Friday, 6 December 2019

My last tech

On the first day of cooking I was so excited to see what we were going to make because I knew every class we go to we are learning about something that well be common to our adult life and my favourite one would have to be cooking because we would cook what we eat and we always learn something else to make when we are adults and have our own kids so I it's great to have someone teach us what we could make, (name of teacher: Mrs Tuipulotu.)
we all learnt new skills and techniques to cut common food we would use when we are older like cutting a tomatoes, onions, and other things.

my favourite one out of all of them would have to be the British breakfast because there was so much elements on one plate and we got to see all the food British people eat.

We could have not learnt all these types of food without our teacher Mrs Tuipulotu and I would like to thank her because she has made my life easier for me so thank you!!!   

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Last Class

For our last tech we made nacho cheese and if you would like to make it then here are the ingredients, coking equipment, and step to make it.

- Mince
- Onion
- Chili sauce
- Bake beans
- Doritos
- Mix herb

Cooking Equipment
Frying pan
- Big bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Serving plate
- Serving spoon

stepsStep 1) Dice the onion and fry until soft.
Step 2) Add the mince and fry until cooked.
Step 3) Add bake beans, chili sauce, and mix herb.
Step 4) Steam for 5 minutes.
Step 5) Serve with chips.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Time To Make A Hangi

Today we made a Hangi and if you want to make it here are the ingredients,Cooking equipment, and steps to make it.


- Onion

- Carrot
- Cabbage
- Orange kumara
- Pumpkin
- Chicken

Cooking Equipment
- Tong
- Pan
- Serving plate
- Spoon
- Knife

Step 1Dice the vegetables.
- Onion (slice)
- Carrot (square)
- Cabbage (slice)
- Orange kumara
- Pumpkin (square)
- Chicken (cut in half)

Step 2Put the chicken in first and top up with vegetables, spices and salt.

Step 3Bake 180 degrees for 40 minutes.

Step 4Take out of oven and serve.

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Making Mince Gravy

what we made today was mince gravy and if you would like to make it hear ingredients, cooking equipment, and steps. 

- Oil
- Onion
- Rice
- Flour
- Mince
- Peas, corn, carrots

Cooking equipment
Two bowls
- Pan
- Wooden spoon
- Serving plate

1) Dice the onion.
2) Add the mince.
3) Add the mix vegetables.
4) Add 1 tablespoon of flour with all spices.
5) Serve it with rice.
6) Enjoy.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Manaiakalani Film Festival

On Wednesday 13th of November Madisyn and I had the opportunity represent Room 8's film that was about NZSL (New Zealand sign languages.)

Madisyn and I were so excited and nervous at the same time because there were more people there and a bigger stage but when it was our turn we did so great we had no mistakes (but I did in the morning one) and it was like we were just talking to our self.  Image result for film

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Smart Media

What is media? Well it's basically a place where you can see stories or articles that are happening around the world.

places you can find news is on newspapers, mobile devices, T.V, and much more places but the one place everyone goes to see news maybe on their devices and how they do that is with internet. 

But the question that people should ask to them self is "is this true or not" because what if the news was fiction, what if it was all just a big lie. People  do do this and what we call it is scams, scams are when people do something online and persuade people to believe what they say or what they put on sale.

In conclusion some articles or stories are not true so to find out if it is true you have to look for more information instead of believing what people say.

Making Bean And Vegetable Burgers

Today we made Bean And Vegetable Burgers so if you want to make them for yourself them here id what you need to make it.

Red pepper
- Zucchini
- Beans
- Two eggs
-  Oil
- Carrot

Cooking Equipment
- Wooden spoon
- Bowl
- Serving plate
- Cheese grater
- Knife

1) Mash the bean using the mash potato masher.
2) Dice the onion and red pepper.
3) Grate the zucchini and carrot using cheese grater.
4) Combine all your vegetables, beans and two eggs and mix well.
5) Lay three patties in the pan then move on to the next three.
6) Serve it.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Astronauts try to bake biscuits in space!

Over the weekend a spacecraft with scientific and cooking equipment were launched from Wallops Island, Virginia on Saturday.

they are investigating the impacted of the high heat and zero gravity will have on the shape and the texture of the cookie, they are just doing to see if the cookie will brake apart or see if you can eat it in space.

The spacecraft  is carrying 3700kg  and is expected to reach the ISS (International Space Station) on Monday at 10:10pm (NZ time).  

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Making Pizza

Today we made mini versions of pizza so let's just call them mini pizza, so if you would like to make this here are the ingredients, cooking equipment, and the steps to make it.

- Pizza bread

- Tomato
- Tomato sauce
- Cheese
- Ham
- Red pepper
- Red onion

cooking equipment
- Tray
- Serving plate
- Spoon
- Knife
- Cutting board

1) Paste the top of the pizza bread with tomato sauce.
2) Dice red pepper, tomato, red onion and ham.
3) Spread all your vegetables, ham and cheese on top.
4) Bake for 15 minutes.
5) Serve it.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Fire At Sky City

A large fire had went of in Auckland's Sky City Convention centre.

The large fire went to the top after 1:00 pm, the flames started on the seventh floor before spreading to the sixth.

It was hard for the firefighters to get in and to get to the top because the fire started in the roof cavity.
St John say that one person has been admitted to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

Sky City has evacuated its entire Auckland area, with people forced to leave the Sky Tower, casino, all Sky City hotels and restaurants and corporate offices.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Back At Cooking Class

today we made Chicken Curry and if you want to make it here are the ingredients and the cooking equipment and lastly the steps to do this.  

- Curry
- Onion
- Chicken
- Peas and corn
- Oil

Cooking equipment
- Frying pan
- Pot
- Serving plate
- Knife
- Wooden spoon


1) Dice the chicken.
2) Fry it until it is cooked.
3) Add curry and spices.
4) Add vegetables and potatoes.
5) Serve it.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

A Little Blue Bird With A New Life

A little blue bird with a bad past has won the title as penguin of the year.
New Zealand's

This twelve-year-old penguin named Draco arrived at the Napier’s National Aquarium before getting hit by a car now he has a permanent head injury.


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

I love Going Tech

Today we have made Fettuccine and if you want some for yourself here are the ingredient, steps, and what you need to make this.

- Fettuccine
- Mince
- Oil
- Onion
- Cheese
- Zucchini
- Pasta cream

Cooking equipment
- Pan
- Colander
- Wooden Spoon
- Scraper
- Serving plate

1) Boil fettuccine with 2 cups of water until it is soft.
2) Fry the mince with onion until it is cooked.
3) Scrape zucchini using the scraper.
4) Combine all ingredients.
5) Pour in pasta cream.
6) Mix it.
7) Serve it on a plate.
8) Enjoy with friends or family

Monday, 14 October 2019

We Did It Once Again

Our New Zealand team the All Blacks have did it once again we have won an incredible game but we didn't just win we created a record of 63-0 that is the highest score that we have made in the World Cup. 

The Barrett brothers, Beauden, Jordie and Scott, became the first sibling trio to start in a World Cup for New Zealand. They all scored tries as the All Blacks hit this World Cup’s highest score.          

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Making Chocolate Muffins At Tech

Today was the last day for the term at cooking class, we have made lots of food this term but I think this one was my favourite (because I did it by myself HA HA HA HA.)


1) coca

2) sugar

3) flour

4) milk

5) oil


1) 1 & 1/2 cup of flour.

2) 1/4 cup of cocoa.

3) 1/2 cup of sugar.

4) 1 egg.

5) 1/2 cup of milk.

6)1/2 cup of oil.

7) mix well.

8) put in cupcake wrappers.

9) when done get it out and serve and enjoy.

(and hear are the pictures of the food I made though the term.)

Friday, 20 September 2019

Six60 Out At The Top

Our Dunedin band is the first local act to land three songs in the Top 10 singles charts since Dave Dobbyn set the record in 1986. I am so happy to know that our New Zealand band Six60 are not just making records but breaking records while together,

The three songs that went up in New Zealand history are ‘Catching Feelings’ by Drax Project that sits at no.6 and their own song called The Greatest’ that sits at no. 9 and their last song that came up in top 10 was called Don't forget your roots that was made in 2011 but was changed to a Maori version for Maori Languages Week ant that came in as no. 10.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Back At Cooking Class

Today at tech we made some delicious lasagne and if you would like to make some lasagne then hear are the ingredients and the steps.


1) Mice

2) Oil

3) Onion

4) Sauce

5) cottage cheese

6) Cheese

7) Pasta


1)First you  get the oil and you get the mice and put it in the oil.

2) when done get the onion and put it in.

3) After your are done you put the sauce in then mix together.

4) next you put in the cottage cheese in and spread everywhere so everything combines.

5) Then put in the pasta in a pot with water then boil till done.

6) put in everything in a tray and and spread the cheese over it.

7) put in oven and wait, after waiting you can grab it out and serve and enjoy.


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

English Breakfast At Tech Cooking Class

Today Tristan and I made a English breakfast and if you want to make it with someone (or by yourself) then here are the ingredients.


1) Toast

2) Bake Bean




1) Toast 2 pieces of bread.

2) Warm up your Bake Beans. 

3) Then fry your bacon in a ban and use oil to fry.

4) After you have fried your bacon fry the egg.

5) Then serve and enjoy your English breakfast.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Tech Cooking Class

Today we made Tuna salad and if you want to make it here are the ingredients and steps for you to make it for yourself, family, or friends too.
Big bowl- 
Wooden spoon- 
 carrot, tomato- Serving plate

 1) Boil pasta with 2 1/2 c of cold water until it is soft.

2) Drain under cold water using the colander.

3) Dice the onion and red pepper.

4) Mix all vegetables with mayonnaise.

5) When done then sever to family or friends and enjoy.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Feels Great to be A Champion!!!

Every New Zealander in this world should be so proud of our New Zealand team the Silver Ferns.
because They played a great game against Australia, they were winning at first the score was 28-25 bu then luck got away in the final quarter when Australia winning three points.

It wasn't going to hold them back so when they were thought they were done their Captain gave them some inspiring words "It's all worth it when you have the belief nothing can stop you. I am so glad that I came back. It feel so good, I can't believe We've done it. It's not just for us it's for everyone in New Zealand!!! "       

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Tech Time

At tech we all pick what we were going to make so I have chosen to make my favourite one that Mr Grundy has made and that is a dispenser for my sisters and I.

Image result for wooden dispenserI think this is the best choice because my sister and I should get a treat for doing trials and working around the house.

It would get used for making the kids do more work or could be used to make my sisters and I work more harder at school.

For this projected I will have to consider making it useful so that my projected isn't just a piece of wood. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Movie Time

My family and I got ready to go to Sylvia Park to see the new version of Lion King ( I still like the original movie better but who knows I might like the new version better.)

My brother Eli payed for our tickets to see the movie, he bought his son and his girlfriend with him to the movies but they decided to go for a stroll around Sylvia Park.

We were done watching the movie and my brother got my sisters and I some food and went back home to hold his baby named Raymond I had a great time at Sylvia Park.   

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Time To Clean Up!!!

The Whole of Ruapotaka and I went to our local river, Tamaki Estuary.

We all got into groups of two but with the younger ones, we went around looking for some rubbish, some found golf balls, and some found plastic too.

When we were done picking up rubbish we all went to the playground to have some fun, we all had a good time and everyone has started to make our country a better place!

Monday, 24 June 2019

Wero Whitewater Parks Here We Come!

Room 12 got to go to the Wero Whitewater Parks in Manukau, we all went into a room where we would learn all the instructions for kayaking.

We all got ready to go with our instructor Jayjay, Chris, and Ethan but we all went into 3 groups so we had one instructor each.
After we were done kayaking we went to get changed then we wrote what we thought about our experiments and what was our favourite parts of the kayaking, I think my favourite part was going though wild water because it felt dangerous and fun hope we get to go again. 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Wood Works

At tech we all had to make ideas of what we wanted to make and to measure the exact measurement.

My first idea was to make a piano, my next idea was to make a Ipad holder for my Ipad so I don't need to hold it.

I made even more but my favourite one was the dispenser because I would like to put my lollies in there. Lastly I made 7 ideas and had to go because it was time to go back to school, can't wait to my dispenser! 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Rugby News

The playoffs are coming and the excitement is getting greater and greater, last week the blues lost 29-28 for the final scores.

After that it was the Crusaders game and with out a doubt they came back with a win, with a brilliant score of 66-0, it was held in Christchurch.

Next it was the Brumbies versing the Waratahs, the Brumbies won 35-24 and was held in Australia. The games were amazing and was really entertaining to watch,
can't wait for the playoffs.

Friday, 14 June 2019

I'll Have That!

A Hawke's Bay grower has become the first person in the Southern hemisphere to use compostable stickers on its apples because of all the cores and the fruit skin so it great to know that someone is actually trying to look after our planet.

 The apples come from a company called Bostock New Zealand. They are planing to make more compostable stickers for more apples next year after a successful trial, meaning that they will be making more compostable stickers but after they have did their experiment.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Samoan Language Week!

It is Samoan language week and their is event being held across the country,( that is very kind of New Zealand to celebrate another countries language. )

It is the first out of seven pacific language weeks to be held this year so people have been learning some words to say all around our country.

For this years Samoan language weeks theme is "weaving an environment for a better future" so try and learn some Samoan words for the weekend so you can tell it to your family and see if they know what you are saying.


Monday, 27 May 2019


Yesterday Room 12 went to tech for our second to last week with our tech teacher, we painted or wooden clocks that we made our self (my one was a dog that has a donut on his head.)

We had been painting the whole time at tech and didn't get to put the front part of the clock with the other parts. We did finish painting our front part of our clocks so next week we can make a fully working clock, then we went back to our class and went back to school to have our lunch.


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Powhiri Time With The ERO

Image result for education review officeThis Morning Ruapotaka met some Visitors from ERO ( Education Review Office) the man's name was Richard and the woman's name was Pam.

We first welcomed them in to our school with a fantastic greeting, then they introduced them self to us and then Sosiua told Mrs Hamilton to stand up so that she could tell us that they will be here till Thursday.

When we were done Jessica told the ERO people that they could leave while all the classes sang a song for them, after they went Jessica told the classes to go back to their class room to do some more learning.  

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Kiwi Can

today KiwiCan people came to Ruapotaka school to teach room 12 something and to learn what the word integrity means.

Image result for kiwicanOur tutors were name Miss Tuia and Mr Matt but Mr Matt was absent so Mrs Mac came for him and she was really helpful.

we play some games like Bang, Changes, and GKQ they were all fun games but the Changes game was base on honest and another word for honest telling the truth.

At the end we all learned that it is not good to lie but to tell the truth is the best but before we went we all did a special cheer to go. 

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

How To Create A Good Password

 It is hard to make a good and safe password so I will be  showing you tips to make a protective password that you can use to keep your device safe from danger!

 One good password that you could use is (I love my family of 100) but I bet you don't want a vast   password so you could get the first letters of each word and that would look like this ( ilmfo100 ) I bet no one would ever unlock your device.

 It is very common to use you name and last name for a password but its not safe so you should use a   unique password that no one would ever guess.

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Friday, 15 March 2019

describing clocks

  At tech my group got to get two clocks from google and describe what both have the same and what                                                              they don't have in common.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019


On Tuesday the 19th 2019 Room 12 was learning about electricity with Esther and what other kinds of electricity their are.

electricity also comes from windmills but how?  well by using a large wind turbine, It is connected to a generator to generate electricity, or the wind used as mechanical power to perform tasks.

Started to talk about how much energy we use in our house and the highest amount of energy is spent in the shower.

Lastly we learnt the we have to be careful with these kind of things because they can be dangerous so be careful.  

Thursday, 14 February 2019

My goals for 2019 term 1

Personal goal.
My personal goal is to keep drawing more and more.

Reading goal.
My Reading goal is to describe more about an object or the story.

Writing goal.
My Writing goal is to write more and to make it more interesting.

Maths goal.
My Maths goal is to remember all my times-table.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

What I like

All these images are the things that I love to watch and play or to eat (he he.) If there's anything that you like in this then tell me in the comment section.

First day of school

Today I will be talking about my first day at school and how it went.

My first day of school went like this,  I had to wait for my sister,when they were done we got our bags and we were on our way to school.

Hours went by and my brain was working bit to hard until the bell rang and a sigh of relief was gone by,we ate and play basketball and then...the bell rang it felt like 5 mins.

lastly we were all done hours gone fast like a lightening bolt but at the end we were happy to go home but then I just remembered that it's just Monday.