Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Google Expedition

Yesterday was an unusual day for the year 7&8 students,because we had the Google Expedition come to Pt England school.The Google Expedition takes us to places that we have never heard or been to before. What takes us to these places is called Google Cardboard,when I first saw the Google Cardboard I thought is was just normal cardboard but I was wrong.

The first place we visited was the Borneo rainforest,where we saw the famous David Attenborough.I learnt the David is a famous scientist,David even has his own tv show on the Discovery Channel.I didn’t really know why he was at the Borneo rainforest,I think he was there to test out the rocks and how long it was there.

My favorite place that we went to was the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa in Dubai.We were outside the 41st floor of Burj Khalifa,I had a look around and I saw these men cleaning the windows.I felt like I was going to fall all the way down to the ground but It was just a picture.

In conclusion the Google Expedition was one of the best events that has happened to the year 7&8 block this term.I was really sad that they have to leave because I wanted to visit some more places that I have never been before.But overall it was a cool experience for me.

Monday, 23 November 2015

College Talk with Andrew Patterson

This afternoon Andrew Patterson had came to Pt England School to talk to all the year 8 students about what to expect for college next year.Two of the most important this Andrew talked about Managing your time and how you manage it.My favorite habit from our talk was to be proactive,proactive for me is to just keep playing around and being active.    

The seven good habits are:
1. Be proactive
2. Think win-win
3. Sharpen the saw
4. seek first to understand, then to be understood
5. Syenrgize
6. Put 1st thing 1st

7. Begin with the end in mind.

The Parapara Detectives Pt 2

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Amazing Race

It was a normal Tuesday, but then I special thing happened in the year 7 and 8 block.Miss Tele’a had planned a fun day for the 7 and 8 students.I thought that we were gonna play games outside, but I thought wrong.

We had to get into teams, team A and B. I was lucky because I was with all my friends.As I listened more I found out the we were going to go up against the other classes.

It was called the amazing race, why was it called that? I didn’t know.But as Miss Tele’a kept telling us what kind of activities set for us,I kinda knew what was going on here.So the actives were photo both,cookie face, fear factor and one more I can’t remember. Did I know what we were gonna do at these stations? nah I didn't have a clue.

The fear factor was funny, because the first activity was the weetbix challenge. In this challenge we had to get our fastest eater, that was me ofcourse. I thought I was going to eat it in a bowl with milk , but then I was horribly wrong.I had to eat the whole raw.

When we started, I chopped the weetbix in half to get the upper hand. As I was eating the weetbix it got harder and harder to chew because they was dry weetbix, the taste was horrible.I knew I was gonna win,Brandon ended up winning in the end.

Although I lost, l was really excited to find out what the photo booth was.The photo booth activity looked really  cool because all you do is take photos of you and your group.Our first photo was of us happy, then serous to creative. For the creative photo our group decided to make the human bike. Tevita was pedles, Wiremu was the seet, Taniela was the handle bars, Me and Sateki were riding the bike.It was going well untill I fell off.

In conclusion the fun day was actually fun then I planned. I still had the bitter taste in my mouth when we came to a close.But overall is was fun,competitive but the main thing is that we all have fun. Because we hardly have days like these.    

Friday, 18 September 2015

Rugby Sevens

On Tuesday Pt England School sent our rugby team to Wesley Collage to play sevens. We had to get to school before 7:30. I found out that the principle of Wesley Collage lives in Pakuranga.As we were driving into the car park I saw there rugby fields and it was huge.

When we got into our changing rooms, we put on our boots and went out side to warm up. The first fifteenth of Wesley warmed us up to play. The other school there were Kegly,Papatoe,Pt Kegly and Pukekoe. They were all good teams and ready to play.