Monday, 31 March 2014

Unhealthy Snacks - Tauola

Unhealthy Snack Choices

At technology, the year 7's made a drawing on google drive and put images of unhealthy snacks and food choice.

                                      This  is a screenshot of unhealthy snacks 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Comma Chameleon - Moses

Today I played a game called Comma Chameleon where you have to put the right punctuation into the right places. It was pretty cool when the chameleon poked his tongue and ate the word It was really addicting. to play it.
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Facts About the Moa - Bono

Moa facts:
*A Moa is a flightless bird.
* The Moa spcies died out by A.D. 14000.
*Moa's were wingless.
*Moa's were afraid of Haast's Eagles.
*A Moa bird has a long neck and legs

Bubble Maker - Sam

Today I went on Study Ladder and I was playing a game called Bubble Maker. I made it up to level 10 writing words as well as names but then the game restarted out of no where and I had to start all over again.
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Friday, 28 March 2014

StudyLadder - Jahsiah

Today I went on Studyladder and played a game called Spelling Bee. It's a game where you have to spell the words of the different pictures that appear on the screen. I got 200 points on the spelling bee. I was on the game for about a half-hour. It is a really cool learning activity for kids aged 5-12

I also played walk the plank. It's a game where you have to guess the word so that you can stay on the boat. I got 50 points when I played that game it was really fun. It is a really good learning activity for kids aged 5-12.

Elite 1 - Karl

Today I logged into Study Ladder and I got Elite 1 by doing heaps of reading activities like The Ants and The Grasshopper.

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Spell It - Melenaite

Spell It!

Today I went on study ladder and played a game  called "Spell It." From playing this game I learnt that if I was unsure of how to spell a word, I can always sound it out.


Punctuation - Chris

Today room 9 was playing on Study Ladder. We played a game called Punctuation to help us with our writing skills.

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Synonyms Vocabulary Builder - Anthony

Today I played a game called Synonyms Vocabulary Builder on Study Ladder. It was difficult and interesting at the same time.

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Study Ladder, Moses

Study Ladder

Today I played a new game on Study Ladder called Homophones. It was really interesting trying to get the right answers. I had a lot of goes trying to get all of them right. But this is the one that I got all correct.

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The New Zealand Kiwi, Tuilovoni

The New Zealand Kiwi


  • The Kiwi is a national symbol in New Zealand
  • They are nearly extinct in New Zealand
  • Kiwis are very scared of predators in the forest
  • All Kiwi birds need shelter to protect them from heavy rains
  • The Kiwis are the most smallest birds in NZ, but lay large eggs

The New Zealand Weka, Chris


  • Weka live in the South of New Zealand in the forest.
  • The Weka can be find in the forest, grassy land, rocky shores and sand dunes.
  • The Weka bird like worms, beetles, ants, slugs, frogs, spiders, mice, rats and even small birds.
  • The Weka weight 5 KG.
  • The Weka  is sized like a chicken.

10 Facts about the Weta, Levi R

10 Facts about The Weta

     The Weta

     WALT: to learn as much as possible about a Weta.

  1. There is more than one kind of Weta
  2. Mahoenui giant weta is long considered extinct
  3. The Weta is only found on New Zealand
  4. The Weta have ears on their knees
  5. The Weta has outlived the dinosaurs
  6. The Nelson Alpine Weta is the smallest
  7. The Wetapunga of Little Barrier is the Largest Weta
  8. Seven Species of Weta were once found on New Zealand mainland
  9. Giant Weta can only survive in protected land
  10. There are 11 different species of The Giant Weta

By Levi R.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Kakapo, Chris


  • The Kakapo is the heaviest parrot in the world.
  • Kakapo is like the longest lived bird species in the world they can live up to 90 years and maximum up to 120.
  • The Kakapo is the only parrot that can not fly.
  • The Kakapo weight 4kg.
  • Kakapo a native to New Zealand.

Punctuation, Mata


Today I played an awesome game called Punctuation and I learnt where to put commas,speech marks, full stops and capital letters.I had so much fun playing this game.

The New Zealand Kiwi, Chris

  • Female Kiwi Bird is bigger than the male kiwi bird.
  • The Kiwi Bird weighs 3.3 kg and the height is 45 cm.
  • Kiwi Bird can’t fly because they don’t have big wings.
  • The Kiwi Bird lay the biggest eggs ever.
  • The Kiwi Bird takes 5 years to be tall like an adult.  

Monday, 17 March 2014

The New Zealand Moa, Chris


  • In New Zealand there were 20 Moa Bird.
  • The Moa Bird weight 520 pounds and the Moa Bird height 3 to 13 feet tall.
  • In the olden days the Maori people went hunting for the Moa Bird.
  • The Moa Bird feather color is brown and some has black feather.
  • The Moa Bird has small tiny wings.

By Chris

Sunday, 16 March 2014

The New Zealand Weka, Tauiola

The Weka

  • The Weka is a native bird
  • The Weka is a flightless bird species of the rail family
  • The Weka is brown and is as big as a chicken
  • The Weka are omnivores and feed on invertebrates
           and fruit
  • Wekas are sturdy birds



Saturday, 15 March 2014

The New Zealand Kakapo, Tauola

The Kakapo
  • The Kakapo is a native bird
  • The Kakapo is nocturnal
  • The Kakapo is the worlds only flightless parrot
  • The Kakapo is critically endangered
  • The Kakapo defends itself with using camouflage


Friday, 14 March 2014

The New Zealand Weka, Melenaite

The New Zealand Weka

The New Zealand Weka

  • The North Island weka, once widespread, is now only found on the mainland in the hills between Matawai and Opotiki, where a few thousand survive. Since 2000, weka have been released near Russell, in the Whirinaki Forest and there is a small population on the margins of the Hauraki Gulf near

  • Western weka are the most common subspecies and are found throughout the Marlborough Sounds, scattered in other regions of Nelson.

  • Buff weka were once common on the eastern South Island. They have been reintroduced to The Pekekara and Wakatipu islands

  • Weka occupy a range of habitats including forests, sub alpine grassland, sand dunes, rocky shores, and even modified. The fact that some weka populations persist in highly modified habitats suggests that they can adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions..

The Kakapo - Manuae

  • The Kakapo use their short wings for balance and support rather than flapping.
  • Their feathers are much softer than any other birds because they do not need to be strong and stiff enough to support flight.
  • Even though they can’t fly they manage to get around.
  • The Kakapo has strong legs which make them good hiking and climbing legs.
  • On the ground they move around jog-like gait.

The Weka - Alisi

The Weka Bird.

  1. Weka mainly eat invertebrates and fruit. They occasionally eat chitons and other rocky invertebrates, lizards, rodents, food scraps, carrion and the eggs and young of other groundnesting bird.
  2. Weka populations are subject to large fluctuations. Populations increase during favourable conditions and decline abruptly when food becomes scarce. Moist islands and those with rich soils support the most stable populations.
  3. The decline and destabilisation of weka populations on mainland New Zealand, which has resulted in legal protection, has inhibited mahinga kai in modern times. Some iwi today welcome conservation projects that would potentially enable the restoration of harvesting while others believe that the time for harvest has gone. The only place where the legal harvest of Weka can occur is on the Chatham Islands and on some islands around Stewart Island.
  4. Weka have demonstrated that under good conditions and with high food availability, they can be very productive with year-round breeding recorded at several sites. However, pairs in other stable populations breed once a year or less.
  5. Weka mate for life where the populations are territorial, but this is not so when the need for defence is less likely.

The Kakapo - Alisi

  1. The Kakapo is the world’s only flightless parrot and is also unusual in being nocturnal.
  2. The Kakapo is the world’s most heaviest parrot.
  3. The male Kakapo produces a strange “boom” call to attract potential mates, which can be heard up to 5 kilometres away.
  4. One of the world’s longest living birds. They can live up to an average of 90 years to a maximum of 120.
  5. A polygynous lek breeder.
  6. A non-flying bird.
  7. A parachutist from trees because it cannot fly.
  8. Critically endangered.

The Kiwi - Alisi

  1. Kiwis are flightless birds.
  2. Kiwis have a strong musky smell that is irresistible to dogs.
  3. Little spotted kiwi and North Island brown kiwi breed in pairs and only the male incubates the egg.
  4. The kiwi egg is six times as big as normal as a bird its size, almost exactly the size of eggs produced by the now-extinct bush moa.
  5. A female kiwi can lay up to 100 eggs in her lifetime.
  6. Kiwi have one of the largest egg-to-body weight ratios of any bird. A mature kiwi egg averages 20 percent of the female’s body weight (compared to 2 percent for an ostrich). In human terms this would mean a 50 kilogram woman delivering a 10 kilogram baby!

The Kakapo - Melenaite

The New Zealand kakapo

  • One of the world's longest living birds. They can live up to an average of 90 years to a maximum of 120.
  • The world's heaviest parrot
  • The world's only nocturnal parrot
  • A polygynous lek breeder
  • A non-flying bird
  • A parachutist from trees because it cannot fly
  • Featured in the documentary from BBC 'Last Chance To See
  • Critically endangered

The Kiwi - Manuae

1.The kiwi is a curious bird it cannot fly.
2.The kiwi has loose hair like feathers.
3.The kiwi has strong legs and no tail.
4.They are most commonly forest dwellers.
5.They like making day time dens.
6.They also like making nest in burrows.
7.Kiwi are the only birds to have their nostrils at the end of the very long bill.
8.They use their bill to probe in the ground of the forest. 

The Kiwi - Jahsiah

  • The Kiwi is New Zealand’s national bird and considered an evolutionary oddity. It differs from all other bird species on earth.
  • Kiwis are considered "non birdlike" and fill an ecological niche elsewhere occupied by mammals such as anteaters and hedgehogs.
  • Unlike other birds, the Kiwi has a strong sense of smell.
  • The Kiwi’s nostrils are situated at the end of its beak, unlike other birds that have their nostrils near the back of their beak. Its beak is equipped with pressure and vibration detectors enabling it to detect its prey deep underground.

  • The Kiwi lays the biggest egg in proportion to its body-size. Even though the Kiwi is about the size of a chicken, its egg is six times the size of a chicken egg. The largest recorded Kiwi egg weighed 500 grams.

The Moa - Moses

1: The largest species of them grew to about 3.6m (12 foot) high!

2: These largest ones also weighed about 250kg (550lb)
3: Most of them died out around 1500 AD, however there are still believed to be some hiding in deep parts ofNew Zealand
4: Their only predator before humans was the World's Largest Eagle (Haast Eagle)
5: You can still find their bones today if you look in the right places in New Zealand (caves, swamps and sand dunes.