This Term has been pretty crazy with everything going on in New Zealand and around the world. The start to this term was amazing with all of the fun sports we got to do like netball, basketball, and a bit of Rugby league. But then a little into the term we had out level 4 lock down which has lasted throughout the whole rest of the term. I was sad that I didn't get to socialize with anyone besides my bubble but also re leaved as school work at school is a bit more stressful then being at home since at home you get to work on your own time. Being at home helped me improve my other talents like baking and cooking for example. Most of the women on my dads side learned how to cook and bake at a very young age and have been trying to pass it down to me as I am the next generation. I am so grateful to have these skills because I know that I will need it to help me in the future. Another plus to this lock down is that it helped me get along with my family in my bubble and also extended family because we do video chats every Friday night just to check in with everyone. We even sometimes play games online such as Among us. Remember to stay home and stay safe. Also stay positive better days are on their ways.
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Friday, 17 September 2021
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Monday, 23 August 2021
Statement: Hippos should have to wear deodorant while walking the streets of LA
Hippos, like any animals, can produce a foul odor that is not only unpleasant for other animals but also harmful to humans and the environment. According to studies, the deodorant that hippos are given not only smells good but also improves the environment. It is scientifically proven that this hippo deodorant makes trees and plants grow faster. For example you have a wild hippo walking around, when they come into contact with any type of plant it is proven to actually grow faster.
The hippos benefit from this deodorant because it helps them attract female or male hippos, depending on the flavor. All of the berry flavors, for example, attract female hippos, while others, such as watermelon or apple, attract the males. It's proven that now over 82% of hippos are now using this product which not only leaves them smelling good for other hippos it is also great for humans.
This product actually was proven in a recent study that it helps hippos live longer than their normal life span which is about 40-50 years. It extends that by a few hundred years. It enters the skin cells and goes to it's heart and lungs and makes it better and stronger. It also helps them walk around the hot streets of LA for a long time without needing water around them all the time. It also benefits all of their thick skin by keeping the cells feeling and looking young and wrinkle free.
I hope you now know why Hippos should have to wear deodorant while walking the streets of LA
Task Description: Hello everyone this was my writing task from last week that I decided to finish off. As you can see from the title this writing was a Persuasive piece. Just saying if you can't already tell all these stats and everything in this piece is made up so none of it is real. This was overall really fun piece of writing because we were given a bit of freedom of what we were going to write about which I really enjoy.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Walt: Understand, and use, location words
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Monday, 26 July 2021
Today was the first day back to school for Term 3, and if you didn't know on every first day of a term our whole school gets together in the hall to see what our focus is for that specific term. This term the focus is "Healthy me Healthy you". This is mostly about keeping fit and making sure your body gets the nutrients and exercise it needs to stay healthy.
My highlight for the Immersion assembly was my team which is team 5. They were talking about how its not only our physical health we have to be working on to win, it is also our Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Family and social well being. This goes back to around the start of last year where we started really getting into these topics. Its called "Te Whare Tapa Wha".
My second favorite item/movie was from team 4. There movie was kinda around the lines of if you cheat you won't get anywhere and also keeping healthy and fit. In there movie there were two students who cheated in the race and just skipped to the end and sat there eating cake while the other students actually did the race at their right pace. and it showed them as lazy and unfit but then when they went to their school reunion which was a few years later they had switched up their life style and had become happier and healthier.
Overall I am very happy that we are doing fitness. I think it will really help for future sports and stuff. A big thank you to all the teachers for working hard to help us learn.
Thursday, 8 July 2021
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
Why is it important to arrive at school on time? You've asked, well hear what I have to say about it. Students can develop the pattern of being punctual with powerful benefits by arriving on time to school. It allows you to be even more self-sufficient than if you were late. People that arrive late to school are more likely to do poorly because they are rushing, which causes your brain to become anxious, causing your entire body to become tense, making it difficult to concentrate. Running late on a daily basis is harmful for your health, not just physically but also mentally.
I hope you now think twice about going to bed early and waking up early.
Task Description: This is an example of one of my attempts at persuasion writing. I talked about being late because it is a thing that both children and adults come across in their lives. Please leave in the comments anything I could work on.
The state of being equal is referred to as "equality." Racial equality, gender equality, or equality of opportunity between rich and poor is frequently associated with progress towards the ideal of everyone being really equal. Every person is equal in front of and under the law, and has the right to equal protection and advantage from the law without discrimination, including discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, or other circumstances. People are still battling for multiple kinds of equality today, which I find to be quite sad. I have a feeling this isn't going to stop anytime soon, but I'm hoping it will at least improve in the near future.
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
Last week on Wednesday the Extension group for 2021 along with a few others got the amazing opportunity to go to a place in the city called KPMG. My highlight of the day besides the food was the experiment for my group. We were all divided into teams ours was Earth, and the others were Fire, Air, and Water. Each group was given an experiment to complete depending on their names. We had to make oobleck for our project, which is just a cornstarch and water mixture. When I was making my oobleck, I realized that if you put pressure on it, it would be a solid and then when you lightly touched it, it would be a sort of liquid. Even though it got really messy, overall it was super fun.
Finally, I'd like to express my appreciation to KMPG for providing us with a fantastic trip. And I'm hoping that the next few individuals that join us on the trip will have as much fun as we did.
Do you know how interesting The Pyramids of Egypt really are? Well read the rest of my information report to find out more.
Did you realize that there are over 100 pyramids on the planet? Pyramids, as you may know, were created to serve as burial grounds and tombs for Pharaohs who passed, as well as to store their belongings. People were buried in the desert before pyramids were created, and wild animals would dig them up.
They all have treasures of many kinds and dead corpses in them, and the majority of the items are so valuable that people try to break into them. Traps are always used in movies to ensure that people do not pass through to the treasures, and this is 100% true. During the Old Kingdom, Egyptians believed that in order to ensure a successful afterlife, the Pharaoh's body would have to be preserved correctly and that he had to take everything he needed with him on his journey to the afterlife.
I hope you now understand how interesting the Pyramids really are. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments. Also try doing some more research on this subject if you are curious about anything else.
Friday, 2 July 2021
On Wednesday the year 7 & 8 girls took a girls team to compete in the Auckland champs for Rugby Union. We overall did really well and I think everyone should be proud of how we did. Some of my highlights were everyone backing each other up and having each others backs while running. That is actually how I got my second try of the day, I was backing up and running behind my player which had almost got a run away but unfortunately she got tackled so I backed her up by picking up the ball and scoring the try. My next highlight of the day were all the forwards blowing over. The forwards were amazing on the day at blowing over if you don't know what blowing over is its kinda like bridging over someone so the other team doesn't get the ball. And my last highlight of the day was how we didn't give up even when we were down by a few points. All of the girls had positive attitudes even if we didn't get the win we were all showing such good sportsman ship which in some cases is really hard. I just wanna say a quick thank you to Miss Timmi for training with us up and giving us all the amazing inspiring talks before our game, and a very big thanks to all the girls for actually participating and showing up.
During the last few weeks we have had sports teams out doing great things and representing us in rippa,basketball, netball and both boys and girls rugby union.
Unfortunately we have had a lot of injuries which can be very painful and this quote is to remind us that “Pain is Temporary” it won’t last but “Greatness is forever” we will always remember how great you played and that’s what matters. We hope you people get better soon.
Monday, 21 June 2021
Did you know that Mars holds the largest mountain in the world? It is 3 times the size of Mount Everest. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It is the second most inhabitable planet in the solar system. It is similar in a few ways to earth such as, the planet isn’t too hot or too cold and many more.
Mars was named by an ancient Roman God of war, the reason why it is called Mars is because it resembles the color of blood. The Mars color is called a Bloody red.
Mars is also known as the red planet because it is made out of iron-rich dust which gives its landscape rusty-red color.
Did you also know that Mars actually has two moons? The names of these moons are Phobos, and Deimos. Phobos is a bit bigger than Deimos and orbits only 6,000km above the Martian surface. Phobos orbits around Mars about 3 times a day while the more distant Deimos takes around 30-35 hours for each orbit.
I hope after reading this information report you learned a few facts about our amazing and interesting planet, Mars. Who knows, we may even end up living there one day.
Friday, 18 June 2021
We are learning to add and subtract up to three decimal places. We are learning to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Noel and Margaret each had a salary of $60 000 in 2008.
Noel’s salary increased by 11% in 2009 and then increased 6% in 2010.
Margaret’s salary was increased by 6% in 2009 and then increased by 11% in 2010.
Who had the greater salary in 2010? Make a guess then check your guess with a calculation.
A person decides to go on a diet. To get to a healthy weight they must reduce their food intake by 15%. An average intake is 9200 k a day.
How much of a reduction in average food intake would they need, to get to a healthy weight?
A real estate agent is paid a commission for selling a house.
The commission is based on:
Sales for: the first $300 000, commission is 3.95%
amounts above $300 000, commission is 2%
How much would be paid to an agent who sells a house for $757 000? 3409853
114 + 97 = 211
93 + 289= 382
128 + 87 = 215
163 + 84 = 247
311 + 93 = 404
Change to fractions and decimals
1. 21% - 0.21 21/100
2. 19% - 0.19 19/100
3. 35% - 0.35 35/100
4. 63% 0.63 63/100
5. 40% 0.40 40/100
6. 15% 0.15 15/100
7. 75% 0.75 75/100
8. 83% 0.83 83/100
9. 7% 0.7 7/100
10. 1% 0.1 01/100
Three basic properties are volume, mass, and shapes
All matter is made up of tiny particles called atoms
Volume is the amount of space the matter takes up
Mass is the amount of matter an object has
Liquid takes the shape of their container
Gasses do not have a definite shape or volume
Liquids do not have a definite shape but they do have a definite volume
Solids have a definite shape and volume
A Ice and chair are examples of solids
Task Description: Today with our reliever we did a task called why does matter matter. We learned a lot of things by ready the piece of paper she handed us. After reading all the facts about matters we answered some questions which are up above. My answers are the ones highlighted in blue.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Friday, 4 June 2021
Yesterday we had our Biannual Fiafia at Pt England school. Fiafia is when our whole school and our families come to watch us preform and show our cultural dances.
One of my highlights from last night was seeing all the families come and support all of the children there. I also loved how hyped it was last night with everyone supporting everyone. Seeing all the smiles reminded me of my first ever Fiafia at Pt England which gave me joy.
My favorite group out of them all besides the Samoan group had to be our Tongan girls and boys. Everyone looked so beautiful on the night and I was so thankful that the weather held up for our special night.
After it was all done I felt proud of my Samoan group because even if it wasn't perfect we all tried our hardest and pulled through for each other.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Today for extension, me and Simon are now extension term 2 partners and today we finally got to start our presentation! We both created fabulous and interesting questions about Mars and our different perspectives.
I decided to take the questions " What would it feel like to sweat in a different planet" and "Are there any body parts that get oxygen directly from the air and not from the blood?
Stay tuned for more! Check Simon's blog for reflection!
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Last week on Tuesday the year 8s set off to our annual year 8 leadership camp at KVCC.
When we pulled up to the camp we were all astonished at the view/sights of the campsite. It had beautiful high mountains, and amazing wildlife. I think we were all excited to be staying here for the next 3 days.
On the first day we got introduced to the campsite and to where all the activities were, we also got to see where our cabins were and who we were going to be sharing it with. I was in a cabin of 12 with all of my friends, and was really excited to be bonding with them even more and making new memories. After all of that we went into the hall to play some team bonding games which made everyone break a sweat.
My next highlight takes place on the second night which was the concert. My group performing and the riff off we had was another great highlight for me and many others.
I really enjoyed camp and am hoping we get to do something like this similar in college or later on this year. Thank you to all the people who made this possible.
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Friday, 14 May 2021
Did you know that Mars holds the largest mountain in the world? It is 3 times the size of Mount Everest. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It is the second most inhabitable planet in the solar system. It is similar in a few ways to earth such as, the planet isn’t too hot or too cold. It is farther from the sun than earth which makes it a bit colder than usual which will definitely have an effect on our body systems.
Did you also know that Mars actually has two moons? The names of these moons are Phobos, and Diemos. Phobos is a bit bigger than Deimos and orbits only 6,000km above the Martian surface. Phobos orbits around Mars about 3 times a day while the more distance Diemos takes around 30-35 hours for each orbit.
I hope after reading this information report you learned a few facts about our amazing and interesting planet, Mars. Who knows we may even end up living there on day.
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Monday, 10 May 2021
Friday, 7 May 2021
Today in class we were asked to build something that would float and hold a plastic animal. Today I worked with a group I was unfamiliar with which ended up being really cool. My groups weird looking ship was very different to everyone else which I felt was really cool. Our teams ship actually survived and floated which was a huge success. here is a photo of my group down below.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Today in class did Mathletics. We got into groups but the twist was we had to be with people that we don't really know so that we can practice our problem solving skills with new people. My buddy's for this tasks were Bradley, Finau, and Lee. We worked together and actually had a really good time. In the beginning of this task I felt nervous to speak because I don't really know these people that well, but towards the end I felt a lot more comfortable with this group, as if I had just made some new friends. I am hoping to do something like this a lot more this term.
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
This term the theme is " Watch this space", which is all about outer space and planets. Today at school we had an immersion assembly to share what each would be learning about this term. My favorite of the day was team 4 and 5.
Team 5's item was also my favorite, because it was very entertaining for everyone!. I really enjoyed the fact that they presented REALLY well, and how they "travelled" to different planets on the "Magic School Bus". Yeah that was my high light of all!.\
My next favorite part was team fours movie, which was based on the movie called “Guardians of the Galaxy”. It was really funny especially when Mr. Hughes was dancing, it was a really cringy and funny dance. I believe they’re focusing on earth and its systems, like the ozone layer and more!
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Walt: Learn to spot fake news
Thursday, 8 April 2021
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Task Description: The year seven and eight extension group were able to walk around Glen Innes streets around Point England. We walked around looking for great/difficult hiding spots. It was very easy to find these hiding spots and me and my group found so many good places which were all in plain site. This got me thinking about what sort of clues me and my group would give for them to find the pieces. We all decided as a group that we wanted to do mainly riddles. I am super exited to see all of our plans come together.
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Task Description: Today in Literacy I got time to finish off these slides fro last week during FIOP, which stands for finish it off properly. I really enjoyed doing this task as it was very simple but very interesting.
Walt: ask and answer questions about time
Monday, 29 March 2021
Walt: Unpack a piece of writing
Today in class we all worked hard to complete our new Silhouette art. My art is a purple and pink background mixed with a bit of orange in the middle. For the actual main point of my art it is a calm sea with a mermaid tail sticking out of the water. My art is of a mermaid tail coming up and out of the water with a beautiful and I am really happy at the results of my art and am hoping to do something similar to this in the near future.
Friday, 26 March 2021
Today me and my home class did a spelling test along with a times table test. The first test we did was the spelling test. The words were Rope, Legend, Attack,Texture, Square, Positive, Perspective, Orchestra, Guilty, Warriors, I ended up getting a 10/10. For the times table test we did 8 times table this week and it was really easy for me. I finished all of the times tables in 20 seconds. I was very proud of my results.
WALT: Think critically about the information presented within graphs
Monday, 22 March 2021
WALT: ask and answer questions about what things are.
Friday, 12 March 2021
WALT: use our knowledge of multiplication and factors to solve division problems
Thursday, 11 March 2021
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Task Description: Today for literacy we had to read a story called Kauri island. I worked with my friend Simon on this and as you can see I mentioned him on the last page because we helped each other on both of our pictures. Hope you enjoy, make sure to write me a nice comment on things I did good and things I could improve on.
Walt: identify the importance of place value
Monday, 1 March 2021
Walt: Solve addition problems involving decimals
Have you ever wondered why schooling is such a big part of your life? Have you ever thought it was just a big waste of time? Well let me explain to you why it’s so important and why we all need it.
One of the key benefits of schooling is it will help you develop problem solving skills. Also the education system will help you be independent and make good life choices. Life choices are so important because as you become an adult you will encounter a lot of difficult and challenging situations. Another thing that's good about having a good education is it will land you a really good job will provide you with good team work skills, participation, etc.
As said above education will land you a well paid job, and with a well paid job you will have the financial resources to invest in business, afford to buy your dream car, live in an amazing neighborhood, and support your family's future. A good education is also very useful for paying stuff like, bills, taxes, and even student loans.
I hope now you realize how important schooling is for everyone.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Today was a very special day for the year 3, 4, and 7&8 because we got a visit from the Prime Minister (Jacinda Ardern) of New Zealand. Since yesterday I was at softball I had no idea this was happening. We started the day off like any other day but then we got informed that the Prime Minister, which is one of the most important people in New Zealand, was coming to have lunch with us. She came here because of an email that some of the students at Pt England wrote to her all about the amazing yummy lunches.
Right when she walked through the doors we were in the middle of singing. Right when we finished that song we sat down in silence with big, happy, and welcoming smiles. She was really inspiring and said a lot of amazing quotes for us. One of them was " You don't have to be old for us to care about what you think, because we do care" another one was " If you think you can't do something think of me" she said this because she didn't think she could do all the work that a Prime Minister goes through but she tried it and ended up doing an outstanding job.
Then after all the amazing speeches from both Mr Burt and the Prime Minister we all said grace then went back to our classes to eat lunch. She rotated around our space and talked about how the lunches were. She came to room 4 and spent most of her time with us which was such a blessing.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Today during Maths we did a question called The Deca tree, as you can see above. Our Maths class also learned that study's have shown that people who get thing right in Maths brains don't grow but people who make mistakes brains do grow. Which basically tells us that giving people easier work is bad and you have to be challenged so that your brain will grow. Me and my group worked really well together but didn't actually get a real answer but were on the right track.