Thursday, 28 May 2015

Future Aspiration

We had three guest coming to the year Eight and Seven block to share a story about their life, to help us know what we would want to be when we grow up. Mr Paddison shared quotes and stories about being awesome. Once he finished sharing his story he passed it on to Marcus Winter. Marcus Winter is a sand artist, he talked about how he was drawing in the streets and now he is performing in ships. We stood up and danced to the song Uptown Funk but we were only dancing to the part that says “ don’t believe me just watch.”

His story was an really inspiring story. It makes you feel, you want to try harder next time. He also mentioned that he performed for New Zealand got talent but he didn't make it through. Instead of us saying you got bombed we said “bounced” meaning of bounced means when you get bounced, bounce back. He also mentioned that when you're doing something your mind is always makes you think negative stuff like this is not good, how about if no one likes it. That’s why you always think positive.

The other person talked about how much he really loved basketball that he made a site called Glory Legend. Glory Legend is an site where you can watch yourself play with your team versing the other team. It is an iPad that records you playing, you just simply press start and then it will start recording, once you finish playing it will finish recording and then send it to everyone playing, so you can watch yourself playing basketball.

Once they finish sharing their story, three year 8 student went up and each person and shared a thank you speech to Mr Paddison, Marcus Winter and Louis. After that we sang a song, then we took a selfie together, and then we made our way back to class.   

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Smart Values

This is something we did in maths. We had to explain the three p's but doing it online. It was all about being kind to people online, and being the same. And also show what partnership,  participation, protection is like online.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Technology WW1

Today after lunch Mr Burt came to the year 7 & 8 block and shared a story about his Grandad in World War One. The main question about world war one technology was is technology good or bad? He shared a story about the New Zealand war and the Germans having a fight. As they were fighting they made a lot of thing like tanks, Guns and ships, cannon, planes and many more things.

We saw all the pictures of the creation that the people in the war have built. When the New Zealand war will build something and then the Germans will build it but make it bigger and better. Like for example the New Zealand war built and tank the was big, and then the Germans built a tank as well but it bigger and had a funny look to it. But the thing was, was that their tank was thinker and it was like more bullet proof. They kept going on until they came to a point that their money was almost finished so they talked and agreed to use all their money and create more things. They came to a point when they all died and then the war as over.
Mr Burt ended his presentation with "is technology good or bad?" I think technology is a good thing as long as you use good and do good things with it. But technology can be bad if you use it to do bad things. So you can make technology good if you use it in a good way but if you use technology to do bad things that makes technology bad.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


130 Pt England Rd
Pt England
Auckland 1072
13th of May 2105

Dear William,

I've listened to the letter you have wrote to your brother. You must really miss your family and they must really miss you. I’m sure they will pray for you and that the pain will go away, and that you will survive the pains you have gone through like how you got shot, it must have really hurt. Hopefully you will be better one day and that you will be able to walk one day, and that you will return back to your family safely and happy without being injured.

That is good that you are safe now and well looked after by the nurses, and have a roof on top of your head. You must have felt released and happy when it was over, no more hiding and no more shooting. Will you miss being in the war? Or will you be happy that it is over?
You must have learnt new strategies along the way to kill other people. Did you sometimes feel bad or guilty for killing people, even though you are doing it to save your country, but did you still feel bad inside?

Well all the best for next time.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


I like this assignment because it something new and easy.
How I solved the problem,? example 5 x 4 = _?_
5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 20 or 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 20.
So the answer is 20