Space Race Podcast

Kia ora everybody, here is another KPE podcast brought to you by me and my partner Nu Nu.
This week we are learning about astronauts and space. As always for the podcast we have to get into 2-3 groups. Me and Nu Nu practiced 2-3 times until we got it right. It took us some takes since we kept laughing. It was very funny and entertaining to make!

Helena Year 7 Step Up Highlights 2024.

Recount: Year 7 STEP UP Highlights
Last week we had the Year 7 STEP UP Programme. Write a recount, sharing what your three main highlights were and why.


  1. Start your writing here: On the 8th of may the year 8’s, Mr Wiseman and Mr Moran went off to kauaeranga valley for camp as it was to help with their confidence and leadership. For the next 3 days they would be gone. With the year 8’s gone, the year 7’s had a step up program. The step up program was to also help with confidence and leadership. We got split into groups and we had an assigned class to go to. My assigned class is room 5 which is also my homeroom class. I went to my assigned class and had a discussion with my group. There were 3 groups, each group came up with a name. My group’s name was called “Hustlers” The other 2 groups were named “Buckles” and “Mana”.

Each day every group had a different activity as they rotated class by class.

Our first teacher we had was Ms Tipene, to start off the step up program, our first activity was a haka challenge. Every group would have to do the haka and the best group that performed well would get extra  points.

Since every group performed well everyone got extra points.  


We did multiple activities but my top 3 favourite highlights were Find the lyric game , Movie day and building. Find The Lyric game is where we are given a word and we have to find a song that has that word in it. I do not know the official name for the game. For example if I said the word Rainbow you would have to find a song that has the word Rainbow in it. Movie day was extremely fun, we were given little boxes of popcorn along with mini fizzy drinks. Last but not least, building. We had to get into groups for this project, we received blocks and whoever built the highest tower won the game. Unfortunately there was no prize.


It was the last day of the step up program and I was a bit unhappy as it would go back to normal. But at the same time I kinda missed normal school.

This concludes for my  blog for today. I hope you enjoyed reading my recount! 🙂

Term 2’s theme

Walking into assembly I could hear interesting music, I sat down waiting for the show to start.
As I was waiting I looked at the projector and I saw a pretty cool design. There was a text on it that said Transformers with some pictures.

Our theme for this term is Transformers and our main focus is Drama and Acting.
As usual each team does a interesting act and then the team leader of each team tells everyone what their main focus is for this term.

My favourite act was team 2’s why? because the acting skills were on point and the music.
Another favourite act was team 4’s because it was entertaining and fun to watch.

I hope you all enjoyed this short recount! 

Some photos below: