Tag: Term 4

Tech/Hard Materials – Last Session

Last week the year eights had their last tech rotation. My last rotation was hard materials. I really enjoyed the session and the product we were making. We were making a pendant or brooch. I chose turtle shape brooch. The process was quite tricky but I had to trust it. It looks very good and I’m proud of it. Thanks to my teacher Mr Grundy! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Extension – T4 Project

This term for extension (our last term and year) we are doing a fun project. This project is based on escape rooms, literally. Our teachers had a recent experience of this so this is what our project is based on. We chose horror as our genre. Our escape room is about the movie ‘Smile’. We are almost done which is pretty exciting. We are cutting out keys and making padlocks. I am working for Angelica, Aye, and Kiarah. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog

Compliments Project

Last week my class chose to do Aaron and I to do the compliments project on. I was very happy and excited to do this.

Whoever we are writing about, that person has to face the front and not look at the whiteboard. Everyone has to have a go writing a kind compliment about that certain person. When everyone finishes the, certain person can turn around and look.

I was so nervous but excited when I was sitting down. Everyone was smiling and giving me compliments. I felt as if I was on top of the world. Aaron and I turned around and looked at each of our boards. The compliments were so positive and were very accurate. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2022

On Tuesday we had our 15th annual Manaiakalani Film Festival. Teachers and young people from eleven of the Manaiakalani schools created all movies. Pt England (intermediate) left in the morning. We watched all the films created my PES. The presenters were fantastic! The image below shows the 3 top movies that were my favourite. 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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(Photos coming soon)

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.

(Photo Attribution: https://www.countryliving.com/life/g32106800/sunset-quotes/ )

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.