Monday, November 25, 2013

Balloon Investigation


Attempt 1:

Attempt 2:
Attempt 3:


In term 2 the extension group did an investigation on how far a balloon can go on a straw. We were put into groups of 5 and planned out how we were going to do it. Our first attempt was a fail. As well as the second. But our third and final came out strong and ended up at the end. Although the time was slow, we were happy that the balloon finally made it to the end.

I wonder How Paper Is Formed?

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In EXT we were to create an 'I Wonder' movie. My partner, Rita and I wondered how paper was formed. Here is our movie. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Friends 2013


Good friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget ~ Quote. I met some great friends here at Pt England, and I think this quote best describes how close I am with them.

I am so grateful to be friends with them. Shoal, Ashleigh, Huelo-Ata, Rita and Brooklyn are the coolest people I have ever met, and I don’t think I’ll met anyone like them. I hope that when I leave we continue to stay in touch.

Shoal, there is no other word to describe her but ‘Amazing’. She is friendly when she wants to be, she is really smart and she is funny. Ashleigh, she is the most boyish person in our group of friends. She always has a funny story to tell us. It always brings a smile to my face. Huelo-Ata. All though she looks skinny she is mega aggressive and clumsy. But, she is the kindest person ever. Rita, our mama bear. She is MEGA smart and her personality is the best. She is obsessed with chocolate! What I like about her is that she sticks up for all of us when we are in trouble. Last but not least, Brooklyn. She is full of excitement but one word that best describes her would probably be ‘Random’. She always comes up with random subjects to talk about. But thats what makes Brooklyn, Brooklyn.

These girls are beautiful, smart, and so cool in their own way. I could go on and on about how great they are but I’ll stop. They all are immature, but thats what I like about them. They don’t take things seriously. Meeting these girls was probably the best thing that has happened here at Pt England.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Athletics 2013


Intro:

Athletics. We had athletics last week on Friday and it was awesome! All though the weather finished off with showers of rain and we didn’t get to finish off our relays, I still had fun. I enjoyed my time hanging out with my friends, trying my best in all the activities and seeing everyone with a happy and smiling face. Here is my highlight, lowlight and most interesting part of athletics.


Highlight:
My highlight of that day would be doing the sack race and tug-of-war with Jonty. Its always nice to try something different in athletics. Most people went all out, while the others like me just thought that, that activity was just to relax and play around. It was still fun to see everyone having a great time though. I also enjoyed hanging out with Mrs Tele’a who was the teacher for the year 8 girls. She gave us little treats that would help get our energy back up.

Lowlight:
My least favourite part of athletics was definitely sprints. Sprinting is not my favourite thing to do but I still gave it my all. In my first race I was pumped up and ready. I stood up and waited for my opponents to get ready as well. When all of a sudden “CLAP!!” I was not expecting the clapper to clap so early. But when it did, I realized I was still on the starting line and everyone was a head of me. I ran my hardest and catched up to some people. Unfortunately that wasn’t enough for me to qualify into the finals.


Interesting:
My most interesting part was watching the house relays. I cheered for my house colour, Matatua (Green). I looked at all of the racers and they were so focused. In the end of the race, Matatua (My House Colour) came 1st.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Direction!!!

One direction. The best British boy band we have ever heard. The boy band consists of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zyan (Zain) Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne. They are the world’s biggest boy band at the moment. They originally auditioned separately in the hit television ‘X Factor’ but was formed into a group by the one and only, Simon Cowell. They then got eliminated but continued to make music. They released their first song ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and that became a massive hit.