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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Benefits Of Exercise On The Brain


This is my presentation about, benefits of exercise on the brain. Our goal was to use various methods to take notes and represent our thinking.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Benefits of Physical Activity

I will be telling you and explaining “The Benefits Of Physical Activity”. I love doing games related to physical activity because it is a great value to my health and it is very fun. Have you tried physical activities before?

First of all physical activity can help you lose excess weight. So if you do a lot of exercise it can help you lose the excess weight. You can also eat healthy to help you stop gaining a little bit of weight.

Physical activity can also help with your health. If you exercise heaps it will keep your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. It can also help you mental health and physical health.

Physical activity also helps your mood. So if you need an emotional lift, or to blow out some steam you should try some exercise. Exercise also helps you mood because there’s different type of exercises that calm your mood such as yoga.

These are some benefits of exercise to your health, brain and body. But there is still a whole variety of benefits that are good for you. I hope that you learn these benefits and try some physical activities.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Inquiry: Sustaining Ourselves

Sustaining Ourselves
We are learning to address the factors that can affect our wellbeing

Next to each of these scenarios write down which area of your wellbeing is being affected - social/whanau, spiritual, mental/emotional or physical. You might find that they affect more than one area

Going for a run Physical

Playing a sports game with others Social and Physical

Going to church, the marae, temple… Spiritual and Social

Listening to your favourite music Mental

Eating fresh fruit and vegetables Physical

Learning from a grandparent or caregiver Social

Taking part in a cultural club or activity Social and Spiritual

Getting enough sleep Physical and Mental

Imagine you are part of the following scenarios. Make a decision that will positively impact on your wellbeing and note which aspect of your wellbeing is affected.

You and your older brother have been given some money to buy food for you and your younger siblings for the next few days. You are tempted to buy take away, but you have to buy enough food for breakfast, lunch (for school/pre-school) and dinner for two days.
I would buy things to make dinner and to make a fool.

 You are having a really bad day and feel yourself getting angry and upset. You had a small argument with a friend earlier in the day, but you are now really angry at them. The bell will be ringing in ten minutes and you will have to sit next to this friend. What could you do?
I would make up with my friend so that we can be friends again and so that there will be no tension.

You have just changed schools and are missing your old friend and activities. At your old school you played for the school rugby team, but you have not played sport here, except for in P.E.
I would still play sports but then I would make new friends.

You are Tongan, but your parents were born and grew up in New Zealand. They taught you English since you were born so that you would find New Zealand life easier, but they did not teach you much Tongan. At school you see other students speaking Tongan and participating in Tongan clubs and dancing. Although you feel happy in New Zealand, you wish you could connect to your Tongan roots.
I would ask my parents to teach me more about my roots. Once I learnt about it I would participate in tongan clubs.

DMIC Maths

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Tech - Making Spanish Meatballs

Today at tech we made Spanish Meatballs. We made this meal in pairs, I absolutely loved it. I was in pairs with Tehillah. I love being with her because we are a good group.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Team Building Recount

The day had arrived, when the year 8’s were set to leave for camp and for the year 7’s to complete our team building journey. Team 5 had one last assembly together and then after our assembly we all went our own way. The year 8’s went to the hall to get ready and the year 7’s got ready for team building. Team building is three day of getting to know others and building skills as a team.

My favorite thing about team building was the disco/prizgiving, I loved this part because we got to do a lot of dancing and we had so much fun. I thought it was cool because a couple of people (3 people) from each team got to represent their team in a dance battle.

The people from my team were Naomi, Amelia and Charlese. I could hear the loud music blasting out of the speakers as we were watching teams battle against each other. I could see others gathering around the team members as they were dancing their hearts out. My favorite battle was Blue verse Red because they treated each other kindly but still battled fiercely.

After the dance battle we got to have a free dance before we started the second part of our disco/prizegiving. The first thing we did was announce the teams in winning order. My team (The Bluedogs) came first in the whole thing, I felt so happy that our team won because our team worked better together than individually. So that means we got goodie bags and five pizza’s. But while we were waiting for the pizza’s to arrive we had a quick dance until our lunch was here. Then all the teams split off and had the pizza’s. Overall I loved the three days we had.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

EXTC - Museum Trip Refelction

Yesterday the year 5,6,7 and 8 extension group went on a trip to the Auckland museum. We went to the museum so that we can learn about the pasifika exhibition. I had a lot of fun there because we got to touch some old but yet precious pasifika objects.

One of my favorite parts was making our own storage holder so it was a piece of foam that we put a object on and made a hole so that we could put the object inside and keep it safe.

I also liked that we got to have free pizza for lunch. I liked it because the pizza was nice and hot. I also liked it because it was delicious and cheesy. Another part I liked was that we got to go into the earthquake house. I liked it because we all had fun inside. But it was a bit scary for some people and I started laughing when it started.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Free Writing - Hunt For The Herd


The fawn was left behind and the jaguars and deer's were very far away. The fawn finally stood up but was badly damaged. The deer was grieving in pain as one of his legs were badly grazed. The fawn tried to walk and look for some help so that he can heal his leg and get back to his herd.

If you liked this part of my story click this link and read my whole story, hope you enjoy.

Monday, 30 April 2018

My Goals For Literacy 2018

FiaFia 2018

On the 12th of April Pt England held our annual 2018 FiaFia. Although it was raining and very chilly we still performed and put on a great show. I was in the Senior Kapahaka Group, our tutors were Rawinia, Piki and Matua Willis. Our group was first to perform and I was so nervous but when we performed I actually was excited. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the helpers and people that made this event happen.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Holes Activity 1

WALT: Monitor ourselves to fully complete a task.

Holes Vlog: Chapters 1-7


This is my Vlog about reading the book Holes. I read chapters 1 to 7. I hope you enjoy my Vlog.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Attitude Talk

Positive
  • Tony was such a funny and outgoing presenter.
  • The information he talked about was really inspirational and useful.
Minus
  • Some of his words/phrases were a bit offensive to certain people.
Interesting
  • He was brought up around this community.
  • He had a lot of information to share with Team 5.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Definition: Function & For Loop

Function & For Loop

Function is a piece of code that you can easily call over and over again. It includes the specific steps performed in the function. So function is basiclly different types of commands made into one command. 

And For Loop, a for loop runs a block of code over and over for a set nubmer of times. 
Image result for Swift playground

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Visual Mihi

This is my Visual Mihi. It explains the things I love and treasure. I hope you enjoy.

Monday, 26 February 2018

How to save money

Money is precious. Sometimes you would have the money but then again you wouldn’t. Here are some tips on “How easy it is to save money”.

First of all one way to save money is to stick to a budget. You should stick to a budget so that you would spend only a certain amount of money. While on a budget its best to stay on the budget always you will keep spending, and the level of your money will grow lower. And then at the end of the day if you have sticked to the budget it will help you with your money problems.

Another way to save money is to buy things you need instead of things you want. This will help because, first of all it will save you money and when your broke then eventually you will still have the things you need. And plus the best things you will need in an emergency is essentials and that is why you should by things you need. And once you have used this tip you will still have money and you will not have to struggle.

Another tip is to buy cheap things. So you can buy things you want but it will be cheap, So as a result you will still have money. So it's best if you buy the cheapest version of the things you need or want, because at least you will still have money to survive.

Lastly, you should sell the things you don’t need. For example you could have a garage sale and sell all the things you don’t need. And there are two great reasons in the end if you use this tip. Such as, you will have more space in your house. And the second reason is you will still have enough money.

So in the end if you stick to a budget, purchase the important things, buy cheap items and host a garage sale you will have enough money to provide the essentials to survive. And as a result you will still have the things you want and also the things you need. And you will especially have enough money.

Friday, 23 February 2018

What does group work look like?

Pascal's Triangle

Pascal’s Triangle

We are learning about Pascal’s triangle. The patterns I saw is that if you color in the odd numbers they make different size triangles. Another pattern I saw is that you can double the numbers to find the missing numbers. I also saw that there was a whole line of one's on each side of the triangle. On each row we had to count up the total of numbers in that row. While doing this I learnt more about Pascal’s triangle.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Extension Trip - Digital Nations 2030

On Monday the 19th of February the year 7 & 8 extension group went on a trip to Cordis, because we were attending an event called “Digital Nations 2030”. There we got to code with makey makey and more. There were two schools that were lucky enough to go this event and that was Pt England and Christ The King.


While we were there I had so much fun, mostly because we got a lot of prizes. My favorite part of the event was trying out the quiz because I think that it was really fun but then it was also hard at the same time, so it gave me a challenge.


After this event I felt like I knew more about coding. I thought this event was amazing and I would love to experience it again. I would like to say a huge thank you to Zoe and all the people that invited us to this event I loved it so much.

Friday, 16 February 2018

The treaty of Waitangi

            Te Tiriti o Waitangi
We are learning to describe the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and analyse the effect that
this document has on us in 2018


Before the Treaty (Use this site to help you)

When did the Māori arrive in New Zealand? 1642

What was life like for Māori before the Treaty? Before the treaty the maori people used to look
after their territories and lived close to the land spiritually and physically.

What were Pakeha doing in New Zealand before the Treaty? Some were causing fights and some
were trying to spread religion/god

What is a treaty? A Treaty is an agreement between the British Crown and iwi and hapu in
New Zealand


The signing of the Treaty (see this page)


Why did some Māori agree to sign the Treaty? So the whalers would stop killing and fighting and it
was a problem to the maori. And the pakeha were doing bad things so the maori wanted a treaty.


Why did the British want a Treaty? So they could take control of NZ


When was the Treaty signed? The treaty was signed on the 6th of Feb 1840

Who translated the Treaty into Te Reo Māori? The person who translated the treaty was William
Hobson.

Swift playground reflection


While I was using Swift Playground I thought it was really fun. I learnt a lot of things like what Commands and Sequences are. Like first of all sequences are a order which the commands are given. I also learnt about commands which is something/someone tells you to do something and you have to do it. It’s kind of like instructions you have to do.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

"Friendship is the key" Quote writing


This year we were writing inspirational quotes to hang up. My quote was “Friendship is the key”, my quote means to always care and love your friends because they are the people who will stick by your side in hard times. I picked this quote because I really love the friends I have and they are the best.