Friday, 7 September 2018

The Dark side of Chocolate

In Social Studies I and my class were watching a documentary about The Dark Side of Chocolate. The documentary is about a Journalist whom investigates child trafficking in the Ivory Coast and show how it fuels the worldwide chocolate industry. Throughout the video, we got to learn more about how cocoa beans were produced or made. It was really sad getting to know that children were being manipulated to work for there company.

The issue going on in the documentary was that people were abducting children out of there homes or down the street. These so-called people were a part of child trafficking. The whole child labour or child trafficking were located across Africa in Ivory coast. This is affecting the children because they are being taken away from there homes. This is also affecting the local communities because now they feel like they are being trapped in a world where people around Africa are abducting kids out of nowhere.

Why is this happening? I personally think that this whole child trafficking is happening because many business companies are taking kids to make them work for them to get more money/profits. The different perspectives on this issue are that the investigators want to find out why this has to happen in a particular place and that they are wanting to find out why child trafficking still exist. The investigators found this 1 man that saved 150 children that were being abducted by people who were wanting to take them. He saved about 40 - 90 boys aged 11 - 17 and about 37 girls aged 13 - 15.  My opinion on this issue is that they don't have the right to be forced as slaves. Children's rights are being taken away.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Careers Event 2018

Wednesday, August the 29th 2018 was the Careers Expo day for all Yr 10's. The whole event was for the yr 10's to choose their subjects for NCEA L1 once were Yr 11's. Apparently, I didn't end up going to the Careers Expo event because my dad thought it would only be information or heads up for next year. Since I didn't make it to the event, I was sure enough that I have already made up my mind of which subject is best for me to work on for NCEA level 1. 

First off in the future I would want to become a guidance counsellor because I want to maintain a level head and put children's confidence in their abilities in a genuine interest in providing some support. I also want to be a Counsellor because I want to help children be confident in there life and to not always be afraid to communicate with people. So my first subject that I will be taking is Health and my second subject will be Social Studies. 

I think that these 2 subjects will help me receive many things in the future because of what I want to be. Not sure whether I will become a guidance counsellor but I am happy with the subjects that I decided to choose for yr 11. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Will Smiths Well - being

Describe what is happening in the video with links to Will Smith’s well-being. You may embed the video clip or a picture to aid your writing.

Physical: The part where Uncle Phil gave Season tickets to the clippers to Will belongs to Physical education because they were using there ability to move around. As Uncle Phil gave the tickets Will was feeling really excited and that's what made him all cheerful and excited.

Social: The Scene where Will confessed to uncle Phil that he didn't deserve the tickets relates to Social because he needed to tell the truth on what really happened he wanted to be truthful. This relates to social because he was keeping a big secret away from Carlton's parents (Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv.)

Mental/Emotional: As Will was explaining on what really happened he was really emotional. He showed his feelings to his Uncle, Aunt and his cousins because of how bad he felt for Carlton. This relates to Mental Emotional because Will is sharing his emotions by apologizing to his Aunt, Uncle and Cousins

Spiritual: The part where Will said that the pills were from his locker stays in Spiritual because it shows how he was standing up for himself and how it was his sense of belonging. This also relates to Spiritual because Will was being emotional on how and why he had the pills

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Chocolate muffins

Today in Food technology, me and my class made yummy and delicious Chocolate Muffins. As always my cooking partner was Ashley. Today in cooking class I found that while making chocolate muffins it was very easy because the past few days we were practising making Muffins. While making our muffins I enjoyed it because it looked very yumm. Me and my partner managed to finish our cooking very fast because we knew the steps on how to make chocolate muffins. I enjoyed the taste of my chocolate muffins and next time when we have the chance to make more chocolate muffins I hope that we do better and that we will follow the instructions. Here are the photos of our chocolate muffins, please leave a comment and enjoy.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Macaroni Salad

On our 3rd week of school we made delicious and tasty Multi Coloured Muffins, my partner was Ashley and we made red cupcakes. We added all of our ingredients and cooked the cupcakes. As we saw our cupcakes rise in the oven we were excited to taste our recipe. As we put the cupcake in our mouths it was very tasty and moist. What I liked about the cupcakes was that it was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside here is the picture for you to enjoy.

On the next week we made Peach Cobbler, it was not my favorite but it tasted good. What I liked about it was the peaches decoration at the top of the cobbler. What I also liked about it was the whipped cream that it was surrounded around the Peach cobbler and that what made it tasty and moist.  
Yesterday, Tuesday on the 6th of March, me and my class had the opportunity to cook Macaroni Salad,, at first I thought that it wouldn't taste good, but as I was cooking the Macaroni and mixing in all the ingredients, I could smell the nice onions mixed with the chunk of meat. The macaroni salad was really tasty, and delicious, my favourite part of all was the chunk of meat. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Social Studies Goals for 2018

                                                        SOCIAL STUDIES GOAL
Social Studies Goals This year in Social studies one of my main goals for this year is to always strive for improvements. This means that I have to do well in all subjects. I have to sit next to the people who will help me concentrate on my work, What I also need to do to strive for improvements is that once I finish my work I should always go back and check if I have any mistakes and fix it then I get to post it onto my blog and show everyone what i have been learning about in class.

- Always stay on task
- To not distract others from there learning
- Always come early to class and to not miss a lesson
- Sit next to the right people who can help me and not distract me
- Stay focused
- Listen to what the teacher has given us to do

- Adding more details and information for the teacher to understand where the story is coming from
- Always listen to the teacher so that I can finish my work quickly
- Be engaged in my work

- To get a better grade
- Get a grade that will be higher that achieve or maybe merit.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

School is just around the corner

School will be starting next week Wednesday. I cannot wait for school, I can't wait to reunite with my friends and teachers. I also can't wait to tell my teacher that I have been blogging for the past summer. So far the holidays has been going great. Usually on week days me and my family just relax and do some cleaning in the house, and in the Weekends me and my family go to our grandparents house to check on them and during the weekends we also go to church.Living at home is relaxing and all, but boredom hits quickly. Now I get to be surrounded by fun and excitement 24/7. There will always be someone to talk to, hang out with and to study with too.

I know that many of you that's reading my post are thinking that this crazy girl is thinking of school way too early. Maybe I am, and maybe I'm not. I am really excited to go to school to get my brain working, to meet my friends, especially when it's been 5 - 6 weeks off of school. I also can't wait to go to school because I want to improve in my learning and to achieve and accomplish my goal for 2018. Just before when school starts, I want to make sure that everything is organized such as my school shoes, my school bag, school uniform, lunchbox and of course my chrome book or writing book. 

While writing this blog post, I have the biggest smile on face, as you all know why "BECAUSE I CAN'T WAIT FOR SCHOOL" :)   Well I am finish for the night, I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your holidays. Rest well and comment down below if you are excited for school. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Thank you Summer Learning Journey

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Thank you Summer Learning Journey Crew for your help. Thank you for giving us student the opportunity to blog in the holidays. I hope you guys can see this blog, I am really willing to be in the top 3 for Summer Learning Journey, there is nothing more that I can say but Thank you very much. 


Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 2

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 2

Let’s imagine that you’ve just learned to drive, and your family has decided to buy you a brand new car. You are allowed to choose from any of the following designs:

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On your blog please tell us which of the three cars you would choose and why.

The car that I would choose will have to be the black one, because the other too cars looks like its complicated to drive and to control the car but the black one looks like a normal car and looks easy to drive on and can also be a family car.

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 1

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 1

It may be hard to imagine, but one day you will graduate from high school and it will be time to decide what to do next. You may want to study at university, become an apprentice, go to training college, travel, or start working. There are so many options!

Take a minute to think about your future. What would you like to do when you finish school? Would you like to work in a specific job? Would you like to study at university? What would you study? Maybe you’d even like to move overseas. Share your thoughts and ideas on your blog site. There are no wrong answers!

In the future I want to study to be a guidance counsellor. But first when I want to be one I want to go to university and finish up my studies so that I can move on and become what I want to be. I am only 14 years old and I am already thinking on what i should do when I finish or retire from becoming a Counsellor, I don't know weather I will become one or even go to university but I do know that I will try my best and there will be no one who stops me from reaching my dream.

Summer learning Journey Bonus Points

Summer learning Journey Bonus Points

A number of New Zealand (NZ) singers and songwriters have recently burst onto the music scene, becoming popular both in NZ and overseas. One of these artists, Lorde, is gaining a lot of recognition for her unique style and songwriting ability. People all over the world seem to really like the lyrics (words) that she writes in her songs.

Think of your favourite song. Share the name of the song, the name of the person who wrote the song and the lyrics from the song on your blog. You must type the lyrics not cut and paste them in order to earn full points for the activity.

Here is my Favourite song

Inspiration by Fiji

verse one:
So many years gone by
I don't seem to know the reason why baby,
The most important thing in life
is for me to never make you cry baby I,
I've been disappointing you in every single way
And i'm really trying the best that I can
Sometimes it's hard for a man to admit it
When he's wrong, his own pride is the reason for his downfall

You are my Inspiration
The only reason why i'm still standing here today
You are my Inspiration
I will never leave your side
Til the day I die (ooh baby)

verse two:
You know your wish is my command
And it's hard to change me I really understand baby,
Responsibility's at hand and it really calls for a man to be a man baby I,
I have been a fool too long
And I really need to stop making excuses and sad songs
And face the music that's been playing to the beat of my heart for so long
baby i could never imagine me being with just one person for all this time
So I gotta tip my hat on to the one and only true love of my life

You are my inspiration
the only reason why i'm still standing here today
You are my inspiration
I will never leave you side
Til the day i die
If i didn't let you know i gotta let you know.
You are my inspiration
the only reason why i'm still standing here today
You are my inspiration
I will never leave your side
Til the day I die (Til the day I die)
You are my inspiration
the only reason why i'm still standing here today
You are my inspiration
I will never leave your side
Til the day I die.


Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 2

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 2

Activity 2: Country Calendar
Did you know that the longest running television show in New Zealand history is a programme called ‘Country Calendar’? It started on 6 March 1966 and has been running ever since. The programme includes stories of everyday New Zealanders, many of whom are farmers.

Watch this short clip from Country Calendar. What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.

I would love to be a farmer so I can feed different animals, and we can also harvest many things like corn, cabbage, carrots and many different other vegetables. But one of the challenging things in being a farmer is that you have to always keep an eye out on your animals and also planting. other challenging thing in becoming a farmer is that you have to work everyday and always feed your animals and to clean up there mess.

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 1

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 1

In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?

What is the movie about? It is about a teenager names Moana, who sails out on a daring mission to save her people and island. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her to become a master wayfinder. both Moana and Maui sail across the open ocean to find the heart of Tefiti and restore it back.

My favorite part of the movie is when Grandma Tala, sadly passed but is now a Stingray. What I also like about the movie are the songs, My favorite songs from Moana are, We know the way, I am Moana and Your Welcome

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Summer Learning Journey Bonus Points

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Points

Some people prefer Modern Learning Environments while others aren’t so sure. Take a look at the pictures above. The one on the left is a photograph of a traditional classroom, and the picture on the right is of a Modern Learning Environment.

Imagine that you are a teacher, and design your own classroom. What would it look like? What furniture would you have? I would love to have some beanbags for reading on.

Draw a floorplan of your classroom (either in Google Draw or on paper) and upload it to your blog. Describe what is special about your classroom and why you designed it this way.

I’ve drawn a classroom with pink carpet and bright coloured tables. I also included a kitchen so that we can do cooking every day and a HUGE bookshelf because I love to read! What would you like to see in your classroom?

This is my classroom, it has a big navy blue carpet, It has 3 chairs, the 2 round tables are for the student and the rectangle is the teachers table. The 3 coloured oval shapes are Bean Bags and of course a big Library Shelf.

Summer Learning Journey Day 3 Activity 1

Summer Learning Journey Day 3 Activity 1

In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.

Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people.  Who would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalitio

I would create a coalition with my cousin Latai and my other cousin Mele Seini. Latai is a very formal, creative and humble person and she is definitely a person that would make things right and make sure that everything is organised and sorted. Mele Seini is a very smart person, she is very reliable and anything that goes pass her she gets through it. Together as a team, I reckon we could go higher, This would be my coalition team.

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Points

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Points

Bonus Activity: Shake it Off
In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.

            The Merengue                                      The Tango

Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?  

  • This type of dance was originally from Cuba, which then spread to the USA which became really popular. 

  • American soldiers were the first to notice the Salsa dance during the Cuban war of 1898.

  •  Cuba's Salsa is only the modern style of the dance, but its origin can be brought back to many other lands and parts of our history.

  • Many Jazz musicians started visiting Cuba to incorporate their Latin styles into their performances.

Summer Learning Journey Day 2 Activity 1

Summer Learning Journey Day 2 Activity 1

My Sports Superhero has to be Cathrine Latu, she is currently playing Netball for the Auckland Mytics team. Cathrine plays G.S in netball, I think that she is my hero or best sports player because she inspires me to try my best. Last year my netball team got to meet the Mystics and it was one of the best moments I have ever experienced in my life.

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In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking.  She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.

On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious  Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.

Summer Learning Journey Day 1, Bonus activity

Summer Learning Journey Day 1, Bonus Points

Although most of you are quite familiar with the idea of taking a ‘selfie’ (picture of ourselves), this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that people started talking about the idea of a selfie, taking selfies and posting them online.

In honour of the rise in popularity of the ‘selfie,’ take a selfie and post it on your blog. Try to show us at least one of your hobbies or one your favourite things (maybe a special toy or book). For example, here is a selfie of Hazel drinking a big mug of tea, and Rachel with her son, Aronui, attending a Paw Patrol show!

This is my phone, My phone is with me 24/7, It is important to me because where ever I go, I always keep in touch with my family and I can use my phone to socialize with other people and my friends. 

This is my special Book/Diary, I carry this with me everywhere. I use this book to draw and write, I have secrets that I haven't told anyone and I have special memories too. 

Summer Learning Journey Day 1, Activity 2, Week 4

Summer Learning Journey Day 1, Activity 2, Week 4

If I was given $300 million dollars I would spend it on a lot of things.

- Spend for any of my school trips that will be coming up

- I would spend it on stuff that I will be needing at home

- I would buy clothes and shoes for my whole family

- I would share out money to my family

- I would save myself money from the $300 million and save it for myself so that I can go university

- I would buy so many food and drinks and give it to the homeless

When I spend some of the money on the list above, if I had extra's I would then by myself things like shoes, clothes, hair products, and many many things.

Summer Learning Journey Day 1, Activity 1, Week 4

Summer Learning Journey Day 1, Activity 1, Week 4

Image result for birthdayMe and my family celebrate a lot of special occasions such as Birthdays, Halloween, Weddings, New Years, Welcome back home, Christmas and more happy events. Usually on birthdays we have many special meals that we have, like BBQ's, drinks and yummy snacks. When we have birthdays we usually have friends over before our birthday and on our actual day we have a family feed at our house. 

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 1

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Activity 1

If I went hiking with a group of people at Tongariri, I would pack a lot of things like a Hat to not get sunburn, I will need a big bottle of water to stay hydrated, I will need good grip hiking shoes so that I won't fall or hurt myself, I will also pack lunch, I will pack an extra rain coat just in case it starts pouring and last but not least I will need to pack a hiking backpack to carry all my belongings. Before heading out to hike I will need to put on Sunscreen on myself just in case I won't get any sever sunburn or anything that the sun can do to hurt my skin.

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Points

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Points

Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview anyone you wanted. I would choose to interview our new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. I’d love to know what it is like to be the Prime Minister.  What about you? Who would you choose to interview and why? What would you like to find out?

I would also choose to interview our new prime minister, Jacinda Arden. I would ask her a lot of questions but the top questions on my list that I would ask her is, that what's it like to be the new prime minister, I would ask her why she decided to help the homeless.

Summer Learning Journey Day 4

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Activity 2

Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice. Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this country.

The country that I would really love to visit is the beautiful island FIJI. I want to visit Fiji because the beaches are very cool, and there yummy delicious island food.

One day when I visit Fiji I want to go to the Beaches and swim with my family and have quality time together.
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When I go to Fiji I also want to taste one of my favourite Fijian food called Rooti
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Last but not least I also when I have a chance to go to Fiji one day I want to go shopping with my family and buy some really good clothes

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