Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Problems pollution can cause:

  • The icebergs in Antarctica are melting
  • Animals are getting caught in rubbish.
  • Animals are dying
  • The rubbish that goes into the drains leads to the sea
  • The decrease in the air quality can cause Asthma or lung cancer
  • The rubbish in the streams / rivers makes not wanna swim in them
  • Water is rising above Islands

Those are some of the problems pollution is causing

A little inspiration to help stop pollution:

It is essential that we do not litter, that we pick up as many rubbish as possible and throw it in the bin, because a piece of rubbish actually affects the Earth a lot more than you think. It’s not too late to stop pollution. By helping, simply all you have to do is pick up a piece of rubbish when you see one and throw it in the right bin. That is not a hard action to do.

Think of all the animals that have died or got trapped in rubbish, all the people it has affected - with lung cancer and asthma. It really does have a huge affect on Earth and people / animals. We only have one Earth, and it’s up to us to keep it clean.. for ourselves, our families, friends and for the next generation.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki

What I understand so far - People / families in places like Latin America, Ghana, India and many more other countries, don’t have fresh water to drink. They have to walk 3 hours just to get some water, and the water isn’t even fresh. The water that they collect is full of bacteria that can cause them to have diarrhea, illness, diseases and can also lead to death. I also learnt that every 19 seconds, a mother loses their baby because of the bacteria in the water that they drink.

Our class, room 7 first walked around the senior block to check the drains, because the rubbish that go into the drain, lead into the sea. We took pictures first, and then we picked them up and put it into the bin we carried around. We also checked the junior block and collected the rubbish. After that, we made a circle under a tree and shared what we noticed while walking.

What we noticed:

  • There were mostly crinkly packets, especially chip packets.
  • There were a lot of rubbish.
  • There are more rubbish outside, than in our bins.
  • There are so many leaves and rubbish in our drains that it's now completely dry.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Moana Presentation

I have been learning how to code using Hour of code. The skills that I have learnt include using the Move Forward block, Repeat and the Fish block in the code game Moana.

I have shared my Moana presentation in my ePortfolio, to visually showcase my work.

I have also shared my Moana presentation in the Year 8 Class Community, as a rewindable learning resource for others.

Technology ePortfolio

In Technology we will be trialling the use of ePortfolios. The ePortfolios will be used to visually showcase the work that we do in Technology. We will use our ePortfolios in each Technology subject. We will use our blogs to reflect on our learning. We will also use the Year 8 digitech blog to collaborate on different learning activities.These are the different ways in which we will share what we learn.


Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Today in room 9 while the class of mine, room 7 and others were away at a tournament  representing Glenbrae School in the Tamaki Cluster for softball. Linda and I were left in room 9 for the day and in room 9 we worked and cooperated together to finish our work off. We finished our work before lunch time so we decided to do some artwork.

For our artwork we sketched different types of things, we sketched eyebrows, eyes and portraits that were sharp looking and for some we added a few tears in as it would look a lot better not in reality but sketching, it looked good. It also added a dramatic look to it. Anyways we drew this art and it turned out amazing. We both loved it.

At first it was boring until Linda really got me motivated, I really appreciate her a lot for helping me through boredom. Thank You Linda!

Before the day ended we finished a lot of artwork as in finished drawing eyebrows, eyes and portraits, today was alright but my favourite part of today was getting to know a bit more about Linda and what she loves to draw. I really learnt off her today.

Not just that but we both had great fun and awesome enthusiastic energy throughout the entire day.  

P.S Artwork picture on her blog. Linda's Blog

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Why the treaty of Waitangi was needed..

Why the treaty of Waitangi was needed (from both perspectives)

Maori POV
Maori needed the treaty because the British wanted to take the Maori land and create peace between both Maori and British. (But more importantly the British wanted to claim New Zealand before America, France etc.. did because they were greedy and wanted more land for their people and have as many countries as they can in the commonwealth.)

British POV
The British needed the treaty so they were eligible to build on and claim the land owned by the Maori without a war starting, so it would be a “peaceful” process.