Friday, 24 November 2017

Sumdog Competition

Recently we competed in the Auckland South Sumdog Maths Contest. We went up against schools all over south auckland. Our school entered 4 teams (room 6, room 7, room 8 and room 10) as you can see from the photo below our school took out the top 3 spots. My class (room 8) came second after being stuck behind room 10 we finally got ahead of them on the last day. Mostly due to the fact that they went on a trip. I was really proud of the way that I performed during the competition as the majority of the questions I answered were correct. I can't wait for the next one!

Pastel Blending Art

Yesterday we had a reliever (Mr Simmons) who did art with us in the afternoon. The art that we did was pastel blending art. Basically we drew a plant then mixed/blended a load of colour together to create a really nice texture and colour. The art was actually quite simple after I got the hang of it.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Pace, Acceloration or Consolidation

Yesterday I sat a maths strand e-asTTle. I thought that I did quite well as I have been steadily improving throughout the year.  My overall scored equizilated to a 6p however as I sat a level 4-5 test the highest mark they can give you is a 5A which is what I got. I am quite happy with my resualt as it is well above the national standard.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Descriptive Paragraph-Fireworks

The fuse is lit. As it fizzled down, the air fills with excitement. It’s so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Then all of a sudden… “BOOM!!!”. We all track it as it travels up into the air making a deafening whistling noise. It stalls up in the air, then it bursts into a several different colours. Flickers of color illuminate the black night sky. All you could hear is the sizzle of the explosion. After a couple hours everyone and everything smelt like smoke. However the excitement and the thrill made the smell all worth it. Even if there were a few crying kids.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Breakfast Cups

Today for science with continued with our topic study of chemical changes. So today we made breakfast cups. Which is baked beans and an egg inside buttered bread topped with some parsley. This is a chemical change. It is a chemical change becuase once you cook the egg you can't go back to a raw egg.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Valors Problem

Perfect Relaxation! A bird’s eye view! Valor laid on the rooftop of his multi million dollar estate. He had wanted to just have a day where he was all alone and could be by himself. This is because he had been so busy trying to keep Valor Power Industries from going out off business. Unfortunately the city had recently turned against him. A little slip has severe repercussions. His company distributes power to the rest of the city. The other week when one of his employees pulled the power to the entire distribution center it stopped the company from distributing the power.

“Ring, Ring, Ring.” goes the phone. Valor gets up and realies that he probably wasn’t ever going to actually get a day to himself. He gets up as starts to walk into his office. He picks it up but doesn’t get a chance to say anything because all of a sudden...  he hears a deep a croaky voice,
“You have seventy-two hours to shut down Valor Power Industries, or else your city will come to harm.” It just keeps on repeating the message. He doesn’t know what to do. He just decides to record the message then he would go to the authorities.

That's exactly what he did. He rushed downtown to the police station. The police filed a report and said that it would probably just a prank call but they would look into it. Then he noticed how late it was. It was around 9:30pm. Valor was really tired but also really hungry. So he jumped back into his car, drove over to Fatburger and got a double chicken burger. He ate then, drove back home and slept.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Elephants Toothpaste

Today in reading we conducted the Elephants Toothpaste Experiment. The ingredients we used were: hydrogen peroxide, blue food colouring, dishwashing liquid, warm water and yeast. In my opinion it didn't really work because there was too big of an opening for the gasses to escape from. What is supposed to happen is that it makes a smooth foam that bubbles up and overfills. Ours was more like a liquid that just overflowed due to the fact that the glass couldn't hold any more liquid.


Diwali. The festival of Lights. It is the biggest hindu celebration in the world. Diwali is celebrated to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. You can find hindus’ celebrating Diwali worldwide as it is a rich part of their culture. The religious celebration signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. The meaning of Diwali differs from regionally. However they all point to joy and happiness.

Diwali lasts for 5 days in India however in many other parts of the world Hindus celebrate it for just one or two days. The first day is known as Dhanteras (The day of Knowledge). On this day families go shopping for gold and silver jewelry, cutlery, and other useful household items. The second is known as Naraka Chaturdasi (Day of knowledge). They make rangoli patterns at their door to welcome in friends, family and the gods to their house. The third day is the most important day as it is Diwali (The Day of Light). One this day fireworks are let off all throughout the night, it also marks the end of the Hindu year in many regions. The fourth day is Annakut (New Year). This is the day that is piled high in Hindu temples as an offering to the God Krishna. The fifth and final day is the Bhai Duj (The Day of Love Between Siblings). Sisters commonly perf

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

How do I want to be remembered?

How do I want to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as a good person. As a person who no matter what the situation tells the truth. As a person who tries to see the good in people no matter how nasty and cruel that person is being. I would also like to be remembered as a person who looks for the positive side of every situation no matter how dak and grim it is.

I would first of all liked to be remembered as a truthful person. This means that even if a major situation concerning one of my friends. I will be truthful. To all of the teachers and students that ask me a question I will answer with absolute honesty and will not be afraid to do it.

I would also like to be remembered as a person that tries to bring the good out of people. In my opinion not matter how cruel or malicious someone is being I will look for the good inside of them. I strongly believe that there are two sides to people: the good and the evil, the honorable and the corrupt, the malicious and the friendly and there is always a way to bring that out in people no matter who they are or what they have done.

The third way that I would like to be remembered is the person who can always brighten up your day. No matter how glum or blue you feel there is always a plus side I’m like the butter to your bread. On it’s own bread is dry and boring however with butter it becomes so much tastier. So no matter how you are feeling you can rely on me to bring a smile to your face.

So those are the ways I want to be remembered. As a young man who is not afraid to tell the truths and stand up for those you can’t stand up for themselves. As the boy who tries to see the good in people no matter how they are acting. As the person who will brighten up your day no matter how tough the situation. So now I ask you this… how do you want to be remembered?