My EPRO8 Experience

                                                =EPRO8 EXPERIENCE=





On the 8th of may we had 6 big black boxes that were shaped like coffins in our classroom. The name was EPRO8. Our teacher gave us a challenge and a starter video where we can learn the basics!


But first we had to make up our teams. My team was Fe’ao, Alyvia, Ahamani and I. The second team was Laura, Francheska, Wycliffe and Anderaus. Third team was Vaha, Angel, Matalena and Nicole. Fourth team was Justine, Joyla and Grace.


Once we were done we had to watch the starter video. We got started straight away with EPRO8. First we made a box out of aluminium pipes that were cubic shaped. There were 700mm ones 400mm 200mm. We made it 700mm tall and 400mm wide. We put it all together with red joiners after that we stabilized it with blue joiners but the tricky part was adding the bolts and nuts. After that we worked on the complicated work of the gears, wheels, pulleys. The day has ended, I am excited for the next day.





Our next challenge was blowing up a hut, not actually it was a rainy day so we just worked on EPRO8 like the basics. Start with a box then connect with red joiners stabilize with more aluminium pipes and blue joiners. Then we decided to put wheels on it so we could move it easily. 


Once the box was done we had to put more aluminium pipes because there was going to be a flood. Not in real life we had to make it 700mm tall for the base. Once we did that we had to stabilize it more. Which was really bad because we nearly ran out of pipes. We decided to remove the stabilizers and conserve the pipes. But we had to take it apart because we were already done. The day had ended.





Next challenge we had to build a truck. With a tray that moves so we got to work we started with the body and the cab. It was very difficult Alyvia was working on the tray but she said it was hard too. So Fe’ao was helping her then we finished, the tray was done now onto the cab and the body of the cab was easy. Now onto the hard parts we had to connect the tray plus make it move just like a truck. We asked our teacher if he could help with it and he said yes! So he told us to follow the instructions very carefully so we watched piece by piece and we finally got it but it wasn’t complete. The day has ended.


                                    THURSDAY- *afternoon*


The year sevens have just finished tech and were on to more EPRO8 so we continued our trucks took a while but all four teams were done. Our trucks were done. We tested it and they all moved up and down just like a garbage truck. 


The sad part was having to take it apart again. But it was the end of EPRO8. We had no more time to do it but it was fun while it lasted. We had to pack up all the things and put them from 1 to 6 boxes. It was great.




EPRO8 was awesome. I really hope I can do this next year. It was really cool experiencing being an architect. One of the hard parts was the gears and wheels, the easiest part was the red and blue joiners. 



ANZAC day means to me that we are honoring the soldiers who were in the war. I was very inspired that they were very brave. Plus I wonder if the soldiers are in heaven.


 Anzac day is also a day to eat cookies (in my opinion ).


ANZAC day means Australian New Zealand Army Corps. The traditional flowers for ANZAC day are poppies. Poppies grew on the battlefields of turkey in WW1 many Australian soldiers  died during the war. The poppy sends a message about remembering people who have died in the wars.


On the topic of ANZAC day this is how to make ANZAC biscuits. I got this recipe from                                      ingredients are 


1 cup Standard Grade Flour (150g)

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 3/4 cups rolled oats (210g)

1 cup desiccated coconut (100g)

1/2 cup Chelsea White Sugar or Chelsea Raw Sugar (113g)

1/4 cup (firmly packed) Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar (50g)

125g Tararua Butter, cubed

1/4 cup Chelsea Golden Syrup (tin) (90g)

2 Tbsp water

1 tsp Edmonds Baking Soda


The method is to Preheat the oven to 150°C bake. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.


In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour and cinnamon. Add the rolled oats, coconut and sugars; mix well.


Place butter, Chelsea Golden Syrup and water in a small saucepan and stir over low-medium heat until the butter melts and the mixture is well combined (ensure the mixture does not simmer or boil).


Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda. Add immediately to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to stir until well combined.


Roll 1-2 tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on trays about 5cm apart. Use your fingers to flatten each slightly (until they are about 1 cm thick). Bake for 16 minutes (for a chewy biscuit) or 20 minutes for a crunchie biscuit.


Allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.



My Fair Chocolate Poster

On march 29th 2023 I did some art for the reading activity Fair Chocolate. I started first confused or maybe puzzled on what I’m going to draw but I just remembered that there were instructions. So I looked at the instructions and i knew exactly what to do.

I was gonna do how chocolate was made! First I made a flowchart, second started with the writing, then I did the sketches for the decor to make it pop! Once I was finished Mr Bell told me to start boldening so I started boldening it took me 30 minutes to finish it but the day had ended so I had to continue tomorrow.

After the night had passed and headed to school i quickly worked on my poster now it was time to color!  Took me 45 minutes to do after that I was finally done I rushed over to my teacher and showed it the job was done.

The 175 jubilee

What i did over saturday and not go to the special picnic well.. First I cooked some fried rice while wearing some pj’s . When I was done cooking I tried it was good but not perfect. Then I just wandered around the house. Yes, I’m crazy.


 A few hours later I hear my brother’s steps and he goes up to me and says mamung ( that’s filipino for big brother) “why did you leave me” i respond because i don’t wanna sleep anymore wanna walk around he’s says “okay” then he waddled away then i watched some tv.


A few minutes later while i’m watching MR BEAST

 (aka skitsy) then i hear a little.. AAAAAAAAAA it went on for maybe 3 seconds? I quickly rushed to the area and I saw a skink on her bed. My instant thought was.. (You know how there is like a fight flight freeze? I chose to fight) so I grabbed a nearby weapon and spanked it HARD. I gave it the 1 2 honest punch I saved the day. But she got mad because I ruined her bed. B R U H.


On to sunday!


On Sunday I was woken by my parents. They told me to change. I say “ MUM I JUST WOKE UP my parents, their faces blank. Being the good boy that i am wink wink so i changed , brushy brush my teethy toothy


A few minutes later My Family and I hopped into the car and we drove to the jubilee


When we got there I quickly rushed to the church and I went to Ms George and Miss bullot so me and my brother went to our seats and attended mass.  After the mass we went to the hall and performed karanga E and mo maria and many more. After that we did not wait for the food and we just went home and cooked. THE END

My first summer learning journey activity

Mountain of Light’ or ‘Jabaal An-Noor’ is a piece that depicts the mountain in Makkah where the first few verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by the Angel Jibraeel (Gabriel). This place on the ‘Night of Power’ or ‘Laylatul Qadr’ which is the holiest night of Ramadan.

I tried to copy the same colours as the original picture. This was an interesting activity to do.

Preparing For Athletics Day

Earlier today room 6 were practicing for Athletics Day on November 18th with coach Bart down on the field at St Pats.

First we practiced running around the square of cones. We had to lift our right arms up then our left leg. We repeated that over and over again. We then were running on our toes and heels and running while crouching and walking with stiff arms and legs. Then after that we played a game called sheep dogs and the purpose of the game was there were two sheep dogs that had to tag us with the pool noodles and if we got tagged we had to run around the square and enter back in. Then we started the game GO! coach Bart said.  Then we ran from the  people with pool noodles. They got me first so I ran around the square and back in.

After that  coach Bart stopped the game and we moved on to the next activity racing. There was one line of small orange cones and one line of small blue cones. The coach told us to get into groups of four. In my group it was Ion, Nixcent and Wycliffe + me. Coach Bart told us to stand on the orange and blue cones, the first person in front has to step on the orange line then when the coach says on your marks they step on the blue line. He says “get set”, then  “ready” and then he said “GO!” and the person runs. I was the second Ion was first, Wycliffe was third, Nixcent was last.  So Ion went on the blue line got ready then he went. After that it was my turn I was on my mark I got ready and I ran then I remembered something. I have asthma and I forgot my inhaler. The first time I ran it was fine but the other times not so much. I drank water instead and it helped a bit .

Next it was time for jumping and we still stayed in the same spots. The coach gave us a bean bag shaped like a pig. He said to lay down feet on the blue cones and put the bean bag above your head on the ground. Then he told us to stand up and see how tall we were. When I looked at myself I was short but when he said the other words I was amazed he said “you now have to jump over the bean bag without falling over”. I thought to myself “this is my favourite activity now!!”. i jumped over it and I fell over after that jump. He said to keep your legs apart but not too much and bend your knees while swinging our arms and then it was very easy. Meanwhile the room 7’s and 8’s came to the field and waited for us to end our sport session. Then coach Bart ended the experience and we came back to class. It was really fun and remember to always try something new everyday.

Making our class movie.

A few weeks ago we made potato people after our teacher Mrs Agnew had shared a video called “The Potato People” with us. At first it sounded really weird to me but then  Mrs Agnew said, ” ok now we are going to make potato people!” The class was REALLY looking forward to that. Mrs Agnew took out a selection of potatoes and some of them were old and wrinkly, fresh, new ones and a really big one too! Then she took out the art supplies and we got to work!

We used googly eyes, string, pipe cleaners, ribbons, sticks, toothpicks and I made an echidna but after a week or two I made it into an alien! It had sticks all over it and pipe cleaners adding extra character. A few weeks later,  Ms Toland thought our ideas of using  potato people in our movie were great. She taught us about the four important people who make a movie. They are the director, camera man, scene manager and editor. I enjoyed being the director the most because I could tell people what to do.

When we were making our movie we had to have some backgrounds! I was in the group making the rocket and there was also an evil lair, party scene, and inside the castle. The group decided that two people would make the bottom of the rocket and two more people would make the top of the rocket. Then we got to work. The bottom group was going to make so many rocket boosters and the top group was really fast too! Next we had to paint it which was time consuming.

After we had painted we were done.  Then we had to work on the making of the movie, group by group.  We were in the library with Ms Toland and we took lots of photographs as the potatoes moved slowly across the table. In this one scene when the rocket ship flew high and the sunlight was in sync with the rocket! After that we took a break for a while and then we did the voice overs! A friend and I went first and I did my normal voice and he did too but the next time round,  I did a different voice.  Yeah, then we were finished. All right time for a quick story about the movie. The birthday princess gets stolen by aliens and then ninjas save the princess in their rocket. In the end  everyone shares in her birthday party.