Thursday, 10 December 2015

Afakasi Chameleon

Niuean is one of the countries i’m from,
coming all the way from my mum,
Cook Island is next in line,
Found out when I was nine,
Tahitian is my last culture,
but there are no vultures,

These are me and I am these,
so don’t mock me pretty please.

Monday, 30 November 2015


This is my extension task about bio-engineering. This explains what it means and if I could make my own superhuman what would I do. I have teamed up with lucy and we have created this presentation.  I hope you enjoy.

Monday, 7 September 2015

DOC - Sketch up

This presentation is about what I could create to help an endangered species. We are doing this because we went on a trip to Tiritiri Matangi (A sanctuary for endangered animals) and saw lots of endangered species in need of help. I have created 2 designs that I think could help the Takahe survive and regenerate. Here are 2 links to my reflections of the trip, Tiritiri Matangi & Tiritiri Matangi

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Bang on time

1st game - level 8
2nd game - level 9
Today we played a time game called "Bang on time" and it is a game were you have to match up the correct time with the clock. There are different levels of speed going from 1-15 and obviously 15 is the highest speed. I picked level 8 at first and got a score of 9500 out of 10 question. But then I moved up to level 9 and got 10,000 (Which is the highest score you can get) in 10 questions. I was really happy with myself as no one else could get that high especially that it was on level 9. I then went onto level 13 and got another score of 10,000. I actually found it kind of easy it was just the timing to get it into the specific place.
3rd game - Level 13

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Spend, Share & Save

This presentation is about what saving is and how we can save our money. You will see a slide that says to "List ten things people save for" this was my favourite slide to do because it was really easy. There are 4 questions we had to answer and tomorrow the rest will be answered.

Google (Smart Surfing)

Friday, 14 August 2015


GEGNZ stands for Google Education Groups New Zealand.  This is just a short story of the GEGNZ trip.

Image result for mobile learning centreOn Wednesday I went on a trip for GEGNZ at Hobsonville point primary. We went there to present about how we create PENN, the Point England News Network. I was in a group of 8, PaigeLesieliAnaJosephineStevenson and Jordan.

We had different presentations to see. But first we got our goodie bags and then we went into the mobile learning centre. This van was full of technology like laptops ipad and more. The most fascinating item was the Samsung goggles, when you put your Samsung phone into a special pare of goggles.

Image result for kahootBefore moving onto the next station we went to the gym to be told were to go. After that we moved onto the next station were they were talking about Kahoot, an online game of were you can create your own questions and share it with your friend then your friends have to answer the questions. This took 45 minutes. When that was all over it was time for morning tea.

We were told that is was our turn to present.So we went to our station were we set up with a apple T.V we had a presentation ready We went one at a time explaining the steps of ho we make PENN. As soon as we finished we decided to help them make there own PENN except it was going to be called HPPNN, Hobsonville point primary news network.
(The full version will be up soon)

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Fractions in to dollars

I have been learning strategy for maths. This strategy shows what 70% of 1250 is.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Immersion Assembly - Term 3

Every year at the start of a new term we have a special  assembly called immersion assembly where every team take turn presenting something to do with their topic, which we have to learn about over the whole term. This term we are learning about how to be financially responsible and our main topic is Trade and Enterpri$e. The first team to present was team 1.

Team 1 will be learning about how they can earn money and the right to spend their money. There teachers have decided to do this because they are learning how to be money wise. The teachers have also decided to create a shop for them to spend there money that they earn.

Team 2 was up next. They will be learning who likes which flavours. e.g 10 kids could like chocolate and 5 kids could like vanilla so this means they should make more chocolate ice cream .

Team 3 is up next and they were talking about about what kind of jobs they would like to be in when they grow up. They are doing this because they are learning jow to how to make the correct courier choices and to tell the difference of which company earns more money and which doesn’t.

Then it was team four’s turn. They were learning about people’s emotions when the get money or when they spend it. For e.g. a man asks you to mow his lawns for $25 but when you finish you only get $10, how would feel.

Last but not least was team 5. We are learning how to be financially responsible. This means the way in which we handle money. For e.g. the good guys come to your door and they are selling a $70 jacket which you saw at the warehouse for $10

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Why do birds have beaks?

Have you ever asked yourself why? Why do albatross have beaks? Actually why does any bird have beaks? Well it all started in 1743…

It was a nice warm spring day. The  BW1, Bird War 1, was starting up, there were birds lined up all around Takuma Island. The Island may have looked small but all the rest of the lands were already conquered by humans. There were all sorts of birds ready for war like the Australian Bittner, Banded Rail, Australasian crested grebe and the Albatrosses.

It was June 26 1743 and the albatross were getting very hungry it was 1:00 and right now we would be calling it lunch time. It was then one of the tribes, Banded Rail, took the first hit from the Australian Bittner. The impact on the Banded Rail was very deadly in fact ¼ of the Banded team had died. It was now on, the war to be exact. It was then the starving Albatrosses turn to take a shot. They set up the poopers and the poisonous feathers. They sent 14 birds to poop on the Australasian crested, that’s why there called the poopers. The poopers were also wearing bags full of feathers that could kill anyone or anything with one touch so they released over 1000 feathers over the tops of the Australasian crested heads ⅓ of the group were deceased.

3 years later the war had ended and the Albatross had won the Island. Every bird that had survived flew away in search of a new land. At that time the albatross were starving all though the the war they had been eating grass. It was then one of them saw something slimy wriggle around in the grass. Alexandra, one of the albatross, had decided to pick up the mythical creature and see what it was. He looked at all of its feature, it had pink skin, no eyes nor a mouth. Alex thought that it looked delicious and placed it in his mouth.

It was then after something started to happen, he felt tingly on his upper lip and his tongue felt weird. He felt his lip to find a long orange thing just above his upper lip. It then started to grow he flew to the nearest bathroom to see that he had a beak or he called it thingy majiggy. He ran out to everyone screaming, “LOOK LOOK LOOK AT ME AND MY NEW THINGY MAJIGGY!” Everyone gasped looking surprised thinking what a horrible thing he turned into.

But the chief of the Albatross thought that it made him look fierce and he took Alexander into his nest. “What did you eat to get that thing on your face child?” Asked the chief, “Umm I ate the pink thing that was in the ground we had found the other day, sir” Alexander replied, “We must find more pink things” So off he went in search of his guards to go and dig for more pink things. 1 minute later a guard had found a hole heap of them and handed them to the chief. The chief put some of them into a fish soup and handed bowls out to the people.

The next morning the whole town was full of screams, the screams of birds. Georgia, one of the other albatross, flew to the chiefs nest to tell him about the incident. But before she could talk the chief said, “We shall call them beaks” “What do you mean beaks?” asked Georgia, “Can’t you see this is what we had to do, this is what we had to become!” Georgia said, “Ok so this was supposed to happen” “Yes” said the chief.

Georgia left the nest of the chief to tell everyone that everything was OK and that the chief wanted this to happen and that nothing was wrong and that there just called beaks. Everyone sighed in relief and carried on with their normal lives.

And that's how the birds got their beaks, But wait I would like to share one true fact about albatross (Clearing my throat) Albatrosses pair for life and take many years to find a new mate if their partner is killed – if they find a new partner at all.

Monday, 22 June 2015


Today in maths we were learning about the volume in a 3D shape. To solve how to find out the volume in a cube you have to times the leangth by the width and the height. Enjoy

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tiritiri Matangi Reflection

Last week on Wednesday the whole of the year 7&8 extension crew left Pt England for Tiritiri Matangi. We were invited by DOC (Department of conservation). A lady named Vanessa came to our school to greet us and tell us what will be expected at the island. We left about 10 - 20 minutes later. (If you want to read what happened click here)

Do you know what bio-diversity is? Well bio-diversity is short for biological diversity. There are a group of people and there job is to look after a variety of animals and plants found around the world. They look after those who are endangered and send them to different islands to be looked after and repopulate.

On the trip at Tiritiri Matangi island I have learnt...

  • There are only 270 Takehe (A bird that looks like and over grown Pukeko) in the world.
  • The light house at the island has been on the island for over 60 years.
  • The light house is the oldest WORKING light house in New Zealand.
  • Tiritiri Matangi has never ever had any pests on the island.
  • There were 2 Takehe that died and 1 paradice duck.

Over all I have experienced a lot of nature and I would love to visit once again.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Tiritiri Matangi

Last week on Wednesday the whole of the year 7&8 extension left Auckland for an island called Tiri Tiri Matangi. We left early in the morning at about 8:00am. There were only 3 people that didn't show up but other than that we had a big group. There were 3 adults including our extension teacher, Mrs Lagitupu, there was also Mrs Samuel's and Miss Hotu. They were both mothers of students.

We left Pt England school wanting to already be at the island but we had to wait. Hoping on to the shuttle, a van, it went quiet all you could hear were the boys talking loudly and laughing. The shuttle then started move. The girls, Lucy, Lesieli and I, were sitting and it was kind of awkward and that went on through out the whole trip to the ferry.

We rolled up to the waiting area and as the shuttle is leaving Lesieli screams out the camera is still in the shuttle. Miss Hotu and Lesieli sprinted to the window of the driver and yelled, "STOP STOP STOP THE SHUTTLE WE LEFT OUR CAMERA IN THERE" The shuttle stopped and Lesieli opened the door to retrieve the camera. They both sighed in relief. It was then time to meet the rest of the crew that we were going to be travelling with. We all formed into a circle and went around saying our names and what year we are.

It was then time to board the ferry we had to walk for a little while until we got to the loading dock. There were brushes for you to clean your shoes because you are not allowed to carry eggs of pests under your shoe. Finally we boarded the boat in search of a seat we were expecting to sit on the top deck but we were told to stay on the bottom deck.

1hour and 1/2 later we got to our destination as soon as we got out of the boat everyone rushed to the brushes to clean there shoes all though there shoes were already clean. We had to go across a bridge with a train track on it. When we got to the concrete area we had to sit down on the floor for a ranger to tell us the rules on what to do and what not to do.

 After about 5 to 10 minutes we were on our way to going through the forest. but before that we had to get into our groups and go and have a little look at the blue penguins which were really cute but smelly. It was finally time to go on the the wattle track to look at all the species of birds there are and what kind of plants there are.

As soon as we started our walk the first bird we saw was the fantail it was a cute bird with its big tail and small body. Did you know that every single fantails tail is bigger than its body! Lesieli said that she was afraid of birds then she turned stiff she was to scared to move. She then started to walk well her body was straight with her arms stuck to her sides. The fantail kept on following us because our guide said that the more us humans walk the more the bugs get annoyed and she said that the more we annoy the bugs the fantail can get them easily.

Moving on to the forest we saw tui's, stitch birds and most of all saddle backs. The saddle backs were my favourite birds. Going deeper into the forest we spotted a red crowned parakeet to be honest I think it was the most prettiest bird on the island.  It was then I changed my mind to thinking that the kakariki was my new favourite bird.

Half way through the track I spotted a morepork sleeping in a tree. I had also spotted a feeder with bell birds in it. When ever I would look at the bell bird they would puff up and our tour guide said that they were showing off. In the feeder there was sugar and water mixed together we were told by our guide that they put it in a cage so the tui's couldn't get because tui's are greedy and would drink all of it.

Moving on we spotted a bird bath with bell birds in it they were having a drink and a little wash. Lower on the track there was a log on a tree and our tour guide ask someone to open the log and I volunteered to and guess what was in there A whole weta and luckily there was glass covering it other wise I would have screamed. The weta was really big and there were 2 side to the log and I was thinking one was a female and on e was a male.

Getting near the end of the track we spotted another birdbath with more bell birds in it. It was then our tour guide asked us if we wanted to do a little treasure hunt except the treasure wasn't in a treasure chest instead it was hanging on a brach and we had to spot them. We were told to get into a line and each of us would get a clue and know one else could help us find it. I had found Morepork, Tui and a Tuatara finger puppet. It was then the end of the wattle track and it was time to eat.

We went to the backyard of a gift shop and we ate our food when we finished we  got to go and see the light house did you know that the light house had been the for over 60 years and is the oldest working light house that was when I saw a Takahe and its baby they were so cute but also so rare. Takahe is the rarest bird on the island in fact there are only 10 of them including 9 grownups and 1 baby.

Going on the trip was a great experience and I hope one other day I could go there again.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Paris Says Good Bye

Paris says good bye

The authorities in Paris say  that they will no longer  tolerate with the fact  of people attaching locks to the cities bridges.

People from all over the world have placed padlocks on the metal sides of bridges and would then throw the key into the river below. This is to commemorate their love for each other or they just put it on for fun.
Image result for love bridge in paris

The Pont des Arts, the elegant pedestrian bridge next to the Louvre, is now covered in a thick layer of millions of love padlocks and weighs nearly 50 tonnes.

Last year a bit of the bridge collapsed as the locks were heavy and the bridge was old. The city officially says the locks will be removed on Monday to eliminate the risk of people dying.

Metal grilles on the side of the Pont des Arts, which was first built in 1804, will be replaced by paintings over the summer, before transparent panels are put in place later this year.
New trends will be encouraged for couples to express their love in the romance capital of the world.