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Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Film Reveal


On Wednesday it was time to reveal our film to the rest of the Manaiakalani Schools. Almost everyone at this school attended the Sylvia Park Hoyts to watch films created by other Manaiakalani schools as well as ours. Every class from Ruapotaka School made a movie. Our film was one of the first ones. The film was based on rugby values such as sportsmanship and obeying the referees judgement. I enjoyed multiple films but ours was the best.

       

Friday, 3 November 2017

Term 4 Tests

Today Room 12 had assessments. Everyone had to separate our desks so that we couldn't copy each other. I was a little bit nervous. Firstly we were tested on our Maths skills. We didn't have a time limit because Mrs Golder had to read the questions out. It started off easy but then as we reach around question thirty two it became harder and harder.

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 did an experiment using a spinning disc. The spinning disc is a circle with two colours on each half. Our focus was to combine two colours on a wheel and spin it as fast as possible so the colour change will be easy to observe. The colours we used were blue, red and green. With each wheel a new colour emerged.

When our circles were finished we punched two holes into the centre of the circle. We inserted a string through the circle. We turned the string until we couldn't turn it any more. We pulled the string and we noticed different colours in each of the following combinations:  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 wrestler and  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.