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A Letter to Jacques Chirac

Dear Prime Minister Jacques Chirac, I sincerely hope this letter doesn’t bother you it any sorts. I obligingly request you to cancel the nuclear testings which begins soon. Complications could occur such as once radiation is cleansed off all detected surfaces, the radiation proceeds to spread into pacific waters leading to a wide of range of pacific islands that accommodates a population which may affected by radiation spread from your ships. As well as marine life are bound to be affected by the radiation causing mutation. Based on those reasonings, I will ask you once again, I’d appreciate if you would cancel this nuclear test. If you would like to continue with the test, I advise you to do to carry on with the test underground.

Ki o Rahi Tournament

On Tuesday 13th of May, St Patrick’s School held an Ki o Rahi tournament between classes in our school. This tournament consists of four teams, which are called “Totara, Rimu, Kauri and Rata.” (Aka. Yellow, Blue, Green and Red.)

Ki o Rahi is a mix of Handball, Netball and Tag Rugby We had six games of seven people against each other. I played in the second game of the tournament. Totara (My team) and Rimu were against each other. Totara was chosen to be Kioma, their objective is to score points by touching the pou (poles) with ki (Small Ball) that is around the whole area of the game. The other team was chosen to be Taniwha, their objective is to hit the ki (Small Ball) at the tupu which is in the middle of the whole area. There are three zones which specific teams are only allowed to enter in. The outer zone is called Te Ao, the middle zone is Te Roto and the central zone is Te Motu.

Ki o Rahi may not be my favourite sport to play, but it was fun. I hope I get to play sometime in the future.

Nuclear Poem

The sky looks very clear, the birds fighting over a piece of bread

Seagulls squawking and flying around

Hearing the crashes of the waves

The splashes of the waves are nice to the ear



Police Sirens

Scared because, I’m in a wooden boat

The smoke spreading around our area

Rocking yacht makes an attentive moan


People of our country protesting

The screams of the people

You have no right to do this

Furious, I can’t believe this is happening!


R.E Advocate

This week during R.E we have chosen an advocate to research and talk about. I chose Martin Luther King Jr.

We added information about, Where they were born, Why they are famous, How they made a difference, and What has happened to them.

Sailors on Pukaki

My heart pounding and pounding, I rush to the designated area, I don’t want to miss this. I can hear my comrades shouting. Luckily I made it in time. I sit down and gaze upon the darkened door window panels. We place our hands on deck with our backs facing the burst. Alerted we have only two minutes. Sweat drips down from my head. My heartbeat is racing. The broadcast alerts us to shut our eyes and put our goggles on. The count up starts. Every single second memories of my loved ones flash and race through my mind. Why have I come here. I knew the consequences but my naive mind tempted me anyway. I’m sorry.. Mum, Dad. 

The last moments before the burst detonated, I heard ‘four, three, two, one. An intense blast trembled through my ears. My hearing begins to fade. All of a sudden a loud voice in my head saying ‘Bomb Gone!’ We spend fifteen seconds in excruciating heat penetrating through our back. Before we opened our eyes I could see through my eyelids to the bones of my hands. Opening our eyes we face the burst. It was a sight to see. An enormous mushroom cloud soaring in the sky upon the horizon. This may have been an amazing experience however, I had ruined my future ahead.