Who Is Euphrasie Barbier?

My first blog in Room 8, 2024 is about Euphrasie Barbier and how she used her qualities and attitude to change other people’s lives. As a child she was known for being a stubborn girl and not agreeing with the men of the Church. When she grew up she decided to travel the world and to be a Nun so that she could speak for people who are unheard  or in need. She is the founder of a group called  The Mission Sisters.

My Manaiakalani Film Recount

My Manaiakalani Film Recount


In the Morning we had some time to play for a while because the bell still hadn’t ring. We had an early Morning tea so we could be in the theatre in time. When morning tea was finished the teachers made sure that we did everything before we left. They made us line up in the top court then got paired up to some kids to look after.


There were two buses for the whole school to use. It was mixed up but there were three teachers each to look after us. When we arrived in the theatre we saw a lot of other schools. Some of them were even smiling at us and some just ignored us.


We got seated in our seats and got to see our other Schools’ presentations. Some of them were really funny and some were also good ones. It was really fun watching other School’s presentations and my School’s one too. The videos ended and we got lined up then went back to the bus.


I was just talking with the kid that I was looking after and with my other friends also. We arrived back to School and just had lunch. When we got back to class we watched some more movies. We even commented on some of the movies. We cleaned up and that’s how my day ended.


My Passion Project

My Passion Project


This is my first passion project this year that I’m working on by myself. It’s about superstitions in my country. I’m still working on it but I’m enjoying it. Because I get to share the beliefs of my country to others that might really like it.


I started the  passion project because a lot of people would always ask me about Filipino superstitions. So to make it easier for them I just made a slide of it. Because sometimes it’s a bit tiring to keep explaining and explaining to people.


This Is One Of My Slide:

The Stone Cottage

Why The Stone Cottage Is Important To Our Community?


The Stone Cottage is important to the community of Panmure because of its history. People would learn the history of New Zealand in the Stone Cottage which is important to the society. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Panmure and the history of New Zealand. It’s the only Stone Cottage that’s in Panmure.


 It’s also filled with the memories of people who used to live in Panmure back in the early-late 1800s.  It will always carry the memory of Panmure and how it was.


The Stone Cottage helps us find out and remember how it’s like living in the 1800s in New Zealand. It’s important because it holds  the oldest things in Panmure like old clothes that women use to wear and how long dolls age. It helps people understand the history of Panmure and makes people become invested in our Stone Cottage. 


It shows how different it was back then and how life worked which is unusual for us even though it was normal. It’s important because we need to appreciate that people invented things for us so we could prevent having more dangerous things. So that would be the only way to survive. But now we don’t have to worry about that since people invented radios, upgrades on houses, stoves etc.


How Did My Family Arrived At NZ

The first member of my family to live in NZ is my dad. He first  found out about NZ because of his friends. Also because of a scaffolding that’s in another country. He was sad to leave us and his home country but he just couldn’t miss a big opportunity for our future. 


The first City he lived in was Auckland. My second family member who arrived was my mum. My mum got accepted because of my dad. It was hard for my mum at first to be away from us so she would always spoil us.


My oldest sister got here before me and my other two sisters because it was her birthday present. Her first job was a cashier at some store but she quitted for personal reasons. Now she has a husband and lives close to us and is living her best life. 


Year 2022 was the year that I had to move to NZ and just lived there. My first week of school wasn’t great because of some people making fun of my English accent. But I don’t really bother now because I now know how to handle it.


My sister’s life here is good but they don’t really want to socialise for personal reasons. My other sister is still studying and having a chill life. While my other sister is now working while studying.


The Magical Book

The Magical Book


There’s me again, a silent awkward girl,ohh if only there was a way to change everything. Hi I’m Laura and this is my story on how my wish came true. I was casually  walking in the school hallway alone as always. Tomorrow will be my birthday. Soon I’m turning  16 uhh what’s the point of celebrating my wish will never come true anyways.


The sun always hurts my eyes in the morning. I hate it. I should change the position of my bedroom. Damn I’m 16 now I grow up fast, real fast. Ohhh well it’s just going to be a normal day anyways. What’s this a stupid book ohh well your mine now I can use you for my drawing. Hmmm let’s see what I can draw about head phones. They all done ouch what’s this headphones.


Is this true or is this my imagination? OMG! It’s real umm how about another drawing uhh a-h-h hair clip no way this is real. BEST BIRTHDAY EVER! I think I’m going to keep it a secret for now.  This is so cool it actually gave me a new phone. This is live.  How about real gold? I’m rich.


Three days later and it’s a bit boring now sure I can have everything I want but I still have no friends. Maybe it can’t actually buy happiness. I will leave you here for now, maybe I can just use you for emergencies.  You know what, I am now going to make things happen by myself. I’m going to make friends by myself and earn things that I want by myself


My Passion Project

My Passion Project


Me and two of my friends decided to make a passion project about Filipinos mythical creatures in term 2. At first it was only me who was doing it until my teacher mentioned it to the whole class. Then one of my friends asked me if he could join because he also knows about mythical creatures so I agreed.


A few weeks later one of my friends also asked me if she could also join and I agreed. Me and my friends are still working on it but some people would still ask us if they can read it.I still hope that other people would like to join because I really like working together.


I made the passion project because I’m hoping that Filipinos get more along with working with each other. Plus I just like to tell others  about Filipinos’ horror history. I really like how I get to research about some of them.


I would like to present one of my passion project files: 



Swimming Recount

Swimming Recount


We started our swimming lessons on the first of August and ended on the 14th of August. In our first lesson we had to change some subjects because we had swimming lessons. The time passed and the girls had to go to Room 8 to change. After we changed into our swimming clothes we ate our lunch and just played.


We just waited for the kids to come back for a few minutes and we were there. They made us line up and ask all of us who’s confident and a pro. I didn’t put my hand up because I wasn’t confident and a pro at swimming so I got sent to lane one. There were three lane lane one was for not confident people and lane two was for confident people then lastly lane 3 it’s for the people who are pro’s.


My first coach was Crissy or that’s what she wanted us to call her. She was really nice and patient to others who were struggling. We first learned to float and how to swim with board on without touching the ground.Every end of the lesson we would jump and at first I was really scared to jump. I got the hang of jumping every last session that I jump more than once.


The day before our last day we get to practice survival and we also get to be on a boat. All the lanes were removed so all the lanes can swim together. On our last day we had a normal session but I still enjoyed it. We got to jump so many times and have a race. I liked that their coaches are patient with the kids who are still learning. I enjoyed the lessons because it’s really fun and I actually learned a lot. 




NZ Animal Adaptations

NZ Animal Adaptations


What Are Adaptations?


Adaptation changes or when a living animal or human has to change because of the seasons or because of the weather. Adaptation can also be in forms or changing of a living. For example humans have body hair to survive the cold. Like a Kiwi they used to fly but now they can’t because back then there were no predators and their food was always in the ground. But now they got used to not flying and there are now predator.


NZ Animals Adaptation-Tui


A tui was first found by the Europeans in the year 1770 at Queens Charlotte on the North Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Same years as Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific Ocean. They only eat nectar from plants. They have curved beaks because it fits perfectly in the flower. When they’re getting the plant’s nectar.


These are some facts about the tui. The name Tui came from the Maori language. Tui’s are famous because they are one of most known pollinators. Because they can fly a large distance and for pollinating some of the native trees.


Tui’s learned how to adapt in the environment by giving birth to a lot of them. Along with just eating insects.They used to suffer a lot because of rats,ferrets,stoats, and because there were predators.


NZ Animals adaptation-Kiwi 


Kiwis are New Zealand’s birds. They are famous because they are one of the birds who can’t fly. They used to fly but they decided to adapt to not fly because there were no predators back then and no humans to haunt them. They were so used to not flying that they can’t fly anymore.They learned to adapt in their environment by having whiskers to feel what’s around them at night. They also have long breaks to navigate in the night.


NZ Animal Adaptation- Kina


Kina’s have spikey and strong shells  to protect what’s inside it.They would mostly be found in seaweeds.  Some people think that they don’t have a life but they are actually alive because they eat and move. They learned to adapt in their environment by having hard shells to protect them.


Tsunami Cycle

Tsunami Cycle

Tsunami is a wave that could kill or drown you. If it’s big enough it can even destroy your house or destroy buildings.


Tsunamis happen because of the square waves. Square waves are caused by the wind. If the wind crashes together a square wave would be made because the wave would follow the wind. So if the wind crashes together the waves would also crash into each other.


 A Tsunami can also happen when an earthquake starts. Because the bottom  of the Ocean is still ground so if the bottom of the Ocean broke it would also move the water that would cause a tsunami. If the earthquake became so strong it would also make a much bigger and more deadly tsunami.


There are many causes of tsunamis and one of them is this. A volcanic eruption can also cause tsunamis because the sea still has a ground and volcanoes are connected to the ground. It’s just like an earthquake but earthquakes are also caused by volcanoes. So that shows us that the earth and nature will always be connected to each other. 


To stay away from a tsunami make sure that there are no square waves. Because that’s one way to make a tsunami.Make sure that the wave is fine because it’s too aggressive it might drown you. Or make  a really big wave to make a tsunami.Make sure that there are live guards or experts to alert people if a tsunami is coming.


The biggest tsunami that ever happened in history was in Lituya Bay in Spirit Lake 1958. It had reached a height of 1720 ft. Then run up to 520 metres.