Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Morning Assembly

In morning assembly today a couple of year 11's talked about this march they were going to attend Friday the 23rd of November for white ribbon day. Each year particularly on the 25th of November, they celebrate white ribbon day. White ribbon day is the international day for the Elimination of men's violence towards women and children. White ribbon aims to end men's violence towards women by encouraging men to lead by example and talk to other men.

Today we wear our white ribbon's proudly, we will stand against violence towards, women, children, and men!! #whiteribbon #standagainstviolence

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Food Tech - Chocolate Muffins

 Today is the first week back here at school and not to mention our first week back at food tech. For our first day back we learnt to make chocolate muffins. . .Again.  To make this we used 2 cups of Self rising flour, one cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of coco powder, 1/2 of oil, 1 cup of milk and one egg.  Before you make your batter, pre heat your over to 180 degrees. Then set up your cup cake trays with cupcake shaped baking sheets and put that aside.
After you have everything prepared, mix all your ingredients together and make sure it's nice and smooth, you don't want it to be to runny, just make sure it's thick enough and runny enough to split into 9 cupcake sheets. After you've mixed it, get a large spoon and scoop half the batter into each cupcake paper sheet, the batter should be split even into all cupcake paper sheets. After that leave in the over for at least half an hour, poke with a kebab stick to make sure it's ready. Then there you go, an easy tasty way to make yourself a chocolatey treat.

Why New Zealand Primary School Teachers Are Striking For A Day

The teachers union president (Lynda Stuart) Supports the teachers strikes because the teachers are tired and they are underpaid. Quote-  " Why didn't it happen three years ago? We weren't quite in the same situation. People were embattled, really, because of all of the policy changes. They were demoralised, they were tired, They are still tired, they are still overworked but they have been given hope." 

I agree with this because, I think teachers deserve a rise in there pay, I mean they work throughout the week days, for at least 1-10 hours a day. 8am-3pm being the times they teach and the extra 3 to come together with all the other teachers and have meetings to discuss over how they can help the kids in there classes and what is next to teach. 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Table Tennis Trip

Last week on Thursday me and a group of year nine students were selected to go on a trip down to Grace International Hall (By Pak'n Save )  To play some table tennis with some elderlies. We went down and met up with an officer called Len. He explained to us that most of the people there were full Chinese and that most of them were ages 80+. He walked us in and as we went in we introduced ourselves "Nihao ma wo jiao Heather", which means "Hello my name is Heather".  Not long after introducing ourselves we went and started playing. It started off slow, one student at a time, just rotating, but then we started to open up and all split up and versed different people, will play two on two, and pare up with an elderly, then will play one on ones, all different type of things. It was a blast getting to meet some new people that I wasn't really familiar with, and out of all this, I finally learned how to play table tennis properly. But it was a good experience. After all the fun we returned back to school and period three and carried on throughout our days.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

The Deportation Of New Zealanders Living In Australia

The New Zealand PM (Prime Minister) Jacinda Aderene, has just congratulated Scott Morrison on becoming the new Australian Prime Minister. The New Zealand Government is also hoping to connect with the new Australian Government to improve the trans-Tasman relationship. The Minister of Justice and the Minister of Foreign Affair Minister Vinsters are concerned about the deportation of New Zealanders living in Australia. Many of them are being sent out without a fair trial or being charged.  Image result for scott morrison and jacinda ardern

Monday, 20 August 2018

Cyber Smart

Cyber Smart

What it means to be cyber smart and why it is important?
Being cyber smart means being safe online, posting appropriate things and making sure that what you do online is positive and helpful. It is important because what you post online could affect you in the future bad or good and the things you share and show.

Two things you learned about being cyber smart and how you could apply it to your own life?
One thing I learned about being cyber smart is being positive. Applying this into my life could make things much easier, cause you would already know that nothing bad is going to happen and you won’t have to worry about any drama or beef between anyone. One example of what I mean about being positive online is like, posting positive things like appropriate photo’s, and meme’s that won’t throw any negativity to anyone.  Another thing I learned is adding/chatting to people you actually know, cause as they say, “Never talk to a stranger”.

A personal strategy a young person can do to help themselves if they are being cyberbullied?
The person being bullied could screenshot the messages and show a teacher/principal or parent about the things they say and do to them and can get everything done and dusted before anything else happens that could cause thoughts that could get out of hands.

An interpersonal strategy a young person can do to help their friend who is being cyberbullied?
They could be the ones who take evidence of what the cyberbully is doing and show a teacher or principal so they can have a parent meeting to stop this cyberbullying before it gets out of hand.

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?
Try making friends with them and try help them understand that what they are doing is wrong and it is just hurting the other person.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Food Tech - French Toast

Today at tech class we made french toast. It's a combination of eggs and toast fried in a pan. It is a simple yet delicious meal you can make for either, breakfast, lunch, dinner or whenever you feel like it!

The things you will need, are. . . Four eggs, half a cup of milk, some bread, butter, a bowl, whisk, and a pan. The first step pre-heat the stove to quarter-too and put your pan on it to heat up. As that warms up, crack four eggs into a bowl with half a cup of milk and whisk until well combined.

Step two, cut your bread in half and dip into your egg mixture. Once the pan is hot enough, put some butter in it and let it melt, after that place the soaked bread into the pan and let cook till golden brown. Once golden brown on both sides, put it on a plate and it's ready to serve!

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Migration Model Paragraph

This Migration Model shows the movement between people from one place to another. There are different reasons why people leave their place of origin, there are both push and pull reasons. Push reasons are the negative reasons that push people away from there land of origin, example, in Tokelauan people, are starting to move due to, limited education, pay isn’t good, qualities of jobs aren't as good and so forth. The pull reasons are the positive reasons that attract people to another place of destination, let’s take the Tokelauan people as our example, they migrated from their country of origin to their new destination NZ (New Zealand), they moved there because of all the pull reasons like, they get better pay, the education is better and many other reasons.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Changes in Tokelau

Today in class we have learned about the changes that are happening in Tokelau. One of the many great changes that have happened in Tokelau is the fact that, women are now allowed to attend the fono (council meetings). I think that this is a great change because now, the women can now get a fair idea about whats going on in the villages/island, they can now share there point of view in what should or shouldn't happen.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Social Studies

Two concepts I learned today are Migration and Globalisation. I learned that migration is when people move from one place to another. For example, you live in New Zeland for 5years and then for the next 10 you move to Australia and live there etc. Globalisation is when is like when other businesses or organizations develop international influence or begin operating on an international scale.

In Tokelau, there are many challenges that they (the people of Tokelau) are facing. One challenge they are facing is education. In the video, we found out that there education/schooling only go from the ages 5 - 8 (years 1 -4), In this situation some kids either get homeschooled or sent over to other islands/countries to gain better knowledge and skills.

Another challenge they are facing is the number of people who are leaving and migrating to other island and countries, especially the young strong ones, (Around the ages of 16 and over). The reason being to why their numbers are decreasing is because most of the kids and families are leaving to other islands/countries to gain a better education for themselves and to become more skilled than they already are. Another thing we learned during this lesson

Monday, 26 March 2018

Made In Taiwan Summary

What was the main purpose of Nathan and Oscar's trip?
The main purpose for them was to find where their ancestors first originated
from. As they researched and found more information about where they came
from, they went from island to island collecting more and more detail about their
ancestors and about themselves.

Some great discovery they found through there trips were, the Lapita pottery,
shared with them by an archaeologist. Lapita pottery is an ancient bowl created
about 15000 years ago. As Nathan and Oscar were scanning the small pieces
of the pot, they found some patterns that were similar to the Samoan patterns
we use for traditional tattoos.  

Every island they visited always had something similar to their homeland/country.
Out of it all, the most similar thing was their language. Each island they visited
had language similar to there own, example, Tongans and Samoans have
similar sayings, names for dances, etc. It was amazing to see how we aren't
so different to each other, I mean, even our traditions are nearly similar.

They succeeded to find more things about who we are and how not so different
we are to those around us.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

SOS - Waitangi Day

What did you do on Waitangi Day?

On Waitangi day I spent the morning getting prepared with my family to go for a morning run.
I really enjoyed it because, not only did I get to spend time with my family, but I was able to
push my limit and go non stop around the Bayson! For me that was a very big achievement because,
usually I would stop after five minutes and walk the rest, but with the help of my supportive brothers
and cousin, I was able to push my limit and run all the way round!  

Do you think we should celebrate Waitangi Day?
                   ( continue to enjoy a day off )
Yes / no ‘ Give a reason
For me I am not sure. Reason being is because, I don’t have much of an understanding on what
Waitangi day is about. I do understand that on that very day, the treaty of Waitangi was signed.
I mean, I do enjoy the fact that we get the day off to spend time with our loved ones on that day,
but to be very honest with you, I really want to understand more about waitangi day and what secrets
that treaty holds, what power does this treaty hold? Is it really that important? If so, why did we have
to make a treaty just to create peace between the two nations? I hope one day I will be able to

  1. It was a place she wanted to visit. Because she understood the history of why waitangi day
  2. is important.
  3. She did not come simply for the beauty and the hospitality of the place, he and others came
  4. because there was much work. . . Much work to do.
  5. Because it was very important to them.