Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
John Key is the leader of the National party. He is also the Prime Minister of our country, New Zealand. Every third year New Zealand holds a vote where New Zealanders vote to change the government or to stick with the same one. At the end of the vote there is an election held where all the votes are added up, deciding if we have a new Prime Minister or not.
Recently New Zealand citizens have voted. It has been crazy! The two top parties that received the most votes were Labour and National, but in the end National won. I think it is good that kiwi’s gets to vote for our government. I wanted Labour to win.
The leader of Labour is David Cunliffe. Aged 51 and he was born on the 30th of April 1963. Labour began in 1916. The Deputy leader is David Parker.
The leader of National is John Key. Aged 53 and he was born on the 9th of August 1961. Labour began in 1936. The Deputy leader is Bill English.
Friday, 19 September 2014
As I prepared for a 3 km run, I stretched my muscles to help improve my flexibility. Cross country had arrived and I was feeling better than ever. Normal kids usually have butterflies invading their stomachs before taking part in a lengthy race, but I wasn’t one of them. I wasn’t nervous at all. The only explanation for this I thought, was that people didn’t have high expectations about me coming first, second, or third. All they expected from me was to put in the effort.
In my opinion, our course (Year 7s) was extremely long. We needed to run around the school field twice as well as the whole of the Pt England reserve twice. If you check it out on Google maps you will see that it’s huge!
I was ready to run so I began wishing my neighbours good luck. Mr Burt (Principal of Pt England School) shouted “On your marks... Get set....”. He picked up the wooden clapper. “Bang!” Off the year 7 boys and I went, jogging like soldiers at war. Believe it or not, I was exhausted already. At first I assumed I was going to come last because most of the boys were sprinting, but I realized that I had a strategy. In long distance I would always jog first, and consume as much energy as I could for my ‘BIG’ sprint at the end. Because of this strategy I was able to pass most of the boys due to their low energy that had used up in the beginning of the race.
“GO JORDAN!” Miss Lavakula cheered. Hearing positive feedback from others created a big smile that swallowed up my face. It also gave me the strength to endure to the end. I was trying to concentrate on the race but I couldn't as I was distracted by the fact that I was ahead of everyone.
As I was near the finish line I began sprinting to try and pass some people in front. As I was doing this I noticed that I was passing most people who were ahead of me. I heard students, parents and teachers cheering and clapping for us. This really helped motivate and push me to keep going. It also brought so much joy and delight to me, as I observed the amount of encouragement there was on that marvellous day.
Leaping over the finish line, I heard a teacher say “Jordan you came third.” I was breathing heavily and felt like I was about to have a heart attack. With a look of confusion on my face I asked “What? Did I come third? Me? Are you sure?” “Yes, now move along” the teacher replied annoyed by my questions.
The feeling of happiness filled me up with energy and I didn’t feel tired at all. I honestly, felt like dancing hardcore, but I didn’t want to embarrass myself, so I just did what everyone else was doing and walked over to the water station. I believe I tryed my best run, I didn’t expected to come third I really thought that I was going to come 10th. I was obviously wrong. In the end of the day I was proud of myself. I’d like to think all the teachers that helped make this event happen.
Especially Mrs V, I don’t think she realizes that any sports events would never be the fun without her. The lorde also helped by clearing the clouds and bringing a sun.
Friday, 12 September 2014
The Home Hero intelligent robotic vacuum cleaner is a small circle shaped robotic vacuum cleaner mixed with 2 amazing colors, Red and White. Home Hero comes with 3 accessories the virtual wall, the remote controller and the charging base plate.
The virtual wall creates an invisible barya that Home Hero can not past. This barya can reach up to over 7m. Using the Remote controller you can direct Home Hero and control it. You can also set the modes that it enters. The charging base plate is the place you charge Home Hero. When it is finished cleaning the charging base plate will sends signals tell it to return automatically for charging.
There are 3 different cleaning modes spot clean, auto clean and turbo clean. Spot clean will focus on a particular area. This mode is good for cleaning nasty small crumbs you dropped. In this mode it will run for 4 minutes. In auto clean the cleaner will clean the room for 30 minutes. This mode is good for cleaning small rooms. Turbo mode runs until the rechargeable battery runs out. If fully charged it can run for 1 hour. Also if charging base plate is plugged in, after cleaning it will automatically return to the base plate for charging.
The charging base plate has a clock on it. You can also set the timer on the charging base plate for home hero to clean at a certain time. When you want to empty home hero all you need to do is press this button and remove it. It is as simple as that.
If you live in a 2 story house and you are wondering if it will fall down stairs, it won't. As it has got cliff sensors.
Friday, 5 September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
This is a letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr John Key.
Dear Prime Minister, (Mr John Key)
I have an issue to bring to your attention. This letter is all about plastic being a problem, and how it may pose a greater threat than climate change in New Zealand. People around NZ don’t know the effects that plastic has on this Earth and the sea, but I do. Hopefully this letter will put the thought in your head that plastic may pose a greater threat than climate change.
A huge amount of the ocean is full of rubbish. Plastic is commonly mistaken as food for sea creatures and other animals. Once they eat it they get very ill and eventually die. This reduces the amount of animals on wonderful planet and it’s sad to hear it. We all love animals, but we never notice that the reason why they die most of the time is because of us.
Plastic bags are very inexpensive in New Zealand, which is one of the reasons why people buy it. At Pak’n’save they are just 10 cents per bag. If you compare it to Scotland, you will realise that they have banned plastic bags, due to the amount of pollution. I personally think we should also ban plastic bags as well, so stores will be forced to sell recyclable bags or paper bags.
Aotearoa or ‘the land of the long white cloud’ is known for its clean green surroundings. We are known for our sweet honey and also our woolly sheep. So in order to keep this amazing reputation going we need to ban plastic bags.
Did you know it takes 1000 years to break down a polyethylene bag? Because of this there has been an alarming rubbish rate in the pacific. In the North Pacific Ocean rubbish is turning into a gyre twice the size of Texas. The North Pacific Ocean is just above New Zealand!
So Prime Minister, please keep our country clean and green. When people come to our county, they expect to see beautiful nature and animals. If you don’t take action now the pollution rate will rise and become higher. With my proposal, we can make NZ a better place.
JordanPt England School