Thursday, 5 July 2018

Weaving A Matariki Whetลซ (STAR) ✯⭐✯

Yesterday on Wednesday the 4th of July 7 students from Room 12 (and many more from other classes) went to Te Oro in Glenn Innes for a Matariki activity.

There was 3 different workshops:

1. Kowhaiwhai

2. Kotuhituhi

3.  Weaving

The students in Kowhaiwhai learnt the stories of Papatuanuku, Ranginui and their children. It's said that the forest god, Tanemahuta had laid on his back and used his feet to separate the two because majority of his siblings didn't want to be in the shadows of their parents.

The other pupils in the Kotuhituhi group had learnt about many Maori patterns such as the Koru, Pikopiko, Mangapare and Hiho.

The rest of the students in the weaving group learnt about when to cut the flax, where to cut it, what their names are and why you can't cut the baby or the parents but you can cut the grandparents. The whole group made a Matariki star and they told us that the first one you make you can't have you have to give it away, but the others you make you get to keep for yourself.

Friday, 8 June 2018

A Dance Routine๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜€

Today at precisely 11:55pm we, Room 12, went to our hip hop session with a tutor, Jess.

We first started off with a warm up followed by a game. When all that was finished we then had to get into our groups and practice our routines. After getting into our groups we all then separated apart. 

The group I was in had me, Izabella, Pupuke and Alexandra. When my group found out we were going to perform in front of the class we were shocked because it felt terrifying.

To me it felt standing in front of the whole class and dancing felt scary. While dancing I had butterflies in my stomach. I felt like I was the only one who wasn't being energetic but that was fine. 

After a long time of dancing I was very sweaty and tired.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Joseph Parker's Opponent Is Near ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸฅŠ

Image result for joseph parker vs bryant jenningsKiwi boxer Joseph Parker is set to jump back in the ring.

The former WBO (World Boxing Organisation) heavyweight champion has agreed to fight American Bryant Jennings in Atlantic City on August 19 (NZ Time)

 33-year-old Jennings has a professional record of 23 wins (13 by knock-out) and two losses through his eight-year career.

Monday, 30 April 2018

The Baby-Sitters Club #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne

 I was chosen to receive a Duffy book because I had read in the holidays. 

 I had remembered an old saying and it was "Never judge a book by its cover." 

After thinking about that I read the blurb on the back of the book and it said, "It used to be that Mary Anne (character) had to wear her hair in braids and ask her dad before she did anything, but not anymore. Mary Anne has been growing up ... and the Baby-sitters Club members aren't the only ones who've noticed.

Logan Bruno (character) like Mary Anne! He has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute --- and he wants  to join the Baby-sitters Club.

The Baby-sitters aren't sure Logan will make a good club club member and Mary Anne thinks she's  too shy for Logan. Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this 

complicated------ or this fun!"

 It sounded very interesting so I chose it.

Please remember this old saying when you choose a book.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

New Zealand Takes Silver ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿ…

  (Women Cyclists) New Zealand's first silver medal went to the women who conquered  and represented our country in the cycling competition. Bryony Botha, Rushlee Buchanan, Kirstie James and Raquel Sheath initially kept pace with the Australian quartet, but then fell behind after a while.

Earlier the Australians had set a scorching new time, 4 minutes and 17.218 seconds, this score allowed them to qualify for 1st place. 

(Men Cyclists) The men's cycling team set a new Commonwealth record to qualify first for the gold medal final against England. Their time of 42.822 broke the record of 43.181 previously set by New Zealand in Glasgow. 


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

What It Takes To Be A Cybersmart Learner๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š

Step 1: Use your Chromebooks or any other device to learn faster and always be in the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude. Source: About Cybersmart Learning

2: Remember what ever you post online it'll be there for ever and everyone in the whole entire world can see it. Source: Smart Footprint

3: Be mindful when you are agreeing to terms and conditions and be aware of copyright laws. Source: Smart and Legal

4: You need to know how to construct your online media and know how to verify online information. Source: Smart Media

5: Know what to do when an inappropriate site pops up and also become efficient at searching and making smart judgmentsSource: Smart Surfing

Friday, 16 March 2018

River Talks๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterday at approximately 12:30pm half of Room 12 and all of Room 10 went on a school walk. We went to Glen Innes Omaru River. We learnt a lot about the Omaru River and how and what we need to do to keep it safe. During the river talks we saw a Cook Island performance and it was performed by a young girl.

After the event was completed one of Saint Heliers' teachers stood up and thanked the people for what they had done. After the lady had finished speaking she lead the school into a waiata (song).

When the lady  finished I was put on the spot.  I stood up and said something. I was shaking because it was freaky. When I had finished speaking I lead Ruapotaka into a song.