Thursday, 7 December 2017

Word Problems wk 4/5

WALT -  Use 2 different strategies to solve word problems

This presentation is a mixture of word problems my group and I had to solve. There are different strategies like decimals, takeaways, multiplication and more. Hope these strategies will help you of you are not sure how to solve it.

Word Problems and Sudoku

WALT -  Use 2 different strategies to solve word problems

Today I have finished my maths presentation about word problems and the Walt for today is to use 2 different strategies to solve word problems. In this presentation there are Easy, Medium and Hard word problems. I managed to get through them and once we have finished answering the questions we had to complete a Sudoku puzzle. 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Tapaono Interpreting Graphs

WALT -  a. Interpreting what word problems are asking me to work out.
WALT - Identify relationships by using graphs

This is my presentation about statistics and graphs. It is about interpreting graphs and creating graphs. This helps me to create graphs and to use a formula to solve practical problems.

The Rules

WALT - generate questions

This is my finished reading  for this week. The text that me and my reading group have been reading about is called The Rules. Once we have finished answering the questions our next task is to create a question cube for a buddy in our group. We had to think of 6 questions of our own to write on the question cube.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Time for Decimals!

WALT -  Use 2 different strategies to solve word problems AND adding and subtracting decimals

Today I have finished my my decimal maths presentation. This presentation obviously was all about decimals. I had to know how to add and subtract decimal equations. I hope this presentation will help you if you get stuck. 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Spitting to Survive

WALT - improve comprehension and understanding of a text

This is my reading presentation that I have completed for week 6. The text that I have been reading is about a snake called a spitting cobra. If this cobra spits in your eye that it will hurt really bad and it will be painful. At the end of the presentation I had to create a new presentation about 10 fun facts of any animal. I chose a tiger.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Running: Sport or Way of Life?

WALT - identify key information in a text

Manaiakalani Film Festival

WALT - write a recount

It was the 10th annual Manaikalani Film Festival of 2017. This remarkable event took place in Sylvia Park Hoyts Cinemas on Wednesday the 8th of November. A great amount of students from different schools in the Manaiakalani cluster have also watched the movies in the Hoyts Cinemas.

As we were seated in our seats we were excited and comfortable at the same time. We watched other movies from diverse schools and they were interesting and also not really the kind of movies I usually watched. The movies from Pt England School were the funniest. Some movies from Pt England that we watched were Slo Mo, Taste Test, Ask Your Aunty and other more cool movies.
After a long period of time watching these fantastic movies. We then went back out of the cinemas waiting for our buses to return back to school. I really enjoyed watching these fabulous movies created by students from each and different one of the Manaiakalani schools. You can click on the link to watch different movies from other school.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Parts of an Orchestra

Today I have created I presentation explaining the parts of an orchestra. In an orchestra there are different kinds of families. Brass family, string family, woodwind family and the percussion which is the largest family in the orchestra. This is all related to our topic and theme for this term which Musical Madness.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Equivalent Fractions

Learning about Equivalent Fractions

Today Tapawha met up with the teacher and learnt about fractions and equivalent fractions. We first folded up paper to make 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. We made equivalent fractions like 1/2 = 2/4 and 3/4 = 6/8 and 1/2 =4/8.   

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Test Practice #3

This is my test practise number 3 for this week. This is to help us for our upcoming tests and our gloss test. We had to use different strategies to solve word problems.

Mr Patterson Motivational Talk

Today Mr Patterson came and talk to the Yr 7/8's about their future and other awesome stuff. One thing I picked up from his talk was when he was talking about Being a Giver not a Taker. Meaning not to be selfish and to be positive and have strength. Together we watched a short video about a 11 year old boy named Uili who has given his lunch money to a homeless man everyday for two weeks. The old man was crying and sitting out side the Leabank shops. A few days later Uili didn't know that he was going to take a trip to Wellington. He also talks about A+I+M. A stands for Aspiration, I stands for Inspiration and M stands for Motivational.       

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Test Practice

This is my test practice presentation I have completed. This is a warm up test practice for the gloss test next week.

Test Prep #2

Today I have completed the test prep presentation. This presentation is a warm up for out test next week.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Explanation Writing

WALT - Practice explanation writing

Why is regular exercise important?

I will be explaining to you three main points to why regular exercise is important. How you can live longer, keeps you in a good mood and also keeps you healthy

First point for this explanation is about you and me living longer for the rest of our lives. Regular exercise helps us to live longer by being fit and always eating healthy food. Eating fruits and veggies will help you increase the level of having heart disease.

Secondly exercise also keeps you in a good mood for the day. By walking in the morning for 30 mins each day, stretching, running and other exercises. When you have finished doing all of that you will feel more happier and more excited for the day that is coming ahead.  

Finally my last main point of regular exercise is to keep your body in a healthy weight. Meaning to eat healthy and it helps you lower the risk of some diseases including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

I believe these three main points will help you live longer, keeping you in a good mood and keeping you healthy are reasons why regular exercise is important. I hope you take this information and use this to keep you body strong.

Today I have finished off my practice explanation writing. This is to help with my test next week. The topic for this explanation writing is Why is regular exercise important? I have written three elements explaining each idea i have brainstormed. Hope you get information from this explanation writing.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Niue Group Performance

Today is Niuean language week and to celebrate a group of students from my school have practised all week to perform their traditional dance on stage at assembly. The theme for Niue language week is 'Ko e Vagahau Niue ko e Atefua he Tagata Niue' which means 'The Niue language is the Heart of Niue People. In assembly the niuean group performed on stage. The niuean girls did a performance which was really nice and hand movements were nice too. After that the niuean warriors (boys) did a haka or takalo in niuean language. Everyone was cheering and were happy to see their peformance.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Term 4 Immersion Assembly

Hello people, the is the start of a new term which is Term 4. The topic for this term is called Musical Madness!!!. Teachers from different teams have created their own skit or item during the school holidays to present to the students of Pt England for the last term of 2017. Each team did a very good job entertaining us with their awesome skits and singing. 

To start off this term we had an eye-opening performance by the remarkable senior management team and one astonishing teacher who are followed by Mr Burt, Mrs Nua, Mr Somerville, Mr Jacobson and Mr Wiseman (astonishing teacher). They were singing their new song Musical Madness Saves the Day. Each teacher had an instrument to play. Mr 
Burt was playing the guitar, Mrs Nua had her tambourine, Mr Somerville was rocking out his drums, Mr Jacobson playing with his trumpet and Mr Wiseman playing the bass. Together they made a wonderful band.

Team 1 teachers did a item when they were playing cards and listening to music. There focus for this term is listening to music and how it affects their emotions. Team 2 did an amazing performance of Miss Gaston singing "The Lion sleeps tonight". As she was singing other teachers came in with different instruments. Miss Peck was playing the castanet, Miss Tumahai was playing the xylophone and last was Miss Nalder playing the bongos. 

Teachers from Team 3 made a movie about songs in real life. They were also lip syncing to different types of songs as they were talking to each other. The teachers involved Mr Moran, Miss King, Miss Eadie and Miss Davis. They were singing different songs. Team 4 teachers made a little movie kind of like carpool karaoke but they were singing different songs in a car. Each of them had a turn driving while they were singing their hearts out!! The teachers are followed by Mr Somerville, Mr Goodwin, Miss Scanlan, Miss Parent, Miss West and Miss Buchanan. 

Last but not least was the wonderful Team 5 teachers who performed an excellent item. The group of teachers are Mr Wiseman, Mrs Ilaoa, Mrs Tele'a, Ms Tapuke and Whaea Kelly. They were acting as if they were a family and they also watched the movie Lion King for their family movie night. There was different music in the audio and whenever it changes their emotions change too. It was really funny and amazing.

My favourite was Team 4 and 3 and 5. They had wonderful movies and made me laugh the whole time. It is pretty sad for me because it is the last Immersion assembly before I go to college.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Statistics & Probability

WALT - a. Use everyday language to talk about chance classify events as certain, possible, impossible.  

This presentation is a introduction to our statistics and probability. For this week my maths group and I are beginning this week of with statistics and probability. Statistics and 
probability is something that will happen, certain, possible or impossible.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

History of Ta'ovala

This is a presentation I made about the history of the tongan ta'ovala and also the 3 types of ta'ovala.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mount Rushmore

Today I have read a text on Read Theory about Mount Rushmore. This text is about faces of four presidents, George Washington (1st US president), Thomas Jefferson (3rd US president), Theodore Roosevelt (26th US president) and last Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of USA. The four presidents are carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

A South Dakota historian named Doane Robinson had wanted to carve western heroes on the mountain. But instead of carving western heroes a designer named Gutzon Borglum decided to make it more nationally by carving the faces of the four presidents. It took fourteen years to carve it. Finally on the 1st of October 1941 it was ready to be opened for the public to see. 


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Spring Cleaning

Hey bloggers, today I was doing some spring cleaning with my siblings. You guys might not often do spring cleaning but in my family we do. Even though it is the holidays or weekends we still do cleaning to keep our house tidy. Hope all you students have a happy holiday with your families and friends and remember to clean your houses and gardens.

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Goodbye Mrs Judd

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I will take this opportunity to say a very farewell to the awesome Mrs Judd who has been teaching in Room 4 for three terms and now she is going to leave Pt England School with her husband to Tauranga. Mrs Judd you have been an awesome teacher for team 5 and was always humble and helpful to the students you have taught. But on the bright side we are happy for you as you will have the best time in Tauranga with your husband. I will miss the crazy dance moves and your talented voice during class. Wishing you the very best for the future and also your husband's job. Ka kite ano Mrs Judd. We love you. 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Area Perimeter

WALT -  Explain or show the steps we took to solve each measurement problem

Today I have published my maths presentation called Area and Perimeter. For this week Tapawha and I are learning to find the perimeter and area of 2D straight-sided shapes. I have completed it and worked out how to solve each equations. What I learned from this is that the perimeter is the distance all the way around the outside of a shape. The area is the number of square units inside a shape. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Moon & Tides

This is a presentation that me and my friend Inez have made about the moon and tides. Together we wrote a short paragraph explaining how to moon is pulling the sea to itself with its gravitational force. Which is related to the theme for this term. Guardians of the Galaxy.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Ratio & Porpotion

WALT: Explain or show the steps we took to solve each word problem (Ratios & Proportions)

I have completed my maths presentation about Ratio and Proportions. My maths group and I had to solve each word problems and explain how we got our answers. Some of the questions were hard but I managed to get help with my friend. Hope you enjoy learning about ratio and proportions.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Elections 2017

WALT: understand how leadership of groups in communities and societies.
SUCCESS CRITERIA: I know I can do this when I can explain how leadership impacts my community

Today I have finished my reading presentation about Elections 2017. It is that time when all of our adults are to vote for which party group and candidates.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Fractions for Tapawha

WALT: use repeated addition to solve part unknown questions where the numerator is

Today I have finished my maths presentation. It is about fractions and learning how to use repeated addition to solve part unknown questions. My maths group and I watched a video about how to solve equations like what 3/5 of 15 equals.


WALT: Converting units of measure and convert between different metric lengths

Today I have published my maths presentation about converting measurements. We are learning about using metric units. The units are km, mm, cm, m. We use it to measure objects.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tongan Language Week Performance

Tongan Language Week

It was week 7 last week and it was a special week for all Tongans in New Zealand. It was Tongan Language Week. The saying for Tongan Language Week is "Fakakoloa Aotearoa aki a'e Nofo a'e Kainga. I am proud to be a Tongan and will like to celebrate it with my family and friends. On Friday during our school assembly a big group of Tongan children were performing a traditional dance and boys dance. I was one of those who performed on our school assembly. We practice for days until it was the time showed our traditional dance to our school. 

Multiplication Pyramid

Hello everyone, this is my multiplication pyramid that I have completed.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Not so Normal

WALT -  make inferences (find hidden meaning in a text)

Hi everyone this is my reading presentation that I have completed. My reading group and I are to make inferences and to find the hidden meaning in a text. As part of our theme for this term. We have read books about space and planets. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, 4 September 2017


WALT -  make inferences (find hidden meaning in a text)

Here is me and my partners presentation about inferring and reading between the lines. We had to read three texts and think about Who the character might be, What kind of person the character is and How the character is Feeling at that moment. We had use and find clues in the text. once we have completed our work we post to our blog.

Thursday, 31 August 2017


Today my maths group and I have been given our ICAN Test results. Some of us have improved and some of us need to push our selves to be in the stage for maths. My results for the ICAN test have improved a bit but I still want ton push myself to be in the right level for maths. The area I have improved is the Place value. I may have gone back a level but I still want to push myself. My learning goals now for these areas are to practice and work on my fractions and number sequence.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Blast from the Past

Walt: identify the author's purpose

Today's reading is about Blast from the Past it is a text about a famous engineer who created the  world's first liquid fuelled rocket. Once my reading group have finished answering the questions. We have to post it to our blogs with a walt in and a task description to explain our learning evidence.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Top 3 Speeches

It was Friday the 25th of August. For the last few weeks team 5 have been focusing on writing speeches so that they can stand up and say their speeches in front of team 5. Once we have finished our speeches we had to say in front of our classes and see who said it nicely and clearly. there were top 3 finalist from each class to say their speeches. Each of them had to practise and memorise it off by heart. It was that they when the finalist have to say their speeches in front of team 5. When I heard the students say their speeches I thought that was really nice. One of my friends said their speech and it was really good.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Smart Footprint: Future footprints

Smart Footprint: We are learning to create a positive digital footprint.  

Hi Everybody this is my smart footprint presentation for week 4.
For this inquiry. My class and I have to make a copy of this presentation. Today we are learning about future footprints. I had to create a blog profile that is all about me. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to put a smart positive footprint online.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fractions Revision

WALT:  Learning about how we measure things everyday - from the non-standard methods through to standard.

This week my maths class and I have been focusing on fraction. It is because some students did not do quite well with their fractions when they were doing their gloss test. So our maths teacher created a presentation to help us remember how our knowledge on fractions.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Screencastify Fraction Problem

Walt: use screencastify as apart of our learning for maths this week. My maths group and I also used it for solving fraction problems

This week my maths group and I (Tapawha and Tapaono) were learning how to use screencastify. As part of our learning. Some students already knew how to use it but some were already recording their clips and it turned out great. Here is a short video of mine I have created by using Screencastify showing how I solved a fraction problem. Hope you Enjoy.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Night Lights/Phases of the moon

WALT -  Identify features of a non-fiction text

This term our school theme and topic for this term is guardian of the galaxy and we will be learning about space how the moon and other planets are moving around the solar system.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Word Problems 2017

WALT:  Learning about how we measure things everyday - from the non-standard methods through to standard.

This is my wk 1/2 maths presentation for this term. It is about word problems and using various strategies to solve word problems.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Term 3 Immersion Assembly

It was Monday 24th of July. It is the first week of term 3 for 2017. Today we had our annual school immersion assembly for a great start for term 3. In every start of a new term Pt England School starts of the day with our school immersion assembly. Each item is held by a group of teachers who have been working hard over the holidays to create a movie, skit, or an item. The topic for this term is called Guardians of the Galaxy.

Team 1 is the first team to start off. Group of teachers have made a song about 6 teachers going to space. They took off with their flying cars and went and flew to outer space where all the planets are.

Next is team 2's movie which is very similar to team 1's. Their movie was awesome and also the teachers was dancing and singing. The song was about space, stars, planets and other cool things in space. 

Team 3 is next and their movie was about the "Days of our Lives". Teachers from team 3 have created a movie about time which is what they are learning about for this term as part of our inquiry. It included dancing and singing. 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Tapawha Learning with the teacher

Today my group and I (Tapawha) were meeting our teacher for our gloss test results. We were to look at our test results and see if we have improved. My results were fine but I still needed to improve and practice on my division, fraction and all kinds of maths work.

After looking through our results for our gloss test. My maths teacher (Mrs Tele'a) and my group were just going through some problems we were stuck on. So we started off by working our some fractions. Like how to write 1/2 or 1/10, putting the number in order. Smallest to largest. we also made equations like 1/2 of 40 = ? We started of by thinking of a division, 40 divided by 2 which equals 20. So 1/2 of 40 = 20. We moved in decimals and did the same thing. Like what is 1/2 in decimal from. The answer 0.5.
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey #Day 3 Wild Eyes

Activity 1: Day 3

The animal that I am going to adopt is a native animal which called a tuatara. A tuatara is a living reptile which is the longest most living reptile. It is also older than dinosaurs! It has survived for approximately 200 million years. Did you know that young tuataras have a third eye. The third eye is on top of their brains between their other eyes.  

What do they eat:
Tuataras are carnivores, which means they eat meat. Such as huhu grubs, weta, baby mice and other sorts of insects.

They were many tuataras found all over New Zealand. But now they live in 32 offshore islands. If a predator eats the tail of a tuatara it can regenerate again. Which means it will grow its tail back again.

Activity 2:

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The main thing about all predators is that they affect us. Poor farmers have to pay millions of dollars because of damage made by possums! Lot’s of people in New Zealand are starting to trap possums but I think that it’s just sad. Instead of killing our predators they should go back to where they came from instead of killing them. Also other predators like stoats and rats are harmful too. Like stoats carry out dead baby ducks which is really sad. Also it destroys our environment with predators running over our plants and spilling rubbish!

PS: I got lot’s of help from my sister actually she helped me with the whole thing!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey Day 2

Activity 1:
After traveling everywhere in Auckland I have been instructed to read articles about Rangitoto Island, Karekare beach and the Kauri tree (Tane Mahuta).
Out off all three of them. I have chosen the best one I have enjoyed exploring which is Tane Mahuta. Why? It is a well known tree and also the most living tree in New Zealand. He is the son of Ranginui (sky father) and Papatuanuku (earth mother). He has separated both of his parents from living in the darkness, once he pushed them apart he laid to rest turning himself into a Kauri. All the other plants and that is all his children surrounding him.
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Activity 2:
Here I am imagining that I am interviewing Laura on her fabulous adventures she had.
Here is 5 questions I’ve asked her.

Who taught you how to sail around the world?
Has your parents sailed before?
Are you the only child who is sailing around the world out of your family?
How does it feel like being the youngest sailor in the world?
Any advice for kids who want to solo sail like you?

Bonus Activity:
After interviewing Laura Dekker on some questions. I have been instructed to interview one of my family members of what they like to do in outdoors.

Interview to my sister:
  • Jump on the trampoline
  • Play with my cousins outside
  • Going to the swimming pools
  • Walks in the Panmure basin
  • Playing with her friends outside at the basketball court

This is what my sister likes to do when she is outdoors.