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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

First Tech Of Term 4

On Wednesday, the year 8 students went to Tamaki College for their first Tech of term 4.
Mr Grundy welcomed us to the class. He alerted us about the dangers. Step by step he taught us how to cut stained glass just in case we forgot over the holidays. When I was cutting the glass I found it really difficult. Some people were already on tinning so we had to stay away from them. Everyone was working hard and doing their work.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Spinning Disc

Room 12 experimented a spinning disc. The spinning disc is a circle with two colours in each half. Our focus was to combine two colours and spin them as fast as possible so the colour change will be easy to observe. The colours we used were blue, red and green. With each colour we mergered a new colour will show up. When our circles were finished we punched two holes into the centre of the circle. With a string through the circle with turn the string until we couldn't turn it any more. We pulled the string and we notice different colours in each combination, blue and red made purple, green and red made yellow and blue and green made turquoise.  


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Duffy Role Model

On Tuesday Michel Mulipola visited our school. Michel is a comic book artist and a pro wrestler. His love of drawing and reading inspired some of the students. He illustrated the book Headlocked: The Last Territory. He is a wrestler at the Impact Pro Wrestling. He enjoys his time as a pro wrestler and a comic book artist.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Tech

Today we went to Tamaki College for Technicraft. This week we switched over to Mr Grundy's Woodwork. The year 8's are doing stained glass while the year 7's are doing graphics.

As we entered the workshop Mr Grundy warned everyone about the dangers inside. Everyone grabbed a stool and sat at a table. He told us not to hold the glass by its side, because you may cut yourself. Stained glass is very hard to learn.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pacifika Study Performance

Today at assembly each class had an item based on our Pasifika Study. Every room had a different performance. Room 1 performed a traditional Samoan dance called Sāsā.

The most interesting performance for me was Room 6. They performed a catwalk. The students were wearing traditional Samoan and Tongan clothes such as ofu loku's, puletaha, puletasi and ta'olava.

At the end of every performance we would give each class  a round of applause.

Room 12 sang a song from Moana called 'How Far I'll Go'. We were nervous at the start of the song then as we came towards the end everyone started to sing louder. Everyone enjoyed the song.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Matariki


Last week, we were studying about Matariki. It is celebrated during the winter solstice. It means 'eyes of god' or 'little eyes'. The Maori New Year starts when the new moon rises. The Matariki stars are bigger and brighter than the other stars. It is a great time to harvest crop and collect seafood. Some people celebrate Matariki by spending time with family.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Practicing Our Skipping


For the last few weeks, Room 12 have been practicing their skipping. Once everyone grabbed their ropes we did ten skips forwards, backwards then side to side for warm ups. When we had finished our warm ups, we went into our groups.

 The members in my group are Timote, Pate, Lupe, Dakbai and Saluselo. For our skipping routine we are practicing to do push ups. When the skipping session is almost finished, we do a skip off to see who will skip the longest.