Thursday, December 1, 2011

Planet Comparison

Comparison between Earth and 3 other planets in our Solar System


Picture of the planet

Diameter12,756 km120,660 km142,800 Km6,787 km
Order in our solar system (e.g 3rd planet from the sun)3rd planet form the sun6th planet from the sun5th planet from the sun2nd planet from the sun
This planet is similar to
(e.g. Venus) because...
Mars because, they are both Terrestrial planets.Saturn is similar to Jupiter because they are both bigger then earth.Jupiter is the same as Saturn because being so far away from the sun they are both cold planets.This planet is a similar size to Earth.
This planet is different compared to (e.g. Neptune) because...Jupiter is different compared to Earth because, of the size. Jupiter is way bigger compared to Earth.Uranus because, Uranus does not have any rings.
Saturn because, Saturn has rings and Jupiter doesn’t have any rings.Uranus because it is the coldest planet and Venus is the hottest one.
Number of moons and/or rings:1 Moon, 0 Rings63 Moons, 4 Rings 63 Moons, 0 Rings0 Moon, 0 Rings
5 - 8 interesting facts about this planet:

* Earth is the only planet that has life forms.
* 5th largest planet in our Solar System
* Earth is a similar size to Mercury.
* Earths moon is named Luna.
*Saturn can float on water
*It is made out of light gases
* Saturn is a flattened ball
* Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System
* Sometimes the rings disappear
*It is the biggest planet in our Solar System
* Jupiter is known as Zeus in Greek mythology.
* There are 3 rings on Jupiter. They are named Gossamer, Main and Halo
* Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the Solar System
*The Clouds on Jupiter are only 50 km thick.
*2nd planet closest to the sun
* Venus rotates backwards compared to the other planets
* Venus rotates backwards compared to the other planets
* Venus can be so bright it casts shadows
* Venus and Earth are both similar size
Explain why life is possible or not possible on this planet:

Yes, because there is oxygenNo because it would be like living in clouds and you’ll be breathing hydrogen gas.No, because it would make it difficult and dangerous to move around.
No, because it is so hot you could get burnt or dehydrated.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

AFL (aussie rules)

My first favourite highlight of term 3 was AFL (Aussie rules). AFL was when we went on the courts and Michael and Lucy the AFL people taught us many techniques like the High mark, Speckie, Handball and much more. AFL was one of my favourite highlights because I loved doing sports and learning new skills.

My other favourite highlight was Cross country. Cross country was an event that our school did every year. Last year we did cross country in age groups, but this year it was different. The year 7&8’s did cross country on our own, we had to run 3,5km but the year 7’s only had to run 3km’s. When we did cross country the year 7’s girls followed by the year 7 boys and so on. Cross country was one of my highlights because I enjoy running and because I came 3rd.

Last but not least my third favourite highlight, Silly sports day. The whole of Team 5 (year 7&8’s and teachers) had Silly sports day on the bottom field. The teachers had entertaining games planned for us like Ball tiggy, Slingshots, two legged spoon race and the Sponge race. Our first activity was with our own teacher then we moved to the next activity. The part that I enjoyed the most was sponge because I got a little wet.

This term was probably the second best term that I had enjoyed but I can’t wait until term 4 because of the year 8 camp and lots more entertaining things. I hope we do something similar to sill sports day in Term 4.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Silly Sports Day

It was a warm luminous day and team 5 students and teachers (Mrs Nua, Mrs Lagitupu, Ms Tito and Mr Harris) had silly sports day at school on the bottom field. Every teacher had exciting games planned for us like slingshots, ball tiggy, two legged spoon race and sponge and water games. Each game was about 10 minutes long.

Each classes first activity was with their own teacher. We played ball tiggy. There were four group colours, Red, Green, Yellow and Blue, I was in the Blue team. Now the fun begun. My group challenged the green team, and the other 2 teams challenged each other. The aim of the game was to communicate to try and get the other group members out. The game was king of like netball but a little different.

The next group that we went to was Ms Tito, slingshots. We had to choose any kind of ball to try and get it to the targets (Hoops). We had to challenge the other classes to see how many balls we could get in to the target. It was quite difficult because sometimes the ball will just fall off the slingshot and onto the ground or would touch the target and roll away. We only got one ball into the target, so our results was only ten points.

Our third rotation was Mr Harris, two legged spoon race. We had to find a buddy and tie one leg of ours together and one of us had to hold the spoon with a tennis ball and walk all the way to the end and back with out dropping the ball.”Ready set go!” I started power walking suddenly......the ball rolled off the spoon. Mr Harris said if the ball rolled off the spoon you have to go back to to the start. I didn’t want to do it again so I just passed it to the other people waiting in line for a turn to go.

Last but not least was Mrs Nua, sponge and water. She split us into groups Red, Yellow, Green and Blue. We lined up in our groups and waited for Mrs Nua to tell us that we could start. “Go!” said Mrs Nua. The first person in the line pushed the sponge into the bucket full of water and passed it on to the next person. The last person had to squeeze all the water into the other bucket and run all the way in the front do the same thing until Mrs Nua said stop.

Oh,what a day, I had so much fun I hope we do it again. My favourite highlight of the day was Mrs Nua’s activity, sponge and water, because we got to get kind of wet and it was really hot.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Extremely nervous I sat down on the courts listening to Mr Burt instruct us on what was going to happen today.

On Wednesday 10th August the year 7&8 students had cross country. My class room 21 assembled into a line getting ready to go to the courts where we had to listen to Mr Burt talk to us about what was going to happen. I sat down extremely nervous because, it was a 3.5km run.

First was the year 7 girls then the year 7 boys, after them was us, the year 8 girls following by the Year 8 boys. I started getting butterflies as I approached the starting line. We waited for a few minutes until Ms Va'afusuaga said "Ready set go!"

We all ran as fast as we could. I could feel the mud flicking from the other girls feet onto my face. It made me really annoyed. I ran passed the first lot of cone up hills and across bridges. As I was running on the tracks my feet started hurting really bad. I had to stop a few times because my feet was hurting.

Oh finally I could see the finish line at school but I was still running around the reserve. I could see Etta and April already running towards the finish line. I ran past Ms S and she told me to keep on going I was nearly there. Oh, with a sigh I ran past my teacher across the park and up to the finishing line. I was so relieved that cross country was finished. The place that I came was 3rd I was so proud of myself for finishing.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sonny Bill Williams

Full Name: Sonny Bill Williams
Gender: Male
D.O.B: 03/08/1985
Nationality:Half Cast, Samoan and Maori

Sonny Bill Williams is an All Black.
Sonny Bill Williams is also a boxer.
Sonny Bill Williams is currently playing for the All Blacks but might move to the 'Blues'.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Design 1

You need to come up with at least 2 different possible sign designs and complete a PMI for each. This should include some feedback from an adult or a peer around the school who would represent the stakeholders.

Plus:Minus:Interesting:It’s has words
It’s easy to read
Not clear enough
Not brightStands out

Friday, July 15, 2011


ATTRIBUTES: These describe the physical (what it is like) and functional (what it will do) characteristics of a product. These characteristics are key or essential for the successful function of a product and should be re- evaluated at each stage of the design process.

With your sign in mind, complete the following attributes table:
AttributeMethod of MeasurementSpecificationeg. Eye catchingsign will appeal (be noticed) by stakeholdersSign must be clear, stand out and be creativeSizeSmall/Medium/LargeBig enough to fit words/images.Easy to readColourAppealingStand out/ReadableCreate awareness (e.g. clear message)
clear messageDurable/ Weather resistant
sign must be made out of strong cardboardIdeal location (in the right area)
must be in the street or breeze
Brief Development: 1st Brief

Conceptual Statement:
(What is the concept or idea behind your design brief? e.g “To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of...”)

“To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of running in the
(The measurable must haves ie. the things that are important to designing an effective sign e.g. sign must be easy to read etc...)

1. Bright
2. Easy to read
3. Stands Out
4. Big enough to see and read
5. Creative
6. Specific
7. Strong enough/Lasts Long
8. Clear
(Musts that are beyond my control e.g. Must be completed by the end of the term)

1. Project is due in week 7
2. Sign has to have a clear message
3. The sign must help to solve the problem in the school
(things I need to make the sign)
* Metal
* Paint
* Cardboard
* Paper

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planning Log

Planning Log

Keep a record of both what you intend to do and what you did over the course of the next 3 weeks as we work through the Technology Process.

Week 5Week 6Week 7
What I plan to doBrainstorm IssuesResearch question ideas for signsplanning log, make signs
Materials I will needPaper,Pen,IdeasGoogle Docs Questions
People/Sources I need to consult for more information.Peers/Friends/Yourself/TeachersPeers/Friends
Year 7 & 8 kids

What did you find difficult and why?Get more ideas for a good signAnalyse the data check the answers
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.


The Stakeholders are the people who have an effect on the production of your product

The Primary Stakeholder is your client ie. the person or community of people that your sign is going to be created for. eg. ….

Wider Community Stakeholders:Key Stakeholders:Primary Stakeholder:
Year 7/8

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Designing A Sign

Names of people in my group: Mauina, Muii and Sharon

Your task is to design a sign that will clearly assist in eliminating a problem within our school.

- Make sure you are clear what the task is.
- Can you identify the key words in this task (highlight them and discuss it with a buddy)

Thinking about signs and signage (Make a list of all the signs you have seen ….. and the purpose of the sign )
'Type of sign'Purpose of the sign:
‘No Smoking’Keep a free smokefree area. No smoking in inside.
‘Give Way’Traffic sign. Look out for traffic. E.G: Cars/Trains/Buses.
Slow Down’Near pedestrian crossing. Traffic sign.
Chewing’No chewing in school grounds.
Littering’No throwing rubbish around our community. Keep area nice and tidy.

Brainstorm some Ideas/ problems that we have around our school environment.

*Chewing inside school grounds
*Throwing rubbish around the school not putting it in the bin.
*Spitting, Children could stand on the spit.
*Kicking on the courts when we are not aloud to.
*Running inside classrooms


You need to think and expand on your answers, one sentence is not sufficient.

What is your issue in our school?

Who does it affect?
Mr Malloy, Mr Burt, Teachers.

Why is it happening in our school?
Kids walk and eat, Don’t care, Not putting rubbish in the bin, Lazy.

When does it happen?
Play time , Lunch time , Before and After school.

Where is it happening?
Street, Around the school, Outside classrooms.

What needs to happen to prevent this issue?
Bin It , Signs, More Talking/ Punishments/Consequences, Monitors, More bins.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Term 2 Highlights

This term has been very educational because we learn something new everyday. My highlights of this term was Taonga time, Soccer and Hip Hop.

My favourite subject that I most enjoyed this term was sports. What I liked about sports was soccer. Our coach was Mr Harris and he taught us how to play soccer properly, how to throw a ball in from the outside and how to kick the ball if we wanted to kick a short pass.

It was the day for us to play soccer. We were all so nervous when we got there. The teams we versed was Ellerslie, Churchill Park and Panmure district. They were very competitive but in the end it was a good game. We came second in our pool and were very proud of our place that we came.

Every Friday this term we get to do Taonga time. I’m with Ms Va’ afusuaga and we do sports, but when it it’s raining we play on rugger-land with our netbooks. Rugger-land is a website about sports. There is rugger-land maths, sports games, what’s in rugger’s room and heaps more. We also get to enter a competition about netball. We have to create a poster about netball, the judges get to

After school I go to my hip hop practices for glee. I like going to practices because I like learning new dance moves. Our dance technicians are kids from Tamaki College called Esther, Pa, Ma and Harmony. They are teaching us their bring it on dance and an S&M dance that they performed in one of our assemblies. The T.C students teach us difficult moves, so we have to practice and practice it until we get it right. I like hip hop because on the last week of school we get to perform to the whole school.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tamaki Technology

Before 8:30am all the year 7 & 8 students assemble into the street to get ready for Tamaki tech. We strolled down to Tamaki College and went to our technology classes. There are 5 different technology classes: Science, Electronics, Graphics, Wood work and Food tech (my favourite).

I’m in Science and my teacher is Mr Duwan. He teaches us interesting things like what’s in our body, temperatures, different kinds of acids chemicals and much more. The topic I enjoyed the most was temperatures of melting ice.

Today we learned about temperatures for melting ice. The equipment we used was goggles, bunsen burner, thermometer, tripod, mat, stop watch, measuring cup, an ice cube and matches. We had to find out the temperature of the water every minute as it was sitting on the bunsen burner. We were trying to find out at what temperature ice melts.

I really enjoyed been in the Science class and I can’t wait to go to the other technology classes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


If an earth quake hit Auckland three times, would you move to another province or town?

If an earth quake hit Auckland I would not move to another place because this is my home town. I grew up here, a lot of people grew up here and they probably would not move either.

There are also some people that don’t have the money to move or have any family members that live somewhere else so they don’t have much of a choice but to stay in Auckland. Even if my house got crushed I still wouldn’t not move not even in a million years would I move to another place.