Monday, December 16, 2013

My Year Highlight

   This year is my final year being a student at Pt. England school. I have made so many friends here at Pt. England and it’s going to be heart breaking leaving them in a few days. During my time here at P.E.S my friends have helped me with my work and with the times when I was feeling down. This Year Waata has been one of my closest friends and he has helped me alot! especially with my work.
   I have been at Pt. England school for 8 and a half years now. Through out the time I have developed skills and have been given HEAPS of opportunities. We have visited the Museum on trips, we've been to MOTAT as well. I have been on so many trips with Pt England and I will always remember all the moments at P.E.S.  This Year I even had the chance to go to Waitangi  and spend four days there. On our last night at Waitangi we slept on Te Tii Marae.

   Ever since since year six I have been using my netbook device. We learn digitally and the netbooks are associated with The Manaiakalani Education Trust. I reckon that having my netbook has made my schoolwork a lot! easier. Using my netbook makes my life so much easier because I don’t need to write on paper and then have to rewrite my writing online.

   Sports for me at this school has been a huge success. I have played Rugby, Cricket, Basketball and  many more sports. I have LOVED playing sports here at P.E.S.  We have great coaches that have taught us all the skills we know today. I wish that I could keep coming to school for the rest of my life.

   To be honest, I wouldn't like to leave this school. I don't want to leave the teachers and my friends.  I don’t know what it’s going to be like without them. I think on the last day of school I am going burst in tears, it’s going to be a bit embarrassing. I really don’t want to leave Pt. England but I guess that’s life. So to everyone that has taught me and to all my friends, Good Luck for the future and God Bless. Love you all.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Year 8 Camp

My friends and I entered the bus hyped and ready for camp. Especially for the 5 hour drive that was ahead of us. After Mr Burt said a prayer it was time to board onto the buses. We grabbed our bags and off we went.

Day One: On our first day of camp we pretty much just spent our whole time on the bus. It was fun on my bus because Dillon was on my bus and he is the BEST guitar player in our whole school! We sang heaps of songs during the ride and the teachers were getting angry because we were a bit too loud. Once we arrived at camp we loaded off our luggage and got changed into clothing suitable for running/walking in. My highlight for day one was going for the 3.2 km walk in the bush. It was fun running past everyone, I almost fell off the track. My friend Serena was running along side me three quarters of the way.

Day Two: I didn’t like the fact that we had to wake up so early but I really enjoyed the fitness run that we did. I came first and earned an extra Luge ride. I also enjoyed being at the Agrodome. I got to carrying cute little animals. I even got to milk a cow! I loved carrying the rabbits because they were so adorable and fluffy.

Day Three: It was Thursday and we planned to go for a walk around the green and blue lake. We also got to swim in the blue lake. The weather wasn’t that great, but I still had fun. We were bombing off the pontoon and everything! ( Well I was trying to bomb. ) But my highlight of the day was swimming at Rotorua's aquatic centre, it was pretty cool there because they had a bombing pool INSIDE and they had a TRAMPOLINE too!

Day Four: On our final day at camp we had a something special planned for the day. We decided to go to the Luge! The luge ride was awesome! It was my highlight out of the whole camp! I got to for four rides on the Luge and the last time I went down my friends Crusader, Dillon & Jay’lee came with me. We tried to block off the whole track so NO ONE could pass us. But we kinda failed because we didn’t want to make anyone angry at us. After we finished our ride we were off, coming back to Auckland. By the time we got back to school it was 4:05 pm. and he left the Luge at 12:35 pm. I was happy to be home so I could see my mum, but now I really miss camp. When I get older I am going to take my own children down to Rotorua so they can have the same experience as me.

My Netbook Reflection 2013

This has been a successful year for me being in the Manaiakalani project. I have the internet access at my house which helps me out a lot! I finish my work off at home if I haven’t already at school and searching up new things at home  helps me learn from them too. This year has been the best year for me, using my netbook. I can’t wait to go to Tamaki college next year and use the new Chromebook.

This is my third year having a netbook and it has been getting better and better for me. My friends have helped me a lot! with my learning. My friends Kendrix & Waata help me with my school work and also with fixing my problems on my netbook. Waata and Kendrix are the experts in my class this year at fixing problems our class. They know how to reimage our netbooks and EVERYONE asks for their help.

Over the past three years, being a digital learner has helped me to improve my writing, especially with the help from our wonderful teachers here at P.E.S. I have learnt so many new things this year I think my mind is going to explode. One of the things that help me with my writing is the thesaurus, it helps me to use interesting vocabulary in my work.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Paul Walker

Paul Walker born September 12, 1973, Glendale, California, United States. He died on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California, United States while he was fundraising for the typhoon that hit the Philippines. Paul Walker starred in the Fast and Furious Series and he was AWESOME in the movies. He became famous in 1999. When I watched the first ‘Fast and The Furious’ I straight away notice my star in the movie. That person was Brian O’connor. ( Paul Walker )

When Paul Walker died I didn’t even know. But then the 6 o’clock news was on and I saw that he has passed away. When I heard that he had died I was shocked! Especially hearing that he died in a CAR CRASH, when the movies that he starred in were to do with CARS. I can’t believe he is gone.

On Sunday, 8 December more than 3000 people went to the honour hour in tribute to Paul Walkers death. People were raising money for Paul Walkers Charity. The people helped to raise money for his charity.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Mihi

Kia Ora Koutou,
Kua haere mai nei,
Ki tenei huihuinga,
Ki te mihimihi,
I nga whakaaro pai
Ka nui te aroha,
Mo to koutou maia,
Ki te haere mai,
Ki te ako,
I nga kaupapa,
E pa ana ki tenei wananga

Mihi (english)
Greetings to you all
who have come here
to this gathering
to greet
the good thoughts
Great is the love
for your strength
in coming
to learn
the topics

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Math Strategy

1. The world record for throwing a cellphone in 2012 was 102.68 metres. James attempted to beat the record but only managed to throw 97.89m. How much was he short by?
102.68 - 4.79 = 97.89
102.68 - 2.68 = 100.00
100.00 - 2 = 98
98 - .11 = 97.89
2.68 + 2 + .11 = 4.79

Sione uploaded a presentation to his blog but it was too big. In the HTML code he saw that the size was 920  pixels wide by  648 pixels high. He thinks if he reduces it to ¾ of the size it is, it should fit. What dimensions does he need to change in the HTML code?
230 pixels wide
920 divided by 4 =
(92 divided by 4 = 4 x 20 = 80  4 x 3 = 12 4 x 20 + 4 x 3 = 92)
4 x 200 = 800
4 x 30 = 120
4 x 200 + 4 x 30 = 920
230 x 4 = 920

162 pixels high
648 divided by 4 =
(64 divided by 4 = 4 x 10 = 40, 4 x 6 = 24, 4 x 10 + 4 x 6 = 64)
4 x 100 = 400
4 x 60 = 240
4 x 100 + 4 x 60 = 640
4 x 2 = 8
640 + 8 = 648

162 x 4 = 648

Tiaki is fixing part of his fence. The pickets he needs are .68m long each. How many metres of timber does he need to cut up 45 pickets?
If the timber comes in 5m lengths only what is the minimum amount of lengths he needs to have enough for 45 pickets?
The timber is $3.55/m. How much will he have spent?
Answer: 30.6
Strategy: 0.68 X ? = 45
0.68 X 10 = 6.8
40 = 27.2
0.68 X 5 = 3.4
27.2 + 3.4 = 30.6

Julia is an artist. She has been painting a huge mural for the town centre. For the main colour she used a 20 litre pail of white mixed with a 10 litre pail of blue. Unfortunately she ran out of paint before she finished the mural. She thinks that she will only need 6 more litres in total to finish. How much blue and white paint does she need to mix up to get the 6 litres of paint she needs that is exactly the same colour she has been using?

20 + 10 = 30
30 divided by 5 = 6
10 divided by 5 = 2
20 divided by 5 = 4
4 + 2 = 6
6 Litres in total

4 Litres of white

2 litres of blue

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Maths Strategy

1. The world record for throwing a cellphone in 2012 was 102.68 metres. James attempted to beat the record but only managed to throw 97.89m. How much was he short by?

Answer: 4.79
Strategy: 102.68 - 4.79 = 97.89
102.68 - 2.68 = 100.00
100.00 - 2 = 98
98 - .11 = 97.89
2.68 + 2 + .11 = 4.79