Thursday, 28 May 2015

Maths Working Out

This is my working out for 3 word problems. The strategy that I used was partitioning. I partitioned the decimaled number.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Measurment Presentation

This presentation is all about Measurement. I hope that you learn a thing or two from it.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Last Day With Mr grundy in Hard Materials

We all entered the room and got straight into working. Mr grundy told us that today was our last day in her for 2015. I felt super sad. I then remembered that I had to get a piece of wire out of my bag to finish my project. My project was a wooden tow truck.  I asked Mr Grundy to drill a hole so that I could put the wire through. He did and then he put the wire through the hole that he drilled. I was then finished and had nothing to do. So I decided to go and help everyone else. At the end of the session we all said a big thankyou and went back to school.

Monday, 18 May 2015

The 2015 X Factor Winner.

Congratulations Beau Monga for winning X Factor 2015.
Beau Monga is a hard working super talented contestant and he deserved to win.

Also well done to Nyssa Collins and Brendon Thomas and the Vibes. You did awesome.

Image result for Beau monga winner of x factorBeau's mentor was Natalie Bassingthwaighte and she said " That for the third year that she has been a judge on X factor this is the first time one of her team members won the entire thing. 

Can't wait for the next X Factor. 

Friday, 15 May 2015

Paige Zeal Zone - Anzac Food To Boost Spirits.

This is a presentation that I made in my Zeal Zone group today.  My Zeal Zone group was Cooking with Mrs Tele'a. It is about the biscuits that were made for the soldiers in WW1 and how they lifted the soldiers morale ( enthusiasm ). I discovered many things from doing this presentation.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

100 Random Facts About Technology

  1. A red panda is an animal native to the Himalayas and southwestern China. The English word for red panda is ‘Firefox’ which is where the browser gets its name from – so the Firefox logo is actually a red panda, not a fox!
  2. Dragon Skin Body Armour is a newer invention that can withstand a grenade explosion at point-blank range.
  3. The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about to hit his head.
  4. Google rents out goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ!
  5. The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, was a college drop out.
  6. Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh Computer.
  7. The word robot comes from the Czech “robota“. This translates into forced labour, or work.
  8. CD’s, or Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, which is the reverse of how records work.
  9. A UFO is reported once every three minutes in the world.
  10. The average computer user blinks seven times a minute, the normal rate is twenty times per minute.
  11. The first ever VCR, which was made in 1956, was the size of a piano!
  12. On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel about 12.6 miles.
  13. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am.
  14. The 30th of November is known as “Computer Security Day“.
  15. On 1st April 2005, NASA pulled a prank telling the world that they had found water on Mars.
  16. The radio took 38 years to reach a market audience of 50 million.
  17. The television took 13 years to reach a market audience of 50 million.
  18. The iPod took 3 years to reach a market audience of 50 million.
  19. If you was to have your picture taken by the very first camera, you’d need to sit still for 8 hours.
  20. A dentist named Alfred Southwick invented the electric chair.
  21. The creators of the PNG file format wanted it to be pronounced as ‘ping’.
  22. Skype is banned from the public in China.

Computer Facts

  1. Alaska is the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY keyboard.
  2. The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was launched.
  3. In general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
  4. Ubuntu is one of the more popular distributions of Linux. The word Ubuntu comes from an African word meaning “I am because of you”.
  5. The Name “Macintosh” Was Inspired by an Apple with the name “mcintosh”.
  6. In 1932 Professor August Dvorak created the Dvorak keyboard, which was made to be superior to the standard QWERTY keyboard.
  7. Doug Engelbart created the very first computer mouse from wood in 1964.
  8. Christopher Sholes invented the QWERTY keyboard in 1868.
  9. The Apple Lisa was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse.
  10. The Apple Lisa was released in June 1983.
  11. In 1822, Charles Babbage created the first computer.
  12. 1024 Gigabytes is equal to 1 Terabyte.
  13. 1024 Terabytes is equal to 1 Petabyte.
  14. 1 Petabyte can hold 13.3 years of HD-TV video.
  15. 86% of people try to plug their USB devices upside down.

Internet & Email Facts

  1. Email has been around longer the world-wide web!
  2. In 2004, the at symbol used in emails (@) became the first new character to be added to Morse code in several decades! The new character, known as the “Commat” consists of the signals for both A (dot-dash), and C (dash-dot-dash-dot) with no space or break in between.
  3. The very first domain name registered was, on the 15th March, 1985.
  4. According to the Message Anti-Abuse Working Group, between 88 and 92% of all emails that were sent in the first half of 2010 were spam!
  5. Anthony Greco was the first man ever arrested for sending spam messages in 2005.
  6. Marc Andreessen released “Netscape Navigator” in 1994, and during the height of its popularity almost 90% of all internet use was done via this browser!
  7. All the letter combinations from to have already been registered.
  8. On eBay, there is an average of $680 worth of transactions every second.
  9. It is estimated that spammers only receive 1 reply for every 12 million emails that they send out.
  10. The domain name was registered 14th February 2005.
  11. Amazon now sells more eBooks than it does printed books!
  12. was previously known as
  13. The first ever Internet Service Provider (ISP) was a company named CompuServe.
  14. The original URL for Yahoo was
  15. The name Yahoo was created by Johnathan Swift for his book Gulliver’s Travels (1726) – which explained a yahoo to be a really ugly person.
  16. Up until the 14th of September, 1995, domain registration was free.
  17. The first banner advertising was used in 1994.
  18. In 1984, the number of internet devices reached 1000.
  19. In 1992, the number of internet devices reached 1 million.
  20. In 2008, the number of internet devices reached 1 billion!
  21. In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas.
  22. 97% of people type in random words on Google, just to see if they spelt it right.
  23. There are over 35 billion Google searches every month.
  24. An average of 60 billion emails are sent every day, 97% of which are spam.
  25. Only 4% of Arab women use the internet.

Video Game Facts

  1. The last game for the Sega Mega Drive was released in 2010 and was so popular it sold out before release.
  2. Since 2008, video games have outsold DVD’s each year.
  3. Microsoft’s third Xbox console is the Xbox One and was released on 22nd November 2013.
  4. The average age of gamers in the United States is 35.
  5. In 2010, the United States Air Force used 1,760 Playstation 3’s to build a supercomputer for the Department of Defense. They used PS3’s because it was more cost efficient and “green”.
  6. The Sega Dreamcast was the first 128-bit console in the market.
  7. The Dreamcast was the first console which allowed real-time online play feature.
  8. Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37% fewer mistakes.
  9. Nintendo was started in 1889 as a playing card company.
  10. The Xbox 360 was first released on 22nd November 2005 and is Microsoft’s second video games console.
  11. In January 2007, the PS3 DualShock controller won an Emmy Award for ‘Peripheral Development and Technological Impact of Video Game Controllers’ by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
  12. In Japan, the Nintendo Wii2 has been nicknamed the “Weenie” (Wii-ni) because the Japanese number for two is ‘ni’.
  13. The Sony Playstation 4 was released on 29th November 2013 in Europe & Australia – two weeks after it lauched in North America.
  14. The Atari 2600 was originally called “Atari Video Computer System”, or “VCS”.

Mobile Phone Facts

  1. Phantom Vibration Syndrome is the name given when someone thinks their phone is vibrating but isn’t.
  2. Headphones have magnets in them.
  3. Only 25% of people can text well without looking at their keyboard.
  4. Using your phone while it is on charge can damage the battery, this is why the leads for the chargers are so short.
  5. In 1973, the very first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper, who was an employee of Motorola. The call was made from the streets of New York City.
  6. Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing paper.
  7. Nokia’s first mobile phones were released in the 1980s.
  8. The first commercial text message was sent in December 1992.
  9. Today, the number of text messages sent and received everyday, is more than the total population of the planet.
  10. Almost half the world’s population have never made a phone call.
  11. There are Braille accessories for smart phones.
  12. The most expensive number ever sold was a mobile phone number, 666-6666, which was put up for auction and sold for $2.7 million!
  13. Originally, the design for the first iPhone was literally the shape of an apple.

Social Networking Facts

  1. Facebook has a blue colour scheme because the creator, Mark Zuckerberg cannot see the colours red & green.
  2. Around 20% of all YouTube videos are music related.
  3. If you find a security bug in Facebook’s code, they are willing to pay from $500 for you to tell them about it!
  4. It is estimated that one in every eight couples in the US who went on to marry each other met online.
  5. Someone on Twitter who has a million or more followers is known as a “Twillionaire”.
  6. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are banned in China.
  7. Google’s first ever Tweet on Twitter was in February 2009, and reads”I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” Translating from binary into English, this tweet says “I’m feeling lucky.”
  8. Google+ was developed under the code name ‘Emerald Sea’.
  9. Remember MySpace? Well it has over 200 million registered users.
  10. Facebook took 2 years to reach a market audience of 50 million.
  11. 60% of LinkedIn members have clicked one of their adverts.

All About Pandas

This is a presentation that I made. I made this presentation because Pandas are my favourite animal. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Kung Fu Panda Drawing

This is a drawing that I
drew of Kung Fu Panda.  This drawing took me 10 minutes. Post on your blog a picture that you drew and email me at

My First Netball Game Of 2015

Tonight was my first netball game of the season for 2015. Our team was on court 21 and we were versing Reremoana Mystics. Our team went to our court and we started warming up. For our warm up we ran around the court five times. Then we did our stretches and then some ball passes.

Image result for netball ballWhen the game was about to start Mary went to go and do paper scissors rock with the other person from the team. The person that wins gets to chose either the goal they want or they can have the ball for the first center.

Mary had won and she chose the goal. The timer went off and the game had started. It was the other teams ball and then passed it. Mary intercepted it and passed it to me. We gave it to Dj and she shot the ball. Dj got 5 shots after that. The bell for half time rang. We huddled up and got back on the court. We played the next half super well. At the end we looked at the score. We were so surprised that we had won 12 - 5 to us.

Image result for purple stormWe did our cheers and high fived our opponents. We took off our bibs and handed it in. We all went home. It was an amazing first game. Well Done Year 8 Storm

Monday, 11 May 2015

World War 1 Tecnology - Inquiry

This is  a presentation that talks about the technology they used in World War 1. At the end there are some useful links that could tell you more about World War 1.

Extension LMP - The Treaty Of Waitangi

This is a movie made by Mary Lesieli and myself. It is a movie about The Treaty Of Waitangi and the 3 P's. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Zeal Zone Music With Mr Slade

Today for Zeal Zone I had Music with Mr Slade. 

In Music we learnt to songs that we sung in the war. The first song we learnt was 'It's a long way to Tipperary'. 

Here are the lyrics. 

It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know!
Goodbye, Piccadilly,
Farewell, Leicester Square!
It's a long long way to Tipperary,
But my heart's right there.

The next song we learnt was ' We'll meet again'. 

Here are the lyrics for the first paragragh. 

We'll meet again,
Don't know where,don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day.
Keep smiling through,
Just like you always do,
Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds, far away.
So will you please say hello,
To the folks that I know,
Tell them I won't be long, (i wont be long)
They'll be happy to know that as you saw me go
I was singing this song for you. 

Being in Music was really fun. I really liked it. 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

X Factor Contestants - Stevie Tonks and Beau Monga

Image result for beau mongaIn X Factor 2015 there is one person that I really like. I like this person because he can beatbox, sing and dance. His name is Beau Monga. He is really funny and super talented. The performance that I really liked that he did was his audition. He used a machine that heard his beat and recorded it.
Image result for stevie tonks
Click HERE to see his audition.

Another person I really like is Stevie Tonks. I think that his voice is one of the best n X Factor. The way that he sings is really effective for his song. Like when he sang grenade he really got into the song. He really makes the song his own.

Click HERE