Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Financial Literacy

Today Room 10 had Financial Literacy with Rachael. Finacial Literacy is where people come in and talk to us about how to be good with money. For today's session, we talked about credit and what we use it for. We use credits to buy cars, house, food, furniture, insurance, bills, medical, university, etc. We also talked about people we trust.

Next, 4 volunteers did a skit. Keti and Voni's skit was about lending your friend money and the friend saying that they will pay the lender the next day. Me and Baden's skit was about you lending your best friend your favourite DVD, and the friend returns it back all broken and scratched.

Later on, we had to fill in a little paper before we finished.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Trip to Stardome

On Thursday 12th November 2015, Rooms 7, 8, 9 and 10 students and teachers went on a trip to Stardome. We travelled in 2 buses, rooms 7 and 8 went on one and rooms 9 and 10 went on the other.

Stardome is located in One Tree Hill so we had to travel several kilometres to reach our destination.
Once we reached  Stardome, we had lunch and played for an hour. We played on the Flying Fox and the Octopus Arms. The boys were playing Bull Rush, my friend and I wanted to play, so I asked if the girls can play before we joined in.

An hour went past, we walked inside the foyer and waited for Tim our tour guide to invite us into the Space Room. As we entered the Space Room and sat down, we asked Tim questions about space and astronomy. Tim then talked about the Earth and the Moon, and how far the moon was from Earth. The Moon is 30 times the diameter of the Earth away.

After that, we left the Space Room and wondered about in the foyer, looking at the planets and reading facts about space. As time flowed by Tim called us into the Observatory Room. Inside the room were seats that were lined up. Above us was a dome protruding out of the roof screen. As we settled down in the seats, we watched a movie called Adventures through the Universe. It showed us how the Big Bang created planets and stars. It talked about space and astronomy. It felt weird because to me, it felt like I was in space. When the movie had finished, we learnt about the constellations of stars and planets. We saw all the stars of the planets except for Neptune.

Later on, we left Stardome and travelled back to school. I felt so tired and sleepy after our trip.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Technology: Graphics

Today at Tamaki College the year 7 and 8 students had technology. The year 7's had Sewing and the year 8's had Graphics. 

I was in Graphics. We were still allowed to print our shirts, but we did other activities. We designed juice boxes, but first we had to design 3 and then choose our final one. We designed our juice boxes for the whole session, then we watched some Manaiakalani movies before we left.