Monday, December 16, 2013

My Last Year :'(

This year at Point England School is my final year at this wonderful school. The things that I really love about this school is the high-tech machines that we use. Also, my friends have been a huge influence on me. They have helped me carry on when times were hard.

            For 8 years I have been at this school. Through out the time I have developed skills and have been given huge opportunities. We have gone to heap of places. I will always remember these moments at P.E. My favourite moment this year was the year 8 camp, because it was the only thing we did this year.

Most of my life has been spent at P.E. I am really going to miss the teachers and the students. When I leave to go to Auckland Boys Grammar School, my memories will never fade away. When I’m older I want to visit P.E and tell stories of my life to Mr Burt and the teachers. Striving to succeed is certainly what I am going to do.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Netbook Refelction

 As time has gone by technology has changed . For example, we now use high tech fashioned netbooks and iPads in our class and many of us pretty much have moved on from using pencil and paper.

Using net books and digital technology this year has helped me to learn more. The wifi connection has helped me with my math subject just by using online math websites, like Math Whizz and XtraMath. Both math websites have mainly taken care of that subject for me.

I've learnt from my self in my class about the technical skills we are able to access.Having a netbook makes my dream of being a computer programmer a little bit more easier. It is very easy to run terminal commands known as the shell prompt. I personally find using terminal a whole lot of fun and finding things out about the system really fun.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Year Eight Camp

Year 8 camp was build ups as. I was so excited to go camp, I even got up early to go camp. When I arrived at school I found that everyone was in the hall ready to go. We left for the bus and I choose the one that look the most comfortable. I knew that the ride was gonna take ages so I tried to sleep the whole way.

 As we arrived to camp we were in our groups. My group was called the anonymous my team leader was Tana and our Parent was Timmy Jaylee’s mum. In our group my mains were Tana,Dillon, Marvin,Jaylee,Mary L. I thought that we would have a good chance of winning.

 My highlight of the camp was going to the luge. The Luge was one of the best things i’d ever done. At first I was confident but I didn’t want to crash it would be embarrassing.As I went zooming down the hill I past Max around the first corner, as I was fast aprroaching Melvin I pasthim with ease then I got to Tau he moved to the side to make it easier for me to pass. Kimberley was the last person for me to pass so I hit the “gas pedal” and gased her to the end.

My worst thing was waking up early to go for a run. It was alright but then again we could have gotten sick running around in that weather. But us students were totally grateful for the camp that was organised by Mrs Nua & Camp was cool you gotta admit it, it was way better than staying back at school (:

Nelson Mandela

 Nelson Mandela a name known all around the world. With the tragic death of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost a great leader and a great man.  Many people say that “Nelson Mandela saved South Africa from a civil war” between the blacks and whites. In my eyes he mended the broken together not just in South Africa but all around the world.

  I wasn't alive to his life changing moments but I’ve heard many of his quotes. This quote really gets me “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” My Interpretation of this is that a one educated person can change the face of this world for good.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thrust Investigation

 One day at extension class we did an investigation
about thrust. We taped a straw on top of a ballon
with a line of string going through it. The ballon was blown up too as much as we wanted. When Mrs Telea said go we let go off the ballon and investigated how far it went. After that we made tweaks to see if it would go further then before.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Maths Stratergy

1. The world record for throwing a cellphone in 2012 was 102.68 metres. James attempted to beat the record but only managed to throw 97.89m. How much was he short by?
102.68 - 4.79 = 97.89
102.68 - 2.68 = 100.00
100.00 - 2 = 98
98 - .11 = 97.89
2.68 + 2 + .11 = 4.79

2. Sione uploaded a presentation to his blog but it was too big. In the HTML code he saw that the size was 920  pixels wide by  648 pixels high. He thinks if he reduces it to ¾ of the size it is, it should fit. What dimensions does he need to change in the HTML code?
230 pixels wide
920 divided by 4 =
(92 divided by 4 = 4 x 20 = 80  4 x 3 = 12 4 x 20 + 4 x 3 = 92)
4 x 200 = 800
4 x 30 = 120
4 x 200 + 4 x 30 = 920
230 x 4 = 920

162 pixels high
648 divided by 4 =
(64 divided by 4 = 4 x 10 = 40, 4 x 6 = 24, 4 x 10 + 4 x 6 = 64)
4 x 100 = 400
4 x 60 = 240
4 x 100 + 4 x 60 = 640
4 x 2 = 8
640 + 8 = 648
162 x 4 = 648

3. Tiaki is fixing part of his fence. The pickets he needs are .68m long each. How many metres of timber does he need to cut up 45 pickets?
If the timber comes in 5m lengths only what is the minimum amount of lengths he needs to have enough for 45 pickets?
The timber is $3.55/m. How much will he have spent?

Answer: 30.6
Strategy: 0.68 X ? = 45
0.68 X 10 = 6.8
40 = 27.2
0.68 X 5 = 3.4
27.2 + 3.4 = 30.6

4.  Julia is an artist. She has been painting a huge mural for the town centre. For the main colour she used a 20 litre pail of white mixed with a 10 litre pail of blue. Unfortunately she ran out of paint before she finished the mural. She thinks that she will only need 5 more litres in total to finish. How much blue and white paint does she need to mix up to get the 6 litres of paint she needs that is exactly the same colour she has been using?
(1+2 = 3 , It is a ratio problem.)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Future Aspirations

  Last Thursday there were some special guest who came over to our school to inspire us. There were 5 guests, Mosa Mafileo, Emma Brown, Tristan Pang, Aysha Hohaia and Caine Warren. Mosa Mafileo a 18 year old inspired me the most out of all the five. His job was very interesting, because he was the Junior adviser for Len Brown.

 My one and only goal is to become a Video game programmer. I’d like to work for Infinity Ward to make games like Call of Duty. I want to go to university to study computer science and mathematics. Making a game that people can enjoy and have fun on,is what I want to do for others.