Monday, 16 October 2017

Maths 16 October 2017

Today in Maths we were learning about time. In particular the International Dateline and the International Timeline. We had to find out what they were and if they are the same thing.

The international date line is an imaginary line that is drawn down the side of the earth, it does not touch a single country so it is not a straight line. When you cross over the international date line you go into another day... for example if you to a three-hour flight from New Zealand to Rarotonga then you would be 23 hours that means that it would be a completely different day. If it was 12:00 pm Monday the 16th of October in New Zealand then it would be 1:00 pm Sunday 15th in Rarotonga.

The international timeline is longitude lines that run up and down the globe. There are 360 longitude lines in the world, however, to make it easier one-time zone is made up 10 lines. The 0 degrees longitude line runs through a place called Greenwich which is located in England. This zone in the central point of time that is why international time is called Greenwich time. New Zealand is 12-time zones ahead in England so therefor it is 12 hours ahead.

Monday, 25 September 2017

WALHT: draw a perpendicular

Today in Maths learnt how to...

  • Hold and Draw with a Compass
  • Draw an Arc with a Compass
  • Draw a straight line to join up points
  • Indicate angles#
It was pretty easy do as we were really just drawing lines.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Hurricane Irma Wreaks Havoc-Narrative Writing

The wind howled menacingly like a wolf at the full moon. Lightning licked across the evil sky: a serpent’s tongue tormenting the clouds. The Earth began to shatter…

As I scoured the streets, looking for any survivors, I hear a scream come from a house down the street, “HELP!!!” I hear them yell. Immediately I jump into action, the jet skis engine roars to life and I head off down the street. I yell out
“Are you still there!” but there is no reply… I yell again… no reply. I turn off the jet ski’s engines and jump off. The water is as cold ice. all of a sudden a bolt of lightning illuminated the sky.
“It’s getting worse,” I said to myself. As I wade through the water I yell out for,
“Hello! Is anyone there?” All of a sudden I hear a soft, quiet reply,

I open up the front door. The smell of smoke is a crazy bull rushing up my nostrils. I get a bit taken aback, but then I start to worry I start to believe that a fire has broken out. As I scour the house looking for the victim, I am relieved to discover that there is no fire. However, I can’t seem to locate the victim, I ask,
“Where are you?” I got an almost instant reply,
“In the attic.” I started to wonder where it is…

“How do I get to the attic?” I asked glancing around the room.
“There is a rope hanging down in the hallway, pull that and a ladder will drop down,” the person replied. I immediately scanned the hallway looking for the rope. Then I saw it. I yanked it with all of my might but it wouldn’t budge. I tried even harder but still no progress. So I decided to tie it to my jet ski and try and pull it down. So I went and got the rope from the back of my jet ski tied one end the jet ski and the other to the handle on the rope… luckily I was a scout when I was younger, so I knew all of the strongest knots. I jumped back on my jet ski and revved the engine… then I accelerated as I hard as I could and I then a “crash”as an old wooden ladder had unfolded so I started to climb. After ever rung I put my foot on a loud and long creaking noise occurred.

I finally got into the attic. As I pulled myself up I realised how cold it was and also how dusty it was. However, I still couldn't see the scared victim. I called out,
“Where are you!” They replied with,
“behind all of the crates, watch out they're really heavy.” I headed over to the crates and shoved but they wouldn’t shift. Then I realized that I probably shouldn't try and push them as they could fall and land on the helpless victim. So I started to remove them one by one. They were right. They were really heavy. However, I wouldn’t give up so I kept on moving the crates. After over an hour of lifting, there was finally a big enough gap for me to get through. As I stepped through I saw an elderly woman and her pet dog lying on the floor.

The dog looked up at jumped at me… He was definitely happy to see a someone who has come to rescue him. The lady got up but I could see that she was in immense pain. I asked,
“Do you need medical attention?” She said that she didn't. When I asked if her,
“Is there anything that you need to get from the house?” A glum appeared almost instantly like it had been shot out of a cannon right onto her face. She replied with,
“What’s there to salvage?” So after that, we headed back down the old wooden ladder. We got on the jet ski. She looked over at her house on last time then we drove away.

After a short ride back to a local rescue center, we hopped off the jet ski, the lady got her dog and she walked inside. I followed her to see if there was anything else I could do but for some reason, everyone was already asleep. Then I glanced over at the clock on the wall and noticed that is was already nine o’clock in the evening… then I thought to myself

“Wow, time went fast. I started to help this lad at two o’clock this afternoon! Anyway, let's go out and see who else needs rescuing” So for the entire night I was helping the police and the army rescuing people from the un-salvageable homes… but that’s a story for another time.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tongan Lanuge Week Celebration

Last friday one of the teachers (Ms Tuakoi) did a tongang dance. It was the first ever time that she had done a tongan dance in front of the school. It was really great to see her embracing it her culture and heritage in a fun way.