Friday, December 9, 2011

Prize giving 2011

It was an excellent viewing at prize giving. I was exited too watch some of performance which were performed by young kids. I was bracing my self for our year 8 item. I wasn’t really keen to sing as well as Tanielu and Moses. After we had sung the space song I was happy it was over and done with. Then on it was time for the year 8 boys item. I was pretty keen to go I'm best. After a long night I had really enjoyed my self.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Space MTV

This is an original song about our topic for the term. Tanielu and Moses helped me record it on garageband. Then we used the greenroom to film an MTV movie. We used some of the space animations from Room 14 for the background (Thank you Ms Squires). I hope you enjoy it.


video

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Solar System

I had come to school in the morning thinking what the teacher had planned for us today. I was hoping that we were going to do something as a class.

It was the 2nd of November when our class room 21 had been doing some expirents about
our magnificent Solar System. First off Mrs Lagitupu had randomly selected a bunch of students to take place in a room 21 task . The main topic that we have been learning about for term 4 was about the solar system we live in. I found it very interesting.

So on the selected students had a balloon which represented a Planet in our Solar System. They had blown up the balloon to a reasonable size. As each student blowed up there balloon they had to stand up in the order of our Solar System. All selected students who were taking place were all lined up holding their balloon in the order from the sun. While they were standing up our teacher had given us a test too see what we know about each planet. Firstly she had said the sun. Many people just said it was hot and yellow. That wasn’t really a fact I said to my self.

Also if you don’t know why we have excisting life on Earth it is because we ain’t close to the sun also we ain’t to far from the sun. Also what else I know is that sientist belive that the sun isn’t the biggest start of all time it is VV Cephai. VV Cephai compared to Earth has a massive diferents I reckon 1,000,000,000 planet Earth will make up the whole of Cephai as its the biggest said to my self.start in the Milky way galaxy,

I really had an awesome time finding out new things about Our amazing Solar System. Also hope we do this again.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Our Solar System

Awesome! I had never known that there would be so many bigger planets and stars than our own planet Earth. I was stunned to see much larger stars then the usual star we see during the day also known as the sun. I was wondering at the time if there was any existing life on any other planets or stars.

It was an amazing fact that the VV Cephai is the largest star of them all. VV Cephais size compared to planet Earths size is really a big difference. Probably 1,000,000 planet Earths will make up the whole of VV Cephai.

Now on I am looking forward to finding out more about our amazing Solar System. one of the facts I know is that the sun ain’t the biggest star of them all. Also what what I have found out is that it takes 8 months to Mars.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2011 RWC

It is a battle for the Webb Ellis Cup. It is between 20 other rugby teams around the world. The All Blacks are going too win as they had won all their pool games. Also they are going to win because they are ranked number 1 in the world at rugby. The other team that I am going for is Ireland because they had showed their self that they can beat Australia. So I hope Ireland does well in their up coming games. My Favourite players in the All Blacks are Zack Guilford, Ma’a Nonu , Israel Dagg, and the All Blacks captain Richie Mccaw.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

RWC Writing



All people wearing red were obviously supporting the Tongan rugby team. That was their way of being great representative for their country. They were wearing red all over such as a red Face paint.Tongan flags and many more. Many Tongan supporters have big passion for the rugby team.


The All Blacks started off their Haka with a look of aggressiveness. The All Blacks were performing the Haka loud and proud. It looked like the All Blacks were threatening the Tongan rugby team while doing the Haka.


Israel Dagg Defended the Tongan player with a Dynamic hand to the face while he was trying to reach the try line.



RWC Writing



All people wearing red were obviously supporting the Tongan rugby team. That was their way of being great representative for their country. They were wearing red all over such as a red Face paint.Tongan flags and many more. Many Tongan supporters have big passion for the rugby team.


The All Blacks started off their Haka with a look of aggressiveness. The All Blacks were performing the Haka loud and proud. It looked like the All Blacks were threatening the Tongan rugby team while doing the Haka.


Israel Dagg Defended the Tongan player with a Dynamic hand to the face while he was trying to reach the try line.



Friday, September 9, 2011

My way of supporting the All Blacks

This is my piece of art showing that I am representing the legendary All Blacks. I hope they do very well in the Rugby World Cup. Tonight they face Tonga. I like both teams and hope they both do great. GO THE ALL BLACKS!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Silly spots day.



It was last week Friday when Room 19 too room 22 had a silly sports day. Their was four types of events taking place. Their was Mrs Lagitupu who was holding the Ball Tiggy. Their was Miss- Tito who was holding the Slingshot targets. Also their was Mr Harris who was holding the Steady walking event. Last but no least their was Mrs Nua who held the wet sponge and bucket game.

First off we had our wonderful teacher Mrs Lagitupu. We we're playing ball tiggy. But it wasn't the ball tiggy we're you ran everywhere and throw it at your opponent. This Ball Tiggy game was different too the Ball Tiggy that you we're thinking. In this Ball Tiggy you have too have 2 teams. 1 team has too try not get tagged from the ball in the boundry. And the other has to pass the ball too each of thier team mates and tag the other team with the ball with out any throwing.

So the game had started. I was ttreing to avoid getting tagged. I was doing well untill the other team member had tripped me up. I was really annoyed but not for long. It was our turn too tag the other team. The whistle had been blow giving us a signal too start. So on I had got about three people out. Out of 8. That was a really cool game to play.

My favourie Silly sport of that day was Miss Tito with the Slingshots Taget game. The reason I really enjoyed that game was because I found it quite interesting to play. It was my turn up to give it a go. I was thinking that wouldn’t do well but as i let go of the sling shot i just managed to just get it next to the hoop. All i could hear in the background was OHHHHHHHHHHH!. I didn’t know they did that but I did very well.

It was a heap of fun that day and hope too do those events every week.

Friday, August 19, 2011

2011 Cross Country.

On Wednesday the 10th of August the intermediate block of Pt England school competed in a Cross Country event. I wasn’t prepared for Cross Country as I didn’t have any practice. I was very annoyed when we got told there was country before the actual day.

The day had come for the Cross Country event. I was hoping I would do well. The first race was the yr 7 girls. They all lined up hoping they would take the lead. Clap! The girls were off. They all took off like a stampede of bulls. Some tried to keep their paste but some we’re just off like a missile.

As the races past it was the yr 8 boys turn. I had Butterflies as I was approaching the start line. On your marks get set go BANG!! goes the two pieces of wood colliding together to make a big clap. We all jogged off like if there was no such thing as time.


I was half way through the track I decided to keep my pase and not waste my energy. I had past alot of people. As i was running up the muddy stairs accidently face planted into the dirt. Luckly no one was around to see me trip up in a instant.

The finish line was slowly approaching. I couldn’t wait to past the line as i was suffering from a painful stich. “ Finally “ i said to my self I had just finished the race. The placeing i got was 8th.

I had a wonderful race and I am now looking forward to the inter zones.r

2011 Cross Country.

On Wednesday the 10th of August the intermediate block of Pt England school competed in a Cross Country event. I wasn’t prepared for Cross Country as I didn’t have any practice. I was very annoyed when we got told there was country before the actual day.

The day had come for the Cross Country event. I was hoping I would do well. The first race was the yr 7 girls. They all lined up hoping they would take the lead. Clap! The girls were off. They all took off like a stampede of bulls. Some tried to keep their paste but some we’re just off like a missile.

As the races past it was the yr 8 boys turn. I had Butterflies as I was approaching the start line. On your marks get set go BANG!! goes the two pieces of wood colliding together to make a big clap. We all jogged off like if there was no such thing as time.


I was half way through the track I decided to keep my pase and not waste my energy. I had past alot of people. As i was running up the muddy stairs accidently face planted into the dirt. Luckly no one was around to see me trip up in a instant.

The finish line was slowly approaching. I couldn’t wait to past the line as i was suffering from a painful stich. “ Finally “ i said to my self I had just finished the race. The placeing i got was 8th.

I had a wonderful race and I am now looking forward to the inter zones.r

2011 Cross Country.

On Wednesday the 10th of August the intermediate block of Pt England school competed in a Cross Country event. I wasn’t prepared for Cross Country as I didn’t have any practice. I was very annoyed when we got told there was country before the actual day.

The day had come for the Cross Country event. I was hoping I would do well. The first race was the yr 7 girls. They all lined up hoping they would take the lead. Clap! The girls were off. They all took off like a stampede of bulls. Some tried to keep their paste but some we’re just off like a missile.

As the races past it was the yr 8 boys turn. I had Butterflies as I was approaching the start line. On your marks get set go BANG!! goes the two pieces of wood colliding together to make a big clap. We all jogged off like if there was no such thing as time.


I was half way through the track I decided to keep my pase and not waste my energy. I had past alot of people. As i was running up the muddy stairs accidently face planted into the dirt. Luckly no one was around to see me trip up in a instant.

The finish line was slowly approaching. I couldn’t wait to past the line as i was suffering from a painful stich. “ Finally “ i said to my self I had just finished the race. The placeing i got was 8th.

I had a wonderful race and I am now looking forward to the inter zones.r

2011 Cross Country.

On Wednesday the 10th of August the intermediate block of Pt England school competed in a Cross Country event. I wasn’t prepared for Cross Country as I didn’t have any practice. I was very annoyed when we got told there was country before the actual day.

The day had come for the Cross Country event. I was hoping I would do well. The first race was the yr 7 girls. They all lined up hoping they would take the lead. Clap! The girls were off. They all took off like a stampede of bulls. Some tried to keep their paste but some we’re just off like a missile.

As the races past it was the yr 8 boys turn. I had Butterflies as I was approaching the start line. On your marks get set go BANG!! goes the two pieces of wood colliding together to make a big clap. We all jogged off like if there was no such thing as time.


I was half way through the track I decided to keep my pase and not waste my energy. I had past alot of people. As i was running up the muddy stairs accidently face planted into the dirt. Luckly no one was around to see me trip up in a instant.

The finish line was slowly approaching. I couldn’t wait to past the line as i was suffering from a painful stich. “ Finally “ i said to my self I had just finished the race. The placeing i got was 8th.

I had a wonderful race and I am now looking forward to the inter zones.r

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett Former All Black born ( 21 September 1978 ) He is a professional rugby player. With an outstanding 49 tries in 62 tests, Howlett is currently the 5th highest try scorer in rugby. He was born in Auckland New Zealand. Age 32.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Life Caravan

Last week on Thursday our class room 21 had been to the Life Education Caravan. Since we are year 8 and 7’s Lynne our life educator talked about the serious fact of puberty. I thought it was wrong to talk about puberty but Lyn said it was normal.

Lyn talked about illegal and legal drugs. I had thought about what types of legal drugs there are. There were times when Lyn asked us a question. I didn’t really put my hand up for anything. After all the questions and answers Lyn started talking about puberty, She said there was 7 steps on a ladder. I didn’t really get why she was talking about 7 steps on the ladder but I just agreed with what other people said.

That time we went to the Life Education caravan we didn’t get too see Harold. After a while we had a little bit of a stretch. It was 15 minutes until we had to leave the Life Education Caravan. In that period of 15 minutes Lyn had put on a movie called ‘From The Shadows’. The movie was based on a true story.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Designing a sign.

*Paper
*cardboard
*pen,crayon,pencil
*laminator
*
*

PMI


You need to come up with at least 2 different possible sign designs and complete a PMI for each. This should include some feedback from an adult or a peer around the school who would represent the stakeholders.

Sign 1 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)














Plus:Minus:Interesting:






Sign 2 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)
















Plus:Minus:Interesting:







My final design is:











I chose this design because:



Evaluation:

* Does your sign meet all the specifications and requirements of the brief? If so, how?

* What is the purpose of your sign? Do you think your sign will help eliminate a problem in the school or street? If so, how?

* What did you do well?

* What difficulties did you come across while making your sign?

* What can you do next time to improve your project?




Designing a sign.

Ideal location (in the right area)

Street

sign must be displayed in the street




Brief Development: 1st Brief

Conceptual Statement:
(What is the concept or idea behind your design brief? e.g “To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of...”)

“To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of litter in the street.



Specifications:
(The measurable must haves ie. the things that are important to designing an effective sign e.g. sign must be easy to read etc...)

1.Big writing
2.Contrast colours
3.Creativity
4. It should be in the right place
5. clear message
6.
7.
8.


Constraints:
(Musts that are beyond my control e.g. Must be completed by the end of the term)

1. must be completed by week 7
2. must have a message to stop rubbish
3. must work with my partner - collaborate
4.
5.

Resources:
(things I need to make the sign)

Designing a sign.


Planning Log

Keep a record of both what you intend to do and what you did over the course of the next 3 weeks as we work through the Technology Process.


Week 5Week 6Week 7
What I plan to dobrainstorming

surveydesigning signs, planning log
Materials I will need
People/Sources I need to consult for more information.
What did you find difficult and why?
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.




STAKEHOLDERS

The Stakeholders are the people who have an effect on the production of your product

The Primary Stakeholder is your client ie. the person or community of people that your sign is going to be created for. eg. ….

Wider Community Stakeholders:Key Stakeholders:Primary Stakeholder:

Visitors


teachers
students


me
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ATTRIBUTES: These describe the physical (what it is like) and functional (what it will do) characteristics of a product. These characteristics are key or essential for the successful function of a product and should be re- evaluated at each stage of the design process.

With your sign in mind, complete the following attributes table:

Attribute

Method of Measurement

Specification

eg. Eye catching

sign will appeal (be noticed) by stakeholders

Sign must be clear, stand out and be creative

Size

medium

sign must be large enough to stand out

Colour

Bright colours

sign must have brown, white, black colours

Create awareness (e.g. clear message)

no littering

message has to be clear

Durable/ Weather resistant

Alamanate

sign must be laminated