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.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

🏅 First Award For Term 2!! 🏅

On Monday, there was quite a special assembly. This was because it was the first time back to school after the Term 1 holidays ended for 2017.

Over the holidays, there were two very important events. Easter Day and Anzac day. Anzac Day was important to us because we had learnt about the topic and even had our own special ceremony in the multi-purpose room.

Sadly, I couldn't attend the ceremony because I had left early. Anyway, after we sang our national anthem, three special people from specific classes (Rooms 1, 11 and 12) were called up to the front of the audience and received a book and a certificate.

I was one of the students who earned a book and a certificate. The book was called D-Day, which was based on World War Two. After school, I read the first five chapters of the story. It's a really interesting narrative, that involves a lot of complex vocabulary.

I'm looking forward to reading more of the story in my free time and find out what will happen in the conclusion.