Monday, March 28, 2011

Teddy Bearz Movie!

Last week on Thursday, Mrs Nua gave each Table a task to do. The table I am on is called the Teddy Bearz, the members of this group are Shontal, Tuipolotu, Kaloni, Ronald, Selena and me. The task that we had to do is, out of the 9 values we had to choose one and show our class what that value looks like.

I have put together this movie for my group and we chose the value 'Respect'. The movie above shows what we did to show our class what respect looks like. I hope you enjoy and understand how this value looks like in our school.

The Program I used to create this movie: iMovie 11

Friday, March 25, 2011

Welcome to Point England!

The year 7 and 8 Extension people have been making a movie of the Pt England Way. We got some quick snapshots and added them into a iMovie 11 and made a quick movie. The video above is the movie I have.

Mrs Tele'a told us to make this movie because she wanted to know our skills with IMovie 11. We made a movie about the Point England Way because we wanted to show the people in our community about how we take charge. This movie also shows what we do in our school and what is so cool about this school.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thank you Mrs Burt and Mrs Tele'a!

For the 2 fantastic teachers:
This is a post for Mrs Burt and Mrs Tele'a, this is because if you saw in my previous post, I had done a silhouette using Photoshop. Well I'm saying you because I have noticed that I have become so addicted to this program now. So thanks to the teachers who made me interested in Photoshop.

At 3.00pm today, I sent a quick mail to Mrs Burt and Mrs Tele'a saying a thanks message. If you see the image above, well that is the image I made for both the lovely teachers. I also sent this image to them. Thanks once again, I am never going to forgot this.

For viewers:
If you want to know who to do this then click on this link (Youtube Link). This link will take you to the tutorial. For this, you will need to have one of the following: Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop CS5. I hope will do the tutorial and see how easy it is for youself.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Amazing things with Photoshop!

Today Mrs Tele'a sent us a link which included videos of how to do these very cool things with Photoshop. Toreka, Selena and me had a lot of fun checking them out. "Why don't you give them a shot?" Mrs Tele'a exclaimed. "Mrs Burt also wants us to learn more in Photoshop because they have more functions and Hyperstudio is so easy to use".

As we started to give it a try, we all chose a little project of what we would want to do. So we looked at the tutorials which were in the link and I had chosen one where we could do a silhouette.

If you see the images above, those are the silhouettes that I have made. They look amazing and if you see in my next post, I have said a thank you to the teachers who helped me get interested with Photoshop. So I hope you liked my images I have made.

Thank You Parents/Helpers for Camp!

As you know that camp has finished for the year 7 and 8’s. Camp Take Charge all happened by the help of the very nice and kind helpers and parents. If you were not there, this camp wouldn’t of happened and we wouldn’t have had a great camp. I would like to say thank to all you hard working parents for making the amazing food for us and everything you did for our camp.

We really appreciate whatever you have done for us. This includes making sure that we would have gone to sleep on time etc. So once again, I would like to say thank you to every single thing you have done. I hope you help out next year and once again we have a successful camp.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

How to Pitch a Tent

How to Construct a tent.

A tent package including:

1. Open the package and unfold the tent and make sure you have the following equipment which are listed above. The following equipment are essential: Hammer or Mallet. As soon as that has happened put the fly aside and start working with your base (Make sure your door is facing the right way).

2. As soon as you have separated the fly and the tent, get the pegs and nail it down with a hammer .The corner of the tent have little (eyelets) and make sure you have nailed it at around about a 45 degree angle. This is so then they don't come out easily and while camping your tent does not break down.

3. Get the poles out. Be careful because there are 3 poles and 2 have the same length and that is long, But the other one is the shortest one. You don’t need to use the short one, you use it later for the fly.

4. Now lay the two longer poles out in a X shape. Where the corners are of the inner tent, you can see that there are hooks , so you hook them on to the poles that are on the top of them. Now you need to tie it to the middle of the poles. Now place the fly over the top of the tent and make sure that the door is facing the front.

5. Now that you have finished that, throw the fly over the tent and and when you start working with the fly make sure the door is closed. So then it goes perfectly. Thread the short pole through the sleeve of the fly. This will make the top of the tent stable. Make sure the pole is secured to the ground.

6. Nail the Guy ropes down but here is a useful hint: nail the Guy ropes on the edges first so the tent has good balance.

7.When you are finished with the Guy ropes, there will be some hooks, you will need to hook it on to the poles.

8. Now you are finished, make sure that all the Guy ropes and the pegs are secure and tight.

9. Enjoy camping in your tent and if your breaks down during 24 hours, please don’t accuse us.

Amazing Camp Highlight!

Yesterday was the last day of the year 7 and 8 camp, and we had an stupendous time there. It was magnificent. There were so many fun activities we did, such as rockup, kayaking, movie night, etc.

My groups name was the Respectables and our leaders were Feki and Shontal. Respectables were so lucky that they had such good leaders. They lead us through hard times and encouraged us to not give up.

My favourite thing was the concert, It had been one of the best camp concerts I had ever been too. We rocked the school out and impressed every single judge. When it was time for the judges to announce the winners of the Camp Concert, all the year 7 and 8’s gave a huge drum roll. “And the winners for the camp concert 2011 are...The Respectables!!” Mr Jacobson said enthusiastically. Everybody started clapping and cheering, which made us feel really proud.

The most valuable lesson or thing I learnt from Camp was co-operating with people from other classes and helping them with there weaknesses. During camp everybody respected one and other and we had a GREAT time, playing games and having so much fun.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Respect the Breeze!

I have made a animation to show one of our schools korero. This animation shows, what the korero is and why we need to have it. I hope you enjoy and learn.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Statistics Graph using Google Docs?

Room 20 has been learning about Statistics. Mrs Nua has taught us how to make graphs. For this we had to create a form and ask people a question you wanted to know. I wanted to know what Room 20's Favourite Teacher was.

I sent out a form to all the pupil in room 20 and collected the data. As soon as I had done that, I turned it into a tally chart via Google Spreadsheet. I used all of this data and converted it into a bar graph. I chose to do a bar graph because I thought it was the best way to express my information.

If you see the picture above then you will see the graph I made using Google Docs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ultra Fast Broadband

Ultra Fast broadband from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Do you know what Ultra Fast Broadband is? Well this is a broadband that some people are trying to get all around New Zealand. This is because they want us to get on the internet quickly and we could use the internet more often so that it helps our education. One of the best things is that this is not only about faster internet. If you watch this movie you will found out all about UFB (Ultra-Fast Broadband).

Tech @ Tamaki

"Yaay, we're going to Food Technology" Seini-Mino exclaimed. It was Monday and it was the day where all the year 7 and 8's went to tech! It was obviously my first time there, so it was very thrilling for me.

Every Monday we went to Tech at 8:50. We all were put in a group , I was in 7B. Why do you think we went there? I think we went to Tech because the teachers wanted us to experience subjects that weren't in our school, such as:
1. Woodwork
2. Graphics
3. Science
4. Cooking
5. Electronics

As we headed towards Tamaki collage, Seini-Mino and I chattered excitedly. 7B was the group that was going to cooking. We stepped into a new environment and could feel the air of excitement.

Mrs Heka, which was our cooking teacher took us into the cooking room and said a little introduction to introduce her to us. As we got into position (which was in a kitchen with 3 people in your group) we had to stand and wait quietly. There was dead silence like we were at a funeral for a minute or so because Mrs Heka was doing something.

“Today we will be making sticky buns aka Chelsey buns” Mrs Heka announced. “Yaaaay” a crowed of Pt England Kids screamed. I was one of them. After my group, which was Seini-Mino, Tupak and me had all of the ingredients we started to do the real fun. This was cooking.

As soon as we finished making the buns, putting them into the oven and doing all the overall jobs, we started to pack our sticky buns into some bags. This was because so then we could take it back to school and finish it.

It was morning-tea time already and I kept it in my bag for a little while. I took it out and started to munch on it, I couldn’t resist eating not 1 but actually 2. Scrumptious and exquisite. I loved it when we went to take a bite and you would hear that crunch, it meant that we cooked it just right.

Whenever we go to tech, we make a lot of heavenly food and it tastes awesome. I think that going to these classes make us learn more and it also helps us know more about technology and other things that associate with cooking and food.