Saturday, 8 July 2017

100% Pure New Zealand Facts!

Three facts that I learnt about New Zealand.

1. New Zealand has a population of over 4.4 million people!

2.New Zealand is a small country, but same size to Great Britain or Japan.

3. Over three-quarters of the population in New Zealand live on the north side of the island, only one-third with the rest of the population live in Auckland.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Daily Hard Fitness

Working hard at fitness is really tough, but it is really good exercise when you wake up in the morning and come to school.

Everyday we get into class lines waiting for our teacher Mr Reid to let Room 9 go first. After Room 9 goes Room 10 followed by Room 11 and 12. We all run up the hill, near the staff office down the small hill to our left, down a big hill to our right and run down pass the boys and girls toilets. Afterwards we pass the building and back on the concrete outside the classrooms. We had to do that ten and more times, but mostly we have to run for ten minutes straight.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Having Fun At St Kent's!

On Thursday we went on a bus trip going to St Kent's. At St Kent's, we were separated into five groups with two or more St Kent's students. I was in group five and our first game was master, a game similar to basketball. A part of the game is having a master.

You have to stand in one spot and shoot the ball into the hoop. If you do this you beat the master, but if you fail the master will grab the ball where it bounced. Afterwards, a St Kent's student will blow a whistle so we have to change position. They say we are going to play Bang. To play the game, we have to pretend we have one gun in each hand.

 If they call your name you have to duck down. The people beside you will try to shoot you but instead they will shoot the person next to you. If you don't duck fast enough you are out. If the person to your left or right have their name said, you have to shoot them but instead you will shoot the person next to them. If you say, ''Bang!'' fast enough they will be shot first and you survive.

After we played a new game called capture the flag but instead the flag was a rugby ball and soccer ball.We have to grab the other teams ball in their territory. If you get tagged on their side you have to stand still for your teammate to tag you free. If you get their ball and run back to your base you win!

After they blew the whistle and we had to go. It was really fun St Kent Day!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

National Milk Day!

 On June the first, it was milk day! National Milk Day is all about drinking milk. While Rooms 11 and 12 were drinking their milk, Meana took a few photos of  us.

We receive milk from Fonterra.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

😊Cooking At Technicraft!!!😊

Finally we made it to Tamaki College. As soon as we arrived, our new teacher Mrs Tuipolotu, taught us the basic rules of safe cooking.

First step of keeping safe from cooking is wearing aprons to protect your clothes from stains. If a fire happens we have to yell ''Mrs Tuipolotu fire,!'' and she will grab a fire proof blanket or a fire extinguisher. After we learnt about the safety equipment we had to learn how to organise the cooking equipment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As soon as the table was clean, the equipment was ready, we looked at Mrs Tuipolotu who told us that we were making milkshakes!                                                                                                                                        
 We grabbed a mixer with a bowl and Mrs Tuipolotu placed three cups of ice-cream in our bowl and we had to mix the ice-cream until it was creamy. As soon as we all had a turn of mixing the ice-cream, we scooped some of the mixture into our cups and waited in a line until we received our chocolate flavoring. Then we had to walk around in circle for the next round of whip cream. Mrs Tuipolotu sprayed some whip cream for about five seconds and then she'd shout, ''Next,!'' After drinking our delicious milkshake we had to clean all our equipment before we could drink more of our milkshake.

This was the first time making milkshakes in my life!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Week 2 Technicraft

We have come back to Tech and I have to work on my project. The first thing I had to do was write some reasons why we are making our project, who is it for, what it is made of.

I made squares on my design to look more realistic. After I had done my patterns Mr Grundy gave me permission to go through the yellow and black line and show me his piercing machines. He gave me a simple small machine  that burns wood. To make it more safe, we had a plug at the end. It has a bent curve and it will burn so hot it can burn wood very easily.

 With the patterns I have made, I had to burn around them to look more like a giraffe. Afterwards it was time to go. I had a really exciting day at Technicraft.
                                                 By the way my project is not completed.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Mr Grundy's Wood Working

Every Wednesday Year 7s go to Tamaki College to Mr Grundy's woodwork class. As soon as we learnt the basics of doing housing joints, he showed us a few of his own wooden toys he worked by hand with sharp tools.
We started off with a 320cm length wood. The most important tools are pencil and paper. If you didn't have these two supplies you wouldn't be able to make anything. If you do have them,  you also needed a ruler. The ruler is for measuring your wooden board onto your sheet of paper.
You had to start off writing your name on the top right hand corner of your sheet of paper so Mr Grundy and the other year 7s will know who's it is.