Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Astria gaming experience

A student in another school has recently blogged that:

“Students don’t learn much playing this game called Astria – Countdown to Impact: Their time could be better spent doing other things”.

Do you agree, disagree or partly agree/disagree?

Blog about what you think using evidence from the game to backup your views.

I strongly agree with this bloggers point of view. I didn't like the game cause there was too much words to read. When someone explains to a kid that they're going to be playing a game, they think its something like fortnite. What do we learn from this game anyways? What is it teaching us? Even when playing this game and getting help I couldn't understand what the purpose for everything was. I think at the beginning, players of this game shouldnt spend 30 minutes reading 5 different articles and answering questions on each 5.

Friday, 16 November 2018

My Career Malaga

Learn: We were learning to plan our own future. We had to look for jobs we were interested in. We also had to learn more about ourselves, our personality traits, values and more. 

Friday, 9 November 2018

100 words challenge

As the cold air brushes against my face. I open my umbrella which when I opened it, it reminded me of a flower blooming in the summer. As I walked across the concrete bridge that looked as if it was covered in moss. A billow of cold wind came rushing towards me and acted as if I was playing rugby on a field and someone was running into tackle me. I tried to run as fast as a cheetah but then strong billow of wind was too strong. I held on to the hand rail that was on the side of the bridge and tried to hold on to that until the wind lowered down. The wind grew stronger and stronger to the point where I couldn’t hold on. I let go and felt as if I was in the biggest tornado ever. I pushed and pushed and pushed and suddenly “OOFFFF!!”. I was pushed backwards to where there was a slope. The walk way I was on was on a high mountain and where I was pushed had so many bushes you would think it was a forest. I knew that if I got blown off of this mountain I wouldn't survive. I grabbed on to the nearest tree branch that was in reach of me and held on for my dear life. After about five minutes of standing there clutching onto the tree branch for dear life, I started to see the sun. The dark grey clouds started clear up and nowhere to be seen. The sun started to shine as bright as the light in front of you when you get a dentist appointment. I stopped holding the branch and ran to the other side of the bridge when I came from so I could get back down. After my first experience on walking on this mountain, it was confirmed that it would be my last.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

St Madeline Barat

WALT:To find information about the life of a Saint
To identify what Saints do during their life that showed how they make decisions or choices 

Friday, 19 October 2018

Explanation Writing

If you had a chance to make a change about something, what would you
change? I have been attending St.Pius X school for 8 years and I have seen
many changes. But these changes have been by the BOT instead of the
children of the school.

The first thing I would like to see change is the classrooms. I think each
classroom should be more bigger with more power points that aren't actually
broken, aren’t coming out from the walls and can actually work. I would love
to see more bigger tables because one table can fit 4 people but when
drawing, writing, etc is being done there is no space.

Another change I would like to see is the use of earphones during class.
Some classes, my class in particular are really noisy all the time.
I find earphones really helpful to block out all the noise while I do my work.
In my class we’re not allowed earphones for any reason. I think this would
really help keep us focused on our work instead of listening to what people
say around as and join the conversation.

At the end of every month we should give a piece of paper and ask the
children that attend the school what they would like to see change in the
school. But small things like, a hot breakfast at the breakfast club instead
of cold milk and cereal. We come to school for a whole week in mafti or
even having an activity week at school with all our classrooms joined together.

In conclusion I would love to see these changes happen over the years
even though I will not be attending St.Pius as a student but as an ex-student
when I come to visit. I would also love to see other children speak for wanting
to change our school. Not in a forceful bad way but in a good, healthy and
happy way.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Holiday experience

My youth and I had got given an address to work at as part of our outreach
programme. An outreach is when one youth goes somewhere and sings
and helps people who are elderly or who has disabilities that stop them
from getting things around the house done. Kolotita was an elderly women
who was paraplegic since she was in her mid 30s. She came from Tonga
and now lives in Mount Roskill.

When we first got to her house I noticed that there was a ramp instead of
stairs like some normal houses would have. I also noticed that it was old
and some of the painting had come off so she must have been paralysed
for a long time. When we got to her door her husband greeted us with a
warm welcome. We started off with a prayer and from there introduced
ourselves and where we came from. The husband then told us what we
had to do and we started straight away. I cleaned the whole kitchen with
Stanley Latu while everyone else was cleaning the outside of her house.

When we finished we sat and talked with her for a while. She told us her
story and how she became paralysed from the waist down. One day in
Tonga she was climbing a tree and fell from a really. Her spinal cord was badly injured and she cant talk clearly like most people.

We said a final prayer to bless Tita, said our goodbyes and headed off back to Glen Innes. It was a great first experience and I can’t wait for more.