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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Faith's Timetable

Senior Hub Timetable
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Maths
(Miss Goodier)
Maths
(Miss Goodier)
Technology WIS


Maths
(Miss Goodier)
Maths
(Mr Tyrell)
Reading
(Miss Goodier)
Reading
(Miss Goodier)
Reading
(Miss Goodier)
Reading
(Miss Goodier)
Interval
Interval
Interval
Interval
Interval
L.C.S
(Miss Goodier)
L.C.S
(Miss Goodier)
Maths
(Miss Goodier)
L.C.S
(Miss Goodier)
L.C.S
(Miss Goodier)
Writing
(Miss Goodier)
Writing
(Miss Goodier)
Reading
(Miss Goodier)
Writing
(Miss Goodier)
Writing
(Miss Goodier)
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Yr 7 & 8 STEM
(Miss Ashe)
Yr 7 & 8 STEM
(Miss Ashe)
Senior Hub Sport
Yr 7 & 8 RE
(Miss Goodier)
Yr 7 & 8 RE
(Miss Goodier)

Monday, 4 July 2016

Narrative on Archibald Baxter


Being tied up on a pole was not what I expected.  I struggled with my hands tied behind me as bombs were being dropped all around. I saw my life flash before my eyes.I struggled to stay alive.
Wind swished back and forth making my spine shiver. The dark clouds came upon me and drips of rain started pouring. The world was at war and it was about to end and I didn’t know if this was a dream or if this was reality. Every second my heart pumped harder and harder, louder and louder. I knew in time I would pass out.

I opened my eyes and saw an ammunition dump. What was I meant to do with a hole full of ammo? Through the foggy clouds I saw a dark mysterious shadow as if it was going to take over my soul. The gloomy clouds started to surround the shadow, and after a few seconds the shadow disappeared.
“Who are you?” I called out in confusion.
“My name is Robin, a guard who works for the military!” a man replied.
“SILENCE!!” as another guard yelled out to me and Robin.
My mouth closed and everything was silent but the only thing going through my mind was family memories. My health started to weaken every single second. The wind swished harder and harder. Bombs were still dropping, somehow they missed me. I hoped that this was a dream. I closed my eyes and hoped that everything would vanished. When I then opened them and could still see the bombs being dropped and the gloomy weather still surrounded me. The pole was still standing as if it were a never ending tree. I didn’t know what else to do other then hope to God that I would stay alive. Even though it seemed impossible. Soon the air was filled with dust and dirt. The cuffs that had tied my hands caused enormous pain.

Just before I was about to faint, I was taken off the pole. My hands had turned purple from the icy cold weather. They felt numb and were congested with blood. As I looked down my hands were gushing a stream of blood from the cuts I got while hanging. The blood wouldn’t stop and later I felt light-headed. The sun started to appear through the grey clouds. As I walked away I realised that being in the war is not adventurous as everyone thought it would be. In my mind, I was thinking about how close I came to dying and how I could have lost my battle.

By:Faith

Room 5 and I have been writing a Narrative on a unsung hero. I have chosen Archibald Baxter and I will be giving it in to The Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2016. The theme is People and Protest.
http://www.elsielocketrust.org.nz/

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Spain Learning Languages

As part of our Learning Languages, I have used Google Slides to show you about Spain.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

World Refugee Day



We have been learning about World Refugee Day by using Google Slides.

Google Stamp

We have been learning to use Google Drawings to create a stamp. Which we will create a 3D version of the stamp using Tinkercad and using the 3D printers at Wesley Intermediate.

My Thinglink

Monday, 20 June 2016

World Refugee Day

I have been learning about refugees and have created a word cloud to share my learning.

Letter to Damon

Dear Damon,
On the 7th of June we came to the Mindlab. It was an AWESOME experience especially how the entrance was secret. I also loved programming the robots, making bag badges and also learning how to do tinkercad, it was fun!! Now at technology at Wesley Intermediate I can use all the tips you have given me. Thank-you for letting us come and learn a lot about the Mindlab.
By:Faith

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We are learning to write a thankyou letter. I have created one for the Mindlab to share my learning. Please also put a positive comment below. Thankyou.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Another Great Protester (Oscar Romero)

Oscar Romero


Oscar Romero was born on August 15th 1917 in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador. Oscar Romero was an Archbishop of San Salvador. He also was a person who protested against poverty, torture, assassinations and social injustice. Oscar Romero fought for these things until the last day of his life. He also tried to send a Christian message to all soldiers. Rutilio Grande was a close friend of Oscar Romero. When Rutilio Grande was driving to the chapel he was assassinated on July 5th 1928. On that day it formed Oscar’s passion of fighting for the poor.
After his conversion of heart he was then the voice for the poor. He let the poor know that there was still hope in spreading the word to others. Oscar Romero then went broadcasting to all of El Salvador. Although the government did not want him to speak on behalf of the poor. The government were then very angry and blew up his radio station. They also jammed its signal and bombed its offices.
The people he angered wanted Oscar Romero assassinated. Especially the government because of how Oscar Romero continued to protest against the treatment of the poor. A professional agent then came and assassinated him on March 24th 1980 while he was taking a Mass. The murderer was Roberto d’ Aubuisson. Thirty years after his assassination Oscar Romero was then beautified on May 23rd.

By Faith

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Codebreakers

Vatican II



Pre Vatican II
After Vatican II (1964)
Mass said in Latin
Mass said in local language
Women could not take up roles such as altar servers, Church ministers and other roles.
Women are now allowed to become ministers, upfront as readers and other roles in the church.
It was the church's rule that the Priest faced away from the congregation (facing to God)
The Priest now faces the congregation
The Jews were our enemies because they killed  Jesus
The Jews are now part of our human family, because they are our brothers and sisters in humanity.
Before Vatican II, the whole world sang the same songs according to the Rome and the Catholic calendar.  
Churches can now select hymns of their own that represents their unique community and culture.
By Faith, Caitlyn and Maranita


Monday, 11 April 2016

Easter Cupcake

EASTER CUPCAKES
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Ingredients:
Treat sized flakes
Speckled M&M Crispy eggs
Little yellow chickens (Optional)
Chocolate icing
Cupcake

Method:
  • Before you cook anything you must wash your hands. Once you have washed your hands you must pour the chocolate Icing in one bowl bit by bit. While pouring in your icing you must also pour in a bit of water, a little at a time. Once you have finished and it starts to look a bit runny put it in the fridge and wait until it starts to thicken.

  • When it has thickened you can use a knife, to spread a generous amount of the chocolate icing onto your cupcake. After you have spread the Icing evenly onto the cupcake, you then can start to decorate.

  • Place your cupcakes with the icing on a paper so that you won’t make a mess. Before opening one treat sized flake you must crush it in the packet. Once you have crushed it you can then open it but don’t sprinkle it yet. Quickly place your 2-3 eggs and 1 yellow chicken on top of your cupcake. You then can start to sprinkle your crushed flakes on top of the cupcake but around the eggs and chicken.

  • Once you have finish, then you have just made one GOOD Easter Cupcake.

By:Faith


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Week 10 Certificate

Certificate for Estelle for Leading the school in the welcoming assembly and making us all proud.
Certificate for Faith for Quiet and consistent effort in all areas of school life.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

What, How and Why


Here is my What, How and Why made on Google Drawing. We learnt this from James and it really made me think What, How and Why do I post on my blog?

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Resurrection

Lord today I experienced the resurrection many times:

When I didn’t want to go to school
but ended up having a great day of learning,
When I have to do my chores
but realised I was actually helping my family,
When I fight with my best friends
but then we made up and realised we needed one another,
When I have to pick up rubbish
but realised I am helping the environment,
When I have homework to do
but realised it helps me to get smarter.

Lord, the resurrection means more than coming back from the dead: it is having faith in each tomorrow.

Amen

Thursday, 31 March 2016

My Goals

 
I would also like to share with the world my Goals on a Google Slide

Vision Board

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I have created a second Vision Board to show my Goals that I want for the future.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Goal Setting - My Vision Board

We are learning about goal setting. I have created a vision board using Google Drawing to share mine.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan
                                                                      By:Faith

I have been robbed, feeling nothing but pain. Having nothing, no clothes, no help and no love. The taste of the salty blood drips in my mouth and races down my leg. I look up and see the clouds and 2 men walk past me as if I wasn’t there, looking through me as if I was invisible without a care in the world. I look down and see a shadow of a man and I feel a soft hand grab me as I am lifted onto an animal. I feel the soft fur across my back. As I gain consciousness I see a Samaritan, out of all the people in the world. He smiles at me and I smile back glad that someone has finally noticed me and helped me. I doze off to sleep. When I awake the man had disappeared. I feel safe and secure to meet one Good Samaritan.


Friday, 4 March 2016

Chinese Cinderella

Title: Chinese Cinderella
Author: Adeline Yen Mah
Setting:This takes place in Tianjin China where Adeline was born.
Characters: Adeline Yen Mah, Aunt Baba and Niang
Development: Adeline Yen Mah’s mother had died after giving birth to her beautiful young daughter. With her mother dead her family considered her as bad luck and which it was hard for her to be accepted in the family. Her father remarried to a cruel lady named Niang and her sister was getting married very young! Everything in her life was a bit crazy and she didn’t feel very loved and cared for. The only one who really loved her and cared for her was her Aunt Baba. Aunt Baba was like a second mother to her and to that they loved eachother very much. Except all that was in Adeline’s mind was one special question “What did my mama look like”?
What I enjoyed?
I enjoyed the part when she receives a letter from her Aunt Baba after so many years. Which made Adeline Yen Mah so proud to hear from her.
Was It Special?
It is a special story because it's about someone's life being so miserable and then turning into one good Chinese Cinderella. I also like how it is a true story and that she wrote it for the children that were unloved and neglected
Was It Emotional?
Indeed it was I cried once while reading the part when her dog kills her duckling which was the only pet she had and it was all gone.
Words to describe this Book:
Intense, Inspirational, Exciting, Terrifying, Violent and Fascinating
Who is the book suitable for?
I would say it is suitable for ages 11+ because some parts are very violent and also some parts have very hard words to understand and pronounce.
Rating: I rate this a 10/10.
By Faith

We have been doing a Review on one of our favourite books and mine is Chinese Cinderella. We did this because it is book week and we wanted to do something for this special week. Hope you enjoy and please comment down below. Thank-you

Monday, 15 February 2016

The Treaty Of Waitangi

The Treaty Of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in Waitangi on the 6th of February 1840. The first to sign the Treaty was Hone Heke and because he was a powerful chief who everyone followed. Many of the other Maori chiefs had different motives and were very confused as to why they were signing the Treaty. The British wanted power over New Zealand but the Maori wanted protection and control. They promised each other what they wanted, but, the British Crown broke their promise. Many of the Maori didn’t really want to sign the Treaty as the Maori representative had said to be careful and to not sign the treaty with their mana (power) because he didn’t trust the Crown. Over time the British didn’t only get control they also got the land and its treasures. After the Treaty was signed there were lots of wars and immigration between the years 1852-1860. The Maori’s point of view was no-one owned the land because it was a very special gift to them this meant that they belonged to the land not that the land was belonged by them. This was not how the Crown saw land ownership - if you can get the land  then you own it. During all the wars in New Zealand the Maori people were known as the “Rebels”. In the land wars there were about 2000 Maoris .VS. 14000 British men.That wasn’t really fair because there was also a declining population of Maori people. The European population was increasing because many settlers were arriving in New Zealand by ship. Many things were happening in NZ, there was a new law in 1867 and the government excluded the Maori. Finally they invited the Maori to be a part of the government but there were only 4 seats which was unfair for Maori.

The British Crown and settlers committed group sin against the Maori by dishonoring The Treaty of Waitangi and by not sharing with the land with the Maori. One example of this is that the British sent their army over to Taranaki, where the Maori chief Wiremu Kingi Te Rangitake could surrender and give up his land. Another example of a group sin is that the British Crown were executing some of the Maori Chiefs without a trial.

Christian people can restore tika (truth) and pono (honesty) to the Treaty of Waitangi by learning the Maori culture like how they prepare their food, how they manage to live and how they work as a community. We can continue to give back the land where it is possible and to respect the Maori language.

By: Faith