Sunday, 27 November 2016

Moari Prep

Description: Troy came up with a whakatuoki. It says Ehara taku toa, he takitaha, he toa Taki tini witch means success is no individual thing, it's by the effort of a team. Here's  photo of team success:

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


  • Athletics Reflection:

    • What was the most enjoyable part of athletics for you? Why? Discus because it was really fun and chalangeing for me. But I was real weak.

    • What are you really proud of? Why? The running because I did not walk once and I normally walk.

    • What was the most challenging part? Why? The running because I am not good at running.

    • Where to now? What are your goals for next time? Why do you want to focus on this? My goal for next time is to actually prepare for athletics before. I chose this goal because I need to practice because I was unfit and weak.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Maths Inquiry

Description: For maths we have been with James. We have been doing an inquiry into rhino and elephant poaching and the price of Ivory. It cost 1500 dollars for a pound of Ivory.  We have two docs, one for elephant poaching and one for rhino poaching. Have a look down below.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Moari PrEP Movie

Description: On Monday afternoons we have been making a Moari market day video. I made mine on puppet pals 2. I think all the Pronancuations are correct, but if i did a bad pronaucation please leave a comment.

Book Buddies

Description: on Tuesday's and Thursday's we have been doing book buddies. Book buddies is where you have a buddy. Pick a book, and read it and discuss it. Last time we did a 25 minute long debate. It is really fun and the book me and carter are doing is true grit by bear Grylls.


Description: On Mondays and Friday's we have been doing PrEP. PrEP is our preparation for market day. we made rubber band guns that shoot loom bands. It was on last Friday and our guns sold out within 10 minutes. For us it was a mighty sucsess because we thought that the stuff we made wasn't going to sell.

Monday, 7 November 2016


I got my maths result today.
I got stanine 9 but the section I need to work on is number stratiges

Banana Headphones

For the past few weeks we have been writing persuasively in an attempt to get people to buy our fake Headphones. I hope you are persuaded to buy my head phones.  

Come in and buy the awesome banana headphones. Banana head phones are strong. There frame is made from aluminium and plasticine so they won't break. They come in both plates and ear buds. They are fully Blue-toothed and have there own internet modem. 2 year money back Guarantee. PrestonPlayz wears them while gaming. They are so awesome. At the cheep cost of 599.99 they won't last long. Offer only stands till the 31st of November, 2016.While stocks last.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Millou Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 metres above the base of the structure. The cost of construction was approximately €400 million. It was opened in December 2004. Here's an example of the height and a photo I took:

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


Yesterday we went to the pantheon. The pantheon is a great big building that was originally built as a church, however Napoletana decided it should be used as a national building as well.  They decided to do an experiment there as they needed a place of a certain height to meet the requirements of a pendalunium science experiment. The pendalumion science experiment was an experiment to show that the world spun. 

The giant pendulum swings in a straight line back and forth and the earth underneath it rotates. As the earth rotates the big panel underneath that show the time spins but the pendulum just keeps going straight. This proves the earth is the one spinning. When we first saw the pendulum it was swinging over the 12.30 part, and when we came back an hour later the earth had certainly moved as it was swinging over the 1.30 part.
Because we were in Paris it was spinning clockwise, but in NZ it would be spinning anti clockwise.

Thinking about this was mind blowing.
The string was 67 metres long and 1mm thick and the ball weighed 28 kilos.

Underneath the pantheon there was a humongous crypt where there were lots of famous dead people buried there such as Jean Moulin, the leader of the French resistance, Marie Curie, who won two Nobel peace prizes and Jean Braille who created the raised dots for the blind, so named Braille. 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Imperial War Museum

At the imperial war museum front entrance they had a humongous naval gun that was used in the war against the Germans and the shells were bigger than me. When we went inside we saw a giant spitfire, harrier and a flying bomb hanging from the ceiling. This had me very interested and excited to see more. This was one place I had read about and really wanted to see. I heard about in the book grandpa's great escape read by Elly in class this year.  

We first went down to the ground floor and we saw a jeep that had been hit by an Iraqi missile with two journalists inside. The journalists survived. Next we saw a v2 flying rocket and then Connor spotted a tank in the back of the room so we headed over to see that, it was a Sherman tank. Then we decided to head up another level as dad had spotted a motorbike with a sidecar and a machine gun. It was very cool. Then we saw a truck that New Zealanders had used in the desert wars. After that we had a look in the second world war exhibition, it was cool and explained a lot about this war and new Zealand's part in it. There was a big section on world war one which I found really interested. We heard a story about a soldier who popped his head up once and didn't get shot however when he popped his head up again and shot in the head by two different snipers. We then walked through some trenches in the and there was a giant tank over the trenches which was very cool. There were lots of movies to watch and it was really interesting. Me and dad really loved it and for both of us it was our favourite in London.

The museum was huge, there were six stories. On our first visit we stayed 3 hours and then dad and I went back to visit again a few days later for another two hours. I bought a book on Nancy wake who was a NZ born woman who was a French resistance fighter and lived in Marseille and a 150 page tank spotters book about tanks.

                                               Huge naval gun out the front


Jeep that got hit by a missile

New Zealand jeep


Normandy is a Provence in northern France where the allied services launched the largest seaborne invasion in history. On the 6 of June 1944 is when thousands of allied troops spilled onto Normandy beaches trying to drive the Germans out of France. There were five beaches the allies were trying to capture. Omaha and Utah where the ones the Americans were trying to capture. Gold, Juno and Sword were the beaches the rest of the allies were trying to capture. The Normandy sites are spread along 120 km of coastline. I was tasked to find out which places to go to and why. These are the places we are going to go to:

Juno beach because it has a Sherman tank I want to see.
Omaha beach has the American cemetery dad wants to go to because there is 10,000 head stones.
Utah beach has the landing craft they landed in and the Utah Beach Landing Museum, the best museum on D'Day.
Gold beach has the Longues Battery where the Germans were shooting at the allied.
Caen memorial museum is a museum in France..

Tuesday, 12 April 2016


In Roussillon I found a sundial. The first sundials were created in 1500 BC by the ancient Egyptians. The Romans and Greek refined this in 200 BC. It is based on earths movement around the sun. The times are written on the base and the shade shades the correct time. At first I didn't know how it works but I look at the instructions and that made it clearer but now days you could just use your digital watch. Sundials are a bit large to carry round as you can see in the photo.

Friday, 8 April 2016

American Tank

A tank in the middle of the street! I wonder what that's about?! It still lays where it was shelled by the Germans in WWII in the liberation of the Notre Dame de la garde on the 25th of August 1944. It was part of the three armoured American vehicles that took part. It's a hero of freedom here in Marseille. They did not want to be separated from it.

Food in France

Here there is lots of food from France and beyond. Lots of croissants, waffles and baguettes. The croissants tender, the waffles delicious and the baguettes fresh and yum. The super markets are also allowed to sell liquor like rum and whiskey. At markets the are pizza trucks that have massive wood ovens in them. They cook your bit of pizza right in front of you. The dessert numbers in the super markets are over powering. They have four fridges full of desserts. It's crazy, chocolate ones, coffee ones, vanilla ones, caramel ones and even yogurt ones. But one thing that we can't fing is Heinz aioli, they have Heinz tomato sauce but no aioli.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

New Zealand vs Marseille

I made a timeline comparing Marseille history and New Zealand history over the last 2000 years. As you can see by this timeline Marseille is all along it and New Zealand is bunched up at the newer end of the timeline.

Friday, 25 March 2016


So many differences to your life back in NZ! Do you think you would like to live in a big city and catch a range of transport to go places? What would be the advantages/disadvantages I wonder?


I do not think I would like to live in a big city because 

a. there are heaps of slow moving traffic jams
b. if the lift breaks down in your high rise apartment and you live on the top floor you would have to walk up a lot of steps, we live on floor 5 of 8
c. too many people in things like shops so they get sold out of the good things/things on sale really quickly.
d. A lot of car and people noise
e. feels different
f. not much grass and no backyard at our place
g. we are having to walk a lot (a real lot) and carry our groceries home.  It is a lot easier to have a car. 


Some advantages

a. a lot more shops and different types shops

b. lots of things to do and see

c. really good trains, busses and trams

d. big football and rugby games






Today I went to the boulangerie.  It is less than 100 metres from our apartment.  You have to order in French.  You say “je vondrais quart croissants sil vous plait” to get four croissants.  It costs 80 cents per croissant.  Overall it costs €3.20.  Perfect. The croissants are soft and better than they ones in New Zealand.  

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Fort Saint-Jean

The Fort Saint Jean is a military complex that has a lot of history in Marseille. Although the foundations date back to the late 12th century, the fort was built on the site of Saint John of Jerusalem base in the 17th century, when Louis XIV decided to reinforce the city’s defenses. It functioned as a military building for more than three centuries. During the Second World War, it was used by the Germans as military storage and was seriously damaged by an accidental explosion in 1944. We were able to climb one of the towers and walk along the front of the fort. It's about a minutes walk from our apartment and we've already walk in and around it just because we like it so much. 


Friday, 18 March 2016

Hong Kong

On Monday we went to Hong Kong. We used seven different types of travel in one day. First we arrived in the plane to Hong Kong airport. Then we took a taxi from the airport to our hotel, the city garden hotel. Then we met up with Edwin, an old work friend of mums and went on the subway to central station. Then we took the Star ferry from Hong Kong island to Kowloon island. We walked around Kowloon for a bit then we got tired of riding shanks ponies/feet so we went on a double decker bus and a mini bus to a crazy temple. People were setting incense sticks on fire and waving them around. Then onto the subway and under the water between the islands back to fortress hill, by our hotel. 
What a crazy day it was.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Family Tree

Description: In ET Reo we have been making a family tree. Have a look at my good copy it goes back at least to great great grandparents.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

One Word

Description: First we had to choose our one word. I chose balance because I need to spend an even amount of time on things like writing and maths because I hate writing but love maths. We shared our one words though Twitter. Then we decided to do some funky art. Elly took our photo and we pretended to be holding a sign. Then we measured the gap between our fingertips and drew the measurements into our writers notebook. We had to do two practises before we could do the real thing. I did a set of scales and the leaders evenly balanced and regular intervals. Have a look at what I managed to do.

Ff you need to work on colour because it to dark.
Fb I like the word balance because I is not all about work.

Evaluation: I agree with you Angus because it does not really pop and it is really dark.
But I like the scales it shows balance and I like how I can use balance out of school.
I think it will challenge me to spend more time on things I don't like.

Goals for camp

Description: We have set some goals for camp. They are goals that are relevant to our one word. We aim to achieve them during camp. Have a look below to see my goals:

Sunday, 28 February 2016


FDescription: Today me finis, Mike and Telina made a movie on the three different types of listening. Active listening, me two listening and busy listening

Big idea: Active listening is we're your really engaged and interested in what they are saying. Me to listening is where your story is more important the the other persons story and busy listening is when the thing you're do is more important the there story And your hardly listening to there story.

Fb I like how you shared parts for the movie
FF you need to have a louder voice

Evaluation: I think we did well at acting the different listening but we definitely need to speak louder cause I could only just hear us.
I also think that I'm going really well at being an active listener.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016


Description: In the past two week Max and I have been making a movie on the Treaty of Waitangi. We did it to show our understanding about the treaty of Waitangi. I'm at the Waitangi Marae and Max is in the newsroom. to get our information we watched I short Movie and then asked questions. Then we read websites to answer our questions. Max and I used the information we had collected and made a movie. Enjoy

Big idea: I learnt 5 new facts about Waitangi. One of them was that it wasn't a public holiday until the 6th of Febuary 1960 and that the Maori did not really understand the English language when the treaty was sighed.

Feedback/feedforward: maybe you both could speak a little louder but I think it was good because they were clever to use the green screen. Houston

Evaluation: I think we included a range of facts but we are not relational because we have two groups of two that relate so we are briging the gap between multi and relational. Next time I will try to get relational because we came so close this time.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Card Maths

Can you solve my maths question? If you can post the answer in the comments below.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Waitangi Day

RDescription: We watched a video about Waitangi Day. Then we had to think up some open questions about Waitangi. An open question is one that has more than 1 answer or has a long answer. We did not want to do a closed question.



1. Why did the English do the treaty rather than take all of the land? 
Because a war would have cost a lot of lives. English and Maori. 

2. When did the English completely colonise New Zealand?

3. When did Waitangi Day become a public holiday?
6th of Febuary 1960.

4. Why did the English want New Zealand?
Because they started to have to many people and the wanted to expand there horizons. 

5. Why was it made a public holiday?
Because it's important to be FREE.

6. How many chiefs in New Zealand were there at the time when the treaty was signed and who were the key players?
There were 1840 Cheifs in New Zealand at the time the treaty was signed but only approximately 500 Chiefs signed the treaty. James Reddy Clendon, Tamati Waaka Nene, Hone Wiremu Heke Pokai, Reverend Henry Williams, James Busby, Captain William Hobson and Lord Normanby were the key players in the treaty of Waitangi.

Monday, 1 February 2016

One Word

WALT: Set Goals

Description: Today we have been learning to set goals. It had to be one word long. My word is Balance. 
Because I want to spend the same amount of time on things I'm bad at and good at. Eg writing and maths. I spend more time on maths than on writing.