Wednesday, 16 August 2017

GEGNZ Sudent Summit @ Ormiston junior College

Today the Yr 7 & 8 extension group got the oppurtunity to attend the GEGNZ Student Summit at Ormiston Junior College. More then 400 students from around Auckland attended this wonderful event. We did a variety of different workshops throughout the school that were based mostly on Technology. 

Our extension group was one of the very first schools to arrive so we got the chance to look around there amazing school. Once we arrived we entered the auditorium where the Ormisiton Junior College students gave us some house keeping rules. Then we got into our 2 groups. Our extension group was spilt into 2, we had a PENN group and a Scratch group. Each group got to present and also go to other workshops. 

The day started off at the school auditorium where we gathered with all schools to talk about the event and house-keeping rules. Once that was completed we then moved on to either present or do a workshop. It was time for my group (PENN) to present. In our presentation we taught the students about how we do our news network at school and how it operates. 

Meanwhile the other group (Scratch) were doing workshops taught by other students from different schools. Once both groups were done presenting we both we around to the workshops.

Overall I enjoyed the GEGNZ Student Summit. I enjoyed learning things from other schools. I think that the event was really enjoyable and it taught me a variety of things.  

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Term 2 Reflection

Have you ever had to create a game using code? 
For the past 10 weeks (whole term) Presayus, Yvonne and I have been creating a game using code based on space. Mrs Lagitupu gave us the task to create a space game using code from what we knew from the previous term. Personally I felt that this task was pretty challenging because I am not the best coder ad I don't have as much knowledge as the others. 

Beginning the game was quite easy. It was a simple first level but as we moved up in levels it became harder and harder. It started off by creating our sprites and backdrops for the game. Then we had to start coding to move our sprite and eventually it became an actual game.

My group faced quite a bit of challenges. We had problems throughout our whole game. Luckily we had Zoe and some of the other students to help us with our game. I think level three was the one with the most challenges by far.

The highlight of last term would have to be actually creating a game because I don't think I would ever be able to make a game. I felt like term two went really slow which means there were more problems and challenges. Overall I actually enjoyed term three and I enjoyed creating a space game with Yvonne and Presayus

Friday, 28 July 2017

Let's Rock Term 3!

The term has officially started! Let's rock Term 3! This terms topic is "Guardians of the galaxy". Today we had our term 3 starting immersion assembly. This event happens every beginning of the term. This term is going to be based mostly on the planets around Earth, the solar system and taking care of our planet. 

Our term 3 immersion assembly was so interesting and fun. It started as Mr Somerville flew the drone from the back of the hall to the stage as if it was a UFO. Suddenly two alien looking creatures emerged from the side of the stage as they started a battle with the earths protectors, Mr Jacobsen and Mr Somerville. Eventually the earths protectors won the battle. It turns out the two alien looking creatures were just Mr Burt and Mrs Nua. 

After there wonderful item it was finally time for Team 1 to show off there moves. Team 1's item was a video of the teachers flying to the sun,moon and mars. There focus for this term is planets. Team 2's item was a remake of a David Bowie song rewritten by Ms Gaston. There focus is on space. Team 3's item was quite interesting. There item was a video about a day in there lives. From calling your friend to having fun in the weekends. There focus is on the seasons changing. Team 4's made a video as there item based on the Mars one project. Finally Team 5 (THE BEST). Team 5's item was a live concert of the teachers singing a spacey version of the Moan classic "How far I'll go".

I really enjoyed Teams 4-5 items because they showed interest in my age year. There items were interesting yet fun. I am really looking forward to this term because I think the topic is cool and I would like to do my learning to the best of my abilities.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Persuasive Writing - Reasons

Task:This is activity 5 of this weeks Persuasive writing task. In this task we had to state the reasons of our topic. My topic is "Why we should stop terrorism?". Here I have written down some of the reasons of why we should stop terrorism. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Changes in Space Travel

This is just one of the changes that have happened over the years of space travel. If you would like to read more about the changes that have happened over the years click this LINK. In ext lately we had to read about space & the changes that have happened.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Mixture Of Problems

Identify the equation to solve the problem
Task Description:This week I have been learning how to solve a mixture of problems using a variety of equations. Using this presentation has made me more confident within this task & how to solve these kinds of problems.