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.