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Friday, 18 May 2018

Pentecost


Retreat reflection

In a representation of what I did at the retreat, I made 3 different kinds of shapes. I made it
to represent that it’s okay to be different from others. The testimony that was said at the retreat made me really think about college and the type of decisions I make.
One of the activities we did was to do with buying stuffs like paper, pencils and tape.
We didn’t know what we were gonna do with what we bought so it kind of made it hard.
Once we purchased our stuffs, we were told to build a house using what we bought.
It was difficult because we did not know how to make one using what we purchase, however, we made
a house. It was not strong because the structure was poorly made.
It was not stable and we didn’t have enough materials to build a roof.
This taught us that the choices we make now, even if they are small. Can affect us in the future.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Mothers day


From all the stress, worries and trouble I put you through to all the laughs,
smiles and happy hours we have together. I appreciate all the things you
do for me, even the little things. Like drying my clothes, trying to put me
in the best colleges, for never giving up on me when I did and for providing
all the best for me and our family. I appreciate all the extra hours you work
just to get money to pay the bills so there's a roof over my head, to pay for
food so I don't get hungry, to pay for school/education so I don't end up like
my brothers. Thank you for all the knowledge you’ve given me throughout
these 13 years of life. I know it’s hard to be a mother especially with a hectic
family like ours, but you never give up on all of us. Thank you for always
waking me up at 6 in the morning and saying that it's 7. I know that you
always try to make me happy when I’m sad and I thank you for that. Have
a great mothers day on Sunday. I love you x.


Friday, 4 May 2018

Friday, 13 April 2018

Which character from a book would you most like to meet and why?

Which character from a book would you most like to meet and why? If I had the chance to meet a character from a book, I would like to meet captain underpants. I would like to meet him because he is funny. All the jokes he tells in his books always make me laugh. I would also like to meet him so I can go on one of his adventures with him. If it’s to take down a toilet robot or a little ant with the power of 400 men. Captain underpants also sounds like a great role model. Captain underpants is also a good example of someone not being as smart as others, but more heroic and brave as others. This is why I would like to meet Captain underpants.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Virtue

I understand God - subject the meaning of the word Virtue. God desires humanity to grow in virtue.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Statistics Investigation

Bio poem

Annalisa
Intelligent, Beautiful, Hard working, Loyal.
Daughter of Tracey and Niko.
Sister of Anthony, Junior and Shannon.
Lover of Harry Potter books, Fast foods and
watching animated movies.
My best experiences of life is my
grandpa's 85th birthday, the birth of my
nephew and when the new map of Fortnite
came out.
I fear insect that can fly,
Not making my parents proud, Drowning.
Making my parents proud is an
accomplishment
Trying hard and not giving up.
I want to experience the feeling
of giving birth.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand and
raised in Glen Innes, East Auckland

Kakino Toetau

Friday, 16 February 2018

Statue of Mary visit



Our lady, Mother Mary had come all the way from Fatima to New Zealand
and had visited our school. We welcomed this beautiful big statue with a

liturgy and rosary. She was crowned by our principal Mr.Coakley.
We prayed the rosary and sang Ave Maria. I felt emotional when one of the
nuns(Sister Mary Claire) were talking about Mary and the pain she had felt
when she saw Jesus getting crucified on the cross.
She gave us a heart warming and beautiful lecture about Mary and how she
loves all kids. How Mary had came to a group of children the same age as us
and said that she wants us to do good. She told us how Mary parted the ground
like Moses parted the Sea and pointed to the fire of hell.
She said that Mary doesn’t want us to sin because if we do we’ll go to hell, and
when you go hell it feels like when you burn yourself on a Barbecue.
Mary doesn’t want us to feel the pain that Jesus felt as he was nailed to
the cross. Then Sister Mary Claire said to us that we should pray the rosary
everyday or every Saturday to help us with the struggles we have in our life,
families or school. When we had quite time to talk to Mary it was a very deep
and meaningful for me. I talked to Mary about personal things that had been
going on at home and asked her to watch over my family where ever they go.
When the nuns were ready to take Our Lady to see another Parish we sang Ave
Maria as our whole class walked her to the back of the church.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Hiphop leson

Today we had our first hip hop session without instructor Jess. We started it off by doing some warm ups. We did a lot of warm ups that included us to use our: Head, neck, legs, hands, arms, fingers, wrists and feet. The first warm up we did was we had to turn our head to one side then push it out and then turn it to the other side and do it again. The second warm up we did was more focusing on our legs. We had to kind of squat down/bend down and then up. Our third warm up was my favourite because it was really fun and something out of my comfort zone. We had to do a arm wave. We had to put our arms out straight on the sides on us. I really enjoyed our hip hop lesson and didn’t want it to end.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Activity 2: Flying Cars

Activity 2: Flying Cars
Let’s imagine that you’ve just learned to drive, and your family has decided to buy you a brand new car. You are allowed to choose from any of the following designs:

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On your blog please tell us which of the three cars you would choose and why.

I would chose the third car, the white one with wings. I would chose this car in particular because it can fly. If there's a traffic jam or somewhere I need to get to urgently I can just fly over all the cars and red lights and be there just like that. I could even fly to maybe say Paris or Samoa or Fiji in my very own car! That's why I would choose the white car out of all the others.

Day 5: Looking into the Future Activity 1: Your Future Self

Day 5: Looking into the Future

Activity 1: Your Future Self
It may be hard to imagine, but one day you will graduate from high school and it will be time to decide what to do next. You may want to study at university, become an apprentice, go to training college, travel, or start working. There are so many options!

Take a minute to think about your future. What would you like to do when you finish school? Would you like to work in a specific job? Would you like to study at university? What would you study? Maybe you’d even like to move overseas. Share your thoughts and ideas on your blog site. There are no wrong answers!

After I finish college, I would love to go university. It has always been a goal in my life. I would study to either be a lawyer or a teacher. Then get a job, maybe at the warehouse or pakensave just to get money while I go university. I would also like to flat with someone or buy a house if I have enough money. Then work as a teacher or lawyer.

Activity 2: Country Calendar

Activity 2: Country Calendar
Did you know that the longest running television show in New Zealand history is a programme called ‘Country Calendar’? It started on 6 March 1966 and has been running ever since. The programme includes stories of everyday New Zealanders, many of whom are farmers.

Watch this short clip from Country Calendar. What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.

  • I wouldn't like to be a farmer because I always wake up late in the morning. I wouldn't like the Country life because I don't like to go out doors that much.
  • I wouldn't like to be a farmer because it is a lot of hard work to look after animals and plants/fruit. You also have to know a lot about animals and plants/fruits.

Day 4: Contemporary Entertainment Activity 1: Moana

Day 4: Contemporary Entertainment

Activity 1: Moana
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In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main
characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?

Moana
Moana is Polynesian movie that is based on a stubborn and strong minded daughter (Moana.) Who's father is a village chief that is very over protective of Moana, like every father is. The ocean chose Moana to sets sail to find her legendary demigod cousin (Maui) to fulfil her deceased Grandmas wish and return the heart of Te fiti to its home. While on this quest, Moana has to take down enemies who want the heart of Te fiti to use its grand power with the help of her cousin (Maui.)

Activity 2: Migration

Activity 2: Migration

Over the past few decades, there has been a huge rise in the number of people coming to New Zealand to live and/or travel. I was one of those people! In fact, I moved with my family to New Zealand in 2010 and I am so glad that I did. It’s a pretty amazing place to call home! At the moment I live about 10 minutes from three stunning beaches and a beautiful national park.

Speaking of home, where do you live? On your blog, please post a picture of your hometown and provide a list of three things that tourists, like us, could do if we came to visit. What do you like most about your hometown? (Remember the guidelines for being Cybersmart, and never post your address online).

I was raised in East Auckland. I live near local shops/shopping center. I also live about 3 minutes away from a beach. There are a variety of places tourists can go to visit that has a beautiful outlook. My favourite is the Sky city/Sky tower. It is my favourite because at the top of the sky tower there is a kind of platform that you can walk on, but its made out of glass (I'll put a photo at the bottom) My favourite beach in particular is Mission Bay. I like this beach more then other beaches I've gone to because it has a fountain (I'll put a photo at the bottom) that I like to swim and play in every time I go to Mission bay. Another place I think tourists would love to go is 'My Bakery'. I recommend people who visit Auckland to go to my Bakery because the food they make is very pleasing.
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(My bakery. East Auckland - Glen Innes)
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Day 3: Social Systems Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

Day 3: Social Systems

Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.

Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people.  Who would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?

If I had to form a coalition with anyone I know I would for it with my mum, Tracey, and my best friend Save'u. I would choose my mum because she is very supportive of what I do and she helps me achieve the best I can. I would choose Veu because she is funny and supportive in in everything I do too.

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes

In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking.  She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.

On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious  Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.

My sporting hero is Valarie Adams also known as Dame Valarie Kasanita Adams. She is a New Zealand shot putter. She is the first woman to win our four consecutive individual titles at the world track and field championships. She has two Olympic golden medals and one silver Olympic medal.

Day 2: A Decade of Sport Activity 1: Chasing Great

Day 2: A Decade of Sport

Activity 1: Chasing Great
Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.

Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?

  • He is honorary squadron leader for the royal New Zealand Air force.
  • He is captain of the All Blacks team.
  • He has captained the All Blacks to 51 victories in 58 Tests.

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings
Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an estimated $300 million to produce!  


Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and spend it wisely :-)

The first thing I would do if I had that much money is to buy my mum a new house. Then pay for her flight to Paris because that's one place should would like to go. Then pay for all my 5 years at DIO college. Then why I finish college pay for UNI. Then buy myself a house and a car.

Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010) Activity 1: Celebrating a Win

Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Activity 1:  Celebrating a Win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and family.

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake. What about you?


When we celebrate special events, we always have a bbq and go to the beach with my whole family. Then we eat together and play games and go for a swim. We don't usually spend time together as a family so I wouldn't know what we would do together. 

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Activity 2: Leading New Zealand


Activity 2: Leading New Zealand
In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand – Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.



   
Leading New Zealand
Week 3, Day 5 (Bonus Activity)


Name of Prime Minister: Jacinda Ardern
Date of Birth: 26 July 1980 (37 years of age)

Political Party: Labour
Number of Years as Prime Minister: She has been Prime Minister for nearly 3 months.
Three interesting facts about my chosen Prime Minister:
  1. She is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
  2. She is the leader of the Labour party
  3. Jacinda is the the world’s youngest female head government, taken office at age 37.




Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s) Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro

Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro
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In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro, was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit! Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list of at least 5 items.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how to stay safe while you’re hiking.

Before I would head out hiking I would make sure that I've gone toilet.
Five things I would pack for my hike:
  • A safety kit
  • Lots and lots of water
  • Rain coats
  • Spare socks (In case they get wet)
  • Spare change of clothes.

Activity 2: The Big ‘OE’

Activity 2: The Big ‘OE’

In the 1980s it became increasingly common for students to graduate from high school and take a year off to travel and experience the world. This year was often referred to as the ‘Big OE’ or ‘Big Overseas Experience.’ A number of kiwis headed to places like Australia and England to live and work before returning to New Zealand to finish their studies.

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Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice. Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this country.

I would love to go to Australia and visit Dream world. I would also like to visit Warner Brothers movie world and explore it. But my biggest reason on why I would love and die to go to Australia is to going shopping. New clothes like dresses, jeans, shirts, etc.

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Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980’s) Activity 1: Hairy Maclary

Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980’s)

Activity 1: Hairy Maclary

One of the most famous children’s stories to ever come out of New Zealand, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, was written by a kiwi woman named Lynley Dodd. The book was originally published in 1983. It is now sold in dozens of countries around the world. It features a small dog named Hairy.

On your blog, use the following sentence starter from the original book to finish the story.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy…”

To earn full points, your story should have, at least, 8-10 sentences.

'Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. Running past other dogs like he was the flash. Off he went! Over the gate and into the bushes, past trees and over a stream of water. The water bounces off his silk black fur as he keeps on running. He comes to a screeching haul in front of a large wooden door that looked like it had been from world war 2 and back. He barks and scratches at the door for the longest of time until finally the baker had to give in. Now Hairy Maclary was stuffed with the fluffiest bread loafs and heads off home, back to his dog house all nice and warm.

Activity 2: Bell Bottom Pants

Activity 2: Bell Bottom Pants

Fashion in the 1970s was quite unique. Take a look at the pictures of a ‘typical’ 1970s outfit and tell us, on your blog, two things that you like about 1970s fashion and two things that you don’t like about the fashion of the day. I am not a huge fan of the patterned pants. What about you?


What I don't like:

  • I don't like what the men are wearing. I'm not a big fan of men wearing tight pants.
  • I also don't like the top the third girl in the one picture is wearing or her pants.  

What I do like:

    • I like what the girl in the middle is wearing. It's really beautiful and a great look for summer. 
    • I also like what the first girl is wearing. It is also good for summer.