Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Graphics With Mr Pineda

Learn 3D Shapes

Today at Technicraft I attended graphics and 3 dimensional shapes. Mr Pineda our instructor how reviewed us how to cut 3 dimensional shapes. Afterwards my first 3 dimensional shape I had to design. Once you completed a 3 dimensional shape you will gain points for yourself. The harder the cutting, folding, and gluing the pieces together, the more points you will receive.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

💻Technology At Tamaki College!💻

At Tamaki College, we switched classes so that means the year 7's went to graphics with Mr Pineda and the year 8's went to wood working with Mr Grundy.

When the year 7's students went into the room of graphics, we were met by another teacher Mrs Kasipale. We asked the tutor where Mr Pineda was and she said that she didn't know.

We started off the day by reading instructions Mr Pineda provided for us. We had to write our names in different fonts. I did a fire and water kind of font. I also did a lightning font.

My name looked awesome after I finished drawing. I love graphics!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


On Wednesday for tech, the year 7's are going to make Nachos. It is a dish with tortilla chips but we used Doritos topped with melted cheese and often with other savoury toppings. It is originally from Mexico near Texas.

First we crushed two pieces of garlic by putting them in a towel and smashing them with the roller. It smelt like onion put very strong and powerful. We sprinkled it into a pan and poured in canola oil. I put on the oven and stir it until it was brown-ish and crispy. After we put in the mixture, we put in a quarter of mince in the frying pan and combined it with the garlic by mixing them until the mince was golden brown. Then we put in a mixture of baked beans, spaghetti, tomato paste and graved cheese. I mixed and mixed until it was well combined.

I wanted to take it to my dad so I covered it with foil. It was yum!

Banana Muffins At Tech!!!

Today, we had tech at Tamaki College and it was about cooking. We made Banana Muffins with Mrs Tuipulotu. 

First, we had to get the equipment to get ready for Mrs Tuipulotu's instructions. She gave us two bananas and we were instructed to slice them into a bowl. We mashed the bananas until it was so slimy that it felt like saliva with squishy lollies in it. 
After that we put in all the ingredients and baked them in the oven.
Finally we get to eat. It was yum!

Friday, 28 July 2017

🏆School Sharing Assembly For Pasifika Study!!🏆

Today, we had a school sharing assembly where each room had to perform in front of the whole school to showcase their Pasifika study.

Room 1 did a Sasa which is one of three Samoan performances. After a entertaining performance by Room 1, the students went off stage and Room 5 came marching in. They started to sing "Le Aute" which was enjoyable. 

Room 6 came up next. For the first time in Ruapotaka history, we had a cat-walk. They showed off their amazing Tongan and Samoan clothes. 

After, Room 7 came up next. They also did a dance. It was cool to watch because some of them danced a solo.

Room 9 sang a Samoan song called "Si Manu La'ititi" meaning Little Bird. I felt inspired by the students the bird in the song touched my heart. 

Room 10 sang a Tongan song called "E Otua." It was awesome to hear them sing. 

Room 12 finally went up on stage. We sang a "How Far I'll Go." Mrs Golder said that we sounded beautiful.


On Tuesday, Mr Reid had chosen 10 really good netball players to represent the school in the year 7 and 8 netball tournament. Four boys and six girls had been chosen. One of them was me. Mr Reid also chose 10 students from the years 5 and 6 level to be in the same netball tournament.

We practiced with Mrs Shortland and the years 5 and 6. It was really fun. The first three points had been earned by the year 5 and 6 netballers. They were on a roll until we started to close the gap.

I played goal attack and goal keeper. The final score was 16 to 10. It was a great practice.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

🐔Chicken CURRY!!!🍛

On Wednesday, the year 7 students went to Tamaki College to do some cooking with Mrs Tuipulotu.

Our cooking today was Chicken Curry on rice. First I was excited to make it but when Mrs Tuipulotu said that it is not the chicken curry that is made island style, I was disappointed. She said that we were going to do the Indian style.

We used an Indian style curry sauce for the base. Then she put tomato paste into the curry sauce to combine the two flavors. We stirred and stirred the mixture until Mrs Tuipulotu said to stop. She came around with brown sugar and a butter knife. She scooped up a few spoons into the bowl and moved on to another table. After that, she carried a large tray of frozen chicken for us to cook.

After we cooked the chicken and the sauce, she came around with rice. We put the chicken on the rice.  Then we put a few teaspoons all over the chicken and there you go. It was yummy!