Thursday, November 13, 2014


         Seriously. When people say camping, I think of, cranky mid-aged people waking up in the early hours, with a sprained back from a uncomfortable mattress that they slept on. But clearly that wasn't up to scratch. I never did expect to see, better yet, ride a flying fox at my year 8 camp. Also having cabins to sleep in, instead of tents, wasn't exactly ideal, although, I am very grateful for the decision.

         Without any of your help in camp, team 5 year 8’s, wouldn't have had their fun in that week.

So, on behalf of the year 8 students, I would like to say thank you Mrs Nua for giving us time, to talk with our friends, to grow close with each other, and gain back our childhood characters we once were, before we slightly grew up and became the young teenagers we are now. It was nice to chill, relax, and have a week of fun, before our time at Ptengland is up for us.         

So once again I’d like to say thank you Mrs Nua, we will try and strive for success and make our Ptengland family proud. Yours sincerely, ..
Team 5 year 8’s

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


relax his students and

Colors are special. Due to their colorful, warm
and vibrant appearances, colors are that typical
something our following beings can’t live without.
All around the world, you will see that colors and
a lot more useful. Weather it be for Clothes,
Buildings, Cars, people even have colors
in their own hair. So, speaking of colors ...

You will notice that blue, red, and yellow, are recognized as the
primary colors. Just to answer your question,
they are a group of colors, which can be obtained by mixing. Which brings us to secondary colors, green, orange, and purple. The aftermath of mixing at least two primary colors together.

Tertiary colors are what most of the human race are most fond of using. A tertiary color or Quaternary color,  is a color made by mixing either one primary color with one or two secondary colors together. Red, violet, blue, green, yellow, and orange, are the names of thee tertiary colors.

Talented artist, use these colors to perform a landscape or portrait framed, piece of art.
Most of the time, these pieces of art are most likely an expression of the artist, shown on a white canvas. Where as some times, the white canvas shows flickers of paint, or maybe even splashes of paint. Like the great artist, Jackson Pollock.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Game On!

Instead of the late morning sleep in’s, we were up early and perky, in the school hall. Ready to learn and everything. Why?, because. Today is the day my class and I, are back for our first day. Of coarse, we had to have an Immersion Assembly. In case you hadn’t notice, but, my school has a Immersion Assembly each term, to kick off with the new, and exciting themes.

This term off coarse we had to learn all about fitness, seeing as my schools theme for this term is, ‘Game on’. I guess it’s based off the event the queen is holding, (The Glasgow Commonwealth Games). It’s for thee fifty-four countries who recognized the queen, like New Zealand, The Bahamas, and Canada, are able to compete in this years event.

So, having that in mind, it kind of looks like Team 5 and I are doing a lot of running this term. Just like the other day. All year 7 & 8 students had to run towards the end of thee Pt England Reserve, and run right back to the entrance of our school grounds. Just thinking about it makes me puffed out, like I was that day.

Which makes me think, Is this term going to be fun at all? I mean, don’t get me wrong I love what are topic is, it’s just. Running, sprinting, and jogging for fitness, yeah totally not my thing. Only time you see me running, is when I play sports. I can’t just run for no reason, it has to be fun, and enjoyable. But. Who knows, I might just enjoy this term.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A message from a wise and beautiful woman

Today is the day my class and I, had our very first future Aspiration talk, about our jobs in the future. I think I have a fair idea of where I’ll be. Hopefully, in the next 10 or even 20 years, I’ll be a famous architecture, or better yet, a family lawyer with my sister. Still.  No one knows about what the future will hold.  So, I guess I have to a least try and achieve the necessary.

Just in case you are confused about what is need to be done. Here is just a few words of what a wise and beautiful lady said to me. “Laita, if you want a job, then make it something that is worth living for. Be happy, and not just share the love with your family, but with everyone around you.”

I guess that’s why I want to become 
an architect, no only because of my own satisfactory, but because I’m going to be changing lives. And also making dreams. Or when I become a lawyer, I will be a helping hand to my client. But..

Has anyone ever heard of the saying living to work? Has anyone ever done that saying. Well, if your are then stop, because I personally think that is how most of human race, is dieing at such a young age. Due to stressful nights of thinking about how are they going to be feeding our children, or how are you going to pay for rent, etc, etc.

We should be able to turn that saying around. So, instead of living to work,  make it,  you are working to live. Everyone has their loved ones to look after, and if you make a couple of good choices, then we should be able to enjoy life. That people is what needs to be done. Be happy with my job and enjoy my life while living.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Understanding of sound

Sound comes from vibrations. These vibrations create sound waves which move through mediums such as air and water before reaching our ears.  Our ears vibrate in a similar way to the original source of the vibration, allowing us to hear many different sounds.

Dogs can hear sound at a higher frequency than humans, allowing them to hear noises that we can’t. Sound is used by many animals to detect danger, warning them of possible attacks before they happen.

The speed of sound is around 767 miles per hour (1,230 kilo-metres per hour). The sound of thunder is produced by rapidly heated air surrounding lightning which expands faster than the speed of sound. The loud noise you create by cracking a whip occurs because the tip is moving so fast it breaks the speed of sound!

And also speaking of sound, what about music. Music can be hard to define, but it is often described as a pleasing or meaningful arrangement of sounds.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Anzac day

Outside where the little poppy's flourish, were the Australia and New Zealand fighting soldiers. Exactly two weeks, and four days ago. The people of the long white cloud, spent one day to pay their respects and grateful thoughts, to the men and woman who fought for their country. Every single once in a while, on all sorts of special days, we rise together as family. But on that particular day, we all call it Anzac day, (April the 25th).

It's admirable and respectful fact that, many of the men and woman had lived to see their grandchildren rise, from birth to at least 18 years old. Others had fallen form being shot violently, and had landed on a poppy. I salute thee for being brave enough and taking the pain away from many who could have suffered, and in hopeful thought may they see the light of gods kingdom, to be freed from all the pain. Amen

Meaning that I am grateful for what they have done for me, and my future. They have blessed so many lives, so, I guess that's why our soldiers get one day to be admired. God bless, and rest their beautiful fighting souls.

Key Competencies For This Term

As you can tell, by what the title says, I'm going to be reflecting of my first term at school, and comparing that to what I have set forward for myself this second term. And also by reflecting I mean Key Competencies. So, I think I should probably start with self management.

Self management has never been easy, of course, but I guess it was because of the people I was peered with. Like sometimes, I would work while my team would play around, but hopefully it won’t be like that this term. That’s just group wise, but by myself I would say I'm okay. Not entirely perfect, but average, it’s probably something I should work on.

Relating to others. I am a people person, so, it’s easy to be myself and also be respectful to my peers. I treat each and every single one of my team mates with kindness and care. So I don’t think I would have a problem with that.

Thinking, as in problem solving. How I address problems, I always try and look at it critically. Weather it’s maths, writing, or even questions for reading, but mostly maths. Of course writing and reading are great, but maths has always pushed me to do better, and think harder. Meaning I go threw all sorts of zones and moods when it comes to my favourite subject, but surely I would have to work on the other two subjects and also have the same motivation, like the ones I have for maths.

Contributing and participating. All in all, I think I contribute and participate quiet equally, and I also share my ideas, with my peers. I wouldn't sit out of the group, and be lazy, not unless I feel unwelcome by them. Having that in mind, I think that it is because I don't open up o new people. So, I guess that is what I'll Have to work on. Besides that, I have to say I do a good job.

If you can highlight, and see what I have to work on then please list down below or write a comment if you may...

Friday, May 9, 2014

I like to move it, move it.

Immersion assembly is no ordinary assembly for the students, it's exciting and also has a fun purpose to it. Unlike any other boring assembly, this one actually captures the eyes of my classmates and I, and trust me it's a hard job to capture our attention. Being a senior and all.

Anyway. Immersion assembly also holds important information, which so happens to be telling us-(School),  what the theme for the term is. At first it can be exciting, until the teachers go into details. So, having that in mind means that I was frilled, but, yet again I got bored...but just in case you might what to know what my schools theme is... here it is.

I like to move it, move it.
I like to move it, move it.
you like to...MOVE IT!

Having that annoying, yet catchy, song in my head, it really does describe what the theme is, Sound. This term my class, along with the rest of team 5, is studying what seem like it, have sound can reflect off of walls and towards the person you're speaking to, which people would call vibration. Of course also having that in mind, means we are going to be learning about long, nerdy, words, which only brainy people would say...

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Class Assignment

The assignment that my teacher, Ms Paget, had set for us, was to create a mixed-media collage only using these tools. Pastel, crayon, felts, pictures from magazines, and most of all, it had to have a designed frame -(Landscape) . But through using those materials, it had to show what you thought the word empathy meant.

Placing the tools on her table, we were on our way to creativity. First of all, we researched for our pictures, the afternoon before. Leaving us to be well prepared for when this moment came.

At first, I thought to myself it would be hard. Considering the fact that I don’t have a great understanding of what the word meant. That was until the deadline had come, and I found myself with a finished, and completed, design.

That design that I drew had pictures, drawings, and many more other stuff on it as well. But. I think out all the pictures on there, there was just the one, in fact, the only,  that stood out the most. It was the pair of shoes. Of cause there was a meaning behind each of every single photo. Still I think the pair of shoes had truly shown the meaning of empathy.

It represented, putting yourself in another persons shoes. Not literally. Meaning, don’t actually put yourself in some one else's shoes and run away. Having and showing empathy is connecting,  and felling what the other person must be going threw. In other words, putting yourself in their situation will bring you closer to the person. You can feel what they’re feeling, and most of all you can help them. Empathy is also not fell sorry for them, the would be sympathy.

So...I guess in the end, I did have a understanding. I know for sure that it’s not quite the best way to put the meaning of the word empathy, but, it’s all I had in mind when I made my poster.

(Sorry my pictures that I glued on, they sort of al fell off. Hope you enjoy it otherwise?)

Monday, March 17, 2014

This weeks maths

This week I have been learning about fractions, and to be honest, they're actually easy.

Here is a site that could help you with your fractions and also percentages. It helped me. So maybe it will help you.

I hope you enjoy the site =D...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Waitangi time-line

This week I've been learning about the Treaty Of Waitangi. And also the time-line
that goes along with it. Right now I can go on, and on about what I've learnt but
I figured you can do that by yourself.

            THAT I HAVE....

Hope you love reading.

What I've learnt this week in maths

Hello dear..
These last 2 days has been hard because I had a few problems trying to
find better ways to show and learn faster strategies I am confident
on using. So just sitting and singing at my desk I managed to resolve
my problem and work faster and happier. Therefore, here is what I've learnt in
maths this week. I hope you understand what I'm on about...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Partnership Movie

Swaggers Partnership Movie from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

As you already know, Waitangi Day just went by, and my class and I,
are learning to use the 3p's in our class. Using the 3p's in my class could
improve the year. If you don't know what I'm on about then just sit back,
relax, and enjoy a movie my friends and I have made.. ( We hope you all enjoy =D)


This week, my class and I  have been learning about Summarising the main details. Right above this writing is hight-lighted sentences which might be the right details. Read the story and think... Have I got the right ones???

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Digital Leaning Objection (D.L.O)

This is a presentation to explain what I have learnt..
I hope you understand. =)