Dear Stardome


Hi I’m Aryan I go to papatoetoe south school. It was nearly the summer holidays so I thought of writing things I have learnt.

I have learnt that the first rocket to go up in space was the v8. I would also love to thank you for showing us the space station.

I ve also found out that the sun is not the biggest star. there are also two stars bigger than the sun .


I would like to come back and more interesting facts.


by Aryan




Why are there lots of Refugees from Afghanistan?

A refugee is a person who moves from one place to another so they can have a better life. They go to refugee camps when they have moved to a different place. They move for peace. They move because of war, pollution and natural disasters.

In 2009 there were over 10 million refugees in the world. About 982 000 people are trying to leave their countries. About 2.8 million Afghan people are refugees because they escaping war and oppression. Oppression is the opposite of freedom.

About one-third of the refugees live in refugee camps. These are meant to be only for a short time but they can stay in them for a long time.

It is hard to be a refugee because when they are in a boat it is really small and there may not be a toilet on the boat. They have learn how to speak English or another language, they need to know the rules and laws, they might need a New Zealand education, and their friends and family might still be in Afghanistan.

It is hard to a refugee. We should help them live here by teaching them at school and being friendly with them.

by Aryan and Dillan



 My awesome class is learning about migration.