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!!’