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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Democracy in New Zealand


For this election activity, we had to make a flow chart about the democracy of New Zealand. In New Zealand we have the Queen on the top of the flow chart as well as the governor general as her representative.  


Former Prime Minister



Helen Clark a former prime minister of New Zealand. She is a very powerful women who made New Zealand more noticeable around the world. Helen Clark was the 37th Prime Minister and was the second women to hold the office. She was a great leader of New Zealand. 


Government Party Jigsaw


Since this week is election week, we are learning about elections. In our learning we have completed an activity called 'Government Party Jigsaw'. In this jigsaw Mia, Mishaan, Ofa, Javeylor, and I have added the leaders of the main party and what electorate they are in. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Read an eBook Day






Today is read an eBook Day and is a celebration of modern storytelling. This is on September the 18th this year. To celebrate, LS2 read some books using the Tamaki College Overdrive site. Tamaki overdrive has different types of subjects, collections. and levels you can choose from. We can read books anytime and anywhere we want to. If you want more information about 'read an eBook Day' you can click here. #ebooklove

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Say it Tika


Since this week is Maori language week, we had to protect our unique Maori place names by pinning Maori streets names. Vodafone is helping Google maps master our Maori place names. We had to go to say it tika's website and pin the streets or cities we think need improving. 





Thursday, 7 September 2017

Tamaki Overdrive


Tamaki overdrive is a great website to explore new books and read them online. Its great since you get to choose which subject, collections and level you would like. You also get to listen to audio books instantly in your browser. What I like about this is that you get to choose more than 4 books. I found this book in the fiction sections and this book is called "Mr Stink" and is written by David Walliams. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Two Word Sentences


Our main focus in writing this week is two word sentences. We picked a two word sentence and turned the both into compound and complex sentences. For compound sentences we had to add a fanboy connective and for our complex sentence we had to add an AAWWUBBIS. Two word sentences use a subject and a verb. A subject is a person or thing that is used in a sentence and a verb is used to describe an action.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Tamaki College - Experience Day


Today the year 8's went to Tamaki College to experience secondary school. We had our own year 9 timetable with classes on them. This was a great experience. In science with Mr Stoddard and Mr Singh, we were learning about static energy/electricity. Static electricity is a contrast of electric charges inside or on the surface of a material. In our math classes we had Mr Jones and we played a game of battle ships and learnt about coordinate grids. In our English class with Mr Stevenson, we were finding visual images to make connections with new vocabulary. In our PE class we were playing turbo touch with Mr Moyes. 


A big thank you to Tamaki College for hosting us. We all had a fun time and a great day of learning.