Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fractions w/ M&M's

Fractions w/ M&M's

Today we were learning about fractions w/ M&M's. We were working with the number 16 - whole. The questions she gave us was based on the number 16 like 1/2 of 16 and 1/4 of 16 but then she took one away and we used the number 15 now and she gave us the same questions as 16.

1/5 of 15 = 3

3/4 of 15 = 12

4/15 are green

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Grease performed by (AGGS)

Grease production performed by (AGGS)


Grease is a movie about a girl named Sandy. She just moved into Rydell High School and started liking this boy named Danny, danny never liked her because she was a nerd and had no friends.

I enjoyed the song's and dancing. My favourite part was probably when the T-Birds sang their songs to the Pink Ladies.

I love this play because it is set in the 1900's and because it is a musical movie

I recommend this movie for High school students because they would probably like it more than we will

It is a Musical movie so if you love High school musical you should watch Grease

I rate this movie 5

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Te Reo

Waitress walks up and asks for their order

Waitress:Kia Orana,He aha to hiahia

Hello,What would you like?

Customer:Kia Orana,He Wairemana maku

Oh Hello,I would like Lemonade please

Waitress gets the drinks and comes back

Waitress:Ka haere koe

Here you go!

Puts down Customers order.

Customer:Aue koa

Oh thank you.

Waitress:Nga mea katoa?

Anything else?

Customer:Ae, Ka taea e au te tihi ki te tiakarete i roto i nga mea katoa ka whakawhetai ki a koe.

Yes,Can I have a creosote with chocolate inside that's all thank you. *looks at menu*



Waitress walks of and gets the orders

Waitress comes back

Waitress:Kei konei koe

Here you go

Customer:Mihi Koe

Thank you

Waitress leaves and lets the customer eat.

Hakaraia - Time Line

We had to make a time line on Hakaraia

Reading - Hakaraia

In reading today my group and i were learning about Hakaraia is a Peacemaker and a Warrior

Procedural writing - Takakau bread

Takakau Bread

Takakau bread is traditional Maori bread made by the british iwi. Takakau bread has been going on for years and years and was made by the british gave maori iwi flour and more stuff but the maori iwi changed some things around in the bread.

WALT: Follow the structure of procedural writing

Baking powder
Measuring cups
Flat pan

1. Add salt, baking powder and flour into a large bowl
2. Then mix all ingredients until it is all combined
3. When it is mixed well add in milk and stir until it becomes dough
4. Take the dough out of the bowl then knead until it’s not sticky
5. Once you are finished kneading the dough place it on a Flat pan with Foil underneath it
6. Preheat oven to 200C and place the Flat pan in the oven for half an hour
7. Once it is cooked take it out and leave it aside to cool down
8. When it’s cooled down eat with butter and maple syrup

Friday, 4 August 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

science intensive w/ miss Tofa

Room 8 went to room 7 for Science intensive w/ miss Tofa and we did Insulation. We have been learning about Insulation. It's important to insulate your house so you don't get sick and you keep warm during the night. You can insulate you house by yourself but you will need to wear safety gear so you don't get dust in your eyes, you can insulate your roof/ceiling/walls/floor. We watched videos on how to insulate your house then we took the information we got from the video and put it on our brainstorm.

This is my Insulation poster

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Glen Innes

NZ Architecture

In room 8 we have been learning about Maori buildings and English buildings so our teacher Miss Stone told us to make a diagram about NZ Architecture. This is my diagram on Maori and English Buildings.


Earthquake Tower Challenge

Earthquake Tower Challenge - Science Intensive

We had to design a construct a 2-story building using the following materials.

30 straws
one cardboard base - 25 cm by 25 cm
100 paper clips
20 pins
2 meter string

During the construction, how did u test the strength and stability of your structure.
We tested it by putting a bag of sand on it - 250 grams

During the construction, what strategies did you use to strengthen the weaker areas - why?
We put more pins in the straws to make it stand up and used paper clips to make them stay together and not fall

What are the strongest parts of your building - why
Pins because it helped to make them stay together and stand up

What are the weakest parts of the building
Base because it kept on bending or falling down

Where did you use string in your structure

Where did you use pins in your structure
Base because it helps to hold it in place

If you had five more straws where would you put them and why
Base because it kept on falling over

Monday, 24 July 2017


This is my Water Molecule. In room 8 we made Molecules out of Marshmallow's. The two pink marshmallow's on top are the Hydrogen Atoms and the white one on the bottom is the Oxygen Atom.

States of Matter

Today we have been learning about the states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) and the changes of matter. We learned about the states of matter like what are the particles in them and what happens when it is heated or cools down, after that we then did an experiment with chocolate. We got a piping bag filled with chocolate then started drawing things on baking paper then we left it to dry so it can become a solid again.
Three States of Matter

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

How to survive the school holidays

How to survive the school holidays

Every year every school gets holidays which means they go off school for 2 weeks or more. Everyone loves the holidays because you don’t have to do work or listen to the teachers, Glenbrae Skids is doing fun activities and you are more welcome to come.

In the holidays if you are bored you can just go on
  • Youtube/T.v ( i suggest watching scary videos and if your watching T.v watch cartoon network or home and away because it’s a lit tv programme and i suggest staying up until 3am so that you can play the ouija board )  
  • Play game ( play gta5, rugby, nba 2k12, modern warfare 3 and every game because all the games a lit and you can play it all night but only if you own the games or a playstation, if you don’t own one go play outside or play fun activities with your siblings )
  • Fun activities/Carnivals/Fun places/Movies ( You could play games in your backyard with your siblings or even ask your parents to go to Carnivals or Fun places like Jump and Rainbow's end or even carnivals and ride the roller coasters or go to the movies and watch a movie you've been wanting to see in ages )

Monday, 3 July 2017


Matariki is celebrated by gathering with whanau and they celebrate in early june or late may and it rises in mid winter. Matariki is the maori name for cluster of stars also known as the pleiades, matariki means the eyes of god (mata ariki) or little eyes (mata riki).

Every year during matariki people fly kites, sing songs, pray and have a feast with their whanau. The seven stars are sisters and the mother, there names are Te Uru O Te Rangi, Tupua a Rangi, Tupua a Nuku, Waiti, Waita, Waipuna a Rangi and Merope. You can only see the seven stars early in the morning, matariki is also to remember those who have died.

Friday, 30 June 2017


Glenbrae school is celebrating matariki by doing a matariki dance. This drawing represents the 7 matariki stars.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017




Friday, 2 June 2017


Today the year 7 and 8's had tech. We had a little play around while we go to our classes and learn what we have been doing. After that we were getting prepared for our tech classes. We went into our classes and we had our wonderful teacher Matua Brent. Matua Brent was demonstrating on what we did last week Friday. We were telling him the steps on what we have been drawing and it was a Wheku, a wheku is a craved head piece and it is a Maori face. We were learning how to draw the Wheku step by step.  We then had to draw another Maori face which was also called a Wheku, but a different shape of head. This time is was a little challenging for us because we had to curve the head which was pretty hard. Some of the students had got the curve right and some well...they still had to practise until they get it right. We had to do a half a face and when we are done with that half we have to do a mirror side of the face. We were practising for ages until we all had it right. We did the same drawing on the cardboard and we did it really good on cardboard...Maybe it was easier for us to draw it on cardboard. Metua brent was showing us some Maori faces in pictures and was talking about their tribe and what they do even how they were craved. We all finished and we went to line up with the Year 8's and we all went to school with what we learnt....

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Maths, Today we did fractions and decimals for maths. Miss Stone brought a cake and we did fractions with it, then she cut the cat into tens, hundreds and thousands. After that she asked us a question and then we and if we got it right we got to eat it. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

New Zealand dance company

New Zealand dance company's performance. Last week on wednesday the New zealand dance company came to glenbrae school and performed a few dances for us. I just wanna thank them for taking there time out and coming to glenbrae school, Thank you for performing a few dances for us. I enjoyed all the dances but my most favourite and funny one was the Fighting performance they did, It was really funny and it also inspired me.  Thank You

The egg challenge

Today room and i did PB4L, we did the egg challenge. We got chosen into group. Miss told us to go look at the equipment miss stone bought we could only use the equipment in the bags that she had got for us. After that we got the equipment we needed and then made a model of a habitat for our egg. Then we were finished we had to clean up around our table and then the winning team got a prize. I really enjoyed doing PB4L because we got to do something fun.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Glenbrae Kids

Glenbrae Kids

Today room 8 and i went to glenbrae kids and read them some book’s and played with them. Glenbrae kids is a kindergarten for little kids and maybe when they grow up they can go to glenbrae school. I really had fun today with the glenbrae kids because we read them books and we played with them as well.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Inquiry term 1

Today Glenbrae school had Inquiry Presentations in the hall. My class and I created a piece of art of a girl holding the world and it was inspired by Banksy's art. We also made a science board with our art on it and more information about different types of pollution, but it was more about global warming. I really enjoyed the inquiry presentations because I learnt even more about different topics.

Friday, 7 April 2017


The Burrito

Today while the year 7’s were at tech the year 6’s and miss stone were at school making Burritos. Miss stone and the year 6’s made Burritos for them and for the year 7’s that were at tech. The ingredients that was in the Burrito was Avocado, Salsa, Baked Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Chicken, Cheese and Coleslaw.

I really enjoyed the Burrito because it was healthy and they made burritos for us to. The burrito was good for the environment because it had no beef in it.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Strawberry Milk

Me and my group made three advertisements about Strawberry Milk. We made a Kids one, Teenager one and a adult one, so here the advertisements we made. 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Reading summary

This book is about the island having problems such as the island disappearing and many more. The government of tokelau and the scientist thought carefully about all of the options for tokelau, they could’ove ruled some of them out quickly, another possible option was using biomass for energy and also tokelau doesn’t need that much power, so solar power is good  source of energy and so in 2012 they changed the solar pannels.


Lighting the Way: 5 W’s Chart

Who are the main people involved in the event
Islanders and other people that lived on the island

Did the event take place?



What did the islanders do after?

Why did they change the solar system?

How could they afford the solar system?

Thursday, 30 March 2017

After the spill Poster

Today me and my group had to make a poster about after the spill!!

After the spill

  After The Spill - Maria Gill

   We are learning to draw on multiple sources of information to comprehend an event.

Word in your language?
Observe and check
( Monitā )
Substances that pollute
( Osen busshitsu )
Polluted, poisonous
( Osen sa reta )
Poisonous substances
( Dokuso )
  1. Where and when did the event take place? - Bay of Plenty - 5 october 2011

  1. Using the article and first few pages of the book, write a brief summary to explain what happened in the Rena oil spill. - A ship full of Containers that fell over into the sea. After there was an oil spill in the bay of plenty, This ship was on his way from napier to tauranga when it’s bow became wedged on the reef.

  1. What role do you think scientists might have played, “after the oil spill”? - They examined the seafood to see if we would eat it or not.
  1. What role do you think the iwi might have played, “after the oil spill”? - The iwi would tell the scientist knowledge to find the sea creatures.

  1. Why was it important for the iwi and scientists to work together? - The iwi had some important information that the scientist need to know and they need the iwi to get some advice or information from the local iwi.

  1. How will the findings help the scientists and iwi if there was a similar disaster? - They would be aware and know what to do next time an oil spill will happen.

Short term effects of the oil spill
Long term effects of the oil spill
Fish and birds died
The beach is closed
Polluting the water
The water is being polluted
More fish and birds will die
We might not be able to swim in the ocean any more.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Write4Gold by Vanessa York

Write4Gold by Vanessa York
We are learning to use visual features to support understanding of the text.

Why is the title of the article ‘Write4Gold’? Because it is the name of the competition

Is this graffiti illegal? Yes, this is illegal because they consider it as vandalism. They vandalise on buildings when they don’t have permission to.

Can graffiti be considered art? It can be considered as art. It is an amazing kind of art and would love to see it everyday.

What is your opinion of graffiti? I think that its is really talented and and so interesting.

What is the main message of this poem about graffiti? Graffiti should stay illegal and is it disgusting

How did the authors of the poem and article feel about graffiti? He felt that graffiti shouldn’t be illegal and should be spread all around the world because it is very amazing