Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Persuasive Advertisements

This term in writing we have been learning how to use powerful vocabulary to convince an audience to buy our products. We had to make a prototype of our product and a poster to advertise all of it's features, price, where to purchase and how it could make our life easier.

We hope you enjoy watching these!

Room 5




Thursday, 6 April 2017


Anzac Day

Anzac Day occurs on the 25th of April each year. It
commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours all of those servicemen and women that survived.
The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand, Australian and Canadian soldiers – the Anzacs – in Gallipoli in 1915. The aim was to capture Gallipoli which was still held by the Turkish. 8,500 Australians and 2,800 New Zealanders died during this battle.

We recognise this day because it is important to all people to show respect to the men and women that went to war, to fight for our country and our pride. Many people died there, but the battle that they fought we were victorious in. The people that died showed bravery to fight when hearing gun fire and not freak out, they were loyal to our country and we thank them for their bravery.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Anzac day

Anzac Day...

Anzac Day is on the 25th of April, it commemorates all of the New Zealand's men who died in the war and honours returned servicemen and women. ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps. 

The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers (The Anzacs) at Gallipoli surrounded with water in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the fight, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders.
Thousands lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign: 87,000 Turks, 44,000 people from France and the British Empire, including 8500 Australians. To this day, Australia also marks the events of 25 April. Among the dead were 2779 New Zealanders, about a sixth of those who served on Gallipoli. That's a lot of dead people!
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Sewing Term One Day Two - By Emma

Day Two
By Emma

In day two of sewing, we made bags got our phones or sunglasses. It was much easier than before believe it or not but I think it was because we had more practice. Before lunch, everyone had made their bags so after lunch, Mrs Notley decided we were going to make hacky sacks! They were fun to make and to play with. We filled them up with sand and let them sit in the sun for a bit.


Sewing Term One Day One - By Emma

Term One
By Emma

Day One
On day one we learnt how to identify different types of materials. Once we knew which was what and what was which; Mrs Notley taught us how to use the Sewing Machines.
She showed us what to do and what not to do. We Practiced
On a scrap piece of material first.
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Anzac day by Edison

on the 25th of April, Anzac day occurs.Anzac day is to remind us about the courage and the sacrifice the Australian and New Zealand made at war.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Anzac By Rayhaan

What is Anzac
Anzac is on the 25th of April.Anzac is a day that we acknowledge all the men and women that fighted.The New Zealanders teamed up with the Australians and forth  it the Gallipoli in Turkey during World War one.Anzac took place in 1916.So we celebrate by wearing popeyes and eating anzac cookies.

By Rayhaan

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Anzac day is on the 25th of April every single year, on this day we honour all the men and women for participating the wars. Including the New Zealand and Australian who fought against the at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. It has been over 100 years since world war 1, Anzac day was officially declared was in 1916.

For my family we don’t celebrate anything other than Chinese new year or new years day. So for Anzac day our family and Chinese people don’t really celebrate Anzac Day. But for Australians Anzac day is a very important day for them, they celebrate it anyway even though there are not any people part of your family that joined the war.

By Nat

Anzac Day Blog Post

Anzac day takes place on 25 April. It honours our New Zealand soldiers who have returned from war and have died during the war. 25 April was the day that the New Zealand Soldiers and Australian soldiers landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula 1915. I respect and always go to the Anzac Parades. I think that our New Zealand Soldiers need to be paid respect and honour. These people who went to war have died (and some of them have lived) fighting for our country. 2,721 people died (from New Zealand) and 4,852 people were hurt and wounded.

When we go to Anzac Parades, we support the people there. We pay respect to the people who have died for our country and for the people who have come back alive. Lots and lots of people die in wars and the people who come back are very lucky. I have a family member of mine who went to war and came back alive. His name is Uncle Nova. He is not alive now but he still came back alive! The men who had to go through all of the shooting, killing, injuries and hurt people are lucky enough to be alive.

The red Poppy has become a symbol to remember those who died or who still serve and go to war. In many countries, the Poppy is worn around Armistice day (11 November) but in New Zealand it is worn on Anzac Day. The Poppy has been linked with the battlefield deaths since the time of great war. The plant was one of the first to grow and bloom in the mud and soil of Flanders Field…

  • Delilah :)

Monday, 3 April 2017

Anzac Day - By Emma

Anzac Day 

Anzac Day happens on the 25 of April. We celebrate and acknowledge the solders who had fallen to protect our land. Thousands of lives were lost and injured, in that time. Some people wear poppies to celebrate Anzac Day because the war was also on a poppy field.
Others back a cookie called Anzac Cookies because the solders had to eat hard foods in the war.
Anzac is a remembrance of how our land was defended by those brave enough to fight for it. Those who defended our land are the ones we celebrate; parades go on at like 5:00 am to celebrate Anzac. I think it is that early because that is when the solders had to get up for training.

By Emma

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Anzac day

Anzac day is important to my family because we remember the soldiers fought for a country and Anzac day that why Anzac day is important for our family and the whole of NZ, and it’s my mum’s birthday on Anzac day so that is special to. I love Anzac day.  

BY: Jamie Wickes 

Technology:Soft Materials (Sewing Class)

These are the three items that I made under the expert tautology of Mrs. Notley and Mrs. Cantley the items didn't turn out to look like how I expected but even if I failed I'd learn from my mistakes and make it better than before so in conclusion I really enjoyed this class and look forward to taking it next year

Thursday, 30 March 2017


For my technology I did electronics

On the first day we made an circuit out of diodes, next we made a low voltage tester out of a Popsicle stick with copper button,copper strip and a resistor to make it and we also had to do some soldering on it so it would work and it was so cool.

On the next day we made a steady hand game it took as the whole entire day to make it but it was worth it since mine work.

By Tane

Technology - Soft material

Soft material

We made a bag and a t towel and also we made

1.So 1st we had to choose our material
2.we had to measure our material
3.we had to cut our material the size you want
4.Next we did was pinning the corners
5.And then after that sewing your object


Digital Photography

Digital Photography

When we did digital photography with Miss Fothergil we had to take photos and learn how to use pick monkey. When we took photos we had to take them on the sides not just in the middle, it makes the photo more powerful if we take on the sides. Also we had to take photos down on the ground and a photo that is facing downwards. After that we had to put it on pick monkey and crop the photo then add to our slides. The elements of taking a photo is colour, light, line and moment. Here are some photos I took.

By Nat

technology By rayhaan

What I did for technology……….

Iam doing soft materials
The first item we made was a towel and the steps we took was first thing we did was we had to find a piece of material and had to measure it and after we measured it we had to cut it out.We had to iron it and after we had iron it we had to then pin it to the towel and then we had to sew it on and this it what it looks like

I also made a bag the next day and to make that bag I had to get a piece of material and then measure it the after measuring it I went to cut it out and after cutting it out I had to fold the top and then stitch it.We had to then stitch it together then we we turned it out side out and then we added our srip.

Technology, Term 1 2017 By Emma

Day one of technology.
For technology I had sewing with Mrs Notley.
We first were taught how to identify different types of materials. After that she tested us, using the materials.

We made tea towels for the first session. It was harder than I thought to be honest. We had to measure and cut the material, Which was hard at first because the scissors didn’t work very well.

Day two.
In day two we made bags for our phones or sunglasses which was easier than the tea towels, believe it or not. After lunch we made hacky sacks which was easier again.


For Technology I did electronics and it was really fun!!!
What we did for electronics we made a hand made game and we got to use a soldering iron,soldering wire,safety glasses,wires, and a lot more. My favorite thing I did there was I got to know how to use a soldering iron. At the start I did not really know what to do but like kind of in the middle I got used to it.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Technology ( Blog Post ) -Lucan

For technology what me and the group done was 6 assignments that Mrs father girl asked of us. so for the first assignment was the Rule of THIRDS!!. it was taking 3 photos and put a photo in like a corner or in the other corners. ASSIGNMENT 2! was named Zoom,Zoom,Zoom and it was taking photos of something but going closer every time. Assignment 3 was Giraffe,Mouse,Possum and it was taking photos of perspectives like for mouse you would take a photo on the ground looking straight or upwards and giraffe is taking a photo from high looking down at something. and possum was a photo that can see all around or at 1 object. Assignment 4 was named four faces and it was taking photos in different perspectives like a head shot photo or a frame shot,interesting body part and interesting perspective. assignment 5 was about making digital flashcards and i done it with Charlie and Edwardo and me of course :). and it was abc like being respectful and you had to take a photo of. (example) you need to take a photo of someone doing a bad thing and then a good thing. last but not least assignment 6! was a fun activity it was taking photos of the whole ALPHABIT (i couldn't make it smaller) in photos like D for delilah (Done :D)

Technology Term 1 By Brayden

For technology I did sowing so wat I did first was making a tea towel so what I did was cut a sheet of fabric then pinned it 1cm so it would look nice. Then once I did that I ironed the tea towel and the fabric. Next I measured to 7cm from the tea towel. Then finally I pinned the tea towel and the fabric then sewed it with straight stitch.

For the next day we made drawstring bags so what we did was get a 28cm length and 28cm width. After folding it so the drawstring sleeve is showing leave two centimeters then cross stich the hanging sides. After I did that I turned that inside out then thread the drawstring through the sleeve then tieing a knot I had completed it.

Next I made a green drawstring using the previous steps then I helped tidy up. After lunch I made a hackey sack so I cut 15cm by 10cm and I repeated it so I had two looking the same then I sewed it up leaving the top up.. Well I did not so I did everything so I did the two small sides 1 long side and half of a long side stuffed it with sand then sewed it up the packed up


For technology I did electronics and it was really fun because we a hand made game and we use a soldering iron to stick together instead of glue it is stronger. But don’t touch the  soldering iron because is really hot. When we  soldering iron we need safety glasses. Mr fourie gave as a riddle it is  soldering iron down 1 2 3 soldering wire down 1 2 3 soldering wire up 1 2 3 soldering iron back.

By: Jamie Wickes      

Thursday, 23 March 2017

who inspires me

I think my uncle inspires me because he say to follow my dreams  so i do.And he helps me with my drawing  and he helps me with my work so that's why i think my uncle inspires me.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Being water Smart. -By Emma

Why we need to be water smart:

There has been contaminated water going around in Auckland due to all of our storms; the problem is not that we don't have enough water but that too MUCH water has been contaminated. The Problem is that silt has gotten into the dams and due to that all of Auckland needs to save and consume water. If each person uses 20 Liters less a day, this problem will be solved faster.

The Things That Could Happen If We Didn't Save Water:

If we do not start to save water now, We will end up having to boil our water every time we need to use it; This mean we will have to boil water before we drink, before we shower, before we wash our hands, before we brush our teeth; basically instead of turning on the tap we will have to boil it.

Tips On How To Be Water Smart:

  • When you are going to brush your teeth, don’t leave the water running as you brush your teeth
  • Take shorter showers
  • If you have just washed you hands; don’t leave the tap running while you dry them
  • Check for Leakages

Being water Smart By Sofia

Being Water Smart 

Due to the heavy rain that Auckland has had there is not enough water for everyone because some of the water has been infested with silt so everyone needs to lower to two less buckets a day.
Tips And Tricks On The Usage Of Water
1. Cut your shower time by two minutes: Approximate saving = 16 litres
2. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. Approximate saving = 4 litres
3. Only run your dishwasher when it’s full.
4. Only run your washing machine when it’s full.
5. Use the half-flush on your toilet.

What Your Life Will Be Like If You Use Too Much Water
(until the water has been decontaminated)

We would end up having to boil our water each time if you use too much water and who wants to boil water every time you have a shower or brush your teeth.

Being Water Smart? - Delilah

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Are you being water smart?

There has recently been a storm in Auckland and has created dirty water. Watercare dams in Hunua Ranges have been contaminated with silt. This situation we are in is very bad because if we use too much water, we will only have dirty and unhealthy water. Nobody wants that! Here are some ways we can save water and save our water supply

  • Take shorter showers
  • Don’t keep the tap running when brushing your teeth or shaving  (this can save 6 litres of water per minute)
  • When washing your car, go to the car wash instead of doing it yourself

If we waste water, we will have to drink dirty water and dirty water can give you LOTS of bad diseases like…

  • Cholera
  • Amoebiasis
  • Dysentery
  • Hepatitis
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Malaria
  • Polyomavirus Infection
  • Waterborne
  • Guinea worm

By Delilah!

How to save our water. By Scarlet

How Can You Become A Water smart Kiwi.

Today I am going to tell you how to be a water smart kiwi because the fresh water is
Running Out!!! I’d like to ask u how much water do u use in one day.  The water that we use for everything is going to turn into gross swamp looking water but we can stop that from happening, and that's when I come in.

At Home:

  1. When washing the dishes fill the sink up with water instead of washing everything as individuals.
  2. Have a 5 minute Shower ( or less )
  3. Don’t pour water down the drain, pour the rest on your plants.

At School:

  1. Bring a water bottle to school.
  2. Go to the bathroom at home in the morning.
  3. Check the water taps at school ( turn them off if their not being used)

If we do these things we will be able to save our fresh water.

By Scarlet

Being water smart

Being water smart
In around March the 11th there was a big storm that spreaded all around Auckland, but Clevedon was the worst. There was silt in there water and it was even in water that they drank, ( and there was a big flood too ) . You are probably thinking how this all started. Well on the 21st of March that was the most busiest water work days in the week and we all got rid of most of the clean water in Auckland. Before Tuesday the 7th of March they just started saving  Auckland water, and on that day citizens from Auckland drank around 424 Million Liters of water. How we can stop this you may ask? Well I believe that… one > you should always be turning off the tap when you're brushing your teeth at home and then turning it off when  you are done. Two > we should all take shorter showers : Right now showers use 6 to 45 liters of water you use in every one minute. And three > You should always turn off your taps at home because a dripping tap can waste 15 liters of water a day, and 5,500 liters of water a year. ( If you left it on ). If we don’ t start saving our water now we will be at the risk of being thirsty and we will then start getting tired and then we will get to the point where bad things start happening…

For more information visit the water care website at

Being water smart

Being water smart

             This water issue began to start on March 11th 2017

    The problem that caused the whole water issue is that there was a storm that came and the silt polluted the water in Auckland.  The water care people are urged to reduce their household’s by 20 litres a day.

Tips on how to save up more water:

  • Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth – this can save 6 litres of water per minute.
  • Take a shorter shower, a short shower would take you 3 to 5 minutes- Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
  • Only use your washing machine when it is completely full and you can’t squish anything else in.
  • Put on fuller loads using your washing machine, which will mean less of having to do lot’s of little loads.

Are you being water smart?

This year in Auckland, we have a problem that we haven’t had in ages. A huge storm have came to attack Auckland in the 11th of March 2017, that caused the silts have came down to the water that we used from. The Water care have set a target for us that we should be only using 400 million meter a day. But we are using 419 million meter a day. Do you know that if you keep on using a lot of water this we’ll have to boil the water before we use it?

Tips that will help Watercare to get rid of the dirty water.
  1. Only shower for 2 minutes.
  2. Turn off the tap when you are putting soap on
  3. Turn off the tap as soon as you finished washing your hands.
  4. Wash your paint brush in a glass of water

If we don’t save water, we’ll have no clean water in Auckland. Imagine if we only have dirty water left we’ll have to boiled the water before we use it. Dirty water will also affect our health. You might get diseases like campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis.

By Amy

water safe

The problem about our water is?
Rain water polluting our water with silt in auckland and that is not a good thing
What is silt ? silt is fine sand ,clay,other material carried by running water
Solution for this?
We could use less water how?
We could turn off the tap when you brush your teeth
We could have shorter showers
We could turn the taps outside off when we are finished
And what could go wrong if we don’t do these things?
You could get Water-borne diseases
You could get Guinea worm disease
You could get Lead poisoning
You could get Cholera
And more so please take my advice and save water thanks for reading

By: William