Monday, August 30, 2010

Flood Evacuation Plan

Just in case a flood happens you will need to keep calm and have an evacuation plan for you and your family to learn.

First Make sure everyone knows the emergency phone numbers and when to call them,
Second Learn the quickest and safest way from your home or school to high ground.
Third Make sure you have organised housing for you and your family if you need to evacuate your home,
Fourth Make sure everyone in your family knows some pre-arranged meeting places and phone numbers just in case they get separated,
Fifth Teach everyone in the family how to turn off the gas, electricity and water mains.

Fire Evacuation Procedure

There is a fire at your school and you don’t know what to do?
Here is a step-by-step procedure.

Step 1 The fire emergency bell rings.
Step 2 Stand and start making your way towards the emergency exit.
The teacher is the last person out of the classroom and will make sure that all of the windows and doors are closed.
Step 3 When you are out of the classroom make your way down the stairs and head towards the netball courts.
Step 4 Sit down in your class lines when you arrive at the netball courts.
Step 5 Wait patiently while your teacher marks the class roll to ensure the whole class is there.
Step 6 Keep quiet, listen and do what the adults tell you to do.

Do not run. Keep calm.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bob McDavitt - The Best Guest Speaker

We learned a lot of things the day Bob McDavitt came to speak to us about the weather.
When my class walked into the hall and I saw him I thought that it was going to be boring. When he started talking and giving us information that I didn’t know it got more and more interesting.
By the time I left the hall I thought he was the most interesting person I had ever listened to.

Bob McDavitt - Rain and Clouds

The most interesting part for me was when Bob McDavitt talked about how rain is formed.
Did you know that rain in New Zealand actually starts as snow? By the time it makes its way through the clouds and sky to us it has melted so much that it is just water.
My favourite part was when he started to talk about all the different clouds. Clouds like: cumulus, nimbus, stratus and other cool clouds we had never known about. He showed us some pictures on the big screen of the different clouds and gave our teacher a poster about the clouds. I liked that because we did more studying about them in class and got to work using the poster.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bob McDavitt

Bob McDavitt is a Met Service Weather Ambassador.  He spoke to us about all the different things to do with weather.
He talked to us about things like: the affects of weather on the environment, the causes of different weather disasters, jobs that a person can get based on weather and how weather is formed.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Let's Talk About It - Term 2 Reflections

The worst thing that happened to me in Term 2 was when I was running on the stairs while it was raining. I slipped in front of everyone. It was really embarrassing. What did I learn from this? Ooh aahh walk don’t run. Hahaha.

The best thing that happened to me was when I faked that I had a sore leg and didn’t have to run for fitness with the whole school. The dumb thing about it was that my teacher saw me running around at morning tea and made me do fitness all by myself during lunch eating. What did I learn from this? Uuummm. Don’t lie because you’ll get caught. Heh heh.

The most interesting thing that happened to me was when I paid my netball fees but did not get to play. I’ve been moaning all week even when ORPHEUS (the ONLY house that rocks) kept on winning. What did I learn from this? Nothing really.

I Am The King Of The Mountain - Term 2 Runner Like No Other

For two months a few select people of Tamaki Intermediate had been training for a 5km run. It was cool. Training started at 7:30am every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. After training we would go back to school, have a shower and then have breakfast ... IN THE STAFFROOM ...

Sunday 27th June 2010 those special people attended a special running race in Panmure called “King of the Mountain”. We had to be at the starting line by 7:30 am. When I got there Miss Popata (our coach) told us to do some stretches before the race.
Miss Samson, our head cheer leader arrived late. Some students missed out on the run because they didn’t show up, but the rest of us still went on.
A French man warmed all the runners up with an exercise routine known as “ZUMBA”. We started with some basic moves like waving our arms up and down to the music. After these moves we did some Latin dance moves like the MUMBA.
When zumba was finished I was all hyped up and ready for the run up Mount Wellington. John Banks, the mayor of Auckland city was ready to blow his horn so we could go. He yelled “On your marks. Get set. Go!!”.
Everyone ran like crazy. The worst for me was running up the hill. My legs started to get tired and they felt like they were dead. Taiapa got in front of me on the hill.
When we got down the other side I was ahead of him and he yelled out for me to run with him.
I said “Nah”, so he sprinted off and overtook me.
Thanks to Miss Popata and Miss Samson for giving up their time to organise, train and feed us while we were training. Also thanks for giving up part of your weekend to cheer us on.
It was a cool experience. Especially at the end when we went into the family bar at the Landmark and got spot prizes. Heaps of the Tamaki Intermediate kids got prizes. We’re that good.

The Cause Of Bullying In Schools - Term 2 Explanation Writing

A lot of things can cause bullying in schools. Some students bully other kids because they are just mean or they are hurt physically or in other ways at home. While some people bully because they were bullied by bigger kids at their school and no one really did anything about it.

Nike Rocks Advertising World - Term 2 Speech

Ko Maungarei te maunga. Ko Waipuna te awa. No te Kurawaenga o Tamaki ahau. No Mangaia ōku matua tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. E ngā manuhiri,nau mai haere mai. Haere mai ki tēnei marae ō tātou. Haere mai i raro i te korowai ō te rangimarie. Ka nui te koa me te hari ki te kite i a koutou. Everyone knows about Nike. That, is how famous they are. Hopefully by the end of my speech you will know a bit about Nike and the advertising side of Nike and how good they are at it. Nike was originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports. Nike produces a world wide range of sports gear. Nike has a slogan that is well known in the world. The slogan is “JUST DO IT.” This slogan is so famous that now people are using it in their everyday language. This slogan is now more than just a slogan it is now a motto or a catch phrase. It was first created in 1988. The other famous advertising thing that is well known by the world for Nike is ... the BIG TICK. It is everywhere. It is on shoes. It is on t-shirts. You name it. If it is made by Nike then the tick is somewhere on the item. 1982 was when Nike made its first TV ads. Their TV ads were so good they won 2 Cannes Advertising Festival awards for “ADVERTISER OF THE YEAR” and they won an Emmy award for the “BEST COMMERCIAL”, twice. Nike pays a lot of famous sports people like Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and André Agassi to wear and use their stuff. These people get seen and it makes us want to buy the things they are wearing. Why? Because WE ALL KNOW THEY’RE FAMOUS!! These are some of the tricks of advertising that Nike use. They are so good at it that they are worth millions of dollars. Buyers need to be aware because we are getting things that might not be worth the money we pay for them. Is $500 for shoes worth it just because of a tick or because a famous person wears it? I don’t think so. What do you think? No reira kua mutu taku kōrero tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.