Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to Pitch a tent.....

Fly (Outer tent)
Inner tent

INSTRUCTIONS (Be aware that this may not be suitable for some types of tents)

During this process, make sure that you put spare pegs and poles in to the bag it came in.

1. First of all, you will need to unfold the base of the tent and lay it down. Ensure that the opening of the tent is facing the right way. Get a peg and place it through the eyelit. Hammer it in to the ground at a 45 degree angle AND so it is a bit hard to pull out. Repeat on every corner.

2. Once you have finished hammering the pegs, you will have to get the poles out and clip the black hooks on to the poles. One pole, through the inner tent. Once they reach the other side of the tent have a friend pull it out and put it in the second smaller eyelet. Repeat this process for the second pole.

3. Thirdly, you will need the fly (outer tent). Place it carefully on top of the inner tent. Make sure that the fly’s entrance matches the inner tents door.

4. You will find that there are little ropes attached to the fly. These are called Guy Ropes. You will need more pegs for this. Hammer them down as you did the same with the four corners. But you don’t need to secure it as tightly.

5. Once you have finished that, you may admire you’re perfectly pitched tent.

Hopefully . . . . . .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

If your wondering what this little movie is then here goes.... This movie is for my Immersion Task that I had to do on one of the few korero's and this one is called: Gum is Dumb. Gum is Dumb was quite a new Korero and I thought I could do a animation on it. So if you want to watch this movie then I suppose you might like to have a little look at my movie...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An amazing Camp highlight.....

The highlight of Camp TC for me was ROCK UP, but the one that surprised me most was the one and only: DUNKER. The aim of the game was to see how long you can stay on top and not get dunked in the water. Unfortunately, I got dunked into the water with one throw, with a surprising fall into the cold water. The most valuable lesson I learnt at ROCK UP, was knowing how to work with a team and Co-Operating altogether. Camp was also about learning our heading for Camp this year and it was to TAKE CHARGE.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I said to myself “I can’t wait to start tech”. Walking into Tamaki College was like entering a whole new enviroment. It was like I was in wonderland.

As the children were chattering we got there we got told to line up in our Tech lines to wait for our teachers to come and take us. As I was chattering excitedly to my friend next to me, we got told to start making our way to science class with Mr Duan. I was so EXCITED!!

Making our way to the science room, I was walking hurriedly eager to step inside the science room for the very first time. We got to sit anywhere we wanted to, but there had to be at least 5 or more people at your science table. At my table was Ala, Jarna, Matthew, Aidan and of course me.

Once we were seated in our seats, nice and comfortable, without wasting any time we got started straight away. I was ready to start doing experiments and start mixing chemicals and liquids when he said, “Today we are just going to start with the simple things” and that’s when I froze completely for a whole minute saying in my head “WHAT DID HE SAY?”

My brain was so caught in the moment about learning about plants and living creatures that I totally forgot about wanting to learn about experiments and chemicals. Mr Duan finally asked me a question about living creatures. He asked me “Sylvia, Is a tree a living thing?”. I looked at him with a weird look and then the answer popped into my head. I said “YES!’’ and it was correct.

We did other things like looking at pictures of venous flytraps and and knowing what they like to do and eat. I was learning a new skill every time he told us about a new living creature or mammal or even plants. It was very impressing to know that my Science class had known a lot of new things in 2 hours tops.

Once we heard the Tamaki bell go we had to leave the Science room with sadness. We got taken out of the Science room with our Science teacher, Mr Duan. We lined up outside near the Tamaki College gates right near the front. Mrs Nua said in a loud voice to start walking back to school.

So it sadly came to an end. I had learnt a great experience with Mr Duan and hoping to do it again so I was quite happy. I was hoping that tech could have been a lot longer, but the main thing was I learnt something.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


If you don't know what this weird looking thing is, then it is called a Pie Chart. This is how I found out what people's favorite animal was. Look at this and you'll find out.

First I had to go on Google docs and find out how to make a form and graph. Then I used a tally chart to see how many people liked a Cheetah, Tiger, Jaguar, Shark, Zebra and a Pussy cat which was extra.

As you can see below, the most popular animal was obviously a Cheetah with 44% and then followed by a Jaguar with 24%. I would have thought a Tiger had been the best because of it's speed and you know it's teeth and strong parts.

So now that you know what a pie Chart is, you can learn how to make one and know how to use one. Now in your own spare time or maths time you can make a Pie Chart, that's only if you want to.
11 (44%)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Going to Swimarama for me was AWESOME!! My day started off feeling like I was abandoned, and then it felt like I was a PRINCESS. It was just a perfect sunny day to be at the pools.

As I entered the pools it was like water land, it was just a AMAZINGLY COOL!! There were Diving boards, a hydroslide, An Indoor pool and a normal pool for everyone to have fun. The first time I had stepped into the pool I felt like I was in a fridge with nothing in it but ice. I stayed in there for a little while and got a little warmer.

I couldn’t stop fiddling with my fingers because I had to wait for the Diving pool and Hydroslide to open. Once they were open I said to myself “ Thank Goodness! The slide and Diving pool is open!” I said in a loud voice to my brother while running “ LET’S HAVE SOME FUUUNNN!!”

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go on the hydroslide or the diving board first it was so hard to decide. So I closed my eyes and imagined which one would be more fun. I opened my eyes and started to make my way to the Diving board.

I got there and I started to climb the ladder to get to the top. I got up and I looked down, I was trying to figure out if I should jump down or I should go back down. I looked down on the diving board saying to myself “ You can do this Sylvia, you can do this”. I closed my eyes and jumped down saying “ WOOHOO!!! “ I felt great once I had done it but the waters went right through my ears so I might go and have a turn on the hydroslide.

I entered the chamber of the hydroslide and I had to walk up the steps steadily and carefully. When I got to the top of the slide there was a green light and a red light. The person in front of me went when the green light went on. The green light came on and I sat on the slide and slid down yelling out “ YAHOO!!”

I had had enough time with the hydroslide and diving pool so I went and played pool tiggy with my brother in the big pool. An hour later me and my brother got called by my uncle because we had to go home. We went to our uncle and both thanked him for taking us to Swimarama and he replied back“ It’s alright!”

Well I thought that would of been my best day in the holidays because it was me and my brothers day to have fun outdoors. I’m wishing we can go there again next holidays. It was the best day ever!!!