Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Warren Pohatu

Step By Step how to make you very own Warren Pohatu Artwork

  • Research a sea creature or a native bird.
  • Once you find your bird or sea creature, get a big black paper.
  • Draw the outline of your animal
  • Once you finish drawing the outline of your animal, paint either the inside warm colours or cool colours.
  • After that paint the background warm or cool.
  • Start pasteling the inside with intricate designs. Then start pasteling the background.
That is how to make your very own Warren Pohatu artwork.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Thinkboard Fraction

Number Knowledge Week 8

Artist Study - Fatu Feu'u

For the past two weeks, we have been studying about our artist. We had to work in a pair of 2-3 people. Me, Mohammed And Henry has been studying and we think we have done good. Please Enjoy !

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Future Aspiration

This morning, a bunch of people came to talk about their aspiration and their inspiration. Three talented people talked about their past, there names were Anthony Fakalata, Anthony Samuels and Amelia Unufe. Anthony Samuels was on the What Now back in the olden days. He told us a lot of quotes such To Miharo Hoki which is 'you are amazing'. Anthony Fakalata was a attitude presenter. Amelia Unufe was a fashion designer.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Thinkboard - Fractions

Film Festival - Manaiakalani

Without hesitation, I promptly leaped out of bed and opened the curtains seeing the sun shining into my bedroom. When I got into my school uniform. I was ready for the start of my acting debut. I was anxious because I was going to be acting in a movie on an extreme screen.

On the morning of the film festival the junior school attended the first session for the reason that is that our school is too big so we had to come in different session. The intermediate school had to go after morning tea until lunchtime. After we had morning tea we came back rapidly to class so we could go on the bus to the Manaiakalani film festival. There were three fairly old buses that arrived at our school.

Once we arrived at Sylvia Park we dantly formed 2 long lines. We all quietly followed Mrs Nua to the extreme screen. When my hand gripped the railing of the elevator, higher I went I saw the movies that was coming out soon. I rapidly made a dashed to the front of the line to get the front seats but when we went inside it was taken by the Sommerville Special School. So we had to sit on the seats in the middle.

When we were watching the movies my class’s movie was up first. I was really nervous because I was going to be in the movie. So I had to crunch up and hide myself from my friends. But when I came up, I wasn’t really that nervous because I didn’t really care. My favourite movie was the Bowl Cut from Class 4 for the reason that is because it included everything such as the animation, comedy, step by step on how to do a Bowl Cut.

After 21 outstanding movies, we all got out of our chairs quickly. We tiredly scrambled outside. After waiting for 7 minutes, the buses arrived to pick us up. Eventually we came to school and just then the lunchtime bell rang. The senior syndicate splitted up into their classes and ate their lunch.

At the end of the day, we all went home talking about other classes movies. On that night there were going to be another film festival except it would show all the favourite movies and our class were selected to be in the night shows.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Kowhaiwhai And Patterns

Read the following article and think about the issue.

What was the opinion of Associate Professor Taonui?
The new cabin crew uniform is way too busy and while there is room to update and modernise, the pattern appears to have been thrown together like a poster in a child room
What do you think?
I think Associate Professor Taonui is right, the cabin crew uniform is way too busy. And they know don't know what motifs they have used.
Do some more finding out about Kowhaiwhai and patterns you find in pasifika cultures.
The Maori people brought a culture, which included Kowhaiwhai patterns, from Polynesia hundreds of years ago. There are Kowhaiwhai paintings that are over 500 years old still surviving today. The oldest known Kowhaiwhai are the patterns painted on the canoe paddles.
Now it’s your turn to be the designer.
Consider what you have read and found out…

Create a design that could be printed for a new piece of school uniform. You need to incorporate a cultural pattern in your design and be able to explain the components of your design.

Create a picture of you modeling/showing your design
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Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Addition/Subtraction Stage 7 and 8
Solve the problems below. Try to use the strategy explained in the box above each question. Make sure you show all the steps you use to solve it.
Stage 7: Advanced Multiplicative
I can choose appropriately from a broad range of mental strategies to estimate answers and solve addition and subtraction problems involving decimals, integers, and fractions. I can also use multiplication and division to solve addition and subtraction problems with whole numbers.

Stage 7: Advanced Multiplicative
I can split decimal numbers in parts to solve addition and subtraction problems.
e.g.a)  6.03 – 5.8 = __   as 6.03 – 5 – 0.8 = 1.03 – 0.8 = 0.23 (standard place value partitioning)  or
b)2.36 + 1.27 = 2 + 1 = 3,  and .3 + .2 = .5,  and .06 + .07 = .13  So 3 + .5 + .13 = 3.63
1. Shona needs a length of wood for some shelves. Her first shelf needs to be 1.27m long and the second shelf needs to be 1.86m long. How much timber does need altogether?
1.27 + 1.86 = 3.13
1+ 1 = 2
0.27 + 0.86 = 1.13
2 + 1.13 = 3.13
2. She ends up finding 2 lengths of timber that are long enough but will have to cut them to the right length. The first piece is 1.5m. How much does she need to cut off it for the first shelf?
2 - 1.5 = 0.5
2 - 0.5 = 1.5
1.5 - 1 = 0.5

Stage 7: Advanced Multiplicative
I can solve addition and subtraction problems with decimal numbers by rounding and compensating. e.g.  a) 3.2 + 1.95 = (3.2 - .05) +  (1.95 + .05) = 3.15 + 2 = 5.15
Or b) 4.31 - 2.98 = 4.31 - 3 = 1.31 + .02 = 1.33

3. Dane was 1.46m tall when he last measured himself. He has since grown a further 0.47m. What is is height now?
1.46 + 0.47 = 1.93
-0.03     +0.03
1.43 + 0.50 = 1.93

4. When Dane was 1.46m tall his little sister was only 0.98m tall. How much taller was Dane than his sister?

1.46 - 0.98 = 0.48
+0.02 +0.02
1.48 - 1 = 0.48                       

Stage 7: Advanced Multiplicative
I can solve subtraction problems with decimal numbers by reversing to an addition equation then jumping up tidy numbers on a numberline (reverse and jump)
e.g. 6.03 - 5.8 =  5.8 + __ = 6.03
5.8 + 0.2 = 6,  6 + 0.03 = 6.03    .2 + .03 = .23       So 6.03 - 5.8 = 0.23

5. Tiana has a container with 2.75 litres of juice in it. She uses it to fill a smaller container of juice that holds .985 litres. How much juice is left in the larger container?
2.75 - .985 = 1.765
0.985 +  = 2.75
0.985 + 0.015 = 1
1 + 0.75 = 1.75
0.015 + 0.75 = 0.765
1 + 0.765 = 1.765

Stage 7: Stage 7: Advanced Multiplicative
I can solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of unlike fractions by finding common denominators and partitioning
e.g. ¾  + ⅝  =  (¾  +  2/8) + ⅜ =  (¾ + ¼) + ⅜ = 1 ⅜

6. Allanah has 3/4 of a one pizza left and 5/8 of another.  How much pizza has she got altogether?
3/4 + 5/8 = 1 3/8
3/4 + 2/8 = 5/8
5/8 + 3/8 = 1
3/4 + 1/4 = 1
1 + 3/8 = 1 3/8


Stage 7: Advanced Proportional:
I can use a range of mental partitioning strategies to estimate answers and solve problems that involve adding and subtracting fractions, including decimals. I am able to combine ratios and proportions with different amounts. The strategies include using partitions of fractions and “ones”, and finding equivalent fractions.

e.g. 2 ¾ - 1 ⅔ = 2 - 1 and ¾ - ⅔
= 1 and 9/12 - 8/12 = 1 1/12  (finding equivalent fractions)           

  1. Tom knows that for every 20 newspapers he delivers he gets $1.60.  How many papers does he need to deliver to earn $20
20 - 1.6
40 - 3.2
60 - 4.8
80 - 6.4
100 - 8
120 - 9.6
140 - 11.2
160 - 12.8
180 - 14.4
200 - 16
220 - 17.6
240 - 19.2
250 - 20
  1. Hana has a cup that hold .275 litres and a container that holds 2.2 litres.  How many cupfuls does she need to fill the container.   
2.2 -  .275 = 1.925
.275 +   = 2.2
.275 + 0.725 = 1
1 + 0.2 = 1.2
0.725 + 0.2 = .925
1 + 0.925 = 1.925

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Thinkboard Week 1 Term 4

Solve Addition Problems With Hundredths By Changing One Number Into A Whole Number.

Art Attack, Immersion Assembly

On Monday, Mr Burt announced that our topic was ‘Art Attack’. Mr Burt duct taped his tablet to his stomach. All the teachers were dressed as an artist and dressed as famous artists. When Mr Burt shouted “Team 1.” Everyone clapped and cheered for them. When they finished everyone clapped. My favourite act was Team 4 which was the Year 5 and 6. I liked it because it was humorous and it was funny because of Mr Sommerville. I also like the Team 5 because they drew Mr Burt, Mr Jacobson and Mrs Jarman. The awesome about it they drew it upside down.

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Word Web- Art

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Argument Writing. School Uniforms


  • You won’t get judged everyday
  • It represents our school and the point england way.
  • It doesn’t waste your time looking for your clothes in the morning

I am strongly for school uniforms at Point England School!! Because it would not waste your parents cash to buy new clothes for school. I believe that Pt England School should wear uniforms because it makes the school look smarter and it represents us and the Pt England way. It doesn’t waste any of our time. You won’t feel alienated if you're wearing the school uniform and it doesn’t prevent bullying.

I truly believe that every school in New Zealand should wear uniforms it makes them look a lot smarter. It represents our school and its specifically designed for the school and community. Students won’t get their clothes ruined such as their jeans, t-shirt and jackets. It saves all night hunting for our clothes what we’re going to wear tomorrow. Every time I scan the school logo, I always remember that i'm representing my school and my family.

If you wear your school uniform you won't get judged or teased. I really love the uniform because its one of my favourite colours, RED and BLACK. It will prevent alienation and bullying. It will save money from your parents from buying new clothes every week. School uniforms are lovely for the reason that when visitors come it will look RED everywhere which will look pretty awesome and its good for other amazing occasions. Students wont get judged everyday from their clothes they wear.

It won't waste your time looking for your clothes that you're going to be wearing tomorrow. Plus it won’t waste any of your working time worrying about your outfit. You’ll have a lot longer time sleeping alternatively searching for your clothes. But school uniforms are so much preferable because you won't waste any of your time looking for a dress. Many schools will have a brawl about them having mufti and we get to wear school uniforms.


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The Polynesians

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Shark Finning Getting Banned

The New Zealand Government has announced that they will be banning shark finning. The new law will be passed as of October in 1st October.

The New Zealand Government has brought forward the discussion with the fishing industry and the general public, It was supposed to be banned on 2016 October. Conservation Minister Nick Smith organized to ban finning of all shark species, except for blue sharks by October 2015. The New Zealand Government are probably banning shark finning because its coming extinct.  

I feel dejected about the fishers that love shark finning. Some people need shark fins for their restaurants for food. A lot of people relish shark fins for dinner and lunch. The ban will also make it illegal to seize the sharks and remove its fins dump the corpse into sea. Every year 50,000 and 165,000 blue sharks believed to be assassinated in New Zealand.  

Many sharks have been caught in tuna long-lines. Only ninety percent of the biggest sharks have been killed and with only ten percent of sharks are left. Over 190 sharks are killed every minute, just their fins. The entire body of the sharks are just dumped in the ocean. Around the globe 275,000 sharks are slaughtered every day. There are 113 species of sharks within New Zealand.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Commonwealth Countries And Their Sports


Yesterday, a bunch of humorous people from ‘The Revolution’ came to Pt England to promote anti bullying. Their motto was #StopTheBull which means stop the bullying. They came to play games, sing, act and mostly stop us from bullying other people. Thank you for giving us that message and I hope that you have a lovely future.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Life Education Trust

Last week was our final session at the life education caravan. The life education caravan is a foundation that assists children with the comprehension to make educated solutions. The purpose of the life education caravan is to assist adolescents to digest about the brain, body and your tough decisions. Harold travels around the entire of New Zealand. Our tutor was Lynn. Lynn helps to be future focused and get to our full potential.

We learnt that in life there are difficult options. Strenuous choices can lead to severe consequences. If you select your friends by following them and escaping by drinking alcohol and use operate drugs. Even if you had to drink alcohol and use drugs it’s against the law. Swallowing liquor will affect people around you like your teacher, friends, families and other people. Having beer and spirits daily will slow down your neurons and you will hallucinate and perish.

Class 3 also learnt about selecting clever decisions. Lynn also taught us that people choose drugs, not drugs choose people. People chose drugs to escape and join their friends. When we were in the caravan, there were people that used drugs under 18 years of age, Those peeps used drugs when there were 13, 17, 15 and 14. Their names were Amy, Jason and Malcom. If we choose our decisions wisely we will reach the ladder of puberty and reach our full potential.

Your intelligence will go slower and you will alter throughout your life. You won’t remember anything, its like you’ve been brainwashed. When you drink spirits you’d like it then your want it. After a day you’ll need it and next day you will crave it. Several days you’ll be a drug addict. And the more you’ll have it the more you become dumber. Its like you’re stopping at the traffic lights but then the red light goes on and you will be like, “Hey!, I was supposed to stop at the traffic lights.” Then your crash and die.

The Life Education sessions were extremely valuable.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Life Education Trust

This term, we have been participating in the Life Education. Our teacher that has been teaching us was Lynn. We have been learning about alcohol and the body. Class three has learnt a lot of stuff when we grow up like don’t drink in the teenage because it slows down your memory and you can hallucinate and die. We would like to thank Lynn and Harold for this lovely adventure. We hope to see them again next year.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Thinkboard Warmup

It Helps To Have A Hero. Reading Activity

What was Room 16’s teacher talking about with her class? What do you think some of the ideas were that are around
Ms Kneepkens was talking with her class about goals and ambition. Probably a rugby player, dancer, singer, successful business person
Why did the class decide to write to Paul Whatuira, who is he? Find evidence from the text and do some of your own research.
Paul Whatuira is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Parramatta Eels in the NRL.
Why do you think the students of room 16 were speechless when they saw Paul?
Because Paul is a famous rugby player and maybe he might be someones hero.
How would you have felt if you had seen a rugby player, who had specifically come to your school to see your class?
I would be SPEECHLESS. Mostly if it was Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. I wouldn’t be that emo and cry or faint.
What are some of the items that Paul had sent class 16? Why were these items so special?
A Warriors Jersey signed by Pauls team and gave everyone posters and hats and t-shirts. They were special because they were signed by not only Paul but his other teammates.
How is Paul a hero?
Because he works hard to achieve his goals and he’s interested in how their school work is going.
Define what a hero is to you, do you have one?
A hero is someone that you inspires you me to do something. A hero is what I wanna be. Yes, I have a hero. His name is Sonny Bill Williams because he plays several sports and he plays in most of the team that I love.
Who are some heroes today? you need to do some of your own research and justify why these selected people are heroes. Earlier this year, Oprah had two families on her show to talk about the foreclosures they were facing. And then swooped in and offered to pay all the money they owe. Thanks to him, they got to keep their homes
Why is the title of the text so important?
Because he is motivating the students to study hard and aim for their goals. A hero is role-model for the little ones.
Do you agree with the title of the text? Why/why not?
Yes because its true. A hero is a role-model for the little kids.

Do you think it would be difficult to become a professional rugby player, for reason would it be/would it not be?
Yes it would be difficult because you’ll have to train and train. Eat a lot of healthy food. Drink a lot of water and have a positive attitude. You need to learn how to pass and tackle.
What do you think it takes to become a professional rugby player?
It would be difficult because you’ll have to train and train. Eat a lot of healthy food. Drink a lot of water and have a positive attitude. You need to learn how to pass and tackle.
This term we are studying the Commonwealth games, do they play rugby league at the games?
Nope, just rugby sevens.
Are any other variations of rugby played the games?
What do you think an athlete's daily life consists of, you need to do your own research.
Wake up early like 5 or 4 am. Then eat a lot of breakfast. Wait for a very consistent time then go for 2km run or longer. Then go to the gym. Do a lot of work out at the gym. When its a very good time about 12:00. Go and measure your water bottle about 1 litre. Then when its 5 or 6 pm. Go home and have dinner. When its 8:00 go to sleep. REPEAT.
What do you think makes an athlete?
The training and their attitude. Honest hearts produce honest actions.
n life when times get hard it is often easy to give up, everyone has bad days including the top athletes e.g. when they miss a try. How do you think they stay positive?
They say to themselves, “Its alright, its just one miss, you can do it again.”
Find five facts about Paul Whatuira:
He used to go to Wainuiomata Intermediate.
He plays for the Parramatta Eels.
Paul has a nick names such as cracka and fatz..
Paul is maori.
He used to play in the New Zealand warriors in 2000.
Write a letter to an athlete of your choice just as the students of class 16 did to Paul Whatuira.
You letter needs to try persuade the selected athlete to come to Pt England School.
To: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Roger, You are my role-model. I watched all your rugby games. My favourite team is roosters because you’re in it and other good players. You’re my perfect role-model. You motivate me to play more and never give up. You’re probably the best side stepper in the NRL. If you come to our school and walk in my classroom. I would starstruck, it would be nerveracking. I hope you come back to New Zealand and visit our school.

From, You biggest fan, Faaiua