Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Maths Follow up week 5

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the presentation and put it into my maths folder I then did the work in dmic and posted it onto my blog.

Monday, 19 August 2019


If you want to zoom in and read the facts just click on the poster.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Aqua Dragons

Today Mrs Stone finally put the aqua dragon eggs into the tank. In around a few days the eggs will hatch and I hope I get put in charge of taking care of the eggs. I'll frequently post progress reports and update you on how they go.

Reading Follow Up: Week 4

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the slides and answered all of the questions after reading the texts and looking at the pictures. I then published this and put it onto my blog with a high standard.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

KPMG trip

Today the extension group and a few selected students went to one of their termly trips to KPMG. This KPMG trip was based on ecology. First we had a talk by Tonkin and Taylor which is an organisation, that focuses on ecology. They work on sustaining the connections between the environment and the creatures in that environment.
Then we had a talk at sustainable coastlines and it was really interesting. Sustainable coastlines was all about reducing the pollution that we make to keep our coastlines and waterways beautiful and healthy.
Then we returned to the KPMG building and had lunch. Then we did some activities that were about sustaining a certain maori god's domain.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Maths follow up week 3&4

Task Description:
For this task I worked on the problem by myself. I then explained how I worked on it and then I Explained my learning process. After I had finish the presentation work I posted it onto my blog.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Riverhead Forest Trail Run

Today I went to Riverhead with Jayne, Kauri and Roman. You don't need me to tell you why but i'll tell you anyway. We went there to do a trail run that's a part of the Xterra Macpac trail run series. It was slippery and muddy and beautiful. There was one part where there was actually a line of people waiting to climb this one extremely slippery and steep hill made of clay. It was a very tough challenge. But the whole thing was really muddy and slippery. I even fell on my butt a few times. The run was a bit slow at times because I did my best trying to not slip in the giant puddles of gloppy mud.

This is a simple picture of how muddy I got. After the run I had three free sausages for lunch and it was totally worth it.

Friday, 9 August 2019

Food chains & Reading work

Walt: Infer and make judgements about a text.

Task Description:
For this task I made a copy of this presentation and then put it into my reading folder. I then read the text and answered the questions about a food chain. After I had finished the food chain slide I read the there will come soft rains text and answered the question slides for that one. I then posted it onto my blog so that it had a high standard.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Heart and Soul

This song is heart and soul and I chose it because it is an easy song on the piano. Sadly I had no one to do the other part with me so I did one bit by myself. It's a simple song and easy to learn if you have good ears.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Science fiction: Flowers for Algernon

Task Description: For this task I read the text Flowers for Algernon. I answered the questions on the slides. I then posted it onto my blog with all the qualities which make it a high quality blogpost.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Do aliens exist?

Aliens are a common subject in the entertainment department, and there has been a considerable amount of interest in the idea that we are not alone in the universe. They’ve been in blockbuster movies, and popular posts in the media. But do they actually exist?
The universe is huge. You can’t even begin to imagine how massive it is. There are one hundred billion galaxies in the universe and those galaxies have thousands of stars inside of them, and those stars will most likely carry a solar system of exoplanets. One of those exoplanets in one of those solar systems is bound to be in a goldilocks zone and have life.
Some species on earth have amazing adaptations to help them in extreme conditions. What’s more extreme than another planet? Like Europa One of jupiter's moons, has water and that’s essential for life . After all the first reproductive species on earth evolved in the water. So it’s possible that there could be life on Europa even though it’s so far away from the goldilocks zone.
Why is the government investing in finding Aliens? The government could have enough evidence to prove that aliens do exist. Otherwise they would be blowing so much money that goes into finding these extraterrestrial beings.
So there is my evidence to conclude the fact that extraterrestrial life does exist.  Also area 51.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

What is science?

Task Description: For this task I made a copy of the presentation and filed it into my reading folder. I then read the required texts for the first 2 slides and finished the questions on said 2 slides. I then watched the Charles Darwin video and wrote about him. I then watched the Rachel Carson video and wrote about her. I then posted the presentation onto my blog and made sure it was published to a high standard.

Friday, 26 July 2019

The Tree of Life

This is the tree of life. In 1835 Charles Darwin figured this out by looking at different animals that look similar by seeing this he realised that everything is connected somehow. Animals change over millions of years and their changes help them survive in their environment. This definitely opened my eyes to the idea of everything being related. It's a very interesting concept and I must applaud it.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Guitar Tablature

  1. What is a guitar Tablature? It’s an easy way to read music on a guitar.
  2. How many strings are on an acoustic guitar? 6
  3. Name the strings from lowest to highest pitch? EADGBe
  4. What do the six lines on the guitar tab represent? The guitar string
  5. What do the numbers represent? The guitar frets 
  6. What is a riff? It’s a repetitive line in a song.

Monday, 22 July 2019


On Monday the 15th of July 2019 I finally got my braces. But along with the braces came a whole lot of restrictions when it comes to eating and a great expansion of oral hygiene. For example I'm not allowed to eat:

  • Hard Foods: Nuts, Pretzels, Hard Sweets, and Ice... Especially Ice.
  • Chewy Foods: Toffee, Bagels, Caramel, Tough meat, Gumies, Liqourice,
  • Foods you have to bite into: Apples, Corn on the cob, Carrots
  • Chewing on hard things like pencils pens or nails will also damage the braces. Damaged braces will make the treatment longer.
And added onto my oral hygiene I have to: #
  • Floss in between the braces gums and teeth.
  • Chew on these pink tablets that'll show me where any plaque is.
  • Put wax on any braces that are hurting the inside of my mouth.
  • Brush my teeth in round circular motions and do so very slowly.
  • Use mouthwash
  • Brush my tongue
I know that's a long list. Here are some photos of the whole proccess and what it looks like.

What do I know about Scientists?

Image result for neil degrasse tysonScientists probably have the most stereotypical expectations in our modern day society. But they aren't actually what they seem. I mean look at Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you look at him and don't know who he is. He looks like a normal person.

Scientists study the things around us and how they work. They don't Mix potions together and then test them on themselves. They test chemical reactions and look in microscopes to see the smallest things in the world. They don't Harness the suns power to make an ultimate death ray.

Scientists work to find understanding of the world around us and the things inside us. They are not makers of destruction. They are finders of Solutions.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Totara Park Macpac XTERRA Trail Run

Today Kauri, Jayne and I went to Totara Park. Why did we go to Totara Park you ask? Why, we went there to go on a trail run. That's right another trail run. This one was a lot harder than the last one I think because of the steep hills, and it was very muddy and slippery. I think this was a harder run because my breathing was acting up a bit, but it was still fun. I had a great start and a great Finish, and I didn't get that muddy! However I cannot say the same for my PALE PINK SPORTS SHOES!!! I'm afraid they'll never recover.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Rainbow Swirl Cake

Walt: Reflect upon my actions and see what I should have done to make the situation better.

Today I made Rainbow swirl cake and it was very Tasty. I used this recipe and it was a pretty simple and easy to follow recipe. I only used one 23 centimetre cake tin so it didn't bake right the first time. The second time around I used a 20 centimetre cake tin twice to make 2 layers so the second attempt will be much better. I haven't iced the second attempt yet so I have only had the first attempt and it was very tasty. I am hoping that the next attempt will be delicious. I'm sure that it will be great!

The rainbow swirl cake was real change from my usual baking which is normally just vanilla cupcakes. I really enjoyed this cake. It made me feel like I was a kid and I love rainbows. So this was a fun cake to make. I reckon I've learnt that we have to follow the recipe precisely and get the right amount of time and quantity....... Isn't that a fun word, Quantity.

Anyway hope you enjoy and try out the baking recipe!

Friday, 5 July 2019

Let america be America again

The poem "Let america be America again" by Langston Hughes, talks about the issues of america in the nineteen twenties. Such as gender and race discrimination. As well as the issues around poverty and wealth.

In the parentheses after almost every paragraph, the author makes a point. He says "America was never America to me anyway" meaning that he never thought of america as a dream land anyway. I think this might have to do with the fact that he was an African American man living in a time where you were judged by the colour of your skin. So he wrote that line in the parentheses to give us another reason he gave us this poem.

The poem illustrates the fact that America is not the dreamland it is supposed to be. It says that young men are taking what they want with no regard to the people suffering because of them. This specific stanza was a big help in figuring out the time this was written and it is clear that this was in the time of the great depression. America was most definitely not a dreamland-at least not for the lower class people-it was probably the opposite.

The final stanza talks about making America America again. I believe that it was so that he could encourage people to change the country. He says it in a poetic chant kind of way which makes you feel as if it is a protest. Langston Hughes really cared about his country.

The poem was a very complex work of writing. It was hard to understand at first but after learning some words I got a grip on what he was saying. His poem was really inspiring and it opened my eyes.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Waiuku Forest Trail Running

Today Jayne, Justice, Roman, Kauri and I went on a 7 kilometre trail run in the Waiuku Forest. Before we started we were given instructions and I was nervous and excited. We started at the line and then we were off! It was a slow start and then we all sped up. Justice and Roman being the competitive speedy boys they are zoomed ahead and I went a bit ahead of Jayne and Kauri. But as I started to get a bit tired I slowed down and Jayne and Kauri caught up to me. So I ran with Jayne.

Around 2 kilometres to the end of the run I could see people running towards us with mud just covering their bodies. Me and Jayne were having a hard time figuring out whether we wanted to get muddy or not. I heard peoples' screams as they got covered in mud and decided I was going to save them. But I was the main person who needed saving. Before I came up to the mud I hesitated and then just decided to do the most fun thing. I ran two steps into the mud and face planted into the ground. My PALE PINK SHOES will probably never recover. RIP sports shoes.
One thing I know for sure is that I will never complain about the cross country again.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Cornwall park Souvenir mission.

Today we went to Cornwall park. We were given a challenge. Find a Souvenir and make up a story to go with it so here are my souvenirs and their stories.
Souvenir number one was a leaf. The story to go with it was that it's a leaf from and ancient tree plant originally from Japan. A sapling was brought over to Cornwall park and the tree has been growing for over a hundred years. That leaf comes from the sapling.
Souvenir number two was a flower. The story to go with that souvenir was that it was a flower from a tree that was first panted in the oxford garden in England. But when a disease that took over all of Europe hit the country so they had to take the flower tree away and plant it in cornwall park of New Zealand.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

DLO Link

Click this link to view my DLO (Digital Learning Object).

The topic for this term was really interesting. I liked learning about other countries, and I learned some interesting facts. Learning about the countries helped open my eyes about the world around me. It was really fun.

Using the scratch was nothing new to me really. I used broadcast and it was a pain. I'm gonna have one giant block of code and no broadcast.  I will no longer be using broadcast.

What's for Breakfast?

Task Description: For this task I came down on the mat with my teacher and did the problem with my group. I then made a copy of this presentation and explained my work on the second slide. I explained the rest of the process of the DMIC ON the 3rd slide. I posted my work onto my blog with a high standard.

The Gatherers

Task Description: For this task I read a fictional text called the gatherers. The first slide was a question and answers about the uncontacted tribes in Brazil and the next slide was about the fictional text. I then recorded my questions and musings about the text. Once I had chosen and finished my create task I posted this onto my blog. Hope you enjoy.


Colonisation is an old way of gathering land under one nation or empire. It’s been going on for thousands of years but the first world countries, only stopped around a couple hundred years ago. That still doesn’t mean that 2rd and 3nd world countries have stopped, and even now the commonwealth is still a remnant of the British empire which was an empire based on colonisation.

Colonisation has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The Romans used it, the Incas used it, the Greeks used it, the Spanish used it, the British used it. Many countries are still under the influence of colonisation. Most of Africa is still under the rule of colonising leaders. Even though many countries are now independent, lots of countries are still being colonised.

Does colonisation have any benefits? In short: No. Although many colonisers believe they are helping people by giving them new technology, they aren’t helping the natives. The best jobs end up going to the colonisers. The natives end up becoming slaves and the colonisers never give the natives even some middle grade job opportunities. Colonisation has hardly ever had any good benefits for the natives, only for the invaders.

Some colonisation however have had peaceful resolves. Such as the treaty of Waitangi between the British Empire and the Maori people of New Zealand. The Brits came to New Zealand and they suggested that they create a treaty and the Maori agreed. But because of the differences between the Maori and English texts there was conflict. So then the government decided to create the Waitangi tribunal and we’ve been working to create a better environment for the Maori ever since.

Colonisation was brutal period that helped shape our history. The only good that it ever gave anyone was the ability to realise our mistakes. Hopefully in the future people will take a look at the things we did and try to stop themselves from going down that rocky path again.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Information report

OneUs Is a Kpop group formed by RBW entertainment with 6 members. Ravn, Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong and Xion. They Made their debut in January 9 2019 with their lead single Valkyrie.

The Members all have their own assigned roles. Ravn is the oldest member, he’s the leader, main rapper, vocalist, and producer. Seoho is the second oldest, he’s a main vocalist. Leedo is The third oldest he’s a main rapper and vocalist. Next is Keonhee is the face of the group and a main Vocalist. Hwanwoong is the main dancer and Vocalist. Xion is the Maknae (Youngest member) and a vocalist. A lot of Kpop groups are like this.

Oneus and another group by RBW entertainment called Onewe made a show called we will debut. A lot of Kpop groups have shows. Like Bangtan Bomb by BTS. Oneus is no exception on we will debut Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and other trainees, invited 100 people to be an audience in the evaluation stage at RBW art centre. The show is very interesting.

Oneus isn’t the only Kpop group that is like this though. There are many others like Blackpink, BTS, Ikon, Twice, and many others. They all do the same things oneus does, but the Kpop groups are all unique in their relationships with each other and how they act. That’s what makes Kpop groups the same and different.

Oneus is a group like many other Kpop Boy bands but, they are different at the same time. This information report was to give you an example of the differences and similarities of Kpop groups. It was also to give you a bit of information on the new Kpop group Oneus.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019


Image result for empanadas
Today in room four we got to eat Empanadas which are a native dish from Argentina. It looks like a Korean Dumpling but it most definitely is not. The ingredients are Puff Pastry, Paprika, Mild spice, Onions, Mince, and Capsicum. When the scent hit my nose I immediately felt that it was very smoky with a hint of sweetness and spice. As I bit into it the texture was a satisfying softness. There was a meaty sweet taste and a hint of smokiness. You can definitely taste the meat and the sweet overpowered the spice. For Mrs Stones first attempt at cooking Empanadas I would give her a 9 out of 10. Mui Bien!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Fish Tank

This task was all about letting other people contribute. Once we had finished the DMIC lesson on the mat we went away and did our work. I finished explaining my work on the presentation and then posted it onto my blog. I hope you enjoy seeing my work.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Europe and North America's Connections.

Europe and North america have lots of similarities. It would make sense since in the past Europeans were the people who colonised america.
When the European Colonists came to america they brought a lot of things with them. Things like Culture, Religion, Clothes, Food Recipes, and many other things. They stayed in america and ended up creating a vast civilisation. Nowadays there are many similarities between Europe and North america. Some are Easy to see like Languages. Whereas some have been modified like Food.
In this Venn diagram you can see all the similarities and differences we could think of. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Mirror Magic

Money Money Money

Walt: Identify and evaluate the authors purpose for writing.

Task Description: For this task I made a copy Of a presentation and read a story called Mammon and the Archer. I then answered the questions on the slide for that story. Once I had finished the questions I moved to the next slide and then read the aristocracy article. I then answered the questions about aristocracy and once i had finished the Presentation I posted it onto my Blog.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Pizza Comparison

Image result for pepperoni pizzaImage result for margherita pizzaThese are the words people said when they had a pizza on Wednesday. We had American style Pizza and Italian style Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza and Margarita Pizza. Six room four students made this pizza and they were both very good.
Here are the words that we used to Describe them.

Pepperoni is more greasy
The Italian pizza looks better
The Italian pizza has better texture.
Pepperoni pizza is just meat and cheese
American Pizza is more popular because you can taste the fat and sugar.
The Italian Pizza Is very Flavourful and tasty.

"I must say I Preferred the Margarita Pizza"
- Bethan, Room 4 Student.

Orienteering with Mr Jacobsen

Today In extension we had a visit from Mr Jacobsen on how to use a compass.  We were given a  compass and a worksheet. The objective was to get the letters in the most accurate way. Mr Jacobsen told us we had to go around in a Zigzag circle.  I was with Pisirina and we won. It was very fun.