Thursday, December 13, 2012

2012

2012. One of my best years at Pt England school, and also my last.
At the start of the year, I was placed in Room 20. In the beginning I actually thought this year wouldn't turn out as I planned, but it turned put even better. I made some new friends, learnt new things. The achievement I am most proud of this year is becoming a Prefect, I got to put my leadership skills to the test.

This year has it's ups and downs the negative side has to be, leaving Pt England school. I will miss this Primary. The thing I wasn't proud of this year was getting work uncompleted and talking which I have learnt to control.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Orientation Day

On Thursday it was our orientation day at Tamaki College.  So all the Yr 8's attended three classes, the subjects were Science, Music and English. Below I wrote about the time I spent in Music. 

Our 2nd rotation, Music. “What is your team called?”, asked Mr Telefoni(Music Teacher) I hesitated and said “Ummm...BOB!”. My team members, Sylvia and Selena laughed hysterically. The other team names were, ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘ 4 Main Men’. We were all competing in a quiz Mr Telefoni had prepared for us.

“What is the 2nd most viewed video on YouTube, in the world?”, asked Mr T.  Selena’s hand quickly sprang up,
“Justin Bieber - Baby! “,
“You are correct, one point for BOB, next question, Which musician died of Cancer to his toes?”
“ Bob Marley”, answered Naomi (team member of ‘Mary Poppins’)

“You are Correct! Now for the next challenge you have to write a rap or a song about school and perform it to the class”, said Mr T. All three of us thought long and hard for about 2 minutes, until the idea popped in to Selena’s head. Selena said, “ I have an idea, it goes...”.

“It’s time to move on, to your 3rd rotation”, said Mr Telefoni, having to move on to our 3rd rotation, we didn’t have time to perform our rap to the class. Apart from that I had a FANTASTIC experience in Music.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Toy Creation

In Extension we were set on a task. This was to receive an object from Mrs Tele'a and make it into a toy, somehow. The object I received was a calculator. So I thought long and hard until the idea popped in to my head. Below are my results.




If your ever get bored in class then my toy is just for you! It LOOKS like a calculator, but it secretly turns into a gameboy. There's no need for batteries since the whole thing is Solar powered. This toy is for ages 9 - 15.  

Instructions: 
Simply touch the 'ON' button to activate the device.

To switch to the gameboy, press 'MRC'. The screen automatically goes wide.

To switch back to the calculator, press the '+' button.

To go left press 1, to go right press 3, to go down press 2 and to go up press 5.

The aim of the game is to collect as many diamonds as you can, to save the world from destruction. BUT its not that easy, there's ninja's that will attack at any point.  You must fight until the end, and collect ALL 14 diamonds. 1 LUCKY player must do all of this. 





Spoken Word Poem

Where I am from I see food being made with fresh ingredients bought from the market
Where I am from I hear the wind howl in between the trees
Where I am from I taste Mango freshly picked from a tree
Where I am from I feel the cool air in between my hair

Monday, November 19, 2012

Toy Research

In Extension we were assigned to research a toy and find out the following.

Name of Toy : Razor Scooter
Year : 1999/became popular in 2000
Manufactured: JD Corporation
Origins: Shanghai, Taiwan
Invented: MMS (Micro Mobility Systems)
Inventor: Gino Tsai
Cost: $90 - $130(NZ) $140 - $250(Pro Model)
Audience: 10 - Teens
Bigger: Make the deck bigger.
Add: Breaks, to make it easier to stop.
Replace: The wheels, with bigger wheels.


Facts:
1. The Razor Scooter took 5 years to design
2. There are many models of the Razor Scooter (e.g. Pro/Ultra Model, First/Second Generation models)
3. The Razor Scooter has changed in many ways, for example there is now an Electric Razor Scooter


Friday, November 16, 2012

The Farm House (Narrative)

As Leslie walked cautiously through the grassy path, a ray of sun pierced through the clouds. Trying to avoid the murky puddles, she smiled with relief as she could no longer feel droplets falling on her. Sweat dripped down Leslie’s tan face, as she walked continuously for hours.

She’d always fought and argued with her stepmother, but this time it was personal. So she fled. Just as Leslie was looking for shelter, the sky turned dim and gloomy. Walking towards a figure in the distance was salvation. As she reached the farm barn, the door creaked open slowly as she made her way in.

Opposite her was a, stack of hay. Well its all there was, so she slept on the stack of hay overnight. Waking up early in the morning, Leslie continued her journey for salvation. On her journey she had to face daring, treacherous pathways. She also encountered with a rattle snake.

Leslie had always feared snakes and so the day had to face her fears...or run. She ran for her life and out of nowhere, a helicopter came to her rescue. “HELP! HELP!” Leslie yelled jumping up and down. With her cold hand, she felt her heartbeat and safely climbed the ladder up to the door.

To her amazement, her real mother appeared to be seated in the helicopter. “MUM”, cried Leslie.
They lived happily ever after.

Thanks to Sylvia for helping me write this. 

The Bush (Writing Sample)

With not much comfort but a tent and her friends, Emma was shivering. With the wind howling and trees shaking, It sent shivers down her spine. As the sun rose the next morning, Emma awoke to Mark already cooking breakfast.
“Where did you get the wood from?”, asked Emma curiously.
“I got it from the forest, where else.” Mark said with a tone of sarcasm.
“Hey wheres Harry?”
“I dunno, I thought he was with you” replied Mark.
“HHAARRYY! WHERE ARE YOU?”, shouted Mark with a slight emotion of worry. Emma began to worry, “ Let’s go find him!”. They searched all day and still there was no sign of Harry. Night time began to get closer and closer, so they both headed off towards their camp site without Harry.

Emma and Mark started heading towards their campsite. “AAAAAAAAHHHHH”, screamed Emma, what was that.
“What was what?”.
“I..I.. just saw something move”, replied Emma with great fright.
“HEELLPP MMEEE”, replied another voice.
Emma and Mark moved closer to the voice they believed was Harry’s.

“HARRY!” screamed Emma with great surprise. “ What happened to you, Harry? “, said Mark.
“Well I was just exploring the forest until...some tall hideous creature attacked me, it said stay away from here”.
“Let’s get a move on then” said Mark

As they got back to their campsite it looked like a warzone. Everything ripped to shreds, all their supplies stolen. Never the less they ran towards a nearby road to find their car. As they got into their car a dark tall cloaked creature approached them. Even worse was that their car wouldn’t start. Their fuel tank was empty. Suddenly.....

They were never to be seen again. Nobody knows what happened to them but legend goes that they were taken by the tall man who has no face. Their bodies were never recovered.
“HHAARRYY! WHERE ARE YOU?”, shouted Mark with a slight emotion of worry. Emma began to worry, “ Let’s go find him!”. They searched all day and still there was no sign of Harry. Night time began to get closer and closer, so they both headed off towards their camp site without Harry.
Emma and Mark started heading towards their campsite. “AAAAAAAAHHHHH”, screamed Emma, what was that.
“What was what?”.
“I..I.. just saw something move”, replied Emma with great fright.
“HEELLPP MMEEE”, replied another voice.
Emma and Mark moved closer to the voice they believed was Harry’s.

“HARRY!” screamed Emma with great surprise. “ What happened to you, Harry? “, said Mark.
“Well I was just exploring the forest until...some tall hideous creature attacked me, it said stay away from here”.
“Let’s get a move on then” said Mark

As they got back to their campsite it looked like a warzone. Everything ripped to shreds, all their supplies stolen. Never the less they ran towards a nearby road to find their car. As they got into their car a dark tall cloaked creature approached them. Even worse was that their car wouldn’t start. Their fuel tank was empty. Suddenly.....

They were never to be seen again. Nobody knows what happened to them but legend goes that they were taken by the tall man who has no face. Their bodies were never recovered.
Emma and Mark started heading towards their campsite. “AAAAAAAAHHHHH”, screamed Emma, what was that.
“What was what?”.
“I..I.. just saw something move”, replied Emma with great fright.
“HEELLPP MMEEE”, replied another voice.
Emma and Mark moved closer to the voice they believed was Harry’s.
“HARRY!” screamed Emma with great surprise. “ What happened to you, Harry? “, said Mark.
“Well I was just exploring the forest until...some tall hideous creature attacked me, it said stay away from here”.
“Let’s get a move on then” said Mark

As they got back to their campsite it looked like a warzone. Everything ripped to shreds, all their supplies stolen. Never the less they ran towards a nearby road to find their car. As they got into their car a dark tall cloaked creature approached them. Even worse was that their car wouldn’t start. Their fuel tank was empty. Suddenly.....

They were never to be seen again. Nobody knows what happened to them but legend goes that they were taken by the tall man who has no face. Their bodies were never recovered.
“HARRY!” screamed Emma with great surprise. “ What happened to you, Harry? “, said Mark.
“Well I was just exploring the forest until...some tall hideous creature attacked me, it said stay away from here”.
“Let’s get a move on then” said Mark
As they got back to their campsite it looked like a warzone. Everything ripped to shreds, all their supplies stolen. Never the less they ran towards a nearby road to find their car. As they got into their car a dark tall cloaked creature approached them. Even worse was that their car wouldn’t start. Their fuel tank was empty. Suddenly.....

They were never to be seen again. Nobody knows what happened to them but legend goes that they were taken by the tall man who has no face. Their bodies were never recovered.
As they got back to their campsite it looked like a warzone. Everything ripped to shreds, all their supplies stolen. Never the less they ran towards a nearby road to find their car. As they got into their car a dark tall cloaked creature approached them. Even worse was that their car wouldn’t start. Their fuel tank was empty. Suddenly.....
They were never to be seen again. Nobody knows what happened to them but legend goes that they were taken by the tall man who has no face. Their bodies were never recovered.
They were never to be seen again. Nobody knows what happened to them but legend goes that they were taken by the tall man who has no face. Their bodies were never recovered.