Thursday, 21 December 2017

My house and a wharepuni comparison

My house and a wharepuni what are the differences?
In my house you can cook and store things in a cupboard so you don’t have to go to lots of different places in the village.

My house is made of bricks and timber while the wharepuni is made of timber, fern, rushes and bark.

My house and a wharepuni what are the similarities?
You sleep in a house just like you sleep in a wharepuni.

They are both partly made by timber.

Waka ama race

Waka ama Race Would I be in it?

After watching the waka ama race I would say no I wouldn’t only because it looks really hard
and I have no experience in boating. If I had some training though I might consider entering.

Waka Writing

Dear Family
I was on the Waka for 5 days before we found our destination. The trip here was very calm.
There were hardly any waves there was no rain it was brilliant. Now that we have got here
I kinda want to go back home this place isn’t what I was expecting but maybe I will change
my mind when I have a good look around this place.


Facts about Maui

Facts about Maui

  • Maui was the person who pulled up New Zealand out of the Ocean with his magic fish hook.
  • Maui was the person who slowed down the sun.
  • Sometime Maui had small birds like Fantails accompany him on his quest

Friday, 17 November 2017

Jordan's 3D Printer Design

On Monday we got the 3D Printers in Class and it was EPIC.Our 3D Printing mentor Fashid said that we were to make a Phone Case so I got straight to work. First I made a Rectangle and put it on the blank canvas on Tinkercad and then I started moulding into the iPhone Case I moulded the case using a fillet which is basically  making the corners round. To make the corners round you have to make a sqaure the put a hole that covers ¾ of the sqaure like this:and then group the two shapes together .

It was very hard to mould it because I needed exact measurements but eventually I moulded it into this:
So I Printed it out but it was just a bit too small so I adjusted some measurements and Printed it out again but the machine stopped working.

One of the hardest things about 3D Printing is getting the correct Measurements I had to adjust the measurements 5 times before I printed it out for the first time then I had to adjust the measurement after I printed out in the wrong size so I have changed the measurements 6 times.The reason getting the correct measurements is so hard is because you have to make it just bigger than the phone you are making the case for. Maybe next time I will make a Harry Potter themed phone case with the iconic Harry Potter glasses and the Lightning bolt scar.

Monday, 30 October 2017


In room 7 we needed something to share at assembly so we decided to make a slideshow of all room 7's highlights.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Verbal bullying ad

In room 7 we have been making verbal bullying ads. We did one in small groups of 4 and we did a whole class one. For our whole class add some people got together to make a script we then sat on the mat and everybody picked a line in the script. We found a quite place to video and Jordan videoed us saying our line. Then Mrs Paniora put it all together and it turned out really good.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

How to count to 10 in Maori

In moari language week we made a presentation for maths. We had 2 kinds of choices to make our presentation one choice was to make it handmade and the other choice was to make it digitally. Me and my freinds Maya and Lucy joined together to make a video of how to count to 10 in Maori. We made some actions using the poi to go with our song.

Monday, 18 September 2017


Clubs Once a week on a friday we have something called clubs there are a total of 6 clubs cooking, sketching, knitting, scouting, board games/lego and clay. In cooking we cook lots of food, In Sketching we do art and sketch things,In Knitting we Knit,In Scouting we do things that scouts do Like tying Knots & things, In board games you play board games & create lego & in clay you create things using clay.
In this photo Jordan is making the sauce for the pasta.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

3D Printers In Our Classroom

IMG_3855.JPGI was in the class when two men came in and said, “hi we are Farshid and Baruk and we have 3D printers for you to trial.” I watched them set it up and pull out some blue and black PLA (plastic). The Baruk said “do you want black or pink” and I answered “pink”. So Baruk went out the door to get pink PLA. Then everyone came in and saw the 3D printers and we got into it. Farshid showed us a website called TINKERCAD and showed us how to make a design. We all took lessons to learn how to use it.

Our first challenge was to design our name using text. We had to make sure that the letters connected for it to print properly.  I learnt that in order for the design to work my design had to be sitting flat on the work plane.  If it didn’t the 3D printer would not print it would just hover over doing nothing.

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I have enjoyed designing and printing. It has been fun and I have learnt something new.  I wonder if the school will purchase one of their own?

By Isla

Monday, 7 August 2017

The Zoo Trip

When I turned back in time…
I am 10 years old, and I am standing in the middle of the Auckland Zoo.
The tunnels are crowded with excitement and people are crawling.
The noise is as quiet as a mouse & sometimes I want to scream to break the silence.

Every minute there is a noise of something… Something about to happen.
It is nearly the end of the tunnel.
It is getting brighter now.
The tunnels are getting shorter & shorter by the minute like a candle burning away.
Everything is light & bright.  Fresh & clean & clear again.

Katie (Bella’s Mum) calls from the other side “Come on girls” and we run to join her.
We stand with our mouths wide open, while we are pointing at the Meerkats and continuously going “Ooh,”Trying to catch their attention, but it never works.

I love the Meerkats.
Written by Lucy

Friday, 28 July 2017


 Our topic this term is land,Sea and Sky. Lately we have been doing things around our topic like writing about plants. Mrs P gave us a model to follow called blackbird. When we wrote the poem we had to describe a dead plant I chose a flower. This is my poem.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Room 7's Matariki Art

In room 7 we did some art for matariki. The Korus in this art represent how many people are in each of the students whanau.  This Art work was inspired by an idea from Pinterest and we created the meaning for ourselves following the Seven Sisters story.  We used pastels and looked at warm and cold colours.  We weaved it using kebab sticks.

Video was put together by Jordan.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Topic Inquiry Presentations

Our presentations set up in the auditorium for our whanau to view at 3 Way Conferences.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Crazy Hair Day

On Friday 2nd June we had a Crazy Hair Day and Mufti to fund raise for some equipment to help with our school Garden Club.  They want to buy a water filter for the Garden.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Room 7 sign language weeek

At school we have been learning sign language because of sign language. This presentation will be showing you how to count to ten in sign language. Lets see how fast you can learn it?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Watusi

In room 7 we had to use descriptive and instructional writing we did it around the topic we are doing arts through the decades.

Thursday, 9 March 2017


In Room 7 we created portraits  by drawing our face on news paper then outlining it with marker after we made a background and finally we cut our portrait out and stuck it on the background.

Friday, 3 March 2017

How to look after your Chromebook

This week in room 7 we created a slide show of how to look after your Chromebook because some people were not looking after them properly hope you enjoy.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Room 7 2017

Our first post of the year is here!These are motto's from room 7 2017 stay tune for more AWESOME posts like this one.