Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Zoo Trip

On Monday room 7 and 1 went on a school trip to the zoo. We went there to continue our learning about pest control but instead we looked and learnt about all the other animals at the zoo. I noticed a lot of things have changed like more habitats and buildings. I wanted to see the crocodiles but I don't think there were any there at the time. 

Some facts I learnt:
- Ostriches have the largest eggs in the world and largest eyes.
- Zebra stripes are used for there protection and camouflage.
- Spider monkeys have four fingers and no thumb.
- Giraffes have the same amount of bones in their neck like people.

I really enjoyed the time I spent with my friends and class mates.Auckland Zoo Administration Building — Ignite

Monday, 9 November 2020

Water Safety

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Today we had a water safety session with Danielle. She talked about what we wear if we go on a boat, how to act around the pool, how to get out of a current at the beach, and a lot more. 

She told us the reason why we walk around the pool is just in case we slip hit our head and then fall in to the pool. How to get out of strong currents is to not try and go against it and use all your energy, instead just go with it and when it's calmed down swim parallel to shore. Last but not least why we wear a life jacket. We wear life jacket on boats for our safety. If the boat tipped over or you fell in then you would be able to stay afloat.

I really enjoyed the session we had just remember to stay safe around waters.
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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Cooking Tech (Banana Pike-lets)

At tech we made Banana Pike-lets. My partner was Kotipi. I found it very hard to keep the pike-lets round. Some of the last pike-lets were burnt because we hadn't realised how fast the banana pike-lets cooked.  

Self raising flour
Caster Sugar
Vanilla Ice-cream

measuring cup

We then served our banana pike-lets with french vanilla ice cream and blueberry sauce on top. I enjoyed making them and i wonder what where making next week?

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Cooking Class At Tech (Making Hotcakes)

On Wednesday we had cooking class at tech. We made hotcakes, they're tiny versions of pancakes. My partner was Kotipi, if you would like to make it here are the ingredients.

Baking powder
1 egg
Milk (Three quarters of a cup)
Sauces (golden syrup, chocolate sauce, wiped cream)

measuring cup

Kotipi and I took turns mixing and making the hotcakes and then out of no where Kotipi flipped the hotcake over and it landed on the floor, we all laughed and kept caring on cooking. We cleaned up and finished first out of everyone, then took some photos. I was proud of myself and I think Kotipi was too. Hopefully we make something nice next week.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Tech Online

Yesterday we had tech online. We switch our groups over now I'm in the cooking class. The teacher that will be teaching us is Mrs Hamer. I thought we were going to learn how to make something but instead we just learnt about safety in the kitchen, the equipment we use, and what we wear. 

Then we played cooking games. The first one was called boiled eggs. All you had to do was keep it at the right temperature. The next game we played was burger time. Now this one was kind of tricky for me because, when someone orders you have to make exactly what the ordered before the timer goes off, or they don't pay you, and there were a lot of customers coming in.

I enjoyed tech, I hope we can go back to school next week, just remember stay safe be kind.

Monday, 17 August 2020


 Today is the first week of our lock down and we have online schooling again. This time it's a lot more easier because we know what to do and we can work through everything much more faster. It doesn't feel the same as where at school but we all just got to work with what we have.

To use the time we have, we can spend time with our family, cook, play in the back yard, go on walks, or even help clean the house. Do what ever you can to keep yourself busy this quarantine. 

I hope we can go back to school soon but until then stay safe.  


Monday, 10 August 2020

Cook Island Language Week!

Last week Friday we celebrated cook island language week, some students came in their traditional clothing from cook island while the rest just came in their uniform. At our school we don't have a lot of cook island students but we try to even all the cultures out.

At lunch time one of our student parents made our school a cook island lunch, her name is Akyile Rata, but we call her Kai for short. She made everyone a plate filled with chop-suey, mai nese, rice, and cook island donuts. It was delicious and I think everyone enjoyed it.