Thursday, 29 October 2015

Dance Fever

Dance Fever

Today at Dance Fever we learnt moves for hip-hop and samba. This week was our second session but we were . Our dance instructors told us to call them Lieutenant and Ms Rach. We learnt the hip-hop moves and samba moves really fast so we can catch up. In the samba we have to partner up with a girl. At the end we tried out this move called the helicopter. I really enjoyed today’s session.

Technology reflection

On Friday year 8 students from room 10 went to their technology class. Our current class is Graphic technologies. Our teacher is Mr Pineda. In this class we draw and do art.

Today in class our task was to create some sketches for our t-shirt print we were going to do next week. When class started, he did the roll call, then told us what we were going to do today. He handed us a piece of paper to do the sketches. He showed us what we had to do, and we got onto work. A blank piece of paper soon showed a intricate design. All we had to go next week was bring a shirt to get our design printed on. 

The bell rang and we were dismissed  

P.E reflection

P.E ( Physical Education )

Our teacher aid Mr Greenwood took the p.e session on the school field in the morning. We threw a discus and shot put.

We first threw the shot put and we were separated into three lines. Next was the discus. At the end we chose the best 3 discus throwers and top 3 shot put throwers for both boys and girls. We challenged Mr Greenwood only at discus because we didn't have enough time to do the shot put.

Kiwi Can reflection

Today in Kiwi can we had a recap on what we did last week. Our topic is Respect. We started off with a energizer, Mr Numia one of our Kiwi Can teachers split us up into 5 groups. One leader from each group would go up to see the actions we had to do and come back to the group tell us what to do. Next we sat down and split up into two groups and do another activity. That activity was to tangle yourself in between your group and tried to untangle yourself. After that we moved on and said our catch phrase which was “ Kiwi can says I respect what you say, you respect what I say. “ I forgot about the rest. Later on we got straight into our GKQ ( General Knowledge Questions ). Then we finished off with our points
  • Respect 3 out of 5
  • Participation 5 out of 5
  • Teamwork 4 out of 5
  • Encouragement 4 out of 5
  • Positive Attitude 4 out of 5

20 out of 25. After that we said our catch phrase to say goodbye to Kiwi Can.  

Reading reflection


This week my group and I worked on the timeline of the Treaty of Waitangi. This activity was about telling us what happen to the treaty not about the singing of it. The treaty is a document which has been through tough events in its past. It was saved in a fire by George Eliot, it has also been eaten by rats. At the moment the document is held at the New Zealand National Archives. This document is very important agreement between the British Crown and the Maori. The purpose of the treaty was live together in New Zealand underneath common set of laws and agreements.

This is some other reading work we did, we chose the 6 important timelines about the treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi

1840 The Original document was signed on the 6th of February 1840 by Maori chiefs and by British Government.  

1841: The treaty of waitangi was saved by George Eliot in a fire at the GO in Auckland.

1908: The treaty of waitangi was found by Dr Hocken down
the basement in the governor's house.

1913: The original Treaty of Waitangi was glued on a canvas to preserve it.

1940: In 1940 the Treaty was displayed in public for the first time in Waitangi as part of the centennial commemorations.

1978: The original Treaty of Waitangi was removed from public and send to the National Archives in Wellington.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Kiwi Can

In Kiwi Can rooms 10 and 9 combined to have there sessions together. When Kiwi Can started certain people were chose to be a tagger for a game. Ms Tuia explained the game, the objective of the games is not to be tug otherwise you’ll be out. Ms Tuia would call a fruit and you’ll have to jump, if they call a vegetable or something else and jump you’ll be out. We played 4 games and there was a different winner for each game.

We talked about our Personal strengths and how everyone is different, not everyone is the same. We had a warm up game and we were divided into 2 groups. One person will goes inside the circle and says something that they think they are good at, and the ones that think that they are good at it too runs around the circle. Whoever is the last person to reach there spot has to be inside the circle and then  it is their turn to say something that they think they are good at.

We played until it was time for the points. Both  classes got  23 out of 25.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Maths Reflection


This was our maths problem we did today.

From Auckland to Waitangi is 229 kilometres. We left Auckland at 9.39 am and arrived at Waitangi at 3.31 pm. Remember we also made three stops before we arrived at Waitangi.

Today's maths work was challenging and hard.
 This is one question I came across "What is your estimate for the average speed the bus was travelling?" My answer was 75-85 kph because we mostly travelled on a motor way. The maths problem was very challenging.