Monday, 7 December 2020

Bastion Point


  1. Why did this take place? To get their land back 

  1. What happened? They protested 

  1. What was the outcome? the government sent in police to clear the protesters

  1. Why is it significant? It is the site where protesters protested against the Pakeha.


Thursday, 3 December 2020

Unfair Trade

 In ESOL, we have been learning about the effects of unfair trade. We have also looked at fair trade. This is for the cacao growers who only get 6,6% of the value of tonnes of cocoa sold. This affects the wellbeing of the growers. There are more than this. There is a dark side to the chocolate industry. Young children are trafficked from poor countries in Africa to work in cocoa farms. They are lied about being paid but instead are abused. They do not get what an average child would have. The table below states some of the things that will be affected by unfair trade. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Candle Making Procedure

 In English, we have been making candles. We used soy wax which has different procedures. This is the method.


- Weigh your wax. There were 4 of us making candles so we had 500g(1lb). 

- Using a double boiler melt your wax. While the wax is melting, prepare your cup/jar by sticking the wick.

- Check the temperature continuously. The temperature must not exceed 75℃.

- When all the wax has melted, take it off the stove and wait for it to cool down to 65℃ before adding the essence.

- When the wax is cool enough, add the essence and mix vigorously.

-  Pour your wax into a pouring jug before pouring into the jar.

- After pouring the melted wax into the jar, let it sit overnight.

- Once the candle has set, cut the wick to at least 2cm.

Your candle is all set to go. It is recommended to leave your candle for at least 2 weeks before lighting it. It is optional.😀

Monday, 23 November 2020

God of Disasters- Earthquake

The Story- Ruaumoko is the son of Ranginui (the god of the sky) and Papatuanuku (the goddess of Earth), is responsible for the earthquakes. Ru, in the Maori dictionary, means shake. Au means smoke and Moko means lizards (also tattoo). This legend began with Rangi and Papa's separation. It is thought to be that at the time Papa was turned face down Ruaumoko was on her breast. All the rumblings are caused by the twists, turns, and attempts to escape. He is also responsible for the change in seasons. His reputation in Maori mythology is as a kind god who lives in the belly of his mother. But also known as a harmful force of destruction once unleashed.

Explanation- Ruaumoko is responsible for the earthquakes and the change in seasons by moving in his mother's belly.

Relation to science- When a baby kicks, twists, or turns in the mother's womb, it vibrates, and when an earthquake happens it also vibrates.

Monday, 9 November 2020

An Inspector Calls

  1. What are the major events throughout 1910-1920?

    1910: King Edward VII dies, after being king for 9 years.
    1911: First Auto Electric Start, The First Electric Self Start was installed in a Cadillac By GM.
    1912: Sinking of the titanic.
    1913: The Mona Lisa was recovered after two years of theft.
    1914: The Empress of Ireland sinks.
    1915: Poisonous gas was used during WWI
    1916: The battle of Verdun comes to an end during WWI.
    1917: America enters WWI.
    1918: Start of the Influenza epidemic.
    1919: The treaty of Versailles was signed, ending WWI.

    2. Who was J.B.Priestly?

    John Boynton Priestley was an English novelist, playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.

    3. What are the symbols and motifs in narratives?

    If something is mentioned once to hint to something else, it's a symbol but if something is mentioned multiple times through a story, it's a motif.

Friday, 30 October 2020

The Treaty Of Tordesillas

 In Social Studies, we have been doing a mini-research on the different treaties. I did some research on The Treaty of Tordesillas. We had some questions to answer. After we had answered the question, we had some options to use to present our work. I did mine in google slides. Here is my work.


 In ESOL, we are learning about fair trade. To learn this we are using the chocolate industry as an example. First, we learnt about chocolate producers and consumers around the world. In this, we learnt that most cacao producers are in poorer countries and the consumers are in richer countries. Then, we learnt the process of ‘Bean to bar’. In this activity, we learnt the roles of people who are included in this process. To make class fun, we were given the roles. There were five groups-

  • Growers of cacao- they grow cocoa beans

  • Buyers of cacao- the buy and sell/import cocoa

  • Manufacturers of other ingredients- the make other ingredients that are put into making chocolate

  • Manufacturers of chocolate- they make and wrap chocolate in wrappers and import/sell it to shopkeepers/retailers

  • shopkeepers/retailers- they sell chocolate to customers

All of these people have an important role in this process. My group was given the role of‘ buyers of cacao’. In this, we discussed the responsibilities they have. We also did ‘who gets what’ activity. This activity taught us what they earn from one bar of chocolate. As the buyers of cacao, we share 10.1¢ with the growers. I think it’s unfair for the growers as they work hard and need more money to pay the laborers and feed their family as they are poorer countries.