Thursday, 12 July 2018

Author focus : Witi Ihimaera ๐Ÿ•ฎ✍️

For Homework in the holidays, we were assigned to learn about Witi Ihimaera. Witi Ihimaera is one well known author from New Zealand. Down below are some questions and answers about Witi Ihimaera.

Where and when was he born?
Witi Ihimaera was born on the 7th of February 1944 at Gisborne, a town in the East

What is his educational background?
Ihimaera use to attend Auckland University but didn’t exactly complete his degree

What are some famous books he has written?
* The Whale Rider
* Pounamu, Pounamu
* Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies

Other than writing, what else does he do in his career?
- Well, he was a professor

What are some of his achievements as a writer?
- Ihimaera has received many awards, exactly 3 times
- In 1995, he was awarded first place at Montana Book awards
- First place for Tangi in 1974
- First place for The Matriarch in 1986

What stories have you heard or read written by Witi Ihimaera?
Sadly I have not read a story written by Witi Ihimaera but he certainly sounds like
a good author.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Home Learning (Space & Te Reo Maori) ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ

The holidays have just started and I have a lot of homework on my hands. Down below are some questions from my holiday homework sheet.

What is the biggest planet in our solar system?
Jupiter (Hinei Tiweka)

How many planets are in our solar system?
Eight - 8

What are the names of the planets in Te Reo Maori?
Mercury - Apฤrangi & Takero
Venus - Kopu
Earth - Ao
Mars - Matawhero
Jupiter - Hinei Tiweka
Saturn - Rongo
Uranus - Wherangi & Rangipo
Neptune - Tangaroa

Thursday, 5 July 2018

The 3 Monsters (Poem No.2) ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Empty cabinets, Empty drawers everywhere I turn
All taken by the 3 evil monsters
Ah! They’ll never learn

Food gone, Clothes gone , everything is gone
They took this way too far
This can no longer go on

Rivals everyday
Not all battles are a success
But it doesn't really matter anyway

Petty Fights, Petty Arguments
Issues can not be fixed
For once can we come into a agreement?

The New Age (Poem No.1) ๐Ÿ–ฅ️๐Ÿง 

The new age

Image result for technology

New iPhones, New Ipads on sale every 6 months
On them 24/7 and this is something we should discuss
I for once can’t believe whats happening
The society of the world is unbalanced and this saddens me
“The world is more developed with the technology we have”
They said
“Having technology is not all bad”
But the world is changing and we all don’t find it sad
Is this the society we live in now?
Should all of this be allowed?
Do we have to depend on technology?
Our eyes glued onto our cellphones
Would this ever change?
Our mind is as dead as zombies   
Would this ever end?
You tell me.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Creating Animated Stories in DigiTech ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

In DigiTech we've been learning to code and how to make animation stories.
The following are some of the tasks we've completed in class:

My Animation Story
I had to create an animated story relating to 'the Neighbourhood'.

Animated Story Example

Thursday, 17 May 2018


At exactly 8:00 on Tuesday, 24 of the most luckiest students were chosen to have the most amazing lifetime experience, Sailing! We all firstly arrived at school bright and early in warm and comfy clothes. We all hopped in the bus,greeting our bus driver kindly.We then headed towards the city where the sailing program was placed.

As we arrived, we all got a chance to meet our instructors, Gaven,Maria and Justin. They were all so kind enough to greet us wonderfully. Firstly, Justin showed us how to get the sail boats ready and so we had an opportunity to do it ourselves. We hatched up some ropes and opened the sail and a great big wave of the wind brushes through our faces.

We got the sail boats ready and then had morning tea. After a minute or two of eating we were told to put on swimsuits and life jackets which were hanging on the side fence.We all put on our swimsuits in the changing rooms. It was uncomfortable but bearable. One by one we hopped on our sail boats with one of our partners. I was partners with Viliami and then my sister Anastacia (there blogs will be down below). As I hop on the small sailboat I felt my stomach tickle in a unlikely of way. I was truly feeling nervous.

We spent the whole morning sailing. After a morning filled with fun we all got dropped of at shore to have a break. We sat down at our lunch areas and ate our lunch. As we ate we decided to play around at the shore, where we saw the waves crash softly against the reef and seeing seagulls fly across our eyes. It was a beautiful view. We continued sailing but there was a great challenge which was formed by the instructors of the sailing program. The instructors took us to the deeper end side of the sea. At first we were all doing so well but some problems occurred. Most of us sunk slowly to the bottom and some collapsed, but we were all saved from the instructors.

After sailing we helped take the boats back and then we got changed back into our warm clothes. It was a very fun experience, I hope we come again!


Down below is a thank you letter to Gaven,Maria and Justin.

Dear, Justin,Maria & Gaven,
I am truly thankful that you have invited us to have the most incredible experience of our lives. We enjoyed every bit  and learned many things you’ve taught us. I’m sure I can speak for the rest of us and say, that you have made our entire day a blast! We all hope we can come back one day.

Author focus : Witi Ihimaera ๐Ÿ•ฎ✍️

For Homework in the holidays, we were assigned to learn about Witi Ihimaera. Witi Ihimaera is one well known author from New Zealand. Down ...