Friday, June 24, 2011

Men Of Courage: Finalist In Making Movies Competition

Not so long ago we had put in a movie for a movie competition. Our movie made the final and was also mentioned at the awards night from one of the judges. Most people thought that our movie was a standout, so if you watch this we hope that you will enjoy this as much as our school did.

Men of Courage from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Maths Problem Solving

In our maths classes we were learning about equal addition and how they can make problems much easier. On this strategy I demonstrate how I can use this strategy. You must add or subtract an EQUAL amount on both sides.

Tip:Can be only be used for subtraction!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Scientific Experience!

Yesterday was a great oppurtunity, an oppurtunity to learn lot's of cool and awesome things about SCIENCE!!! Being able to watch people create fire right in front of you is surely fantastic for anyone to experience!!!

On this day Tamaki College were holding a spectacular Science Roadshow. Schools from around the community were able to watch,experience and certainly enjoy! My class were one of the last classes to visit the roadshow. We were seated in the schools auditorium and began to watch. In this session we are talking about temprature. A woman talked to us about how it can change and transform throughout time. Showing us cool experiments such as burning holes through thick pieces of steel and using the oxygen around us to create massive amounts of fire was certainly one of my highlights!

After giving us a cool presentation we were able to check out some cool exhibits and inventions. One of my favourite exhibits that I had a go with was an instrument called the therimin. When playing this instrument you have to use one hand to control the volume and the other hand to control the pitch of the sound. It was fascinatinating to play on and listen to such a wonderful instrument. Another one of the exhibit that I tried out was the metal detector. In this exhibit you were able to put a few metal spoons into a big sand pit and you were able to search for them with your metal detector. I had lots of fun while doing that activity as was enjoyable enough to be on the "Highlight List"!!!

After looking around and exploring some cool exhibits the presenters called us back in for another explanation.They told us about how amazing our body is. They told us about us humans sense of smell, our eye vision and how our ears work. One amazing fact that from the 2nd presentation was that our eyes actually pick the the images that we see up side down and our brain flips it back the right way up!

Being part of that experience was that experience made it one of the coolest experience made it one of the coolest experiences that I have had. will certainly consider taking science when I get to college!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Technology Argument Part 1

I think that Technology is one of the big things that make mankind so amazing! I mean just think what would the world be like if we didn’t have technology? Technology is a huge help in life giving man easier lives.

One of the many things that have improved through time that are technological inventions which clearly show how technology is helpful is the mobile phone. The mobile phone is literally “Mobile”, it’s better, faster and stronger. Used mostly to send messages to others with phones or to ring them. It helps people in so many ways, rather than having to travel to tell them a message or mailing the message to them you can easily text them (If you have enough credit!).

Back in the medieval days people were sent to give messages to others around the country. Back in those days messengers were mostly sent to tell the other countries and villages about upcoming wars, new inventions and competitions.

Another reason why the mobile is well used by people is listening to songs and tunes as well as recording videos and taking pictures and snap shots. You are able to also share songs,videos and pictures with others with a thing called “Blue Tooth”.

Another way technology has helped us throughout time is through travel which leads to the invention of the car. Being able to travel at the speed limit of around 100 km per hour on the motorway is obviously a huge help! Vehicles are compulsory to use for travelling, going out and, well just for anything! Most cars around the world can carry the average of 5 people. The age that you have to be these days to drive a car is 16.

Explaining these technology creations just shows what a help technology is these days, cars,tvs,phones. Having technology around us plays a big part in our lives and especially saves us.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Point England VS Ferguson Intermediate

Last week on Wednesday our Point England sevens team went up against a very tough Ferguson school, we managed to beat them 29-5 although Ferguson's defence was very strong we scored five tries! Check out our highlights!!!