Friday, August 30, 2013


My Son is Naughty
Jack and Ray were at the rugby. Ray’s team was winning 
so Jack decided to give Ray a problem to deflate his ego a 
bit. So Jack said “Did you know that today is my three 
sons’ birthday?” “How old are they?” Ray asked taking 
the bite. “I’ll give you a hint. The product of their ages is 
36 and the sum of their ages is 13,” Jack replied. “That’s 
no help,” said Ray. So Jack weakened and gave him 
another clue. “O.K. My youngest son is very naughty.”
“Nothing to it,” exclaimed Ray and he told Jack the 
correct ages of his sons. 
How did Ray figure out the correct answer and what are 
Jack’s sons’ ages?

We made a movie to explain our ANSWER.

Jacks Sons from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Math's in Room 15

Lisia maths problem. from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

The Question: Some octopuses, some fish and a few
mermaids were happily frolicking in a rock
pool. Altogether there were 38 arms, 24 eyes
and 8 tails all swimming in the pool.
How many mermaids were there?


Friday, August 23, 2013


 Does your school have cross country in muddy paddocks full of horses,cows and sorts of other stinky farm animals? Well our school does. Yesterday after lunch time, our school had  cross country. It all happened on the field and also the reserve next to our school. We have been practising for at least the entire term.

Watching all the 8 - 11 year old girl and boys start their races, the year 7 and 8's were encouraging them to go hard and don't give up. Then suddenly, "Year 7 girls Please" shouted Mrs Nua, summoning us to the start line, I then get butterfly's. 

After Mr Burt demonstrates us where we will be running, he turns on the siren and we begin our run. Heavily jogging, I try to weave through all the girls that were bunched up together in front of me. Making my way an open space, I then hear a whole lot of year 7 and 8 boys and girls cheering for us go hard and not stop. 

Seeing the finish line, Laita and I sprint as fast as we could. Coming a tie, we celebrate by having a nice drink of cold water. Even though I didn't come in the top 10, at least I ran, and that is what I am most proud of. Overall, the entire thing was FUN.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Creative Strand Reflection

During the past week, the year 7 and 8's have been working on making movies, painting pictures, and many more other creative creations about 'LOVE'.

First, we got shown a presentation about what little kids think LOVE is. My favourite explanation was about a four year old child whose next door neighbour was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Seeing the man cry, the little boy went over to the gentleman's yard, climbed on to his lap and just sat there. When his Mum asked what he said to the neighbour, the little boy said, "Nothing I just helped him cry."

In my group there were Chloe, Dhara, Ane and Myself. Our idea was to make a movie music video about two children who love food. Our video goes with the song 'THIS IS LOVE' by Mcfly.

Yellow Hat - The things I enjoyed
I enjoyed making a movie with my friends and also filming and editing the movie.

Black Hat - Which things didn’t I like.
I didn't really like the way that some of my team members were slacking off at the end.

Green Hat - What was something interesting about this week.
I found filming and editing very interesting.

White Hat - What did I learn.
This week, I learnt how to put music on a movie and then how to put a movie on Vimeo.

Blue Hat - What can I do better next time.
Next time, I could choose better team members that don't slack off and maybe learn to edit properly.

In the end, my group and I did not quite finish our movie but we sure did have a great time making it.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gavin Bishop Information

Gavin bishop, an author and illustrator of children's books, he did not always work as that, he was once an art teacher at a secondary level for thirty years. For twenty of those thirty years he spent at Linwood High School and for the last ten years, he spent at Christ’s College.

Gavin was born in Invercargill, New zealand. His farther's family were from Dunedin and his mother's family was mainly from the North Island. Gavin's tribal connections are Ngati Mahuta and Ngati Pukeko, Ngati Awa.

As a young boy, Gavin started school at the age of four and a half at Kingston School. At his school there were only 11 pupils in his class. Some days, he was able to ride to school on a huge horse with two other kids. They got on by jumping on the school gate. Gavin also had two pets., a dog named smudge and a cat called Calla Callutsa, which go tgiven to them by thier Greek neighbours.

I am looking forward to this Thursday, because the year 7 & 8 extension group will be meeting Gavin Bishop and three other author's.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

An Awesome Birthday

"Get up, Get up!" I heard my sisters shout as I was still in bed, half-a-sleep. When I was fully a wake, I realized why they were waking me up so early..... IT WAS MY 12TH BIRTHDAY. After I cased out my sisters and got changed, my dad told me that we were going to go to my Uncle's house, I was so excited.

Arriving at my Uncle's house, I got a great big hug from my Aunts. It was a surprise, because I didn't know they knew it was my birthday. Later on, when all the food was ready and everyone stopped talking, my Uncle decided that it was time to bless the food.

My favourite part of that day was all the food we got to eat. I especially enjoyed eating chocolate cake and the new Whittaker's L&P White Chocolate.

Unfortunately, I had a least favourite part. That was when our entire church had a meeting, and my Aunty announced to everyone, that I turned 12 on that day. All because of that, my cousin next to me, started punching me, just cause I didn't tell her.

Even though I didn't get any presents, at least I had the love of my family.... and also a really good feed.