Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Kapa Haka

In Kapa Haka the year 8 girls have been learning to do long poi. Half of us have mastered the over head part but some still have to learn it. We have been practising in preparation for the Gala and school performances. I think that we are going to be good, all we have to do is learn the timing of the actions.

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Today is science we played with fire.... Seriously we boiled water, we lit magnesium and watched what happened to iron when it got close to the flame. I learnt that when magnesium goes close to the Orange part of the flame it catches fire and it creates a bright white light.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Wellington Year 8 Trip

This flipagram shows just some of the things that the year 8s did in Wellington. We had a blast and the things I enjoyed the most were rock
climbing and playing touch.
We had a lot of laughs and learnt something's we didn't know.
I really enjoyed the trip. 🚂⚓️✈️

Athletics 2014

I'm so proud of Oaklands at the zones we had a lot of 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing. I was unable to get any of those but was lucky enough to come an amazing 4th place in long distance. I'm extremely proud of my efforts.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Jubilee Writing

Oaklands School had their 50th Jubilee on Labour weekend this year. I am in Year 8. In 50 years time when they have their 100th Jubilee I will be 62. In 50 years I think these changes would have happened at Oaklands School....

I think that classes will be smaller in numbers so that students will be able to have more time with the teacher which  will benefit in their learning. I think that the colour paint of the school will change such as a different colour for each classrooms for each year group like blue for the Year 7/8 or red for the Year 5s.

Also, I think that some new buildings will be added such as a Year 7/8 common room for us to just hang out and do our work in a comfortable environment, also the wooden playground should come back because when I was younger it was the best thing ever and they should bring it back.

I believe that each classroom should have a smartboard, for those who don't know what they are,they are pretty much a TV/whiteboard you can connect your laptop up to it then you can draw on it using it's electronic pen.

These are just a few things that I think will change. I hope that some of my predictions will come true. If they do I might just be the next "That's So Raven."

"That's So Raven, it's the future I can see,
 Thats So Raven, it's so mysterious to me"
 "Yep that's me."

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Production 2014

This years production was so fun. The cast was amazing and the parent and teacher help was even more amazing. The cast learnt their lines so well and very quickly. The production turn out amazing.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Speech compertion speech

Children should be in government

(Childish voice) "Hi, I'm Sophie and I'm 7 and if I was in government, I would have only kids stay up till 8 o'lock and even 8:30 on weekends and we would be allowed to have ice cream every night."
If you asked a child what would they do if they were in government most of their answers would be similar to that.

But on a serious note some children do want all kids to have a nice house so they have somewhere to call home and somewhere warm so they don't get sick which results in less doctor appointments because I know going to the doctors isn't always fun but if children were in government we would make the doctors fun by having the rooms different colours and toys to play with and even a TV to watch. Also we would want kids to have nice clothes because some families can't afford rain coats, umbrellas and even running shoes so we would want to help them.

But because we are children we have not experienced the world before and therefore we are not influenced by previous outbreaks such as droughts, wars, the Wahine disaster and Tangiwai rain disaster therefore we are not worried about them but we are more worried about who's in for tag.

when disagreements come to hand usually men would solve it over a hurtful war, when women would discuss the problem over tea and biscuits but children on the other hand would resolve the problem in a fun way.

The decisions would be different because obviously we think differently. You think of rebuilding the Christchurch cathedral when we think of more Mr Whippy trucks.

In the unlikely hood we would need to go to war instead of guns and bombs which hurt, kill and destroy we will have water pistols and water balloons and lolly grenades.

So why don't we have children in government, yes we might not know everything that you are talking about but we do know what kids and parents want.

In conclusion if you want the world to have wars and be glum keep children out of government but if you want the world to be fun and exciting why not put kids in government we do come up with some funky ideas.