My nan is aged 76. She has a bangle that stays on forever.  She put it on when she was about four and now her wrist is too big and it can’t come off. I might be real gold.

She lived in Papakura with her little sister. Then a few years later nan found grandad and moved down to the Hamilton area.  When she moved she was amazed at Temple View and how it lit up at night.   She lived in a house and then moved up to the farm with big rooms.

She keeps jewelery for me in an old box that is nearly broken.  I always ask her for a brooch to wear.  I sometimes wear it in my hair.

by Amber, Year 5



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Josh likes playing cricket and versus lots of hard teams. He’s 11 years old and a Year 6. He plays for Boys High A.K.A Old Boys.

When he gets nervous he flicks himself with his rubber band that he keeps on his wrist .

His cricket bat is a Puma brand . So is his red cricket ball.  He and his Dad practise everyday. That’s how he gets player of the day so often. He also has a secret power to control the ball when he’s bowling.  Sometimes he organises a game at school in the breaks.

His current school is Glenview Primary, but he wants to go to Hillcrest School because his friends next door go there and because there’s nice teachers, not like Ms Kai.

He likes spaghetti bolognese and spicy noodles. People think that’s disgusting.

By Ciaran, Year 5


herobrineOn Minecraft Steve found a village with a lot of other Minecraft dudes. Since he was poor and didn’t have a house, he built one. But it didn’t last long.

A Herobrine came to destroy the village!  The only person that survived was Steve. Suddenly he found a boat and sailed for his life.  When he hopped out a stampede of exploding creepers were charging at Steve in the sand. He put TNT down. “Oh no!”

Bang! A ginormous explosion of TNT saved Steve.  “My trap worked’” he said proudly. “now I’ll make some dispensers.”  The creepers that survived were angry, but luckily they left because the traps were hitting them.  “Whew!  That was a nightmare,” he desperately said to himself.

Suddenly everything was quiet.  Then Steve looked in the distance.  Something was there.  It was getting closer and closer and closer!  Steve heard it saying “Heear! Heear!! Heear!!!

“Come on dispensers, kill them when they get close,” he said.

“Sweeee! Oooh! Heear!”

“Place TNT.”

Boom! Boom! Boom! Bang!  When Steve went in the smoke he saw a bone.  Unfortunately there were wolves approaching.  Once he’d tamed one it killed them all, but was hurt a lot.

Steve fed it.  The new born dog sat on the chest.  “I’ll place lava’” said Steve.

Spiders came.  They stopped, then went in the lava.  All the enemies died except one…

The Herobrine!

The Herobrine destroyed the first two dispensers full of arrows.  “Shoot it more!” Steve called!  This was the end of Steve…

His dog hit the Herobrine in the chest and it died.  Steve was safe at last. “Hooray!” said Steve, “I won.”

The End

by Khan Li, Year 5

Awesome Man

My Great Great Grandfather was an amazing man.

In the 1920s he was one of the only people to get out of China to NZ. He didn’t go to war because he was hurt.  He grew vegetables for people on Chinaman’s Hill in Hamilton.

He built the house that I live in now.  His name was Koko.  He left his family in China with his wife.  He got a new wife in NZ. They had two children. I almost met him because I was born in 2004 and he died in 2004.

Amber, Year 5

Warriors of Apocalypse

‘’They won’t stop coming, It’s almost as if they are multiplying behind my back.  I’m so tired of running away.”  I knelt down and thought out loud, I need to get out of the swamp quick, I’ll get eaten alive. I noticed my arms were mutating faster, so I ran out of the swamp in search of civilisation.

I noticed some smoke rising in the distance. I trudged through the grassy swamp until I got to some smoky ruins. I could hear lifeless groans surrounding me… a big herd of zombies was slowly creeping up behind me.

I raced up to the town, but it was deserted. Windows were smashed, cars were burning in the middle of the road.  Destruction was spreading like a bloody wine stain on a clean tablecloth.

I caught a glimpse of my reflection in a cracked window and realised in horror that my eyes were turning crimson! I felt a weak claw scratch my shoulder I turned my head and saw that a huge mob of angry undead was coming my way! ‘’Aahhh!’’

I sprinted away, but there were so many of them everywhere. I realised that I had run into a blind alley and I knew  was no time to turn back, this might be the end. Pressing my hands up against the back wall, I felt an assemblage of steam pipes bolted to the wall and realised there was still hope.

I grabbed a steam pipe and tried to rip it of the wall, but it wouldn’t budge. I placed my foot on the wall and pulled as hard as I could. I felt the bolts loosen, the zombies were getting closer and closer. I tore at the pipe and it finally extracted itself from the wall. I turned to the undead and started to clout them down to the ground! I escaped from the dead end with a smack of my pipe and, with the words ‘’Not safe here,’’ in mind, I abandoned the town.

I roamed for hours until I came upon an expanse of tundra. The dry sandy air blew into my eyes and blinded me.  I lost balance and passed out….

Suddenly I woke up and saw a blurry silhouette of a z…z…zombie? My eyes adjusted to the light. No, it wasn’t a zombie, it was a guy.

“Hey, hey wake up. Are you alright?’’ whispered the mysterious guy.

“Yeah I guess…’’ I looked past his face and saw four other people.

The mysterious guy started talking again. ‘’You managed to make it to our refuge alive! You are now a part of the Warriors of Apocalypse Gang. What’s your name’’

‘’Marzia,’’ I answer.

‘’Great! My name is Felix and this is Marcus.  I have something to fix your arms, but anyways welcome to the gang.”


                                                                                       THE END…


Dub Ya Day

On Thursday I saw a viking in Room 1 and he cut a pig in half. He had his viking hat on. He must have eaten Mr F.!!!

Then we went to Mrs Nobilo`s class in Room 2. She was a pirate. then the class had a paper ball fight and my team won. I had my paper sword but my sword broke.

Then we went to Mad Professor-Mr Allen in room 4.  We got a bottle. Then I put a balloon in. Then we put salt and vinegar in it and made it blow up.


Then I went to Mr Mangan we did kart racing. I came last, but it was good fun.  At least I know I had fun.


Then I went to the Lorax.  We got lollies.


St Pius Rugby

At the rugby grounds my heart was pumping. We were warming up, passing, wrapping around the players perfecting the flaming fast pass.  My heart sang “Catch it.” I caught it. We dawdled over to the game. Everybody’s heart was pounding like a set of drums.

I got the ball  because our forwards pushed over the other  team like a bulldozer.  We passed the ball quicker than a speeding car getting chased by a cop.  Mark, our winger, dropped the ball. Oh no! They got a runaway try.  We Yelled  at Mark, thinking that we were going to lose the game… and we did.  I felt like I was doing most of the work.

I munched down my homemade cookies “Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.”  I could hear the sound of the cookies sliding down my throat. “Yum,” I said.

“Time to go,” said the coach, “Ice creams for everyone!”

We all shouted “Yes!” Everyone got a delicious ice cream on a cone with a flake.  I slurped up the best cone in the world.  We zoomed in the car  with our windows down heads out the window like a puppy dog.  Finally we arrived  back at school.  It felt like it had been years & years and my legs were extremely sore.

By Simien