Thursday, December 12, 2013

Highlight of the Year

This Year has been a great year for me because Mrs Nua didn’t have to clip my ears. Its been pretty lagy but otherwise its been really good. My Highlight of the year is the year 8 camp because it was fun kickback and relaxing. It was so amazing because we got to go on the luge go to the agrodome and heaps more.

My camp Highlight was going on the luge. First you go up to the luge on a gondola. Once you have arrived wait and listen to the instructions. Pull back to stop and hold the handlebar forward to go. As soon as I knew what to do I quickly went zooming down the slippery steep hill. It said slow down because there was a corner. I hugged the left corner and carried on going. Once we got to the end of the track we went on a chairlift to get back to the top. I Managed to hustle me a ride. It was pretty funny because it said on the helmet Once Is never enough.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Camp Sparrow

On a nice beautiful bright sunny day, John, Jack and John and Jacks sister June decided to go camping for christmas. John was reading this outdoor magazine, it said Top ten holiday park, camp Sparrow, has a safe and fun beach, the local shops and obvcause a camp site. He sent a text out to Jack and June saying, I found a holliday park we can go to, check it out its called camp Sparrow. They all met up at John’s house with their gear packed and loaded onto the truck. Off they went with excitement.

They knew they weren’t far from the camp but didn’t know what road it was on. They all saw a big arrow about 50 meters down the road saying camp Sparrow take a right up the big hill. Chuga Chuga Chuga, their old rusty but buty truck went up the steep hill. “Yaaaaaaah” they all yelled, “We're finally here”. They set up their tents and made themselves at home. When they were finished they went to the beach and played volley-ball. “Ouch” June shouted as she touched the black burning hot sand. SMACK!!! as the ball rebounded of Jack’s hand and into the bush. Jack ran to go get the ball and heard someone or something whispering to him, he quickly looked up nervously and scanned the surface but no one was there. He ran back and quickly told the crew.

They were all worried and couldn’t get to sleep so they went for a look. They searched the bush up and down and didn’t see any sign of anything. They wondered if the reception had seen or heard anything but they hadn't. So they went out to town and checked if anything was strange but still no sign of anything.

It was time to go home after a long day until they saw their cousin’s car outside of a shop in town. They wondered if it was so they went into the store. They saw a man who looked like him hiding by they shelves where it said traps. So Jack went left and John went Right. It was him. He said “so you found me aye, I was spying on you because I wanted to come but you didn’t ask me.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My first day of school

Today we had 40 minutes to write about our first day of school. From looking at our writing we are going to set some writing goals for the term

The sun was up shining into my eyes through the tiny small windows in room 12 as I had to introduce myself. “Hi my name is Dillon” I said nervously, thinking that the students was going to laugh. After all it wasn’t too bad and I felt pretty comfortable too.

“It’s time to do some writing” M’s Mckinley said to all of us. I was pretty scared because I didn't really get taught that well from the previous school. It was really nerve racking, not knowing what to do. But as soon as she turned around and walked to me I felt even more scared not knowing what she was going to say. She asked me “do you have much experience about writing” I replied “not really” then she goes “well ok thats alright thats what this lesson is going to be about”. Ring!!! Ring!!! the bell went for morning tea. “Well have to do writing after morning tea” the teacher said.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Multiplication in Parts yr6-2

A story teller has 85 one dollar coins which he must share equally between 5 bags. How many coins should he put in each bag?

Multiplication in Parts yr6-1

A school ordered 9 packs of stickers. There are 52 stickers in every pack. How many stickers do they have in total.

Springbok Tour in Nz

“1 2 3 4 we don't want no Springbok tour”!!! cheered our united protest team. We held banners proudly in the air as we marched through the rampage. It almost felt like world war 3. We weren't allowed in the stadium so we ended up ripping the netting of the fence and raiding the field. All sorts of cans were getting thrown at us half full and full. We proudly carried on cheering at the top of our lungs.

Get of the field, the rugby fans shouted with frustration but we still held our mana as we were sitting down. A couple minutes later the police showed up and to be honest I was sacking it. I memed to myself I hope I don't go to jail but they didn't look like they were going to be nice so I ran and gapped it down the road. “Im safe” I said to myself.

The reason why all of this happened is because of the Springbok tour. I really didn't think they should have come because it caused a whole lot of drama and it also divided the county. I blamed it on Mr Muldoon (Nz Prime Minister)  because he was just selfish and just wanted votes. He didn't even care about blacks in South Africa not being able to vote.

After all the marching, fighting (RAGE) and more the protesting was all a success stopping the Hamilton game. I felt proud and well supported the whole way. We all cheered happily and walked away like nothing happened.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


A farmer has 4 paddocks and 88 sheep in each paddock. How many sheep does he have. He has 352 sheep. Lave, Tana and I.

Friday, August 9, 2013

My Reflection Polynesian Woodprints

Yellow Hat - The things I enjoyed?
One thing that I really enjoyed about this creative polynesian art strand was carving into the wood, the reason why was because it was a first time experience and a good challenge.

Black Hat - Which things didn’t I like?
The thing I disliked was printing because you had to do it 6 times on a paper and that was only for one color.

Green Hat - What was something interesting about this week?
The thing that was really interesting for me was learning about the polynesian art and the hard pronouncing names.
White Hat - What did I learn?

One thing that I enjoyed learning was how to hold and use carving tools.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Maths Goal For Next Term

My Maths goal for next term is multiplication and long division, the reason why is because most of my math is that. By knowing my multiplication and long division it would make things much easier. The way I am going to try to succeed in that is taking more time to be focused and also do some at home.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Music, music, music music is so important because it tells so many stories and because you can learn things all around the world. Another reason why I love music is because it keeps me company when i'm lonely (music is you only friend when you're lonely).
When I'm bored the only thing that entertains me is music. The reason why it entertains me is because it’s so energetic by the beats vocals and the chords. My favourite thing that entertains me is watching the video of the song because I get to see new places, dance moves and styles. Music helps me to clean when I don't feel like to, especially my favorite artist and songs.
My Favourite:
My favourite artist would have to be Stan Walker and Troy Kingi but my favourite rap artist is Kendrick Lamar. My Favourite song is Twinz Eastside LBC, Money Trees and Heat Wave By Stan Walker and Troy Kingi.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Little Red


In the traditional story little red riding hood was a good little girl. In the story I read little red was a girl that didn’t like to listen to her parents. She has to be bribed to do the smallest things around the house. Her parents asked her to go to her grandmothers house but she wouldn’t go, her parents gave her money just to take cheesecake to her grandmother.


Little red has a bad temper and complains all the time she asked to do something. She was in the woods going to her grandmother's house when she saw the wolf. She started to run but the wolf was just behind her when she sprinted down to her gran house. Red waited for the wolf to run in the garden shed and she slam it. She rang the zoo and said “there's a wolf in my garden shed” “we are on the way”. She went in said and she saw a note on the bench. It said “Hi darling sorry about the ants I’m in the shed getting antrid”. The zoo people came with a net and a gun and they opened the shed door, the wolf was sleeping. The zookeeper told little red that wolfs only sleep with a full stomach but red just remembered the note it said "I am in the shed if you need me".

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rewena Bug

Our class, room 22 are studying the Rewena bread and the bug. To make a rewena bread you have to grow or make a bug. I bet you your thinking about a bug in your garden, well no. I will be explaining to you how to make one. We have found this awesome site called curious kai, which will tell us how to make a Rewena bread. Thanks to curious kai’s recipe.

The Ingredients you will need is:
-1 medium sliced potato
-2 cups of flour
-1 teaspoon of sugar
-lukewarm water, on hand/ if you dont no what lukewarm means, it means warm water. ex: babies bath water should be lukewarm.

The first step to making a bug you have to slice your potato and put it in a pot with one cup of water, when boiling put a lid over it and leave it until the potato is cooked. Leave it in a pot until it’s warm and don't empty the water. Mash it all up. Step 2 add your 2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Mix until it's all combined like a pancake type of texture. If the mixture gets dry add warm water. Lumps are going to appear but don't worry because they disappear later on. Pour your mix into really clean big enough jar making sure theres enough space for it rise like a cake as you cover with a lid loosely. Store into a warm dry place. After a day or so it will need to have something to eat so put in a teaspoon of sugar and a half of cup of warm water. Once it starts to rise its time to make your bread.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Explain Reading task


Our school is full of guesses wondering who is coming to give us and all the other Manaiakalani cluster schools a koha. I really hate guesses but I think it is going to be Stan Walker or Mr tall Jacobson. The reason why I thought it was Stan Walker and Mr Jacobson is because our principal said that it was someone good at singing and that inspires singing. But as soon as I saw all of the cameras I knew it wasn't Mr J or Stan and knew straight away it was someone really famous.

Waiting and waiting for this celebrity that we thought was coming, we were surrounded with media cameras in every directions.

Full with excitement hearing that a famous singer was coming to donate us this big koha. “It was my lucky day” I thought. Sitting there thinking to myself, who could it be ?... But the first singer that popped into my mind, that I thought was coming was Asap Rocky.

Suddenly Mr Burt was ready to announce who this celeb was going to be.  As soon as he pronounced he was a one of the Black Eye Peas Band, straight away I clicked in my head it was going to be Will. I. Am.

Filled with happiness as Will.I.Am set foot in our school hall, crowded with Pt England students. Will.I.Am said he was going to give us a koha to help out the manaikalani cluster with our education. We were surprised when he said he was going to give us a 100,000 dollar check.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I'm good at Measures

I'm Still Learning Measures

This is a short video that shows one of the things that I am still learning in Maths. Measurement and conversions from one unit to another. Feel free to leave me some helpful hints.

I'm good at place value

I am great at working with decimals and place value! If you are having some problems with this, just flick me an email and I'd be happy to help you out.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Character Description

My uncle looks like Wiz Khalifa without tattoos and Snoop Dogg without long hair. He is tall like the sky tower. Do you have my picture? He is so talented because he can do mostly anything you ask him to do. He is so funny that when he talks, everyone drops everything and listens. He likes to play guitar, play ps3/ black ops 2, Assassin's creed 3 and many more games. Some other thing’s he like’s to do Is walk down to the beach, ride his bike a cruise all over the place including, New Zealand, Glen Innes. I enjoy going biking with him playing on the ps3, going for a swim but especially jamming with him on the guitar. Pretty much everything he does.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ISF Mens World Softball Championships

Yesterday while watching Black Sox vs Venezuela finals I hoped that the Nz Black Sox would win. I had heaps of faith in the Sox that they would win. I wished and wished that I could go and watch the Black Sox but the finals were all booked out. My dad was going to the beach and I really felt like going for a swim but I really wanted to watch the game as well. I had that much faith in Black Sox so I just recorded them and went for a swim down at Pt England beach.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Simile and Metaphor

As you can see Tana, Lave, Samuela and I made a little presentation about simile's and metaphor's. Hope you enjoy our little presentation.

Monday, March 4, 2013

2013 test

“Its time to pack up” M’s Marshall said to the kids. “Get ready for lunch, and make sure you have a healthy lunch and your hat” Ms Marshall announced. As Brax opened his bag Harley asked him “what are you having for lunch” Brax sadly replied “nothing”. He ran outside to scan over everyones lunch but couldn’t find It. Then he ran to the staff room and asked M’s Marshall if shes seen his lunch, but no one had seen his lunch.

The next day Brax came back from his Kapa Haka practice that was 1 hour before lunch and came running into class just so he can make sure that no one goes into his bag. M’s Marshall said to him “why did you run into class?” as he exhaustively replied “because yesterday I think someone stole my lunch and I wanted to make sure no one would get into my bag”. He put his hand in his bag slowly hoping his lunch would be there but again it wasn’t there.

This morning we all completed our first writing sample for 2013. I have posted it just as I wrote it in the 40 minutes that we were given, so that throughout this year I will be able to look back and reflect on the progress I have made In my writing, I will post my learning goals from the soon.

Title: Ghost at school

Wednesday after Brax finished eating his Nutri-Grain thinking it would help him, he felt he had so much energy that he could run more rugby field’s than you can imagine. He felt on to it. So this lunchtime he was so clever that he put his bag in front of him and see what would happen. He waited five minutes before and after lunch but no one took or went into his bag. He put his hand in his bag the third time his lunch was not their so he really wanted to bust this case but he didn’t know how.

Thursday, And he was starving every lunch time so what he done this lunch was took his lunch out of his bag and put it onto his desk to watch it while learning. Brrrrrrrrring!!! and that was the bell. His lunch was still on his desk but as he went to go put his book and pencil in his desk it suddenly disappeared. He was shocked because it was so scary that some thing disappeared right in front of him like their was a ghost. He knew no one had taken it but he had solved what had been happening. MYSTERY SOLVED!!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bio poem

Child of Loving mum, Teina Mclean
Who loves my Aunty's house, Softball, family and my brothers.
Who hates getting a hiding for being naughty and losing games.
Who wants to go to Barack Obama’s white house and explore it.
Who wishes he could’ve met Michael Jackson and Biggie Smalls
Who is scared of Crab sized spiders.
Who dreams of being Rich and owning businesses.
Who is determined to see Billy Slater and Also West Tigers.
Who values being with my close mates, the Howell family and the NZ_Clan.
Who is proud of Stan Walker for having a good singing career.
Who lives In Ellerslie

I am Presentation

This is a presentation about the things I like, my hobbies and also facts.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Cars Cars Cars

Cars Cars Cars

EVO Viii

The ULTIMATE (Evo Viii) also known as The eighth grade evolution. This is one of my favourite car because it is fast and also has an awesome turbo’d sound. The car that I’m writing about is 6 and 5 speed manual. This car has an outstanding perfect body witch soot’s awesome rims such as HKS and many more.

Rx7 / Mad Mike

Mazda Rx7 is a big stand out for drifting because it just slide like a caterpillar. My aunty Toni Cook goes out with Mad Mike Whiddett which is a really good drifter and has won many awards. He is my favourite drifter and is one of the best. I reckon his challenge in NZ is Fanga Dan who own’s a Holden Commodore. The Rx7 is a two door coupe and is impressive on the track, watch Mad Mike’s video’s to find out for yourself.

Thanks for the pictures from Google images.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Learning Goal

My learning goal in the classroom this Term is to be able to improve in my maths and get where I need to be by learning 4 6 7 8 times tables. To achieve my goal I need to work hard and concentrate on what I have been given or doing. I will work as hard as I can and do what I need to do strive to succeed.