Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Today's Banking lesson.

Today a lady name Rachel came into class to teach us about credit and credit history. She taught us that if you have good credit than you are more likely to get get a loan from the bank. We also learnt that you get good credit by making payments on time and also that the bank judges your credit by your rent payments and other things like that. Another thing that we learnt was that if you have bad credit you can rebuild it by making more frequent payments, paying on time and by paying back extra.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Today's trip to Stardome's.

Today the whole senior school went to the Stardome observatory in One Tree Hill.
We arrived at the Stardome car park at around 11 am. We exited the bus and found a place to sit under a tree and ate our lunch. Once we had finished our lunch we went and walked around the area that we were allowed to play in. After we had exhausted all the other things to play on we started to Ball Rush which my 2 other friends kept winning round after round soon after we had to go into Stardome. Once we went in we were in the Space Room with our guide Tim. At the start Tim said that we could ask some questions about Space and Astronomy, we asked a series of questions about Space things and Astronomy, Tim gave very detailed answerers to our questions and we learnt a lot.

After our session in the Space Room we were allowed to go out and have a look at the displays but before we left we Tim told us the rules so that we don't break anything. We looked around at all the displays and model Space Rockets until we were called into the observatory.

We walked into the observatory, found a seat and listened to Tim. Tim established the rules of the observatory and then started the movie. The movie was projected onto a big dome that was protruding out if the roof. At times in the movie I thought that I was moving not the movie.

After the Movie Tim showed how to find the planets and the Southern Cross and also a way to find where South roughly is.

We walked out of Stardome and entered the bus which was going back to school.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Today's Technologie.

Today at Graphics technology we started to make the paper stencils for the T-shirts that we are making. I traced the design for my design which was Darth Vader. After I had traced that design I searched the internet for other things that I could use but the bell rang and we had a short walk back to school.

Today's Tech.

Last Friday at technology we made Chocolate log cake. Our Chocolate log cake was made from Sugar, Cocoa, Flour, Baking powder, Butter, Milk and an Egg.

We melted  

Dance Fever.

Today after morning tea my class had our first season of Dance Fever.Today was our first session because last week we were at camp. At the start of our lesson we learnt our Hip Hop dance steps, our Hip Hop routine has 3 parts to it which weren't to hard to learn. After we had learnt our Hip Hop routine we moved on to the Samba. We learnt the hard parts of the Samba dance which we have to perform at the end of the year.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Today's Maths.

Marilyn needs to fertilise her front lawn. It measures 20 metres by 35 metres. Each bag of the fertiliser that she plans to use covers approximately 200m2. How many bags should she buy? = ?

Remember: length X width
For today's maths my class had to figure out what the answer to this question was.
Can you figure it out ? Please leave you're answer in the comment section.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Car Wash Fund Raiser.

On the 22nd of August my school is having a car wash to fund raise money for our camp.

Please come along for a car wash.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Todays Reading.

Today for reading we had to answer a series of question about a book that we read, and also had to make a quiz. 

Friday, 7 August 2015

Today's Technology.

To at technology we didn't get to cook anything because our cooking teacher was sick so instead we did some writing with different teacher. We wrote about what we wanted to do when we grow up and we also brain stormed about cooking and somethings that could go wrong in the kitchen.

Thursday, 6 August 2015


  1. Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you will die.
  2. I'm tall when i'm young i'm short when i'm old what am I ?
  3. Mary father has 5 daughters Nana Nene Nini Nono what is the last daughter's name ?
  4. In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower everything was pink what colour was the stairs ?
  5. What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it.
  6. What has four eyes but can't see ?
  7. What is at the end of a rainbow ?
  8. What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it ?
  9. A man was driving his truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street. How did he see her?
  10. What can go up a chimney down but can’t come down a chimney up?

2.=A Candle.
4.=Its a 1 story house there's no stairs.
7.= The letter W.
You have to figure out 9 and 10 by yourself :D .

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Todays Science Club.

Today for science we took a walk to Tamaki College to go to a science class where we did many different experiments and played with heaps of different robots. My favourite experiment was with two different chemicals which were Hydrogen Peroxide and Potassium Iodide we also put dish washing liquid into it, as-well as food colouring, and when they were all combined it made mass amounts if foam that was called Elephant Toothpaste. For the robots I liked a crane which was remote controlled and could pick things up and put them down another thing that you could do with those robots is pick up bombs and dispose of them. Another thing I liked was a hexagon helicopter is it could fly in the air over 200 metres.  

Friday, 31 July 2015

My Salsa Dish.

Image result for salsa dishToday a Technology we made mice and salsa, to make it we chopped up and onion and garlic and then we fried the 2 together. Then once they were almost caramelised we added the mince and then we waited for it to be cooked and then we added some celery and the special sauce and I don't what was in it because the teacher made and when it was all cooked we ate it.

What I Have Learnt About Decimals.

I learnt that decimals are just parts of a fraction I have also learnt how to minus and add decimals I have learnt what each number in the decimals stands for and what it represents. Most of this I have learnt in the last 2 weeks.

Child Abuse Poster.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Child Abuse.

Recently my reading group has been debating on the topic of Child Abuse, for one of our tasks we had do a report on it.

This report is about Child Abuse and states whether it is a good thing or a bad thing to do.

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, almost 4 children die every day to child abuse. And 30% of abused children will later abuse their children.

Although Child Abuse is against the law some parents still assault their children, sometimes so badly, they end up in hospital with injuries ranging from head trauma to broken legs.

Abusing a child can have a very bad mental effect on the child such as Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation, Difficulty concentrating, Academic problems in school aged-Aged children and adolescents, Withdrawnness and/or difficulty connecting with others, Flashbacks and Increased Hyper-vigilance.

The consequences for assaulting a child is a life time requirement as a child abuser, Termination of parental rights, Ruined reputation, Criminal record, Supervised access with the child, Physical or actual loss and enjoyment of a child and Continual involvement with a child protective services agency.


Friday, 24 July 2015

Today's Technology.

Today at technology the year 8's in my class made made Hot Cakes. The mixture was made with Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Milk and and one Egg. Once the mixture was mixed together and had no more lumps we poured the mixture in the frying pan cooked the Hot Cakes. once we had cooked them we drizzled chocolate sauce, and strawberry sauce and Icing Sugar onto our Hot Cakes and then we ate them. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Todays Maths

Today at maths we solved three decimal questions which were given to us by our teacher.

Tom and Katie went for a five kilometre run. Tom took 40.23 minutes to complete the run while Katie took 40.92 minutes.
Who was faster and by how many minutes?

Cheryl had 3.5 litres of water to water her plant. Each plant needs 0.5 litres. How many plants can Cheryl water?

Sione ran 0.45 kilometres more on Friday than Saturday. On Saturday he ran 11.25 km. How many kilometres did Sione run on Friday ? 

Can you solve them all ? 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Today's Maths

This Morning my class had to solve this maths equation.

The hairdresser has 4.5 litres of dye left. Each tint uses 0.375 litres of dye. How many tints can the hairdresser do ?

Can you solve the equation ?

Friday, 26 June 2015

Food-Tech Basic-Sponge

Today at food tech me and my cooking partner made Basic Sponge.
The recipe was almost the same as the Dutch Apple Cake we made last week.
After we had made our mixture we put the mixture in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius, and waited for about 20-25 minutes.
Once the Sponge looked golden brown we took it out and put a knife in the middle of the Sponge to see if it was cooked and for the 3rd knife poke it was.
after we had cleaned up the small amount of mess that we had on our work bench me and my cooking partner cut the Sponge into quarters and took 2 each and then we wrapped them up in tin foil. Lastly we cleaned the baking tray and indulged in what we had made.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

First Science Experiment.

Today our class attend Room 9's science experiment because this week is our schools science week. We answered a series of science questions around the 3 arrears of matter. We also learnt about Physical changes, and chemical changes. we also did experiments such as mentos and coke and baking soda and vinegar experiment.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Today's Maths

Today Maintenance we had to figure out 10 decimal questions the first 5 were different to the others. the other 3 were word problems and the last set were general maths questions.

Here is the general maths questions we had to solve.
1 Fortnight = 2 Weeks
1 Millennium = 1000 years
1 Century =  100 years
1 leap year = every four years
1 Year = How Many Days = 365
How Many In A Bakers Dozen = 13
How Many Metres In A Kilometre = 1000
How Many Grams In A Kilogram = 1000
1 Day = How Many Hours = 24
1 Hour = How Many Minutes = 60 miniatures

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Today's Maths

Today our teacher wrote 16 maths questions fir us to answer. The first 10 were a part of our maintenance which were relatively easy, the other 6 were word problems which were harder to solve.

here is one we had to solve try to find the answer.

A barber makes $17 every 15 minutes how long will it take him to earn $680 ?

Friday, 5 June 2015

My World War 1 Inquiry Project Presentation

This term we learned about World War 1 and the 100th year of the ANZAC. The school commemorated the centenary year with an emotional remembrance day "Lest we forget." This is when I decided to inquire into what happened in World War 1.

My peers and I did our inquiry projects around this theme. I researched information about WW1, processed the information, used relevant facts and suitable images to produce this movie. I storyboarded my ideas and facts, and then found suitable images to relate to and support my facts. 

I enjoyed learning about the war, creating my movie and sharing it with the rest of the world. I wish to acknowledge the user friendly BBC Schools - World War One website I found very useful for facts and images about some aspects of war. 

Please watch the movie and leave a comment. Thanks

Monday, 25 May 2015

Early Childhood Center.

Today my class and I went to the new Glenbrae kids early childhood center that has been built next to our school. First we went to our school library and got some baby books, we chose a song to sing and walked next door to the child hood center, We took of our shoes and sat down on the mat that they had there. Once the lady in-charge introduced her self we stood up and sang if your'e happy and you know it. Once we finished our song we got to choose a child to read and play with. me and my friend choose a boy named Lucas, we read a book and played some games with him. After half an hour we sat on the mat and then they sang a song, soon after we walked back to school.

Friday, 22 May 2015

This afternoon two other media team members and I learnt who to edit and and make movies.

Monday, 11 May 2015

World War 1 Report.

World War 1 Report.

When did World War 1 start?

World War 1 was a war that was mainly situated in Europe it started in 1914 July the 28 and ended in 1918 November 11th.

Why did World War 1 start?

World War 1 started from the death of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. Franz Ferdinand was the duke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand’s wife who was Sophie Duchess of Hohenberg was also murdered in the assassination.

Who assassinated Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie?

A group of six went to kill Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo and his wife, out of the six Gavrilo Princip killed Franz Ferdinand and his wife because of politics and they didn't feel that he was doing a good job.

What countries Were Involved in World War 1?

Britain, France, Russia, Italy, U.S.A, all fought against Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. Britain, France, Russia, Italy, U.S.A all fought together because the were all allied with one and another which lead to a world war, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria also fought together because they were all also allied.

How did New Zealand and Australia help in World War 1?

in 1915 New Zealand and Australia sent A.N.Z.A.C. . [Australian New Zealand Army Corp] soldiers to fight the Turkish soldiers in Gallipoli which was 100 years this year.

Why did New Zealand and Australia send troops to Gallipoli?

A.N.Z.A.C. [Australian New Zealand Army Corp]
Soldiers were sent to try and push the Turkish out of there country and capture Dardanelles which was the gateway to Bosphorus and the Black sea.

Thursday, 7 May 2015


This morning my maths group and I had to solve three different equations using our multiplication, division, adding and subtracting skills.  

Equations we had to solve.

There are 200 loafs of bread 3/5 were sold and 1/4 of what was left was sold how much was left unsold?

There are 150 loafs of bread 2/5 were sold and 3/4 of what was left was sold how much was left unsold ?

There are 125 loafs of bread 4/5 were sold another 4/5 of what was left were sold how much were unsold ?

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Term 1 Reflection

During term 1 our class had good, bad, and ugly times we started of the term with a familiar teacher Mrs Tofa.

our class were going to M.A.D.D workshops where we learnt about our cultural beginnings and how everybody is unique in their own way. Mr Petia, who is one of the teachers at the M.A.D.D workshops donated his art work, which he would draw after the workshop, he drew Superman, Hulk Flash, and Captain America with more to come.

We also had our last ever Life Education session in the Life Education Caravan we learnt about how drugs and Alcohol can affect puberty. we also learnt about the 5 body systems which are the Respiratory  system, Digestive system, Circulatory system, Nervous system and the immune system.

After our lunch breaks we would then go to the pool and swim, when we were swimming some of the class learnt new swimming styles and improved on Freestyle and Backstroke, the new styles some people learnt are Butterfly and Breaststroke.  After we had done our swimming exercises  we would get free time to play in the pool.

This year Mr Nath picked 16 players to go the tamaki cluster cricket tournament. During our lunch time we would play cricket and he would coach us on what we need to work on. we won all our games except 1 against St Pius. But our team still came first out of the whole tamaki cluster.

The senior school also participated in the welcoming of two boats that came from Hawaii using the same tools that the maori people used to get to New Zealand. We had to walk to the Point England beach and sit on the grass only a few meters away from the shore of the beach. After about 5 minutes of sitting and looking around we started to see another boat coming around the corner. We were watching the boat and the people come off it using a little boat carrying the people in groups of four, soon after all of the people were on land and all the schools, which was most of the ones in the tamaki cluster stood up and did a haka, we repeated it about 8 to 10 times. Once we finished our haka we sang some songs and listened to some speeches. After everybody had finished speaking we stood up in lines and went down to meet the people that sailed here from Hawaii.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

M.A.D.D Workshop

Today at our M.A.D.D work shop we learnt about different talents and skills, we also learnt the difference between the two. Our M.A.D.D  teacher said that talents are natural but skill take practise. He also said that mistakes aren't always a bad thing and that you should try to do what you are good at and that for some athletes it takes 10,000 hours of practise to get to where they are after he had told us about that he split us into groups and each group had to do a skit. after our skit he drew wonder woman and donated it to the school like his previous drawings.