Monday, 8 December 2014

Dagmar Dyck

This is a presentation about the famous New Zealand artist Dagmar Dyck a lot of thing in this presentation is quite interesting Quasia and I hope that you like it.      :)

Monday, 1 December 2014

Future Asperations

Future Aspirations

After Barista my friends and I went to the street and we saw this man named Andrew Patterson and he works as a radio D.J. He was talking about what we might do in the future.

After he had a little talk he showed us a video of a college kid named Iavana that went to Manurewa college. He was talking about how he wasn’t very good at college and he didn’t know what he was good at and then he found out that he was good at talking and doing speeches. He was quite funny. Iavana got to speak for a lot of people and company’s and he could talk really fast. I thought that was quite impressive.

As soon as the video finished the man Andrew Patterson came back up and introduced a man that used to work on the show “ What Now” and his name is Anthony Samuels. He was telling us about how he is learning maori. There was a word he told us in maori it was “ you are amazing”. Anthony Samuels showed us some funny photos of him when he was on what now and he told us a funny story about a man and a ferret.

Then there was a man named Paula and he said he was a “good swimmer” but the most important speech he gave us was “ i’m not scared of you not succeeding but i’m scared that you're not going to try. Paula was another one that was so funny. Paula told us a story of when he was our age i was a story about when he almost died swimming in a pool. When Paula was our age 12 and 13 they had a pool at their school and he was very tall and his school mates were really small so he told us that he always use to run in the water because he could touch the ground, so he use to go into competitions and one day they were competing in an olympic size pool and he didn’t know how big the pool was so he went to walk and he couldn’t touch the floor and he was drowning.

And there were heaps of people that were so inspirational. When they all finished their own speeches  

Good Friends

Good friends are people who are by your side 24.7. They are nice and caring they help and the defend you from the people who aren't nice friends. Some people don't know what a good friendship is. A good friendship is when you are a nice person you are to your friends, well it doesn't have to be you friend you need to be nice too it can be anyone in need of a friendly talk.

So there is a girl named Mary, imagine her with all of her friends. They're playing, laughing and having fun because her friends are nice to her and they are real friends to one another. Then imagine a girl named Ashlee when she is with her friends she does not laugh play and she does not have a smile on her face, she is like that because her friends are not nice to her and that is what I am trying to tell you.

When you have nice friends in school or out of school it will make your life even easier. And did you know that having good friends can help you bond with other people and it can even help you grow a bigger bond with your family too. When you come to think of it you can have quite a good bond with your friends and that is very special.

A lot of people become friends when they are baby’s then it is pre-school and some people are still friends and then it is kindergarten and it just keeps going on and on and some friendships go on until they one of them are very old. I would love to have friends that are so special like some people with a friendship and relationship that never stops. Well yeah some people fight but sometimes that brings our relationship closer.

So do you understand now what a good friendship is. And if you can't find a good friends then just keep on looking for the right friend remember there are millions of nice people around that will want to be you friend. Remember that good friends are the ones who can put a smile on your face. Here is a little tip, find the ones who stay by your side 24.7 there the special kind of friend that not a lot of people have.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko 

This week is week 7 and term 4 and our class is doing our weekly quiz. I wanted to do Lydia ko because she is a proud golfer for New Zealand. I hope you enjoy my story about Lydia Ko.

Lydia Ko was Born in April the 24 of 1997 in Seoul, South Korea which means she is still a teenager. She was born in Korea and then she moved to New Zealand and became a professional Golfer. She is on the top of the golfing rank. And did you know that she is the youngest golfer to win a golf tour.

She began playing golf as a five-year-old when her mother took her into a pro shop “at the Pupuke Golf Club” at the north shore. She was owned by this man named Wilson who was still coaching her till 22 of December of 2013. And a funny fact Lydia Ko’s nickname is lyds how funny is that!!!

Friday, 7 November 2014

My Perspective drawing

This is my perspective drawing I hope you like it.

Monday, 3 November 2014

My Colour Wheel.....

This is my colour wheel.

My Kitchen Rules .....

This week is week 4 and it is term 4 and we have started on our weekly quizzes. This week I thought I might do a blog post about  the program MKR. MKR stands for My Kitchen Rules. It is on T.V 2.
 I hope you enjoy my blog post about My Kitchen Rules.

My Kitchen Rules was so cool but it was tough. I watched the finals and they announced the winners and they were Nina and Belinda. I was so proud of them but I wanted Aaron and Heather to win because they made really nice sea food and food from the islands. Nina and Belinda made organic and earthy foods.

All of the contenders were so nice and they all made an amazing effort but only one team could win. I watched every episode of My Kitchen Rules and it was so close with all of the points. If I got to choose a winner I would of chosen Aaron and Heather because they made nice food.

When I watched the grand final When Nina and Belinda and Aaron and Heather competed against each other it was so close Nina and Belinda came first BUT Aaron and Heather came second and just lost by 1 point. After the judge's announced the winners Ben and Garret said to Aaron and Heather "You have done an awesome job that is why you can come into my restaurant and teach my workers your Pacific food"  

Friday, 31 October 2014

At the Auckland museum

This week we went to the Auckland Museum because the year 8's were gone on camp.

Hopping out of the bus we entered the Auckland museum. As we went into the museum we saw a cafe' and a desk. Then we saw people in uniform and I am onto talking about school uniform, yes it was the workers at the Auckland museum. 

Shortly after that we had to sit down on the floor or the chairs and listen to the rules they were telling us. Excitedly we herd our teachers say time for lunch so we walked up two flights of stairs to the eating room ready for a quick snack. 

Next we went back down to the lounge/ cafe and put our bags in some lockers. We got our task sheets and headed off to the Maori and Pacific galleries and had a good loo at the traditional weapons plants and trees and more. When we finished with our work sheets we got to have free time at the museum. ten minutes after we came back from the Maori and pacific galleries we went to the volcano house and trust me it is scary.

Soon after that we went to the domain and we got to take photo's of the wild life that we found and it was beautiful. Then it was time to go back to school.


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Empathy :)

Imagine the world without empathy we would be living in horror or some people not living at all .But Some people don't know what empathy is. For the ones who don't know it is when someone helps another person out if they are sad , For example if someone is getting bullied another person might come along and help them out because they know how they are feeling.

How can you show empathy to one another ?, Well you can start by being nice and kind to the person who is upset and terrified. Also you can help by making friends with the person. Everyone can share with the person in need by showing respect, listen to them and you can even donate. If you make friends with them or even just listened to them them it will bring a smile to their faces and that means a lot to the person.

Why it is important to show empathy ? I bet everyone is asking this question, Well it is important to show empathy because if you don’t there would be robberies, fights and even a lot of sirens in the neighborhood. Imagine this..... if there wasn't empathy we would have less people in the world and more people ending up in the hospital, you don’t want to live in a world like that. But if you show empathy people would be brave to go to the mall and get lunch with a friend.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Immersion assembly

This term is term 4 and it is another term of excitement. Then we went to class and saw posters and pictures of patterns and famous paintings so we knew that this term had something to do with art. As that second bell went we hoped in a line and walked to the hall ready for immersion assembly. We sat down and got ready. “I can’t wait to see all of the performances and movies for this term” I thought to myself.

“Give a big round of applause to Team 1” Mr. Burt announced as ge was walking down the middle of the hall. Then the team 1 teachers came up on stage and the music started. As soon as they walked up they were throwing balls and pretending to be at the beach. They were throwing chocolate fish to the audience “Woo Hooo” Cheered the people catching the chocolate fish before they ate it then they finished and the music stopped and they walked down off the stage. “ Give another round of applause to team 1”  Then there were other cool and exciting performances all the way up to team 6.

A few minutes after the other teams my favorite team, Team 5 went up on stage with these cool but weird paintings in their hands and a portrait of themselves taped onto their torso’s. When they went up on stage one of the teacher said through the microphone “ Hello we are team 4 and we are learning about the famous artist and paintings you may of seen before”  Soon after she said that she went to the first artist Fatu Fe’u the Samoan artist and looked at her art. Her art was Samoan patterns it was a very intricate pattern . And then she rushed over to to another artist named Andy Warhol with his cool pop art. Andy Warhol made a movie 6 hours long with a guy just sleeping for 6 hours, and he also drew the can of tomato soup. Looking at the next con-tester she leaps over to Vincent Van Gogh with the bandaged ear. Vincent Van Gogh drew the famous painting The starry night. “ why has he got a bandage on his head?” I Asked my friend.

And then there were others like Pablo Picasso whose art was the cubism, then there was Monet with the really cool french accent. After that the judge ran over to George Seurat with the pointillism dotted art.  And lucky last there was a New Zealand designer who designed things for New Zealand companies. Then we all went back to class and started the new term.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Nikki's book review -(Sleep- Over)

Book Title: Sleep over
Author: Rowan McAuley
Reviewer: Nikki Class 4
Book Genre: (Highlight)

  • Science fiction
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Other (state)

  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Historical
  • Instructional
  • Other (state)
Insert photo of book cover here:

Reading Level:
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Advanced
Olivia has thought up a hundred different disasters and is starting to feel really worried about her first sleep-over

" Maybe it isn't a good idea to sleep-over"

Monday, 8 September 2014

One Summer Morning

This is based on a piece of writing by Witi ihimaera

The tired boy was still sleeping, he didn't want to wake up. He tucked his blanket into his body and didn't get up because it was freezing cold last night. Because it is now summer the sun shines bright through his curtains onto a pile of dirty clothes and the pencil mark on the wall that does not wash off. It wakes him up earlier than he needs to, 5.30 is early enough isn't it? But the beautiful summer sun shines through the evergreen trees and hits the boy’s face. It shows how much he’s grown in the last five or so years. The boy is very disappointed that he has not grow much in the last few months. The boy can comb his hair higher and higher if he wants or he can put thicker shoes on  if he wants but he will only be five foot two and a quarter inches tall and he may as well get use to it because his body won’t be in a rush to grow. Anyway he is tall enough for a thirteen-year-old boy, isn't it?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr (I had a Dream)

Martin Luther King, Jr was born in January the 15th 1929 but sadly died April 4th 1968. He was an American. He was born Michael King, but his father changed his name to Martin Luther King, Jr. His Fathers name is Martin Luther King, that is why his name is Martin Luther King, Jr. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington where he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Martin Luther King, Jr was a very successful person and still is as he is in everyone's memory's.

Monday, 25 August 2014

The game Kabaddi

Kabaddi is a game that was developed 4000 years ago in India to develop self-defence skills. It is a game of strength, tackling, defending, speed, agility and aggression.

The game was introduced in the Indian Olympic Games at Calcutta in 1938. In 1950 the All India Kabaddi Federation was created and compiled a set of rules.

Although Kabaddi was invented in India it has been introduced to other countries. People still play the game Kabaddi till this day even students at school play it. It is very popular. There is even a Kabaddi World Cup competition.

To set up the game you first have to make a rectangular field which has lines of about 13 meters long and 10 meters wide. After that you divide the group in half to make two teams and put one team on each side. Ususally there are 7 players in each team. Decide which team attacks first and choose one person to be the Raider. The Raider attacks the opposite team by entering into the opponent's side and has to shout "Kabaddi" over and over again loudly and clearly. While the raider is inside he has to touch one of the opponents. People who are attacked have to try and catch the raider before he crosses back into his territory. If they catch the raider they have to restrain hi until he runs out of breath and stops saying "Kabaddi", The number of successful touches will be the point for the raider's team,
Alternate the team which attacks and repeat the same thing again and again for 15 to 20 minutes. The team which has more points than the other team will win.

Kabaddi is a popular, fun game and is played all around the world. It is a great way to learn skills you can use in other sports.

Sarah Potts

Sarah Potts was a star on my favorite soap opera Short land Street. She first appeared on short land street in 2004 but on the show she died on the 20th of August 2014. She got introduced to the show by a person named Harriet Crampton. On the show she died by a mystery Virus. No one knew how to treat it but before Sarah Potts died she found a cure and she also found what caused the death of many people and it was extract 7. Extract 7 was an e legal drug that Ava was giving to people secretly. Sarah Potts had a son named Danial and then a daughter name Tilly.  Sarah Potts was a loving and kind person.

Friday, 22 August 2014

My Flame Song Animation !!!

This movie is about he flam song for the commonwealth games. I have put a lot of effort in this movie so I hope you like it, I know that it is short but just enjoy what you can. Please comment on my blog and tell me what you thought of my flame song movie. Thank You be sure to comment and have a nice day. I hope you like(d) it. Thank You again. 

Ki-O-Rahi description

Ki-O-Rahi, This game is a game of strategy, strength, and accuracy. The strategy is for when you go around the other players. The strength is for when you dive for the middle. The game Ki-O-Rahi was invented thousands of years ago and was made in New Zealand. It was made from a legend Rahi.  There is not a celebration of the game K-O-Rahi.  The game Ki-O-Rahi is still played till this day and it is very popular. A large team game played between 2 teams, kioma and taniwha on large circular field played for 4 quarters or 2 halves of a set time, teams alternate roles of KIOMA and TANIWHA at 1/2 or 1/4 time. so the game Ki-O-Rahi has been played for quite a long time now and you have to have strength accuracy and strategy. Everyone loves this game and you can thank Rahi, the legend.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Ki-O-Rahi table

While sprinting towards the padded Barrel, the other opponent furiously tackles the player. As the team was defending the ball, the other player dives in with a burst of speed and defends the ball. The player leaps up into the air, and he thrust the ball with accurate aim.

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Robin Williams

Robin Williams was born in July 21st 1951 but sadly died this year August 11th 2014. He was an American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid 1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy. After rising to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Possum poles

As you can see in the graph that there is a pattern. In 1 minute the possum goes 6 meters and it rests the next Minuit and the 3rd minute. Then in four minuets it goes 12 meters.

Friday, 15 August 2014

World War 1

This week is week 4 and term 3 and this is my article about the world war 1 that was 100 years from now. It was very intense and horrible. I hope you can learn about the world war 1. . . . . . . . .  

The first World War or the Great War, was a global war in the centre of Europe. World war 1 started 100 years ago. It began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until the 11th of November 1918. More than 16 million people died in that war.

Friday, 8 August 2014

A paragraph about Ki-O-Rahi

While sprinting towards the padded Barrel, the other opponent furiously tackles the player. As the team was defending the ball, the other player dives in with a burst of speed and defends the ball. The player leaps up into the air, and he thrust the ball with accurate aim.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Prince George of Cambridge !!!

This week is week 2 and term 3 and we have been doing our week to week quiz. This week I wanted to talk about prince George because he is so cute and interesting to talk about. Well I hope you like the information about prince George.

Prince George was born on the 22nd of July 2013. His full name is George Alexander Louis. The adorable prince George is the son to Prince William and to his mother to Princess Kate. They all live in London, England. Prince George weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces (3.80 kg) when he was born. Prince George is a very successful baby.  

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

commonwealth question

what were the first team sport played at the commonwealth ?
lawn bowls

What is the commonwealth moto?
humanity, destiny, equality

Who is the patron saint in schottland?
St Andrew

Who are the famous scots?
Robert the bruce
robert burns
william wallis

Robert burns
Robert Burns was born in 1759 and died 1796. Robert Burns was also known as Robbie Burns. Robert Burns was scotland's favourite son. Robert Burns was a poet. After Robert Burns died he became famous with people who were interested in him and it art. Burns was born two miles south of Ayr in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, the oldest of the seven children of William Burnes (1721–1784) (Robert Burns spelled his surname Burns until 1786).

Sir William Wallace
Sir William Wallace was born on 1270 and died 1305. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297, and was appointed Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298.

commonwealth questions

1. In what year were the commonwealth games first held?

2. what does CGF stand for?
a) games of the commonwealth federation
b)  commonwealth group federation
c)  commonwealth games federation
d) countries of the  commonwealth federation

3. True or False,
Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Scotland and the only nations to have attended every  commonwealth games.
a) True
b) False

4. What were the  commonwealth first called?
a) British commonwealth games
b) British empire and  commonwealth games
c) British Empire games
d) British  commonwealth and Empire games

5. What is the minimum number of core sports the host city must choose?

6. How many para sports events will there be in Glasgow?

7. In what year were the  commonwealth games not held
a)1930 & 1932
b)1942 & 1946
c)1954 & 1966
d)1970 & 1974

8. what are the  commonwealth games known as?
a) The friendship games
b) The sporty games
c) The happy games
d) The friendly games

9. How many medal events will there be in Glasgow?
a) 261

10. The  commonwealth games are similar to what other international, multi-sport event?
a) Rugby world cup
b) World cup

d) World series

Monday, 21 July 2014

Term 3's Assembly !!!

This term is term 3 and our topic is Game On. First up was team 1 and they were all about the Gleason 2014. It was a video about them trying to compete in the Gleason world cup 2014. It was funny because they were assessed by the queen and the queen was hilarious. I liked their performance and the movie they put together. After they were finished it was onto the next team, team 2.

Straight after Mr. Jacobson said “Now it is time for team 2” they stood up and started their awesome act. They were quite the same as team 1 but they were slightly different because they did the Gleason world cup 2014 as well. I liked their one to because they were doing races and pulling the funniest faces. When their performance was finished everyone gave them a round of applause. Then it was time for the next team 3.

Then it just went on and on until it came to the best team, team 5. It was cool because all of our teachers went to different countries.  it is cool and fun. As soon as the movie started the music started and it was just amazing. The best thing of the movie is when Miss. Clark went to U.S.A because she saw Kim Kardashian. I would love to see her in person.

Over all the assembly was awesome it was fun seeing all of the performance’s and act’s. I like the topic it is amazing...... Game On !!!!      

What I Did In The Holidays !?

In the holidays it was not very cool because in the first week I was sick so I had to stay home and watch T.V or read a book so it wasn't fun at all. The only good thing about being sick is that I didn't have to do work and I didn't have to clean or do anything I just sat around in bed watching T.V so it wasn't so bad. So in the first week it was a sick week for me. It wasn't a good way to start the holidays.

Then in the second week I started to clear up and so I got to do my sports and play with my brother and my niece Chante’ and it was a bit fun. So when I started to feel better we went to the Auckland museum. We packed a lunch for afternoon tea so that when we got hungry we had something to eat.

When we finished at the museum we went to the greenhouse and had a look at all of the interesting and weird flowers and plants. it was cool and we saw a lot of big gold fish. I liked the second week because it was better than being stuck at home doing nothing. Then I went to tennis and played some games with my coach and the other players. it was fun.       

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Our Planets In The Solar System !

This week we have done another quiz and I am going to talk about the positioning of the planets in the solar system. I hope you can learn a lot about earth and where we are. This week I did not do a visual question I did just did a writing down question.

Well we all know that we are part of the solar system and that we are positioned in the universe. Earth was believed to be the centre of the universe. But by the 21st century, through the invention of high powered telescopes, the overall structures of the visible universe has begun to become clearer. Here is the positioning in our solar system. 1st there is the sun then there is Mercury then Venus then there is our planet Earth. After this comes Mars followed by Jupiter Saturn then Uranus. Afterwards there is Neptune and there is a planet called Pluto which they have recategorised as a dwarf planet.   

Friday, 27 June 2014

The Beatles Band !

This week we have done our weekly quiz. This week I was fascinated in writing about the Beatles and how they started their career. I have heard of the Beatles before because they were famous so people always talk about it. So this week I am doing a visual question. I hope you can learn more about the Beatles.    

The Beatles were an English rock band back in the day in 1960’s. They formed in Liverpool. In their group there are 4 members they are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. they became widely regarded as the greatest and most recognized they became widely regarded as the greatest and most era.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Nikki and Ana's instrument explanation

When you pluck the rubber bands, it vibrates the inside of the box making a sound from the box. If you pluck a different kind of string, the sound will be different because of the length or weight of the rubber band.  

Paper Flute
When you blow into the top of the flute, the air will vibrate and come out the other side but since there is a small hole in the flute, the air has two places to come out so the vibrations inside are coming out different sides so the sound is different

When you blow through the holes in the harmonica the air molecules travel  through and come out the other end so we can hear it. The longer the straw is the higher the pitch is that is because the sound waves are high so the sound is high too.