Monday, 31 August 2015

Daffodil Day for the Cancer Society

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Have you seen those children with cancer and wondered if you could help them? Well lucky for you, there is a way to help because in New Zealand there is a charity for the cancer people and they are called the Cancer Society. On the 28th of August it was Daffodil day where people sell daffodil things to help fundraise, because these children have a chance of dying so that is why our scientists are now looking for a medicine to cure it. Daffodil day only happens once a year and you could make a use of it by donating a bit of money to help these children or giving a helping hand. If you want to give a helping hand then you can enroll a form for yourself and sell Daffodils for a cheap price which would really help, because the charity need people like you so that they have enough help to really fight for these children. People chose daffodils as a symbol because they thought that the bright yellow colour was a very appropriate one. Also they think that it represents, the hope that there is for the 1 in 3 New Zealand children with cancer.

If you would like to help these children by donating or giving a helping hand for next year 2016 here is a website down below. Although this isn’t an updated one but you can check it out and if you want to see the real website wait until next year on daffodil day and search up “Daffodil Day 2016”. Thank-you

Friday, 28 August 2015

Ice-Cream Chart for Maths

These are our graphs for our Ice-Cream Chart and these are the results:
Room 4's favourite Ice-cream was Cookies n' Cream because of it's flavour and the results for that was 18.
Room 4's least favourite Ice-cream was Boysenberry because only 3 people liked it.
Therefore we conclude Room 4's favourite Ice-cream is Cookies n' Cream but there are a variety of flavours they like too. 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Foods and Brands containing Palm Oil

Some of these brands may taste delicious but they have Palm Oil so help stop these brands from adding more and more palm oil. This is wasting Orangutan's lives and also because they have nearly become extinct. Except you can help stop that by protecting them and other animals who are affected by Palm Oil.

Chocolate .Vs. Child Labour

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Who would you rather stand up for? The children who are working so hard, but then at the same time are getting abused. Or for the chocolate that you eat? Do you know the ugliness side behind chocolate.

Do you know, who is collecting the cocoa nibs to help make all your favourite chocolates? For example: KitKat, Mars, Hershey’s, Moro Bar, Snickers etc, because if you didn’t know about this then you can learn more about it.

Children mainly boys at the age of 12-16yrs are being forced and enslaved, to work in cocoa farms in order to collect the beans. These boys are mostly found from Mali, West Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana etc.

Why did this become such a big issue? Well it became a big issue, because the chocolate manufacturers  ignored that they were forcing children to do and make chocolate. So they told the world incorrect facts, because they are more concerned about the profit and economic gaining.

I think this should stop because Child Labour is not good. People can help with chocolate brands changing their ingredients and not to include cocoa nibs. These Children need a voice and I am their voice.


My Goals

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What can I do?
I can multiply decimal numbers and other decimal problems. I can  do BEDMAS and can compute and solve  word problems. I can  representat data into graphs in Statistics.

What is my next goal?
My next goal is to learn/practice Ratio and Proportions, Fractions and work with some Algebra problems of Stage 6.

Writing:Stage:5B Score:38
What can I do?
I can think of good idea’s to put into my writing. I write with  good structure. I can organise my ideas in good flow.

What is my next goal?
Build my vocabulary and use new words to write my story.  Make more sense into my sentences, need to use  more punctuation like colon and semi-colon.

Reading Age:12.5,13.5
What can I do?
I can read fluently, I can also understand some particular words in sentences and paragraphs that I don’t know.

What is my next goal?
I need to work a lot on Vocabulary, Reorganization and Evaluation.


Yes I can write information on a specific topic. Which really helps if i'm on a test. It can also help by keeping up all my results.

Do I ask questions to Inquire?
Sometimes i ask questions because thinking of questions to a particular topic is a little hard for me.

Are my questions interesting and open-ended?
Well not always but I need to practice making my questions sound more interesting to engage the audience.

Do I know how to look and gather information?
Well yes and I can also think of many other information to put on each topic I am given. I can also take some information from the web and put it into my own words.

What do I need to do next time?
I need to keep writing to keep my vocabulary results up high and achieve them.

Cats and Bods

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Mary Mackillop Slides

Mary Mackillop's Story

Mary Mackillop

Mary Mackillop was born in  January 15th 1842 in Australia. Mary Mackillop’s full name is Mary Helen Mackillop. Mary Mackillop had 7 siblings who were Margaret Mackillop (Sister), Alick Mackillop (Brother), Donald Mackillop (Brother), Alexandrina Mackillop (Sister), John Mackillop (Brother), Peter Mackillop(Brother) and last but not least Annie Mackillop (Sister). Her parents were Alexander Mackillop (Father) and the Mother was Flora Macdonald. Her uncle is Donald Macdonald. Her grandparent is Catherine Macdonald.

Mary Mackillop’s Father was just about to be ordained but then he moved to Australia. Mary Mackillop has declared to be a nun since the 1920’s. When Mary used to go to school she went to only private schools and was educated by her father too. Mary Mackillop started working at the age of 14 as a clerk in a store with stationary in melbourne. To provide her family in 1860 she then worked as an instructor/tutor.

This lady (Mary Mackillop) also visited a village in the 1870’s which was near a local catholic church. Mary mackillop made plans to leave rome and make the “Rule of Life” of the Joseph sisters.  Once her plans were done it was officially accepted. Mary Mackillop then journeyed to Rome in 1873. Once she left she stayed in rome for 2 years, and then returned back home.

Mackillop and her 2 sisters were invited to go to Penola to  help open a catholic school in 1866. Many people were told that Mary Mackillop was an alcoholic and drank brandy to help ease her “Severe menstrual pain”. Many people believed this story about Mary Mackillop.

Sadly Mary Mackillop died on August 8th 1909. She was buried  in the Sydney Historic Gore Hill Cemetery. When she died 5 years after that her body was then moved to a newly built Mary Mackillop Chapel. This day is a day of where a kind and generous young lady has marked a spot for anyone to come and visit her.

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Basic Needs of Life



  • The area of Europe is 10,180,000km
  • The population in Europe is about 742,452,000 that may sound very big but there are five times more than 742,452,000 in China all living today!!
  • The highest mountain would have to be Mount Elbrus because it is about 5,643 metres above the sea level
  • In Europe there are 46 countries of which 27 of the 46 are members of the European Union
  • There are more than 200 languages spoken in Europe
  • The biggest country in Europe would be the Russian Federation not only is it the biggest country in your it is also across the whole world because of it’s land area!
  • Europe’s smallest country would be Vatican CIty because of it’s population and land area.
  • The longest river would have to be in Russia and it is called the “Volga River” which is 3,530km long
  • The largest lake would have to be in the north western of Russia and the lake is called “Lake Ladoga” which has an area of 17,700 square kilometres
  • Europe has 9 large cities
  • The 9 large cities are Moscow, London, Istanbul, Paris, Madrid, St. Petersburg, Milan, Ruhr and Barcelona


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Brown Kiwi

New Zealand Brown Kiwi

What is the population of a brown kiwi and where are they found?
The population of the north island brown kiwi is 25,000. Brown Kiwi’s are very common because of the amount of their population. The New Zealand kiwi is found in the lowland and coastal of the rain forests. They are also found in different areas of the north island.

What are some facts about their breeding?
Their breeding has made a world record for laying the largest sized eggs relating to their body size.

What does a brown kiwi bird eat?
The brown kiwi bird eats small seeds, grubs, worms. They also may eat fruit, small crayfish, eels and amphibians.

What are the threats of a brown kiwi?
Eggs: Pigs and Possums
Chicks: Stoats, Weasels and Ferrets
Young Kiwi: Rats, Cats and Ferrets
Adult Kiwi: Dogs, Ferrets, Traps and Vehicles

What does the brown kiwi look like?
The brown kiwi has a long sharp nose. It has a furry body and the colour is brown. It also has cute tiny feet.



Australia Facts

  • Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area
  • Australia is one of the seven continents
  • The name “Australia” came from a latin word “Australis” which is a definition for southern
  • Australia has over 750 different reptile species which is more than any other country in the world!
  • Australia has four large cities those four large cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide
  • Australia has population of over 22 million people
  • The highest mountain in the mainland of Australia is Mt Kosciuszko
  • It is now know that the estimated humans have lived in Australia for about 45000 years
  • Australia is home to many unique and different animals. E.g: Koala, Kangaroo, Platypus, Emu and Kookaburra
  • Australia has hosted the 1956 summer olympics for Melbourne and 2000 for Sydney


The qualities of a Best Friend