Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Practising Our Skipping!

For the last few weeks, Room 12 have been training, to do skipping with each other. To begin the lesson, Mr Reid told us to form rows and columns with Meafou and Isabell in the front facing us.

For warm ups, we skipped ten times forwards and backwards. If we failed in our attempts, then we had to keep going. We then, had to get into our skipping groups. We were not allowed to have all boys and all girls in one team. My team members were Min Zin, Henry and Alexandra.

We are still working on our routine, for the demonstration. There are still a couple of more weeks until the skipping day. After skipping, our energy dropped, because we were skipping for so long.

It was amazing seeing that everyone had worked together in their teams and I am looking forward to the skipping demonstration.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

πŸƒExercising Our Bones!πŸƒ

Every morning, after the first bell rings at school, everyone in the junior and senior blocks get ready to do fitness. For daily fitness, the seniors (rooms 9, 10, 11 and 12) run around the block roughly around ten minutes.

The only times that we don't attend fitness, is on the weekends, on wet days, and if there are important events. The teachers stand at different points.

Mrs Golder = top of the hill

Mr Reid = near the basketball hoop

Miss Misela = near the toilets

Ms Riley = near Room 9

I mostly jog, with Azahar, Timote, Lupe, Mika and Min Zin.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

Today was National Milk Day, for all schools who drink milk in New Zealand. The company who delivers milk to most schools in New Zealand is called 'Fonterra Milk For Schools.' National Milk Day is held every 1st of June.

Our school drinks milk every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are a couple of factories that help Fonterra to deliver milk for students all over New Zealand. The milk is made on farms from around the country.

Fonterra first established somewhere during 2001. Two companies (New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies) merged together to make Fonterra.

We are lucky to be one of the Fonterra schools.

Friday, 26 May 2017

A Fresh New Start To Technicraft!

Wednesday was the beginning of a new session for Technicraft, and that class was Graphics with our new teacher, Mr Pineda.

There were 5 students in Mr Pineda's D.V.C class: me, Alipate, Azahar, Meafou and Teremoana - we had one task. We had to draw our own logos for juice boxes. My design was apple juice. I was sitting next to my friends, Azahar and Pate.

Unfortunately, most Year Seven and Eight students were at a soccer tournament, (which, they placed first with Stonefields). While they were absent, the rest of us split up at Tamaki College, with the Year Sevens at Mrs Tuipulotu's cooking class.

Eventually, the bell rang and we ran out of time. Luckily, the three of us (me, Azahar and Pate) finished, our project. We drew our logos, coloured them in and added little details like shadows and putting in secondary colours. I remember that we did a similar topic last year when I was a Year Seven.

Last year, our theme was lunchboxes. We had to make up our own fast-food restaurant and draw a design on the lunchboxes to match the name of the restaurant.

We still have 13 weeks until Graphics finishes, and then we move on to Mr Grundy's woodwork class. I can't wait for what will happen in Mr Pineda's class during those 13 weeks.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

😒 The Last Ever Cooking Class For 2017 😒

Wednesday was quite odd, because it was the last ever day for cooking at Technicraft and it didn't seem like it. It all started after we disembarked from the bus.

We walked casually to our cooking class and waited for our teacher Mrs Tuipulotu. As we walked in the classroom, we saw the ingredients on the whiteboard. "Blueberry muffins!" Mrs Tuipulotu shouted.

As soon as I read the ingredients, I knew exactly what to do. Well, I think that everyone knew what to do. After we put our food in the oven, we waited for at least 15 minutes, with it burning at 180°. While we remained patiently, Mrs Tuipulotu was on her computer and we were talking to each other.

The timer went off, and we rushed back to our stations. We all took out our trays out cautiously. We then, put the food onto another tray to cool down the muffins. This wasn't the way I expected the last cooking class to go, but it was still lots of fun that day.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

🎀 The New 'Lip Sync Battle' Champions! 🎀

I have never witnessed an assembly so fascinating and exciting as the one I had seen on Monday (08/05/17). There were entertaining dancing, award-winning students and even hosts that were loud and clear. On Monday, the syndicate assembly was spectacular.

Room 12 were the hosts, and Rooms 11, 10 and 9 were the audience as well as their teachers. We had another lip sync battle and this time, Room 11 (The former L.S.B champions) were defending their prestigious title against the other classes.

Here were the contestants:
Room 9 - Jacob and Diego (Options)
Room 10 - Dominic and Peni (Let It Go)
Room 11 - Meafou and Vika (Rolex)
Room 12 - Mika and Lupe (Rolex)

The winners and new Lip Sync Battle Champions were Dominic and Peni from Room 10. Their performance and effort was super entertaining and they should be proud of themselves. The belt was passed to Room 10.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

🍳 The Return Of Technicraft! 🍳

Last week on Wednesday, (The first week of Term 2) we started Technicraft at Tamaki College again. The last time we went to Tech was in Week 9 (Term 1). On the first day back, we made truffles.

The truffles were the easiest and quickest recipe so far. The ingredients were oreos, coconut, condensed milk and chocolate. First we broke the oreos, then put them into a bowl. Then we added some coconut and poured milk on top of the crushed cookies.

After that, we mixed them together and put the bowl into the refrigerator to cool it down. Next, we melted the chocolate in a separate, smaller bowl in the microwave. We then took the two bowls out of the refrigerator and microwave.

Finally, we rolled the truffles into balls, and applied the topping which was the melted chocolate. Lastly, we rolled the truffles into more coconut. I made four chocolate truffles. They tasted sweet and appertising. I enjoyed the first tech of Term 2.