Thursday, 31 July 2014

Carl’s Jr!

Carl’s Jr, a fast food restaurant. It is based on an american fast food restaurant. It is now in the countries Canada, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico,Malaysia, Denmark, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam,Thailand, Panama, Ecuador, Turkey, Indonesia and China.

It is one of the best fast food restaurant in Auckland. I like the chips there, they are the best! As they are not like normal chips they are special, in some way. I love Carl’s Jr!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, a place where earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis are common. About 90% of all earthquakes occur in this area! Its full name is The Independent State of Papua New Guinea.

The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby. The time zone in Papua New Guinea is GMT +10:00. Most of the people in Papua New Guinea are Christian and believe in god. In Papua New Guinea they speak English, Tok Pisin and hiri Motu.

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea is Peter O'Neill born on February 13, 1965 (age 49 years old). Peter was part of the People’s National Congress Party. He became Prime Minister in 2012. He was first elected to the house of parliament in 2002.

In Port Moresby there are 310,000 people. The population for 2014 is 7.4 million. In 2013 there were 7,321,262 people. This chart predicts the population of people there will be in Papua New Guinea in the future.

Papua New Guinea is located north above Australia. Papua New Guinea gained independence in 1975, as before it was a part of Australia. It is part of the continent, Oceania.

The island of Papua New guinea is divided into 3 parts. The right side is Papua New Guinea, in the middle is Papua and on the left side is West Papua. It is in the western pacific.

This is Papua New Guinea’s flag, created by Susan Karike. The five starts in the bottom black part of the flag, represents the southern cross. The names of the stars are Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon.

The colors Red, Yellow and Black are traditional colors. The Yellow bird of paradise represents their freedom and celebrates the country's independence. The Papua New Guinea flag was adopted on July 1, 1971. The flag is almost square shape.

So, Papua New Guinea is a strong independent country. The people there are amazing. It has been an independent country for 39 years.

Papua New Guineans have won three medals in boxing, two in lawn bowls, one in shooting, one in swimming and one in weightlifting.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Commonwealth Games

5 Facts that I already know about the Commonwealth Games:

First place gets a gold medal
Second place gets a silver medal
Third place gets a bronze medal
Some of the sports are boxing, swimming, weight lifting and sprinting.
It is not as popular as the olympics

Useful links:

10 new facts that I found out about the Commonwealth Games: (include a link to the site where you found your information. Your information needs to be in your own words)

It is held once every four year
There are 17 sports
There are 71 countries competing this year
The first commonwealth games was held in 1930
It only goes on for 11 days
There will be 6,500 athletes
The first Commonwealth Games was held in Hamilton, Canada
The Games were originally called the British Empire Games
There were no Commonwealth Games in 1942 to 1946 due to World War II
Australia, Canada, England, New
Zealand, Scotland and Wales have
attended every Games
In 2018 the games will be held in Gold Coast, Australia

Immersion Assembly

Term 3 has began so the holidays are over. Every first day of the term, we have an immersion assembly, introducing the theme for the term. The theme for this term is GAME ON. So we are all learning about the Commonwealth Games. During immersion assembly every team performs or shows us something to do with our topic (GAME ON).

Team 1:
Team 1 created a movie about the different countries in the Commonwealth Games. Also in their movie, a teacher (Mrs George) dressed up as the Queen of England. She wore 2 shiny white gloves, a fake tiara, black reading glasses, a pink fluffy scarf around her neck and a pink t-shirt. She spoke with a posh accent giving us a quick pep talk about how to strive to succeed. Here is the link to the video. Click here

Team 2:
Team 2 made a movie explaining the different sports there are in the commonwealth games. It was really funny. Mrs Jarman was dressed up as the Queen and declared the Commonwealth Games open.

Team 3:
Team 3 began with an introduction by Mrs Barks. The other teachers were dressed up in cute pink fluffy tutus and began stretching. After Mrs Barks finished talking, a collage of pictures of gymnastics and music played while the teachers with the tutus began trying doing gymnastics.

Team 4:
Team 4 started with a movie. In their movie they pretended that there was a sport in the Commonwealth Games called mash potato sculpturing. Where they need to create a masterpiece out of mashed potato. It was really funny. Mr Goodwin won it.

Team 5:
Team 5 was last. Most of the team 5 teachers went overseas during the school holidays so they just filmed the fun things they did and took some selfies. Mrs Lagitupu put all the pictures and videos together and created one movie. Ms Clark went to New York.


I am going to  enjoy learning about the Commonwealth Games because I don’t know much about it and I love learning new things. I always thought it was another word for the Olympics.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Funny video with a moral

Watch this video. This video is funny and it also has a moral. The moral is when the going gets tough let the tough get going. The woman in the sound track didn't give up and tried no mater what. In the end she manged to answer the question. The question: If the answer is Sunday what might the question be?
Link to video.

Future Aspirations

Kids at my age should begin thinking about their future. They should think about things like what can they do now, to make there dream future real. A group of people came to the Pt England intermediate to help us make up our mind on what we want to be in the future. The group of people who came where Andrew Patterson(A Radio DJ), Jason Sharma(A math teacher at T.C), Constable Faireka(A police officer) and finally Arizona Leger(EX head girl at Epsom.)  

Andrew Patterson is a radio DJ. When Andrew was young his class when on a class trip to a radio studio. Andrew was fascinated by the way they did things at the studio. He gained an interest toward radio DJing and developed a dream. His dream was that he wanted to become a radio DJ. Look at him now, he has worked hard and his dream has came true. To be a radio DJ you need to be a loud speaker, confident speaker and an existing speaker.

Jason Sharman is a math teacher at T.C(tamaki college). He is samoan and fijian. When Jason was young he loved maths and he was good at it as well. Jason loved maths so much that one day he wished that he would be able to teach math. Now he is a math teacher at T.C. To be a teacher you need to be good with kids.

Constable Faireka is a police officer. He is cook island. When he was young his uncle was a constable. So basically his uncle inspired him to become a police officer. To be a police officer you need to be fit, brave and good with people.

Arizona Leger is the EX head girl of Epsom. She is Tongan, Samoan, Fijian and Mario. During class in primary, Arizona alway sat at the back and talked to her friends. Whenever the teacher told her off she never listened. When the teacher left she would start talking again. Arizona was announced a prefect. She said to her teacher “You must have got the name wrong, all I do is talk.” The teacher said “yeah, exactly you talk.” “Okay then” she replied.

She finished intermediate and moved on to college. At her first college she finished year 10 and start year 11 at Epsom. Just like in primary, she turned talking from a negative into a positive. She became head girl of Epsom college. She tort us something she learnt, called 5.

Tahi(One)- Do your mahi(work), do your work no matter what. Rua(Two)- Today you are you that is true that true, there is no one alive who is youer than you, this is a poem is from doctor Seuss, it means be your self, there is no one on earth that is you. Sun(Three)- Have some fun, you should always have a balance between doing your work and having fun.

Four- Beat down that shower door, people usually sing in the shower so they need to beat down that shower door and bring that confidence into class. Five- Strive to stay alive, this means if you are good at something strive to keep that skill alive.

She is now in Auckland University studying for her communication degree.