Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Duffy Assembly with Niva Retimanu

Today, Monday 18 September, 2017,  a woman named Niva Retimanu came to our school, Glenbrae, as our Duffy role model to talk to us about her job and how important reading is. Niva works in the radio industry at NewstalkZB and has been since she was 18 years old, she has been in the radio industry for about 30 years now. She is from a Samoan heritage but was raised in Invercargill.

Niva talked to us about her job in the radio industry and how reading was very important to have her kind of job. She said so herself that she wasn’t the best at reading, but she spent quite some time in the library, so her reading skills progressed.

During the Duffy assembly, Niva read us a book called “Kiss, kiss, yuck, yuck”. It was about an Aunt who always kissed her nephew on the cheek every time she visited him, and he would try to hide from her in different places such as under the bed, etc..

Whilst she read the book out loud, Niva told us to yell out “yuck! yuck!” every time the Aunt kissed her nephew on the cheek. After that, we sang the Duffy song and Niva joined in as well.

Thank you Niva, you are an inspiration to many people.

Niva Retimanu

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Grease Performance by AGGS

Yesterday the students from room 8, 7 and half of room 10 were very lucky to be able to have witnessed such an amazing remake of the play named Grease, performed by Auckland Girls Grammar School and students from St Paul’s College. Miss Elia’s niece had kindly invited us to watch their remake of Grease.

We travelled by bus to AGGS, on our way there, we practised singing the songs we were going to sing on camp. A few other school’s were there like Pt England School. After we walked in, we were seated on the mat and waited for other schools to enter the auditorium.

My favourite part was when they all came out and the youngest actor was performing. They all came out in groups and froze in their poses, and when they finally all came out, it looked really neat. I also thought the youngest boy was really good at singing and dancing in the beginning. I really liked and enjoyed the show, they were all such good actors, singers and dancers. Such talented people!

We really appreciate the all time they took to learn this whole play!.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Science Intensive with Mr Nath

Today in Room 10 with Mr Nath, we learned about fire. I worked with my friend, Whitney, together we shared a presentation. On the first slide of the presentation we had to list words that describe fire, fire hazards and what can save you during a fire.

On the second slide we had to read a website about fire, then answer the questions that were on the presentation. From the website, I learned that fire is a chemical reaction and what the 5 stages of a fire are.

After morning tea, Whitney and I had to work together on the third slide to make a rap. We watched a video of a rap on YouTube called 'Fire Safety Rap!' for some ideas. We just had to write our own lyrics for it.

Finally, on our last slide, we had to make posters of a fire safety routine. To make our posters, we used Google Drawings.

Here's a screenshot of my half finished poster:

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Science intensive with Miss Stone

Today my class and I were in Room 8 with Miss Stone for science intensive. In room 8 we learnt about the 3 states of matter. The 3 states of matter are solid, gas and liquid. We also did an experiment with melted chocolate to see how it turned from liquid to solid. We used a piping bag to make any shape we wanted with the chocolate, on a baking paper. We waited a few minutes until it cooled down, then we shared it and ate it.

We decided to make a hashtag (#).

We added more layers to make it thicker
after this photo was taken.

Friday, 19 May 2017

My Maze Game relating to Sustainability

In the context of Sustainability I have designed and produced a Maze Game for 10-12 year olds to be used to a problem that relates to families in the Tamaki Community is family violence, because it makes people feel hurt and scared.

My game works because the sprite (character) is able to navigate through the maze to the love heart at the end.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Glenbrae Kids Visit

Yesterday my class and I walked to Glenbrae Kids, which is a kindergarten named after our School. It was only like a 2-3 minute walk. When we got there, we sat down somewhere and sang a Maori greeting song called "Toro Mai to Ranga" to them. Then we had to choose a little buddy to play with, look after and get to know each other.

I chose a little girl named Madison. She had blonde hair and such beautiful eyes. She was so cute and she liked talking to me about the Elsa and Anna dolls. We played with them for a bit, then we took a little trip outside to play on their playground. I also took Madison for a ride on a bike.

I had so much fun playing with Madison and the other kids there. I hope we go back real soon.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Kiwi Sport - Tennis

This morning was our last day of tennis with our coach, Campbell. I didn't play, but it was still pretty fun to watch them play. It was really funny too. 

One of our students had a 10 shot relay, so that was pretty impressive to us and Campbell. Hopefully Campbell comes to teach us again in the future this year, because I like how passionate he is about tennis, he loves to teach us new skills and he also loves to tell us stories about tennis, especially about Serena Williams ha-ha. 

Again I had fun throughout the whole tennis sessions this term, and grateful we got Campbell to teach us.