Friday, August 22, 2014

Mr 4

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 10.26.38 am.pngThe idea or the concept of a mascot is to represent the team or nation that is holding the commonwealth games. A mascot is a person in a costume that is suppose to bring good luck. The mascot for 2010 delhi commonwealth games was Shera the tiger.

This years mascot is a thistle.  Beth Gilmour. the colours are there because the thistle turns purple at the top when fully grown and thistles grow everywhere in Scotland.

This is my design concept for a Mascot if we were to host the Commonwealth Games in NZ

I think the 4 square guy is appropriate for a mascot for the Commonwealth Games because he is a very well known symbol in NZ. he wears Sandals because Kiwis always wear sandals in the summer and he holds fish & chips because when foreign people try to Imitate a kiwi accent they always say fish & chips.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Dangers And Effects of Marijuana.

For the past two weeks we have been attending the Life Education Caravan to learn about the effects and dangers of drugs and alcohol and what the body does when we make the transition through puberty. We mainly focused on drugs, I have chosen to write about the drug marijuana.

Marijuana, One of the worlds most well known drug. This drug is known as a gateway drug, meaning it introduces other people to more drugs. It is usually the first drug people start off with because it is cheap, you have easy access to it and it is easy to grow, Especially in the sunlight.

The main reason people choose to use marijuana is to fit in, to relieve stress, to escape from all of your negativity, to act cool (but they're not.) and mostly for the effect. I’ve heard marijuana can cause you to laugh a lot and put your body into a state of mind where everything seems weird.

Marijuana is really dangerous because if you choose to do it and Overdose (also known as O.D) can lead to serious brain damage and even death. Over the period of time we spent in the life caravan I have heard many people tell their stories about why they chose to use drugs.

When you choose to do marijuana you are choosing to upset your brain by stuffing up the neurons. For example, the synapse in-between your neurons is like a channel of water if there is a storm the boat cannot make it across as fast as it could. so when you take drugs a storm happens between your neurons in the synapse, therefore the messages your brain is trying to tell you processes slowly and you will get the message 3-5 seconds later.

Monday, August 18, 2014


Today we played A game called Astria. The most difficult part of the game was my partner. There was no hard parts just that my partner kept pushing random things. I pretty much found everything easy because it only took us about ten minutes to get to the council. Everything up to the council and submitting our last presentation. The thing I will remember before playing the game next week is to tell my partner to not push random things.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ethan Mitchell

As a class challenge we were asked to choose a kiwi competing in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (the friendly games.) I chose Ethan Mitchell. Yesterday won gold for New Zealand in the 750m sprints in cycling.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Powerful beats...!

Today I decided to Make a song that is powerful and showed some pictures of pitbulls because there powerful and strong just like my song. Enjoy.

Monday, June 23, 2014

BAR Five Minute Challenge!!!

Today we did a bar key challenge with all the other extension group students. I drew a house with a pool and a garage on the side.
Someone made my pool bigger

then added a diving board 

then replaced the door steps with a ramp.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My awesome Boots

On my Birthday I got Lots of stuff but the thing I love the most are My X blade rugby league boots, They are the same boots that the west tiger’s wear( National Rugby League Team.)
I am in love with them.

I take them to every training's

and games. I clean them regularly and try not to show off but whenever people see them they try and grab them to take a look. This is the first time I have proper boots that look appealing to (that’s the most important thing, the looks.)

Here They are.

Next Future Steps

Last week My Teacher gave me a paper to apply for the Cooper Connell Boarding scholarship for Auckland Boys Grammar School. I really want to attend this school because it is a school with a high national learning standard and I have heard so many great things about this college.

The reason why I want to attend this school is because I would like a quality education as well the chance to board because it gives me a little taste of the outside life. Everyone that I know that has attended there has gone on to be an amazing sportsman or academic sort of person. (e.g Ben Atiga, John Drake, Grant Fox, Benson Stanley, Jeremy Stanley and BIG KONRAD HURRELL.)

Auckland Boys pushes students to show their full potential to become anything they want, But the real reason why I want to go to auckland Boys is the boarding. I love anything to do with getting out of the house and individually doing my own stuff. (I’m a little worried about the cleaning, But I am fairly decent at cleaning.

My Parents really want me to go there because They are Looking for boys from here that are sporty and participate in cultural events enthusiastically. I am all of that , not boasting but I really excel in sport and cultural events, even music and academic. Recently I sat the year 9 star test and scored somewhere around 50-60 out of 80.

And that is only a couple of reasons why I would like to attend Auckland Boys Grammar School.

This is not a c.v

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Opinion Of The 200 Girls Held Hostage By "Boko Haram"

The media have been doing what they believe is helping the situation of the 200 girls held hostage. In my opinion they are just informing people about this situation and not doing anything about it physically.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Calvin Sound Explination

This is me and my groups first attempt at explaining sound.

Like many terms in science, Sound is formed from a vibration and from mechanical waves. in everyday use, sound refers to what the ear can hear. Sound can be pleasant unpleasant hard or soft high or low. The scientific meaning of sound is based on an understanding interaction between matter and energy, what the brain hears of sound or interprets gets its start from the energy of moving molecules of air.

When a guitar string  vibrates energy comes from vibrations. these oscillating sound waves can move through substances like water dirt or solid rock.

I don't really know if it's entirely true but it's what I heard.

When I find out a bit more I will tell you.

Cool Sound Facts

the speed of sound is slower than the speed of light.

 sound is a piece of vibration that spreads in a wave of pressure and displacement.

sometimes sound can only pass  vibrations with frequencies within range of human hearing or certain types of animals.

Here are some facts about sound I learnt, there are one of three links on every fact. Click on it to go there.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Math Goals

This year in maths is to learn all my basic facts that I haven't quite nailed yet. Once I reach them I would like to learn about Interest, GST and money adding. Today I was learning about simple Interest and how much money you would make If you save.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fia Fia Recount

My heart was pounding as I entered the gate.
“Is my hair alright...?”
Meanwhile all my friends were eating from the food stalls while my money was safe in my pocket. I had 20 dollars. My first choice in food stalls were doughnuts then toffee apples, Hangi, $5 plate of BBQ and drinks.

I had a mean feed. What to do next? I went to see some of my mates from other schools. And so the night continued.
“It is time!”
“Time to go to your holding rooms. My heart stopped for a moment... My friends asked if I was alright,
“I’m just a little bit nervous about the amount of people.” I left the stalls and walked to my room.

My costume made me feel pretty cool I wasn’t as scared as I was before, in fact I wasn’t scared at all. It was like my costume had some kind of superpower. It is only a lavalava, Sisi (grass necklace.), ankle sisi’s, and arm ones.⇩ I’m the one with the spear and all the yellow and red on the photo.

We walked out to the main stage hidden through our secret route. We anticipated a long wait, and sure enough it was. Then finally it was our turn. Our turn to walk on stage and give it our all.

On stage I could see everybody with their eyes glued to the performers.
“No mistakes.” I thought to myself.
“I’ve got thousands of people watching my every move.”
Everything flowed perfectly. My voice shattered from all the shouting and screaming, I was the underdog, My friend Lorenzo was the leader for the haka (Traditional war dance.) and intro. I lead everything else.

Exiting the stage I found myself grasping my throat. My voice was definitely lost.

It was an awesome night. I can’t wait to see what college Fia Fia has in store for me.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fia Fia Rehearsal 2014.

Fia Fia Rehearsal 2014: Calvin.

I can't believe that Fia Fia is tomorrow. On the ground I found my self amped and really excited ready to leap on stage. Trying not to lose my voice before the night gave a tinge more worry as well, but that never slowed me down I still gave it 100%. My eyes opened up wide, as I heard my group get called to the stage. My Legs rose and my heart pounded with joy. This is going to be awesome! "From the smallest island of the pacific,The rock, please give a big welcome for our Niuean Warriors!"

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tiaki Taonga

Tiaki Taonga means caring for other people,  caring for things,  It is our school Motto for the year,  You can show it by being kind,  We show it lots at P.e School, It’s A Maori Phrase,  It Means Care for it,  People are using it to make other people feel special,  it means to me put yourself in someone else's shoe.  It means to show Empathy.

This Morning we completed a speed writing challenge. In ten minutes we were expected to Give Adefinition about Tiaki Taonga, Ten Things. Then We were Given 5 Minutes to pair share. Here is my result.

Monday, March 17, 2014

What do I know About Anzac...?

This is my General Knowledge about ANZAC.

Being A Leader Is Hard


Dear Diary today is the 17th of March 1999. Today is the first day of the Boer war In South Africa . The only reason I am here is to show the queen that we are loyal to the british authority. The temperature is fairly decent only because it is morning the temperature is suppose to be hot. My troops follow me through freezing waters and harsh conditions.

My troops are ready to fight. I sent them to burn a few houses down just for fun. As I am lieutenant I lead my troops into war with the Boers. We attack with all our strength and gun them down. As night falls we go in for the kill fast, slick and silent. No screams just a faint slit of a throat.

I’m feeling a bit homesick and missing my children and wife. I am weak from taking thirty gun shots to the torso area. I can see why i’m the lieutenant.

Yesterday I heard people talking about moving to the orange free state to escape the abolishment of the British. I kind of felt like sending a nuke bomb to that state to get smart and so they couldn’t escape the wrath of queen victoria. #ruthless

Most of my men had suffered from severe trench foot. I think we have almost won.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Avatar and goals

The thing I was most proud of last year outside of the classroom was …  Joining the rugby and taking part in extra after school activities because im not being lazy at home.

In reading my learning goal is to …. move up a whole year in reading.

To achieve this goal I need to ….read alot more books this year to improve.

In writing  my goal is to not move backwards in writing

To achieve this goal I need to post more stuff on my blog

In Maths my goal is to… learn every single basic fact because I am struggling in that area of maths but better in every other.

The learning area I think I need to improve in most is …maths

In my learning my goal this term is to  show ‘Caring’  ... by helping people when struggling with stuff and cheering people up.

My goal for this year around the classroom is to (behaviour/self management). control myself to be in the right place at the right time and complete all of the tasks i am suppose to.

My goal for this year around the school is to …keep on track and be sensible with my decisions.

My parents goal for me this Term is …....... To keep on moving forward and be the teachers favourite.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

W.A.L.T Add Detail To My Sentences

WALT:add detail to my sentences.

while I was walking to school I was a bit anxious and hoping that I wouldn't be in a class with friends that could steer me in the wrong direction and a boring class. I went to the hall for our school Immersion assembly
I saw lots of my friends even ones from a whole range of schools. Embarassing as it is I went to the wrong class for the first half of the day, because there were two calvin's and I went to the wrong Calvin's class. The rest of the day was better I settled into my propper class better.