Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Famous Mathematicians - Isaac Newton


Isaac Newton

As this week is Maths week we are completing a series of Maths problems. Today was our first challenge we learned about famous mathematician, to solve a few problems. Everyone got split into groups with around 4-5 people. We weren't really with our close friends so this was a good way to talk to other classmates and learn to work together. 

Monday, 10 August 2020

Step Up 2021

This years Step Up Programme was a remarkable time! I'm very grateful that the teachers and staff gave us the opportunity to step up and out of our comfort zone. I feel like the year 7's for next year will find these activities just as fun as we did, but I think it could be better if we did some other activities.

We should definitely keep Mrs Moala's murder mystery, it's fun and mysterious it also gets people using their heads to solve the problem. I think doing the sports is fine but maybe we could do different sports, maybe the year 7's could suggest the sports they want to play a few weeks before so that the teachers can put it in the timetable. The activities are all fun so even if it's still the same next year I'm sure the year 7's will have an amazing three days.

Overall , these three days are really important for both the year 7's and year 8's. It's good for us to work together and have fun during those three days, and learn to step up.

My Highlights from the year 7 Step Up Programme

Last week from Wednesday to Friday the year 8's had camp, leaving the year 7's having a fun step up program at school. This step up programme for the year 7's were very fun and we learned many things, like how to work together even if we aren't the best-est of friends. We played many games and had a very enjoyable three days. I just wanted to say thank you to the teachers who planned all the activity's for the year 7's and 8's we all had a great time and many euphoric moments during that period of time.

I had many highlights but my favourite thing I did that week wasn't really apart of the year 7 Step Up Programme but I thought it would be nice to share that experience.

As the prefect's are year 8's they also went to camp so someone had to step up to fulfil their job of doing assembly. I was chosen to be 1 out of the 8 year 7 fill in prefects. It was a new experience for me where I had to step up. I learned how important it is to work together with others when doing this job. Luckily we all cooperated well and got the job done. Though this experience I also learned to try my best because you never know if you'll do a good job unless you try.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

As I saw it... Captain Cook's arrival, crew, and the cause of the deaths.

Today during the morning period all of Room 4 learned about the arrival of Captain Cook and his crew, and how they murdered some people the same day they came. I worked together with my buddy, Madi to complete this task.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

The Possessed

The Possessed
“Jackson, what are you doing? It’s past 11, you should be asleep!” Jackson could tell his mother was mad
by the tone of her voice. 
“I’m looking for my toy that I sleep with every night” Jackson’s mother sighs, as she knew that what she
was about to say to Jackson might upset him.
“Look Jackson, you're getting older now aren’t you? You’re already 7, it’s about time you stop sleeping with
that old, worn out toy” 
“NO! I CAN’T SLEEP WITHOUT IT!” His mother was heartbroken seeing him this way. He’s not usually like
that. She didn’t want him to throw a larger tantrum so she told him to look under his bed. With those words,
he ran to his room trying to find the toy he loved more than anything.He dropped himself slowly onto the
ground and leaned forward, head on the ground, only to find his toy and a glowing red, demon-like orb. The
intimidating looking orb didn’t scare Jackson, so instead, he became curious that he reached his arm out
to touch it. Instead of the orb attacking him, it disappeared but not into thin air. Little did he know the orb
disintegrated into small pieces enough to sneak under one of his tiny little wounds. Human blood is usually
blue inside our body but the orb turned his blood red inside and out…Jackson stanches the toy from under the bed, and rushes out of his room to the kitchen quickly but quietly. Nobody in the house seemed to notice him. He opened the second drawer and found a knife, it was a bit blunt so he looked through the other drawers and cabinets. 
“Found it!” He found the knife sharpener, but a knife sharpener isn't exactly quiet when you use it. The loud noise coming from the kitchen seemed to attract his mother’s attention.

“What are you doing?! You should be a-” She stopped herself from continuing to speak the moment she saw the knife Jackson was holding. Jackson walks towards the light switch. Flip! The lights were turned off, the only thing that could be heard throughout the house were her screams. Shortly after the screams the light was switched back on, only to reveal a murderous child and his dead mother with a blanket of blood covering them and the kitchen floor. Next thing that was heard was the ring of a phone, and his crying 4 year old sister… Soon enough sirens were heard. It was the sirens of the police and the ambulance. Jackson was too young to go to prison so got sent to juvenile prison. Jackson wasn’t there long as he was mostly in a mental asylum as he was becoming more of a psychopath as time passed. The reason he was sent to the mental asylum was because they people kept thinking he had a mental issue, but he was just possessed. No one knew Jackson was possessed, even Jackson didn’t know he was possessed, not yet at least. The demon within Jackson wanted to take revenge on Jackson’s father for trapping him inside these walls. 
As the years passed Jackson was losing control over his own actions and his own body, everything he did was everything the demon forced him to do, the demon did all of that out of envy. It was envious of the freedom humans had, it wanted to kill happy families as the demon can’t ever feel happiness. The demon basically trapped Jackson inside a body, his own body but it didn’t feel like it was his to him. After many long years in the asylum Jackson was set free, back into the world he had wished to see years ago. Little did the people know that sending him out was a big mistake. The first place he checked was their old house, but it has been years so they most likely moved, but it was still worth a try. By the time he arrived he realised there were 4 people in the house, when there should only be 2 people. That was a big clue that it wasn’t Jackson's family. He still went in to ask if they knew where his father and sister moved to, but the demon said something different. The demon wanted to kill them out of anger because they didn’t know where they went. For all Jackson knew they could be in Antarctica and he wouldn’t know. The lights went out, and the screams were loud as this was the last moments of their lives. The lights switched back on as Jackson’s job there was done. Many long months passed before Jackson found his surviving family members. Many innocent people were murdered during those long months, all out of frustration. 
Knock! Knock! Knock! 
“Pizza delivery!~” The door opened revealing Jackson’s not so little sister anymore. She opened the pizza box just to find a knife coated in blood. Before she could ask about it, Jackson stabbed her in her stomach and slit her throat unwillingly. Tears rolled down his face, as her blood poured onto the ground, like a spilt drink. One by one his tears flooded down his face from his eyes. He was hesitant but still went upstairs to finish the job. He wipes his tears as he tries to find his father's bedroom. 
To be continued...
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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

As I saw it... Mrs Stone's missing cupcake

Today during lunch break we realised Mrs Stone's cupcake went missing. So we are now trying to figure out who the culprit is. This work it to help us see each others perspectives, and hoping help us solve the crime.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Immersion Assembly Term 3

On the first day back at school for term 3, the we found out what our theme for this term's inquiry is. Our theme is 'A World of difference'. At the Immersion Assembly Mr Burt and a few other teachers, like Mr Somervile told us a bit about their culture, or family history. The other teachers, the teachers who didn't share something about themselves (most of the teachers) showed us what each team will be doing for the term. We will basically be learning about different countries, places, culture, foods etc, from all around the world, or from right here in NZ.

Team 1 had a movie to display what they would be doing for A World of difference. It was about children wondering how other kids in the world get to school, or what they eat for lunch, or what they like to do after school.

Team 2 recreated Dora the explorer in New Zealand. Dora and Boots, had to travel though out New Zealand to get to Queensland. Thanks to the help of Dora's handy map they made it to their destination, and went skiing with the ski's backpack gave Dora.

Team 3 had their very own episode of the amazing race. They stopped at each of the seven wonders of the world. I assume that Team 3 are going to be having their own fun little race around the world though their research. 

Team 4's movie had a lot of food involved in it. The movie was about where the food they were eating originally came from, one of the examples was sushi and the fact that is originated from Japan. They had many delicious foods from different places.

Team 5's item was different from the others. The teachers put on a little play. The play was of the legend of Sina and the eel. Mrs Iloa acted as Sina, and Mrs Tele'a played the roll of the eel. They acted that out because we are learning about myths and legends. It was a very entertaining show! That's one of the reasons why it's my favourite item's that day.