Thursday, 1 December 2016

Glenbrae Graduation

Thursday 1st December 2016

Dear Sir/Madam.

We are trying to raise money for our year 8 graduation. Though we are ordering custom T-shirt, we don’t have enough money for every year 8. So we came up with some ideas like a Car Wash, Sausage Sizzle and many other ideas. Some of our teachers thought that it would be a good idea to clean up the creek at the Glenbrae reserve and, hopefully get sponsored for it.

This will be done next week Tuesday 6th December and we invite you to come and join in if you want too!

All the money will be used for our graduation day and gear. Also, if we get more then needed we will save it for next year’s camp.

from Jayden.F

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Kiwi Can

Thursday 13th October 2016

Today we had Kiwi Can we played a real cool game. There were four cones each had a word on. There were two taggers. Everyone who wasn't a tagger started behind the cone with honesty. The rest were labeled Truth, Integrity and Caring. It was super fun and easy, Mr.Numia Would call out one of the words on the cone and whatever cone he told you to go to you have to try and get there without getting caught by the tagger. I was one of the taggers along with Dora, a girl in my class. If you were tagged you were to sit down on the side. The next round they chose new taggers. The new taggers were my friends Sam and Hemi.

When we were back in class we talked about what values and where to use them. After that we did the activity. We did roll play. I was in group 5 with Danny Joe, Levi, Mata and Mele. Each group were to make a play about the card they were given. Our group was given Friendship. While we were talking about what to do in the play Miss.Tui came by and gave us an idea of what we could do. So with that we added on to her idea. In the play I was the teacher and Danny Joe was the new kid. We also got a little help with the play from Mr.Numi . The rest are playing hacky sack when I introduce a new kid and they befriend him and let him play the game with them. After we did GKQ's which was a bit hard. All the the questions were super hard for everyone and were all connect with Mount Everest. 

By Jayden.F

Friday, 9 September 2016

My Pong Game

Today at Digitech I learnt how to make my own pong Game

Monday, 5 September 2016

Financial Literacy

Monday 5th September 2016

Today two woman came over to our school to teach us about saving and how to spend well. First they told us their names and told us what they were doing here. Then they talked a little bit about savings and asked us if we knew what and how to save. Next they handed us a piece of paper with the amount money of money the person on the paper had. Next to it on the paper was a list of things that the person had spent their money on. We were tasked to see what things she could have done without to save more money. Most people said that she should have not Topped up or gone to the movies with snacks. But I that she shouldn't have brought themselves some new jeans because it costed a lot of money.

After that they gave us a new and bigger piece of paper. Then they put us into groups so that we could find ways to save and earn money. In my gorp was Chris,Alfred,Me and Danny Joe. We first wrote down ideas to earn money. I personally think that we had brilliant ideas but on the next activity we did not do as well. A Lemonade Stand, Garage Sale, Selling Clothes and Doing Chores were just some of the ideas that our group had. After that we had to chose something that all of us wanted to save up for and then make a plan of how we were going to save enough money to archive that goal. But we didn't that much so we hid our paper, but they said who ever didn't come up and speak will do it the next day. But a boy called Mosses included Danny Joe even though in the middle he went with us and then switched at the end when were weren't doing so good.

By Jayden.F

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Future Career

Thursday 1st September 2016

For my career I would like to become a basketball player for the NBA (National Basketball Association) playing the Cleveland Cavaliers. An average basketball player makes about 5 million dollars each year. But an MLB (Major League Baseball) only makes 3.3 million dollars a year. The NHL (National Hockey League) pay is even lower than that. They only make 2.4 million a year and a NFL (National Football League) makes 1.9 million.

Plus I already like basketball and play it. So I get paid to do what I love. If I didn’t become a NBA player I would like to become a freelance writer. Freelance writers get to work from their own homes and I also enjoy writing. They can chose what jobs to accept so that means any job with a deadline they do not have to accept it. You can earn as much money as you want by just accept more and more jobs. It also gives you more free time to do what you want to do because you can pick how many jobs you do.

By Jayden.F

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Reading Today

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Today me and the rest of the people in my reading group read chapter two of the book Private Peaceful. So far in the story a kid by the name Tommo Peaceful feels guilty for killing his father even though he didn't really kill him, They were taking a walk in the woods and a tree broke and was about to fall. As it was falling his father told him to get out of the way but he was so scared that he couldn't move. So his father had to push him out of the way while getting crushed instead. It doesn't really revel that he does die but it says that he is lying under the tree, while his nose bleeds.

But chapter 2 is way different. It is mostly about the entire family rather than just one person (Tommo).