Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Time line

This is what I have been learning about the time line of NZ

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Police dogs Recount

Today on Tuesday 26 of september, Constable Jude brought a police dog and two police dog handlers to glenbrae school.The police dog was named Kase and the dog handler's were named Colin and Grunt. The dog's breed is a german shepherd.

Colin the dog hadeler talked to us about tracking and how they train their dogs. There dogs go to a special school in wellington and the get kept there until it is 10 months old. When they are 10 weeks old they get flu over to Auckland and dog handlers train them.

After he explained to us about how they trained their dogs Grunt put a dog sleeve and collins let go of the dog and the dog ran after Grunt. It was cool the do dog kept it mouth on him even when Grunt was spin him around.

After that we got to pat the dog and then we went back to class it was a good experience to get up close with a German Shepherd and I had a lot Image result for german shepherd in actionof fun learning about the dog.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bush Craft

Bush Craft

On the 21st August 2017, Year 7 & 8 students had a wonderful opportunity to do bushcraft at Russell, in the Bay of Island New Zealand with our instructor, named Sarah. This was part of Glenbrae School’s camp.

The first thing we did was, we learned how to tie knots. We learnt the Q and P knot, churkers knot and the double knot. We all  practiced until we felt competent with it. After all that hard work we put it to the test. We got a set of tarpaulin, ropes and pegs. First we found two trees to tie our ropes around. We did a churker's knot and then we grabbed the other end of the rope and went under the tarpaulin. When we got to the other side we tied it to the tree. This was helpful for us so we knew how to put up a tent for when we slept in the bush.  

Later on, Sarah taught us how to make a fire. She said to gather as much wood as we could and then bring it back. So we did. When we came back we made a small hole in the ground and put some sticks in a cross formation. Then we put a bunch of dead twigs in the middle and then set it alight with matches. We boiled some water in a billy over the fire and it didn't take long.

It was a great experience I had a lot of fun and I would use life skill when I am older.       

Friday, 18 August 2017

Carving at Tech

Today in technology I finished carving and now I am painting. It was a long process but I enjoy it! I can't wait to see what my art would look like finished.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fractions with M&M

We Were learning to find fractions of a number or a set. 

Today in room 8 we were doing fractions with M&M.

In this picture we see 4/5 (the four groups at the bottom) of 15 which is 12. 

This is a 1/5 of 15 which is 3 (the group at the top).

In this picture there was 15 altogether 3/15 or 1/5 were red 2/15 were orange 5/15 or 1/3 were blue 4/15 were green and 1/15 are yellow.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How to make scones

This is very easy to make it goes with tea and they were originally made in Europe.


1. Plain flour for dusting
2. 3 cups of self raising flour
3. ½ cup raisins
4. 80g Butter chilled and cubed
5. 1 cup of milk
6. Jam to serve
7.whipped cream to serve

First add your salt and flour into a large bowl
Then add your butter in the bowl and rub your mixture between your fingers

Now make a well in the middle and tip your milk while mixing
Now knead the dough on a tray with flour and roll it into small circles
        Now put the tray into the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20- 25 minutes.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


  1. Grease is a story about a bunch of boys called the T birds that don’t care about school but there is one girl (Sandy) and one boy (Danny) that like each other.

  1. What was your favourite part of the play? My favourite part in the story was when they started sing Grease lightning.

  1. Why did you like (or dislike) this play? I disliked when some of the parts the mic just crashed and made a very big noise.

  1. Who would you recommend this play to ? I would recommend it for intermediate kids and high school kids too.  

  1. What would you tell people who were interested in going to see Grease? It had great jokes and very talented people

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Land Wars

How to make Takakau

How to make Takakau
We are learning to follow the structure of a procedural text.

Takakau was made in the 1800s. When the british people came to New Zealand they gave them the maori flour and water and the Maori people made Takakau it is maori bread.    

To make Takakau you would need.
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
100ml milk or water.

Step by step insturction

  • First sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle  of the flour and pour milk and then pour the milk in slowly, stirring as you pour.
  • Now knead the dough for a minute.
  • Sprinkle flour onto a baking tray and put the dough onto it.
  • Shape the dough so that it is 2cm thick
  • Put the tray in the oven for thirty minutes at 200 degrees celsius.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Movies

On Tuesday July 25 2017, My brother cousin and I went to the movies to watch a movie called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in 3D.

We all got ready and walked to the movies because it was nearby. When we got in, We payed for our tickets got our 3D glass bought popcorn large drinks and then we went inside.

There weren't much people and when we got in the movie had already started so that was  sad.

When the movie had finished we all got up from our chairs and walked to this man gave him our glass and then walked out and then went back home.

I had a great experience and it was loads of fun.        

Monday, 24 July 2017

The pools

One Wednesday 19th 2017, My Cousin Family and I went to the pools.

First we got ready we put on our swim suits and then left the house the pools wasn't far so we walked.

When we got there we payed and then hoped right into the pool we were having lots of fun jumping off the side of the pool and doing flips.

Later on our mum and dad said we had to go back home so we got out of the pool got dressed bought an ice cream and walked back home.    

We had lots of fun and It was a good experince.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Skate park

On July 18 2017, My brothers cousin and I went to the skate park and mall.

First we got ready and then walked outside of the house to get a taxi so it could drop us of at the train station.

After It took us to the train train station we bought us train cards so we could get in threw the gates. When we got off the we started walking to a skate park that was nearby so we could skate.

Later on we went to buy us some drinks and then go to the mall. When we got into the mall we were just looking around for twenty minutes.

Then after that we got out of the mall went back to the train station it took us back and then when we got off the train. We took a taxi and went back home.

It was a tiring day and we had lots of fun.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

On a Trip

On Monday 17th 2017, My family and I flew to Thailand. Our flight was a 6:00am. We all had to get up at 3:00am to get ready and go to the airport.

When we got to the airport we had breakfast at MacDonald after breakfast we went to find our gate and number. We had to stop a Sydney and then from Sydney to Thailand.

When we got to Sydney we had to wait for an hour because our flight got delayed after an hour then called all the people who is going to Thailand please come to gate 35 so we went to gate 35 and hoped on the plane and had to wait hours it was a long 10 house and I got sick half of the way.

when we landed we got out of the plane went to got our bags and go to my uncle that was waiting for us.    

Thursday, 6 July 2017


            Today In room 8 we made brownies for the last day of schoolImage result for brownies transparent

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Explanation Writing

Explanation Writing
We are learning to follow the structure of an explanation
Write your explanation here. Check that it follows the structure of an explanation.
Introduction: What are you explaining?
School is a place that children between the ages of five and eighteen go to so that they can learn. There is Primary school, Intermediate and High school in New Zealand. There are different for different classes age levels. Classes tend have between twenty and thirty students and they each have one adult teacher.
Paragraph 1 Every Term we have school holidays. What do you do in school holidays? Well you do this you get up have breakfast and then go and watch tv the day or draw game go outside play on a trampoline or swing in you swimming pool.
Paragraph 2  What if you get bored? Well you do some blogging  learn some new skills learn a backflip learn how to run up the wall. You can learn how to do maths or do some reading.
Paragraph 3 Or you can join a holiday program that would be good because you don't have to stay at home and you get to do activities every day and you won’t get bored.     
Conclusion So this is what you can do to survive the holidays.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Today in room 8 we made a replica of Pompeii it was destroyed in a volcanic eruption so we remade that eruption.

The first thing we did was each table group made something from the town and we all used different Items like sand and clay.

It was an disappointment because it did't really flood all the other parts of Pompeii   


What is Matariki

What is Matariki? Matariki is Maori name for the star cluster or pleiades and it is maori new year. Other cultures celebrate it like Samoa Tonga and Hawaii.

Why we celebrate Matariki? We celebrate Matariki because this is the Maori new year in matariki you can see seven stars known as the seven sisters there are more stars than seven but the naked eye can only see 7.

What they eat? They eat seafood birds seals and other seafood they also get together as a family and have a big feast with all the food they gather.

So this is what they do on Matariki.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Sumopaint: Matariki

This is a art piece that I crated about Matariki. 


In Technology this what I made. It was a pattern I carved out painted green and then put it on piece of paper so I could put it threw a machine so it would get printed on paper.     

Friday, 16 June 2017


What is school? School is a place we we come to learn to get skills and to work with other people. All around the world there are schools. You start school when you are 5 then from five you become older as you become older you go thru puberty and then you learn what changes in your body.  
What happens in school? In school we learn Maths, we do Reading Writing, PB4L and topic studies. Some schools do the same thing every day some don’t. In school they have values like respect others learning property and the environment .
Why we need to go to school? We need to go to school to learn so we could get a better education. How? Well we have to come to school everyday and if we don't come to school everyday we will miss out on our learning. If you come to school everyday you get a good job more money so you could have a good future.

In conclusion this why we should come to school.

Monday, 15 May 2017

New Zealand dance company

last Wednesday some people can from New Zealand dance company to perform at Glenbare school and the part that I liked was the fight part because it was cool.    

Saturday, 22 April 2017

My Holiday

On Friday 21st April 2017, I was in Glenbrae Skids. We went to Extreme Bowling.

We went with the Glen Taylor and Glen Innes Skids kids. When we reached there, we were splitted into two groups. One group went for bowling and the other one went to the gaming arcade. I was in the game arcade group. The kids were in the gaming arcade group got a special card. So we could play games for free.

After playing in the gaming arcade for one and a half hour, we went to the bowling and the other group came to the arcade.

After finished the bowling session we had some biscuits to eat and waited for the bus to pick us up. After 20 minutes later the bus came and dropped us off back to school.

Hurray! We had a lot of fun.  

Sunday, 16 April 2017


This is a art that I have created showing how my family celebrated Easter.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Case of The red handle vandal

The Case of The red handle vandal
Main character(s)
Max Nina
Other characters
Justin Trent, Trevor North Nathan Krammer
Backyard on the clothes line
Red blotches all over the clothes
Main Events
Red blotches all over the clothes and Max and Nina went to ask Justin Trent, Trevor North Nathan Krammer.
The fingerprint on the clothes
The found out that Trevor North did because of Mrs Locke complained to his parents

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

After the Spill By Maria gill

After the Spill By Maria gill

In the morning 5 October 2011 a ship called Rena was crossing the ocean from Napier, New Zealand to Tauranga something happened it was an oil spill the boat sank it was under the water for 3 weeks.  

What happened next?
During the accident around Tauranga Bay. (Rena the Ship) Bow Crashed a the reef and all the oil spill out everywhere around the ship. Lots of Local people were left with lots of questions, (Would toxins in the oil affect marine life?). Scientists research the impacts on marine life to help local people find their answer.
What did the research team find ?
The scientist collected data thousands of samples  Of kaimoana.  There was a lot of Plankton and algae in the ocean going into the sea food. Scientists monitored the ocean to see if mussels were alright for humans to eat it.
Because the mussels are infected.
Created by Charlie, Alex, Trent

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Te Reo Moari


Our environment is very important. We need to look after our Air, Water and Earth so we don't die.

Our Air is very important for us to breath. But people are polluting the air with big factories, fairs, cars, Cow Farts and fumes. All of these things release greenhouse gases and this causes global warming and then this means that it would be too hard to live on earth because it will be too hot.

We need water to drink. Humans are polluting the water by throwing horrible stuff in the water like waste, oil leaks from boats, and much more but, not only humans pollute the water cows do too by pooping in the river. This waste could cause us to have no more drinking water which we need to survive.

We need to look after our earth. But we are not because we are cutting down trees and littering and also placing down concrete so other plants can't grow. This all leads to humans being extinct because our earth is becoming more polluted and hard to live in.

This is why humans are polluting our environment by polluting the air with factories, water by littering, and earth by chopping down trees.  

Friday, 17 March 2017

How we can look after our health

Drinking water is really important for your health. To keep yourself healthy you need to drink a lot of water this helps because it will keep you fit and strong . If you’re hungry water will make you full and sometimes If you feel hungry but you're actually thirsty drinking water will stop this. You should drink 8 cups a day.
Eating Proper food is very important for your health. You need to eat proper food like fruits and vegetables. Eating fruit vegetables will keep you healthy when you're old and it will also give the vitamins you need. You should also eat 5 plus a day.
Doing proper exercise is very important. You need to do proper exercise so you can make you body fit and healthy. Exercise will help to feel happy because it releases endorphins into your brain. It also helps you stay in shape and it will increases you to be more active.
This is how I think that you need to keep your body health.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


We have been reading a book about power by Anna Meyer and Andrew Dickson this is a poster that me and my friend made together about wind power.    

Tuesday, 14 March 2017


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Date: 10 may 2016

So my reference will look like animalkingdomvideos, 2016

We have been learning to reference our images that is labelled for reuse and reference the authors name date and link


Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Poster of Pollution

Don't pollute the Water it is bad for the Environment. Put the right rubbish in the right bin and recycle and If you see rubbish near the drain pick it up and put it in the rubbish bin because it will end up in our rivers.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Science Intensive

Today in Mrs Tofa's class we had science intensive. We learnt about water pollution. I learnt that the most rubbish is in the pacific ocean. This is because lots of our rubbish goes down the drain, which can injure and kill sea life as well as damaging their habitats.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Air Pollution


We went on a field trip around the playground and used a clean paper towel to wipe objects and surfaces. This is what we found dirt and black stuff from cars. Air pollution affects us even though we can't always see it.

Monkey Fever/ Current events

Monday, 27 February 2017

Bird Feeders

Today in room 8 we all made bird feeders out of recycled products. This was part of our lesson on Wastewise. We were learning how to reuse reduce and recycle.We are helping the environment instead of harming it by making these bird feeders. When the birds are finished we will put all of the materials in the recycling bins at school.



In class we have been learning about waste wise. I made this poster to show what to put in the right bin. If you put recycling stuff in the rubbish bin it will become rubbish when it gets to the dump. This will remind us not to contaminate our recycling and to put things in the right bins.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

My Weekend

On Sunday the 19th my three baby cousins came over. First we played on the Playstation and we all played Minecraft. We built houses and made cool stuff.

After that we watched television. We watched cartoons like Spongebob. We watch a lot of cartoons about Spongebob at home.

Then my mum told us to come outside because she built a fort for us. We played in the fort for a bit, then we played with a skipping rope which was fun.

After all of that, my Aunt, Uncle and Grandma came to pick up my cousin. We had some food and then they went home.

Tagul Reading

In reading we learnt identity. This is a Tagul that shows you about my identity.  

Tuesday, 21 February 2017


Yesterday we learnt about how do another strategy to solve multiplication problems. CHECK IT OUT ABOVE!  

Friday, 10 February 2017


Today in maths we did colouring we had to colour the shapes in the different colour and we times the number to find out how to match the colour. There were some patterns left over because they were prime numbers and they could only be timed by themselves and one.  

Friday, 3 February 2017


Today my class and I made a Infographic. Trent, Aj and I worked together to make an infographic about Room 8.

About Me


Hi my name is Alex C.  I was born in New Zealand,Tauranga I am a year 7 in Glenbrae School. I’m from Samoa and India. My favourite subject is Writing, I love writing and I like playing rugby too. My hobby is playing sports and video games. When I grow up I would like to be a cop. I have two brothers and I live with my mum and dad. I love eating homemade fries and chicken. My favourite superhero is batman.    

Thursday, 12 January 2017

If my teacher ask me to tell the class about my trip Summer Learning Journey Week 4 Day 20


If my teacher ask me to tell the class about my trip, I would say the things that I have learnt from my travel is how the Australian people celebrate their national day. I also learnt about music and arts. I went to the zoo and I had a elephant ride. I took a picture with a python. I feed giraffes and I also learned about the great barrier reef. I made videos about my summer activities I interviewed my brother. I learned about the big landscapes in Australia. I also made my own national holiday. I learned three interesting facts about Hillary Clinton. I watched Australian shows. I also learned about Richie Macaw and much more. I learned what Australian people eat for breakfast. summer learning journey was a great holiday activity. I learned lots from this program especially about Australia and this program kept me entertained throughout the holidays. I wish this program carry on for a long time.   

The first thing from my travel Summer Learning Journey Week 4 day 20

The first thing from my travel I have learnt is how people celebrate their national day and the second thing is what they eat and how they live their lives.