Friday, May 31, 2013

Interface Expo In Ellerslie

A group of people from room 21 went to the Ellerslie Convention Centre for the ICT Interface Expo. Shoal, Makayla, Darius, myself and of course our teacher (Mrs Lagitupu) went to make a short film about the day. We left school round about 8:00 am and came back to school at 4:30 pm. It was a great thing to experience as we had the opportunity to interview Greg Adams, the editor of Interface magazine.

There were many technology stands but my favourite stand was the 3D  AnimationPrinter System. There was a lot of interesting things there such as a 3D lady and 3D skeleton. There were many things that I liked about it, especially there gum. IT WAS YUMM!!! Anyway, it was definitely the highlight of the day.... Seeing new and cool things.

Greg Adams.... As I said in the beginning, he is the editor of interface magazine. He invited us to the interface and that's how we got there. He emailed Mrs Burt as well as Mrs Lagitupu about the details and we were on our way. We had to interview the gold sponsors but mostly Greg Adams.....

This is a short summary of the day, but you will be hearing more about it soon... I hope you get the chance to buy one of Interface's products.... Thank You For Reading!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013



By 2020, one third of the people in the world will be obese.

Obesity is when you are very fat or very overweight. When you are obese you are at risk of major health problems.
The cause of obesity is when you have an addiction to junk food and fizzy drinks, that contains high levels of sugar, salt and fat. Also the lack of exercise will not burn much calories so the fat remains in your body.

Obesity causes major health problems like heart attacks, heart disease, diabetes, knee pain, short of breath etc. The effects of obesity is so bad it can kill you at a young age.

It is said by a scientist that in as little as three years time,  half the US population will be obese. 100,000 people die because of obesity. Evansville, Indiana is officially named America’s fattest city. New Zealand has the third highest rate of obesity in the world.

Obesity is a really bad disease because the quality of life is poor and you don’t live long. You can avoid becoming obese by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. Exercise is important to keep you fit and healthy.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Healthy Sandwich

All the classrooms in the intermediate block were given a task to create a healthy sandwich. People from every class were split up into groups of 3-5 and were asked to plan and create their sandwiches. Then in the end of the term the best group from every class are going to have a cook of called ‘MHKR’ or My Healthy Kitchen Rules. Hopefully my group which consists of Shoal, Ashleigh, Tauwhare, Jasmine and myself are going to create the healthiest, delicious sandwich ever.

Our sandwich has brown bread, cocktail sausages, lettuce and Mayo. We call it The Scrumptious, Delicious Club Sandwich. Hopefully our sandwich will be picked as the winning group. Fingers Crossed!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Whats Really In Your Eggs- Report

REPORT- Chickens And Eggs

Percentage Of How Many Eggs Are Laid:
New Zealanders eat approximately 920,000,000 eggs per year. 89% of it is produced by caged chickens while 9% is produced by free ranged chickens. The left that is remaining is laid by barn chickens which is 2%.

Eggs are high in protein as well as cholesterol. Although it is high in cholesterol, it is low in saturated fat which is bad for your health. One egg has half of the b12 vitamin that we need each day. Cooked eggs will give you more protein than raw eggs. Also most of the protein is found in the yolk.

Caged Chickens:
Caged chickens produce the most because they are forced to lay them. Chickens are put into groups of six and then put into a cage. The cages lack space. It is difficult for chickens to stay on the cage as the cages are on an angle. This is to help the eggs come down on the convey about.

Free Ranged Chicken:
Free ranged chickens have more space than caged chickens. They can flap their wings, perch, run around and dust bath. Dust bathing is a chickens version of having a shower. They dust bath to take the mites and bugs that live in their feathers.

Barn Chickens:
Barn chickens are cage free. There still bunched up like caged chickens though but they are able to flap their wings, perch and dust bath like free ranged chickens. Its difficult for them though to run around as for the lack of space.

There isn’t a nutritional difference when it comes to white and brown eggs. Eating an egg is easy for our body to digest. Salmonella is a food poisoning. It has never been found in New Zealand eggs though. Did you know NZ eats about 2 and a half million eggs a day?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Will.I.Am Visits OUR SCHOOL

                      WilI.I.Am visits Pt England School from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

You may have noticed our school on TV as well as the one and only Will.I.Am. The reason for this is that Will.I.Am gave us a HUGE koha. A koha is a special present. That's what we were given. A $100,000.00 check for the manaiakalani program  I know it is going to go for good use like our net-books and other things.  The story of Will.I.Am coming is pretty long. Let me start from the beginning, it all began with an assembly on Wednesday 08 of May....

Everyone was waiting anxiously for Mr Burt to walk into the hall with either good or bad news. He finally walked in and told everyone that we were having a very very special visitor coming in tomorrow. Apparently he was more important then John Key. I mean, who is more important then the prime minister. The sad thing though was that Mr Burt wasn't able to tell us who the special guest was. If he did tell us who it was then the special guest wouldn't come. But, the only thing that we were told was that he was really into music. Straight away the person in my head was Stan Walker.... Or the x factor judges. When our short assembly was finish all the prefects had to go to Mr Burt for a quick meeting.

When all the prefects arrived we were given important tasks for Thursday.  Some people were given the task to take pictures while the others had to greet the special guest. Me on the other hand had the most difficult task of them all. I had to say another Tongan prayer! When I was told I was so nervous and excited at the same time. When Mr Burt was talking to us, someone asked if we could find out who the special guest was. You would think that he would tell us, but NO!!! The only thing he told us was to not even talk about it. Not in class or with our friends... When we finished our meeting though, we went back to class.

I went home and thought about it. I'm sure everyone did. Then on 3 news it said that Will.I.Am was in New Zealand and that he was going to come back to do a full tour. The thought came into my head that the special guest was going to be Will. I. Am.... You never know... But then I said to myself 'naaa.... He is way to famous to come to our school. I mean, out of all the schools in New Zealand there is like 1/100 chance that he would come to our school.'

It was Thursday. The day everyone was waiting for. The day when the special guest was going to come and visit our school. It was basically the main thing on everyone's mind. Straight after morning tea everyone went into the hall for Mr Burt to tell us the big news and other things like to not stand up when we see the guest and to sing our school song properly. But everyone was waiting for the big news. Even I was. He finally got up to the part when he was going to tell us. Who is it??? Who is it???Who is it??? It was the only question in my head. "Who knows the band Black Eyed Peas?" Mr Burt said to us.
"Or  course... Will.I.Am" people were saying to there mates beside them.
Everyone knew now so the only thing that they were waiting for was the actual visitor him self. It took a while because of traffic but he arrived.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Term 2 Is Coming

Well, holidays is nearly over and term 2 for school will be coming really soon. I am happy because one: I can't wait to see my friends and two: this holiday was SOOO BORING!!! My mum had work like everyday and instead of the late nights and waking up really late, me and my brother had to still sleep and wake up early. It was basically waking up for school. Then instead of spending time with my mum, I had to go to my cousins house and stay there until 5:30 pm. Not to be sad, but its really boring there. Thats why I am looking forward going back to school.

I really want to learn about the different career choices we can do in the future. Like, people coming to our school and showing us what its like being a doctor, veterinarian, fire-fighter  police man and other interesting jobs. I think it will be great to learn about the different choices we can take for a career. It would also be good for us year 8's as it can help us with what subjects we have to take in college to become what we want to become. To me, this will be the coolest topic ever. I think I would call it 'What I Want To Be When I Grow Up'. I know though, any other topic they have planned for us is still going to be great and is going to help us learn more about the topic given to us.

I so can't wait for school. Seeing by friends and teacher. Term 1 has gone so fast and was great. Hopefully term 2 is going to be even better!!!