Monday, 31 August 2015

Saturday's Car Wash

Saturday's Car Wash

Saturday’s Car Wash.

On Saturday 22nd August 2015, some year 7 and 8 students and other students came to Glenbrae to help wash cars and fundraise money for our school camp. I woke up at 6:44am and had a shower, when I was dressed I told my parents and brothers to hurry because the car wash started at 8:00am and it was past 7:30am. I was watching Hotel Transylvania and it was 8:05am then my dad drove the van to the front. It took us 30 minutes to drive to school, but we stopped at the shops to buy a tray of drinks.

When we got to school and entered the school parking, Mr Nath was told us to park near the school pool. The kids waited for us to hop out of the van, before they started washing, I joined in with them and got wet. Only 4 students were allowed at one vehicle but 7 students were washing our van, I joined in with them. Then Mrs Tofa called all the students including me and told us that only 4 students were allowed a 1 vehicle.

We had a lot of vans and cars to wash and we only had 3 construction vehicles. Some of the students had to leave because they were busy. Other students came and helped us out when they finished their rugby games. Miss Tuia, our Kiwican teacher and Mr Nath, one of our staff offered the us a sausage sizzle each.

When it was nearly time for us to end our car wash, we waited for Mrs Tofa our coordinator to calculate the amount of money we raised while we started packing up the equipments. We raised $910.00 altogether. Most of the money was from the car wash. Parents came to pick their kids up when the other kids walked home, my dad picked me, my mum and my brothers. We were all exhausted and glad that it was over.

English settlers and their migration to New Zealand

English settlers and their migration to New Zealand

People who migrated from England were guaranteed a life of wealth in New Zealand
Agree, because New Zealand was  country that was only owned by Maori tribes, so the Pakehas migrated to New Zealand so that they can get a better life and have more land.
In England there were diseases that were spreading, and that’s why the Pakehas wanted to migrate to New Zealand, because there were no diseases.

Maori welcomed settlers from England with offers of land for rent
Agree, because the Maori people wanted to trade land for little things that were important to them like a blanket or a musket. They were willing to sell their land for civilization and equality.
These things were important to the Maori because they have never used any of these gears or weapons. Muskets and blankets were like 100 pieces of gold to the Maoris that’s why they traded land for such little things

English settlers worked together with French settlers to help Maori with health issues
Agree, because if the Europeans and French settlers didn’t help the Maoris with their health issues, then the diseases that came from their country would pass throughout New Zealand and a lot of people could’ve been very ill and die.

Missionaries were liaising between Maori and settlers
Agree, because they switched each cultures, like they switched Maori into English and English into Maori

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Triangles Maths Group

Marilyn needs to fertilise her front lawn. It measures 20 metres by 35 metres. Each bag of the fertiliser that she plans to use covers approximately 200m2. How many bags should she buy?

Remember: length X width

20 x 35 = 700m2
20 x 30 = 600
20 x 5 = 100
600 + 100 = 700m2
Each bag  has 200m2.
200 x 3 = 600m2, and half of 200 is 100.
So Marilyn needs 3 and 1/2 bags of fertiliser.

Friday, 7 August 2015

A New Song in the Land Quiz.

Today I made a quiz about A New Song in the Land. Please  try it out and I hope you enjoy it.
Just make sure you login in before playing and then logout when you finish.

A New Song in the Land