Student Blogs

Friday, 16 April 2021

Māori Myths and Legends: Tama-nui-te-rā

 In Te Wairua Pakiki 4, one of our reading groups is called Tama-nui-te-rā. Tama-nui-te-rā is the sun so our reading group all read the story 'How Māui slowed the sun' and retold it in their own words. Here is the slide by Alfonsus, Sani, Solomon and Vili.



Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Māori myths and legends - Kahukura, the legend of the rainbow and Atua of war

 In our space we have named our reading groups after Māori Atua. We have chosen Atua who are lesser known but still have interesting stories. One of the Atua we have chosen is Kahukura God of Rainbows and War. 

We have done some research and recreated our own interpretation. Have a read of some of our retold myths and legends by Xavier, Taniela and Sione.



Monday, 12 April 2021

Cycbersmart Challenge #8 - Google Presentation Animations

Cycbersmart Challenge #8 is all about Google Presentation Animations. We learnt how to create animations for our blogs using Google Slides and the 'duplicate' function on our slides. Our wero or challenge was to create a sailing boat using the auto shapes and line tools. We also had to add a background slide to make it look more realistic. From there we learnt how to use the 'duplicate' tool to copy our background and move our sailing boat. The idea was to try and replica real movement of a ship through water. Here are some of our activities by  Sione, Briana and Vili.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Wonderopolis by Sione

Today I did an activity about Echidna. They are these animals that looks like a hedgehog mixed with a mole. This activity was pretty easy. Something I found difficult was nothing because this whole activity was easy. Something I found easy was answering the questions because we could of just went and looked back for the information. Here Is My Work Below!
Have you read a Wonderopolis article before?

Thursday, 8 April 2021

What is statistics?

This term we have been learning about statistics. First we had a discussion as a class to see how much we remembered (we didn't remember much). Then we watched a video and continued to have some more conversations. We created our own graffiti page about the key words and pictures that stood out to us individually. Here are some of our creations.
We learnt that statistics is the study of data: how to collect, analyze, summarise and present it. Statistics can include mean, median, mode, minimum value, maximum value, range, and standard deviation. What do you know about statistics?

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Cybersmart Challenge #7 by Moala

Cybersmart Challenge #7 was about knowing how to use your tool bars. I used the tool bar to use the shapes to create a fish and added a underwater background. I first clicked a button with a square and a circle. I clicked shapes then I chose the shape I wanted for the fish body and carried on making the fish. I added more things to make it look like it is underwater! So Far this is my favourite Cybersmart Challenge. Check it out!

Friday, 2 April 2021

Journey Through Holy Week by Xavier, Jonah, Aston and Taniela

This week is a very special week for us here at St. Pius X Catholic School in Auckland. Last week was Holy Week. It is a time where we commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus' life on this earth. These are the days leading up to the great Easter Feast. The Lenten season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end. Here is an activity completed by Xavier, Jonah, Aston and Taniela.