Sunday, August 23, 2015


How good are you at riddles? Let's see if you can answer all the riddles! #9 & 10's answers aren't there, so you have to think hard. Can you do it?

1: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?

2: What comes down but never goes up?

3: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

4: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name?

5: How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it?

6: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, everything was pink! What color were the stairs?

7: What goes up when rain comes down?

8: What is the longest word in the dictionary?

9: If I drink, I die. If i eat, I am fine. What am I?

10: What is at the end of a rainbow?

1: Nothing
2: Rain
3: A candle
4: If you answered Nunu, you are wrong. It’s Mary!
5: It can have a hole in it.
6: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one story house!
7: An umbrella!
8: Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’

Triangle Addition + Thinkboard Week 6

 This is my Triangle Addition and Thinkboard for week 6. Last week we were learning about ratios and proportions.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GEGNZ Student Summit

In the days leading up to the event, we were split into two groups, and both groups were presenting about different things. One group was presenting about PENN, our school news network, and my group was presenting about the google apps used in our school.

Google apps are used widely around the world. They are also being used in schools like ours. The Year 7&8 extension group went to the first ever GEGNZ (Google Education Groups New Zealand) summit on Wednesday at Hobsonville school.

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Everything was fitted into 4 sessions. Each session certain groups would present, while the rest of us would go to our workshop, led by one of the presenting groups. It was really fun. We got to do cool things like make music with playdough using scratch. My group was presenting in session 3. I spoke about Google spreadsheets and Hyperstudio. Hyperstudio isn’t a google app, but is used a lot at school.

I enjoyed my time there at the GEGNZ. My highlight would be activating music by wiring up some playdough. I enjoyed the day and I would like to go to another one sometime soon.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fair Chocolate

Fair trade is when all the people that help with the production of something are payed the full amount that they deserve. Many businesses keep the money for themselves, and pay their workers little. Fair trade businesses are trying to change that all over the world. This presentation was made after we finished reading Fair Chocolate by Retina Hopkins.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Maths Wk 4

This is my Triangle Addition, Thinkboard, Presentation #1 & 2 for week 4. Phew! It wasn't that hard for me, as we had been learning about ratios the entire week, and subtracting decimals the week before.

Adding was a breeze, but the place value caused a small bump for me; I almost put a number in the wrong position!

I hope you enjoy going through my work for week 4.

Back To The Present Part 12: The end is near! (in a different context)

“Really? I thought. “Eh, That’ll do.”

Back To The Present

Part 12: The end is near! (in a different context)

Lee and I finally reached a safe spot. Huffing and puffing, we contemplated over our current position in this ordeal. We then thought about what we could do to stop it. “The time machine is broken.” Lee murmured. “I know.” I replied.

I looked around. I saw a homeless man across the street holding some paper. “The end is nigh!” he shouted. “Wow.” remarked Lee. “The crazy old man is right. Wait, is this a movie?” Lee looked around for cameras. I grabbed Lee by the collar, and we jumped into a parked car near us.

There was a hairpin in my pocket. After doing my research, I knew how to unlock a lock with a hairpin. Success. We drove off, leaving the pixelation behind. I was underage, so I had no driver's license on me, or the knowledge of how to drive. Out of the blue, a UFO landed right on the fender on the car. In shock, Lee and I jumped out the car.

It was MJM. “What the heck! Get lost you pest!” Lee shouted angrily. Lee hadn’t met MJM yet. “Calm down. He’s a friend.” I reassured Lee. MJM opened the lid. “The butterfinger people are back! They’ve gone sour, and bread can’t stop them!” MJM complained. Lee jumped in. I followed. “Let’s go.” I said, lowering the lid and taking off.

Lee and MJM soon settled their differences. I was piloting the UFO to a safe zone. But the pixelation was covering everything. I saw an island with a volcano in the distance. Obviously I forgot what happened in Herobrine’s Attack Pt 7, because the giant zombie that smooshed Herobrine before yanked us down, and smashed us into the ground.

We all woke up later, having been knocked out. The zombie was going through the broken UFO, looking for us. Lee was sleeping, and I was trapped underneath a giant shard of metal. MJM dragged Lee into the dirt house, and after encouraging himself, he ran back out and tried to lift the shard off of me.

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The zombie saw MJM and reached down to grab him. The zombie missed, and grabbed onto the wreckage, lifting it up, enabling me to run. From a horizontal view, it probably looked like one of the old 2D scroller games, when the characters are running away from objects being chucked at them. But it did not feel like that at all.

Luckily we made it into the house. Lee looked at the zombie, smiling. “Hah! Can’t get us now!” he shouted. The zombie did not accept that, and it sat on the house. Because the house was made of dirt, it crumbled underneath the weight of the zombie.

“Whadda we do!?” panicked MJM. Lee and I thought for a while. We were the ones who made the house, so we had to think of a way out. Then Lee ran. MJM & I, oblivious to Lee’s plan, followed.

Lee had remembered about one of the tunnels that we had dug way back in Stranded Pt 2. The tunnel was connected to a cave, and the cave had zombies in it. “Who’s going first? I asked. We couldn’t make up our minds, so I had to come up with quick plan. “Paper Scissors Rock?” I suggested.

MJM lost. Lee and I waited anxiously as he jumped in. No reply. I stuck my head in when I heard a crash. The house was in smithereens, and the only way out that we knew of was through the cave. Lee went next. I was going to go as well, but I missed the jump and fell down the hole.

I was trapped next to some gold in a very deep hole. It was boiling, and the ladders Lee and I used to get out the last time were broken. Luckily there was an old pickaxe there as well. “Time to mine.” I thought.

I soon came out in a cave. I looked around. I saw the exit up ahead. Light shining, I was almost there. Behind me seemed to be a mosh pit of dead zombies. Confused, I turned around and headed for the opening. The end was near! (in a different context.)

All I had to do now was jump a little hole, and I’d make it. I leaped, only to find that it was a terrible jump. I paused, looked down at my demise, and then proceeded to fall. “I need to go back in time and hit myself.” I commented.

Then all of a sudden, a future me came out of nowhere and hit me. “That’s for failing!” I shouted. I then disappeared. “Wish granted.” I thought. I soon landed at the bottom.

And there they were. Staring at me were MJM and Lee. They failed the jump too. “Don’t judge us.” they said.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Tiritiri Reflection, the BRITS & The TTFRAP, and the Black Robin

The Department Of Conservation gave us an opportunity to go to Tiritiri Matangi island on Wednesday 17th of June. (You can read it here.) This was an inspiring time for majority of us, and a good thing too!

When we got back, we had a task. It was to design a product for an endangered species on Tiritiri. Can you guess what I chose? The Black Robin! I chose the Black robin because not only is it very small (and cute), it is endangered really bad. In 1980 only 5 of them remained. To help the Black robins thrive, I have come up some quirky yet useful products.

The BRITS & the TTFRAP will help save the cute, 10 - 19cm, 22 - 25g, endangered Black robins. Repopulation is a must for them. With the help of the DOC, the BRITS and the TTFRAP can live up to their somewhat unorthodox name and save not only the Black robin, but other small birds as well. Let's all cross our fingers and hope that the TTFRAP and the BRITS can save the Black robin.