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.