Thursday, 30 April 2015


Tamaki College Reflection

Tamaki College Reflections

On Tuesday the 27th of April 2015 the year eights of the Tamaki cluster went to Tamaki College to see what it feels  like in college. These schools attended at Tamaki College
  • Pt England
  • Panmure Bridge
  • Glenbrae School
  • Tamaki Primary
  • Glen Innes Primary
  • St X Pius
  • Ruapotaka
and some Year 9 and 13 students of Tamaki College. When we first arrived at Tamaki College my friends and I thought that there was nothing. A few minutes after everybody went in to the auditorium. There were not many students there when we went inside. Once all the schools were there we went up and looked for our name tag. After, Ms Moore told us about the three letters on our name tag. They were for each house
  • Kowhai (Yellow)
  • Puriri (Blue)
  • Rata (Red)
  • Totara (Green)
the letters were
  • K mn
  • K sh
  • P em
  • P ro
  • T rd
and I can’t remember the rest. Next we split up into our groups, I was in K sh. In our group we had 4 leaders and their names were Francis, Wendy, Enosi and Tyler.

Our groups first class was Social Studies and our teacher was Ms Robertson. In social studies we had and Ice breaker and it was going around and asking people questions and putting their name in the questions. Next we went and did a quiz but our forty minutes were up so then we had to move to the next class.

Next we went to Mrs Tu'ipulotu class and her class is food tech. In food tech we had to partner up and my partner was Sela from Pt England. Sela and I were at the end of the class on table seven. Mrs Tu'ipulotu told us to wash our hands and grab an apron. After she told us her rules in her classroom. There were ingredients on the table and all we had to do was to mix it, then put flour on our hands, next we had to roll it up and then squash it and put in onto the dish. When we finished it we put it into the oven for 10 minutes. When 10 minutes was up we got it out and put it into paper bags. When Mrs Tu’ipulotu dismissed us we went straight to the auditorium for interval.

After interval we went straight to Mr Stevenson’s class and he teaches English. In Mr Stevenson class we learnt about R.I.S.E. R.I.S.E stands for
rEsponsibility. Next Mr Stevenson told us to pick one and write a quote about it. My quote said this “Success is important to me because I want to be successful in my education, sports and in any way I can.”  Next we made a poster in google drawing and we had to put photos around it. the bell rang and we had to go to our next class room. Our next class room was Maths with Mr Lee

When we were inside Mr Lee’s class we sat down at watched a video about coordinates. Next Mr Lee gave us a sheet of coordinates and then we had to make an alien head by making coordinates. After he gaves us a site and it was a game and the game was called Billy bug. Billy bug is a coordinates game. After maths was finished we went back into the auditorium and had lunch.
After lunch we all went to our last class. Our last class was Science with Ms Smallwood. In science we made ice cream in a resealable bag. First we had to grab a big wet resealable bag and put some ice inside. Next we had to get a small resealable bag and put half a cup of milk. Then we put one quarter of a cup of salt. Then we put three quarters of vanila. Later when we finished we put the small bag into the big bag and shook it around for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes was up we took the small bag out and the ice cream was frosty. We tried it out all all of ours tasted salty. When the bell rang we went back into the auditorium to get some prizes

In the auditorium there were prizes for each group. The prizes were a Wireless printer and a Bag.

It felt amazing doing somethings that college students do.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

MADD: Personalities


Today on the 29th of April rooms 9 and 10 went into room 11 for another session of M.A.D.D. Todays lesson was about everyone's personalities. When we sat down on the mat and Petia told us to give a brief recap on what we learnt last time we were with him and we learnt about skills and talents. The difference between those are skills are what you learn and talent is what you are born with.

Later on when we finished about our last session, Petia talked about different personalities and how someone. Next Petia drew shapes on a soft chalk board. The shapes were a square, rectangle, triangle, circle and a squiggle. After Petia drew the shapes he told us to pick a shape and then told us to split up into our groups, I was in squares.

When we go into our groups Petia gave us a little piece of paper and on it, it had we had to read it on our paper it had

Hard working
Don’t like change
Don’t like to be disturbed/distracted and bothered
there were plenty more but I forgot. Petia told us to choose a leader Lennyx was our leader for squares, Joseph was the leader for rectangles, Siosifa was the leader for circles, Keti was the leader for triangles and Fusi was the leader for squiggles. Squares stands for Hard Working, rectangle stands for experience, circles stands for caring, triangle means leadership and squiggles stands for creativity.

After we finished, Petia did a drawing and it was Batman while he was drawing he played Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Respect poster

This is Glenbrae School's Respecting rules 
Respect Self
  • We look after yourself and others

  • We are honest
  • We are respectful, kind and helpful
Respect Others
Respect learning
  • We are active listeners and confident speakers

  • We work hard and support each other to archive
  • We look after property
Respect Property
Respect Environment
  • We look after our environment

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A.N.Z.A.C Report Writitng

A.N.Z.A.C Report

One century ago in 1915 New Zealand and Australian soldiers went to World War I. A.N.Z.A.C happens on the 25th of April it recalls the New Zealand and Australian soldiers that were killed in the war and also honours the men and women who went to war came back and are still alive.

Soldiers Death's

There were 85,000 Turkish soldiers who died, 44,000 soldiers from France who died, 8500 men from the British army who died and 2779 bodies from Australia and New Zealand who died.

The aim for the Australian and New Zealand was to capture dardanelles and clear the path for the Bosphorus Black sea

A.N.Z.A.C Reasearch

A.N.Z.A.C stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps

A.N.Z.A.C's Meaning:

A.N.Z.A.C day is a holiday of remembrance in Australia and also In New Zealand. It commemorates all soldiers from Australians and New Zealanders who served in Word War I  and World War II
and honoured and died in Word War I  and World War II

A.N.Z.A.C day is originally on the 25th of April. A.N.Z.A.C day is suppose to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (A.N.Z.A.C) who fought in Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire in World War I. A.N.Z.A.C was observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and also as a national called Pitcairn Islands and Samoa.

A.N.Z.A.C Remembrance Ceremony Summary

A.N.Z.A.C Remembrance Ceremony Summary

Today I learnt that being in the Army is very intense. Lieutenant Geoffrey Cox one of the soldiers who fought in Northern Ireland came to our school for our Anzac remembrance ceremony, which was held in front of our school. After that all the classes had to put down a cross to remember the soldiers that fought in World War I & II. Lieutenant Geoffrey said some words and some of them were “ 10 soldiers would go to war 3 will die 6, would be wounded & 1 would come back with no injuries.”

Later on as Lieutenant Geoffrey Cox was saying some of the poem Lest we Forget by Laurence Binyon we had to repeat after him, “They shall grow not , as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.” that poem was written on September 1914.

Then we played the last post and stood quietly as it was happening. When it was finished we had to go back to our class, but rooms 7,9 & 10 had to go to the hall and ask Lieutenant Geoffrey some questions.
We asked him many questions and then headed off back to class.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

World War I & World War II Reflection

World War I started because the assassination of Franz Ferdinand an Archduke Austrian Prince. The Turkish soldiers tried to convince Australia and New Zealand to surrender they said "Surrender this isn't your fight, Great Britain is getting you to do their dirty work for them". The war had happened in many places. These are the places they fought in Europe, Africa Asia and the Middle east.

The Second World War started because Germany had done an unnecessary attack on Poland. Great Britain and France teamed up and declared war on Germany after Adolf Hitler refused to stop the invasion on Poland. World War II ended in 1945 during Summer. An estimation of 50 million people lost their life's

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Term 1 Holidays 2015

During the term 1 holidays I was training for athletics. The athletics training was for going down to Hamilton and competing in interprovincials. Interprovincials is when provincials from all around New Zealand meet together and have fun competing against each other. 11 athletes in each provincial were selected. The grades were 12/13. It was held in Hamilton over the Easter weekend. The teams travels to Hamilton on Good Friday and returned on Easter Monday:
The provincials that were competing were
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Canterbury
  • BoP Waikato
  • Northland
  • Southland
  • Tasman
  • Counties Manukau
  • Taranaki
There were plenty more but I can’t remember them.

The Auckland team left at Mt Smart Stadium in a bus precisely at 10:00 am. When we arrived at the stadium we hopped off the bus and took our training gear and inside the stadium. The stadium was called Porritt Athletics Stadium. First we went around as a team for a warm up lap. Next we did some dynamic stretches and headed off to practice on of our field events.

After we finished training we had our team photo and had lunch. Straight after we finished lunch went to the movies and watched Fast & Furious 7 or Cinderella. Most of us went to watch Fast & Furious 7.

Later on we headed to where we were staying, we were staying at Hamilton boys. Our team had our own dorm to share and we had to buddy up with someone because it was two per room. We had our own tv room, kitchen, showers and toilets.

During the two days of athletics it was fun and I met new people from different provincials and had fun with me fellow teammates.

When the Interprovincials finished we had to go back and get ready for the Prizegiving.
3rd Place went to Auckland 2nd Place went to Wellington and 1st place went to Canterbury. Prizegiving finished and then there was a disco I was very tired and sore because I was chanting as loud as I could.

It felt good representing Auckland because I have been living in Auckland for my whole life.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Malama Honua

On 26 of March 2015 every school in the Tamaki cluster went down to Pt England Beach to welcome and meet a boat that sailed all the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. On there boat there were no engines on the boat. All they used was the boat was a sail and a huge paddle at the back of the boat to move. Once they arrived they all came to the sand and standed there and that when were were singing and doing actions to the song called E OHO then we sang He Hono re and  then NGA WAKA. After we sang the songs we listened to them talk and then we stood up and shock there hands on the sand then we back up to wait for a drink then headed of back to school.

It was great meeting them because I have never met lost of Hawaiian's in my life.

Kiwi Can Relfection

Two weeks ago we had Kiwi Can and it was up on the field and we did a activity called code breaker, there were only 2 teams. Each team had to step on a hula hoop there was a certain letter you had to get and there were only 9 hula hoops. If you get the incorrect letter another person in the other team gets a try. At the end my team won the challenge others. The code was Many Hands Can Make Lights Work. Kiwi Can has been really enjoyable and fun this term.


Yesterday, the group I was in had done a maths problem. The Maths problem was, Piri, Maia and Ollie are planning to make pikelets for afternoon tea. The recipe needs 3/4 cup of milk to make a batch of 25 pikelets. How many cups will they need to make 100 pikelets?
This is my working out.

If you subtract 1/4 from the first batch and add it into the second batch and repeat it to the third and fourth batch it will equal 3 wholes/cups

Term 1 Reflection

​During Term 1 of 2015 Room 10 and I did some wonderful things as a class and with the whole school.

​A few weeks ago the year 7' s and 8 ' s of The whole Tamaki Cluster went down to Collin Maiden Park for a Cricket tournament. Mr. Nath was the teacher who took us down and who was looking after us over there. We only had 8 overs, players, every time you get caught out or the bowler hits the wickets or a run out you will lose 3 runs. Each player has 1 over ( 6 balls ) to bowl. Two batsmen go up and they'll each get 1 over then you'll stop and change. We all felt nervous when we played game. We played 5 games and lost only one. When the Tournament was over we came 1st Overall. We were so proud of ourselfs we were all tired and dehydrated.

​ My favourite part about this term is technology because we use a piece wood and actual tools. It is very fun because we are still doing our project. First we have to get a pencil and draw a design on a piece of paper and it has to have a joint . Next you draw all the details that you want on your project and then you show the teacher our teachers name was Mr. Gundy. My project is a Boat and I am almost finished it. The Tools we use are a Backed saw, Marking Guage, Tri Square, Ruler, Chisel, Mallet, Vice and a Bench hook. We each get a a thick piece of wood. 

These are some of the things we have done this term.

Dinosaur Research

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

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Today the Tuesday the first of April we went down to the hall for another session of MADD workshop. Today we were talking about Skills and Talent. Petia our teacher for MADD he told us talent is what you are born with and skill is what you practice to get right. He also talked about Sonny Bill he is always the first one to training and the last one to leave training. 

Petia split us up into four groups, I was in the fourth group. We did a skit and it was based on wrestling and we were playing this game WWE2K15.  I was a player and and my name was Roman Reigns I was controlled by my friend Ilalio. Our skit was about one of the players not reading the rules with his friends. He said he already knew the rules but then he gets disqualified for grabbing the steel chair and hitting the other wrestler with it. His friends in his team started to hate him.

Next Petia did some chalk art, that was our last activity he was drawing Wonder Woman he made it look like she was standing in the wind because her hair was blown to the side . We all got to go and see it he let us have the picture it is cool because we can add it to our collection in Mrs raj's office it it is going to be on display in our class next term.