Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Reflection of the year.

This year went really well because I've improved in subjects and I have moved up in my leaning .
This year I was Vice captain for Kowhai it felt hood being a leader .Being a leader is also difficult at the same time because you have to lead by example because all the little kids are watching you and might copy your stupid actions towards others and teachers so you have to always be on your best behaviour .
I have represented the school in Athletics,Rugby union and Cross country.
This year I came top of the class in reading PAT test I got rated a 7 the average of a year nines learning .
Mrs Tofa has been a great teacher this year and a big influence because she has helped me with my learning and work when I wasn't trying she always knew I could do better in test.She always encourages students too keep focused and you can see it in there learning because when they focus they improve more .So has Miss Atuahiva she's helped  lots of students with their learning.
This year was fun Thanks Mrs Tofa and Miss Atuahiva for being great role models to me and other students .

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Financial Literacy

Today we had a session of financial literacy.We learnt about credit Miss Rachel talked to us about what you can do to earn your good credit she lifted up items and asked if we would lend it to family,friends,classmates or strangers the number slowly decreased in numbers as she showed us the objects.Next she asked if anyone wanted to volunteer for a skit Alisi,Baden,Keti and Voni volunteered she gave them tasks Voni and Keti did a skit about lending money to each other voni gave  5$ to Keti to buy a magazine and Keti told Voni that she would pay it back the next day and she did .Baden and Alisi did a skit bout lending a DVD he gave it to Alisi to borrow but she never finished the movie so Baden let her borrow it again and she had to give it back the next day but when Baden looked at the DVD it was broken and damaged .Then she gave us a hand out to do it was a fill in the gaps then she went over it with us last of all she gave us a sheet to take home it asked who do we trust to lend stuff to I put Siosifa and my parents and family.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Stardome trip

Today we went to the Stardome observatory  with our school.As we arrived at the Stardome observatory we saw a sculpture outside it was amazing it was supposed to represent a space shuttle.Mrs Raj dismissed us for lunch until 11 am we all ran to the park and to the flying fox I ran straight to this octopus that had tires as seats at the ends of its arms Joseph pushed us along and then I jumped off and ran to go and play bull rush with the rest of the boys Bono and Siosifa kept winning.Mrs Raj called us over we walked into the observatory our Teacher was Tim he took us into the space room.He gave us a little introduction about space and then he asked if anybody had questions their was lots of questions but the main one I liked was when he talked to us about how fast light travelled he said that light can go around planet earth 7 times in one second that's amazingly fast .

After we finished in the space room Tim took us into the foyer and said we could go and have a look around I went and looked at the many types of spaceships that were there they even had the tip of an actual space rocket there and also a model of the Saturn V rocket it was the rocket that went to the moon it had 5 gigantic engines to power all of it because it also had to carry supplies for the passengers on the space shuttle.The best information in the foyer I think was when they showed the NZ herald when they were doing a newspaper about how Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.

After we went into the observatory Tim said we were going to watch a film about Wonders Of The Universe he played the video it looked weird because we were sitting still yet everything else was moving the video told us information about constellations and also Tim talked to us about the horizon and what planets you can see through out the night and at dawn it was amazing finding out that one day we might become extinct because of a supernova a star that could explode any time now it can go through the whole galaxy.Once we finished the movie we went back on the bus and headed back to school.I recommend you should go there its pretty amazing what you can learn there.

Technology Reflection

Today at technology Mr Pineda told us that we were going to finish off our Juice box designs he talked to us about how we can develop it and make it better.He passed around our designs I was embarrassed when he showed my one to me.We all started he gave us some words we could use to promote our work I used Appleocalypse for my one because my one was Zombie themed I traced some pictures onto my paper Mr Pineda said it looked good.Next I coloured my picture in I haven't finished yet but I think its going to look good he said he will laminate my picture so I can show my parents.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Dance Fever

Today we had a programme called Dance Fever and they encourage students to dance and also teach kids how to dance.We started off with hip hop we learnt some moves it was cool and funny Lieutenant(instructor) was showing us some moves we learnt pops and rolls.Then Lieutenant and Rach our instructors showed us the samba we all stood up and did the moves they said the samba is always three steps and the only time it is 4 is when you turn around.The samba is really fast and you have to watch your step because you might miss a step and fall over.Then they picked some students to demonstrate what to do it was funny they had to hold hands and dance but they have guts to do that most of the boys would be to scared do the dance holding hands.Thanks Dance Fever

Monday, 31 August 2015

Poem about school

I really like my school,
and just want to say,
That's where I spend,
most of my day.
Countless activities,
I get to do.
For arts and crafts,
I always use glue.
During maths class,
I learn to add and subtract.
ten times ten equals one hundred,
that's an absolute fact.
One of my favourite classes,
is fun and called gym.
I can nearly touch,
that basketball rim.
I also enjoy learning,
difficult words to spell.
My ears are programmed,
for that school bell.
I really like my school, 
and just want to say,
I'm always excited,
for the very next day.

Thursday, 27 August 2015


Yesterday we did some Mathematics and these are some of the   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?
She needs to buy 3 and a 1/2 bags .20x35=700 and 700 divided by 200 = 3.5 and she has a 700 metre squared lawn and 3 bags would cover 600 metres squared and half the bag would cover the left over 100 metre squared.
Remember: length X width

2) Mr Masua needs to fertilise our school lawn. It measures 35 metres by 40 metres. Each bag of the fertiliser that he plans to use covers approximately 200m2. How many bags should he buy?
5 x 40=200
35 x 40 = 200
30 x 20 x 2 + 200 = 1400
she needs to buy 7 bags
Decimals maintenance (Write down the strategies you use)
Sally was painting her house. She needed 0.48 litres for each wall of her kitchen and 1.34 litres for each wall of her bedroom.
How many litres does she need for the kitchen?
0.40 x 4 = 1.6
0.8 x 4 = 0.36
1.6 + 0.32 = 1.92
How many litres does she need for the bedroom?
1 x 4 = 4.0
0.30 x 4 = 1.20
0.4 x 4 = 0.16
4.0 + 1.0 = 5.0
0.20 + 0.16 = 0.36
5.0 + 0.36 = 5.36
1.0 x 4 = 4
3.98 + 12.34 = 16.32
0.089 + 0.834 = 0.932
Which is bigger? 0.89 or 0.782
0.98 - 0.234 = 0.746
0.5 - 0.24 = 0.26
12.89 - 9.242 = 3.648

Have a look at these strategies and try them out to solve the problem.

Place value partitioning: 35 x 20 = (30 +5) x 20 = (30 x 20) + (5 x20) = 600 + 100 = 700

Rounding and compensating: 20X35 (20 X 40 - 100 = 700)

Using known facts: 5, 10, 20
20X35 (20X10 + 20X10 + 20X10 + 20 X 5 =700)

Vertical algorithm: Traditional algorithm

Reversibility: 20X35 (700 divided by 35 = 20 or 700 divided by 20 = 35)

Proportional adjustment: 20 X 35 =  (10X70=700)

Multiplying larger numbers
20 X 35 = (20X30 + 20X5=)

Friday, 7 August 2015

My Quiz

Hey I just made a quiz about the All Blacks .Would you like a try see how many you can get correct.How well do you know the All Blacks.Good Luck here is the link :All Blacks Test

Friday, 31 July 2015

Child abuse

Child abuse is very common in New Zealand there have been many cases of child abuse of the past few years.The child abuse has been increasing over the past few years and the child abuse referrals have been declining over the past few years.

The affects of child abuse

Child abuse affects most children it affects them social,mental ,physically and also behavioural problems.It also affects there brain and sometimes kids get beaten so bad that they get head trauma.Child abuse is a big problem in New Zealand homes.Most children are to scared to tell someone because they might get beaten even more when they come home.

Kinds of child abuse

There are many types of child abuse it can be verbal and physical.
Most of the child abuse is physical there are children being admitted to hospital every 2nd day and some of them really severe  such as head trauma and also comas.

Bypassing child abuse

In 1955 the child abuse was being talked about alot and in 2013 the child abuse law was by passed and was introduced  to New Zealand.But today there is still child abuse in New Zealand they are making many more restrictions on child abuse.


All kinds of child abuse is bad overall .There are many affects of being abused it can affect you in many ways.If you are being abused don’t be afraid to talk to someone because if you do you may be able to get help.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Kiwi can

Today we had kiwi can .We started with an energiser it was called body beats we had to make beats with parts of our body we made some good ones then Miss Tuia gave us some questions to answer.Mr Numia took us outside for a game of High bounce Hand ball he said that you only get one hit to the ball and then you have to go to the back of the line we were losing and then Bono came and got out Miss Tuia ,Timote and Erina then we one we had another 2 rounds and I was the last one in both of the rounds and we won twice and lost once.

The creation of Rugby

One day William Web Ellis was at school doing some work he was in science there was a note going around the classroom saying that there was going to be a big soccer match at break  1 William kept thinking about scoring a goal and then it was the first

The bell rang every student left for Break 1 They all went to the football field and started to play William Ran with ball and then disregarding the rules for football he picked up the ball in his hands and ran down the field dodging all the players  on the field and dived into the goal this creating rugby.

They said later on that  he left to become a cricketer and four years later they bring back the rugby game .And then it was introduced to the world it only reached New Zealand in 1870 by Charles John Monro .Everybody started playing now it’s a global sensation.There are now many rugby clubs all over New Zealand .They also named an trophy after him The William Web Ellis cup
also known as the Rugby world cup.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Madd diary

Today we had another MADD session it was the last Session .Petia gave out key rings to us and then he reminded us about the first session and gave us a quote card and told us to thread it onto the key ring then he reminded us about our second session and about how we were talking Talents and he gave us another key ring and then he reminded us about our 3rd, 4th, 5th and our 6th session then we placed it all on our key ring then he put us in a big circle and put Fraser in the middle and then we have to say one good thing about him then he told us to sit down and then he started drawing the picture everybody was guessing who it was, It was actually Iron man he said he drew him because Tony stark is smart. We said goodbye to him He said he hopes that you take all the information and read the cards to remind that you are special.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Maths poem

I like maths  It can lead you on good paths.
Once we did a hard fraction the trick was to use multiplication and subtraction.We use algorithms to become the best mathematicians.
We all get tangled in numbers to this day there are lots of wonders we can see but many just want be free to solve maths problems so that our brains can blossom.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Tamaki Orientation day

On Tuesday morning the year 8 boys and girls went to tamaki college for open day.
All the schools met in the auditorium there were lots of schools there were Pt England,Roprtaka and also Glenn Innes .They sent us up to get our name tags Our school  went up and got them and moved back to our seats.Then the other schools went up and got theirs. Mrs Moore and called out the groups there were K Mn,K Sh,P Em and others I was in K Mn.Our leader was
George he gave out the time tables .

Next we moved to our first class was Te reo maori we did a pepeha Our teacher was Whaea Pekae she told us and explained it to us and then we did it I nearly finished.Our second class was social studies with Mr allison We did a game when you have to use coordinates to find places on the map it was cool I got the answer it was dates.Our next class was Maths with Mr Gallop he shared a document  with us we all finished then we played a game of kahoot I placed 3rd .

Our final activity for the day was Physical Education.We played gold nuggets it was cool because I got 3 cones back to my line and I almost got caught but slid into the goal and our final activity was chain tag we got 4 people it was hard because we were all sweaty and we were all slipping.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Madd Diary

                                     Madd diary

Today we had another session with Petia. He drew up some shapes and told us to pick a shape Bono went with the squares and then people slowly followed him.I joined The circles he chose a leader to get a piece of paper that had some writing on it.

Sio Sifa was our leader he brang the paper to me I read it out to my group we discussed what it meant I said circles are caring people.We went up and read it out to the class. Petia told our group what we were he said that we are the caring people.

Next Petia did a drawing for us it was batman he is all the personality shapes.Then he showed us all the leaders in one he said That the Triangle shape is leadership and That the squares are always focused and that the circles are caring the rectangles are always experimenting and that the squiggles are creative..We also got to take a photo with his drawing.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Anzac Report

  Anzac Day

Anzac Day was first marked in 1915.The day has gone through many changes since then.the ceremonies that are held at war memorials up and down New Zealand ,or places overseas where New Zealanders gather,remain rich in tradition and a military funeral.

Thousands lost their lives in Gallipoli about 2000 New Zealanders died .They were fighting for Britain the Turkish people had a machine gun in the trenches they were firing at the new Zealanders and shot and The soldiers became casualties.

The Turkish people tried to stop Australians And New Zealanders from fighting.that they dropped papers and told them to surrender and that they will treat them good.The Turkish people said Why are you fighting for Britain this is not your fight !!!SURRENDER NOW.But New Zealand didn't surrender they kept on fighting .

Anzac Recount

This morning we had a remembrance ceremony .Room 4 placed there crosses in first and then the rest followed one by one .Then Geoffrey gave a speech about anzac he told us lots and lots about the war.

Today I learnt that to join the army you have to be at least 18.We had an actual soldier come to our school is name is Lieutenant Geoffrey.He left the army and he told our school that he was working
with transport he said that he dealed with delivering goods around the country.

Afterwards Mrs Raj lead us to the hall  and we got to ask lieutenant questions.We also asked him to what his medals are for he said that it 2 were for campaign  medals.

Holiday recount

I my holiday I went on a road  trip to foxton beach camp for a week.                                                                                                                                                  

I met a lot of new friends but one was really friendly awesome he went hunting just like me and we both liked the same things we hanged out at the tree hut.

We  played at the flying fox together and we were even in the same dorm and we also lived  just around the corner  he was  like a brother from another mother   .

As soon as we went outside there was a crowd of girls chasing us because we pranked them it was funny as because we both jumped jumped on the flying fox and we went super fast  around the field we were scared like a cat getting chased by a dog .The girls soon catches up. We jumped on the camps dirt bike I was revving the dirt bike throttle was very awesome the girls could not catch us now.

then we heard a bunch of screams they were at the back of us my heart pumped faster and faster like a usain bolt  running in the Olympics It was scary we stopped.

the girls tied  us up and get dragged up to a pole it was scary we got so scared my friend nearly wet his pants but it was fun any ways we had the best time and after all the drama we had a little rest man that was the best day ever. We had a lot of fun at foxton beach camp  .

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Dinosaur reasearch

Type of dinosaur
Name Means
Tyrant lizard" T-Rex is short for Tyrannosaurus rex

Predator dinosaur

Lived When
(70 million years ago)

Up to 7 1/2 tons

12-13 feet tall at hips (the hips would have been twice as tall as a tall man!

Up to 43 feet

Massive jaws with 50 to 60 blade-like teeth, some up to 9 inches long!


T-Rex's head was about 5 feet long. Its skull had holes in it which made it lighter and easier to carry around.

T-Rex was one of the best known dinosaurs, but it didn't live all that long. T-Rex came along just before the dinosaurs became extinct.

You often see T-Rex pictures with his tail stretched out behind him. He did this for balance.

T-Rex had a very good sense of smell.

When T-Rex ran, he could go 20 miles per hour and could cover 15 feet in one step!
When it lived on Earth
During the Late Cetaceous Period, about 85 million to 65 million years ago
When it became extinct
Tyrannosaurus Rex went extinct during the K-T mass extinction, about 65 million years ago. This extinction killed the remaining dinosaurs
Tyrannosaurus rex was an aggressive carnivore. Scientists believe this powerful predator could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite. It also eats Herbivores and Edmontosaurus and Triceratops
Other facts
It weighs up to 7 tons,

When Tyrannosaurus rex is he age of 14 its body size would increase rapidly, putting on around 600kg a year over the next 4 years,

It is measured up to 13m in length,
4m at its hip

The skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is measured up to 1.5m long.

The largest tooth of any carnivorous dinosaur found to this date is that of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is estimated to have been around 30cm long when including the root

Similar dinosaurs to your chosen dinosaur
Giant Spinosaurus
Where its fossils were found
USA ( New Mexico, Montana, Utah and Wyoming ) Canada ( Albert and Saskatchwan ) And East Asia ( Mongolia )
What country it lived in
USA, Canada and East Asia
Tyrannosaurus Rex Jokes
Q. What is the T. rexs favourite number?
A. Eight (ate)

Q. What is the best way to talk a Tyrannosaurus?
A. Long distance

Q.What did the Tyrannosaurus get after mopping the floor?
A. A Dino-sore

Q.What do you call a Tyrannosaurs that smashes everything?
A.Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

Q.How do dinosaurs pay there bills?
A.WithTyrannosaurus Checks

MADD Diary


Today we had another session of MADD.Today we were talking about skills and talents .Petia talked to us about how your born with talents and how skills are learnt not given  .He talked to us about Sonny Bill Williams and how he always was he last one to leave the training grounds and always the first one to show up .

He split us up in to groups I was in the fourth group we did a play about playing a video game called 2K15 WWE I was playing as the gamer .I got to control  Voni he was sting I won the match but Lennox did not read the rules so we started arguing about why he did not read the rules so then Joseph explained why he should read the rules before he plays the game.

Petia did some chalk art as a final activity it was call because he was drawing slowly and we could see that he was drawing Wonder Woman it was cool cause he made her hair look like it was blowing  in the wind because it was dragged out to the side .Then he said by to us and we got to see his picture up close it looked cool.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Term 1 reflection

​I like this term because there has been so much sports I joined the cricket team and we won the tournament .I also enjoyed the cricket sessions with the coaches my favourite sport is touch we are getting sessions from Eric .He showed us how to hold the ball properly.​Our first sport we did was soft ball it was cool because we got to play an actual game of softball.

​I like this term because I think I did well in  my testing .I liked the reading  test because I used my strategy to use  the information to answer the question.I also liked the math test it was cool because some of the questions were easy the only hard one was when we had the PAT test online some of those questions were hard because it involved having to use decimals and  division to solve questions.

​My favourite part of this term has to be technology because we are working with Mr Grundy.We are doing wood work we all get to make something. I am making a jeep as my project it is one of the first models they brought out .I am up to putting on the hood then I have to put on the wheels .It is  looking good.

​The best part of this term has been all the good opportunities I have been given such as being a tour guide and going to the cricket tournament .I have also gotten  the chance to meet visitors .The  good part of being in Room 10 is that there is lots of people that I Know .Ican squally work with others but sometimes I work by myself .I mostly like working with others because we can have a good old laugh but sometimes we get in trouble for talking when we are not aloud .I think this term has gone really well because we have mostly behaved through out the term.