Wednesday, 15 August 2018


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  • What does it mean to be cyber smart and why it is important?

    • To be cyber smart means to be safe and sensible when online, whether it be social media or just the internet in general. E.g. keeping in mind that whatever you do online is there permanently (even if you attempt to erase that page, post etc.), the internet never forgets.

      • What are two things you learned about being cyber smart and how can you apply it to your own life?
      One thing that I’ve learned about being cyber smart is that you can leave footprints whilst online. These footprints can either be negative or positive footprints. If I wanted to leave a positive footprint online I would have to think about whether it’s sensible, safe or appropriate to put up on the net.

      • Describe one of each:
        • A personal strategy a young person can do to help themselves if they are being cyberbullied
      If someone is being cyberbullied, one thing that they can do to help themselves is to talk to someone that they trust. E.g. their dean, social worker, parents or even just an elder that is trustworthy.

        • An interpersonal strategy a young person can do to help their friend who is being cyberbullied
      You could stick by them, let them know that they don’t have to be alone in their situation. If they don’t want you involved talk to an elder that both you and this friend who is being bullied trusts, have them talk to your friend and help sort things out.  

        • A personal strategy a young person who finds themselves bullying other young people can do to help build their self-esteem and change their behavior
      Let’s say you find yourself constantly wanting to annoy others, which may even cause you to bully someone. And suddenly you realize what you are doing and that it’s causing other people damage. The first thing you should do (if your willing to change) is to take back everything you’ve done and apologize to the victim. This will not only prevent suicide on the victim it’ll save you from being charged, prosecuted and the police won’t have to be involved.

      • Tips to give to the year 6s about how they could become cyber smart
      One thing that I think people aged 10 - 12 years old should know about being cyber smart is that one positive voice can make a big difference. To me, this phrase is an example of being cyber smart in the real world. It means if everyone is being the bystanders and just spectating a cyberbullying situation, then only one person stands up for the victim, that puts a positive impact on the survivor (person being bullied) whilst they are going through a difficult time.

      So which will you pick, to be a spectator (supporting and cheering on the cruel bully) or will you be the small light in the dark room?

      Tuesday, 14 August 2018

      Ban on Plastic Bags

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      Today in social studies I read an article about the Government's decision to ban plastic bags. Although the use of plastic bags has a big safety impact on the environment (animals, seas, etc.) it is very useful to the public.

      If they were to ban the use of plastic bags, that will be a big impact on the public especially for those who purchase bags while shopping and then reuse it in the house for trash. In exchange for not banning plastic bags in New Zealand, the public should work together to try and prevent plastic bags from being littered and causing catastrophic impacts on animals and on the land.

      Wednesday, 4 July 2018

      Migration Model

      This migration model shows the process by which the flow of migration is happening between two countries. There are two names for each flow which is the mainstream flow and the counterstream flow. The mainstream flow is when people leave their place of origin whereas the counterstream flow is when they return to their place of origin after going to their place of destination. 

      Usually, there is always a reason why people want to leave their place of origin. There are negative and positive reasons why people would want to migrate. The pull reason is the negative reason by which people would migrate. For example, they might not be getting good pay for work in their own homeland or they could be living in poverty. And the positive reasons are when they are attracted to the things in other countries which make them want to migrate to that new place.

      Tuesday, 3 July 2018

      Bake Bean Bread Cases

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      Today in food tech with Mrs Tuipulotu; we made Bake Bean Bread Cases. Here is the recipe to which we needed to make our product. Bread, Baked Beans, and, cheese. We needed to cut the crusts off the bread and lay them in the muffin trays. Each bread consists of 1 tablespoon of baked beans and then we had to top it up with grated cheese.

      Tuesday, 12 June 2018


      Another delicious recipe we learned in food tech was a recipe to make an omelet. There were five main elements which were all the ingredients to make our omelet. They were, eggs (of course), red onions, capsicum, bacon, and cheese. One element that really stood out in my creation was the onions which I did not like. In some areas, the onions really overpowered the rest of the elements and so that was the only unpleasant part of my meal.

      Tuesday, 5 June 2018

      Banana Muffins

      We're back from our public holiday and in our two last periods for today; our teacher guided us through the process of making banana muffins. Every Tuesday's and Thursday's, in period 5 and 6 or just 6; we come into food tech with our tutor teacher and learn a new recipe for a new product we're making. Today my partner and I were successful in baking our banana muffins because as you can probably see; they look beautiful. 

      Tuesday, 22 May 2018

      Food Tech

      Today in food technology with Mrs Tuipulotu we learnt her way of making quiche. It was very different from the recipe I had already learnt before. I also wasn't really satisfied with the outcome of our creation. Some of the quiche didn't have a right balance of eggs and bacon in it which wasn't satisfying. Next time my partner and I need to work on keeping each element equal and balanced so that the outcome would be delicious.