Sunday, July 17, 2011

Manu Samoa shock the Wallabies

Not so long ago I was playing video games and then my dad frantically yelled,”Quickly change it to the news!”. I wondered what was the big news was pushing the numbers as fast as I could. Breaking News, “Manu Samoa are now celebrating their biggest victory in the modern era winning against the world No.2 in Rugby the Wallabies 23-32. Watching the highlights again I was stunned watching Samoa score tries which carried them to victory. Samoa scoring through beastly winger Tuilagi, Pesi,Thompson and Williams all tries that they worked hard for.

Australia will certainly be disappointed in their efforts especially if they have just started there preparation for the World Cup and the Tri Nations. With the Australian team the Queensland Reds coming off a Super 15 Grand Final win Australia would've’e been looking to carry that hype onto the footy field but were unfortunately outclassed by Samoa.

Samoans from all over the world are surely proud of their country are hoping they can have as much heart as they did today when they prepare for the big one (The Rugby World Cup). What a proud moment for Samoans around the world, Samoa making world history beating Australia for the first time ever. CONGRATULATIONS TO SAMOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Part 4: Design A Sign Project

Sign 2 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)

Plus:Minus:Interesting:Very Colourful
Same DesignVariety

My final design is:

I chose this design because:It includes different places in the street and it also includes a student in the design which would only appeal to the students more!

* Does your sign meet all the specifications and requirements of the brief? If so, how?Yes, It shows what not to do and where not to do it.
* What is the purpose of your sign? Do you think your sign will help eliminate a problem in the school or street? If so, how?
* What did you do well?Design and put a student into the sign which would be apealing to people.
* What difficulties did you come across while making your sign?
* What can you do next time to improve your project?
Be more organised in my planning and designing.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Part 3: Design A Sign Project

Brief Development: 1st Brief
Conceptual Statement:(What is the concept or idea behind your design brief? e.g “To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of...”)
“To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of People Running around the street. (It can cause massive danger to the things around us and may cause injuries,those this doesn’t seem so bad, it can lead to some big problems.)

Specifications:(The measurable must haves ie. the things that are important to designing an effective sign e.g. sign must be easy to read etc...)
1.Good Ideas 2.Co-operating3.Good Plan/Design4.Keeping Records Of Development5. clear message6. bright colours7. appealing to kids8.

Constraints:(Musts that are beyond my control e.g. Must be completed by the end of the term)
1.Design and finish this task2. due at end of week 73. message has got to help solve a problem4.5.

Resources:(things I need to make the sign)* photocopier* paper* wood

You need to come up with at least 2 different possible sign designs and complete a PMI for each. This should include some feedback from an adult or a peer around the school who would represent the stakeholders.
Sign 1 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)

UnoriginalThe Design and Colours
Plus:A clever idea

Minus:Cannot see the full picture

Interesting: Students in my class like the sign.

The Design and Colours

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Part 2: Design A Sign Project

Planning LogKeep a record of both what you intend to do and what you did over the course of the next 3 weeks as we work through the Technology Process.
Week 5Week 6Week 7What I plan to doPlan and designDevelop and createFinal Touches/Finish OffMaterials I will needPlasticPaperLeatherPeople/Sources I need to consult for more information.TeachersStudentsSchoolWhat did you find difficult and why?Finding the right sources of information.
Thinking of a decent idea.
Finishing the project.
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.Ask for help from someone who is
Search for information on the internet.
I did not need help.

STAKEHOLDERS The Stakeholders are the people who have an effect on the production of your productThe Primary Stakeholder is your client ie. the person or community of people that your sign is going to be created for. eg. ….Wider Community Stakeholders:Key Stakeholders:Primary Stakeholder:-School

The Senior Schoolyear 7 & 8 kids

ATTRIBUTES: These describe the physical (what it is like) and functional (what it will do) characteristics of a product. These characteristics are key or essential for the successful function of a product and should be re- evaluated at each stage of the design process.
With your sign in mind, complete the following attributes table:AttributeMethod of MeasurementSpecificationeg. Eye catchingsign will appeal (be noticed) by stakeholdersSign must be clear, stand out and be creativeSize2 Metres Long sign must be at least 2 metres long

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Part 1: Design A Sign Project

Our task is to design a sign that will clearly assist in eliminating a problem within our school.

- Make sure you are clear what the task is.
- Can you identify the key words in this task (highlight them and discuss it with a buddy)

Thinking about signs and signage (Make a list of all the signs you have seen ….. and the purpose of the sign )
Type of sign:Purpose of the sign:
No Smoking Stop Smoking In The area to make it more cleaner.
Give WayTo Cause less crashes in the area
Alcohol Free ZoneTo stop people from drinking alcohol
No Littering ZoneTo keep our area clean and non polluted

Brainstorm some Ideas/ problems that we have around our school environment.

*Wearing Hats
*Chewing Gum
*People Running
*Dirty Shoes in the class


You need to think and expand on your answers, one sentence is not sufficient.

What is your issue in our school?
I believe that the problem in the school area (The Street) there are to many people running at times when we have to sit down. Enough of a problem to put up as a sign. I recommend that it will be a good idea if we put up a sign which would stop this hazard from happening.

Who does it affect? People walking by may get bumped.

Why is it happening in our school? To many people playing games while eating.

When does it happen? Mostly beggining of Morning Tea and lunch times.

Where is it happening? In the street mostly.

What needs to happen to prevent this issue? People constantly patrolling the area. As well as putting up signs to make people think before they do.

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Team Of A Dream! NRL!!!!!!

My dream team is based on the form of NRL players throughout the year. So if I was a selector for a new team that was going to compete in the NRL I would call them, “The Auckland Wolves”. Here is my squad.

Josh Dugan (Raiders)
Anthony Minnichello (Roosters)
Jaryd Hayne (Eels)

Akuila Uate (Knights)
Manu Vatuvei (Warriors)
Lote Tuquri (Tigers)
Brett Morris (Dragons)

Micheal Jennings (Panthers)
William Hopoate (Sea Eagles)
Chris Lawrence (Tigers)
Steve Matai (Sea Eagles)

Benji Marshall (Tigers)
Jonathan Thurston (Cowboys)
Dally Cheri- Evans (Sea Eagles)
Jamie Soward (Dragons)

Cameron Smith (Storm)
Robbie Farah (Tigers)

Paul Gallen (Sharks)
Matthew Scott (Cowboys)
Fui Fui Moi Moi (Eels)
Andrew Fifita (Tigers)

2nd Rowers:
Anthony Wautmogh (Sea Eagles)
Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs),Feleti Mateo (Warriors),Lewis Brown (Warriors)
Loose Foward:Cory Parker (Broncos),Luke Lewis (Panthers),

Based On my Selection I have chosen 2 teams.

Team 1:
1.Anthony Minnichello
2.Akuila Uate
3.Micheal Jennings
4.Steve Matai
5.Manu Vatuvei
6.Benji Marshall
7.Jamie Soward
8.Paul Gallen
9.Cameron Smith
10.Fui Fui Moi Moi
11.Frank Pritchard
12.Feleti Mateo
13.Corey Parker

Team 2:
1.Josh Dugan
2.Jaryd Hayne
3.William Hopoate
4.Chris Lawrence
5.Lote Tuquri
6.Darren Lockyer
7.Jonathan Thurston
8.Matthew Scott
9.Robbie Farah
10.Fui Fui Moi Moi
11.Anthony Wautmogh
12.Lewis Brown
13.Luke Lewis

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MY Term 2 Highlights

Man,what a term it’s been! I mean it’s been one of the hardest term’s I’ve gone through! There were so many trainings I had to attend for the schools sports teams, designing signs to go around our school, producing PENN and much more.

One of the many highlights for me this term was participating in the schools Rugby team. I really enjoy training with my mates and we are doing really well this year and are hoping that we can go all the way. So far we have won the Auckland East tournament and are heading into the Auckland champion of champions tournament this Wednesday! Another thing that was related to Rugby throughout the term was some of my friends and I making the Bill Mclaren East Auckland team. I have really enjoyed the trainings and cannot wait for the tournament to come up!

Being able to go to the annual ‘I am making movies 2’ awards at the Auckland Museum was another highlight, making the actual movie was a highlight but making the finals for best documentary is a true honour. It was a wonderful experience especially getting to listen to an awesome all men choir! They were outstanding and really set the night!

Although this term would be the term where I was challenged the most physically it was still an enjoyable one. It was an amazing experience for me, especially sports. It’s been a term that I will never forget when I go onto college.

Monday, July 4, 2011


The day that I don’t like at all in the week are the Mondays. The day when you feel the most tired,weary and well the day when you just don’t want to come back to school. But one thing that really makes me want to come to school on Mondays, is knowing that we have tech at Tamaki. The fact that we can learn about different things about technology every week is pretty cool right!

Sadly this was the last week that my group would be doing science for the year! Throughout the term we have participated in the coolest experiments ever. But the final experiment was also counted as an examination. This task was one of the easier experiments of the term. All we had to do was measure and record the temperature of the water every minute which is placed in a measuring cup, while being heated up by a Bunsen burner.

Though this sounds pretty easy we still enjoyed measuring and watching the temperature change over time. We still learnt a lot from it and were still into the activity. When we had to leave we were pretty sad that it was the last time we would be in science for the year. The teacher told us about how much he enjoyed teaching and talking to us about how cool science. I AM SERIOUS ABOUT TAKING SCIENCE AS A STUDY WHEN I GO TO COLLEGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!