Thursday, April 14, 2011

All about my friends

My friends are one of the greatest things that have happened to me at this school. My Best's friends are Sela, Kezia,Tia and Destiney. We're all different cultures like me and Tia are both Samoans, Sela is Tongan, Kezia is cook island and Destiney is Maori.

We’re all in the same things or at least one of us are. We enjoy playing all sorts of sports like rugby, netball,volley, touch and so much more. We always get picked or put together in the same activities, groups, classes and some more events. We all have similar taste like listening to music, sitting under the tree talking non-stop, eating together and just enjoying each other’s company.

It has been a joy seeing each other every day and we get in trouble together and we giggle about it afterwards. What I like about my friends the most is that we can always support each other, help each other and try and cheer each other up when they need it the most. I’m just so lucky I’ve got friends like them.

My friends are special to me and it makes me sad to see them go. Destiney is leaving tomorrow and we're all very depressed about it. I'm not looking forward to it and I think we might cry.

Learning

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We've been learning about the Pt England values. As part of it we were told to make a project to show what one of the values were. Learning for me was about concentrating on my work, trying to finish it on time and making sure I can show the audience what it means. I think that I need to make sure that I can make the deadline and also to try better next time.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Barrista Job

OMG! What can I say. I got accepted to be a coffee maker and I’m really happy because it looked like a really cool job with the funky machines. It would be a good experience for us especially at this age. I got it yes! We were told that we were being trained by a experienced barrister Jacob. We met with him last week and were taught a few steps and how to make different types of coffees including hot chocolate.

For a couple of days it started with the basics knowing the names of the equipment then the real thing, actually making it. Memorizing the steps and doing it the same time was sort of a juggle. Me, Sela and Tia were struggling as we observed what Jacob was doing, he made it look so easy except the steam where it got hot. But when it was our turn we felt shaky, edgy and confused whether we were doing this right.

I felt really honored because of how young we are and already at a early age we’re learning how to prepare coffee’s for visitors and adults using a machine. We are already getting a head start and practiced on the teachers.

It was a real challenge because on Friday we were actually beginning to sell and make cash. It was fun but sort of a battle, we had to make sure we knew who’s coffee was which and that we didn’t run out of ingredients. Trying to balance things out, it’s hard work and we know that we can improve on it later.

The big day which was held Yesterday. There was a group of visitors coming and we made some coffee for those who wanted one. I could feel so much pressure and felt so good when they commented on our coffee’s. It turned out better then I thought. It was really awesome.