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Extn Escape Room Plan

Hi, everyone !

Recently for Extension, we have been split into different groups and are creating our very own escape rooms! Some people are creating theirs on Scratch/online, while others (including my group) are going to make one in real life.

My group is with Kiarah, Angelica and Finau.

We decided to make our escape room have a scary theme, and so it’s going to be based on the horror movie Smile. We have already planned out the riddles for our escape room, and below is how we envision the final room to look like!

Today we created the keys that we will be using and are looking forward to see how the final thing will look like :))


“Boy’s don’t cry.”

Hey, everyone !

Today, Room 4 had a MITEY session where we discussed a lot about mental health and people that we think that we can open up to when we’re feeling at our lowest or have something on our minds that we would want to talk about.

This lowkey gave me motivation to write a bit about the “boy’s don’t cry” phenomenon, and so I did.

Below is the final piece of writing. It’s not supposed to be very professional or anything, just something that I wanted to do :))


Should boys cry? I think we all know the answer to this question, and the answer is yes. If anything, they should be able to cry and not have to worry about how “masculine” they appear to be when they do express basic human emotions.

The sexist double standard where if a woman cries, she’s in touch with her feelings but if a man cries, he’s being too emotional and is weak really influences males even to this day. Especially pre-teens and teenagers, which is the time in their lives where they’ll definitely be going through a lot of different emotions and should be able to have the freedom to express those feelings without a second thought.

I find that not many boys open up about how they’re doing beyond just responding with “I’m doing fine” or “good” which could be the truth, but not always entirely. It’s almost as if they feel like they can’t be seen as vulnerable to anybody, otherwise they’ll lose their masculine image.

Having this mindset will result to them bottling up their emotions, which is a very unhealthy way to cope and most definitely also not the way for them to deal with the things that they’re going through.

It doesn’t take somebody with a very high IQ to recognise that everybody has feelings and can experience all of the human emotions. Women can get angry, just like men as well as how men can have sensitive spots and be moody, just like women and everybody else.

Being emotional and expressing your feelings are not things that should be restricted to only females, or anybody but males, for that matter.

Building Our Class Treaty!

Hi, everyone!

Today, Room 4 worked on building up our class treaty!

We did this by all participating in very amusing challenges done in groups of four. My group consisted of me, Jacob, Kristopher, and Lynette! We had so much fun during all three tasks, but had to work together as a team as well!

Below are some images and descriptions of each of the challenges that we had to do.

I hope you enjoy :))


I don’t have any pictures of the first task, but basically we had to create a bridge using paper! I think we ended up with a pretty decent-ish product, though!

For the second challenge, we had to try and build the tallest tower out of the other teams! At first, we were going to create a flat base using a group of straws, but realised soon after that it would be tricky for the actual tower to stick to a wavy platform from the straws on the bottom.

So we switched to a vertical group of straws spread sort of evenly, and then we put some tape on the sides of the base and connected it to the desks for a more stronger base. However, later into the challenge, we ended up taping a group of straws together and then placed it inside of the tape, if that makes sense.

For the tower itself though, we cut two decent sized slits on one side of a straw, and then connected another straw to it by sliding it down the two slits, and then repeated the process again and again!

At the end, we did end up having the tallest tower that was so tall, it almost touched the ceiling! It wasn’t too stable though, so it ended up tipping over slowly once I let it go. It was still very fun, though !!

The last task we did was by far the most challenging, and definitely required a lot more communication with your teammates! We had to first tie four strings that were about 9 centimetres long onto a very stretchy rubber band, and then we each had to take one piece and pull to stretch the rubber band in order for us to grab a cup and then create a tower! And we weren’t allowed to touch the cups with our hands at all, too.

We managed to finish our tower second, but I then had to go off to a Prefects meeting so I wasn’t there for the rest of the challenge however, from the picture above, I have a feeling that they just tried seeing who could build the tallest tower!

Commonwealth Games

Hi, everyone!

Currently, the Commonwealth Games are taking place in Birmingham, England and will be finishing today. So, for Literacy this morning, we had to do a bit of research on the multi-sport event.

Below is my finished presentation and I’ll be posting my create task for it soon after this :))


A Surprise Local Delicacy

Hi, everyone!

This morning during literacy, my class had to partner up with a buddy to try a surprise “local delicacy” (as Mr. Moran described it). I looked forward to it, but was also very nervous. Below is a short descriptive piece of writing based on what happened! :))


Usually when you get told that you’d be eating a local delicacy blindfolded as it would a surprise, you would think that you’d be munching on some sort of sweet treat with a gentle coat of sugar on top. Well that was what I convinced myself into believing, and I was totally wrong. My sweet fantasy would soon be disrupted by the citric acid coating on a small sphere that would be stinging my tongue like there was no tomorrow.

Because I couldn’t see it at first, the acid felt sort of spiky, and I almost thought that it would be some sort of insect’s head. It didn’t help that beforehand, Maria was gagging and saying stuff like, “Ew, it looks so weird!” 

I first smelt it, but for me, it didn’t really have a scent at all. So when it was time to taste the treat, I was too nervous that I just took a small lick, but even so, it was still so incredibly sour that I most definitely was not going to eat the rest of it.

Mount Wellington Drawing (Before and After)

Hello, everyone!

In the image attached below in this blog post is the final product of my before and after Mount Wellington Google Drawing! I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

As you can see, there is quite a large difference between the left and ride side of the drawing. One of the main differences being the difference between the living situations. In the “before” side, there are huts, whilst in the “after” side, there are some more modern homes.

The reason why I put a lake on the “before” side is because the Tāmaki River/Estuary would help travellers to get wherever they wanted to easily. So back then, having access to many parts of Aotearoa easily would’ve be extremely helpful.

I hope you like it :))


Protect Our Oceans – Poster

Hi, everyone :))

As we all probably know, it is extremely important to take care of the Earth.
From the plants and forests, to the many bodies of water and unique creatures that accompany us on this very planet, we should all be doing as much as we can to keep the Earth healthy.

On Monday, BLAKE NZ-VR came to our school to teach each classroom in Team 5 more about the importance of marine life and the differences between unprotected parts of the water and protected parts using VR. There were many obvious changes, such as little to no seaweed, a few fish, and grey water.

So with that being said, everyone in Room 4 created a poster about protecting our oceans. We had to include 2 facts in it, readable yet fitting fonts, and 3 animals!

I’m really happy with the way my poster turned out! I used Google Drawing for the text and poster in general, and Photopea for the right side of the ocean’s colouring. I hope you like it!


The Korero’s from W1 – W5

Hi, everyone!!

Below are some of the recent korero’s that the other prefects and I (along with some of the house captains for the last and most recent korero) have put together so far. One of our korero’s (“Respond on Time”) was portrayed as a play, so it’s not included in this blog post.

I hope you enjoy :))

Bedrooms Around the World

Hello, everyone!!

This is my inquiry task for the day. Room 4 sat down today and watched a short 2 minute video
about/showing different bedrooms around the world where some children sleep.

Some of the bedrooms featured in the video were clean and nice, others weren’t so much.
So that’s what this task was all about. We had to select one child and their bedroom (I decided to select three)
and write a little bit about them and the area(s) they sleep, along with the similarities and differences of our bedroom compared to theirs.

In the end, we had a bonus task where we had to get images from online of our dream bedroom.
Although it was weird going from seeing how some kids slept in areas in horrible condition,
(which was very upsetting), to what our dream bedroom would be, this task was a little bit fun.

I hope that some of the children live and sleep in much better places now!!