Category: Ako | Learn

Writing – My Inspiration

This week for writing we had to write two paragraphs about one person who inspires us. I chose President Russell M Nelson. He is an inspiration for me. I hope you enjoy this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

A man of faith and happiness, Russell M Nelson. Prophet Russell M Nelson serves as the 17th prophet of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. President Nelson is a retired surgeon, he attended Medical School, Utah and Minnesota University, and Ensign School.  He was born on the 9th of September 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He and his wife Wendy Watson Nelson both have 10 children. 

Prophet Nelson is one of my inspirations. I look up to this wonderful man who truly speaks the truth and shares his knowledge. He receives revelation from our father in heaven.  He is a great leader and leads our church both physically and spiritually. When he became a member of the quorum of the 12 apostles, he visited 133 nations. One of the many amazing miracles he performed was open-heart surgery on President Spencer W Kimball (12th prophet) and developed the heart lung machine which saved hundreds of people and developed the heart lung machine which save hundreds of people.


Maths – Statistical Investigation (completed)

Last week Friday my group and I finished our statistical investigation. They basically finished the conclusion. This whole investigation was based on hours of sleep. Our two variables that we chose were hours of sleep and our well being.  This was very fun and interesting to learn about. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Future Aspirations

This morning, the year seven and eights had a talk from ex Pt England Students. They all have great careers and come to talk about what they do and to inspire us.

They shared good stories and what things really inspired them. They also shared thinking coaches that I will probably remember forever. My favourite thinking coaches was ‘Do what brings you joy’ and ‘Don’t let yourself become your own barrier’. Some of us really need to choose wisely about what they wish their career to be and make sure that it makes you very joyful. The only one that is stopping you is yourself so don’t pull yourself back and be around others who support you.

I’ve been so inspired and grateful for this session. We had a Q&A which answered many of our questions.

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KPMG Trip! (2)

Today some of the extension students and other students from Pt England got to have another trip to KPMG. Our wishes came true, we wished to come back and visit. This trip was based on the topic for this term (Term 4 Mana Tu, Mitey You).

The helpers introduced themselves and then we had our delicious morning tea. When we finished eating we went on a tour of the building. My group consisted of Kahzyilou, Paula, Nora, and myself and our helpers were Luke and Anyah. The building has 5 massive floors with heaps of people doing work, etc.

When we came back we had a mental health lesson with Amber. It was such a good lesson that really helped me and others on how we feel or when we need help. Soon we wrote letters to someone but I really enjoyed this certain card making session then all my other ones. I wrote my one to my sister Catherine. Lunch was up next which we were all truly excited for.

After lunch we learnt Tai Chi was very interesting and entertaining to do. Finally we got a lolly pop each and gave one to someone in the building as a act of kindness. I gave mine to one of the guys we met on our last trip and one to the bus driver. I felt very happy and joy came across me.

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Mitey – Characteristics

This whole week we have been doing Mitey. Mitey is a home class activity we do which is based on something important like ourselves, culture, friends, etc. This Mitey lesson was based on a book called ‘Mophead’. For this activity we had to choose one feature about ourselves and write a metaphor/simile about it. I chose my freckles. I really enjoyed this lesson. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

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Maths – Statistical Investigation (problem/plan)

For the last two days, for maths we have been learning about statistical investigations. We learnt it in term 1 and now we are learning this again. We learnt about the cycle PPDAC. The part we learnt was PP/problem&plan. We are learning about the hours of sleep and comparing it well-being. I worked with Kiarah, Angelica, and Honey. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Hamilton Temple – Rededication

Yesterday Sunday (16.10.2022) there was a rededication for Hamilton New Zealand Temple. It was first built and was originally dedicated by David O Mckay (served as the 9th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) in 20 April 1958, closed in July 2018 for renovation, and we had the open house through out August and September.

My family and I attended the 9am session. We heard a few talks from our general church leaders and then one from the quorum of the 12 apostles Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf who rededicated the temple. I enjoyed all the talks and the whole session. This was a first experience for me and I am truly grateful I got to witness it.

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(open house with our ward)

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Netball Prize Giving 2022

Last week Thursday, PES had our first netball prize giving in two years. This was my sister and I, first netball prize giving. We first had an afternoon tea that I really enjoyed. next some netball teams were called up to get their awards and share their team cheer. My sister’s team went up (year 4 Gems). She got MVP and I was proud of her. Soon my team was called up, second to last (year 8 Warriors). I got MVP fro my team. I was very grateful and proud of myself. All netballers got goodies bags. Thank you to all the coaches, managers, and family for coming out to help and support. I had a great season! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.