Monday, 11 December 2017

Andrew Patterson and Raenan inspiration talk

What an inspiring talk that Mr. Andrew Patterson and Raenan (a former student from P.E.S). They had talked about setting your goals, take advantages of any opportunity, you are the boss of yourself and also changes won't happen if you don't change yourself.

 The two most uplifting and inspiring talks were taking advantages of your opportunities and changes won't happen if you don't change yourself.  If you don't know what taking advantages your opportunity mean, I will gladly tell you. Taking advantages of your opportunities means when there is an opportunity for anything then take it, and "changes won't happen if you don't change yourself" means making a change in your life or making a change in the world.

Anyway, Raenan had some awesome news to share and it was that he became deputy head boy at Tamaki College, and that was his goal for a long time. His other goal is to become a police officer and ever since he was little he dreamt of being one. This is a good example of saying set your goals and work hard become not everything is gonna work out the way you imagined it, but it was worth it. So remember aim for success and success will eventually come to you.

A - Aspiration
I - Inspiration
M - Motivation
Aspiration + Inspiration = Motivation

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My experience this year

This year has been an awesome year in extension with Mrs Langitupu and the year 7's. As a year 8 I am gonna miss everyone in extension and I hope they do good in all test that they will be sitting next year. I have some advice for all the year 6's the will be in the year 7 and 8 extension group. Do well and always listen to Mrs Langitupu and also when your suppose to be told to be quite then please do because we weren't good at that this year. My highlights for this year is getting to be apart of this amazing extension group and doing coding and lots more fun things this year. Thats pretty much my highlights, experiences and advice towards all our younger extension people. Merry X-Mas and a happy new year everyone.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Carry on from our Owl

My team, Miss Eadie and I have been working hard to get this done. This owl's name is Te Ahorangi. Te Ahorangi in English from Maori means "the enlightened one". Our journey to getting Te Ahorangi  done is so close but we can't let our guard down and slack off (even though we have done that a few times). Paints have been spilled, dried up and used all up, paint brushes have been lost, paint gets on our clothes and patterns go wrong but all these mistakes that we have done, we are learning from it. So this is just a short update about our owl Te Ahorangi. Keep checking my blog for even more and new updates. Have a good day.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Design ideas for our owl

Here are some of my design ideas for our owl. These design might be placed upon the wings and will be changed a bit. All the patterns we chose will be telling a story. So I hope you like these patterns.
Image result for tongan tattoos drawings

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Progression of our Owl

Kia Ora, nau mai haere mai. For at least 2 - 4 weeks my team (Isaac, Christopher, David) and I have been working and it is for a art competition and its called Little Hoot. This is a short post but here is the progression throughout the term. Also big thanks to Miss Eadie for organizing all this, for giving up your lunch times and other times and lastly for choosing as and making us feel comfortable. So here are the photo's.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Creating Games with Scratch and the Makey Makey

What a blast it has been to understand and use the Makey Makey set up. With that we had to choose out of making a band, a game show or a game for people with disabilities. My group and I chose the game show because it was more interesting and was more challenging to do. Well it took the yr 7/8 extension group and I 1 whole term and 2 weeks of term 4 to fully complete our projects. So with the help of Zoey from OMG tech, she helped us with all the things we need to know like setting up the Makey Makey or how to code on Scratch while using the Makey Makey and lots more difficult things. It was much more easier with the help of Zoey and things got done a little more faster than we thought it would take.

What I learnt was how to set up the Makey Makey set and how to create the buzzers by connecting the Makey Makey wires up to whatever we chose for our buzzer. Another thing I learnt was the different parts of the base of the Makey Makey. It was really complicate of me because i dont really understand coding and the different wires. What my group and I had to make was first our buzzer, then our questions and answers then after all that we had to start coding. The most challenging part was coding becasue I didnt quite understand how to code the buzzer so it would light up and make a sound for when they buzz.

So thats my reflection about my experience with Scratch and the Makey Makey. Everyone in the Yr 7/8 extension group and myself new that our task was gonna be really hard. So at the end when everyone had finished we had to present our games infront our the group and we could let a couple of people play. So thats what we did in term 3 and that was our task with Zoey. Try this out for yourself because it is certainly fun but complicated. Thats my experience with the Makey Makey and scratch and how cool it was. Also thanks to Mrs Langitupu for orginasing all this for our extension group, we love you.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Why it is important to have school rules

Why is it important to have school rules? Well keep on reading to see why it is important.

One school rule we have at Pt England is to keep your hands and feet to yourselves. So what this basically means is to not punch, kick, slap or any other way to hurt others, because hurting others is bad and will get to into quite a lot of trouble.

Another school rule we have here is to respect school property and the property of others. This means to not trash school grounds, don’t tag or do graffiti on the walls or anywhere on school property, so that's what respecting school grounds. Respecting other people's property means not looking through all their private things and not trashing or stealing their belongings.

One last school rule is you must be cyber smart and use your device responsibly. You always need to watch out what you do online because it can always be recorded (seen in history) on your history and everyone can see what you do. So always be cyber smart when you are on your device.

So having school rules keeps the school balanced and that's why we need school rules and why it is important. So those were some of the school rules that we follow here at Pt England School. Having school rules are important and every school needs them if they don't have it already.