Monday, December 16, 2013

Mandela's Life & Death:'(

Rolihlahla Mandela was born on July 18th 1918. He is now known as Nelson Mandela because when he was younger, his teacher couldn't say his name properly. So she/he started calling him Nelson to make it easier to say. Ever since then, everyone started calling him Nelson Mandela. His occupation was civil rights activist, a world leader and a writer. He sounds like one of those Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks people who stands up for their country and fights for equality.

In his early life, he went to a school near Qunu and received the name Nelson. When Nelson finished school, he attends healdtown, the Wesleyan College at Fort Beaufort. In the year 1939, Mandela enrols at the University College at Fort Hare in Alice. The year after that, he was expelled.

Mandela was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in 1982. He wasted 20 years of his life time in jail with nobody to talk to and if he was lucky, he would of gotten a really thin mattress to lay on. When Nelson was released in 1990, he

When Nelson Mandela’s time ended on December 6th 2013, everybody has been talking about him a lot. As everyone says their goodbyes, Mandela’s body is taken away. A new life begins for Rolihlahla/Nelson Mandela.

From Nelson Mandela, the world can learn to never let life put you down and be the best you can.

Happy:) - By Pharrell

Friends from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

In the last few weeks Annliz, Ana & I have been working on a movie. The songs called Happy By Pharrell & its created by ^us.^ Enjoy:))

Thank You!!!


Thank you Johnson & Johnson, The Variety Club & MOTAT for bringing Pt England School wonderful gifts that we really appreciate. I'm sure everyone would really love it and they will treasure it. Also thank you for coming to see the Prize Giving dances.

From you, I have received stencils in a box. After I took a peek at it, I wrapped it back up and got it ready to go under the Christmas tree with all the other presents. It was grateful of you to unexpectedly bring us these presents:)

Friday, December 13, 2013

One Awesome Day @ Action World:))

While the year 8 Pt Englanders were away, the rest of the intermediate were gonna have an awesome day at Action world. We were going to Action World because the year 8 were going on camp and it wouldn't be fair on the year 7. It was really exciting to hear that we were going there for a trip, but the dumb part of the teachers speech was that we had to pay $20. That was a bummer.

As I opened the curtains on Friday morning, the sun shone through lighting up my whole room. I changed into my mufti, brushed my hair, packed my lunch, brushed my teeth and tidied up my room. The alarm went of and that means green light which also means its time to go.

I excitedly arrived at school thinking about nothing but Action World. As I play hand games with my friends, everyone patiently waits for the bus. When the vehicle finally arrived, it parked up on the side of the road. The students, parents and teachers find a seat to sit in. During the ride I notice the location we were in. It was West Auckland. On the way I obviously saw people, houses, trees, land and the window I looked out.

I rushed to get out of the bus and walked to the entrance of Action World. When I saw all the obstacles, it wasn’t what I was expecting. I expected more activities and a inside Action World. Once you play on it, it’s actually really fun.

A kind man named Jerry welcomed us to this place. He told us all the rules and the most important one was to always land on your back or bottom when you fall. My groups first obstacle course was the Jumping Slide. The jumpers had to jump or flip and safely land into a bouncy castle thingy. The sliders put themselves into a sack and slide down a steep slide. They also land into a bouncy castle thingy.

HONK!! Jerry blew the whistle meaning we had to move onto the next obstacle. Free Climb is a inflatable rock climbing wall. You just, climb it like a normal rock climbing wall. The instructor for the free climb said “So you’re gonna climb and make your way up onto the two blue rocks.” “Then you’re gonna let go and land like a starfish.” As she was talking, she also demonstrated it for us. After my turn was over, I thought that it was pretty easy.

HONK!! As Jerry blew the whistle again, my group rushed to the next obstacle to get a place in line. “Who’s brave?” The lady asked. People replied “I am.” So the brave people moved to the front and got to have the first goes. Oh and this course was called Jungle Swings. So once you've made your way up the ladder, you stand with our feet apart and stick your bottom out. You put both your hands on the U shaped swing. Then you swing to the next one and the next one and the next one and then you jump over the batman cat.

So I stuck my bottom out and held onto the swing. I swung and dropped, just for a practise. On my next try, I swung feeling the cold air blowing past my face. I grabbed the next swing, then the third swing and the forth. I let go and dropped onto the bouncy castle thingy. I thought that the Jungle Swing was cool.

HONK!! You know what that means, it was time to eat. For morning tea/lunch, I had a calcium, a chocolate doughnut, chips and biscuits. I wasn't really that hungry so I just drank my calcium then I left.

Jerry said that we could have free time. I first went to go practise on the little free rope then tried the big one. As I climbed the ladder, I was feeling nervous but excited at the same time. Slowly I took a step. The wind kept on blowing me but I kept balance. About 5 steps later, I finally fell feeling relaxed as me in my bed.

On my next turn I did the same thing, but listened to Jerry. He shouted “Look at the end of the rope and put your shoulders back!!!” So I kept on laughing and with the help of Jerry, I made it to the other end. I heard the boys yelling “Shot Quziyah!!!” I took my first step as I was walking backwards. I dropped and landed on my bottom. I was so glad that I made it halfway.

I tried some other obstacles but on most of them, I failed but tried hard and had a lot of fun. Sadly the day came to an end. We travelled on the bus back to school and everything went back to normal. It was so awesome at Action World:))

My Reflection:))

In the last couple of years, we've been having net-books at Pt England School. I'm gonna be honest but some people are sometimes distracted meaning they play games and go on dogie sites. Most people are well on task meaning they do their work and they are focused, like me.

Having a net-book that's connected to the internet everyday is awesome. I have discovered new things on the internet that has really been helping my learning. I have mostly used sites like Google Docs, Xtra Math, Math Whizz, Vimeo, Flickr, Evernote and the team 5/room 15 site.

The most significant thing I've learnt by my self is how to learn, create and share. We create using other devices too like ipads, video camera’s and imacs/computers. I share my work by posting it on my blog and my whole story is about my learning.

I have managed my self well this year and I have also been working with others. We haven’t been working with the teacher a lot this year, but its alright because its like a challenge to see if we could do things by ourselves and it's going really good. The intermediate block has learnt a lot this year by using our net-books and that's incredible.