Monday, 11 December 2017

Aspiration, Inspiration, Motivation!


Hey bloggers! this morning we had the amazing opportunity to hear a speech from Andrew Patterson and past Pt England student ( Raenan ). He first took us back to 2013 where he first met Raenan an Year 8 Pt England student at the time. He had amazing privellages and was taught lots of cool things, such as : how to prepare a speech, how to be a good leader and also being prepared for college.

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Raenan also took us back to Year 9 we had many opportunities to apply for. He joined a club named " Geek Club " and was taught to teach elderly people how to use technology and devices based around media. That's pretty interesting. Raenan also was in the New Zealand Herald which he had interviews, pictures taken too.

Well we also watched a video about a Manurewa High School, Year 12 Student who was also speaking a good speech and talked about his past life as his father was apart of the Mongrel Mob Gang. It was really interesting to hear about. So the moral of the speech/story was to try your hardest and best.

It was to strive for things you think your not good at and take as many opportunities as you can cause it can get you somewhere in life. He did give us advice and tips : to go hard, focus on school, try your best and hardest, take the most opportunities as possible! Raenan will now be a head boy at Tamaki College next year in 2018!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
11/12/17

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Mitchell's - WK 6 ( Word Problems )



Hey bloggers! Here is my created presentation based with problems about basic math! The problems were created my Miss Ilaoa and Miss Sio. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
07/12/17

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

My Extension Reflection - 2017

From Coding, taking buses to go to special events, going on trips, and heaps more we did this year will be memories. This year 2017 I had the great opportunity to be apart of the Year 7 & 8 Extension Group! We had so many privileges this year such as: attending the GEGNZ Event, coding with Zoe from OMG Tech, creating cool games and so much more!
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(Co - founder) Zoe - from OMG Tech decided to help us code for the past few terms. She also brought in some supplies in to help us with coding such as: makey-makey kits, play-dough,aluminum foil, plastic cups and lots more! We created our own games using Scratch accounts made by us and it was a really fun experience!
GEGNZ - Google Summit!

We also had the opportunity to attend the GEGNZ Summit at Ormiston Junior College in Botany. We explained to the students how we run our very own News Network here at our school and how it gets edited, filmed and played every day (except for fridays). We also did explain how to use the coding programme Scratch for those who didn't know!
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This year in Term 3 our school topic was " Guardians of the Galaxy". It was all about space life, planets and other galaxies still being discovered! Since we were learning about space we had the amazing privelage to attend the Hoyts Movie Theaters to watch a new release: Hidden Figures which was an amazing sequel based movie created to acknowledge 3 great historic women who changed the way people look at space today.

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In Term 3 we also took part and participated in the 40 Hour Famine funded by World Vision. It was created to help children in the Middle East suffering from recent bombings in their area and simply moved to safe camps. We simply raised money from close family, friends and teachers who all put together money to support this campaign. We also got to feel like what it was for the kids by eating no food or drinking no drinks - ( except from Just Juice and Barley Sugars :D)

Well this year was sure jam packed full of lots of amazing stuff that happened, trips, events and so much more. I also wish the best and want to thank Mrs Lagitipu for the hard work she has put towards this group. This wouldn't be possible without you. I also will miss the Year 8's as the leave for college next year!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
06/12/17\

P.S - Have A Happy Christmas! :D

Monday, 4 December 2017

Mitchell - Addition Pyramid ( Term 4 2017 )



Hey bloggers! Here is my Addition Pyramid I created today. The instructions are to simply add the numbers from the bottom all the way to the final result when you get the biggest number. The answer for my pyramid was : 479. Just count and add to the numbers. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
04/12/17

Letter to the Tongan Rugby League Team!

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Hey bloggers! Today I'll be writing a letter to the Tongan Rugby League Team.

Mate Ma'a Tongan Rugby League Team 2017
Vaha'Akolo Rd, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Royal Palace
 P.S - please send to the Rugby League Team

Dearest to whom it may concern,

I am writing this letter to you mainly because of the Rugby League game that occurred on the 25th of November 2017. I also did recently attend the game with my family and it was amazing. We supported the team with our flags, face paint, costumes and more. It was really heartbreaking to hear that Tonga did lose the game as the referee did not call it a try.

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I do believe Andrew Fifita did score the last try, as the other player from England did strip the ball,the ball dropped, he gripped on it with his hands again and scored the last try in the last few seconds of the game before it ended. We did not support this act as Matt Cechin (referee) did not call it a try.

I would also like to congratulate you for coming to the finals of the Rugby League World Cup as a pacific nation which represented our small islands well and we were very proud of your team. It was a really challenging game to watch and for the team to play. We may have not won but we still have hope for the next 4 years to come.

We believe we did win in our hearts and you did us, our people, our families and our islands proud, so people worldwide know that the Tongan Islands of the Pacific do exist. Also you were the last Pacific Nation to leave the Rugby League World Cup as Fiji was the 2nd in 3 years.

As I conclude this letter I would like to thank you for all the hard work, sportsmanship and effort you have put into these past games. Thank you for taking your time into reading this letter. Ofa Lahi Atu!

Your's Sincerly,

Mitchell Motuliki


Friday, 1 December 2017

Mitchell's - Emotions



Hey bloggers! Here is my presentation about Emotions! It's all about how songs make you feel! The emotions included are: Happy, Sad, Angry and Scared songs. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
1/12/17

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Mitchell's - Perspectives and Opinions



Hey bloggers! Here is my Perspectives and Opinions presentation I created this week. It's all about the reviving game " Tonga VS England ".

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
28/11/17

Mitchell's - Musical Madness 2017


Hey bloggers! Here is my animation for this term! We have been asked to create an animation on hyperstudio, based on different emotions. We also had to create music on Garageband using French Horns and make happy music, sad, angry or music based on your emotion created.

Thanks for watching!
By Mitchell.M
28/11/17

Friday, 24 November 2017

Mitchell - Explanation Writing ( Role Model )

Hey bloggers! Here is my piece of Explanation Writing completed a few weeks ago, which I forgot to post! Enjoy this post!
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Do you have a role model? Do you even know what a role model is? Well if you don’t I will be explaining to you what an role model is. A role model is a person you may look up to. Well it’s as if you are getting inspired be a real big person you look up too. They don’t have to be a big famous singer, they could even be your aunty’s, your cousins, or even your next door neighbour.

The definition of a role-model is when you get inspired by someone and you want to be like them. My personal role model would have to be my great - grandfather. He inspires me to work hard and finish strong. He also is a very special person to me and is always loving, caring and sharing.

Do you want a role model? Well, let’s start off! Say you have a favourite hobby like...basketball and you would want to be a great basketball player when you grow up so you look up to that person. For Example : Stephen Curry. I think he’s a really good basketball player and also is a very good shooter.

Do you want to become a role model? Well follow these steps; Well one really good thing is to be good, respectful and kind towards others to spread kindness, so that others can follow along and be a person being inspired by you one day.

Now you know some great tips on how you can be a good role model and how you and others can be and choose a role model, you can share this with others!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
24/11/17

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mitchell - Musical Madness ( Reflection ) - Extension

Hey Bloggers! Here is my reflection this term for our projects based on Musical Madness! :


This term this term/school wide focus was “ Musical Madness “. The term was all about creating music, playing music, and using music throughout our school work. Well, this term the Yr 7 & 8 Extension Group had the opportunity to create our very own band in groups of 4. My group concluded of Simon, Kyron, Noah and myself.


We first had to pick a genre to match the music we were going to be creating. My group chose the genre “ Rap “ and also everyone agreed to make/create and research for the genre, planning, lyrics and music beats. We decided to pick a few bits and pieces from our favourite rap songs and mix it all together to make a great masterpiece.


So then we started! Every wednesday we would make progress into our projects. Adding text to lyrics, research and planning. For our planning we had to plan what kind of lyrics we were going to make, research history about and where rap started, we had to also make beats/music for our track.


The most difficult part I found was creating the lyrics. Everytime we rapped the lyrics with the music it was always not right in time or the beat was just too fast. In the end, the solution was to change up the beat slower and in time, and to mix up and change a few lyrics so it was easier to read.


The most challenging part was creating the research. I surfed the internet for so many different facts and history about rap! It was very challenging because I had to find pictures of rappers, I had to find out specific dates for example: when rap was created and heaps more about the history of rap.


Another challenging project in the process was the scratch and coding process. We had to get out different kinds of sources such as play-dough, aluminum foil, small pieces of cardboard, tape and paper cups to create an energy source for our scratch game. We also had to get some coding pieces of music from “Scratch” to create a similar beat to ours on Garageband.


Speaking of garageband we created our beats/music on garageband using different kinds of instruments such as electric guitar, piano, drums and electric techno beats all provided from Garageband. In the end we made up a cool, funky beat for our project!
It was a really fun experience.

I think one thing we had to work on was focusing and spending time on our work alone!

Thanks for reading!

By Mitchell.M
22/11/17

Mitchell - Research of Rap



Hey bloggers! Here is a presentation and informational text about Rap! It's all about the history of rap and how, where, and what it was created. Enjoy these slides full of informative information and facts about Rap!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
22/11/17

Mitchell - Extension Animation ( Music )


Hey bloggers! Here is my mini animation created for my Yr 7 & 8 Extension Group! It's all about how a piano is made to work! Take a look and Enjoy!

Thanks for watching!
By Mitchell.M
22/11/17

Monday, 20 November 2017

Mitchell's - Tooth Decay ( New Zealand )



Hey bloggers! Here is few slides about tooth decay and how it is caused. I completed it today and it is packed and full of interesting facts and solutions as to why children should brush everyday and prevent eating lollies (candy) and fizzy drinks.

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
20/11/17

Mitchell's - Guy Fawkes (2017)



Hey bloggers! Here is my Guy Fawkes presentation I have completed today for this week. It's packed with amazing facts and interesting information about the history of Guy Fawkes and why this day is celebrated on this specific day each year. Read interesting facts about why the day is celebrated and have fun. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
20/11/17

Mitchell's - Finding text (Koko) 2017



Hey bloggers! Here is a presentation completed in Term 1, that was forgotten to post. This presentation is packed with facts about a ape named Koko, and it's about inhabiting into her new life in the Stanford University. Will she move to Hawaii?

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
20/11/17

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mitchell - Scratch Reflection (Makey-Makey) 2017

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Last term our school focus was “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Well our Year 7 & 8 extension group with Zoe from OMG Tech, decided to make some Makey Makey projects. We had the choice to choose to make a Game Show, A Musical Band, or make a game for disabled people. Our group - ( Me, Simon, Noah, and Kyron) decided to attempt to make a mini game show using Scratch and Makey Makey. So we started! We started to get stuff ready out of the suitcase that Zoe had bought with supplies.


We logged onto Scratch using our own accounts and started to make a mini scratch game. I made the title, the slides, and the questions for the game. I
left for a few weeks, and when I came back they built the Makey Makey layout, the cardboard was set up and also their was play-dough too, so we were already to go! We named the game show with our initials - MNSK Game Show and had different questions. The questions were very simple and easy to think of for our game.

We got given a booklet which had instructions and simple steps on how to make a game show with Scratch also using Makey-Makey. It had steps which showed us how to make a simple quiz game, how to code it and what kind of questions. The questions asked on the game show were : What was the capital of Turkey, What is the most spoken language in the world and a lot more interesting questions. Our questions were also based on things that were currently happening in the world.

The cardboard bits and pieces were wrapped with metal aluminium foil so it gave a better effect for the electricity circuit to work with the buzzers.The others made a small compact buzzer using some play-dough and shaped it liked a buzzer. They connected it with makey-makey wires and also had an earth to beep the buzzer. We chose the sound effects for an buzzer and played it when the buzzer was triggered. We had them hold the earth cords in their hand.

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
01/10/17

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mitchell - Explanation Draft ( Labour Day )

Have you ever wondered about the day Labour Day? Why do we even celebrate Labour Day? Well today I am going to tell you why Labour Day is celebrated here in our country Aotearoa also known as New Zealand. Well it’s a day people around the world take the day off work. Did you know that New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to have an 8 hour working day. That’s amazing!

Well every year on the 4th Monday of October, people get to celebrate the rights of working less than at least 12 or 10 hours. Back in the days people did not have the opportunity to work less than 12 hours. Some even had to work for 18 hours. Then one man named Samuel Parnell decided that this was all wrong. He did not think it was right to work more than 8 hours and needed to do something about it. In 1840 he refused to work 8 hours as a carpenter in a shop he worked in.

So Samuel Parnell had worked for 8 hours straight. The normal time the workers would work also known as labour would be for 12 hours. He always went to go explain his decision at court as to why he didn’t work the average hours and it would also affect his pay wage. He didn’t think anything was right. He still worked 8 hours and did not care about what anyone else thought.

Well it was fair enough that New Zealanders were the first workers among the world to claim the right to have an 8 hour working day, but they decided to support his decision of a full 8 hour working day. In Wellington around that time Samuel Parnell visited court and the judge decided for everyone in New Zealand to have the right to work 8 hours.

Well now you know why Labour Day here in New Zealand is celebrated, maybe consider celebrating yourself. If you are a current resident of another country maybe research the dates of Labour Day in your country. What did you do for Labour Day? Have you ever celebrated Labour Day? Now you know the reason of why Labour Day is celebrated. Happy Labour Day to you all!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
24/10/17

Friday, 20 October 2017

Assembly - Mr J - (Instruments)

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Hey bloggers! Did you know it's Niuean Language Week! Cheeeeehoooo! Today at the school assembly the Niuean Language Week Dance group performed today! It was amazing. You can check the post I wrote about it down below. Anyways after the dance Mr Jacobsen the Associate Principal had a few instruments displayed on the stage. He also had a few tricks up his sleeve he could use while playing the instruments.

Displayed on the stage were a conch shell, a shofar, a bugle, and finally a trumpet. First he held up a conch shell. The conch shell was based on the history of the Pacific and Polynesian Islands. He blew through the small hole at the end of the conch shell and it started to make an blowing noise! "Mmmm" was the noise it made. It was awesome!

Then he put it down and then everyone happily clapped. He then got out another instrument named the Shofar! It is originated in the Arabian Deserts and the Middle East! It is used to make special calls! He blew it and it sounded like a beautiful masterpiece. 
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It was a really nice sound he made. 

Anyways the next instrument was a bugle. Yes a bugle pronounced - boo-gul like google but boogul. He gripped his hands on the long part and blew hard into the hole. He also played the Anzac Remembrance Song! Then finally he blew the golden trumpet. He also played a few songs on there too!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
20/10/17

Celebrating Niue Language Week!

Fakalofa Lahi Atu Bloggers! Hey bloggers! Today in the school hall performed the Niuean Dance group which has roughly been practising their dance for 1 week. Did you know? In New Zealand it is Niuean Language Week! Yes! We are celebrating the culture and language of Niue and Niuean People which is really cool!

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The huge group of children who performed today were amazing! They did special and cultural dances and also did a haka in Niuean at the end. The boys were also shouting from the stage too, like fierce warriors. The theme for the week is "Koe Vagahau Niue Koe Atefua, he tagata Niue" which means The Language of Niue is The Heart Of the Niuean People! 

The children were wearing and dressed in Niuean costumes and clothes. The girls were wearing a lava-lava, a white t-shirt and a necklace or a lei. The boys were wearing a lava-lava and a niuean sisi which is a white shredded costume you can wear around your neck and your ankles. 

Their performance was great! Thanks to Mrs Lagitipu and Ms Teleso for teaching the dance. Also parents too who also helped! 

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
20/10/17

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mitchell - Addition and Subtraction Word Problems!



Hey bloggers! Here is a quick presentation of slides that are full of word problems that include, Reversibility, Probability, Place Value and heaps more to learn from! We have been tested to see how much we can remember from the 2 weeks of the holidays we had just finished! Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
18/10/17

Mitchell - Writing Explanation 2 (How to be organised for school each day)

Hey bloggers! Here is another writing explanation I have written for you! I am going to tell you how to get organised for school each day before school starts. 

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The night before the school day you should already have got your uniform ready! Your School Shirt, School Shorts, School Jacket, School PE Top, and a new pair of socks to wear for the day. Maybe lay it out on the door of your bedroom. Then with your chromebook if it's really low with battery then you should charge it. Just plug your Chromebook charger into an outlet in your room!

Lunch! I recommend chucking out your lunchbox on the table or bench and start packing your lunch, so it's ready to pop in your bag after you've gotten ready! Make your own sandwich to help mum out. Remember healthy things. Pack some fruit, snacks or even a small box of juice! Now your lunch is ready.

In the morning make your bed. Get your uniform that is ready. If you're going to shower do it for at least 3 - 4 minutes! Pop in your lunchbox, quickly have breakfast. Do your hair, brush your teeth and clean your face and jump out the door. ( Actually jump out the door if you don't want to be in Re-Think) Also re-think is a place you go to @ lunchtime and clean up!

* Quick tips - Wake up @ 7:30 or earlier! Me and my sisters wake up @ 6:00 and get to school @ 7:00. Pretty Early!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
18/10/17