Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The prince who gave up everything

WALT: Find evidence in a text and inference
In this text it is telling us about the prince who gave up everything. It talks about Buddhism, if you didn't know Buddhism is a religion. This prince self tutored his self but then he realised that self tutor is not the way.

Athletics Day!!

                         Athletics Day!!

On the 10th of Friday we had athletics. In athletics there are different sports activity, like Discus, shot put, softball throw, and many more. The house colours are Hikianalia (Yellow), Hine Moana (Blue), Hokule'a(Green) and Te Aurere(Red) and of course I was In the best team of all time HIKIANALIA.


The year 7 girls first went to softball throw. Softball throw is just one of the fun activities.We all split up into lines of our colours, the serious main sports was Shot put, Discus and 100m sprints. In softball It didn't really matter what I came I was going for my personal best weather I came 1st, 2nd, 3rd,or even last.


Most people know if you come 1st to 4th in anything you go to inter zones, where you compete against other athletes. Every year when we have athletics we all dress up as our house colours, like this year everyone was so coloured it was awesome even the teachers dressed up. There were heaps of current student helping it was fun. 


Year 7 boys was always behind us. there activity they were at was our current activity which was softball throw, the aim of the game was technically just trying to see how far you could through the ball, if you came one of the top three then you would compete against each other to really see who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd. The top three throwers out of the year 7 boys were Javan, Tevita and Richard.


My favourite highlight of this years athletics was Volley, because we were all laughing and having a good time. Even though our yellow team lost most of our games we never gave up, and that's what makes a good sports team.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Rat

WALT: Use the text to generate questions for others to answer.

Your probably wondering why our presentation is called rat, well this presentation is called the rat because there was a man in the story that made an instrument that you could play but it kinda looked like a rat with holes along its back.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Equivalent Fractions

Learning about Equivalent Fractions
Today Tapawha learnt about Equivalent fractions. first we had to fold up a piece of paper into half and write what the fraction was, then we folded another half and kept folding until we got to 4 folded squares. The fractions we used were 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8, as we were going through with the fractions we knew that 1/2 = 2/4, 3/4 = 6/8 and 2/4 = 4/8.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

AIM for Success

This morning we had a very special guest that came in named Mr Patterson. He came in to talk to us about aim for success, A + I = M ( aspiration + inspiration = motivation ). Another thing we were told by Mr Patterson was that being a giver can lead to a happy path, yesterday Mr Patterson had to wait in a line with about 200 people. And in that line there were a young couple that had 3 younger children under 5 years, so Mr Patterson offered to let them stand in front of him and then suddenly a person came over and said they could come to the front of the line and the end everybody was happy and agreed that the would stay in the front.  


Did you know that that a 11 year old boy named Willie changed an older gentle mans life? Well we were shown a video that showed a 11 year old boy helping out an older man, one day Willie was walking to school and saw that man crying which made Willie go over to him and give him his lunch money. For about 2 weeks Willie would give his lunch and his lunch money to that poor homeless man, then another day that man walked with Willie to school and told everyone what Willie had done then Willie had gotten a gold certificate, and his school only hands a golden certificate probably once a year. 



and lastly we were shown a Quote that had said *if you do what you want, you'll never work a day in your life*. If you do what you love and work hard at doing things important you'll never work a day in your life even if it means a lot at least you did what you loved first. 





It was inspiring hearing Mr Patterson talk to us about all of this. the most inspiring part was when he told us about Willie, helping a homeless man can change a life, being a giver can make people happy, and doing what you love can lead to a good education.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Test prep #2

WALT: interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out

This is another one of our test preps. we are all getting ready for our real maths test in week 2 which is coming up soon.

Test Practice

WALT: interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out.

This week we've got given a test practice to get ready for our real maths test next week.

Inference

WALT: search for clues within the text to help us make meaning when we infer use the process of elimination to find  the "best fit" answer.

This weeks reading task is inference. in reading our 3 focuses is Comprehension, inferences and vocabulary. In this presentation we have three tasks to do.


What it means to be a good role model

What it means to be a good role model.
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Introduction
Do you know what it means to be a good role model? Well today I will be talking about what it means to be a good role model,11 Not just to yourself but towards other people.
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In my vision I think a role model is Hard working, respectful and motivating. A hard working role model is probably that best role model there is, it takes a lot of work to become a good role model.



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Being respectful towards others could lead to a good path. Not everybody is respectful towards each other but at the end of the day they respect each other in the in side even if they don’t show it.  

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3rd idea
Motivating each other is a way to keep each other happy. Motivating is a great thing to do if someone is feeling low or is just not feeling well, if you could motivate anyone to make them feel better who would you pick? If I was in this situation I would motivate anyone that is disappointed or sad so that they could feel good about them self.

Conclusion
In my theory being a good role model takes a lot of hard work, respect and maybe even motivating. There are so many different role models with many different acts, some role models have different acts like being positive and mature most of the times. not just hard working and motivating.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Statistics and Probability

WALT: Use probability vocabulary to describe chances of an event.

In class we took it back to term 1 and did statistics and probability. On each slide it has Impossible, Possible and Certain. For example: if you had a question that said the sun will rise you would put it in either Certain, Possible or Impossible.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Madness

This morning we had an Immersion Assembly. We our now in Term 4 and our theme for this term is Musical Madness. Like every other terms on the first day of school each team has a topic on what they are learning about. Then Those teams each show them to the whole school telling us what they will be learning about for the few next weeks. But before we headed into watching each teams item Mrs Nua, Mr Burt, Mr Somerville and Mr Jacobsen shared us a song Called Musical Madness ( written by Mr Burt ).






My Personal favourite item was Team 3's, Team 3's item was story telling through music., In there movie they had cool songs, songs that most of us would listen to. Most of the parts were of Mr Moran which was pretty funny, Mr Moran had most of the funny parts which also makes it awesome. It must of been pretty hard for the team three teachers to get the timing of the words right.



   

Team 4's topic was Carpool Karaoke. The teachers in Team 4 probably had fun making this video because they were pretty much listening to fun music which make you wanna dance and sing your lungs out. I think the meaning of this item is to show that you should make your car rides cool and fun.  










The last and greatest team of all items is Team 5. As you can see on the picture our team 5 teachers are watching a movie ( Lion King ). But whats different about it is that our teachers picked a few songs that refer to the emotions on the movie.






Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Floundering Time

                                                FLOUNDER TIME!!!

This Morning our whole school went down to the beach ( Wai o Taiki bay ) to watch a few students and teachers catch some baby flounder. When we made it down to the Wai o Taiki bay we sang a few songs, The songs were, Tai Aroha, Ko te Whaea and Whakataka te hau. Our school partner Kauri flats school caught 4 flounder so our goal is to catch more than 4 flounder to set the high score out of our two schools. We are catching baby flounder to put in our fish tank so that the baby flounder can grow to bigger flounder and then we will release them back into the sea. 



Mr Vogt provided the flounder students and teachers with flounder catching tools. You can find flounder in any sea but when you are trying to look for one it may take ages because some flounder blend in with the sand or the water witch means it is hard to catch some. Our people that went down to catch our flounder haven't really found any yet, because of how flounder blend in with the things in the sea or it is just because the baby flounder may not be where they are looking, so maybe they have to move out further or in closer.  But we all hope they catch a lot for our school. When the flounder is fried its DELICIOUS!!.







Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Have our say

WALT: Group like ideas together into paragraphs

for writing we've been writing about who would we want to be our leader for our country and i picked barack obama because he has more experience in what he is doing.

Elections

WALT: Understand what the elections are all about.

In literacy we have been learning about elections. we've been learning about elections so that when we become adults or teenagers we can vote for the different partys like, Act party, Green Party, Maori party, Labour party, TOP ( the opportunities party, New Zealand First Party, National party and the Aotearoa legalise cannabis party.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Film Festival

Kia Ora, this week my class has been working on film festival video, but Unfortunately  I was not here to be apart of the film. I have a few ideas that our class could use for next years film festival. One of my ideas were to do impressions of famous actors, In the movie we could make it funny so our audience could have a laugh in parts of the video.
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Friday, 15 September 2017

Measuring introduction

WALT: learning about how we measure things everyday - from the non-standard methods through to standard.

This week we've been learning about Measuring things like Objects and people. Our maths class have been learning about this because most of us find measuring hard or difficult at times.

Fractions Practice

WALT: Revise and remember our knowledge on fractions.

In class we've been learning about fractions most of the time. in class we are learning fractions because most people that have done there gloss test got stuck on a fractions problem, so our teacher Mrs Tele'a have gaven us fraction problems.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Word problems

WALT: Explore the use of "Screencastify"to explain how I solve the problem.


In this word problem we got tasks that had to do with us using screencastify. Screencastify is a way you can show people how you solve the problem that you have on your follow up. I was in a group of three with Ana.l and Anna Vaka, we  used screencastify to see how we work out our problems when we are given a task.

Measurements

Walt: Convert between different metric lengths.

This week we have been learning about Measurments like Centermetre ( cm ), kilometres ( km ), millimetres (mm ) and metres ( m ). The difference between millimetres and metres are that millime

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