Thursday, November 26, 2015

Film Festival

I pushed in line of my fellow peer’s and made my way to the front, finally I was in the bus. On Wednesday the 11th of November our annual Film Festival was held at the Extreme Screen in Sylvia Park, our school along with Ruapotoka School had a combined session.

This year was Ruapotoka’s very first year being present at the Film Festival this meant it was their first year entering their movies. We entered Theater two and found Ruapotoka already seated. Listening, Silence and appropriate applause was compulsory throughout the screening of the movies.

Finally I was seated, it was time to get this started. The movies ran by fast and already we went across a lot of amazing movies.  All of the movies were absolutely amazing but we came across one that I really really loved. Law and Order - Room 1, Pt England.

Their movie was based on the use of our language, and how sometimes what we say may seem like joke, but really could be offending. The actors were amazing. Overall the Manakalani Film Festival was a huge success, it was an amazing day.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Inspiration Talk

This morning after Morning Tea, the Year 8 student’s got the opportunity to talk and participate in a inspiration talk with Mr Andrew Patterson. Our inspiration talk was based around us attending college next year and the daily problems that we will be facing, like being time wise, and making the right choices.

During the talk we came across the '7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens' we were all firstly shown two movies, summarising all the 7 habits, I watched the clip and found that theses habits are surly going to be happening in college.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens :

1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put First things First
4. Think Win Win
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the Saw

After watching the 2 little clips, it made me more confident about what college may be like next year. It has also taught me that, time is precious cause we have some much to do in so little time, so it's important that we are time wise. 

Bioengineering Term 4

This term, the Yr 7 & 8 extension class have been learning about the ethical and unethical situations around Biomedical Engineering. During this time of learning about Bioengineering Ana and I learnt a lot. To show that we have created this presentation above which shows the learning we carried out. Take look at what we learnt.

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Trip to Nikau Cave - Reading Wk2

For week 2 in reading, we read a book called 'A Trip to Nikau Cave' our WALT was to use evidence in the book to support answer a majority of the questions. In this book we learn't about all sorts of animals and how they have adapted and changed themselves to fit in with their surroundings. 

The Secret Underground - Reading Wk 1

During the first week of reading we were given the task to Read and answer questions about the differences between cave wetas and other wetas. We learn't all sorts of thing some things we didn't know and some things we did know of, take a look at the presentation above to see what we learn't about!