Happiness Poem


Happiness sounds like laughing 

Feels like fun

Like a pure and happy life

Refreshing, clear, sweet

Cheerful laughter on a sunny day

Doing things you like

Happiness smells like a strong sweet flower


Joy in your heart

A large grin

Birthday cakes


Like summer

Happiness is about being who you are and having fun with family and friends. 

Sadness Poem



Cold tears dripping on your face

Water and cold air


Tears running down your face

Like a cold gust of wind

You are no one

Tears dropping out of your eyes

Into the ocean

Salty tears


You’ve had enough

Crying, salty tears and sweat

Bitter feeling of guilt, depression and regret

Sadness is blue, a rainy day. 

Arlo and The Orca 2022

MHF review Arlo and the Orca | Mental Health Foundation

A collaborative poem written by all of Room 8. This poem expresses our feelings about anger looking through the eyes of Arlo from Arlo and the Orca by Monique Walker.


Anger feels like letting your rage out

A clenched fist

Blood, salty sweat

Growling and yelling

Rough and hot

Like a red face

Anger smells like danger

Like air

Shouting and screaming 

Painful and hurtful

Madness and crazy actions of destruction

Like smoke

Burning Coal

A fire raging and growing limitlessly

Anger is an emotion that you wanna show or not

It starts when we get upset about something

This week, Monique and Stacy came to class and presented Monique’s book. We learnt that it’s okay to cry and that life can be a moody, stormy with waves of emotion but to remember the sun will always come back and shine.

Many thanks to Monique and Stacy for presenting and sharing their book.

Also to Catherine and Jessie.

The Tampa Affair: Abbas Nazari – Entry 3 2022

Opening a heavy door, a path leads to a glorious land. Murmurs and whispers flooded into my ears walking through an isle of wonder, hands waved and eyes laid on me.  Confused in and out, I had asked someone where to go. Finally arriving, I enter a room with a dull light, walls painted grey, and an intruding smell of plastic. Children my age flood the room, with paper planes flying and others colliding. Sitting down on a wooden chair, drastic flashbacks fill my head. I had felt for a moment, that the abomination and terror had ended. For a first, life was at peace.

Huapai School Path – bicycle tracks near me

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2022

Today, the Manaiakalani Film Festival was held at the HOYTs Cinemas located in Sylvia Park. 11 schools within Manaiakalani had attended, all mushed in chaos inside 3 cinemas and at about 11, everyone was seated and ready to watch. One movie had me laying eyes midway into the film festival, Point England’s Movie about the Vodafone Warriors. Me as a rugby fan, not particularly league, can still understand the struggles of form within a rugby team.