Saturday, 23 December 2017

SLJ week 1, day 3

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
Day 3: It's all in the family
Activity 1: The More, the Merrier

In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children. Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.

On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such a large family? Why or why not?

I would love to be a member of a big family because i'll have people to laugh with and i would't feel alone. Sometimes, i get annoyed of them but at the end of the day there still my family and i love spending quality time with them, everyday is a memorable day for me. And, why wouldn't you want a big family, they'll make you happy everyday.
Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestory

All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa). Use the template provided below to prepare your own unique pepeha. If you need help please watch this short movie clip on preparing a pepeha.

My Pepeha

Ko Mt Wellington te maunga
Ko Tamaki te awa
Ko I Don't Know te waka
Ko Private Info toku tipuna
Ko Tonga iwi
Ko Samoa toku hapu
Ko I Don't know toku marae
Ko New Zealand ahau
Ko Lute raua ko Paula matua
Ko Salote toku ingoa

Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts

Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.

On your blog, write two fun facts about each person. For example, my Nana plays the bagpipes!

1. My oldest sister loves reading books and eating
2. My older sister loves dressing up and taking photos
3. My younger brother loves playing on the Trampoline and doing backflips

Friday, 22 December 2017

SLJ week 1, day 2

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey

Activity 1: A house or a home

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?

On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home. What are two similarities and two differences between a wharepuni and your house?

Both houses are made of wood
A wharepuni house has lots of carvings, regular houses don’t have carvings
They both are used for living, sleeping, eating
A wharepuni house is made out of wood, some normal houses can be made out of other things such as metal, concrete and more.
Activity 2: The rules of engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women would often marry at a young age. Women were expected to have babies and remain in the home caring for their children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men, on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to follow my dream of becoming a teacher!

What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day.

When i'm older i would love to become an actress because i want to see what it's like backstage and discover new things in becoming an actress, i'd also love to act with professional actors/actresses
Bonus Activity: Special Meal

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals, what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!

On your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to tell us what it is and why it is your favourite. You could also include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!

Image result for burritos

My favourite food of all time is Burrito's. They are simple to make and you can put ingredients of you choice in your burrito. It also tastes very delicious and my mouth gets watery whenever i see a burrito.
Here is a recipe on how to make Burrito's - Burrito Recipe

Thursday, 21 December 2017

SLJ week 1, day 1

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey

The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been brave! They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the ocean on a special boat called a 'waka' to reach New Zealand.

Imagine that you were on board one of the wakas. On your blog, write a short letter to a friend telling them about your voyage to New Zealand. In the letter be sure to tell them how you feel about moving to a new country. If it was me, I would have felt nervous...

Dear (Friend)
I enjoyed the experience of riding in a Waka and reaching a new destination i've never been before. It's very weird moving to a new country, i was really nervous when we first arrived. But as we were on the Waka i got really tired tho, my arms felt like they were dying and i wish you were here so we could enjoy riding the Waka together. Anyways, the people here are very nice and polite. It's really weird but i still fit in, and i have to go before they think i'm weird. I wish you all the best, bye.
Bonus Activity: Waka Ama To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.

Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?
I would love to be in a Waka Ama race on day because i want to experience the paddling and team work. Also, it would be great exercise for our arms and it would be a fun activity to do.

SLJ week 1,day 1

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey

It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’ Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?

Maui and the giant fish
1. Maui used to be a weak man. His brothers thought that he was too weak to fish with them.
2. Maui caught a giant fish that became the north island
3. Maui had to hide in the canoe so that he could fish his brothers

Image result for maui and the giant fish

Friday, 1 December 2017

Animated Digital Story - My Dream Holiday

This is my Story of my Dream Holiday i would like to do. We had to use at least 5 or 6 backdrops and at least 6 sprites. The backdrops were related to which activities you would like to do in the holiday's.

Friday, 17 November 2017

My Animated Digital Story - The NZ Election

Here is my Animated story that i have created using Scratch. I had to make my story about the NZ Election and i have at least two sprites and two backdrops.

Friday, 3 November 2017

DigiTech - Design Ideas and Feedback

Design Ideas
The following link, Design Ideas, includes my design ideas for Sprite Ideas, Backdrop Ideas, and Story Ideas for my Animated Digital Story relating to the NZ Election.

For my Design Ideas, I took screenshots to develop my design. I took screenshots of Sprites and Backdrops. I also had 3 stories that described what my sprites would say.

Design Ideas Feedback
The following link, Design Ideas Feedback, includes my survey and survey responses that I sent out to people to get feedback.

For my Design Ideas feedback we created a Survey about our Animated Digital Story. We included questions from our design ideas to get there suggestions in what we should add or minus.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Global Warming

Global Warming is affecting us human beings and marine animals living in Antarctica. Help by stop polluting the Earth and take care of the Environment to make the world a better place, also so we don't get hot and the marine animals don't lose ice. This drawing represents what Global warming does and how it's affecting everyone.

Friday, 27 October 2017


What is Halloween?
Halloween or All saints eve is a spooky celebration observed every year on the 31st of october, when many people dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. Halloween is also thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be approaching them.

Souling and Guising
Years ago, Instead of Trick or Treat there was Souling and Guising. On All Souls day, The needy’s would beg for pastry’s known as soul cakes. In return they would pray for people’s dead relatives. In Guising, young people would dress up in costumes and accept food, wine, money and any other offerings. In exchange for singing, telling jokes and reciting poems.

What is Samhain?
2,000 years back the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, was celebrated on november 1st. On the 31st of october, people would believe that the dead returned as ghosts and would leave food and wine on there doorsteps. They would wear masks when they left the house so they would be mistaken as fellow ghosts. Days later the Christian church changed Samhain to All Saints Day or All Hallows in the 8th century.  

How do we celebrate Halloween now?
We celebrate Halloween a lot differently than how we use to celebrate back in the days. We celebrate by hosting costume parties, playing trick-or-treat, watching horror movies or visiting asylum houses. People also celebrate with carving out pumpkins to display in there front yard which represent Halloween.

We have learnt a lot of new information and facts about Halloween/Samhain and how we use celebrate back in the days. How do you celebrate Halloween?

DigiTech - Animated Story presentation

This week for Technology the year 7's and I were learning to create a animated digital story using scratch. It includes instructions and screenshots on how to create a digital story. This story is going to help me create more animated stories using scratch.

Friday, 29 September 2017

DigiTech - Context Brainstorm

In DigiTech this week we have been learning about the New Zealand Election. I have created a Context Brainstorm about the elections. For example I have added some New Zealand parties. For more I have added some pictures to help out. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Six Photo's, Reading

Today my group and i did reading about old fashioned pictures. We learnt about different filters, props, icons and people that were placed in there pictures, most people were unhappy to take pictures. The six photo's were all placed in the olden days and in each picture there is something special and represents there culture. I enjoyed reading the book Six photo's because we learned about all the people that were placed in the photo's and what there tattoos and clothes meant. 

In this modern picture there is an icon sitting in front of books to represent reading and it’s in our school library. This photo looks different from the ones taken back then because of the new fashioned props and icons.

ThingLink, Nz History

This ThingLink shows what i have learned about Nz History this term.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Pt England - Live Stream

Yesterday Glenbrae school went to Pt England to watch there Live Stream. It was a good day to perform the production because it was sunny. 

When we arrived we went inside to there auditorium and waited until they were ready to perform, it was there first time performing with there costumes in front of an audience. The play they performed was written by students at Pt England. It was about 4 bugs that went around the world looking for a place for Tuna to stay because she had the flu and the river was filled with rubbish, Taniwha was the one transforming them from one place to another. 

After they discovered places they went back to the river where Tuna was staying and told her the news, the 4 bugs told Tuna to stay there and they will clean it up. They all cleaned up and everyone from the places they went to came and helped them clean up. At the end they performed a song and dance, everyone who was placed in the production came out and danced. Then one student from our school came up and said a thank you for your wonderful production.  

Glenbrae school enjoyed there production because it was a musical and it was based on the world. We all hope to go back and watch another production written by Pt England because it was funny and creative. We enjoyed your Live Stream Pt England.  

Friday, 15 September 2017

Brushing our Teeth

Brushing our Teeth
Brushing our teeth involves a toothbrush and toothpaste, it also helps with our hygiene. We brush our teeth twice a day so we kill all the bacteria on our teeth and we don’t have bad breath.

We need to brush our teeth so we kill all the bacteria and we don’t have bad breath. Bad breath is caused by the bacteria, the bacteria poops on our teeth and causes it to smell even more. Bacteria can also cause health problems like Toothaches, it would leave you in pain and you’ll have to go to the dentist before it gets worse.

We brush our teeth with a Toothbrush and Toothpaste. There is different kinds of toothbrushes like hard, medium and soft. There is different types of toothbrushes because some teeth require a type of toothbrush. There is also different kinds of toothpaste like colgate and sensodyne, sensodyne is used for sensitive teeth.

Everyone brushes there teeth twice a day, in the morning and at night. We brush it in a circular motion so we get everywhere in our mouth and so there’s no bacteria left. You could also brush your tongue with the bottom of your toothbrush and remember to floss.

Our teeth gets dirty from all the bacteria that grows in our teeth. Your teeth will stay dirty for as long as you don’t brush it, it will become yellow or black from the food you eat and drink. Some teeth might fall out because the bacteria grows on your teeth and goes to your gums which will use force to pull out the tooth.

We have to brush our teeth daily and look after our teeth so they don't rot and stay healthy.

DigiTech - Moana Hour of Code

Throughout the past week the year 7's and I were doing DigiTech with Ms Anderson, we made our own site. On my site there is a presentation of the Hour of Code. We learnt to use different codes and we had to get the waka into it's destination. I enjoyed  DigiTech with Ms Anderson, we all had fun and we  learnt heaps about different types of codes.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


In room 8 we are doing a presentation on the WW1. We all made a doc of what we learned and the five w's. This is what i created.

Countries from all over the world but mostly europe
1914 - 1918
Europe  or All the Continents
There were many different reasons  on how the war started  but one of  them was from, assassinators Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife Sophie.
Some countries or groups had arrangements to work together in the war
There were many different reasons  on how the war started  but one of them was from, assassinators Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife Sophie.

Camp_Pompallier Mission House

On 22 August 2017, Glenbrae year 7 and 8 students had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Pompallier mission house as a part of our school camp.
As soon as we arrived at the Pompallier house our Tour guide Julie introduced us to the Pompallier house. Julie told us all the history and stories that are held in the Pompallier house then she took us into the Print room. In the print room there was big tools for pressing down the words and there was other tools for the printer.

We then went outside and she showed us the Tannery. The tannery was full of leather pieces, they would take it out and would place it on a rack to dry then they would take it upstairs and cut it or place it on a book as cover. We then saw long cubes with letters on the top of them and that’s how they would print books back in the day. They would also use ink to make pictures for the books and they would put it on a rack to dry, there also was a hole in the floor which they use to use for putting things down stairs if they were really busy they would pass it on down stairs to people who worked in the printing room.

The next room we went into was a room full of Leaves, Books, Paper scraps and Tools. There was a clear box full of books with leather covers and there were leaves on them. There was a window open for fresh air because sometimes in the room they could be dusty and you can look out to the beautiful ocean. Julie told us all the things that the workers use to do back in the day and they all had very hard and busy jobs to do.

We then went into the room next door that had machines with torches we could shine on the letters to see what it says and it was all facts and history that was held in the pompallier mission house and everything that happened there. After a few minutes we ended that all off with a huge thank you to Julie for showing us around the house and then we sang Hallelujah.

We all had a fun experience because we've never visited the pompallier mission house and we all learned heaps of facts and history about the house and what happened to French when they were working there.


On 24 August 2017, Glenbrae year 7 and 8 students had the wonderful opportunity to sail on a catamaran at Russell as a part of our school camp.

We arrived at the Russell beach, we met Luke and Rachel who owned the Barefoot sailing adventures boat. As we were getting on the boat we had to take our shoes off because it was a barefoot boat. Once we found us a seat we had to put on life jackets and stay put because it was going to be a bumpy ride.

We went sailing around the open sea and mountains, we also saw 4 dolphins and a blue penguin the most smallest and sweetest penguin ever. We took videos and photos of the animals we saw then started sailing for a few hours. After a few hours of sailing we came amongst big waves and heavy rain. We all put on our raincoats and we weren't allowed to sit on the edges because it was a bumpy ride.

While there were big waves they turned off the boat and let the waves and wind move us so Luke took down the sails and let the waves ride us. Once the wind came back he put the sails back up and turned the boat back on and we started sailing again.

They then turned the boat around and started sailing to the Waitangi treaty grounds our destination. We then had to stay put for a few more hours because it was a long ride to get to the waitangi treaty grounds so we all played games and then the Explorer boat came by and they were waving to us.

Once we got the waitangi treaty grounds Rachel threw a chain in the water so the boat doesn’t float away when everyone gets off. Once we landed everyone grabbed their bag and took off our socks because we were walking on water and wet rocks. We then took a photo with Luke and Rachel and then thanked them for this amazing adventure with them. We then walked up to the footpath and put our shoes on then went to the Waitangi treaty grounds.

I had an awesome experience with sailing because i’ve never been sailing before. I enjoyed sailing and seeing the awesome sea-animals. Sailing was fun because i got to bond with people i barely communicate with and with my friends. I look ford to going sailing sometime again in the future.

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