Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Mosaic!

For the past three weeks the talented year 8 students in room 19 have been working on mosaics that represents us, this a snapshot of what my mosaic will look like with actual tiles. The members in my group are Tyler and Tamati.

Thank you to Tamati for editing my writing.

Friday, November 18, 2011

How The Earth Orbits The Sun

This is my slideshow that shows how the earth orbits the sun.

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Mnemonic!

This is a little slideshow which is called a mnemonic, a mnemonic is a memory device that will make you remember something in order. Our topic for term 4 is called 'Outta This World' we a learning things out of our world such as different types of galaxies and planets. Please enjoy our little Mnemonic of the planets beside the Dwarf planets, in order that are in our galaxy.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Silly Sports Day!

Speed walking away with our legs tied together while carrying a tennis ball on a spoon, was me and my classmate Tyler. We zoomed off, determined to beat the other students in our classroom, We finnally beat the others in our heat and we were off to the play offs game, the play offs was a game that will decide which top 2 teams will represent our classroom in the finals against the top 2 teams from each of the 4 classes which are room 19,20,21 and room 22. Unfortunately we came up with an embarrasing defeat by the other teams in our class and we were not representing our classroom.

There were 4 games runned by the teachers from each of the four classrooms. My teacher Mr Hariss hosted the game we just previously played, Ms Tito hosted a game where we had to slingshot different types of balls and had to perfectly land or roll into the hoop. Mrs Lagitupu runned a game with us, which was basically like ball tiggie but you can't run with the ball and tag them.

My favourite team game of the day was runned by room 22's teacher Mrs Nua. We had to go in to 4 even teams. The aim of the game was the first team that could use a sponge by making it contain a heap of water and filling the empty bucket up, but we had to put the sponge side and under until it got to the last person who had to run with the sponge to the front of the line and refill it with water by just putting it in! The winner will be decided on which team filled the empty bucket up the most! My team had a strategy by just passing the sponge side by side so we could squeeze in a heap of water! Our strategy came out on top, We won all of our matches by just using the same strategy!

At the end of the day there were no finals, we were all mad but happy at the sametime because we had a very weird sports day. As I was strolling along the footpalth back to class, I thought to myself, "I can't wait until the next different kinds of silly and unique sport's day we are going to have"

Friday, September 30, 2011

French Conversation

“Hey there madam, I’ve just arrived from the land of the long white clouds New Zealand, and this is my very first time visiting the country with the world’s most beautiful language France of course, Do you know where the Eiffel tower is located?” questioned Peth,
“Oh hey there, it’s located on the Champ de Mars in Paris,” answered Sarah,
“Thank you, replied Pethy, Are there any other fascinating landmarks I could explore in Paris” he asked,
“Oh yes,” there are alot of Landmarks you should visit like The Louve, and the Arc de Triomphe,that’s a famous monument in Paris that honours those who fought for France.” she replied,
“Do you know when the anything about the 2011 french rugby team at the world cup?”
“Oh yes, they are very popular!”
“Who’s there key player?”
“Well, I think all of them are key players, but I think the deadly guy that will kick penalty’s after penalty’s will be the master of kicking Dimitri Yachvili,”
“What’s the colours of their main playing strip,” asked pethy
“It’s the colours Blue and Dark blue,”
“Who is this Napoleon guy, Everybody always talks about him back home,” Sarah exclaimed, “You dont know Napoleon! Napoleon is the most charismatic general in French history, He was the very first Emperor of France, He is very very famous in France.”
“Do you know a special place that honours Napoleon here in France?” asked Pethy,
“Are you going to question me all day?, Of course I know a place, I’ve lived here for over 40 years! It’s just a block away from the Eiffel Tower, you won’t miss it!”
“Thank you very much for answering my questions, I will certainly visit all of the landmarks and take souvenirs back home.”

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Countries That Did Not Qualify!

This task was about countries that did not qualify for the Rugby World Cup. We got to research some countries that the I.R.B did not recognised.

This is Colombia’s national Flag.

Colombia's Capital City is Bogota.

The population of Colombia is estimated to the number of 45,659,709 people.

Colombia is part of the south american continent.

The most popular sport that Colombia plays is soccer.

This is the national flag of Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea Capital City is Port Moresby.

The population of Papua New Guinea is estimated to the number of 6,732,159 people.

Sport is an important part of the national culture. Rugby League is the most popular Sport in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea is located East and South-east of asia.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Where The Heck Is Mt Albert"

Mount Albert is a volcanic peak and is a suburb area in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. Its postcode is 1025. This suburb is southwest just near the city centre, and is surrounded by 5 other suburbs of Owairaka, Sandringham, Morningside,Point Chevalier and Waterview. Unitec New Zealand (an institute of technology) is near the northern end of the suburb.

The peak, in parkland at the southern end of the suburb, is 135 metres in height, and is one of the many extinct cones which dot the city of Auckland, all of which are part of the Auckland Volcanic Field. It is one of Auckland's older cones, having been created some 50,000-60,000 years ago. It was the site of a , and was known as Owairaka. Extensive quarrying has reduced the height of the scoria cone by about 15 m and significantly altered its shape, but a few remnants of Maori earthworks like terracing, are still visible.
Mount Albert Grammar School "(M.A.G.S)" is a co-educational secondary school in Central Auckland. It teaches from year 9 to year 13. Mount Albert Grammar is one of the largest secondary schools in the country. It is also one of the most multi-cultural schools in New Zealand having over 60 different ethnic groups.

The 1st XV Rugby team has played since 1922 when it joined the Auckland Secondary Schools Rugby competition, winning the Championship in 1924 and 1925 . Since then it has won 19 times, the latest being 2010, winning back to back titles. It was also the New Zealand Champions in 1938, 1982 and 2010. In addition, the 1st XV has finished runners-up on numerous occasions, the most recent being runners-up to Gisborne Boys' High School in 2007.

Located near the Mount Albert shops on New North Road is Ferndale House. This wooden Gothic house was the home of the Garlick family who bequeathed it to the City. It is currently a community centre. The family firm Tonson Garlick manufactured furniture.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Albert,_New_Zealand accessed 02/08/11

"Keep Your Eye On The Ball"

We are using the nations of the 2011 Rugby World Cup as our inquiry path.

For this unit we are in one of four teams:
Brumbies, Force, Rebels, Stormers.

My team is the Stormers!

There will be a number of tasks for us to navigate to achieve our goal of an excellent result in this unit. There are a mixture of individual and team tasks to be completed. The main task that will show our learning in this unit will be a Hyperstudio presentation about one of the countries in the World Cup competition.

My prediction on who's going to win the world cup is , The All Blacks. I think they have all that there is needed in rugby which is speed, power, aggressiveness and smart.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The word team stands for Together, Everyone, Achieves, More. When you manipulate the word work with team it transforms into teamwork.

Teamwork is when you do something collaboratively as 1 unit.

Friday, July 15, 2011

For the last few weeks Room 19 have been working on some designs and prototypes. First up we tried to identify some needs out in the street. Like for an example, what type of models that could try to influence students from walking around and eating to sitting down while they are eating.

Next we did some research on some modern designed models that captures other peoples eyes and stands out. I carefully chose a design that would observe other students.

My design I chose to create a prototype was a modern day couch. I used only three materials to create this prototype which was Cardboard, Tape and Newspaper. I painted the back pure white.

To be continued................

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

If I were an Astronaut.................

If I were an Astronaut
I will try to become the first NZ’r to ever set foot upon the moon,

If I were an Astronaut
I will have a great time floating around space,

If I were an Astronaut
I will fly on a spaceship around our Solar System,

If I were an Astronaut
I will be in space experiencing different types of Asteroids,

If I were an Astronaut
I will bring back rocks from the moon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Steve Jobs and The apple computer!

Steve Jobs invented the Personal Apple Computer to the solution of people not having their own personal computer at their own living room . He was the Co-Founder & CEO of Apple Computer and also Co-Founder & CEO, Pixar.

Steve Jobs was born February 24, 1955, Steve Graduated from Homestead High School, Los Altos, Calif. in 1972
Going to work for Atari after leaving Reed College, Jobs renewed his friendship with Steve Wozniak. The two designed computer games for Atari and a telephone "blue box", getting much of their impetus from the Homebrew Computer Club. Jobs was not interested in creating electronics and was nowhere near as good an engineer as Wozniak. Although he was not really interested in creating electronics, his business sense for the marketability of these products was the turning point. He asked his engineering friend Wozniak to help him build a personal computer.

1974: Video game designer for Atari; worked there several months; used savings to travel to India; returned to California and spent a brief time on a communal farm.
1975: Attended meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, Calif., attended by friend and engineering genius, Stephen Wozniak; they joined forces and built a marketable table-top computer in Jobs' parents' garage; co-founded Apple Computer Inc.
1976: Introduced Apple I computer for $666; first single-board computer with on board Read Only Memory (ROM) that told the machine how to load programs from an external source and had a video interface.
1977: Introduced Apple II; first mass-marketed personal computer; had a plastic case and included color graphics; Jobs encouraged programmers to create applications for the Apple II; this resulted in 16,000 programs from games to farm budgets; former Intel marketing manager Mike Markkula became Apple chairman and secured venture capital of $600,000.
1979: Development of a computer named Lisa, which would redefine personal computing; Jobs removed as project manager; he began working on the Macintosh personal computer.
1980: Initial public offering of Apple; market value of company rose to $1.2 billion; Apple III introduced with eight applications, including text and graphics; initial problems forced a recall; once fixed, it became popular with professional customers; situation created a management shakeup; Markkula became president, Jobs became chairman.
1981: Stephen Wozniak took leave of absence after being injured in a private plane crash; IBM sold its first personal computer, four years after Apple II; Apple's sales continued to rise
1983: Public debut of Lisa, a powerful, more intuitive computer controlled by hand-held mouse; designed for computer illiterate; smaller, less expensive version called Macintosh also introduced; Jobs recruited former Pepsi Co President John Sculley as new Apple president and CEO.
1985: Jobs essentially ousted from Apple in a boardroom coup after a power struggle with Sculley; resigned with $150 million but personally hurt; formed NeXT Software to develop computer hardware and software; Microsoft sold its first Windows 1.0 operating system
1986: Bought Pixar computer animation studios from George Lucas for less than $10 million 1989: NeXT produced a powerful but expensive computer, which was rejected by the arketplace; Pixar won an Academy Award for computer-animated film "Tin Toy"
1993: Still unprofitable NeXT ended hardware division to focus on software for programmers and building Internet sites; Sculley resigned as CEO of Apple
1995: Walt Disney Pictures released Pixar's first feature film, "Toy Story," first animated feature created entirely on computer; was highest domestic grossing film that year
1996: Jobs contacted Apple; Apple acquired NeXT; Jobs returned as non-salaried adviser to chairman Gilbert F. Amelio
1997: Apple's revenues dropped significantly; Jobs negotiated deal with longtime competitor Bill Gates of Microsoft; Apple made deal to include Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser on Macintosh operating system; Microsoft agreed to invest $150 million of non-voting Apple stock and to develop Mac versions of popular Microsoft Office software; Amelio ousted by Apple board; Jobs offered CEO and chairman position, and he agreed to serve on an interim basis
1998: Apple Computer rebounded with three profitable quarters in a row.

Steve Jobs was kindly offered the National Technology Medal from President Reagan in 1985, before founding NeXT. he was then awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 1987, and was finally awarded with the Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. magazine in 1989.

Steve Jobs has made apple computers a world-selling sensation. Apple computers allows to surf the net and use different kinds of software applications. Steve Jobs has made his Company bigger, better and faster!

http://www.theapplemuseum.com/index.php?id=49 (accessed 22/06/11)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs (accessed 16/06/11)
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/17/from_one_medical_leave_to_another_steve_jobs_steers_apples_most_successful_era_ever.html (accessed 17/06/11)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Innovative Cars

The past has changed and the future has arrived! Modern cars have changed over the past century, from an old, three-wheel car, into a flash four- wheel car.

The first petrol engine car to ever have been driven on land was driven by Karl Benz. (Karl Friedrich Benz, engine designer and car engineer.)

Henry Ford, the person who started the Ford Motor Company, had an idea of creating an assembly line. An assembly line is a way of creating new products, a safe and quick way of making products. Using this assembly line the Ford Motor Company has been successful by innovating in motor vehichles to be sold all around the world.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Highlights, Lowlights and What I'm Looking Forward to!

One of my highlights from last term was becoming a prefect, it was a privilege becoming one of 8 outstanding role models of this school. One of my favourite parts of being a prefect highlights of last term, was getting to greet visitors to our school and also thank special people.

One of my low lights from last term was coming 7th in our Auckland Softball Tournament. We were struggling having to play the top softball players in Auckland, so that tournament was like another nightmare.

What I’m looking forward to do this term is my rugby, I have been training for weeks now and started focusing on more skills of becoming a better, stronger and a faster player. I am very hyped for the Walter Dickson trials and the Bill Mclaren trials. I really hope I make it in to one these two Auckland rep teams.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Animation!

This is my very first animation for this year,
I have used three different applications to create
this very small movie. Which was Hyperstudio,
Imovie 08 and for creating my awesome music was I
used Garageband!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Every school morning during literacy, We basically learn about different kinds of Nouns, Pro-nouns, Verbs, Adverbs and Adjectives. An example for an adverb would be, it will always usually end with a -ly and it describes where, when and how it's taking place.
Five different adverbs that describe this photo are:
1. Aggressively.
2. Anxiously.
3. Quickly.
4. Accurately.
5. Angrily.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Post To My My Mum In Aussie

Dear Mum and Dad in Aussie,

I’m typing this post to let you know how I’m doing here inside school and outside school.

Camp was amazing, My favourite camp activity was Kayaking with Mr Burt. It was spectacular getting to drive Mr Molloy’s speed boat, and getting to kayak on the two-seater canoes which was called the ‘The Malibu Two.’

My group ‘THE RESPECTABLZ’ were the '2011 CAMP TAKE CHARGE CONCERT WINNERS’ we received 300 points and got awarded chocolates and a mixture of goodies.

That’s all I have to say from now on, I will keep giving you updates and highlights of how I’m working outside and inside of school.

Thank you for your time,

Yours sincerely Feki Taukafa.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Thoughts Before Camp

next week is going to be three days full of fun and excitement!
YEAR 7/8 have been dieing to know what group they were in! I felt ecstatic becoming a camp leader for my third year running.
My group is called the 'RESPECTABLES'. I have no doubt that we are going to be the 2011 'Camp Take Charge' winners, that's if we receive the most points!
We are going to have a great time at camp having back 'Rock Up', swimming at Swimarama and finally having a heap of fun playing indigenous games with Mr Harris and play hard thinking games with Mr Barks.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Waitangi Day Outing!!

It was a hot and steamy Waitangi afternoon, It was Bob Marley’s birthday. My cousin, My aunt and I were cruising on a 20min drive to Okahu Bay. Their was an annual “Waitangi Day Summer Festival”. My favourite two reggae bands Katchafire and 1814 were both performing at the festival, I felt ecstatic! getting to meet them sing live!

As I arrived, I was buzzing out with excitement listening to 1814 sing their hit song “My Dear Friend”. My cousin and I zoomed off to buy a heap of “Tribal Roots” clothes, My favourite two words.We headed straight towards the magnificent huge stage. The huge roaring crowd, danced and sang along with Katchafire singing Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ single “Three Little Birds”.

We had fun playing arcade games, Hitting each other with plastic hammers and enjoyed experiencing our first ever Waitangi day outing!!.

We cruised our way to the famous Mission Bay and had Great Tongs, and headed our way back home. So I thought to myself, I can’t wait to go back next year!!