Saturday, 24 May 2014

Argument writing about the sea

People shouldn’t throw rubbish in the sea

I think people should stop throwing rubbish inside the sea because the sea can get polluted and on the 3 News I saw a sea that got polluted and no one could catch any fish and we will have nothing to eat like fish and other sea creatures and the sea will turn into green water
and it’s not good to swim in.

The other reason why rubbish is bad for the sea is because it can also affect other animals like birds because when there is a can or a bottle in the sea the birds will think it’s fish and they will land on that can and they will stick their beak inside the hole on top of the can or the bottle and the birds head will get stuck and they will suffocate and die.

People will not be able to swim in the sea because the sea will be full of rubbish and the rubbish will get stuck on people which is disgusting. The environment around the sea will be lost to the rubbish and it will be a very sad look.

By Shannon

Argument writing

People should be able to take the size of 60cm long of fish

People should only be able fish which are 60 cm or more. If people take fish which are 30 cm, they are not giving fish enough time to be in the sea and produce other fish.

Fish also help other parts of the sea grow and if they stay in the sea for longer then they will be able to help the sea.

The law should be changed to help the fish in the sea grow and spend longer in the sea before being caught by humans for eating.

By Aaliyahna

Argument writing

1 metre is a good size for fish to take home

The current size for fish such as snapper to be taken home is 30 centimetres. I think a good size is 1 metre or more. I will explain why I think this in this argument.

If people take 30 cm fish then they need a lot of fish to feed their family. If they take a big size fish then they will be able to feed their family with the bigger fish and don't need to catch too many fish to feed everyone. 

Leaving the fish to grow will also allow the fish to produce more fish in the sea. There will many more fish in the sea. 

By Luisa

Monday, 12 May 2014

Inquiry presentations

On Thursday 8 of May 2014, Room 7 students joined our school to view the inquiry presentations of classes around the school.

Our first class to visit was Room 1. Mrs Greenham and her class presented their art work of bird sketches and we also had a worksheet to complete. It was a good chance to find out about the learning of Room 1. When the bell rang we had to move to the next room which was Mrs Ripata’s room.

Mrs Ripata and her students created a powerpoint for us to watch and read. It was about the native plants of New Zealand. The next room we visited was Mrs Kumar’s room and she kept us busy by making us do a obstacle course, making bugs using lollies and also doing an online quiz. The lolly part was fun because we got to eat our bugs.

In the senior block, we went to room 10 first and they taught us about first aid and what to do when we are going camping. I learnt we must tell someone where we are going and how long we will go for.

The inquiry presentations were fun but ours was good too because we had our own camping tents inside the classroom.

by Inoke

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mrs Tofa achieves another milestone

On Monday 5th May. The streets of downtown Auckland were filled with University of Auckland students graduating to celebrate the successful completion of their studies. Among them was Mrs Tofa. Mrs Tofa graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. 

Note from from Mrs Tofa - Keep going there is no stop to learning. Education is a ladder as you achieve one step, start looking towards the next.