Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Nelson Mandela

1. When was Nelson Mandela born?
July 18, 1918
2. Where was Nelson Mandela born?
Eastern coast of Africa in Mvezo
3.  Name the organisation he stated as a young adult?
activist with the African National Congress
4. When did Nelson Mandela lead the Defiance campaign?
5. When was Nelson Mandela arrested and put in jail.
6. Where was the jail?
Robben Island in Africa
7. How long was Nelson Mandela in prison for?
20-27 years
8.  What was Nelson Mandela awarded with ?
Nobel Peace Prize
9. What was that award for?
End apartheid
10.  When did Nelson Mandela step down as the president of South Africa?

Friday, 26 June 2015

Science intensive week

This week,the senior school had its science intensive week. All the students from Rooms 7,8,9 and 10,went to different classes and learnt different things.

On Wednesday Room 9 students went to Room 8 with Mrs Moopanar and we made fizzy lemonade and it did not taste so good. It tasted like a rotten orange. We also did another experiment with ice cubes.

On Thursday, Room 9 students went to Room 7 to make some bread. We walked inside and there was a table of ingredients for the bread. There was yeast, sugar, flour and much much more. We made a mixture so we could pour it into a bottle and put a balloon on top, we put it into the sun to make the balloon rise.

On the same day, we visited Room 10 to see what we were going to do. We walked in and there was ingredients to make scones. There were 2 ingredients that were standing out to me. L & P and Sprite. We made the sconces and ate it with milk, it was so yummy.

By Maara

Friday, 29 May 2015

Asthma show

Today, on a sunny morning, Glenbrae students had a show on Asthma in the School Hall. We meet this man named Chris he was talked about Asthma, Chris said” that Asthma is really sad, because Asthma is when you can’t breath problem and it’s like you are breathing in a small straw”.

Thursday, 21 May 2015



Today i went on a math site called IXL math and did a math quiz on fraction revue

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


On the Trail of a Taniwha. Review.  By Maara, Lindakiki and Aaliyahna

This story is about when students from St Joseph’s go on a Trip to learn about Taniwha. Students are really excited to be seeing the Taniwha. A Taniwha is a drawing that had lasted now for a century. The Taniwha is drawn by an artist but, these drawing’s show that it’s to preserve their local ovf maori art. This story was about drawing’s that nobody knows who had drawn it. The Taniwha were drawn in a cave they painted it using maori paint. They say that some of the drawings actually are “ true ” but some say “ it’s not true “.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Keeping ourselves healthy during winter

Monday May 18 2015
Keeping ourselves healthy during winter:

  • Cut your nails short and clean every day.
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  • Go to the doctors if you have a cold.
  • Bring healthy lunch to school.
  • Have a shower before and after school.
  • Use a comb to get rid of head lice.
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  • Wash your hand before eating.
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  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Use warm thing during winter.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Cher Ami

Cher Ami was a female homing pigeon who had been donated by the pigeon fanciers of Britain for use by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in France during World War I and had been trained by American pigeoneers.

Cher Ami was awarded with a medal for bravery.As she was returning to the corps with a message she was shot on her right leg,but she kept on flying.Cher Ami saved 200 soldiers that was in battle.

She survived for a year and died on 13 June 1919 from her wounds.

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Friday, 8 May 2015


This is a poem that i have learnt over the past week.
The author of this poem is Dwayne Gordon

School, it is stressing at times.
Many times I don't even have it on my mind.
School is good, and it is bad, there are times I think that I'm going to be mad.
It is a good thing to go to school, so that you could remember the rules.
Don't be shy.
Don't be a fool.
Go to school, and learn all the rules.

Respect Learning

Respect Self

No Joke

Friday, 24 April 2015


WALT: We are learning to Write Poems - Cinquain
Success Criteria: I am able to use the Cinquain notes and template to help me write a Cinquain

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Freezing storms
Making things very cold

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Subtraction Battle

Today i have played this really cool math learning game and as you can see
i have won the game,and it is cool that you can verse other people.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Walk the plank

Today i have just finished playing this great math learning game and it is like a mystery plus a memory
game, so this is testing your memory for the words that you know or learn.

World Series

Today i have played this game witch is called World
Series and it is a great learning game for kids.

I enjoyed this game because i can test my skills with the whole world.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Malama Honua

Malama Honua Event

On a bright sunny hot morning,the senior students from Glenbrae school went to the Point England Reserve with the other students from the Manaiakalani cluster.

Everyone was at Point England beach and there were over 2000 people  there. Once all the 12 schools were there, the waka arrived and a small  speed boat brought the crew from  the waka  to the beach.

When everyone came off the boat, we started to sing some waiatas and performed  the haka to welcome them.  We all enjoyed it and we had so much fun. Then people from both sides exchanged speeches and more singing followed.

Finally they introduced themselves and we did high fives as our farewell.Some of the students from Glenbrae school were chosen to stay back and have a korero with them while the rest of the seniors walked back to school in the hot scorching sun.

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By Maara

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Cyber Smart Padlet

Today Room 9 was writing something about, how to be cyber smart, down  here is what i did..................

Friday, 13 March 2015

The big game

Friday 13 February 2015

The big game
WALT: I learnt a new strategy to write reading responses.I used the key words in the questions to help me look for the answer in the text.

By using this strategy, I was able to answer this question correctly.I felt good because i am getting better at answering questions

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Butterfly creek

                                                        Butterfly creek

WALT:I am learning to write a Recount.

On Monday 9th of February Room 9 and 10 students went  to butterfly creek to learn about dinosaurs.

A tour guide took us into a little room and was talking about dinosaurs and showed us dinosaur
poo and dinosaur teeth.

When we finished listening to Paul, we split up into two groups. My group went to the fish room and we saw Nemo and other beautiful, colored fish. From the aquarium we went to the butterfly room which was very warm to keep the butterflies alive.

After that we went on the train and it was a really short ride but we got to see more dinasaurs, goats, pigs and chickens. When we finished there we went to the crocodile show and there were two people hosting the show. Once they went in the cage they were introducing themselves and the crocodile. Its name was scarce and what they did was they had fish heads on hooked lines so they could feed the crocodile. This was exciting to watch.

When we finished watching the crocodile show we looked at a tarantula and then we were done. we went back on the bus and left to go back to school.

I had a lot of fun there i got to learn new things that I never knew before.