Monday, August 25, 2014

Storyline Tour

This week on thursday 28th of august 2014, our extension group is going to the Vodafone events centre to attend the storyline tour. We will be listening to a variety of authors but I will be focusing on one particular author named Catherine Mayo. Cath writes books for a wide ranged audience 13+. Cath was born in a  Catholic maternity hospital in Auckland. She is also a musician able to play violin playing in a band called Gentle Annie.

If I were to ask her a few questions they would be
  • When you first started writing what kind of genre did you write about.
  • If I wanted to get into writing professionally what would be some good advice
There will also be other authors like Paula Green who focuses a lot on children's poetry. She was also born and raised in west auckland.

Another author that will be there is Jill Mac Gregor who focuses on different cultured kids books. Jill lives in the Kapiti coast where she was also a teacher for many years.

Juliette Mc Iver will also be attending the tour. Juliette tought english in between jobs in wellington.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


In life education my class learnt about drugs here is just a bit of what we learnt.

Drugs, one of the most common crimes in the world. But there is one particular drug that is extremely common. Marijuana also known as tinies, weed or pot. Marijuana is a gateway drug meaning its what starts the use of drugs. Drugs can create hallucinations, altered state of mind,brain dysfunction and in extreme cases death. So always remember that drugs don’t choose people, people choose drugs make the right choice!

My Mascot

A mascot is any person, animal, or object that is supposedly supposed to bring luck or anything used to represent a group with a common public status , such as a school, professional sports team, society, or brand name. Mascots are also used as not real , representative spokespeople for consumer products, such as the thistle used in this years commonwealth games.

The Thistles name is Clyde a girl named Beth Gilmour designed him. A thistle is a type of flower which is covered in Prickles. The mascot has been on tv many many times.

I have made a mascot for if in the future the commonwealth games come to New Zealand. His.His name is ferny the kiwi. He is a native bird called a kiwi and he has the NZ flag attached to his back.

Monday, August 18, 2014


On Astria Iisa and I have finished the game meaning we have picked a solution to stop the asteroid from hitting the planet. We have decided that the best way to do that was the solar sail. which was a machine that uses the suns rays and directs them towards the meteorite disintegrating the rock.

After giving our decision to the council we had discovered a bug in the game it was that the game froze completely as we nearly finished.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Today we trialled a game called astria countdown to impact. This game was no ordinary game but a literacy game. The game was an educational and fun game. The aim of the game is to pick a solution to save astria from being hit by a meteorite and you have 99 2minute days.

We had to gather information to help us make our decision between 3 different solutions. We now have 70 days to save astria from imploding. I cant wait to see what solution I will think is the best.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Commonwealth Games

The All Blacks sevens had never lost a game in the commonwealth games until 2014 when they face the south African springboks. At 8:35 New Zealand time 28/7/14 was the the start of a devastating game.

New Zealand was receiving at the start but not for long as the south Africans put their heart and soul into the game. it was a tough game both for the NZers and the Africans.

but unfortunately New Zealand came out second best as the whistle was blown. The score was New Zealand 12 – 17 South Africa the streak was broken.