit I was quite afraid that I would spit it out but when I tasted it my mouth just died. It was so delicious I could eat it for a whole year. I loved the texture of the ANZAC biscuit and I cannot wait until next year to hopefully taste another one of those amazing biscuits.


Creating a Tangram

Today we had a visitor come to our classroom and her name was Mrs Grant. She came to teach us some google short cuts to move tangram shapes to make a jet. The challenging part for me was when I had to put the wings together and make it into a jet. I am so happy that I made it through that hard puzzle and can’t wait until I do it again.

Celebrating 175th Jubilee

On Friday morning St Patrick’s School gathered for our mass for St Patrick’s Day. Our school was singing a few songs that we had been practising for quite a while. After mass we were excited to dig up a time capsule that had been buried in front of the church for 25 years. Nobody knew what was inside it, except for the people who buried it.


Inside the box there were really old and dirty photos and newspapers from the day. When we finished looking at the old photos and newspapers the whole of St Patrick’s was about to go to the morning tea in the hall but Mrs George told us “ go back to school”!! 

When we arrived back at school we had all forgotten that we had sports that day. We were all under the canopy waiting for the teachers. Mrs Bullot had these cards for our teams and my team was winning nearly everything. My team was called Shamrocks and after all the games we had delicious, cold ice blocks for all our hard playing. When Mrs Bullot asked if people wanted to see the results of who had won, everyone (I don’t know why) said ‘no’ so no one except the teachers knew who won.

On Sunday when I entered the church, I looked at all the seats and they were packed with families  and when I looked over at the St Patrick’s side, there were more kids than I expected. The mass took a while because there was a really long entrance talk, when they were sharing history about St Patrick’s and some words in Maori.

After Mass St Patrick’s community went to the hall to go dance and sing some songs.When we started dancing it was so loud. We were stomping and dancing very very loudly. Then we started singing Mo Maria and May the road rise to meet you. Sadly, after that I had to go, but hopefully I’ll be around in twenty five years time to celebrate again.


On Monday Mrs Grant told us that we will be making a google drawing of a monster and  I was creating an alien. The most challenging thing for me was when I had to keep creating more and more of the same things around the whole of my page. I am making something that is like COVID and is spreading over the world, and they do that because the humans killed the little one’s daddy. It is a deadly COVID that will attack anyone it sees.I used a black background and a picture of the earth to make it more dark and creepy

Using different shapes to make a picture

Today we had a visitor coming to our class room,  Her name was Mrs Grant and she was going to teach us how to use shapes to make a picture with some google shortcuts that she found out.I felt so excited that i a little bit went ahead of her.I had so much fun that i can’t wait until she comes back.

My favourite learning task today.

Today we had a visitor coming to our class and her name is Mrs Grant.

She  was here to teach us some short cuts on our Chromebooks like going to a new tab.We also learnt of how to use your touch pad when moving something or how to move and paste a word.My favourite learning task was when you could lock your own screen.It was so fun to learn different short cuts and I cant’wait till she comes back.

Kia orana My name is Marii

Kia orana My name is Marii, I go to Saint Patrick’s School. I am in Year 5 and my teacher is Mrs Agnew. My favourite subject is Maths and Writing  and I enjoy learning about Descriptive language.  I am good at Cricket, Netball, Running fast and good at singing.  My goal for this year is to Try my best to be more kind to my brothers. In my spare time I like to Sit down and sing a song to myself.