Wednesday, 9 December 2015

End of the year Reflection

At the end year i am feeling very excited because i can not wait to go to college.I have enjoyed my two years at this school, i have had fun and im kinda gonna miss this school.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Cultural Festival Night

On Friday we had a Cultural Festival night at Glenbrae which started at 6:00pm.We had several of different dances like; Tongan boys dance, Bollywood, Tongan girls, Samoan girls, Recyling Group, Kapa Haka, Samoan Sasa, Richie and Alex showing us their Niuean group, Cook Island group, Room 4 and their poi dance and the sounds of Glen Brae(drums).

I was so nervous but also excited because my group, the Tongan boys was up next.We were performing a traditional dance called the Toli Lou Siale dance.When we started our performance i was so nervous but when my mum came up and started dancing  beside me, i had become confident.At the end of our performance i was so releaved because the dance was over.

After the performance i was hungry so James and Bono bought me a sausage which was very nice. At the end of the night i was so exhausted and tired.My favourite performance of the night was the Niuean group because they were loud and clear and everyone could hear them.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Feild Hockey Session

Today we had a feild hockey session, we started by playing two rounds off stuck in the mud.Afterthat we played a game where we dribble the the ball with our sticks in a square, and while you are doing that you go around tackling others ball so that it goes out of the square, once there ball goes out of the square they are out and they stand and wait until there one more person standing.We played two rounds of that game, but then we moved on to making our own moves with the stick and the ball.Afterthat we moved on to playing numbers hockey, where we split into two teams, the blue team and the pink team.We played that for a while  but the blue team won and finished our session with that game. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

FInacial Literacy

Today we had a session about finacial leteracy, I learnt that it is important to save your money and also spend your money wisely like spend it on the things you need and not the things you want.I also learnt that it is important when you borrow something make sure give it back, also be honest like pay on time or pay back extra.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Stardome Observatory

Today, rooms 7, 8, 9 and 10 had a trip to Stardome Observatory.We departed from school at 10:00 and arrived at our location at 10:30.

When we got there we had our morning tea.After morning tea we had 1 hour of playtime, there was a flyingfox and also a park.The boys decided to start a game of Bullrush.When time ran out we had to finish our game and quickly line up in our classrooms so that we can go inside.

When we got inside, we were introduced to our instructor for the day,  Tim.Afterthat we went into this room to learn some facts and information about the solar system.As soon as we finished, I said thank you to Tim, then we had some time to explore around the foyer.The foyer had some pretty interesting  things in it.

Afterthat we were invited into a huge room, where we watched a movie called wonders of the universe, the movie was very interesting.When the movie was finished, Tim told us that this was the end of the trip, so then we got inside the bus and headed back to school.

At the end of the day, i learnt alot about the solar system and also i was exhausted.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Maths Problem

Marilyn needs to fertilise her front lawn. It measures 20 metres by 35 metres. Each bag of the fertiliser that she plans to use covers approximately 200m2. How many bags should she buy?3 1/2
Remember: length X width
20 x 30=600
20 x 5=100
600 + 100=700

700 ÷ 2=350 Today i solved this word problem using place value pationing which is a stage six strategy.
My next goal is to solve my problems using rounding and compensating.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Safety Hazards in the Kitchens

Today I learnt about the different dangerous things that could happen in the Kitchen.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Bill Mclaren

Four teams took part in the open weight Bill McLaren team which was won by Auckland East for the second year in a row.

East beat Central 35-7, then East beat West 42-0,  East beat Auckland South 31-5 in the final.

They anounced the placings and we placed 1st overall.They called up our team so we could recieve our medals that were given to us by an former all black  we also recieved the Bill Mclaren cup for 2015.  

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Usain Bolt

Usain St. Leo Bolt born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977.

Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion.
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He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4×100 m relays).

How to play cricket

The easiest way to understand cricket is to start playing it, or watching a game with someone who can explain it. There are lots of different variations to the traditional game that makes it easy to play almost anywhere.

In its traditional form, cricket is played between two teams, normally with 11 players a side. One team will elect to bat, the other fields and bowls. The batting team aims to score as many ‘runs’ as possible by batting in pairs.

Batters try to hit a ball that is 'bowled’ toward them from a set distance along a ‘pitch’. A run is scored when a batter safely completes the distance running from one end of the pitch to the other. A batter can make a score without running, by hitting a ball over the ‘boundary’ of the field of play, which counts for 4 or 6 runs, depending on whether it bounces before clearing the boundary.

The team can also accumulate runs from bowlers’ and fielder’s mistakes, such as a ‘no ball’ where the bowler is too close to the batter when they bowl, or a ‘wide’ when the ball is too far away from the batter, making it too hard to hit.

The aim of the fielding side is to get the batters ‘out’ by taking ‘wickets’ or restricting the number of runs scored.

Once the ‘innings’ is completed the teams switch between batting and fielding. The innings is completed when the batting team is all ‘out’ or all ‘overs’ have been bowled.

Our Maths Session

Word problem
Mrs Moke took her cat to the vet. The vet is 98 km away from her home. She made the trip there and back 3 times. How many kilometres did Mrs Moke travel. 98+98+98=294

Last year Mr Tiki took his dog to the vet four times. Each time the vet’s bill was $136. How much did Mr Tiki spend at the vet’s last year?134+134+134+134=544

Greg cycled from home to the vet centre 40 weekends during the year. He lives 9 km from the centre. How many kilometres did he travel?9 * 40=360

Tyla worked 6 hours a week for 36 weeks in the year. How many hours did she work?
6 * 36=216

Tina worked 5 hours a week for 42 weeks in the year. How many hours did she work for?
5 * 42=210

Tim bakes 30 biscuits in 90 minutes. How long will it take Tim to bake 240 biscuits?
630mins to bake 210

Today I did problem solving and I had solve these problems.

Friday, 5 June 2015

My reading activity

The Launching by Lyn Taane
SJ 1990 P 3 N 3

WALT - We are learning to understand that events in a story can be considered important based on their significance or meaning, no matter how large or small.

Response activities
Spelling words for each day
Response activity 1. Learn

Do you think it is a true story? Why?Yes because it says that this story was woven around the launching of a canoe for the 1990 Treaty of Waitangi.Why not?

What kind of relationship do you think Ripeka had with her Poua?They had a very close relationship.How can you tell?I can tell because on page 10 Ripeka says “i wish Poua was here”.

Why was Ripeka the only person to be wear a piupiu and to be lifted onto the waka taua?Because she was the oldest.

Why do you think Uncle Joe and ‘ Heni are making jokes at the end of this story, when it seems like quite a serious event?    They were making jokes because they were bored.They were bored.

Some of the events in the story, took a long time and were explained in 1 sentence, while others were only moments but described in several sentences. What effect does this have when you’re reading? Why do you think the author has done this?I think that writer has done this because he wanted us to be hooked in the story.

Tukutuku panel
Kowhaiwhai pattern
Toru karaka (time)
Pari taniko
Waka taua


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Maths Session

Today at our maths session I learnt how to read and understand a problem.
I learnt different strategies for example;place value partitioning and algorithm. 

Monday, 25 May 2015

School Poem

School is something we all need to do
We do P.E it is really cool
We bring our togs to swim in the pool
We have technology we use different tools
Every year we celebrate April fools
When we go to the library we sit on stools
We have school rules

We sometimes cry
At the end of the day we all say good-bye
When we do something good we all say ka pai
When it is lunch we eat a kai
If we do something bad teachers ask us why


On the 4th of April 2014, the years 7, 8 and  the year 6 and 5 of room 10, 9 and 7 from Glenbrae School went to the Auckland Zoo to learn more about native trees and native birds.We left at nine and we traveled there by bus.

When we arrived there we proceeded directly to where the birds were. We had three instructors who told us what we werGo to your blog liste supposed to do.We firstly went to where  the keas live at the Zoo, then they had told us we had to stand still in order for the keas to come near us.When we finished we came out and moved on with the next instructor.

We proceeded on to the next instructor we had gone to where the fantails,tuis and where the weta's live, we also saw a lot of native trees like the nikau tree and the pohutukawa tree.We saw a lot of tuis fantails but was not able to see any weta''s. We.We moved on to the last part which was going down and exiting.We moved to the next instructors.
After that we moved on to where kiwis live ,they lived at the night forest.They firstly showed us the eels that was not electric,then we moved to the night forest,they told us we had to be as quiet in order for the kiwis to come out,we saw a lot kiwis, then we came out and we all met at the our meeting place.

When we arrived at the meeting place they said  that we were gonna be having lunch at the lunch place.After we had lunch han opportunity to the different parts of the zoo.We saw a lot of animals like the crocodiles , spider monkey, baboons, porcupine, seals, hippos, tarantula, giraffes, zebras, reign dears, roosters, chickens and rhinos.Then we all returned back and headed back to school.

I learnt a lot about animals after that day and i would really like to go again.I was really exhausted and i my legs were sore.

Glenbrae Kids - early child hood centre

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Today we went to our early child hood centre to spend some time with the little kids.We had some picture books to read and some games that we had in mind.We sang "if you happy and you" then Bono and I picked a boy called Hosea.We read a book about food and then played around with a balloon which was fun then danced a little to some music.
Then finally we finished off and had a song presented to us by the caretakers in samoan called "welcome" which was really cool.

I had a really fun time with hosea and i would like to take a visit some other time later.