Tuesday, 22 August 2017

GEGNZ student summit

Today the 11th of August the year 7 and 8 extension group had the privilege  to go to this years GEGNZ at Ormiston Junior College. The first and second session were a little boring and the last was alright. Ormiston Junior College was such a big school and had all these things that a kid would ever want in a junior and senior school. Anyway the extension group and I had split up into 2 groups and they were the p.e.n.n crew and the scratch crew. We had the chance to go to different workshops around the school and we had saw some cool rooms.

But first we had to go into this big theater that was built into the school and we had to listen to Ormiston Junior College  sing us a waiata as a welcoming gift. Then after that we had a father and daughter speak about their mind blowing adventure under the sea and they were known as the "Young Ocean Explorers." Next we had a house keeping talk and then straight after that we moved onto our first session and my group and I (scratch team) moved onto Osmos, makey-makey and lots more.

Later on when we were released from the house keeping talk the p.e.n.n group and the Scratch team headed their separate ways. The p.e.n.n group went on to show how our school does p.e.n.n for 45 minutes and as I said the scratch team went to a workshop to see what other people were talking about. So our 45 minutes was up and it was our turn to present what we did and it was a tutorial on how to use scratch and to show them how to create the game "beat the goalie". I was quite nervous at first but then half way through I was confident. It was pretty annoying because the internet connections was really bad but we got through it and finished. Sadly we didn't have enough time to finish presenting our presentation all because of technical difficulties.

It was a pretty big and a splendid day at Ormiston Junior College. Wow and that school is amazing. Anyway thanks to Tyson and Miss Va'afusuaga for helping Mrs Langitupu for making it possible for the year 7 and 8 extension group and I to go to an really exciting event. So that was the extension group and I's long day.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Online Profile Web

Kia Ora my name is Danielle and this is my Online Profile web page. Today we had to make up our own and to tell people what we want to be. This here is my own I created and everything there is all true. I thought of making one up but i didn't want to.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Reflecting on my speech

This is my speech reflection. Here I have told you what I think I did really well when I said my speech and I few things that I need to work on. My speech was about animal abuse. I was so scared to say my speech in front of my literacy class. I was happy that I received feedback from my class and it was great to hear what people thought I did good.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

The end of my fantastic trip around New Zealand

So this is the end of my fantastic trip exploring and learning more about my home country New Zealand. Sightseeing, interviewing and learning about the native people and animals/mammals in New Zealand and so much more. I would like to thank Rachel and some other people who have set up the winter learning journey for all Manaiakalani kids to blog in the holidays and go look and comment on other peoples blog. So huge shout out to those people. Also good luck to everyone who has competed in the winter learning journey and I wish you guys the very best.

What I've learnt in the holidays? So I've been catching up with my maths and writing. I figured that I needed to work extra hard this term and so by practicing what I'm really bad at will help me instead of using the calculator (that other people use).  What I've learnt during my trip? I've learnt that we have more to New Zealand than meets thy eye. Like for example I never knew that we had dolphins that were only found in New Zealand called the Hector dolphin, learning about the most amazing places to visit like Tane Mahuta or Rangitoto. Anyway that's what I've learnt during my free time and the winter learning journey programme. What I disliked about it? I have no dislikes about anything, everything was great even during this really wet and cold weather. What surprised me on my journey? Well everything surprised me and I couldn't remember all the things that surprised me because there are too many to count. That's the end and I hope you enjoyed being on my journey with me, and also I hope that it was fun for you as it was fun for me. Again huge thanks to Rachel and her team for putting all of this together. KA KITE ANO!!!

Rating three haka performances by the All Blacks

So I have watched 3 All Blacks performances they did for the rugby world cup and I am rating those 3 from the best to the worst (I mean alright).

So first would have to be this one because they were fierce and they weren't embarrassed to do their pukana.  I pick this one because not only were they just fierce and did their pukana but it was intriguing, everyone was cheering like they always do and they were in sync. So that's my first one. Click Here to watch the video.

In second would be be the one against the All Blacks and South Africa last year. Why is this one in second? you might be asking... well this one became second only because they didn't have enough energy out into it. I know you're probably thinking that they need their energy for their game but were talking about the haka right now. The haka should be performed with kia kaha and not embarrassment.
So that's my second one. Click Here to watch the video.

And finally in third place would be the All Blacks against Argentina. Well the only reason this haka was in last place only because nearly all of them weren't taking it seriously and didn't do it properly. You're probably saying "How does she know anything about doing the haka?" well I am in the kapa haka group and my tutor is Whaea Saf. Anyway the All Blacks weren't projecting their voice and so that's why I chose this one as last. Click Here to watch the video.

That's all and if you disagree with my that's find and so you should write what you think in the comment below.

Why fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned

There are dolphins called the Hector dolphins and they are only found in New Zealand at Farewell Spit. The Hector dolphins is the smallest dolphin known and measures up to 1.5 meters. Hector dolphins are very rare and the numbers go down every year all because of fishermen. Do you think fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned? well here is what I have to say about that. All fishermen should be banned from fishing at Farewell Spit because they are killing hundredths of Hector dolphins with their fishing nets. As I've already said these dolphins are rare and they should not be killed every time a fishermen goes out there. So that's why I think that people should stop fishing at Farewell Spit. If you agree/disagree with me then write in the comments down below and tell me why you agree/disagree.

A Hector dolphin caught in a net and the next one is a Hector dolphin that died.
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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Adopting a native bird

I have the chance to adopt a native or non- native animal. I would adopt the Great Spotted Kiwi. The "Great Spotted Kiwi" is native to New Zealand which means that it is normally found in New Zealand. 

About the "Great Spotted Kiwi":
What kind of animal is this? The Great spotted kiwi is a flightless brown kiwi.

What do they eat? The Great spotted kiwi eat mostly small invertebrates, especially earthworms and larvae of beetles and cicadas; they also eat centipedes, spiders, beetles, weta, snails and freshwater crayfish. Some small fallen fruit and leaves are eaten.

Where are they normally found? They are normally found in the northern- western all the way up to the Southern Island. They life to live in forested areas, scrub lands and grass lands.  They usually sleep in burrows, hollow logs or under dense vegetation.

How big can it grow?A kiwi is about the size of a chicken. There are five species. The largest is the northern brown kiwi, which grows up to 20 to 25 inches (50 to 65 centimeters) and weighs 3.2 to 11 lbs. (1.4 to 5 kilograms). The smallest is the little spotted kiwi. It grows up to 14 to 18 inches (35 to 45 cm) and weighs 4.3 lbs. (0.8 to 1.9 kg). 

Does it have any other names? The other names that are used for this kiwi is Rora or Roroa.
Population: There are about 15,000 of them, with about 55% in Northwest Nelson, 30% in Paparoa range and 15% in the Southern Alps. 

So thats some facts about the Great spotted kiwi. So in the comment section below tell me what kind of native or non - native animal will you adopt.