Friday, 2 December 2016

Year 7 & 8 Camp 2016

Camp 2016 was a great experience... it was a great time to bond with each other as well as doing some fun activities in an outside environment. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Spanish Introduction 2016...

Hi my name is Patrick and I go to St Pius X Catholic School. I am 12 years old and I'm Samoan. I hope to be a professional League player when I grow up. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Technology Lesson Experience (Ice Cream in a Bag)

Ice Cream at Tech.JPGThe most divine cure for any unhappy person… ICE CREAM!!!. Yesterday at tech we made Ice Cream in a bag, I was so excited. Mr Swift (our cooking teacher) gave us some instructions to follow while making the Ice Cream and he gave us the recipe. We had separate bags for the Ice and the Salt and the mixture. In the mixture was Cream, Vanilla Essence and Coconut Milk. After we had all the ingredients set we put them in 2 plastic bags and continuously shook the bag for several minutes to form the Ice Cream.

We stopped shaking the bag “Phew”. We took the Ice Cream out of the bag and placed the Ice Cream in a bowl for all of my group to share. The taste of the Ice Cream was actually nicer than I expected, it had the creamy Vanilla flavour which was nice. The only downfall with the Ice Cream was the amount of Salt we put in, it was a bit salty and I thought we should’ve only put a small portion of salt. The overall review of this lesson was great. I learnt heaps of things and I also learnt a more simple way of making Ice Cream. Making Ice Cream in a bag save much more power.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Maths Problem Explanation

Problem: 47.03 + 1.97 equals _

My Explanation/Strategy:

1. I split the two numbers and add them. So I add 47 and 1 which equals 48. 
2. Then I add the two decimals which are .03 and .97. That will equal 1. 
3. I then add the 48 and the 1 which is 49, therefor the answer is 49. 

The Strategy I used was tidy numbers. 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

Margaret Aylward... (Group Work)

Today our group have been reading about Margaret Aylward. Each member of our group was given one paragraph each to read and we had to state the main ideas of the text. 
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(Patrick) Paragraph 1 Explanation:Margaret Louisa Aylward was born in Waterford on November 23rd 1810. She was the fifth child of William Aylward and Ellen Murphy. Her father helped establish a group that helped unfortunate citizens.

(Stanley) Paragraph 2 Explanation
I think my paragraph was about the land and fortune of the murphy family was being passed down to the Aylward family. !
(Faleaka) Paragraph 3 Explanation:  Thomas Meagher, father of Thomas Francis Meagher was one of the Margaret Aylward’s most prized person.   

(Lusia) Paragraph 4  Explanation: Margaret Louisa Aylward had a strong connection with Br Rice and the christian brothers and have already notice about their uncles connection. Also Margaret and the christian brothers help the irish children's needs by putting them in a school with a help called the presentation sisters.
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(Peli) Paragraph 5 Explanation:
Margaret Aylward received her early education in a small Quaker school in Waterford where she lived for 4 years teaching in the convent and working in a charity pawn shop. Margaret's sister Catherine had joined the Irish Sisters of Charity in Dublin Margaret also joined in 1834 receiving the religious name Sr. Mary Alphonsus Ligouri.

(Wela) Paragraph 6 Explanation:
Margaret Aylward was in a city, where she would labour for the rest of her life.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Prototec Basic Facts Test

This is my Prototec Basic Facts test table record. I use this table to compare my results with my previous tests. This is my evidence for my result. I haven't improved this week I have had the same score for 2 weeks. I hope to improve next week. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

Prototec Basic Facts Test

I have updated my Prototec Basic Facts Infographic and my score has improved. I scored 35/40 and I hope to improve yet again next week. 

Friday, 9 September 2016

Malo e lelei- Tongan Day Reflection

Tongan day was an awesome day, it was great to see everyone embrace their culture by dressing up in their Tongan clothes and the rest dressed up in their own cultural clothes. We were told that we were going to be having a whole school gathering in the hall at lunch time and that we were going to be eating a variety of Tongan food. I really enjoyed the food. Overall it was an entertaining and awesome day.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Prototec Basic Facts Test

I have updated my Prototec Basic Facts Infographic and unfortunately my score has decreased. I scored 34/40, I hope to improve next week.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Happy Fathers Day Dad!!!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's around the world but especially Happy Father's Day to my Dad.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Basketball- Olympics

In our class today we were asked to display our favourite Olympic sport and I chose to display Basketball. I really enjoy Basketball because I love to play it and watch it. 

My Reading Goal...

This week in Reading I have been able to make connection to the text and to state the 5 important things in the text. 

Simplifying Ratios

This week in Maths I have been able to simplify Ratios to it simplest form. I have done this by doing multiple activities and I have been working on a website called Maths is Fun which really helped me achieve this goal. 

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Ratios and Rates

My Maths Goal: To find Ratios and Rates with the amount given.

Today in Maths I have been working on finding Ratios and Rates with the amount I have been given. I have done multiple activities on it and I am proud to say I have achieved it. 

My Evidence: 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Prototec Basic Facts Test

I have updated my Prototec Basic Facts Infographic and I have improved in my test, I score 37/40. I am very proud of myself. 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Jesus the Model Teacher

Today I have learnt that Jesus is the model teacher. I have listed 4 things to show my understand of Jesus being the model teacher.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Prototec Basic Facts

I have updated my Prototec Basic Facts Infographic and I have improved in my tests, I scored 36/40 which was one more than I did in my previous weeks. 

Friday, 19 August 2016

I found a strange package by the door... (Narrative Writing)

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I found a strange package by the door which came from an anonymous company and I felt a bit curious of where it came from. I thought it was a bomb because I have read articles about strange packages arriving at random doors which have bombs inside them. The package said it was for Pat. I thought to myself “should I open it??”, indeed I did. I opened it with caution, I opened it up and there was another layer of wrapping paper and it said Thanks for everything you’ve done for us, it showed the address and it was an address from America, Cleveland Ohio perhaps. I then opened the layer and I saw a box of Kyrie Irving Shoes, a Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey and some free tickets to a game in Cleveland with the accommodation sorted and 5000 dollars  spending money. I was filled with joy, but why was I gifted this?? I now remembered I entered a draw to win some Cavaliers gear and all you had to do was write a short description of why you support the Cavs. this was like Christmas, I was really pleased.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Prototec Basic Facts Test Infographic

I have updated my Infographic I did last week on my Prototec Basic Facts test and I have inserted my result for this week. I have been able to maintain my progress and get the same result as I did last week. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

Everyday Theatre Experience

This is my Infographic I did to explain my Everyday Theatre Experience.

The Ned Show Reflection (Infographic)

This is my Info-graphic I created to display my reflection on the Ned Show in a more interesting way. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

Prototec Basic Facts Test Infograph

This is my Infograph I created using Venngage which is a new app we use in our class to display our work in a more interesting way. In this Infograph I have shown my progress in the last 3 weeks in my Maths Basic Facts Tests. 

Being Smart Online...

Monday August 8th:

Listening to Constable Gordon made me re-think about what I am posting on social media, whether it is a bad thing or just a random social media post. He also pointed out that whatever we post will be in the records of the social media companies/providers we use even if we delete it. By deleting something it doesn't necessarily mean it is deleted.
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

You are invited to our mass of Mercy...

This is my short invitation to all relatives of Room 7 (my class) to partake in our class mass of Mercy. 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Prayer 2016

Defining Prayer:

What is prayer?
Prayer to me is a short message we say to God, either to tell him to forgive us or help us with anything we feel difficult with. Prayer can be a daily routine, we can pray before we eat, before we go to sleep and in ordinary times.

How do you pray?
We can pray in different languages, we can pray individually or we can pray with a group of other people.

When do you pray?
There is no time period which is expected for you to pray, in our class we pray everyday after our morning tea break.

Where do you pray?
You can pray anywhere really, the church isn’t a particular place where you have to pray. You can pray outside under the trees in a quiet place, in your bedroom or anywhere.

What is the most common form of prayer you do?
The most common form of prayer for me is by reading the bible (Lectio Divina). I frequently read the bible in class and I respect God’s word.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Activity 3- Day 7 Weekly Activities...(Holiday Blogging)

Learn: Bonus- This year two new sports are being added to the Paralympic Games. They are canoeing and triathlon. In the triathlon the athletes must swim 750 metres, cycle for 20 kilometres, and then run for 5 kilometres. Paralympic athletes may also compete in other sports including archery, boccia, football, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, swimming, sitting volleyball, track cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. To learn more about all of the Paralympic sports, please visit the 2016 Paralympic Games website.

Imagine that you are on the Paralympic Committee and you have been asked to create one new sport to add to the competition for this year. Use your awesome imagination to design a brand new Paralympic sport. Please remember that some of the athletes will not be able to walk or run and others may be blind or deaf. On your blog, please write:

  1. The name of your sport,
  2. A brief description of how you play the sport, and
  3. Three rules for the sport

Brief Description:

Badminton is a very similar sport to tennis and squash. There can be either 1 person by themselves or 2 people in a doubles team playing against the same number of people. The aim of Badminton is to hit the shuttlecock (the object you hit) over the net and try and make the shuttlecock land on the ground of your opponents side. Therefor you will be given points if you do exactly that.


Image result for badminton1. When the shuttlecock has landed on your side of the net you can't hit it multiple times before hitting it over the net.
Image result for badminton2. When you have received a serve and your partner hit's it at its still on your side of the net you are not allowed to hit it only your partner can regain their own hit.
3. The first to win 3 games/sets of 15 points is the winner of the match. This only applies for men's singles and doubles.