Friday, November 29, 2013


Intro- We have been comparing similarities and differences between Omar’s life’ a girl that live in Malawi and our life here in New Zealand. We’re going to be looking at how hard Omars school life and home life is compared to ours.

Para 1- Omars school life is hard because, students have to be at school at 6.30 to sweep the dusty playground, half an hour before school starts. Students also have to share 1 book between 4-5 people. Not having enough money to buy books, pens or even pencils is hard for kids. 1.30 is the time they finish school, during that time they only have two 10min breaks. One at 8.40 and another at 10.40. Since they don’t have any where to hold their assembly they have it outside.

Para 2- Sadly Omars parents died, so she now lives with her grandparents. Her  grandpa is the chief of her village but they live in a poor home. Inside her room she has no bed because her Grandpa sleeps on it. She calls it her bedroom but she has no bed so its basically just a room. On the floor is where Omar sleeps. The toilet and the kitchen are in two separate blocks outside.

Para 3- Exams are really hard to pass, because students don’t have enough time to study. But when they do go home they're too busy helping out with the food and chores. Teachers sometimes have students at the age of 12-16 in their class, because they didn’t pass their exam. If students were unable to pass the exam then they stay in the same class.


We wear shoes to school but Omar doesn’t. She has to walk 6 kilometres to get to school whereas we just live down the road. In New Zealand its a must for us to go to school unlike kids in Malawi most of them stay home and learn to cook and do the chores. They also get their water out of a little well, however we get our water out of the tap. There is a lot of differences in Malawi.

There are some similarities such as we walk to school, we have assemblies, sing the national anthem and play sports. Omars school does the same as us. Another similar thing is that us and some schools in Malawi have desks and chairs. Books are provided but shared between 4-5 people in Malawi schools, unlike us we have netbooks and also get our own books.

its the kids responsibility to come to school early and clean the school. As for us we have don’t have to clean, instead we have a caretaker and cleaners. Mwaya school starts at 7.00 and finishes the day at 1.30, which is way different to Pt England School. Electricity, we have this but Mwaya School does not. They have no computers and they can’t even flick the switch to turn the light on, because there's no electricity.

For breakfast they grow Cassava and make it into a porridge. Here in New Zealand we have a variety of breakfast cereals to eat. Instead of living in a house with a kitchen and a toilet, they have them in two separate blocks outside. But after using the toilet they have no sink to wash their hands. These are all so different to how we live.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

First day at Pt England School

In the morning my had Yelld out my name and told me to get ready to go to school.As I was walking with my Uncle to School I was asking lots of question.When I had got to pt england school I was 6 years old. I was in the hall at the back.When people were going to there classes one of the teachers were walking me down the hall way to my class.My first teachers name was Miss wood and my first class room was room 8.When I had first walk into my class room people started coming up to me and saying hi like I was a famuos person.

My friends names were Mele,Anamei,Page,Ane and Samuel. In my class I didnt listen to my teacher all the time I was a egg. But then I was starting to get better at listing.When it was lunch time I was playing around the school and when it was time to come back to class I was still playing out side.As I was out side I went back into my class room and my teacher ask me were I was and I said I was playing out side.

When We had went outside to play a game we were playing duck duck goose.As we were playing duck duck goose I was waiting for my turn .When someone finaly pick me I was runinng around the circle laughing and I fell over.Then the home bell went THats what I remeber.

I heard a whisper but no one was there.

       As I was walking home from my friends house I had heard a whisper coming from somewhere I was searching around but no one was there.When I had got home I was thinking really hard about the whisper I was thinking was it my mind playing tricks on me or was it real.Peacefully sleeping in my bed as I could hear that same whisper I had woken up and looked all around my room but no one was near to be seen.In the morning I had went to school telling my friend Sarona that I had been Hearing someone whispering to me and she had thought I had went crazy as I saw the look in her eyes.She had told Mya and Helen and they were asking me what could you hear them saying And I had said to them I dont know.Then Me and my friends Sarona,Mya and Helen were acting like spys it was really fun it was so fun that I had forgoten about that dum whisper.But then I had heard that whisper agian then we were looking around sneeky them we had jumped and catch that person but it was not him or her it was our friend sapphire.We were thinking that it was her we were asking why were u here right now in her face then she said to put the rubbish away and she had said this is were we put the rubbish and we all said OWWW.Then we all had went over to sarona’s house and they were asking me lots of question like hell come we didnt hear the whisper when we were with you and I just said I dont no.They were starting to think that I was lieing to them but I was saying so loud I’m not I’m not then they wereing saying ok ok we believe you.Then When we were walking to the takeaways we were all waiting out side for them to be ready as we were boad the whisper was back I could hear it and then I had turn and looked at my friends and said what and they said we heard it.Then we were all getting scared.But I was happy because I thought I was going crazy but nope.Then We were all getting ready and we were all searching and looking around for that person that was whispering.Then I said wait the fish and chips then I had went back to go get it then I heard the whisper but this time it was different this time I had thought I heard my name and I was right I did hear my name then I was yelling what do you want.Then I had woken up and said it was all a dream but then all my friends were next to me and they said oh no it wasn't a dream It was your cousin pranking us you black out when he had said your name so he stopped pranking you and took you home with us to.Then I Look at him angry and chase him around the house.

Auckland'er dragged behind a Humpback Whale

In fiji a Aucklander Has been dragged behind a humpback whale. The Person that got dragged by it was trying to untangle him from fishing gear that someone had dumped into the sea. The person who tried to let the whale free said that the knife he was using was a butter knife.This whale could not move its tail but as soon as it was cut free it had started to swim away.People have said that the fishing gear look like it was only under for a little while.There diving instructor knew that it would be a risk to jump in with a 12-m long mammal.So the whale is pretty lucky to be alive and that there is nice caring people out there.