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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Nachos YES!!!!

At tech today like always we go to Mrs Tuipulotu for cooking class. We were making Nacho's. 
First we had to get the equipment out that we need like the frying pan and the wooden spoon. Then we had to two garlic cloves then we had to crush it with a rolling pin, Julianne and I  could fry it in the pan. After that I have to get some mince and pour it in the frying pan so it could cook. We had to stir it so it could cook faster. Next, when the mince was well cooked we grabbed the sauce that we were going to pour in. Mrs Tuipulotu put in some spaghetti, baked bean, tomato paste, cheese, sweet chili sauce, mixed herbs and thyme. We cooked all the ingredients in and my partner and I started to stir it. Lastly it was done so we ate it with the Doritos. It was so delicious and tasty.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Chocolate Cake!!!YUMMY!!!

Today at tech we are making chocolate cake with whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top of the cake.It was our last time doing cooking today. I was so delighted to make it I couldn't wait to eat it. But before we got started we had to follow the ingredients so me and my partner does not get it all wrong.
 The dry ingredients was one and a half cup of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a quarter cup of cocoa. I was doing the dry ingredient it took a while to decide with my partner. When I was done my partner did the wet ingredients then we had to mix all together. The wet ingredients were two teaspoons of yogurt, half a cup of sugar, half cup of milk, one third of a cup and lastly two eggs. When we were doing that we had to heat up the oven. When Izabella was finished we started to stir it. After when me and my partner was finished we got a baking paper to cover the baking tray. Then Izabella poured it in. We cooked for about 10 - 15  minutes.  After when it was done we put the last ingredients which was whipped cream and chocolate syrup. It looked so delicious can't wait to eat with my sisters and my mum.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Winners!!! Winter Learning Journey


Today at 10'o clock we met Rachel Wil`liams for the prizes for the people that blogged in the holidays. We had it in room 11. When we came in she was preparing the prizes and getting the certificates out. The certificates was for the people that participated in the winter learning journey and those people were Dakbai, Robati, and Azahar but Azahar wasn't here. Then we moved onto the prizes. It was the people that are the top three who blogged was Riiana was 3rd, Kotipi was 2nd and last be not least was Pupuke who placed 1st. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

DELICIOUS Banana Muffin

Today in tech like usual, the year seven's have cooking. It was held in Tamaki College. I was so delighted to bake something really delicious.My partner was Tupouseini. A while later Mrs Tuipulotu told us what we were making.
 It was banana muffin, I was so excited to make it and bake it in the oven but first we had to listen really carefully so we don't do anything wrong. The first thing we had to do was to get out the muffin tray and put in the paper muffin cups, we started to put the oven to 180 degrees Celsius so it could warm up the oven. After that we started we had to get the bowl out, we had to get a banana and squash them, me and my partner was taking turn of mashing it. It was so hard because it gets really difficult once you have to use your muscles. When we finished mashing it we had to get three quarters of milk and pour it in, the next step was to get one and a half cup of S.R.F, self rising flour. Then we got on teaspoon of baking soda, next we had to grab the melting butter, an egg pour in the bowl and mix all the ingredients together. When me and my partner was done mixing we put it in a cup and pour it in the paper muffin cups. Then we placed it into the oven to bake. While we were waiting we just talked and got into our Chromebook. A few minutes later it was done but before we could eat it we waited to cool down. It was so yummy. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Netball Training


Image resultToday after lunch we had netball training. I was so excited to play because it was my first time. I didn't know how to play but luckily the people that got in the netball team helped me. I was so relived  when they told me what to do. The year 7 & 8, and year 5 & 6 were playing with each other as our training. As we were playing netball, I was playing as WD, wing defense. It was so difficult because I have to stop the ball from reaching the opposition's goal circle. A while later I had to change with Tupouseini because all of us has to have a turn. While I was waiting to swoop with someone was watching the year 5, 6, 7 and 8 play. After that it was time to stop because the bell rang. I can't wait until we play netball later.



Performance - Pasifika Study

Today at the Multipurpose room all the classes were doing their performance. Every class had to do a traditional performance as what they done for there Pasifika study. Room 12 was doing How Far I'll Go from the moana movie. It was lovely to see all the classes do a performance based on Pasifika study. My favourite performance I liked was room 6 because I like how they showed different kinds of pacific clothes. 

Performance:
Room 1&4 - Sasa
Room 5 - Le Aute
Room 6 - The Catwalk
Room 9 - Little Birddy Sitting On A Tree
Room 10 - E Otua
Room 12 - How Far I'll Go

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Delicious Chicken Curry with Rice

Today the year 7's went to Tamaki College for tech with Mrs Tuipuplotu. When we rambled in to her class we straight away, put on our aprons, wash our hands. Then Mrs Tuipuplotu told us what we were making so me and my partner, Mary can get out the equipment's out. We were making chicken curry with rice. I was so delighted because I love eating and making curry chicken with rice.

The ingredients that we use to prepare was chicken,Indian tomato sauce,curry powder,thyme,black pepper, tomato paste and brown sugar to make a sweet sauce but not a sour sauce. First we had to boil the chicken with cold water and then put it on the stove to cook. While the chicken was cooking me started to make the sauce with Indian tomato sauce,curry powder,thyme,black pepper, tomato paste and lastly brown sugar. After that we had to mix it all the ingredients together, when we were done mixing we asked Mrs Tuipuplotu for permission to put in the chicken. When it was time to put it in we mixed it until it was boiling with bubbles. A few minutes it was done and then we got some rice and put the curry chicken in. I was so excited to taste, when I tasted it it was so delicious.

Start of Term 3

Today it was our first day for term 3 and we had learnt from coming back after 2 week holidays. When we first came to school I was really keen to learn something new and learning more in school to be better than before. The subject that I've been learning was maths it was about fraction,how there is a numerator and a denominator. Also we done some reading in our reading journals. After a while it was playtime to go and play. Then a few minutes later it time to go and do the assembly. It was about getting together and going our first assembly for term 3 and how many people has been reading in the holidays there was so many people who stood up.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Skipping Display & Competition

In the afternoon we had our skipping display I was so excited because it was my first time doing it since I approached to Ruapotaka School. Since it was our skipping display we also had our skip off right after, but looking at the weather it didn't turn out well. First the juniors had to do their skip off. The winner was Reality. But after that it was time for room 9's, skipping display they did heaps of tricks like double unders, fast skipping, and more. After a few minutes they were done and it was time for room 10's they done some different tricks it was compared to room 12. It was room 12's turn we first start of with a warm up it was 10 skipping forwards, backwards, side to side and then we done our skipping we done it as a group. Few minutes later it started to rain so we had to stop, get everything inside and into the classroom.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Chocolate Muffin With Chocolate Chip......YUMMY!!!!

When we arrived at Tamaki College we rambled straight to Mrs  Tuipulotu class where she teaches us how to cook some food. While we strolled to her class I was so excited to cook. When she approached to the door we went straight to get our aprons and we rambled straight to wash our hands so we don't spread any bacteria around while we are cooking. When we had finished we strolled straight on the table and we had to read the ingredients that she had wrote on the board for us. After when we have glanced to the board and saw the ingredients we then had to get the equipment out that we needed. 

I was so delighted on want we were making.....we are making chocolate muffin with chocolate chip. I was really excited after when we got the equipment out we had to decide who was do which. It's ether the wet ingredients or the dry. I done the wet and my partner, Julianne done the dry. After when we had finished getting the ingredients we needed we both had to mix it very well before we put it altogether. A while later we mixed it well then we got to put it together in one big bowl and we had to stir it. It was so tiring because we had to use all of our strength to mix the whole mixture. Few minutes later we grabbed the muffin tray and we both placed the paper muffin cups in each section. Later when we were done we popped it into the oven to bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. After when it was done cooking we got our cooking gloves on to get our muffin out. It smelled so delicious I couldn't wait until I eat. But I didn't want to so I saved it for later I couldn't wait to eat it and how it will taste like. Couldn't wait until next time with Mrs  Tuipulotu.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cinnamon and Jam Muffin

At Tamaki College we always have tech. We are doing food nutrition with Mrs Tuipulotu I was so excited because we made milkshakes last Wednesday. I wonder what we are going to make today. When we have arrived at Tamaki College we rambled straight to Mrs Tuipulotu class to start straight away. When we went there we saw Mrs Tuipulotu setting out the ingredients. When she saw us she told us to come in and put our apron on to get ready. Next we had to wash our hands, get to our tables and read the ingredients on the board and then we got started.  

When we got started we first put all the ingredients out on top of the table. Then after that we started to get the ingredients so we could put it in the bowl. When I was doing the dry ingredient Katrina was doing the wet ingredients. After when we were done putting the wet and dry ingredients into separate bowls we then had to put the ingredients altogether so we could mix it. After when we had finish mixing it we then had to get the muffin tray out and a spoon to put it in. But we had to put the muffin paper muffin cups into the muffin tray. Then we could put it the mixture inside the paper muffin cups. After when Katrina and I were done we placed it in the oven so it could be cooked for 15 to 20 minutes. While we were waiting for a long time it was finally ready to get it out. It smelled so delicious. I started to eat it and it was scrumptious. While we were eating it we had to stop because it was time to go. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

At St Kent

In the last two weeks we had St Kent's. We had to go on the bus. When we arrived at St Kent's we were first splinted into groups. When we got into our groups we had to go all the way to the court it was so tiring. But I couldn't wait until we started I was so excited to start playing. When we arrived It was so large for heaps of people to play on. But we had to go with the St Kent's so people so we could begin. Our first game was called spider they told us how to play we had to hold the people's hand, try to use a kind of strategy to get out and be FREE!!!The next activity we done was rock paper scissors shot it was really enjoyable game. The last game we played before we went to another activity was octopus it was really fun they told us how to play just in case the people in our team don't know how to play. They first had to choose the taggers to try and tag us and the other people had to go to the end of the line then the taggers will call us like if people have black shoes, blue pants and white socks. Then they will have to run and the taggers will have to try and tag us. 

After when we had finished our game we had to change our groups. When we had we all started to play. Our first game was we had to find a partner then we had to close our eyes and our partner had to tell us where we are going because there were heaps of balls on the ground that we are not allowed to touch it. The partner that I had was Tyra she had to tell me where to go left, right, forwards and backwards it was so difficult but fun at the same time. Second game was bang it was a very enjoyable game we had get into a circle and someone had to call out our name,they had to go down and the two people in between them had to say bang. The last that ,said bang was out that was so fun. While we were still playing we had to stop the game because it was the end of our session. Finally it was done and I couldn't wait until they come back.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

YUMMY.... Milkshake at Tech

 At Tamaki College we had tech. When we were at tech we done some cooking we had to make a milkshake. The ingredients was vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and whip cream. We first had to get a bowl and then Mrs Tuipulotu had to scoop some vanilla ice cream so we could stir to make it creamy. After when we had finished mixing we scooped some ice cream into each of our cups. Then when we had scooped it in each of our cups we then had to get more ice cream. We had to line up around the table and wait for our turn for Mrs Tuipulotu to scoop it into our cups and then she had to put some whip cream on top of the vanilla ice cream. When we were done we had our last ingredient it was chocolate syrup she had to put it  on top of the whip cream. It looks so delicious. I been waiting for this moment because we could taste it. It tastes so good I can't wait until we have our next session.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

On National Milk day or World Milk day it is a special day when people around the school support milk because it is important for you, they give you calcium. So the could realize the important thing about milk and why do they deliver milk to school. We have milk everyday in school to keep us strong and healthy. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Water issues

The local council representatives are meeting to discuss the hot water issues of water management. Local Government New Zealand is its first Freshwater Symposium in Wellington from Monday. The meeting comes resident in a lot of towns and cities question water quality and access to water for bottling plants. 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

What We Made In Tec

At Tamaki College we had tech.We had it with Mr Grundy and done some wood work with him.I wanted to make a jewelry tree for my mum.We had to listen on a bunch of instructions on how we are going to make it out of wood. Me and the year 7 had to keep on cutting,hammering a lot of things to make it.It was such a hard job.After when we had made my jewelry tree I had to write out the reasons why I wanted to make it. My first three reasons was for my mum, it's easy to make and so my mum doesn't lose it all the time. Finally after when I finished my woodwork Mr Grundy told us that he will be sending my woodwork and the other peoples woodwork.Mr Grundy send it to Rupotaka School and we got to take it home.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Students urge Govt to read their pre-Budget wishlist

The housing and the students allowances are the most urgent issues facing the students. According to the pre- Budget wishlist released by the New Zealand Union of Students Association (NZUSA) . NZUSA President Johnathan Gee says that many students are getting locked out of tertiary education as rent and the cost continues to rise. Also, the upcoming Budget is also a chance for the government to provide for many students who are struggling with rent, food and other basic needs.  

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Flooding hits northern South Island

Flooding has been struck on top in the South Island after a heavy rain overnight and early this morning. Several people have been rescued from overwhelmed vehicles with water so deep and one had to be rescued on a surf lifesaving boat. A lot of water on State Highway One north of Blenheim and police are asking people to take care of them self. In the early hours of Thursday morning a small house bus became stuck in the river water which flooded near Barlett Rd in Hope, Tasman. One man was in the bus and spent more than a hour trapped before the Coastguard crew saved him. Police says that he was frightened but he was fine.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Kiwi travel trends revealed

Image result for Kiwi travel trends revealedSummer is over and daylight savings has stolen our evenings so it's time to start planning on your winter holiday. But don't worry it's on trying to take a friend with you. A recent survey from Book.com solo travelling is on the run. Travel blogger Megan Singleton said that she has some idea on Why it is happening.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Security van robbed outside The Warehouse in Auckland

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A security van has been the target of an aggravated robbery outside The Warehouse in the Auckland's Royal Oak. The police said three people were carrying a firearm, came up to the van's two guard at around 1.50pm on Tuesday. Detective Sergeant Tony McKenzie's said a number of witnesses are being spoken to, but some of them they haven't ask them or they got a video of them robbery. Police would want to hear from anyone that person who was at that area at that time it got robbed and may have the information to complete their investigation.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Starting school age to change in new reform


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Parents will soon be able to choose to send their kids to school before they turn five. Until now, children could enrol between five to six. But the Goverment's sent a pass reforms this week to allow children to start school sooner up to eight weeks before they even turn five. Education Minister Nikki Kaye clarifies that there're not saying a long period of time. There're talking about from maybe to a couple of days up to eight weeks. But Labour leader Andrew little says in life of a four year old, two months is huge in a lifetime. The Early childhood experts agrees saying that when it comes to starting school it isn't always better.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Kiwis rise early to watch annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower



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Kiwi's across the country set their alarm a few hours early this morning to catch a spot of an yearly meteor shower. The Eta Aquarid  shower passes earth every year, and it is one of the two showers created by dust and debris from Halley's comet. The New Zealand dark skies at this time of the year give us one of the best viewing  platforms in the world. The meteor were the most visible between 3am and 5am on Friday and Saturday early in the  mornings.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Israeli man missing on West Coast

Image result for Israeli man missing on West CoastA search and a rescue working has been launched near Westport  on the west coast to find a missing Israeli man. The 40 year old was last seen in the Bucklands Peak of the Paparoa National Park on Tuesday. They said that he was wearing a dark trousers and a red jacket at the time he was missing. Police have concerns for his safety because of the weather conditions. 

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Arthur's Pass kea convention plans to save species

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A kea Convention is being held in Arthur's Pass this weekend. The Kea Convention Trust has ordered the two- day event, all in the name of protecting our most strange birds. They are playful, intelligent and under threat, but less than 5000 left across the South Island, the trust is hoping for a kea revolution. 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Possible second tropical cyclone for New Zealand



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Met Service is closely monitoring a second tropical cyclone which could be heading to New Zealand. Cyclone Cook is predicting that it is going to hit new Caledonia on Monday at category 3, before heading to the southeast towards New Zealand. The Met Service says some of it's computer models shows it is missing New Zealand, but it shows that it could be hitting early next week.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Two water pipes burst in Wellington


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A water geyser from a burst pipe in Wellington suburb has councils workers scrambling hours after another water main had burst. The Wellington City Councils first advise that the water was off in Carleton Tce in Tawa and surrounding for four to six hours due to burst main on Sunday morning. Then they said that a large main burst on Thatcher Cres and Silverstream Rd in Crofton  Downs and water is turned of there for a similar of time. Council spokesman Richard MacLean say the two event weren't related. He said there were a lot of old cement pipes in Tawa area and they were gently being replaced. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Duffy Role Model Assembly

Displaying 20170330_115711.jpgYesterday we had a Duffy Role Model assembly we first needed to sit down in our class lines and waited until the Duffy role models came. So when we waited for them we finally saw them they just came and sat down so that everyone in the whole school could see him. They introduced themselves there was Henry and Robbie Rakete. I was so excited because it was my first time meeting them. Robbie Rakete said that he loved books and his favorite book was Astesix and the golden sickle. After when we finished our Duffy role model assembly we someone from our class went to get our Duffy books.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sneaky snake snared at Auckland Airport







A live snake was caught on the tarmac at the Auckland Airport on Sunday after catching a ride on a private on a jet. The MPI say that the snake is a brown tree snake which isn't gonna harm any humans but it could severely harm the native birds population. An MPI snake handler was quickly on the scene and managed to capture the unwanted snake. It appears that the snake had slithered in the wheel housing of a private jet that just arrived from Brisbane, said the MPI manager Craig Hughes. They say that they don't have a snake population in New Zealand. Biosecurity officials are doing their best to stay  it that way.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Kiwis turn off taps to support Pacific


Image result for Kiwis turn off taps to support PacificNew Zealanders around the country are trying not to waste any water using water from household or workplaces
taps to support the pacific neighbors. The Anti- poverty campaigner Oxfam's Taps are trying to raise money to provide for the pacific with clean water. The people that is taking part of saving water for the pacific will have to switch the taps off from 12.01am on March 22 and collect water in buckets or in vessels to bathe or drink for the rest of the day as they are trying to raise some money for the pacific. Some people in the pacific are struggling with water each day. Ms Fitsemanu that some islands need help with water like Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Fight for survival in Fire Service's burning house


Related imageThe New Zealand fire service has started to exist software that puts you right in ground zero, inside a house full of fire. As the flames takes the effective home, then you fight for survival and you try to get out from the fire that is spreading around the house. The Fire Service used a real house, and recorded it burning with flames with their 3D cameras. In a house fire, you really just have one shot on getting it right when a fire starts. The Fire Service hopes that the program will help you with what you need to know and to get out of the fire alive.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Rare forest ringlet butterflies found on Little Barrier Island



Image result for Rare forest ringlet butterfliesA population of a rare native butterfly was found on Little Barrier Island in the Hauaki Gulf. Rats and wasps were reduced the forest ringlets to only small amount around the country. The moth and butterflies Trust has spoken to the woman and said that there were five butterflies were spotted on the same day, and its is a clue to what predators are destroying the rare insect's. Now that they discovered it's in good numbers on Great Barrier, there're thinking it would be the rats or the wasps, because the island is rat- free. Ms Knight says that the forest ringlet are not closely related to any other kind of butterfly, and no one predict to find the species on Little Barrier Island.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Auckland Civil Defence: Fire service isn't coping with volume of calls

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Auckland Civil Defence had a desperate warning, saying there's a lot of flooding and the fire service isn't coping with the number of calls they're getting. Up to 65 millilitres of rain have fallen in Auckland in the last couple of hour. The emergency manager Aaron Davis is urging people to only call if it's an emergency. Aaron Davis says it's smashing areas through from west Auckland through Whenuapai and warned that people should not be driving in this disgusting weather. Mr Davis told Newshub it should be okay to drive again in an hour when the worst passes.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Mr Grundy's Wood Working

Today at Tamaki College Mr Grundy is going to tell us how to make something out of wood. First we had to draw something that you want on the big piece of paper using a joint. After when you had finish drawing on it and showed Mr Grundy you can then use a big piece of paper .Then you can draw it in a big piece of paper drawing a joint. After when you have finished then you can start making it. We first had to make the joint and then you can make the other parts using sharp and wooden tools to make it. Finally, when you have finished you now play with it or give it to someone like your family.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Everyday Theatre

Today we had everyday theatre first we saw them do a play. The characters were T, Jack, Dave, Maria, Becca and Brian. We also had to  get in a doughnut shape and talk about want they did when they were acting. Also we had to get into 2 or 6 groups and do a action about the play and our group was me, Mary, Vaimoana, Julianne, Bella and Tupo. Finally we had to get into a circle and talk about the characters to try to get points and win. We got a badge and a Games Master card and also I had a lot of fun.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Search for missing swimmer in Auckland. Waikato



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The search for a missing swimmer who disappeared while swimming at Auckland's Muriwai Beach. He was with another man when they both got into trouble,but the rescue team only pull one to safety. The man was in serious condition and has been taken to the hospital. Police and life guards has been searching the water and the Westpac  helicopter was searching from the air. Both searches has stood down for the night due to fading light however they will be continuing in the morning.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Tabloids

On Wednesday we had tabloids. We had tabloid because we had to get house points and work together as a team. First we had to line up in our groups to get started. Also we had to go around playing games in our teams earning some points to to get gift or a prize. Tabloids was a fun game as we were going around playing games in our groups.





Friday, 17 February 2017

Port Hills fire: 1000 people forced to evacuate

Image result for Port Hills fireFor the second time, James Frost has lost a home to disaster in Christchurch.He said he found out at 11 pm on Wednesday that the fire had, reached his evacuated home. Mr Frost had lost his home in one of the Christchurch earthquakes.He said that he told the AM show that he was Fortunate at the time, because he was due to move the house anyway.So he was homeless for just one week. He said he and his flatmates decided to remove themselves and experience  pretty bad and left them feeling alone.