Friday, 18 August 2017

Future Footprint

Walt: Create a positive digital footprint

Here is what we have been learning for Inquiry this term we had to explore people who are know for good things in New Zealand.Go to slide five to view my future footprint and what I want to achieve in my future. Please leave a comment if you are interested.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Space Invaders

Have you ever created a game using code? Well if you are 13 years of age, your not quite experienced, your partner keeps slacking off and you have made one; then you know exactly what state I am in right now. Stressing at first but relieving when it is finally complete.

For the past 10 weeks my partner, Cameo and I were assigned to create a game on scratch using our knowledge from last terms experience. The theme was based on space. We needed to include space facts that we read off sites and set challenges for the main sprite in our game.

Starting our Game
Getting started was not a problem but moving on to the next levels was quite tricky. We had to broadcast our sprite on to another backdrop and add a code to the backdrop to receive the broadcast so it would switch backgrounds. If that second step wasn't included than the background would stay the same which was frustrating at times.

Problem Solving
Our second level had the most issues, when trying to get our sprite (spaceship) to shoot at the enemies. Luckily, we had the internet! Tutorials were really useful when we had no help from Zoe. We were eager to learn and extend our knowledge of coding especially if we didn't have an experienced coding adult in the room who worked at O.M.G Tech to help us with it.

Highlight Levels
Level three and four were our easiest levels to work on. The third level had 15 martians attacking and one bullet point where you had to get to; to receive your bit of space information. Our fourth and last level, showed the earth orbiting the sun and had some obstacles around it to block the sprites way from reaching earth.

Unfortunately, my partner and I were terrible at communicating. We also weren't the best group at managing our time wisely. Our game could have been better and more complex if we had done so. So these are one of the main things we need to work on for next time.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy

Can you imagine starting off the day of the term with an alien invasion? It was pitch black in the hall, a UFO (drone) flew onto the stage and two hideous aliens appeared out of the UFO. Luckily it was just an act for part of our school topic this term which is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

Team 1’s focus for this term's topic is on the moon, sun and where they at night and day. For their performance they showed a movie of their teachers flying off to space in their cars. The second team was quite similar to team 1’s focus about the two elements and the earth. Their movie was quite different though, they were dancing in space and it showed that they were in different planets enjoying themselves and life in space.

Team 3’s movies talked about time and what they did during school times. During the film they showed their favourite part of the day at school and their most favourite was 3pm when they went running home happily and screaming. Their main focus is on time and why scientists time.

Our team, team five had the most entertaining performance of all, I reckon. Mrs Judd sang a lovely cover of “How far I’ll I go” written over by Mr Wiseman. The lyrics said what our focus was which was about the moon and the impacts it has on the earth.

But I think that team 4 had the most informative item. They thought about life on the other planets in the galaxy and put that all into one movie. Unfortunately, every time they approached a planet they’re ships exploded. So their main topic was to take care of our own planet and being guardians of our own galaxy.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Problem Solving

Walt: solve word problems using multiple strategies

Its week 10 the last week of the term. But its not holidays yet and luckily I have finished my work on time. This and last week in numeracy we have been doing a bit of problem solving. We learnt how to solve problems using different strategies. Some of these strategies we did not know the title for but the main one was partitioning. When using the strategy; partitioning, its important to know you place values.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sweet as Poetry

Walt: Oral Language - analyse and adopt spoken texts with expression and confidence

This week in literacy we have still been carrying out our knowledge of poems and expressing ourselves more. We have learnt more about how we need to talk with expression, projecting our voice and making our words loud and clear.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Plays and Poetry

Walt:Analyse and adapt spoken text with expression and confidence

This week our focus is on plays and poetry. Our text is a play and we are learning how to be confident and speak clearly in front of an audience. I know I have achieved this goal when I am able to speak confidently in front of an audience and not hesitate.


Walt: recognize and understand hundredths

This week our focus is on decimals fractions and percentages. The main thing is actually decimals and the column we are learning to understand about is the hundredths column. We also have a key competency to focus on as well which is to competent thinkers. This key competency will be carried out until next week and I know I have achieved this when I am thinking carefully about the equations and making good decisions of who to sit with in class.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Making Pt England Successful

Now that’s thinking Diary

Name: Myztique, Seini, Cameo
Chosen Idea: Lockers

Each week write down what your group achieved.
  • Explain what you contributed towards that week's achievements.
  • Note any problems you or your group are experiencing.
  • What did you learn this week?

Need (Project)
Our Project is to make bag hooks for classrooms in the school who are in need of them. During our research we have learnt that only team 4 and 5 are the only groups that need bag hooks. In team 5 we have most of the student bags on the ground instead of on the bag hooks that we have in our space, some student say the we need more bag hooks so that the students bags can fit on one side of each bag hooks.

We met with Mrs Tele’a to confirm our project and we also shared with her the materials needed and the quantity needed to make this possible. We talked about how many hooks could fit on one pole and how many rows we wanted. Soon we decided to have eight on each pole for now and we also wanted a lock plan for the lockers as many are locked with lost combinations. We also talked about what we needed for our project and what the amount of bag hooks, screws and and hammers we need in this project.

For every Friday our team, team 5 split up into our inquiry groups (swimming groups). Room 3's Inquiry group is just our home class, today we had to continue working on our projects from last week which is making things that would make our school more successful. We had to list all the materials we need and let Mrs Tele'a know so that she would provide them for us.  

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Using Data

Walt: Collect and organise data

What is data usage? Data is another word for information so we use the data that we've learnt to put into our answers for the equations given to us. We were to complete questions that included probability and graphs.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Warm... Cold

Walt: Evaluating - I gather, and synthesize to evaluate information across a range of text

Making clever clothes.. isn't that clever? There are some pretty clever things that we can create but Stewart Collie make clever clothes like, fire and stab resistant gowns for patients in hospitals, built in mp3 in a jacket, electrical socks to warm your feet and more! Also different housing insulation, there are different material to make these insulators.

Environmental Gas

Walt: Evaluating - I gather, and synthesize to evaluate information across a range of text

For this week in literacy we read about environmental gases. We had to read to different text and the two gases they talked about was Biogas made of fresh dung, and methane gas from rubbish dumps. Biogas is formed when fresh dung goes into a Biogas Plant and goes out one side into you kitchen where the stove is. This gas is used for cooking which is really useful. The Methane gas provides electricity and that is also very useful. I really enjoyed learning about these environmental gases and if there was a power outage I would have a solution in mind.

Thursday, 1 June 2017


Walt: Interpret information from different graphs

For this week we were introduced to a new type of graph which is the dot plot. In this presentation there were many things included for our learning such as, statistics, reading diagrams and probability. I had to gather information from the graph to answer the question with and I found really easy to find information from this graph. I am very excited and looking forward to learning more about different graphs and how they're laid out.


Walt: Calculate the probability of an event happening

Probability... what is it? Probability is the likeliness of something happening. At the end of this presentation we got to do our own experiment around probability using a coin. With a toss of a coin there are only two chances that the coin will land on heads. I think that I have achieved the WALT because I am very positive that my answers are correct and I understand what probability is now.  What I have learnt from this lesson is how to predict what is going to happen in a probability experiment. For example, if you had 7 marbles in your hand, 5 transparent and 2 red what is the chance of you picking out a red marble? Please leave a comment showing you answer and your strategy.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Space Exploration

NASA stands for:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

TechEdSat5 ISS deployment
Two engineers packing the brake into the 3U.The exo-brake will be deployed from the International space station through a small spacecraft. An exo-brake is a tension-based, flexible braking device that deploys from the rear of the satellite. It has a cross parachute. Why they deploy it from the rear of the satellite? They deploy it from the rear of the satellite because the cross-like parachute drags in space and so it will give them time to scan around the space station and around the satellite itself.

A Brief History Of Space Exploration
In the 1930s to 1940s Nazi Germany saw the possibility of using long-distance rockets as weapon. In 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into space.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Literacy / Numeracy

For this week we started learning about statistics. Although some of us knew about it already, most of us forgot. This presentation was really good in our session because we learnt a bit more than we already knew. We got create bar graphs and pie graphs using data from a question. 

Exciting Numeracy

Walt: Interpret information from a graph
This week we have been learning more about statistics and creating different graphs. The graph that we had to make was a stem and leaf graph. Stem is the tens column and the leaf is the ones column.    

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Heat On The Move

This is our group diagram that we created about the Heat Transfer Process. We found these facts on the text that we read called Warming up and Cooling Down. My partner Mitchell and I created this diagram. Please feel welcome to leave a comment if you like.

Staying Warm, Keeping Cool

This presentation was our task for this week. We had to write about the differences of how human, huskies and seals keep warm. For the last few slides we had to find a partner from our group to work with. Check out our diagram that my partner and I created.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Multiplication Challenge

Today in numeracy class we started off with a warm up which was a maths grid. This activity helps us to get faster at answering multiplication questions. My time for completing this was 6:22 minutes. Next time we do the maths grid I want to get a faster time then I did before. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Remembering Pass Knowledge

This week for numeracy our class is just revising on the things we learnt last term. Our teacher decided to test our memory and see how much we remember from term one. This term I am going to work on getting better at what I wasn't good at last term.

Creating Code

This presenttion is a reflection of a game that a group of people and I have created. It includes the rules of our game, our sprites/avatars and challenges. The two other people I created the game with was Moroni and Danielle. If you would like to have a go at our game here is a link. Have a go and enjoy!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Introducing Our Learning

Image result for pt england school 2016 immersion assembly

Immersion Assembly, have you ever heard of that before? Every first day of a new term our school has an assembly where the teachers introduce our learning for each team. They were to perform a skit or make a movie all about our learning this term. The overall topic for this term that the whole school is focusing on is called “Now that’s Thinking”.

First up was team one, their learning is based on matariki and they will be making kites with different designs of their own creation so that they could fly them during the term. Team two and three are also doing the same and team four is looking at how the technology has changed now, since the olden days.   

I’m in team five, our teachers were the only team who did something besides from a movie. They performed a skit. Their skit was about fixing things around the school to make our learning better. It was really entertaining, so was all the other teams movies.

I am very looking forward to learning new things this term. Some of my learning goals for this new term is to improve more in my writing and to be more confident in presenting presentations in front of an audience.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Fun With Fractions

Walt: Order fractions with different denominators

This week our task was with fractions. On the last slide there is a bit of a trick. Here is my solving out for this problem. Swans = 2/6, Parrots = 1/6, 36 = 3/6, 36 is 1/2 of the whole number so 36 x 2 = 72.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The Water Cycle

The water cycle. What is that? Take a look at this DLO for more information. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Fun with Maths

Walt: Use our number knowledge to solve equations

This week our task was to complete this google presentation that has different equations. I really enjoyed this weeks task because there were fun equations that I really liked solving such as converting a improper fraction into a mixed fraction..

Monday, 20 March 2017


As part of our learning we have to complete a google drawing called a Think board. A think board is basically just a diagram showing your thinking about an equation that our teacher gives us. Here is my think board, please leave a comment on this post if you have time.

Problem Solving

Walt: Solve problems with fractions, decimals and percentages.

This week we are still learning more about how to solve equations including fractions, decimals and percentages. The most difficult equation for me to solve was the last one of slide 8 which is the percents problem - 2.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Guardians of Our Culture

Have you ever heard of polyfest before? This is an event that is run in Auckland  and there are many performances from different cultures especially polynesians. Yesterday, the year 7 & 8 students from our school were really lucky to have a trip to the Polyfest.  I will give you more information about the Team 5 trip to polyfest yesterday.

There weren’t many stages on yesterday but there were a lot of stalls and most of them were food stalls. When we sat in line, waiting for our tour guides from Aorere College there were other schools sitting on either sides of us. When we meet our tour guides we were split into different groups before they lead us around the area.

One of the stalls we went to was the AUT stall where there was a man and a woman who talked to us about what we can learn about in the future at their University. I enjoyed this stall because one of things they showed us was an app that someone in Fiji created about the weather warnings because of a cyclone that hit their island years ago. I think this app was really helpful to the people of fiji because before they had it they had no way of knowing whether it would be a good day to go out or not. In the future I would like to help make a difference in New Zealand or even my own country; Tonga.

The purpose of our trip wasn’t only to have fun and enjoy ourselves but it was also to learn about our cultures and other companies that are sponsors for polyfest. Although there weren’t much performances from different schools, my favourite stage was the diversity stage. The diversity stage is where the Fijian, Kiribati, Tuvalu and many more small islands.

I think it is important to join your cultural groups for this event because it gives you more of an understanding of what your culture does and performs for traditional occasions. Next year I will be joining my culture group for polyfest so that I can learn more about our traditions. If you still don’t have a good idea of what your culture is about make sure you join next year if you are keen.

Friday, 10 March 2017


This in numeracy our numeracy teacher gave us a task to complete a place value presentation with extra tasks in the slides. One of our tasks in the slide was to fill out a template of place value houses. This week we were learning to demonstrate use of knowledge about place value.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

My Visual Mihi

Welcome to my Visual Mihi. Have you ever heard of what a visual mihi is? Well if you haven't, here is an example of my own visual mihi and I will tell all about what the pictures mean. In a visual mihi there are four different pictures or drawings that you have created to symbolise what you enjoy or what you believe in. As you might have already noticed, I believe in christ because of the drawing of the cross in the background, I am also really keen to be out playing sports with family and friends. I come from the islands of tonga and I grew up in a musical family. The last thing you should also include in your visual mihi is a picture of yourself. To complete this task I used hyperstudio to draw all the different symbols on six different slides, then on the last slide I combined all the pictures, my hobbies or religious in the background and myself in the front. Another way to join all your drawings is on comic life where you can put your images into different shapes and sizes.
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have the time.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

Walt: Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
- Match up the correct fraction, decimal, and percentage.
This week one of our tasks was to complete our group google presentations. In this presentation I had to go onto different sites to play around with fraction, decimals and percentages. Before I started the google presentation I already knew a few thing about this. So what I wanted to find out was how to convert a decimal into a percentage and how to convert a percentage into a fraction. Flick through these slides and have a look at what the Compasses task was in this presentation.
I hope you can learn something from it yourself.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Water Wise

Walt: I make sense of all information before, during and after reading by connecting it to myself, text I know and my world.
This week our task was to read a text set before starting this google presentation. In this activity we had to create a poster. In our poster we had to add images and text to explain the importance of water. Go to slide 7 to check out my poster.

Monday, 13 February 2017

The 3 Kete of Knowledge

This week the whole of team five worked on the same task. We did this because our challenge was to keep putting more things into our 3 kete of knowledge every time we come to school. If you don't know what the three kete of knowledge are then there is a link to on the google presentation that you can look at. Or just take a look at the poster below.

My Number of the week

Walt: Think about a number in many different ways

This presentation was a warm up task for this week. My number for this week is 1478. I learnt how to think about one number many different ways. Please leave a comment below if you have time.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Introducing Algebra!

This week we started off the year with an easy task. We started with a basic step of algebra.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Kaitiakitanga i nga wa katoa

This week one of our tasks in our home class was to work in groups and create poster about short quotes about what we do at Pt England. I hope you enjoy the graphics and detail.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

2017 Here I Come

Kia Ora, welcome to my blog!  This year I am in home class 3 and my teacher is Mrs Tele'a.  I have three really encouraging sisters two are younger than me and one is older.  At school I really like playing lots of sports such as netball, tag, and many more.  Some of my hobbies are hanging out with my friends and learning new things in class.  My main goal for this year is to gain more confidence in my learning. The topic for this year is Responsibility.

This year I not only want to express myself in learning but also in fitness and sport. So one of my other goals are to try out other sports because last year I only played netball. Physical education is one of my first priorities for this year because I want to improve my health and fitness skills.

Last year I was part of the year 7 & 8 extension and in prize giving I came 3rd in academic. This year I am aiming for a higher spot in the top 3 for academic and also improve my writing. Feel free at anytime to leave a comment or two on my blog.