Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The prince who gave up everything

WALT: Find evidence in a text and inference
In this text it is telling us about the prince who gave up everything. It talks about Buddhism, if you didn't know Buddhism is a religion. This prince self tutored his self but then he realised that self tutor is not the way.

Athletics Day!!

                         Athletics Day!!

On the 10th of Friday we had athletics. In athletics there are different sports activity, like Discus, shot put, softball throw, and many more. The house colours are Hikianalia (Yellow), Hine Moana (Blue), Hokule'a(Green) and Te Aurere(Red) and of course I was In the best team of all time HIKIANALIA.


The year 7 girls first went to softball throw. Softball throw is just one of the fun activities.We all split up into lines of our colours, the serious main sports was Shot put, Discus and 100m sprints. In softball It didn't really matter what I came I was going for my personal best weather I came 1st, 2nd, 3rd,or even last.


Most people know if you come 1st to 4th in anything you go to inter zones, where you compete against other athletes. Every year when we have athletics we all dress up as our house colours, like this year everyone was so coloured it was awesome even the teachers dressed up. There were heaps of current student helping it was fun. 


Year 7 boys was always behind us. there activity they were at was our current activity which was softball throw, the aim of the game was technically just trying to see how far you could through the ball, if you came one of the top three then you would compete against each other to really see who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd. The top three throwers out of the year 7 boys were Javan, Tevita and Richard.


My favourite highlight of this years athletics was Volley, because we were all laughing and having a good time. Even though our yellow team lost most of our games we never gave up, and that's what makes a good sports team.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Rat

WALT: Use the text to generate questions for others to answer.

Your probably wondering why our presentation is called rat, well this presentation is called the rat because there was a man in the story that made an instrument that you could play but it kinda looked like a rat with holes along its back.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Equivalent Fractions

Learning about Equivalent Fractions
Today Tapawha learnt about Equivalent fractions. first we had to fold up a piece of paper into half and write what the fraction was, then we folded another half and kept folding until we got to 4 folded squares. The fractions we used were 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8, as we were going through with the fractions we knew that 1/2 = 2/4, 3/4 = 6/8 and 2/4 = 4/8.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

AIM for Success

This morning we had a very special guest that came in named Mr Patterson. He came in to talk to us about aim for success, A + I = M ( aspiration + inspiration = motivation ). Another thing we were told by Mr Patterson was that being a giver can lead to a happy path, yesterday Mr Patterson had to wait in a line with about 200 people. And in that line there were a young couple that had 3 younger children under 5 years, so Mr Patterson offered to let them stand in front of him and then suddenly a person came over and said they could come to the front of the line and the end everybody was happy and agreed that the would stay in the front.  


Did you know that that a 11 year old boy named Willie changed an older gentle mans life? Well we were shown a video that showed a 11 year old boy helping out an older man, one day Willie was walking to school and saw that man crying which made Willie go over to him and give him his lunch money. For about 2 weeks Willie would give his lunch and his lunch money to that poor homeless man, then another day that man walked with Willie to school and told everyone what Willie had done then Willie had gotten a gold certificate, and his school only hands a golden certificate probably once a year. 



and lastly we were shown a Quote that had said *if you do what you want, you'll never work a day in your life*. If you do what you love and work hard at doing things important you'll never work a day in your life even if it means a lot at least you did what you loved first. 





It was inspiring hearing Mr Patterson talk to us about all of this. the most inspiring part was when he told us about Willie, helping a homeless man can change a life, being a giver can make people happy, and doing what you love can lead to a good education.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Test prep #2

WALT: interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out

This is another one of our test preps. we are all getting ready for our real maths test in week 2 which is coming up soon.

Test Practice

WALT: interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out.

This week we've got given a test practice to get ready for our real maths test next week.