Friday, December 4, 2015

Survivors - Week 8

Today room 2 got the opportunity to learn about Bedouin People. In the presentation above, we explain the many facts we learn't within the time we were with Mr Wiseman in Class 1. In my group was Elizabeth.U, Ryan.B, along with myself.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Film Festival

I pushed in line of my fellow peer’s and made my way to the front, finally I was in the bus. On Wednesday the 11th of November our annual Film Festival was held at the Extreme Screen in Sylvia Park, our school along with Ruapotoka School had a combined session.

This year was Ruapotoka’s very first year being present at the Film Festival this meant it was their first year entering their movies. We entered Theater two and found Ruapotoka already seated. Listening, Silence and appropriate applause was compulsory throughout the screening of the movies.

Finally I was seated, it was time to get this started. The movies ran by fast and already we went across a lot of amazing movies.  All of the movies were absolutely amazing but we came across one that I really really loved. Law and Order - Room 1, Pt England.

Their movie was based on the use of our language, and how sometimes what we say may seem like joke, but really could be offending. The actors were amazing. Overall the Manakalani Film Festival was a huge success, it was an amazing day.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Inspiration Talk

This morning after Morning Tea, the Year 8 student’s got the opportunity to talk and participate in a inspiration talk with Mr Andrew Patterson. Our inspiration talk was based around us attending college next year and the daily problems that we will be facing, like being time wise, and making the right choices.

During the talk we came across the '7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens' we were all firstly shown two movies, summarising all the 7 habits, I watched the clip and found that theses habits are surly going to be happening in college.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens :

1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put First things First
4. Think Win Win
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the Saw

After watching the 2 little clips, it made me more confident about what college may be like next year. It has also taught me that, time is precious cause we have some much to do in so little time, so it's important that we are time wise. 

Bioengineering Term 4

This term, the Yr 7 & 8 extension class have been learning about the ethical and unethical situations around Biomedical Engineering. During this time of learning about Bioengineering Ana and I learnt a lot. To show that we have created this presentation above which shows the learning we carried out. Take look at what we learnt.

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Trip to Nikau Cave - Reading Wk2

For week 2 in reading, we read a book called 'A Trip to Nikau Cave' our WALT was to use evidence in the book to support answer a majority of the questions. In this book we learn't about all sorts of animals and how they have adapted and changed themselves to fit in with their surroundings. 

The Secret Underground - Reading Wk 1

During the first week of reading we were given the task to Read and answer questions about the differences between cave wetas and other wetas. We learn't all sorts of thing some things we didn't know and some things we did know of, take a look at the presentation above to see what we learn't about!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Immersion Assembly

Term 4 is once again over, and as always we have started term 4 with another Immersion Assembly. During Immersion Assembly each team ranging from years 1 to 8 perform a skit, movie or show, displaying what they will be learning for the rest of the term. This term our school wide topic is PES Survivor's  - outwit, outsmart, outlast.

We started the day with a pep talk from Team 1, this term they are focusing on zoo animals, and how they have adapted to their surrounding, to extend their knowledge on zoo animals, team 1 are taking a trip to the zoo, along with Marika who was a contestant in the karaoke sing off and took it out.

Team 2 & 3 are both learning about dinosaurs, but there's a catch. Team 2 are learning about the backgrounds of dinosaurs and how they didn’t adapt too well to their surroundings, causing them to become extinct. Team 3 on the other hand are creating there very own dinosaurs.

Animals are based everywhere, and to prove that, team 4 are going on a world wide safari. Team 4 are taking a world wide safari, visiting places they never knew about, not only to learn about it but to also explore the wild life.

Humans are what make up the earth and this term, team 5 are not only learning about animals, but always humans. Humans have been on earth for quite a while now, but not everyone of us are the same. Humans have also learn’t to adapt to their surroundings, like myself I have learnt that the weather changes a lot, so it is important to have the appropriate clothing.

I can’t wait to see what this term brings!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CyberSmarts Reflection - W9T3

The term is slowly coming to and end, and so is our CyberSmarts session. During the 9 weeks of having Cybersmart session, it has taught not only myself but my fellow friends a lot of values and things in order to be safe online. Being CyberSmart is and very important value that should be taught in everyone's life. One thing that I have learn't from Miss Kyla, is the importance of keeping private things private, and that number/emails/full names, shouldn't be shared online. 

Thank You Miss Kyla for you teachings. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cyber Smarts

Today for Maths we had Miss Kyla for the first half of the session. We talked about the many positive things about having a Mobile Phone, the Walt was to understand our rights and responsibilities with the use of mobile phones. 

Below was our task and Questions.
Make connections to student prior knowledge re: mobile phones:
Who has a mobile phone?
What is useful about having a mobile phone?
What information do you keep on your mobile phone? E.g. contacts, notes, photos, videos.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Miss Universe - New Zealand.

Yesterday afternoon, team 5 had a special visit from the intelligent contestants that participate in Miss Universe New Zealand. Miss Universe New Zealand is the New Zealand national beauty  Pageant, that contain more that 50 countries and more than 20 girls that compete against each other, to win the title of ‘Miss Universe’.

Our school was very lucky to have 16 contestants from the competition visit our school, the girls came in and talked about their on going journey in the Pageant, they talked about being in the Pageant and their challenges when competing against others, they also talked about getting endured in numerous rounds of questioning.

Girls, who get into the top 20 are often faced with challenges, this year their challenge was to be Entrepreneur. The Entrepreneur Challenge is designed for the girls to think out side of the box, they are expected to organize events, it could be something like a quiz show, dinner, and more.

50% of the money proceeds from the EC *Entrepreneur Challenge* to charity, the remaining money goes towards the girls participation in the pageant. Every contestant that pass’s the 1,000 dollar mark will receive a prize

One of the girls named Sharne, talked about how she was being Entrepreneur. Sharne Boot, created her own recycling business, because she wanted the world to be a better place. Her business is still up and running.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bang On Time - Maths

Today in maths, our focus was to learn the Analogue time. We had question that were pretty straight forward, after our question we had a follow up activity this activity gave us 10 question and 8 seconds to answer. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Smart Surfing - Ms Kyla

Today for maths, we had Ms Kyla in to learn about Smart Surfing. We were given the task to find information using key words. In the presentation above, we were give 10 question where we had the find the key words in searching. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ratio Practice - Week 5

This week, for maths we have been learning to Show what strategy we have used to solve each ratio problem. In the presentation above it shows the different question and the different ways we solve ratio problems. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SmartFootprint - T3W5

Today in maths we had Miss Kyla in for the first half of the session. This weeks session was on cyber smart, and how everything online can be seen by everyone everywhere. Our hands on, project was to create a DLO, that explained one of the key things we picked up from a video we watched. Above is the poster I made.

Monday, August 17, 2015

My First Pay Packet Lino Nelis - Week 4

Worked hard to get money, just to come home to find you have to share it out within the family, I know the feeling sucks. This presentation was made, based on the book 'My First pay packet' it's about a young islander boy, who is seeking a job. The story is set in our very own community 'Glen Innes'. Our WALT was to make inferences.

Number of the Week - Week 5

Every week our Maths Class, get the opportunity to on the Number of the Week. Number of the week is when a number between 0 - 2000 is selected. Then we learn to use and think about this number in many different ways. The number for this week is : 1508.

Number of the week - Week 4

Every week our Maths Class, get the opportunity to on the Number of the Week. Number of the week is when a number between 0 - 2000 is selected. Then we learn to use and think about this number in many different ways. The number of the week for week 4 was - 791. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hobsonville Point Primary School - GEG NZ

On Wednesday the 12th of August, the Year 7 & 8 students of Extension got the opportunity to attend GEG NZ Sumit Group 2015 ( Google for Education Groups New Zealand ). This year marked the first year of it being held, and the students of Pt England Extension were lucky enough to be apart of this event.

The trip to Hobsonville was a 1hr drive, and it was pretty exhausting especially when there was no music. We arrived at HPPS (Hobsonville Point Primary School) at quarter to 9:00, just in time to collect our Swag Bags which included a map of the school, our own name tags and a bag of bagel chips, finally it was time to get GEG NZ for 2015 started.

We walked towards the school gym which was located down the hall, and we grabbed a seat. The HPPS ambassadors, lead the beginning with a Himene and a few words, they gave us house keeping rules and the day was started.

Our First session was located just down the hall 7B. We rushed down towards the classroom to find that it was packed with a whole range of people from different schools. Finally we were seated, the session started off with tips about ‘Stratch’ , how to work it, what the program features are and how the characters works.

Next, we moved onto the 2nd part of the session which was playing with the Makey Makey. The Makey Makey, was a little tool that had a lot of wires, firstly we were given a bag that included the Makey Makey, Play Dough and a whole bunch of wires.

The first thing we did was hook up the wires to the makey makey, then we made a object with the play dough, secondly my group and I plugged the black cord to the object that we made, which was a snow man, then once the the snow man was touched the sound that was put into scratch will play, and the commands that were given to the character will do what it was told to do.

Session two was just near, and we knew that our group was presenting. Our
group presentation was based on PENN (Pt England News Network), we told the audience what it was all about and how it worked. Then it was time to get the audience involved, making there very own PENN episode.

Firstly we spilt the crowd into 4 groups of 4, then it was time to put there acting skills to the test, each person had the chance to present each topic, everyone had a sentence to say. After recording the PENN made at GEG NZ was done, and was ready to be broadcasted.

In my group, there was Myself, Josephine, Stevenson, Jordan S, Ana V, Khaia, and Paige.

Monday, July 27, 2015

How I Require and Spend Money.

Money is a currency that is universal, in many countries there is what you call a national currency, for example in New Zealand our currency is the Dollar, in the islands such as Samoa and Tonga their currency is the Tala and Panga. Currencies vary all over the world, and so does the value of them. I acquire money in various ways however I prefer not to save.

There are numerous ways I obtain money, such as working, selling goods, receiving money from parents, or on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, Christmas along with New Years. To get money for myself it is pretty straight forward, chores. Working around the house has always been a way to get hard and fast cash whether it’s $5 or $7 it still counts as money.

I find it really difficult to save and obtain money, because there a many things that I want. I usually spend most of my money on the latest fashion trend rather than the important things. But, I have learnt that it is very critical to save.

In conclusion saving money and budgeting is the best things to do with money.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa

For week 10 we have been working on the presentation above. In the presentation it shows Vocabulary from the Story and some of the advancement during the past few years. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Volume of 3D Shapes -

Today in Maths Class we have been learning about the volume of 3D shapes, in the presentation there are a few questions about the Width , Height, and Length. Our formula that we used was L x W x H, which meant Length x Width x Height.

Volume of 3D Shapes.

Today in Maths Class we have been learning about the volume of 3D shapes, in the presentation there are a few questions about the Width , Height, and Length. Our formula that we used was L x W x H, which meant Length x Width x Height.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Future Thinkers - Pat Quinn

For reading in the past week, we were given an Artical to read. It was about the Future Thinkers, of our society. In the presentation above it states what some of the students answerers are and some of my own knowledge that I picked up while I was reading!

Tiritiri Matangi

On Wednesday the extension group and I went on a trip to an open sanctuary. We boarded our shuttles at 8am and then we were off, arriving at Britomart we met people from D.O.C (Department of Conservation), who helped us and informed us about the trip, Where we are going, What we are doing, and how we can do things to improve the wildlife life in the island.

I walked down toward the Ferry, but suddenly stopped by a staff member. 'Is your shoes clean?' 'Yes' I replied, making our way to the Ferry we noticed that it wasn't only us, there were more people, I peeked up to the top ground and found a whole lot of people sitting on the top ground 'I guess were sitting at bottom' I mumbled to myself.  
Going to Tiritiri Matangi, is going to help us learn about the wildlife and the many species the live or came to the island, to learn about endangered species, and species that we never knew existed.

Finally we were at Tiritiri, we made our way out of the ferry to find a bridge across the water, it reminded me of when we went out camping at Kawau Island. Steadily walking across the bridge we were on the other side, us students were seated down just below a man and women who instructed us on what we are doing, where we are going and rules on the island.

Eventually after a lot of talking with Barbra & John we started our tour. Splited into our groups were taken into different tracks and started our guided tour. Our first stop was the Little Blue Penguin, there were 2 boxes shaped like rocks and a glass box inside laid 2 Korora. Our group struggled with seeing the Penguin’s so using technology *Camera we were able to see it clearly.

Along the tracks we learnt many things, we noticed that some tress had ribbon fastened on them. We asked our guide what it meant she said that the ribbons mean that someone is studying the specific tree, or the area.

From going on the trip I learnt the following things
  • Nature is important.
  • The lighthouse is the longest working light house
  • We need to take care of birds and species for the future.
  • That there are Weta motels.
  • We may see birds that we may never see again.
  • Birds like sugar with water
  • Trees provide food.           
Before we headed back home we got the chance to play scanvanger hunt! The questions were very challenging and we had to use some of our own knowledge to answere these question.

Thanks you very much D.O.C, for the chance that you gave us to go to tiritiri Matangi!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Miracle at Birth.

All three weighed 4lbs 11ozs, and two were conjoined while one, Catalina (above), was not.

babiesMiracle at Birth 

A women in Texas U.S.A has beaten one in a 50 million odds, by giving birth to triplets, however there is a catch, two are conjoined at the pelvis. ( lower stomach region ) Mrs Silvia Hernandez and her husband were thrilled to find out they were having triplets, but despite that their were health concerns for two of the girls that were conjoined at the pelvis.

The 3 baby girls all weighed approximately 3 pounds so therefore they are severely under weight.
It is extremely rare to give birth to triplets but more abnormal when they are identical the odds are 1 in 60,000 to 1 in 200 million.

Dr. Haroom Patel a surgeon at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christ, said, ‘It will be at least six months till the conjoined babies, who share one colon, will be separated’ but until then the girls will be one.

One in a million conjoined twins survive child birth which means that Silvia giving birth to triplets and them surviving is unusual. Silvia, her husband and their son welcomed the 3 baby girls, Catalina, Ximena and Scarlett were born Saturday at Corpus Christi Medical Center in South Texas.

Mrs Silvia stated on Facebook the truth of this horrific journey. 'The truth is I cried, not because of how the babies would look because we knew we would do our best to give them the best and most productive life possible,Mrs Silvia said “I cried because the doctor said we had to understand and accept the fact that once they were born they could die”

Funding pages have been set up for the family to help them pay for the triplets medical bills. The conjoined babies will be going through surgery before they can be separated

~ Lesieli Vala

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Area of Polygons

LI :
Calculate perimeter and area - word problems.

Question :
If the height of a parallelogram is 11m and the
base is 6.9m, what is the area of the parallelogram?


This week and last week our maths class has been focusing on the Area and Perimeter of shapes.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cyber Smart Values.

On Wednesday our Maths group are privileged to have the lovely Miss Kyla in our block and teach us about what Cyber smarts is! Last week we viewed a video about the Spaghetti Farm, we realized that the movie was a whole lie.

 This week we had the task to create a drawing with the 3'Ps as a online value, in each column it states how we can Participate, how we can Partnership and protect other online! Above is what we all came up with!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cyber Smarts - Maths

Today in class for maths, Miss Kyla came and took a Cyber Smarts lesson. We Learn't that most things on social media isn't true it may be false. We watched a video which was based back in the 80's about Spaghetti, in the beginning I stated that the Video is true, but as the video went further more into the story, I was false. The Video was false. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Converting units of measurement!

This week in Maths, we have been focusing on Converting units of measurement. Our teacher Miss Peato, gave us a range and bunch of numbers and meters to change into centimetres and centimetres into meters 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Group Dynamics - Tuesday

Today my friends and I choose a problem to work out as a group, we discussed the problem using our Group Dynamics such as : Communicating, Participating, Listening, and Co-operating. Then we decided on ways to solve the problem, we all figured it out like the image above.

LI :
Use talk moves in our group discussions.

Question 5:
The Local community were recently preparing for the funeral of an important person at the Local Marae. Large numbers of people were expected as mourners. These mourners, we served breakfast daily.  There were 99 loaves of bread. Each loaf of bread has 23 slices.

How many slices of bread were buttered.
If 2178 people turned up, did they have enough to give each of them a slice of bread.

Group Dynamics - Monday

On Monday we got the opportunity to work in groups of 3 & 4 with different people, first we had to work out as a group what problem we will solve, we discussed the problem using our Group Dynamics such as : Communicating, Participating, Listening, and Co-operating. Then we decided on ways to solve the problem, we all figured it out like the image above.

Question :
Alfred woke up late and got ready for school. He started to walk to school but didn't notice what the time was when he left. We he saw the time it was 8:20am he was at Pak’n’Save which is a 2/6th of the way away from home and school. At 9:25am he was half way between home and school at the Mangere Pools.
If he walked at the same rate would he get to school before 10am?
What time did he leave home?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Term One Over View - Extension

Last term the Year 7 & 8 students had the task to create a movie or a presentation and explain what the Treaty of Waiting was, where it was based and what the 3 P's are. Above is the movie that my friends and I created. Since we were soo busy last term with the Malama Honua Visit, we luckily got an extension of 3 weeks. In the following movie, we showed what the treaty was, and how the 3 P'S related to Pt England as well as the signing of the treaty. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nesian Fusion Assembly - Zeal Zone

Not long ago, the whole school experienced the Nesian Fusion Performance. The Year 7&8 block was especially lucky cause they got to encounter work shops after the performances. Students from Howick College along with their teacher gave us, year 7&8 students the chance to learn key features in their performance like Fire Dance, Ailao Dancing (Samoan Stick Dancing), and lastly learn about the background's of each costume they wore.

My friends and I were very fortunate to work with one of New Zealand's Artist, Poet, and Jewellery designer Rosanna Raymond, she gave us information on specific costumes as well as Jewellery, there was on specific jewellery that really intrigued me. The Necklace. It had Pig Horns, little Shark Teeth and Brains of Shark. 

I learnt that back then some of the clothing you would think was bad, but everything has a story behind it. Back in the day Men and Women in the island would just wear Bottoms and Tops *Crop* and just walk around,  due to the hot hot weather.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Kiwi Sport - Basketball

Learning Intention : Explain using images or Words the steps I took to solve each problem.

Question 1 :
In Kiwisport this term, we are learning how to play Basketball. So Far, we have learnt how to dribble the ball. Chelsea was able to dribble the ball 58 times.
Elizabeth could only dribble half that amount.
Semi could dribble the ball 7 times more than Chelsea.
Izac could dribble the ball 3 times more than Elizabeth.
How Many Times can each person dribble the ball?

World War I Mascot's - Animals At War

WW1 Mascot
  •                        Walt: Connecting to what I read - I use evidence in the text to support and make an inference. Reading between the lines.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Taro's into Boxes - Maths Week 3

Learning Intention : Explain using images or Words the steps I took to solve each problem.

Question 11 :
Joseph has 688 Taro stored in boxes. If there are 86 boxes, how many bananas must go in each box?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Rugby Tournament - Maths Week 3

Learning Intention : Explain using images or Words the steps I took to solve each problem.

Question 1 :
Ms Va’afusuaga is taking the Year 7 & 8 students to a rugby tournament at Pt England Reserve Park. She has decided to take 15 teams. 5 Girls teams and 10 Boys teams. If she has 390 players. How many students does she have in each them?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Q & A - George Bollinger

Zeal Zone - Art

Today in our Zeal Zone groups, we were given the task to create a symbol other then a poppy as a remembrance accessory for Anzac. As you can see in the image above, I have created a Dove and along back side of the Dove, is the New Zealand Fern.

I decided to use these two images for the following reasons : 

1 . The Dove, represents peace. It symbolise when the war finally came to an end and all countries had peace at last.

2 . New Zealand Fern, the fern represents New Zealand and the fact that they went to war and fought for our country. 


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Maths Hexagons - Task 1 Term 2

1. While preparing for our ANZAC memorial we needed Dirt to fill the boxed pit outside. 3 small truckloads of Dirt only filled and eighth of the pit. How many truckloads were needed to completely fill the pit? 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tamaki College - Persuasive Text

Travelling long distance to get to school? Walking miles to get to the bus stop? And you live here in the East? Have you ever considered going to Tamaki after Year 8 at Pt England? I consider that all students attending Pt England should go to Tamaki College when they finish Pt England, for the following reasons.

NCEA results have been improving by storm! Tamaki College’s NCEA results have been improving by great quantity of numbers, in 2013 Tamaki College achieved an 80% pass rate.

Staff at Tamaki College have been pushing students to prepare them for their for their upcoming exams. Prefects, hosting study class’s after school, Teachers running little groups for children who need the extra help! But wait there's more!

Tamaki College, is part of the Manaiakalani Cluster which means if you’re moving into High school from Pt England you have the opportunity to take you Chromebook along with you. Tamaki is the only secondary school in the Manaiakalani cluster, and is the closes college to Pt England.

Service Trades Academy is a option available at Tamaki College, so it means that if you are wanting to be a part of the Navy or an Police Woman/Man you are capable of doing this at Tamaki College!

Teacher’s are brilliant! The Tamaki Teachers, are one of the most intelligents teachers you could ever meet. Tamaki Teachers, make college seem so easy to most students, and I must admit, their pretty good at what they are doing!

Changing your mind yet? Let me tell you one last thing!

Offers good quality education and knowledge! At Tamaki College class mobility is one of the main focus in this secondary school, so this means that children who are in the lower classes actually get the chance to move up a level, with the encouragement of the teachers as well as students.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dictation Practise - Kung-Fu Pig

Once again, Pig and Wolf came face to face and things aren't looking too good for the Pigs. Who will protect the emperor? Is there anyone who will answerer his high pitched squeal for help? Anyone at all? Better bang that gong, ping pong!

I am Oniky-no-ho, adviser to the great emperor Ping Pong, and priest of the monastery of Whu-dah-ling. I am here to tell you of the Kung Foo Pigs, and of how they fought to defend our land against the most evil trader, the Crimson Trotter (he who keeps the company of wolves). In this tale you will learn of bandits and of foul play. Of magic swords and evil spells. And so, honourable stranger, let us begin ... 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Visual Mihi.

Task 1:  Visual Mihi to the hokule’a
and pasifika people
Task 1 : Communicate through your visual mihi important features of you and your family’s culture and heritage.  Understand the similarities and differences between you and the cultures of your peers.
(Learning intention: Understand your family’s culture and how it varies but also has similar features to others in