Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Maths | M&M's Presentation

Maths last week and this week was very different. That's because last week Learning Space 2 were give a challenge to do. The challenge needed collaboratively learning. So we got into our groups that we were split into and made a presentation. In my group there is Jonathan, Joel, Nickaela and Harlem.

Our first step was to make a prediction about how many M&M's we would get in a small packet. We were also supposed to predict what the most common colour in each packet would be.
After that we were to record our prediction. Then we were to pick one person who would touch the M&M's and count them. We chose Joel to do that.
Then we recorded the most common colour and how many M&M's we received in our packet.
After that we started to created the DLO. We were asked to find a few interesting facts and the history about M&M's. As time passed on, Mr Johnston wrote the percentage of colours you'd get in a packet according to the Mars Company. The following task was to make a comparison between our findings and the Mars Company's. What I found interesting about the M&M's, is that the founders of the M&M's copied the idea from seeing Spanish Civil War solders eating British made smarties.
At the end we showcased our DLO (Digital Learning Object) to the whole class.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Research about the East Cape Lighthouse

East Cape
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Information about the East cape lighthouse
The East cape lighthouse is located on the east coast, Otiki Hill above East Cape, North Island.

The East Cape Lighthouse stands 15 metres above sea level.
The East Cape Lighthouse is accessed by a walking track of some 700 steps.

In 1954 the light was converted from oil to diesel generated.

Getting to East Cape Lighthouse

East Cape Lighthouse is accessible to the public. It can be reached on foot from the car park at the end of East Cape Road.

From the East Cape Lighthouse, visitors can look out onto East Island where the
lighthouse was originally located.

Lighthouse feature: Details
Location: latitude 37°41’ south, longitude 178°33’ east
Elevation: 154 metres above sea level
Construction: Cast iron tower
Tower height: 15 metres
Light configuration: 50 watt rotating beacon
Light flash character: White light flashing once every 10 seconds
Power source: Mains electricity
Range: 19 nautical miles (35 kilometres)
Date light first lit: 1900
Automated: 1985
Demanned: 1985

Fun Fact
  • East Cape was named by James Cook
  • The East Cape Lighthouse was originally located on East Island Whangaokeno
  • It takes 700 steps to get to the lighthouse.
  • The lighthouse was first lit in 1900
  • The road to the lighthouse clings to the coastline, and there are numerous sandy
beaches just metres away.
  • The Araroa is the gateway to the East Cape Lighthouse.
  • Almost 600 visitors visited the East Cape Lighthouse.
  • The St Mary's church is one of the most popular churches in New Zealand.
  • February 2002 using a 50 watt tungsten halogen bulb and has a backup battery.
  • In 1971 the lighthouse was connected to main power and the station was automated
withdrawing the last keeper in 1985.

  •        April of 1922 the light was extinguished, the tower and buildings were
relocated to East Cape at Te Araroa.

  • The lighthouse is located in Gisborne/East Island.
  • There is a camping ground which is near the east cape lighthouse.

Distances from P.B.S To Lighthouse In Time
7 h and 37 min 516 km

This week for Mr Johnson created a tasks for us that includes reading and inquiry. Our task was to research about specific lighthouse around New Zealand. Firstly before we went on with our lighthouses we split into 10 groups. In each groups there are approximately 5 to 6 students. Now let’s get on with the working part. After each groups were given their own lighthouse to research on, they got on working. The lighthouse that we are working on is called East Cape Lighthouse. For this task I work with Jonathan, Harlem, Nickela, Joel

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

My Personal Passion - 2018

This week I have completed one of the activities for Gold Excellence and Innovation. For this task I was to create a DLO on my personal passion. My personal passion is playing soccer and cricket. I play for a soccer club called Ellerslie AFC.

Maths | M&M's

This week for maths we were did something very different to things we usually do. Since my teachers ( Ms Kirkpatrick and Mrs Anderson) had flown to Chicago for a conference. Mr Johnson, Mrs Hollow and Mrs McLean are our substitute teachers. For maths Mr Johnston gave us a few information about the ratio for the colours of the m&m's found in a packet.  I personally have learnt many things about M&M's but the most interesting part to find out about the facts.

Here is the screenshot of my groups facts about M&M's

Thursday, 21 June 2018


This week for HIIT, ( High Intensity Interval Training) we were to do different exercises. For these exercises we needed to have a lot of strength. As some of you might know last week we were focusing on split squat, split squat jumps, split squat pulse and tap step or star jumps, and the session before we were focusing on squats, squat jumps, and etc. As you see for the pass two sessions we were focusing on squats, however this session we are focusing on pull ups, push ups and squats.

For this session we were to form into pairs then find two other pairs to form groups of six. Then each pair have a station to work in. Jack (my partner) and I we in the pull up station. Coree and Noveah, we in the push up station and finally Miki and John were in the squats station.