Friday, 21 September 2018

Cooking Tech

During our first period, we went to cooking tech to make sweet chilli chicken. These were the steps to make the sweet chilli chicken :

Step One : Boil the chicken for 15 minutes.

Step Two : Lay it out on the tray.

Step Three : Top up with salt, white pepper, mix herbs and chilli sauce.

Step Four : Bake for 20 minutes.

Step Five : Enjoy the dish.

This was a fun hour of period cooking and we have learnt a lot about cooking!

Monday, 17 September 2018



Today in kiwican, we had a 45 minute session with Mr Numia. Our theme was resilience and our topic was perseverance. Resilience means doing the right thing and never giving up. Perseverance means to keep trying until you have finally succeed. Our energiser was a game called ball tag. Ball tag was a very fun yet tiring game. Our activity was classroom pictionary. We had to draw pictures related to the word we were given and make the students guess. We did a quick round of GKQ and we had people knowing about the world and New Zealand. 

It was a fun session!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Gymnastics - Kiwisports


During the past 5 weeks, we have been learning about gymnastics. For our last gymnastic session with Ethan, we did some warms up to warm our body up by running around the hall 10 times. We all gathered around the hall and lined up in a line so we could all write our names down. Ethan told us that we had to do our first move which was for us to jump high and land on two feet. This was very difficult for us, but we kept trying until we did better. Next was the handstand and we had to see how long we could hold our weight by standing on our hands. Our third move was dong a cart-wheel with straight legs in the air. Now this one was pretty easy for all of us and basically we did very good with the third move. Our second to last move was the forward roll. We had to roll over and stand without our hands. Now with this, everyone struggled because they were use to standing up with their hands, but this was a big challenge. Our last move was jumping up in the air and trying to land at the end of the mat. Last of all, we all received bracelets that puts us in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. I received 2nd place, so that means I have to try harder in the future.  

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Information about Glow in the Dark

1. WALT :
Make connections between different sources of information.

Meaning of WALT - Make links between different websites or videos of information.

2. Collection of Information :
Glow in the Dark known as Luminescence simply requires chemicals that store energy into the light.
These special substances are called phosphors (Different wording - Phosphorescence).
Make sure the expose the item to a light for a while so that it could glow in the dark again.
Chemiluminescence makes the object glow in the dark because of the chemical reaction.
Phosphors found in glow-in-the-dark toys are zinc sulfide and strontium aluminate.  
Radioluminescence uses phosphors that are constantly charged by adding radioactive elements, such as radium, to them.
One from nature is Bioluminescence. Some creatures, such as fireflies and jellyfishes, contain chemicals within them the causes things to glow. Some creates glow for protection.

  • Glow in the dark - Also known as luminescence
  • Chemicals that restore energy when exposed to light
  • These special substances are called phosphors
  • Needs to be exposed to light (for energy) to be able to glow in the dark
  • They  restore their energy over time

3. Words :

  • Luminescence
  • Phosphors or Phosphorescence
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Zinc Sulfide
  • Strontium Aluminate
  • Radioluminescence
  • Radioactive Elements
  • Radium
  • Bioluminescence

4. Diagram (Glow in the Dark Experiment)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Maths Session in Room 7

21.8.2018 (Maths Session : Tuesday)

During our maths session, we gathered into our house groups. We all had a male name for each group. Rata was Adam, Kowhai was Lachlan, Nikau was James and Kauri was Glenbrae. Our maths equation was that the consonants are 0.23 and the vowels are 0.67. We had to add each other from our name and the letters were rather vowels or consonants. Our name was ‘Adam’ and how we solved it to get our answer was :

(0.67 x 2 + 0.23 x 3) = 1.8

This helped me especially my group to understand how to convert decimals and how to solve it to make it easier for us to understand. This session was very hard, but it helped me and other students to at least take something away from us.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Science Intensive with Room 7

In our first lesson for science intensive, we were learning about Glow in the Dark. This lesson was very fun and all students learnt a lot. As for our students, we learnt how to make our own black light with just using a torch and two different coloured cellophane and create our own glowing water with just water and a highlighter. These were simple and we also learnt a lot of things by watching videos. 

Here is a drawing of my Glow in the Dark...

Science Intensive with Room 10

Here is a presentation about Dry ice and how to create fake blood.
On Friday, we were in Room 10 to learn a lesson based on dry ice and fake blood. We had to create a slide and gather up some facts about dry ice. Also we had to write down the steps on how fake blood is made.