On the first weekend on the holidays, we went to Lake Tarawera. It was a 3 hour drive, but on the way we had a couple of stops to go to the toilet and to eat Subway. We got back into the car, and I fell asleep straight away. My dad woke me up in what felt like 3 minutes, which was actually 2 hours. "Hey, Cam, we are here." I woke up straight away, got all of my stuff, and ran inside the beach-side Bach.
First, I decided to make myself some 2 minute noodles. After that, I ran to my room and got changed into my togs to go for a swim in the lake. I told my sisters and brothers to quickly get changed, in which they did. My Dad decided to come down to go swimming as well, so he came with us. Once we got to the beach, we opened up our private boat garage, and got out our boat that was stored in there. We all helped push the boat into the lake, and eventually, we all got in. My Dad started the engines, and off we went. "Hey, guys, who wants to steer?" My dad asked us. "No! I think ill crash the boat!" Yelled everyone apart from me. "Yeah, i'll do it!" I shouted. "Okay, here!" Said my Dad enthusiastically.
An hour later, we wanted to get out of the water and go back up the the Bach. We went to bed, red a few books, and went to sleep. I woke up the next day, had pancakes for breakfast, put our packaging in the car and drove home.
Sunday, 30 April 2017
In the first week of the holidays my sister and I went to my nana's house. On Wednesday, It was my cousin, Sophie’s birthday so we had a gathering. We had dinner with the whole family and desert. My cousins, Victoria and Aaron stayed for a couple of days before they had to go home. On Friday, My mum came to pick my sister and I up. On saturday we packed for a week in Maraetai. My mum won a holiday home there so that is where we stayed for 1 week. On Monday, our car broke down at night so mum called AA and they came 1 ½ after we called and towed us home. We called mobile Mechanics because they came to us and they had our car for the rest of the week, so we went on a bush walk and to the beach. We were going to go to beachlands to get a ferry so we could go to Auckland City but we couldn't because of our car. The mechanics found six things wrong with the car. We had to be out of the holiday home by 10:00 am but our car had not come so we ended up going home at 1:00pm even though the mechanics said it would be there by 12:00pm
What I did in my Holidays
On the 15th of April I went to my dad’s shop to work, I went in the morning at 6:00am with my dad. When we got there we were setting up the shop and stacked all the fruits and vegetables on the shelves. I was at the counter waiting for people to pay for their fruits and vegetables, my working partner was with me too. My working partner was Fijian and her name was Shitel. My dad was the boss of the fruit and Vegetable shop, my grandpa and my uncle was working for my dad. It was fun working at my dad’s shop, and I earned 50 dollars for working there.
On the 17th of April my whole family was going to the museum with my grandmother that just came from China (which is my mum’s mum). We were going there for the Easter hunt, once we got there I saw a lot of old things from the olden days. I saw a fake cannons there, cannons were used in the war. There was also a room filled with old Chinese things, I saw what they use to sew in the olden days, old cup, old plates and more. Also on that night it was my grandma’s birthday (my dad’s mum), we went to a Chinese restaurant to have dinner. All my uncles on my dad’s side were there with my cousins. We sang happy birthday to my grandma and had a lot of food for dinner, for example fish, chicken, duck and lots more.
On the 30th of April I went to the movies with my sisters, brother and my dad, we watched the Lost Village. After that we went to Pascoes and we bought my mum two things for mothers day. One was a necklace that Vicky, Kathy and Lucas brought with their own money, and I brought my mum a ring with my own money. I was also planning on making a happy mother’s day cake for my mum. Here are some photos.By Nat
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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.
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Thursday, 6 April 2017
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
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.
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.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
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.
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.
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 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.
Sunday, 2 April 2017
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
These are the three items that I made under the expert tutoring 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