Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Taeshell and Paige Te Tuhi Artist Study

This is a presentation that i made with Taeshell. This presentation tells people about Dagmar Dyck. Dagmar Dyck is a very famous painter.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Future Aspirations and Inspirations

This morning we had a special seminar with three speakers that came to inspire us for our future. The three speakers were Amelia Unufe , Anthony Samuels and Paula Fakalata. Our host for the seminar was Mr Andrew Patterson.

The first speaker was Anthony Samuels. His speech was 1 phrase 1 key. The phrase was " To miharo Hoki" and the key to the phrase was "your past does not have to determine your future". Mr Samuels was a former actor on What now back in 1981. He had moved up to the producer of What now for three  years.

The next speaker was Paula Fakalata. He is a attitude presenter who has spoken to about 4000 students this year. All he wanted to do was help people who needed help. His speech was about taking good risks.

The last speaker was Amelia Unufe. At year 4 she had heard about the I have a dream programme and decided to take a look. In the end she decided too be a fashion designer because that is what she wanted to be.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Manaiakalani Film Festival

The Manaiakalani cluster is made out of 12 schools who have the vision to lead future focussed learning in our communities. The word Manaiakalani is a Hawaiian word for “ The hook from heaven”.Each year Manaiakalani holds a Film festival containing movies that are made by the Manaiakalani schools. With each movie from the schools they have either one or two presenters. The presenter write a script to say. Our class presenters were MuaMua Leuila and Henry Neemia. Pt England School has been apart of the Manaiakalani cluster since it the company started. Pt England school had the privilege of going to the Manaiakalani Film Festival.

Hopping on the S kids bus desired desired  to get one of the best seats in the bus. Sitting at the back talking with Allanah and Shanika excitedly saying “ I wonder which movie will be the best movie?”. Frolicking of the bus like a gazelle racing to the line eager to get in the cinemas. “Finally we’re in the cinemas. That was such a long ride”I exaggerated to Allanah. Mrs Lagitipu showed us where to sit because we were in the cinemas with Sommerville Special School. Finally being seated looking next to me seeing who was sitting next to me. Whew it was Allanah. 20 minutes later the first movie had started. What luck the first movie was our class’ movie. It was called The Kindness Boomerang. Our presenters MuaMua and Henry read their script and then the movie played. Reluctantly getting out of my seat, slouching towards the cramped up exit way. Gathering up all the thoughts in my head about all the movies that were screened that afternoon thinking about which one were my favourite. For me my Top 3 were The Wizard Of Ozland , Me Tv and The Bowl Cut. I really like The Wizard Of Ozland because the way that the filmer shot the angles. Me Tv was cool because it had heaps of different genres such as horror, cartoon and music and dance. Lastly The Bowl Cut was funny because the way that Ana and Aneelis said the steps. At the end of the day I felt so eager for the next Manaiakalani Film Festival. This year we had one of the best ones. I wonder what it will be like for next year?

Monday, 17 November 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Paige Kowhaiwhai Auckland Museum 12+

What is Kowhaiwhai?

Kowhaiwhai are beautiful painted design patterns. At first, kowhaiwhai patterns can be viewed as decoration only, but closer examination shows that they involve sophisticated mathematical precision.  These patterns include symmetry, rotation, reflection and translation.

The koru or pitau is the most basic design element of kowhaiwhai. These are curving stalks with bulbs at one end. They bear a striking resemblance to the young shoot of a native fern.

After the koru or pitau, the next main motif or pattern of kowhaiwhai is the crescent or kape. This  is characterised by a line of evenly placed white circles on the outer edge of the crescent.

The koru or pitau and the kape, are all that make up the list of basic kowhaiwhai motifs. However when used in various combinations these two patterns can create many varying designs of incredible depth.

1. Why does it say that kowhaiwhai are more than just decoration?
Closer examination shows that they involve sophisticated mathematical precision.
2. Describe the two main patterns of kowhaiwhai?
The two main patterns are the kapae and the crescent.

An Artform

Stories that explain the origin of kowhaiwhai all say that it is an art form secondary in importance to  wood carving (whakairo) and tattooing (ta moko). When kowhaiwhai is compared to wood-carving and tattooing, there are several contrasts.  Apart from the obvious differences of how they are created, kowhaiwhai is seen as something more temporary. It is not seen as having  lasting value, so requires no special ritual and no formal training. It is considered to be a common (noa) activity and so therefore, can be carried out by anyone.

The colours red, black and white are often the only colours that appear in kowhaiwhai patterns. Red was obtained by mixing red ochre with shark-liver oil.  Black paint was made by mixing shark oil with powdered charcoal. For white paint, taioma or pipeclay was burned then pulverised and mixed with oil.

3. Why is kowhaiwhai seen as less important than whakairo and ta moko?
Kowhaiwhai is very common. It requires no special ritual or formal training because it is not as important than Whakairo and Ta Moko
4. Do you think whakairo and ta moko was carried out by anyone?
No because they need formal training to make or do the whakairo and ta moko


One oral account from Ngati Kahungunu, traces the origin of both wood-carving and kowhaiwhai. It tells us that:

When Whiro, Haepuru and Haematua climbed up to the second heaven to obtain carvings for their house, they were told by one of the gods that the art of decorating houses with wood carvings had already been taken away by their younger brothers. Whiro and his two friends complained to the god that they could not go begging to their younger brothers for the art, so the god showed them how to embellish a house with painted designs.
Whiro and the others then descended and adorned their own house with painted designs.( Best (1982:287-8…)

5. Why couldn't Whiro, Haepuru and Haemata get carvings for their house?
Their younger brothers had already carried it out.

Look at these words in the article and see if you can work out their meaning from the context. Then look up and write down the definition from the dictionary

Sophisticated : Having revealing or involving a great deal or worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture.
Precision: The quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate.
Resemblance : The state of resembling or being alike.
Motif : A decorative image or design, especially a repeated one forming a pattern
Secondary : Coming after, less important than or resulting from someone or something else that is primary.
Temporary : Lasting for only a limited period of time not permanent.  
Pulverised : Reduced to fine particles.
Obtained : Gain something
Embellished : Make something more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
Adorn : Make better/ attractive.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Paige Triangle Addition

This is my triangle addition. I had to make 34.981 out of whatever numbers I wanted. 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Immersion Assemble For Term 4

It was the first day of the school term. We had an immersion assembly to talk about our theme for the term. Our theme was ART ATTACK. Each team did a little performance. Team 1 was studying what is in our environment that they can use a a piece of artwork.
Team 2 was learning about the primary colors and the color wheel. Team 3 was looking into the artist and the art they paint. Team 4 was choosing the best pieces of art.  Last of all Team 5 was painting portraits of Mr. Burt, Mr. J and Mrs. Jarman. 

The bit that i liked the best was Team 4's performance. I really like it because it was hilarious.  

Monday, 13 October 2014

Monday, 8 September 2014

Commonwealth Games and Sports

This is my presenation with games I researched on the internet. Each game is from a commonwealth country. See if you can guess which game is form each country.

* This is one of my Popplets for Lots*

Thursday, 4 September 2014

# Stop The Bull Revolution Tour

Yesterday we had the privilege of seeing the Revolution Tour live. The Revolution Tour promotes anti bullying. Their motto is #Stop The Bull. 

The Revolution Tour taught us something unique in a special way. They taught us in a way which is fun. They did a skit/drama that showed that bullying is not OK. 

Pt England is now a bully free school. 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Paige Life Ed Caravan Explanation

The Life Education Trust Association is a company which  helps children to make superior choices about their health , as well as  teaching them to respect themselves and others. The Trust also empowers children to make the right decision when  facing difficult scenarios and  learning  to appreciate their own uniqueness.

The topic for the Intermediate block for this occasion was Drugs and Alcohol.

One of the main topics that we learnt was drugs. We learnt What are Drugs?
A drug is any chemical substance, other than food, water or oxygen. Drugs are  substances that kill people. People can die from overdosing. When you overdose that means you take too much at one time. Drugs are something that make people feel better about themselves. Drugs are chemical substances that can cause the brain to function in a different way that isn’t normal. Drugs are something that people take for kicks. All medicines are drugs , but not all drugs are medicines.

We learnt that when you are in a situation facing drugs you need to make an ethical choice. A choice that you know will make yourself and people proud. Most people who sell or make drugs look for people who appear innocent, weak or willing to try anything. If people make the choice to put drugs in their body the consequence it that it can ruin the body flow and your brain will never fully develop especially if you take drugs during puberty.

Another main topic was Alcohol.

There are three types of Alcohol.  Beer ,Wine and Spirits.
If we take apart Beer and put it into layers according to the ingredients. Beer only has 5% Alcohol in a standard drink.
Wine has 14% Alcohol in a standard drink.
Spirits on the other hand has 46% in a standard drink.
If someone chooses to put alcohol in their body at a young age, then their body won’t function properly. A young teenager can only take a very small quantity of alcohol. In your body the liver separates the bad things from your bloodstream.  Alcohol if taken regularly from a teenager can affect the person’s  emotions and ability too function properly.

Lynn was talking about the Web Of Addiction. The web of addiction is when you are on drugs and you can’t stop taking them no matter how hard you try. First you start off liking it for a while. You have it once a week.  Then it comes to a point when you want it more. So you have it 3 times a week. Suddenly it turns into a problem when you need it more regularly. You will do anything to have it. Finally you CRAVE IT. You can’t go without it. You have to have it constantly.

Lastly Lynn taught us why people choose to use drugs and alcohol. Some of the  reasons were that others were doing it , they thought that it wouldn't harm them, they thought it was cool and they wanted to be part of the crowd. I asked my dad if he had ever done drugs or alcohol, he said yes. I asked dad why he did it and he told me that sometimes people do drugs and alcohol to hide the pain that they feel inside. Dad told me that sometimes life can get very hard and during those hard times people usually make the wrong decisions and as a result of the emotional trauma that is involved they take drugs and alcohol to numb the pain.

I think that drugs and alcohol are bad for you and your life. They don’t make all your problems go away, they just add to it. My decision is that I will not take drugs and alcohol  because they can ruin my life ahead of me and whats to come. Right now I am drug and alcohol free and I plan to keep it that way.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Paige The Glass Boy By Melaina Faranda

WALT: Reflect on the text.

Success Criteria: I can reflect on the text from a critical perspective.

Looking at the images and colors and illustrations what vibe do we get from the text?
I think that the vibe in the text is sadness. Negative mood.
Read the Bet and Predict what time period do you think this story was set in?
I think it was set in between 1876 - 1923. 
What helped you form your opinion?

Clarify the following selected words on page 2:
1. Foundry - A workshop or factory that makes metal.
2. Maestro - A conductor
3.Doge - The chief of Venice
4.Noble Families -  Wealthy and Healthy families.
5.Blasphemy - The offence of speaking about God or sacred things
6.Oath - A solemn promise  

Who are the characters in the text? What do we know about them?
1. Pietro  a man who works in the factory
2. Maestro Battono someone who insulted another worker.
3. Maestro Mancini is the one who got insulted
4. The Doge  the chief of Venice.
5.Saint Anthony was the patron saint of glass - blowers.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Life Education With Harold

Today was our final lesson with Harold for this year. Our mentor Lynn taught us how Drugs and alcohol affect our bodies. If you choose to put drugs into your bodies then your body will slow down. If you choose to put alcohol in your body will slow down and be stressful. Lynn said this " Drugs don't choose people people choose drugs"Something I learnt from the Life Education Caravan is that the choose you make will come back and haunt you 

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Quziyah And Paige's Problems

Quziyah - Paige:
1) x + 12 = -20
x = -32
2) x + 16 = -32
x = -48
3) x + 9 = -45
x = -54
4) x + 32 = -67
x = -99
5) x + 35 = -39
x = -74
6) x + 23 = -20
x = -43
7) x + 45 = -55
x = -100
8) x + 10 = -11
x = -21
9) x + 18 = -18
x = -36
10) x + 3 = -12
x = -15

Paige - Quziyah:
1) x + 33 = -67
x = -100
2) x + 7 = -24
x = -31
3) x + 15 = -33
x = -48
4) x + 54 = -48
x = -102
5) x + 23 = -45
x = -68
6) x + 38 = -62
x = -100
7) x + 27 = -12
x = -39
8) x + 14 = -35
x = -49
9) x + 50 = -79
x = -129
10) x + 4 = -24

x = -28

Monday, 4 August 2014

Commonwealth Games Explanation

The Commonwealth games is an international, multi - sporting event,  held every four years, for athletes from the Commonwealth countries. These nations are the United Kingdom and states that were previously part of the British Empire. The first Commonwealth Games took place first in 1930 , Hamilton Canada. Many people from  different countries came and represented their country.
The XX (20th) Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow, Scotland. This years Commonwealth Games are between July 23 to August 3, 2014. 6,500 athletes from 71 countries will compete in 17 sports over 11 days.It will be the third time the Commonwealth Games have been held in Scotland, previous events were held in Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986. 

Bobby Robinson, a major influence within athletics in Canada at the time, finally implemented the event that had been talked about amongst Commonwealth nations for over thirty years with the City of Hamilton providing $30,000 to help cover travelling costs of the participating nations. Since then, the Games have been conducted every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) and the event has seen many changes, not least in its name.
From 1930 to 1950 the Games were known as the British Empire Games, from 1954 until 1966 the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and from 1970 to 1974 they took on the title of British Commonwealth Games.  It was the 1978 games in Edmonton that saw this unique, world class, multi-sports event change its name to the Commonwealth Games.
To host the Commonwealth Games you need to make a bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation. The higher the bid the more likely you are to host the next Commonwealth Games.
There are 17 sports in Commonwealth Games they are athletics, table tennis, cycling mountain bike, triathlon, squash , cycling road , artistic gymnastics , netball, rugby sevens , shooting , badminton , power-lifting ,  diving , cycling track , lawn bowls , hockey , wrestling ,  judo , boxing , swimming , rhythmic gymnastics and weightlifting.

The Commonwealth Games are one of the most popular games in the world.

Lest We Forget Them

Today commemorates the hundredth year since our young brave soldiers went to WWl. "Lest We Forget"
All governments will have the flags half- mast.  Thank-you those who went at risk for our sake.

Lest We Forget 

We will never forget you