Wednesday, 20 February 2019

First Day @ T.C

It has been 4 weeks into Tamaki College, luckily I am still alive.  It has been a weird journey till now. Meeting new and also old friends, everything has changed ever since we left intermediate. Although we have met new people I have managed to get along with a lot of people that are now my friends. My favourite part about College is the Tuck shop.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Kowhaiwhai for P.E.S

This year as our parting koha for Pt England School we have designed and painted our own kowhaiwhai. These will be mounted permanently as our koha as Year 8 of 2018. I've called my artwork 'Ko Au' - 'Me'. It has symbols that represent my Family, Myself and Also GOD.

The steps I took to produce this are :
1. Practising our Kowhaiwhai
2. Sketching/Drawing Korus
3. Darkening on Wood
4. Painting
5. Outlining product with Black Marker
6. Varnish product

When we were painting our boards we had to be extra careful. Trying not to smudge the paint was hard enough. It has been a fun journey Sketching/Drawing our product to actually painting it. I hope that these paintings will become memories to Pt England School forever.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The Astria Game

For Today's activity we got to play a game called Astria. The focus was based on critical thinking. 
A student in another school has recently blogged that:
“Students don’t learn much playing this game called Astria –
Countdown to Impact: Their time could be better spent doing other
Do you agree, disagree or partly agree/disagree?

Blog about what you think using evidence from the game to backup
your views.
Today's visitor was Naomi. She goes the University of Auckland.
She came to show us a game called Astria. The game was kind of
hard because we had choices, and we had to choose wisely,
we also worked with a buddy. In the game we had to
figure out how to save the world/planet. We also had
to find 6 documents and explore the Spaceship

Monday, 26 November 2018


For this weeks activity we had to pick an artist and how they use the elements of art. Our focus is based on our Rubric for Art. Our goal is to try our best to explain the three elements of Art.

Friday, 16 November 2018

The Tree

Image result for tree

Underneath the huge tree
Feeling happy and feeling free
As I feel the breeze
I start to freeze
I move closer to the tree
As it’s harder to believe
I’m getting warmer and warmer
I start to dream
As I feel like an explorer

Monday, 5 November 2018

Colour Code

Colour Code
S = Statement = Yellow
E = Explanation = Green
E = Example = Blue

Do you know what a good friend is? Well you have come to the
right place. You have probably had a lot of good friends
already but let me give you some tips that will help you become a good friend.

A good friend is someone you can trust and rely on.
A trustworthy friend is someone you can open up to. Trustworthy friends
are the best to rely on. By saying this I mean that you can tell a
trustworthy friend a lot of personal things you have never told
anyone before, and they will keep it a secret.

A good friend is someone that can entertain you and make you laugh.
Entertaining & Humorous friends are the best to call when you need to
have a little laugh. For example sometimes people can feel sad
 but you always seem to have a good friend that will make you
laugh and sometimes put on a show for when you are bored.

Furthermore, A good friend is someone who will Comfort you & Care for you.
Comforting & Caring friends are good to have around when you feel sick. For
example when you feel like you are having a bad day you have friends that
will care for you and make you feel better.

So there you have it, a couple of ideas showing you how to be a good friend.
You could also use these ideas every time you make a new friend.
I would say everyone has a good friend. If you think about it we have teachers
as well. They are always there for us when we need help.
Do you think you are a good friend?
We got the opportunity to mark our own work based on Statements, Explanations and also Examples. As you can see I got to highlight my writing test. The reason behind that is because we wanted to see what it would be like to mark our own work based on our opinions.

Friday, 2 November 2018

24-hour Time

WALT:  Agree on a solution that each can we can explain
For this weeks activity we have been focusing on 12 hour & 24 hour time. There were times where it was difficult to solve some questions but we managed to get through it and finish it. Overall thoughts were that it was good to know how 24 hour time works which most of us already knew about, it was also good to experience.