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Friday, 12 January 2018

Looking into the future

Summer Learning Journey - Looking into the future

Activity 1 : What would you like to do when you finish school? Would you like to work in a specific job? Would you like to study at university? What would you study? Maybe you’d even like to move overseas. Share your thoughts and ideas on your blog.

When I finish school I would hope to go to university. At the university I will study to become a flight attendant with my best friend so that we can travel the world together and get paid doing it. I also need to work on my being nice skills and it might really help. After a couple of year doing that job I will go back to University and do Law school because I want to travel the world then go for my true passion which is debating. But I will still live with my parents only to look after them but if they dont want me in the house then im gone, but if not the only time i will ever leave is when they leave first.

Activity 2 : Tell us which of the three cars you would choose and why.

I would choose the modern day car because as me and my once close friend would say, The past is in the past and the future is currently unknown, that's why the present is our gift. And right now my gift would of also been a new car.

Activity 3 : Write a description of what New Zealand will be like at that time (80 – 90 years from now). What kind of houses will people live in? What will they eat? Where will they work?

Fire rages over cities, rubbish piled amongst houses and overflowing the seas. waters from clear blue to dark mucky black. Houses so small not even a family of 4 can fit. people fine dining at the fish and chip shop, smokers throwing hundreds away day after day after day. Not a single animal to be heard when all is silent. Not even the insects would sing at night. hospital beds overflowed by people with poisoning after eating fish from the contaminated waters. people still debating on weather we should save the seagulls or just build more car parks for the motel and hotel across the road from the beach. No one ever goes to the beach, only because the sun burns, its gone way to hot for any one to handel. This is the future I believe we will be living if we keep acting like this.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Contemporary Entertainment

Summer Learning Journey - Contemporary Entertainment

Activity 1 : Write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part!. What is it about? Who are the main characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?

Moana is a movie based on a man who is in many maori myths, his name is Maui. In the movie he becomes a friend with the main character, and her name is moana. Moana is said to be the next chief of her village but her heart is drawing her pass the reef. ( keep in mind they are never aloud to go past the reef ). The day that her Grandmother was passing her last words to Moana was to take the heart of Te Fiti and restore is with the help of Maui. ( the heart of Te fiti is a very important ston that Maui the demigod of the wind and see stole. now Moana's village is in danger coz everything is dying ) Moana was also chosen by the sea to restore the heart of Te Fiti. So moana sets off to find Maui and when she does she demands him to restore the heart, but he refuses. When he finally agrees they are set out on a mission to restore the heart, but on their way they come across many task that they have to complete and concor to carry on through to Te fiti. When they arrive Moana and Maui come across a big monster called Te Ka. ( Te Ka is a lava monster, Maui also has his hook by now ). Te Ka was in the way of the island of Te Fiti so Maui said to turn back but moana got over her head and said NO!. She then charged forward and when Te Ka striked Maui saved her by deflecting the shot with the hook. After that They made got into an argument then they made up. They got past Te Ka only to find out that Te Ka is the island of Te Fiti. When Moana put back the heart the lava fell off and it started to turn into flowers. Te Fiti repaired Maui's hook and everyone went back home. Well except Moana and her Village, they now voyager the seas looking for new lands to discover.

Activity 2 : What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.

You have to get up early, you have to be committed to your job and do it everyday. Its cool how they shave the sheep.

No I don't want to be a farmer when Im older, for one its because i'm planning on being a lawyer and two because I don't think I would be able to handle such a big and important job.

Activity 3 : Share the name of the song, the name of the person who wrote the song and the lyrics from the song on your blog.

My favourite song is - I was made for loving you
Whos song? - Tori Kelly
Who sings it? - Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran
Why? - Because I love the lyrics and the way she sings the song, Ed sheeran too
Link - I was made for loving you

Lyrics:
A dangerous plan, just this time a stranger's hand clutched in mine I'll take this chance, so call me blind I've been waiting all my life please don't scar this young heart just take my hand. I was made for loving you even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through every bone screaming (I don't know what we should do) All I know is, darling, I was made for loving you. Hold me close through the night don't let me go, we'll be alright touch my soul and hold it tight I've been waiting all my life I won't scar your young heart just take my hand. Cause I was made for loving you even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through every bone screaming I don't know what we should do all I know is, darling, I was made for loving you. Please don't go, I've been waiting so long oh you don't even know me at all but I was made for loving you. I was made for loving you even though we may be hopeless hearts just passing through every bone screaming I don't know what we should do all I know is darling I was made for loving you.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Social Systems

Summer Learning Journey - Social Systems

Activity 1 : Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people.  Who would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my best friends. My best friend Moana because she will make us laugh but also make sure we get our task done. I would also choose my other best friend Tuakana, because she is really smart, she can have a really great time but she also knows when to be very serious. I also chose them because they are both funny and kind and the fact that we are best friends shows me that we already have each others back.

Activity 2 : Post a picture of your hometown and provide a list of three things that tourists, like us, could do if we came to visit. What do you like most about your hometown?

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The pictures that I have provided are just little pieces of my amazing home town. Looking at Glen Innes town center might not be that appealing to you all but once you really go its like nothing you have ever experienced before. From the people to the food nearly everything at GI is amazing. The people of my home town might be scary at first glance but once you give them a nice smile and wave hello they won't seem like any threat. While I live in this amazing yet small town there are many things that you can do you have fun and many advantages. For one there is a place in GI called Te Oro ( its the first picture I put up ). Te Oro I a music and art center, equipped with high tech and they have something amazing going on everyday. We also have a swimming pool, the swimming pool might not look cool but its really fun if you go with the right people. Oh, and the library is also a fun place to go to. Yes, I know that the first thing you think of is boring. But, In a busy place like GI the library is like a spa, you can just relax. Another thing that we have up our sleeves is that we are only take about 10 - 20 minutes to get to Auckland city.

Activity 3 : Draw a floorplan of your classroom and upload it to your blog. Describe what is special about your classroom and why you designed it this way.















The reason why my classroom is unique is because we have our own personal playground. so everyday we can play by ourselves if we want to. We also have a kitchen because our teacher will do cooking with us every day and teach us new things and what to do and what not to do in a kitchen. We also have different shaped tables so that the shapes in our class is not all circles or all squares. We also have large cubby holes so we can fit our bags and school supplies in it. Our class is full of different colours. The walls are yellow with green stripes, and the carpet is light blue with red poke dots. And I forgot to mention 2 things. Our class is right across from the toilet and while our teacher has fun teaching her students have fun being taught.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A Decade of Sport

Summer Learning Journey - A Decade of Sport

Activity 1 : Tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?


What I learned about Richie :

1. He is generally know for the worlds be openside flanker.
2. He became the first All black to reach 100 tests in 2011.
3. He had a foot injury in 2011 during the Webb Ellis Cup

Things that I want to know about Richie :

1. He played rugby for the All Blacks
2. He was captain of the team
3. he was born in New Zealand

Activity 2 : Tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

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My sport hero would have to be John Wall. Okay, so many of you might not know him and that is fine. So, John Wall is a NBA player. He plays for the Washington Wizards. Now John Wall to others might not be the best player ever but he is to me. He inspires me so much and to me when he plays he plays with the desire and the fire in his heart that is telling him to win for his family and friends and even some people he has lost. Like for instance When Miyah a little 6 year old girl who had cancer passed. When I watched the game I could see that he was giving his all and he was out to win for her. But other than that it would have to be him, if not him then stephen curry, lebron james, steve smith or lamelo.

Activity 3 : Post three interesting facts about the dance style, In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?

I have chosen the dance - Mambo
1. In which country did it originate? - The dance is originated in Cuba
2. Who originally created it? - Someone by the name of Cachao invented the dance while living in havana.
3. Which countries helped to inspire the Mambo dance? - To my knowledge no countries.
( If I have any facts wrong someone please correct me so that I don't make that mistake again. )

Monday, 8 January 2018

Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Summer Learning Journey - Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Activity 1 : Tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays.

On special occasion my family and I don't do many things when it comes to celebrations. We either eat out at a restaurant or invite the family over to have a big bbq.

Activity 2 : Tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it?

If the money was given to me I would first reserve one hundred fifty million ( half ) and with half of it i would give to charities and homeless people in NZ and Africa. Then with the rest of the money I would bye land for my family in tonga, niue and in New Zealand while also taking them on a trip around the world. I would also give money to my other family members who stuck by my side and help out my family when we needed them the most. I would also take my 2 bestfriends to travel the world with me ( if they are aloud ).

Activity 3 : Take a selfie and post it on your blog.


















This selfie was taken at school ( after school ) and this photo shows one of my most favoured hobbies and it is hanging out with my best friend who I now love and treat like a sister.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Summer Learning Journey - Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Activity 1 : Tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing.

1. sun hat
2. raincoat
3. water bottles
4. food
5. med kit
6. matches
7. pocket knife
8. gun flare

Activity 2 : Write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers.
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Name of prime minister : Dame Jennifer Mary Shipley
Date of Birth: 4 February 1952

Political Party: she the prime minister
Number of Years as Prime Minister: 8 December 1997 – 5 December 1999 ( 2 years )
Three interesting facts about my chosen Prime Minister:
1. She is New Zealand's first prime minister
2. she is the only woman to have led the National Party

3. 36th prime minister of New Zealand

Activity 3 : Tell us what you think. Should students have to pay money, to go to university? Tell us why or why not?
I think that we should. My reason to believing that is because when we get good paying jobs we will be able to pay off the debt. And, I think that some or even most of the money that we pay to the University that we attend goes to the teachers.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Perms and Lycra ( The 1980's )

Summer Learning Journey : Perms and Lycra ( The 1980's )

Activity 1 : Use the following sentence starter from the original book to finish the story.

As it rained cats and dogs Hairy sat at the window and gazed out toward the front gate. As he sat he started to weep in at the window knowing that he couldn't go outside. I walk into the kitchen for a glass of milk and feel a little tug at my feet. It was Hairy. He was tugging at my feet to let him out but it was raining so I told him to sit on the couch. As he stared into my eyes his was filled with the desire to go out side but, it was raining. a couple seconds pass and he runs to the couch and digs his furry little head agents it and weeps. As a couple minutes go past the weeping stops. In confusion I walked out side to the living room and saw him fast asleep on the couch. The next day came around and the sun was shining and the birds were chirping. I could feel Hairy tugging at my feet while I tried to sleep but he was admit to get my up. i got up and opened the front door and Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.

Activity 2 : Where would you like to go on your big OE? Which country you would visit and give us three reasons for your choice. Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this country.

The country I would love to visit on my big OE is London. I would go to london to visit only 2 things, The big ben and the london eye. Ever since I was little I always wanted to ride the London eye and see the big ben in person.

Activity 3 : Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview anyone you wanted.

If I was Scotty Morrison I think I would choose to interview Donald Trump. I would ask him many question about what he is going to do to make the future of America amazing, if the work that he has is difucult and just some other things.