Thursday, 3 December 2020

Marc Chagall

 Marc Chagall 

Born as a Jewish.

Birth: 6 July 1887

Death: 28th March 1985 aged 97

Type of artist: Russian-french

Where did he live: Liozna

Interesting facts about Marc: Before WW1 Marc Chagall travelled between
Saint Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. During his travels he created his own mixture of modern art. He became one of the country's modern artists during the War in Soviet Belarus.

I chose this picture because it has a lot of patterns and bright, dark colours. It really stands out it was a great choice of colours.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Tower of Giraffes

 As the tower of giraffes follow each other with a clicking sounds from their hooves. They sense the presence of a giraffe hanging from a cliff hanger. They continue on not knowing what will happen. Once they reach the top they see a child holding down a button, the child's father dressed in a blue suit, blue pants, red tie, fresh out of the box from Italy, looks at them with no expression as if he wanted them to be there... 

Tuesday, 27 October 2020


 As it turns into dusk, Alma looks around, with despair, from side to side with a clicking sound. A red headed doll appears on the table, Alma now knows who will get sucked in next. Feeling frozen, Alma breathes heavily with stress. The little black and white doll, on the bike, continues riding trying to escape. Alma analyses the room looking for an escape root.

A day passes and everything is quiet. A man with a black and white sweater, white sweatpants and glasses walks up in front of the store. Alma starts breathing more heavily as the man walks right in front of her. He smiles creepily and walks to the back. It’s almost dusk and the red headed girl has still not appeared.

As the sun rises at dawn, a loud squeaking sound comes from the other side of the street. Alma looks at the other dolls with the clicking sound of her eyes. Loud but soft sound is coming from the snow as a red haired girl looks through the window with joy in her face, not knowing the unknown. The red haired girl looks away for a split second and the doll disappears. She starts to make the same mistake I have made the mistake we all have made. The red haired girl looks around, Alma blinks as fast as she can and gets her attention. The red headed girl stays still, almost like she is frozen in ice. Suddenly, the look of fear creeps over her face. The red haired girl turns and runs out through the squeaky door as fast as she can.

The shop owner looks at Alma, furious, Alma feels the intensity through her body.  

To be continued...  

Tuesday, 15 September 2020


 Aroha was in the park with her friends, feeling excitement and joy. Her free spirit allowed her to run wild with the wind, while her friends chased her.

As they race through the flora and fauna. Aroha trips over a tree root. Her friends find her crying. with a grazed elbow. Her feelings of joy were broken. Picked up by her friends she feels embarrassed. Everyone saw her fall.

Aroha pretends to act OK but on the inside she feels hopeless. She knows she needs to get through it by closing her eyes and breathing in and out. Comfort and calmness has replaced her feeling of embarrassment. 

Iron Tamariki


This picture is a person swimming the Iron Tamariki. I drew this in google drawing as part of my reading activity. If I was swimming the Iron Tamariki race I would feel a bit nervous and scared just in case I failed. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Diary Entry

by Selina Tusitala Marsh

This is a piece of writing in the form of a Diary Entry. We have been studying Mophead for darma.

Dear Diary

Yesterday you wont believe what happen. I went to a Restorative Justice meeting and a lot happen. I had just told dad and mum what has been happening in school. They were furious, we went down to my school. I felt a little embarrassed but I knew I had to be brave. we saw the bully's parents. The teacher came in with the bully.

After we had the Restorative Justice I felt joyful hoping I will never be bullied. the bully came and apologised and asked to be friends, I wasn't sure what to say, "I'll think about it" I said. My family and I went home, I entered my room and started reading my book, my parents came in to check on me. as soon as they left I put on my red dress and started acting just like Diana Ross.

I felt like a free spirit.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Covid-19 Magic



The magic that happened to me was learning at home, it is a lot more difficult to study at home without my classmates. Staying in lock down is worse than walking around the basin because during lock down it felt terribly lonely.