Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tagata Pasifica..

This morning the t.v crew from Tagata Pasifica came into our class to film for there next show about budjeting for Christmas and what Christmas means to us and how we celebrate it.

When they first walked in they introduced them self's the interviewers name was Okesene, I forgot the sound and camera mans name.

They first started asking questions about what Christmas means to them, he asked Vaha and Tule that question they gave him great and clear anwsers.

Then he came over to Junior H, Ngaina, Vicky and I. He asked what we were doing and ngaina described what and how we made our decorations, he was very happy with the awnser.

When they got everything they needed they left with a posative responce, If you want to watch it, it will be on Thurday Night at 11:00 PM or Sunday Morning at 7:30 AM.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Netbook Reflection.....

This is the first year that we have had our netbooks, it has been a big change since last year when we had our pencils and books to write in. We only started taking our netbooks home last term in week 4, but we only got our internet passwords not so long ago.

What I like about having a netbook is that it is easyer to find infomation and comunacate with others and its easyer to share my work with my teacher.

What I dislike about having a netbook is that my handwriting is messy because I am so used to typing, I also dilike that sometimes the internet disconnects.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Water Games at Willow Park Camp.

It was the  some end of term three and some of the students that particapated  in a after schol club called  "Riverside" got to go on a camp.  The camp was held at willow park from Monday the 10th to Friday  14th.  About 80 of us went and 2 year 8 boys came from Mr Burts Church and Ms Vaa'fusuanga's Neice and Nephew came too.

We had allot of activiteys my favourite one was the water games even thoe I got really wet.   we got to play 4 games my team (The Jerkers) first played this game when we had to wrape a person from our team up in toliet paper the way you could win that game was having the most toilet paper left on the "mummy"  my team one this game but it was very close.

The Second activity was when we had to catch water balloons with out hands it looked easy but it was qiet diffiecalt but we one that game too against the boys at first they were in the lead by 2 then we just kept catching them and the final score was 2-3 it was very close.

The other actvity was filling up a pipe with water but it had a twist there where little holes in the pipe that we had to block with our bodys and when we new that we reached the top of the pipe a ping pong ball would flote out, we didnt get to know if we won that game but I think it was a draw against the boys team all stars.

It was the final game and they saved th best for last one of my team mates said to me.  This game invovled getting a sponge sucking up the water with it and running it to the end and rinsing it out and in the other bucket then runing it back adn giving it to the next person in line.  The prize was to get to tip all the water over the other team luckly my team one so we got to tip it all over Kalim's Team, we had time for another round and my team lost this time and since I got Kalim really wet he got me really wet too, so that game was a draw.

Over all I loved every second of camp it was amazing I think it is the best camp I have been on so far.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Creative Logical Thinking

This morning our class did a activity where you had to think a little differently so we could solve our problem. We got five objects to solve the problem our objects were Bowl, Box, Leaf, Hammer and a chair and our problem was You are out at sea and your boat started to leak what would you do?

Our group decided to break the chair with the hammer and get the nails out of the chair, and use the hammer to nail the wood from the chair in to where the hole is.

There were only two out of eight groups that successfully that was Julie's group and My group,
the people that were in my group was Awhina and David.

That task was challenging at first but when we thought of our idea of how we were going to solve it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The last week or so.

The Last Week Or So.

For the last week Ms Tito has been taking the percussionist practise.
Percussionist is a African tribal dance all four classes had a different beat to learn.  The people that are not in percussionest in room 22 had to go to another senior class untill they finished.  The class that I had to go in was room 21 with Vaha.
When ever we would walk past when they would be practising you could hear four different beats, but they all matches it sounded cool.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Maths Whizz.

Maths Whizz is this program on the Internet that helps us with our maths we learn different strategies the one that I'm working on at the moment is Paper and pencil multiplication.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ms Richards

For the past 8 weeks we had a student teacher in our class. Ms Richards was learning to be a teacher so she came to our class to experience what it would be like to be a teacher of a year 7 & 8 class. She came from the university of Waikato. Last Friday was her last day with us so she made some dumplings and Chinese food from her culture.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Black out day

Today is Friday and our school is having a day to support the All Blacks we called this fun day "Black out day" our school had to wear black clothes to school but I didn't because it would of been to hot on this warm day, I just wore my normal uniform.

The photo above shows you the people that wore black in our class and our student teacher even participated in this event.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our Champion Boys.

Last week our year 8 boys went to a 7's rugby tournament called "Aims Games." It was held in Tauranga for one week. The boys came back the New Zealand Rugby 7's champions.

When they were down there the New Zealand 7’s was giving them some good advice . The best piece of advice was, if you want to win tournaments if to all ways be on defence.

That night I found out that the boys had taken out the tournament I was extremely happy for the boys, it is a great achievement, they made our school very proud.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Why is learning about people in the global community important?

Why is learning about people in the global community important?

I think it is important because we need to have good relationships with other countries. We can trade and exchange with them. World wide peace means to me not having wars, I think it is good to learn other languages of other countries because we can travel the world and know what they are saying and we can speak back to them, we can also speak to them if they are having trouble with something like maybe a product that we are selling and they don’t understand English. We can also learn other countries customs so we don’t offend them and start wars.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Jonah Lomu Facts

His full name is: Jonah Tali Lomu
Birth date: 12 May 1975
He was born in Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 1.96m (6 ft 5)
When he was little he got sent away to live with his Aunt and Uncle in Tonga
His little brother was born on the next day of the next year.
He attend Wesley College
He is still the youngest Person ever to be on the All Blacks.
His first Game with the All Blacks Was when he was 19 years old.
There is a rumor going around saying that he died but it is false.
He played for Counties Manukau he played 28 games for them from 1994-1994.
His Position is Winger.
He has scored 37 tries.
He has played 73 games with the All Blacks.
His first rugby club was Weymouth.
Weight: 250 pounds.
When he went to high school he played foward scoring the most scores in his team.
Jonah Lomu has the loudest car stereo in New Zealand.
He can run 100m in 10.8 seconds.
Most tries by a player, all time: Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) scored 15 tries in total during his two tournaments (1995 and 1999).Has his own Playstation game - "Jonah Lomu's Rugby."Jonah has a wax likeness of himself at Madame Tussauds in London.He is as heavy as most Props.He played rugby league until he was 14.He had a kidney transplant in 2004 28 July.He is one of the most intimidating players.Jonah Lomu is going to have a boxing match in December against Sonny Bill Willams.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Multiple Intelligence results.

Yesterday room 22 had to do this test, It was called Multiple Intelligence we did it because Ms Tito wanted to know all of our strengths and things we needed to work on. A multiple Intelligence is a test to see what is our strengths in from the smarts my strengths are:
Interpersonal (people smart)
Verbal/Linguistic (word smart)
Bodily/Kinesthetic(body smart)
The Intelligences I need to work on is:
Logical/Mathematical (number smart)
Naturalist (nature smart)
Visual/Spatial (art smart)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A new sport. (Badminton)

Last week for the first time in room 22 we went to a little session with a lady named Laureen, she was from Auckland Badminton Club, she was a couch I knew that because she was wearing a Badminton Couch Jacket.

The first thing she was teaching us to do was to have control over the Shuttle ( the white thing used in badminton) and have control over the racket, she told us to don’t look down because it would lose our concentration, so I looked down and I lost my concentration, but it took a while of getting used to hitting it up and down gently.

My favourite activity was the 2ND because you had to hit the shuttle with your racket and your with you partner my partner was Lesley, She had to hold the cone and gently pass me the shuttle and I had to hit it gently and Lesley had to try and catch it in the cone that we got given to each partnership.

It was really fun Badminton because it was really different playing a new sport that I had never tried before.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


The Monday that has just gone by our school started again after our two week holidays. We missed out on a immersion Assembly because we had to go to Technology so after morning tea we had a Yr 7 & 8 assembly and the teachers told us our new topic for the term it is 'Keep our eye on the ball' its related to the Rugby World Cup.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Design Process Writing.

Just a couple of weeks ago Ms Tito gave us a interesting task to identify a need or a problem our problem was that know one respected our place (the street) so our class said that we needed some furniture.

Once we found a need, we needed to research for a idea Teari and I wanted to look for shelving we found a really cool idea but then we had to make it original we also had to research attributes. The attributes our class found was Safe? Practical? Creative/Innovative.

After we researched the next step was to Generate Ideas Teari and I had allot of great idea’s but they where not that creative.

Our group had to discover some solution's to fix our problem witch was our shelf was not creative so we looked around our class and got inspired from the literacy wall with the ‘A+’ we had to get the dimensions for our shelf to so we could make our prototype.

In our design I think we could be better by us managing our time better and stay on task. I think next time we get given a project like this I have to manage my time better and stay on task so our project I can strive to succeed.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rugby League Session

A couple of weeks ago Room 22 had a rugby league session with one of the Vodafone Junior Warriors. Our tutor was Sio Siua Taukeiaho.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Science Roadshow

Last week on Thursday the year 7 & 8 students at Pt England School, had to pay $7 to go to the science roadshow at Tamaki College. We all walked down class by class because we had different times to the roadshow because it is apart of our topic for the term. ( bigger, better, stronger and faster).

Before we left Ms Tito put us in to groups of 4 to 6 I was in a group of 4 others Vaha, Ilalio, Rose and Micheal. Vaha was the leader of the group. Ms T gave us a work sheet per each group and she gave some groups a camera to take videos or pictures, I was given a flip camera to get some videos of the exhibit that our was looking at but only Vaha and I did the work and all the rest of the group went and played on the hands on exhibits.

The exhibit the me and Vaha where looking at was Heat. It was good to learn about heat because it showed us what material out of Metal, Foam and sheep sheep Skin would contain the most heat in your house we had to feel the materials the metal one was cold the foam was a bit warmer but the sheep skin one was the warmest.

Before the show ended me and Vaha had aproxxmitly 10 minutes to go and look at the other exhibits we looked at sound. I played on the Theromen and the sound organ. Out of the two sounds instruments that I looked at my favourite one was the sound organ, to work it I had to put my hands in the gap and when it scened a movement it would play the tune and the light would come on.

Personally to me the Science Road show was a great experience, but it was a bit boring because my group left Vaha and I to do all the work so I did’nt get to see much of the roadshow. But with the little things I got to look at and learn about I rate the roadshow 8.5 out of 10.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fabulous Felt.....

In reading Huia was reading this story in a journal called Fabulous Felt. The story was about kids that made some things with fleece (sheep skin). They died it, dryed it and made it into Felt then made some Christmas presents out of the fleece that they made into felt.
Here are the steps:

1)You have to shear the sheep to get the fleece.
2)Take it to the local fleece cleaner to get the Greece and dirt of the fleece.
3)If you don't wont it white get some Onion skins, beetroots, orange peels, lemon peels, Teabags, coffee grounds,spices and all sorts of leaves, berries and barks. Cook all of these ingredients to make some natural dyes.
4)Dye your fleece the colour you wont.
5)Hang up your dyed fleece to dry for about an 1hour and stir it from time to time.
6)Then felt it gently pull the fleece into three strips, then lay it on top of a ice cream container lid spread the next four strips for the next layer.
7)when the felt dry's you can make some cool finger puppets, purses, signs and a baby mobile.

Friday, May 20, 2011


In Room 22 this term we are learning about Geometry. Geometry is the study of size, shape and position of 2-d shapes and 3-d figures.

We learnt how to draw perfect circles with the compasses. we also made our own tangrams. It was really fun because it was a new challenge.

I hope all the other maths tat we are going to learn about is as fun as geometry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Taonga Time.....

........This is the imovie we are learning to be pros at.....

.......This is my Taonga Time teacher Mrs Telea......

Every Friday the year 7& 8 have a special time called Taonga Time. Taonga means treasure in maori. We have it only for 1 hour and a half a week. When we are at Taonga time the teacher is sharing there own passion with us. The passion my teacher shares with my group is ICT.

The group that I am in is Mrs Telea’s she has a passion of ICT. She is teaching us how to use imovie 11 probably. Mrs Telea has taught us is how to keep your audience interested by changing the camera angles, to take off the volume on our movies we are in the process of making.

I cant wait till Friday because it is fun and interesting to learn about imovie 11 and learning how to use it properly. It is going to be a great Friday middle block for Vaha and Me.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DLO Hope......

This is my DLO the pt England school value I did was hope Ms Tito told all the girls and me that this was the hardest one to do but I replied " I wont to give my self a challenge".

Thursday, May 5, 2011


In room 22 we have been learning about creativity. Creativity is a way of thinking and using your imagination.
Ms Tito gave us a task to be creative we had to design our name in a creative way the resources I used was the Internet. I searched the letters I needed and then I took screen shots.

My term 1 reflections.......

These are my DLO results

I was pleased with my art because I’m not that good at art and I got a mark 7 out of 12 that is the highest I have ever got in art, because I don’t really like art but now I like it a little bit.

I this term I need to improve on my homework and my hand writing because Ms Tito makes me rewrite my homework and it’s boring rewriting it!

I think I need to work harder in all of my subjects so when our July report gets given I can get a excellent report and not get in trouble from my parents.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Superb Sentence.

In room 22 we are leaning about nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs so Ms Tito told us to put all the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs into a table from the picture that we chose. Here is my Sentence.

The very tall man was sitting on the chair and he could reach the light.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Room 22's favourite Food

In maths we have been learning about statistics. Statistics is finding things out with Data and showing it using graphs Like Line ,Graphs Bar, Graphs, Collem Graphs.
I used the Google Docs Tools to make a Line Graph for room 22’s favourite food.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Room 22's favourite Sports.

In class we are learning about Statistics,Statistics is maths about finding things out. Last week we did a class survey we had and toady we had to make a graph using the google doc tools.
In my graph students mostly liked Netball the second favourite sport was Rugby.

Monday, February 14, 2011

All about me....

Kia ora,
My name is Maree I am a Year 8 at Point England School.
My Favourite Subject at school is Reading
My hobbies are sleeping, eating, playing with my friends, playing netball, playing on the trampoline.
My Favourite food is Mc Donalds and Burger King.
I am good at helping and playing netball my favourite position is Goal Keep.
My teachers name is Ms Tito.
My hair colour is Blonde.
My favourite colours are purple, green and blue.