Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 Reflection

What a year! 2015 was one of the best years during my time in the lovely Point England School. I enjoyed every single part of this year and surely will miss it. The teachers were so good to us students. Mrs Tele’a would always tell us that we are family, and this year, every time I came to school, I would always feel like I was at home. Yes, 2015 was like a ride on a roller coaster. There were good times that go up but as well as the bad times that goes down.  All in all, it was a lot of fun !

I have learnt a lot from the teachers. We did not only learn about our work, but also how to be the best we can be and ‘SWALL’.  SWALL is the acronym of ‘Show What Awesome Looks Like’. Every time something goes wrong the teachers just say those easy words to us, to remind us of who we are and where we are from. We’ve continuously said this phrase ever since the year 8 leadership camp.

Looking back from the beginning of the year. I actually was not excited to come to school. But now, everyday, I would always wake up to another beautiful day at school. Every morning we have assembly in our senior block also known as ‘The Street’. This is where we do our mihi/himene and karakia to prepare for our day.

For this whole entire year I’d say that my highlights was everything. But, if I had to chose about 3 highlights, I would probably chose our year 8 leadership camp, going to Polyfest, and my favourite, when the year 7 left to Rainbows End and it was only the year 8s at school.

Why are those your highlights you may ask? Well year 8 camp was an amazing camp. We had learnt a lot of things about, well obviously, leadership and more. All year 8s had the chance to start connecting with each other and that was quite cool.

Polyfest was another highlight of mine because we (year 7&8 2015) were the first ever Point Englanders to go to Polyfest for a trip. We were chosen out of 20 schools to come and watch. I enjoyed watching many of their speeches and getting to go around the many workshops as well as shops. That was very exciting.

Lastly, and my most favourite highlight. I enjoyed that day when the yr 7s left because I just wanted to spend more time with the whole year 8 before we head off to college. Not many of us are going to the same school. Our year 8s are heading to schools such as, Tamaki College, Selwyn College, Auckland Girls Grammar and other more amazing schools.

The last day of school just keeps coming closer and closer and I keep on getting sad. My time here at Point England school has been such an amazing experience . The teachers here are so great and the students are all very intelligent. I just want to thank all the teachers that have taught me throughout my journey here at this lovely school. Thank you for teaching me how to do everything that I am able now to do. I am going to cherish and keep every single memory I have had here. I LOVE POINT ENGLAND !!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Extension Highlights

"Last year for extension" I sighed. Yr 7 and 8 Extension 2015 was a fun journey. I had a lot of fun learning new things every term. But I have to be honest, it was quite difficult. I have many highlights for the extension this year. But I have to main ones.

My first highlight was attending a session at the 'Te Oro' centre. It was very exciting going into a studio to record a song that we wrote our selves. That was actually my first time entering a one. Marcus and David taught us how to create some beats, using Garageband. We listened to some songs such as, Bruno Mars ‘Treasure’ and hearing the many beats in the music. Marcus brought out a whiteboard, so he could show us how we create a song.

My second highlight was working on our 'Bioengeneering' project. It was fun because Josephine and I had learnt a lot from it. First I had no clue what 'Bioengeneering' was, but then ever since we had worked on it, I have many facts and informations of what it is. Josephine and I had worked so hard to getting this presentation done that we thought we did very well.

Year 7 and 8 extension 2015 has been amazingly fun. I have learnt a lot from being in extension. I surely am going to miss having to go there every Monday and preparing to work on a new project. From what I learn this year I hope I take it and remember it for my journey in college. I just want to thank Mrs Lagitupu for being a lovely extension teacher as well as Mrs Tele'a who was also one too.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Inuit People

Have you ever heard about the Inuit people ? Well Inuit people live in icy cold habitats. They hunt for food, make their own clothes and more. Men hunt for their families to provide them food. The Inuits people are in danger because the ice are melting, so they'll have to be very careful.

Writing Test

Avondale School were our first opposition team to play. We all walked on the court nervously getting ready for the game. If you didn’t know, our girls and boys volleyball team went to the Auckland Champions in Henderson. We made it in because we came first in our eastern zone competition.

I was really scared. All teams looked amazingly talented. Our girls team walked on the court and into our positions. The whistle blew and the ball had been served. We all started hitting, settling and getting the ball over the net. “Come on girls!” shouted Timmy (coach). Our team was doing really well. But we were winning by not that much.
It was my turn to serve. I had the ball in my hands and was ready to hit it over the net. The ball was slippery because my palms were sweating real hard. “Breeeb!” As soon as the whistle blew, the ball left my hand and it flew into the air. “Nice serve Jordenne” said Timmy. The ball kept on going back and forth, and back and forth, until the siren blew.

Both teams ran up to the scorekeeper to see who had won. “The score was 24 - 27 to…” We all crossed our fingers hoping that we would win. “Point England!” Our whole team jumped up and down filled with joy and victory as we walked off the court. “Phew!” I wiped the sweat off my forehead and said. “First game done and dusted”.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Maths Work

This week we have been learning about Algebra. On this presentation there will only be one slide that you will see me answer the question. Most of these slides are only examples and sites to how we can work out the answers.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Bioengineering Superhuman Movie

Jordennes and Josephines Superhuman from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Here is a movie as part of our project for bioengineering.
Jordennes and Josephines Superhuman from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Manaikalani Film Festival

The Manaiakalani Film Festival was held at the Hoyts Cinemas on Wednesday 11th of Novemeber.. This was the time of year I was excited about, because I love seeing movies from other schools, because of the talent they have with recording movies. I pushed my way through the line, trying to look for my partner Katalinah. We finally have arrived in the cinemas.

Listening and silence were our first priority during the films. We didn’t get to watch many movies, because we were in the same session with Ruapotoka. So we only had the chance to watch theirs and our movies. This year it was Ruapotoka Schools first time making films for the Manaiakalani. Even though this was their first time, they’re movies were still cool.

All films were fantastic and really enjoyable to watch ! But, my favourite film was “Antboy” by room 9 and 10 from our school Pt England. Have you ever wiped out, killed or had stood on an ant ? Don’t you think maybe they have feelings too ?. Their movie was created based on a trailer for a film that would never be seen. Their camera shots were so good it actually looked like a real trailer for a movie.

It was about ants getting squashed by kids at school. But then one day, as Noah slipped on his shoes, he suddenly shrunk and had turn into an ant. The camera shots were amazing. They made it as if the camera was Noah’s eyes. Since he was an ant, there were antennas hanging from the top of the camera. Wasn’t that such a smart idea ? Well I thought that was very smart.

At the end of the day I enjoyed every movie. But it was sad, because this year was the last Manaiakalani Film Festival for most of year 8s before we head to college.

Bok Choy

Last week for reading, we read the journal 'Bok Choy'. I really enjoyed working on this. On this presentation we had to read the statements and come up with a reason why you agree or disagree. For the last slide I will be posting up another post for that slide. Enjoy:)

Friday, November 27, 2015


For the past few weeks, for inquiry, we had been learning about Yanomami people. My partner Ana and I have been working together trying to finish this off. It was really interesting learning about other kind of people, and how they live. I hope you can learn more about Yanomami people.


This term , the extension group have been focusing on Bioengineering as part of our school topic 'Survivors'. We have learnt a whole lot from it and even had some discussions about the ethical and untethical uses of Bioengineering. Here is a presentation about Bioengineering followed by a movie at the end to guide you on what we have been doing and learning as part of this task,

Coyote and Turtle

The journal we read was 'Coyote and Turtle'. It was about a turtle who was forced to sing and teach the song to the coyote. But, it wasn't a song, it was the poor turtle crying loudly. Here are some questions Miss Clark gave to us.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Maths Work

This presentation was given to us by Miss Misela on Week 5. I didn't really have time to finish it off and now I have. I have learnt a lot from this presentation. Having to use a formula to solve the problems was very challenging and fun at the same time. I hope you can learn too !

Monday, November 23, 2015

Term 4 Animation

This term we were given a task to create our own animal/insect with your imagination and then put it in a movie. I have created a insect called a 'Bag Bug' also known as 'B-Bug'. It lives in your school bag and will eat your lunch. Doesn't that just sound like an ordinary bug ? Well it isn't. Every time someone opens their bag, the 'B-Bug' will straight away camouflage and will go back into its hiding place so it does not get caught. Stop reading and start watching ! Enjoy :)!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Preparation Talk

Preparation Talk

Straight after the morning tea bell rang, all yr 8s arrived in the street and sat down. Andrew Patterson came to lecture us students about college. He advised us to ‘Pace Ourselves’ while we are there. “College is not a Marathon” he said.

In College there are way more different options to contribute in. There are, social studies, science (biology, physics and chemistry), languages and more. “Time Management” Andrew Peterson informed us to take care of our time, because it is so precious it cannot go backwards, it can only go forward. So that means we have to manage our time because we cannot finish everything in such a small amount.

Afterwards he showed us a video, and in that video it had ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Of course we had no idea what they were. So, we had to try and and remember them as we watch through. There was ‘Be Proactive’, ‘Begin with end in mind’, ‘Put first things First’, ‘Think Win-win’, ‘Seek first to understand, then to be understood’, ‘Synergize’ and ‘Sharpen the Saw’. These habits were all helpful for us in the future.

Lastly Andrew Patterson begun showing us a another video of a boy name Iavana Seualas speech. It was about ‘How to be the best we can be’. Iavana started speaking when he was young. Now he is yr 10, and he gets paid $1,500 every time he does a speech. Isn’t that amazing ! He has inspired not only me but many other student to ‘Be the Best We Can Be!!’

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Trip To Nikau Cave

'A Trip To Nikau Cave' is what we have been reading this week. It is quite similar to 'The Secret Underground', but it is not only about cave weta. It is about more cave dwellers, such as glow worms. What I found interesting while working on this presentation were the 'Stalactites', 'Stalagmites' and a 'Column'. If you want to know what those are. Here is the presentation where you can find out ^. Enjoy:)

The day when my brother went missing

I was overwhelmed with fear when hearing that my little brother was missing around the park. About two to three years ago, on a bright day on Saturday, I remember having a good time at a massive playground for a picnic, far away from home. I was having a lot fun spending time with my family. Laughter were around, and smiles on each and everyone faces.

We were all having a time that we would never forget, until we had realised, that my brother Ryan, was missing. We searched everywhere trying to look for him, but we couldn’t. It was really difficult for us to locate where he was. The park that we were at was huge, and there were a lot of kids running around. So, we were all very concerned. The only thing that was going through my mind was, if he was hurt, and, if we were ever going to find him.

Looking through the bushes, I nearly gave up from the exhaustion I had in me. Instead I didn’t because he was my little brother. So we all kept looking and it took us about 1 hour. My aunty called us to go back to where our things were, while my uncle was still searching. We sat there on the green grass looking around worried. I was eating really slowly because I was focused on trying to find my brother.

Suddenly cutting the silence, shouted my aunty “Yay!”. We all looked around and saw my younger brother on top of my uncle's shoulders. My brother wiped his tears and smiled. “Where was he?” We all asked suspiciously. “He was at the car park looking for us. Checking every inside of car through the windows”. My uncle answered. I was so happy that my brother was back, so I ran up to him and tightly hugged him like I was never going to let go. So, after that tragic. We all went back to being normal and started to play like nothing happened.

Friday, October 16, 2015

History of Superman

Todays inquiry we have been learning about Superman. We watched a video to find out information about him. Our class especially looked at how he adapted from being a normal to a superhero. Here are the questions that was given to us.

History of Superman... 
  • man of underwear or blue underwear? Why did it change? When man of steal first started he had red underwear. But then DC wanted to change it to blue because they thought it would be better.
  • Krypton - what is it? Krypton is where Superman was from.
  • Why was it important to Superman? Because the Queen and King of Krypton sent superman to earth right after the plant exploded. So to honor his birth parents he created a statue of them holding the globe.
  • What part did Superman's parents have in his survival? They sent him to earth with a homemade spaceship.
  • Original powers? Did he fly in the beginning? He was not able to fly in the beginning. His original powers were that he could only jump 1/8 of a mile, and run fast enough to pass the express train. Superman was not as strong as he is now.
  • What changed in term of his super powers? He became from not being able to fly from flying. Superman has more strength.
  • Daily planet - his does he adapt between his human workplace and being a superhero? In his normal life he acts natural, looks natural and talks like a normal person.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Secret Underground

This presentation is the about the differences between cave wetas and other wetas. Reading this article about wetas made me learm much more. I am really surprised that wetas are ancient. Did you know that wetas were here when dinasours were still walking on earth? I really enjoyed working on this. At the end of this presentation you will see my own insect. It is called a Bag Bug also known as B - Bug.  Enjoy

Immersion Assembly

‘Survivor’ is the topic for our school this term. As always on the first day back we have an Immersion Assembly in the morning. Mr Burt was dressed as a parrot that has been extinct. There was one word that he said many times while speaking. It was Adaption. Most animals had been extinct because they have not been adapting. Adapting is where you have to change overtime.

For an example, if an animal had moved somewhere else to live. To stay there they have to adapt or to get use to the place. But if I was to refer as for a human to adapt, an example for that would be they will have to be wearing warm clothes if it was a cold day. So they are adapting meaning changing into suitable clothes for a freezing weather.

Team 1 started off the assembly. “For this term we will be learning about zoo keepers” said Miss George excitedly. “We will be attending a session at the zoo”. All the kids cheered and were very happy. For their skit they had people up on the stage to do a karaoke. Marika had won the karaoke competition and was invited to go with team 1 to the trip at the zoo.

Next up was team 2 and 3, they will be learning about dinosaurs. But they will be doing different things. Team 2 will be exploring and researching more about dinosaurs. What they ate? How did they become extinct? And many types of other dinosaurs. (e.g Tyrannosaurus, argentinosaurus). Team 3 though will be creating and designing their own dinosaurs.

Team 4. Last term the teachers made a movie asking the kids where they were. They were in the green screen, but the teachers were pretending to be in the safari and travelling to many habitats around the world. None of the kids knew what was happening or what this terms topic will be, so they showed the result of what the kids answers were, and it was hilarious! This term team 4 will be learning about different kind of animals around the world.

“It’s time for Team 5!” shouted Mr Burt. As everyone cheered the teachers of team 5 walked up on the stage with a plate of noodles each, with chopsticks. Their performance was about ‘Survivor’ the TV Programme. Mr Wiseman was the host, and the other five were contestants. Their challenge was to eat the plate of noodles with the chopsticks.

“Ready, Set, Go” said Mr Wiseman. Each teacher ate as fast as they could. Miss Peato and Miss Misela quickly sat down eating. Miss Clark was eating real fast, she was beating everyone. But Miss Ingrim and Miss Hockly ate like they didn't wanted to win. “Done!” shouted Miss Clark raising her hands up. Mr Wiseman passed the microphone to her and she said. “That was easy! Because as you know I am from Asia.” She turned around facing the chopsticks in her hair to the crowd.

She then gave the mic to Miss Hockly. “Well I actually moved to Japan. And every time I see them eat, they will always eat it with chopsticks. So, I had to adapt and try to learn how to eat with it as well. Because if I didn’t I would’ve starved”. Everyone agreed. So after they were talking to us about how people and animals should adapt they have ended their skit by showing us drawing. The drawings were of some super heroes. There was ‘The FLash’, ‘Superman’, ‘Thor’ and more.

That was the end of our Assembly. I really enjoyed all teams performances and movies, and I cannot wait to learn about ‘Survivor’ for our last term in Pt England!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Thinking Blocks

For the past few weeks we have been working on a new site that Mrs Tele'a showed us called 'Thinking Blocks'. Thinking Blocks is where you learn about ratios. In this presentation it will show you the proof of my work on the site, and next to that is just me working it out. This site really helped me learn about ratios, because before I knew nothing about it, but now, I know a lot more than I though I would. Enjoy:)!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Garage Sale

A few weeks ago Mrs Tele'a gave us a task to finish. It is about a boy who does a Garage Sale so he can earn money to buy himself a in-line skates. This presentation will show what we had completed. It twas very difficult but we managed to finish it. We did a lot of working out such as taking 10 percent out of these numbers. Enjoy:)!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Miss Universe NZ

Sixteen out of twenty contestants from Miss Universe NZ had came to Pt England in the senior block. Miss Universe is a competition where women face against each other. One country takes 20 of their top ladies to another place (country) to compete. Who ever is the best out of the 20, gets to challenge against other women who won in their country around the world.

Ella Wilson, Sharne Boot and Gabrielle Manaloto were one of the 3 ladies who volunteered to just talk to us. Ella Wilson introduced to us who they were and what they do. Sharne Boot is a entrepreneur because she had invented a Recycling Business. Also she gave us some really great advice. She said ‘Sometimes people always dream about their dreams, and others chase their dreams. So we either have to keep dreaming or chase it.’ Sharne’s advice were really inspirational and I enjoyed it a lot!

Gabrielle Manoto was the last speaker. She also was another, who gave us some good advice. But before she started talking, she told us to all stand up and repeat what she was doing. And believe me Gabrielle was doing some really funny moves. After a while we all sat down, and that's when she gave us some of the advice. Gabrielle used a simple sentence to explain her advice, “Just Smile!”. It was to ‘Keep smiling. Because when people see you smile, they will feel happy and will want to smile too!” That was a really great advice from Gabrielle, and from all of them.

It was a privilege to have the 16 out of the 20 Miss Universe New Zealand because it was their first time going to a school. And today all the ladies will be flying to Manila, Philippine to compete! Good Luck Ladies!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Simon, Jennifer, Jordenne and Elizabeths Maths Work

This presentation is what we had been working on during maths time with Mrs Tele'a. We had to split into groups of 4 or 5 and work out some questions. Here they are!

Jacob the Great

Here is a presentation about 'Jacob the Great'. It is about a boy who cannot make a decision. In these slide you'll only see some multiple choices questions. Enjoy:)

The Mobile Garden

This presentation was given to us by Miss Clark for my group JK Rowlings. We have been working on it ever since last week and now I have completed it. This story is about a rightful King who had been threatened by a Sultan taking over his Kingdom. But he did not manage to do that. Because by the help of Appaji, the Sultans plan did not go well.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How to prevent from getting sick

The cold weather can be the cause of various illnesses. You can either get a sore throat, a cough, blocked nose and more. Yes sure, many people want to avoid getting ill. But, not everything can prevent you from becoming sick. Mostly in cold, and wet climates, people become very sick due to the low temperature. This explanation will inform you with ways you can prevent yourselves from getting sick this winter.

Washing your hands is one way you can avoid illness from coming your way. It is very important to wash your hands every time you cough and sneeze. Because if you don’t, your germs will spread out making other people sick, and it can also become a virus. Also you’ll need to wash your hands because you sneeze into it and your hand captures all of the germs. But, if you don’t, many people can inhale the germs you have coughed out and become very sick.

Wearing warm clothes can also prevent you from getting very ill. It can prevent you from getting a cold body. If you cannot do that, well, your throat will start getting sore, your nose will be blocked and more illnesses will get to you. That is why wearing warm clothes is an important way of not becoming sick. Not wearing the appropriate clothings for a weather that is freezing cold will definitely not help you to avoid becoming ill. Because if you do, the sicknesses will continuously come to you and you will get you very sick and might get a disease. So, this method of wearing really warm clothes can prevent you from getting very sick.  

Keeping clean, like showering is another helpful way of not becoming sick. Why showering? Well because, as you have already known, winter is where most people get ill. That means, people everywhere can cough on you, sneeze on you, and their germs stays on you. So showering is the best way of washing those germs off of your body.

These methods that I have explained to you can, and will help you from preventing yourself from becoming very sick. But remember, there are many other ways avoiding getting ill. But I hope you realise and understand that cold weathers can create causes of many illnesses.

How can we be Financially Responsible?

This presentation is about saving money. Do you think saving money is important? What does it mean to save? Those were the questions that needed to be answered. Come back tomorrow to read the updated version of this presentation.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Moving Out

This presentation was given for us for what we need to move out, also we'll need the cost for it. Angelina and I have been working on this for about a week and a half. We have now updated this presentation and have completed it. Our task was to imagine that we had moved out of our house and bought a new home with a friend. We also had to go shopping online and see what we would've bought if we actually did move out. But, we obviously cannot spend money on anything....we needed to be financially responsible!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Word Problems

This presentation is about the percentage of a number. I finally know a easy way to work out these kind of equations. And I hope by reading this presentation you can learn from it too! Enjoy:)

My First Pay - packet

Here is a presentation of my work from last week. It is about a boy who had received his first pay packet. He had been finding a job in Glen Innes and had been rejected by two jobs. But when he finally found one, on his pay day, he had received his first pay check or pay packet. He gave the money to his mum, she said the family tradition is to share it out to the family. Yes, he did feel sad and he did not like the tradition. But he felt alright at the same time because the next pay check will be all his.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Google for Education Group

Hobsonville Point Primary School was where we went for an event that we attended to for Google for Education Groups New Zealand, also known for GEGNZ. There, the yr 7 & 8 extension displayed two presentations of ‘How to use Google Apps’ and ‘P.E.N.N (Point England News Network)’. Because of the distance between Pt England and Hobsonville Point, we had to be at school before 7:00am and leave at about 7:10am.

Many of the presentations that my group (Google Apps) attended to were interesting. There was Red Beach School, they (Joseph, Liam, Keenan and Kelvin the presenters) showed us a site of what they use at their school called Kahoot. Kahoot is where you create questions and can invite all your friends or classmates to answer them. That was Red Beach Schools presentation.

There was also Anji and Jasmine from Ormiston Primary who showed us how to use google apps, and Henderson Valley who displayed to us many of the sites that they use at their school. Such as Blendspace and Stormboard. Blendspace is a creative way of doing your work. You can add videos, images, and well obviously texts. It is similar to Google Drive but I think that Blendspace is more creative. Stormboard is where you can create an online brainstorm.

My highlight of the day was when we presented. It was really fun and I enjoyed it. Unfortunately only one school attended our session, but they seemed to enjoyed it with us. Lucy and I were the last one to present, because we had a movie showing them ‘How to use Green Screen on iMovie’. The first, second and the third presenters just showed them how to use some of the Google Apps. There was Jordan and Taimana showing them ‘How to create a Google Presentation’, Mary and Collin with Blogger and Google Docs, Eric and Ariana with Google Draw, Iisa and Zane with ‘How to use Hyperstudio and Google Sheets’ and lastly Lucy and I.

Having the opportunity to present at GEGNZ in Hobsinville Point was really fun! I enjoyed many of the presentations and I certainly and mostly loved presenting. Attending this event really was amazing. Seeing and creating things that I thought only professionals can create was even more amazing. Now I know a lot of sites where you can create MANY THINGS!!

Taparaus Maths Work

Here is presentation that Mrs Tele'a has created for us. I actually worked it our on my maths book, but then I wanted to share you my working out. So I put all my working out into a new Google Presentation. Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2015

My 20 and 200 Tala Animation

Our topic for this term is 'Trade and Enterprise'. So obviously this topic will have something to do with money. Team 5 (yr 7 and 8 block) has been learning about how to be 'Financially Responsible!'. The teachers of the year 7 and 7 block had given us a task of making an animation, of what we will do if we had received 20 tala or 200 tala. What would you do if you had got given that much money? Well this movie will explain to you what I would do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Fair Chocolate

Our reading group the Jk Rowlings and another have been focusing on fair chocolate. Also, we have been focusing on fair trade and what it means. We thought that everyone should know what it means and companies should be doing it. It took me about 2 - 3 weeks to finish this. This presentation was very difficult, but I have learnt a lot of words by researching about it and learning it. Enjoy:)!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fractions Decimals and Percentages 2

This presentation is similar as the other one I posted up. Mrs Tele'a gave us part 2 of the presentation and it has more difficult questions in it. Learning about decimals, fractions and percentages are so fun!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Angelina and Jordenne - Area

This is Angelinas and I's presentation for Area and Perimeter from last term. Mrs Tele'a gave us questions to answer, and later on we had to mark it. I know that I and Angelina had some wrong answers, but hopefully we can learn from our mistakes:)

Fractions Decimals and Percentages

This is a presentation that Mrs Tele'a had created for our group, Taparau. Fractions, decimals and percentages is what we had learnt last term. So Mrs Tele'a created this just for a recap of what we have learnt. Doing this presentation had made me learnt a lot more about fractions, decimals and percentages. Enjoy:)!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Here is a movie that I have created for ANZAC. For inquiry our teachers gave us a task to animate and create a DLO explaining some facts about ANZAC. Thanks to Mrs Tele'a who finished some parts off for me. ENJOY:)!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


In maths we have been learning about decimals, with a student teacher Mr Buys. He has taught us how to round fractions to the nearest decimal place. This presentation was created for us to learn more about the decimals. Enjoy!

Friday, June 12, 2015


This is a presentation that I have created at home, showing you what a perimeter is and how to work it out. Next time I will show you what the Area is and how to work it out. ENJOY!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

Last week we have been given a task to learn about the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Poem. Also to make inferences. This poem was really enjoyable to read. If you want to read the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels Poem, read my presentation! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Boy Gives Homeless Man a Blessing

Many have been touched by a young boy who had cared for a homeless man starving for food, sitting all alone inside an Alabama Waffle House. This young boy had displayed empathy, what the world should actually be!

The homeless was sitting on the table starving and avoided by many. Five year old Josiah Duncan walked inside the Waffle House with his mother to eat, when he spotted the homeless man. The young boy questioned the mum several times about why the homeless man did not have any food and why he was alone. “Well because he is homeless” his mother answered. “What does that even mean?” “It means he doesn’t have a house”.  After hearing what his mother had explained, Josiah was very upset.

So he asked his mother if she could by the homeless something for him to eat. The man was very pleased and thankful of what they had done, and so he ordered a nice burger with bacon. Seeing that this had happened, many customers as well as staff members were really surprised. Josiah took the food to the homeless man and blessed it by singing over the meal. This is amazingly surprising, hearing that only a 5 year old boy was the only one that assisted to help.

Many people and especially the homeless man began to get teary. Josiah had displayed everyone what kindness is. If adults approach a homeless person situation just how children do, the world would be a better place!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Miss Peato - Zeal Zone

This week in Zeal Zone, we were in Miss Peato's group learning about the training that the soldiers in WW1 did before they went to war. In this first activity, we had to create a slide with the equipment that soldiers had  with them when they went to war. I did this activity with one of my classmates, Ana. This is our last week in this round of Zeal Zone, I don't know what we are doing next week but I hope we carry on doing Zeal Zone in the same groups.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

ANZAC Biscuits

Every Friday we have these classes that we call Zeal Zone. Everyone splits up into groups from A - E, and I am in group E. On one Friday, we go to one class and learn about one thing, then the next Friday we move to the next class. Last Friday group E went to Mrs Tele'a class. Her class is cooking ANZAC biscuits. For Mrs Tele'as class we split into groups and do a presentation. We have to search up the ingredients and recipes for the biscuits. Here is my groups presentation. 

Future Aspiration

On Tuesday the year 7s and 8s had the opportunity of having 2 visitors. Marcus Winter and Louis Gordon-Latty. Marcus Winter aka Sandman first began as a street artist. Then he slowly starts building his way through bigger places for him to tell stories through making images with sand. How? Because he starts thinking positive instead of negative. Marcus Winter told us if we have a dream, first vision yourself doing it and maybe when you grow your dream might come true.

Marcus had struggle a lot in school. He showed us his report from when he was younger than us. On the report it said that he is very good, but he spends a lot of painstaking time on writing. Marcus told us many jobs where he got bounced (rejected) from. But he said even though he got rejected from a lot of jobs, he just kept trying again. Yes, he did not get accepted into all the jobs he applied for but one. He became a sand artist. His job is telling stories, drawing images on sand. That’s why he is called Sandman. Now Marcus Winter works on big cruise ships that travels around the world.

Later on it was time for Louis Gordon-Latty. Louis is a basketball player and he started when he was very young. But playing basketball is not the only thing he does. Louis created an ipad app that is produced for sports. It records you while you are playing. Why did he create this app? Have you ever played a sport and you had a good moment? Maybe like you got a try or a goal? Well Louis created this app because he wanted to experience the good moments that happened all over again. So now about 3 - 4 people work for him.

Having the opportunity for them to come was great! I have learnt a lot from both. My favourite quote that Marcus Winter said was “Do more of what makes you awesome”. The meaning of this quote is that, if you're good at, maybe writing. DO MORE OF IT!! Because if that what makes you awesome, then do more and more of it, and also think positive not negative. So kids around the world, if you have dream job for when you grow up. Visual yourself doing your dream job, and maybe, maybe,  it might come true.

Animals at War

Today Mrs Tele'a has taught us how to make inferences. This presentation will show you what I have inferred. She told us this work was actually for younger children than us, but it was still very difficult. Luckily Mrs Tele'a explained it to us really well and it made me understand very clear about what I was doing.

My goal for this presentation was to actually know what I was inferring to. The main slide that we had to work on was slide 4. We had to get some texts from the article that we were reading about and connect it to my life. Then we had to write what we infer about the text. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Communication Technology in WW1

This presentation will fill you with information about the Communication Technology that I have researched about. It was very hard to find a lot of information. But now I know a bit more about this technology, and I hope when you're reading this you will know too!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Treaty of Waitangi Project

For our extension, Mrs Lagitupu gave us a task last term to create a DLO presentation, or movie to show what the 3Ps meant during the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Also how the 3PS affects us Pt Englanders, after 175 years! This movie that you'll be watching will fill you with facts about the 3Ps then, and now at Pt England. Enjoy! This movie was created by: Ana Josephine and I.

Friday, May 8, 2015


This presentation shows many different ways to draw 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/5. I had really struggled to find many different shapes to draw the fractions. But now I have figured it out and wanted to show you. Take a look!

Friday, May 1, 2015

My symbol

Our task for Zeal Zone was to find and create our own symbol to commemorate the wars. My symbol that I have created is basically a dove carrying a ribbon heart. The heart in my art work represents the soldiers and their love for the country who they have fought for, and as they pass on they go to Heaven. So the dove is carrying the soldiers to Heaven. That is what my symbol represents.

Help Jordenne!

Here are your questions Mrs Tele'a! Figure it out guys.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Help Mrs Tele'a

Mrs Tele'a has given us some questions to answer. This presentation will show you the question that we have received as well as my answers. Check the presentation to see if I answered the questions correctly:)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Zeal Zone - Timeline

This week in zeal zone we were given a date from the timeline of World War 1. Then we had to find five facts and images about that day to show you all. Our group got 3rd of February of 1915, that was the day when the NZ soldiers first saw combat. They were the Suez Canal from the Ottoman Empire who were trying to destroy it. This image thatt shows the fact that we have researched and put together for you. We hope you enjoy! By: Jordenne, AnaQuasia and Hannah

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The ANZAC Button Timeline

This is a timeline for the book "The ANZAC Button". We had to write the many things that happened on the day that says in the book.

Uncle Tims Cars Maths Questions

Our Maths teacher Mrs Tele'a had given us a task to write three questions and post it on our blog for you to try it. Get you and a friend to try and figure out the questions that I have prepared for you.  

The Anzac Button


In our school we have our own memorial for ANZAC. Each of the reading groups had the chance to go and sit in silence and just commemorate the people who had fought in the war for us. My literacy teacher Miss Clark had given us a task to write all our thoughts and feelings for when we look at the memorial.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Polyfest Highlights 2015

For the first time in the history of Pt England School, the year 7's and 8's had gone to the Polynesian Festival 2015. Another way of saying it is, Polyfest. We all arrived at the Polyfest with 4 buses. Us, year 7 and 8's had the most amazing opportunity to go because we were 1 of the 5 schools that were chosen out of 20! So we were very lucky to be the first Pt Englanders to go on an awesome trip to Polyfest. It was actually a good time to go because it was there 40th anniversary!

So before I start my highlights, I would love to say a big THANK YOU to all the parents who had made a big decision to come and join us for Polyfest or go to work. If it wasn't for all you, we would of not attended Polyfest 2015. Thank you for even buying us food. So thank you again for your kind and loving help.

The highlight of the day for me was when my group played Jenga in one of the stalls. In my group our parent helper was Anas dad, Mr Vaafusuaga. I was in a group with Ana, Angelina, Promiseland and Taakai. The record for the day for the game Jenga was 30 stacks high. Each of us had turn to take one block out. We were so close to the record but when it got to 28th stack, it all fell down. Overall it was great because all of us were working together and trying to not make the stacks of blocks fall.

I cannot wait until I am a year 9 because I would join the Samoan group for Polyfest 2016. Polyfest was so enjoyable to watch, but soon I won't only be watching, I might be performing on the stage. It'll be so fun to perform because your not only there to dance in your cultural group, you also learn more about it. Polyfest 2015 was an amazing experience, maybe on 2016, the next year 7's and 8's could go and watch again.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Video Conference with Hawaiian Schools

This morning was a great start for the day, because we had the opportunity to video chat with 2 schools from Hawaii plus Marybeth Baldwin the organiser also from Hawaii. The Kea'au elementary school and Nanakuli school. The Kea'au elementary school is only from kindergarten through 5th grade, and the Nanakuli is from kindergarten through to 6th grade. 

The waka from Hawaii called Hokulea will be coming to the Point England reserve on the 24th of March. The schools from the Manaiakalani cluster (2, 500 students) will be welcoming them in. That0 is the whole point of why we did this video chat. So we can learn more about Hawaii, and this is a big thanks to Marybeth Baldwin who organised this video conference.

In the beginning we had to introduce our schools. Us, year 7&8 extension group made a little presentation, as well as the Kea'au elementary school. But the Nanakuli school made a video. In the Kea'au elementary school there are 870 students. There school starts from 8:00am through to 2:10pm. But only on Wednesdays they are in school from 8:00am - 1:20pm. One of their native animals are the Nene, and that is the Kea'au elementary schools mascot.

For the Nanakuli elementary school. We video conferenced with a teacher named Kumu Kai Mana and his students. He teaches in the 2nd grade. In the video that he made it showed us nearly all of the classes around the schools. The movie explained everything that we had to know. In his class he teaches by speaking in their language, Hawaiian. But he said that sometimes it can be very difficult. 

Later on, we had the chance to show them a video that we made for the visitors that comes to Point England. We showed it to them so they can have a taste of what we do here in our school. We also told them that the junior schools use ipads, and from year 4 and up uses chromebooks. One of the teachers said it was a very inspirational movie, and what we have here in Pt England is what they want as well. 

I want to say a big thank you to the 2 schools, who had the time to conference with us. But especially Marybeth Baldwin who had organised it.

Here are the links where we got out information from:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holiday in Lalomanu beach, Samoa.

During the school holidays, I went to Samoa on the 27th of December, 2 days after Christmas. It was only my brother and I going to visit my parents and my 4 siblings. I had an enjoyable time there. There were a lot of reasons why! We went shopping, we stayed home, going to cousins houses for special occasions (like birthdays), and my most memorable and also favourite was, going to the Lalomanu beach! The occasion for that was New Years, and we were there for 2 days and 1 night. We stayed in the Taufua beach fales and it was spectacular!

Did you know that the Lalomanu beach in Samoa was regularly voted top 5 beaches in the Pacific. Its the most beautiful beach that I have ever been to. As my feet touched the ground the clean, shiny sand came between my toes. It felt like I was standing on the softest thing in the world. The sea was blended with the colour blue. It went from real dark blue to a beautiful clear light blue, and the nice thing about it was that the water was serene, but then during the day it changed. I and my family went and it was so much fun. We went with our two cousins and our uncle. They had a joyful time.

When we had reached our destination , all of us kids quickly squeezed the sunscreen,wiped it all over our body and ran straight to the water. The sand was completely hot, and I was ecstatic to jump in to the water because of the boiling hot sun. But it can be cold on some days and nights. While we were swimming we saw some small fishes. My siblings and I were trying to catch it, but it swam too fast. As the day went past, we all got out of the ocean and just dried ourself to go eat.

In Lalomanu beach in the Taufua Beach Fales, there’s a small restaurant that a lot of people were at, especially the tourists. For lunch we ate some tasty  burgers. The juiciness of the patty slid down my chin as I wiped it away. was delicious. I looked at my siblings and cousins and they were all enjoying it. In the 'Taufua restaurant' everyone in it was soaking wet from swimming in the cold water, and the workers did not seem to care. While we were eating, the sun had settled and it was time for us to shower.

Quickly we all ran to the bathroom, had a shower and got changed into our pajamas. My parents booked two Beach fales, for my uncle and his kids plus my elder brother and my family. Excitedly I ran straight to our beach fale and jumped on the bed. Why? Because we won’t be sleeping straight away, we’ll be watching movies on my dads laptop! Our New Years celebration was awesome. Now I am in NZ again, I hope we could go for another one when we go back to Samoa.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My Visual Mihi

In our team 5 (year 7 & 8's) block, the teachers had given us a task to draw our 'Visual Mihi'. We had to draw 4 things that are valuable in our life, and in the middle has to be a traced drawing of you.

So to begin with, I drew a headphone, and some music notes, and that's on the top left corner. Those things
represents my love for music and dancing. Music: music makes me emotional and that's the thing about music. There are many types of songs, slow, fast and maybe groovy. I go for the fast kind of hip hop songs. Thats what gets me up on my feet.

Next on the bottom on the top left corner, I drew three of my favorite sports. The first sports that I drew was netball. To represent netball, I drew a hoop and a ball. I love netball, I have been playing netball for 3 years now and it is awesome. My other favorite is volley. Volley is amazing, my family always plays it, and thats how I started to like the sport. So to represent volley I drew some hands in the air that are going to spike the ball and also a net. Lastly, rugby. For rugby I drew a goal post and a ball that is on a tee. I have been playing rugby for 2 years.

Beside the sports corner there is a Bible. Also there is a name on top of the bible, you cant really see it but it is the name of my church. I go to Tamaki P.I.P.C. The P.I.P.C means 'Pacific Island Presbyterian Church'. That church is right beside my house. Why? Because my grandpa is the minister for the church. He has been there for over 30 years, and every year we have a ball to celebrate the church's anniversary.  So I really love going to church to learn more things about what God had done for us.

Lucky last on the top right corner there is a Samoan flag. Obviously that represents me being a Samoan. I love being a Samoan, especially going there. The Island of Samoa is beautiful, its tropical and well very hot. One of my favorite traditional Samoan food sua fa'i. It is a banana soup. Mmmmm..thinking of it makes me want to eat it. Samoa is a beautiful culture, thats why I love it!!

So thats all you need to know about me! I really hope you enjoy it!