Monday, December 16, 2013

Good Bye Post

This year being a Year 8 in room 19 has been a successful year for me. It has been a great year spending time with my friends and our lovely teacher Ms Tito. Ms Tito has been a great teacher this whole year. When I hit college she will always be at the back of my mind telling me to do my finest work!

Next year when the Yr 8's move to different schools, all of the boys are going to be split up. All of my friends are going to go to different colleges. This is the last time we will get to see our friends before we go to college next year.

I would like to say a big farewell to all the teachers, our principal Mr Burt and all the other staf. ,I would like to say thank you to all the teachers that helped me with my learning and also telling me that I was a smart kid and also telling me that I was a funny kid .

Next year its going to be weird because my friends aren't going to be there. Its going to be a bit scary because its going to be new school and I don't know what its going to be like at my new school. Next year I want to have a good class and good mates to hang out with.

What I will be missing about this school when I leave is going to be the teachers and my friends..

Friday, December 13, 2013

My amazing reflection

Having a net book has helped my learning because every time I don't know something I just go on to Google and search it. Its helped me with my maths,reading and writing, e.g one time I didn't know the awnser to a maths question so I searched up how to solve it.

The thing I learnt by myself this year, I found out that Nelson Mandela helped stop racism in his country and he went jail for it. Then I found out that he died just a week ago and that he was the president of south Africa.

*My teacher ms Tito has the expectation for us to be purple cows, Purple cow means to stand out from the rest. Plus to be better then you can be.

*The thing I have learnt by myself is how to fix the internet problems on my net book cause one time it wasn't working properly so I fixed it.

*The thing I have learnt from my friend this year is how to insert a tick on my Google docs. So I asked my friend and he showed me how to do it.

*I have helped my friends get good at hand ball. Cause they didn't know how to play properly so I helped them.

*I have grown my key competencies through digital tools cause I can communicate with people think better because I have the whole internet to find my awnser to anything.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Year 8 camp

Recently we went to keswick christian camp in Rotorua for our year eight camp, when we were getting ready to leave school Mr Burt was talking to us about having the best attitude and acting the pt england way. As we were leaving on the bus everyone was waving out to the teachers out the window and getting ready for a long drive.

When we were driving along the way to Rotorua we stop at a park so that we can have lunch and also have a little bit of fresh air,so we got back into our sets and get ready for another long ride before we get to keswick christian camp.

When we got to the campsite we all jump out of the bus with excitement and enthusiasm just wanting to go throw our stuff into our cabins and to try out our beds. In our Cabins there were five to six people in one cabin. As we all thought that we were just stay in our cabins Mrs Nua blew the whistle to tell us that we will all be going on a never bush walk.     

During our camp we did a lot sightseeing around Rotorua like going to see amazing things like
watching the geyser exploded into smoke. As we were still sightseeing we shot off to the campsite to unload our stuff then we jump back into the bus to go the pools.

on the last day we went for a ride on the luge and on the sky lines when we got in the skylines it was like we were floating in air. When we were at the top of the mountain we went to the luge for a hard ride down. As we were going down the hill everybody was nearly crashing in to the side of the barrier. Then when we finished we headed back to school.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela was born on july 18 1918 he grew up in a small village called Rolihlahla Mandela at Mvezo in the Transkei,his parents were Nosekeni Fanny and Gadla Hephakanyiswa. Nelson Mandela had 9 siblings.

Rolihlahla Mandela  went to a local Mission school in his Home village Mvenao,When he received and educations to Clarkebury to boarding school Institute for his Junior Certificate. Then he went to a secondary school which was called Wesleyan.  When Rolihlahla Mandela was still in school he came a long to a teacher who called him Nelson because the teach couldn't pronounce his name properly.

In 1962 Mandela was arrested and charged with high treason along with his collaborators. The Rivonia Trial, as it came to be known would turn Mandela into a symbol of the struggle against apartheid.

In 1990 nelson mandela was finally released from jail, But he still thought against the white to get equal rights. He was Elected by Parliament as the  first president of a democratic in South Africa. Then he launched his autobiography long walk to freedom.

What i learnt from nelson mandela was to treat people respectfully weather they are the same color as you or not. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The three highlights of my year

My First highlight
Waitangi is my first highlight, because it was a lot of fun going down there learning new stuff about the treaty of waitangi and walking in the footsteps of our ancestors. It was an experience of a life time. My favourite thing there was having dinner at shippys.

My Second Highlight:
Soft ball is my second highlight, because it is my favourite sport and i like playing with my friends and winning. When we played softball at the start of the year it was cool cause we played kings collage. It was awesome playing heaps of teams.

My Third Highlight:
Fiafia is my third highlight cause it was cool and it was cool to perform in front of heaps of people. It was cool to learn new dances and to perform with my friends on stage. My favourite performance was the cook island dance because it was loud and awesome.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kobes Mihimihi

Ko Kobe Toko ingoa
My name is Kobe

Kia ora koutou
Greetings to you all

kua tae mai ne
(who) have arrived here

ki te kawe mai
To bring

i nga whakaaro pai
The good thoughts

Ka nui te koa
great is the happiness

Mo to koutou maia
for strength

Ki te aro mai
in attending

Ki te ako
To learn

i nga kaupapa
the topics

E pa ana ki tenei wananga
concerning this school of learning

Friday, November 15, 2013

NASA - Getting payed to sleep

Getting payed to sleep sounds like a dream job, but there's a catch you have to stay in bed for 70 days. NASA is paying people to lie in bed, You can read a book watch some tv or just lie down but you can't leave the bed. There going to study the effects of weightlessness and they thought the best way to do that was to get peoples feet off the ground.

The project is called bed rest project and volunteers will be placed in tilted beds so there feet are slightly higher than there body. They will then stay there whether going to the toilet or the bathroom. After ten weeks they'll be asked to get out of there bed and do a number of exercises to see how the lack of exercise affect them. Lying down for long periods can cause loss in your muscles. so there testing so see if your muscles get worn out.