KPMG Trip!

Today a group of 31 kids went on a trip into a city for a office tour and some activities to the KPMG tower in auckland city. We left early in the morning around 9:00-9:10 am and it took around 20 minutes to get to our destination. First we had to go through an introduction with various amounts of people who work there. KPMG is all about accounting and fanancial advisors.

Next we went on an office tour around the whole building and all the floors looked exactly the same with a lot of office moniters and little cubic spaces for the meetings and zoom calls. we went in groups of 5-6-7 people and my group were the only year 8 boys group. We saw the CEO of the whole company doing a zoom call in one of the cubic rooms so he was isolated.

Next we went on several different floors with the same thing over and over again. We finished that and came back to this room called the infinity room and it is a room where the visitors come and/or hang out. We went in there for our morning tea and it was Sausage rolls with tomato sauce and scones with jam and whipped cream. it was super delicious.

We went and did our first activity and it was about photoshopping. so first we went and took a green screen picture in random costumes we found on a table and we could choose through a various amount of background pictures for our photoshop background. There was a photoshop profession who did all 31 of our pictures and we gave her a huge thank you after that.

Then we had our lunch staright after that. The lunch we got served Chicken tenders, Small burgers on sticks, Egg and lettuce salad (Which was surprisingly delicous) also we had fruit kebabs with more orange juice for a drink. We could also dive in for seconds if we were even more hungry.

The next activity we did was playdough making into a person so we could make an animation with photos of the playdough man moving constantly. I couldn’t finish it so I just played around with it. Finally we packed up and said a huge thank you to the staff of the company and overall, this was an amazing experience on seeing what it’s like to see what it’s like to be an accountant.

Literacy activity: Sour test

Today me and my literacy class did a fun activity and we did a blindfold taste test and I did it in my pair with my friend and we did a taste test with sour lollies but at the start we had no idea what it was. We had to slowly feel it in our hand and we used almost all our senses such as our feeling and/or smelling. My highlight was my friends trying to convince me into thinking it was gonna be something disgusting.

I tried 2 of them. One of them being blue (Probably meaning blueberry) and yellow (Probably meaning lemon) both of them tasted and felt the same as they were from the same branded company. It was shaped like a ball and had a sugar coating on it for the distinguished sour taste in your mouth although I had no reaction at all and overall I give the sour part a 5/10 for how sour it was. Also overall on how good it was, I give it a 9/10. My friend started crying beause it was too sour for him.

Immersion assembly: Term 3

Hi my name is Chaun. Today we had our first day back at school for term 3.

We started off with our school immersion assembly and I almost fell asleep because of how tired I was. On the brightside we were doing our assembly inside like old times. We started off with some explanations on the new topic for this term. and I think I’ll do good this term because it’s about art.

My favorite times of the assembly were the team 5 item because I’m biased. They cosplayed beauty and the beast when they reeanacted the song and the scene of the movie. My lowlight of the assembly was how long it was.



How to embed different types of Digital Learning Objects (DLO’s)

Embedding learning into our Blogs

By Chaun!!

There are lots of different types of digital learning objects we embed into our blogs on a daily basis.

My favorite thing to share on my blog is Google Presentations.

Google docs

The easiest learning to share is my writing in Google Docs, simply just Copy and Paste it from the Google Doc onto your blog. However, don’t forget to use CTRL + SHIFT + V so that it gets rid of the formatting. You can always change the formatting on your blog.

Take a look at the other ways below

Year 8 leadership camp – Highlights!

Hello my name is Chaun and today I will explain my highlights at camp.

To start with here’s a little quote we learnt: (O le ala ile pule o le tautua) Which means. The path to leadership is through service.

Anyways here was one of my highlights. In our school leadership camp we had some fun activities like rockclimbing, Shooting or even scary stuff like a tall flying fox. My all time favorite from all of them has got to be the Archery and the Air rifles. I liked those ones because I’ve been expecting to shoot a gun for a long time (My team won the archery as we got 246 points with no bullseyes)

My second highlight of the camp was getting together with my friends and making new friends along the way. Even though most people got sick after camp (Also myself got sick) We still had loads and loads of fun at camp when we were well and healthy.

I had one more highlight at camp and it was overcoming my fears like heights when I had some turns o0n the flying fox. There were different types of ways you could go down, one was called the spiderman (You had to go down the flying fox upside down.)

I had one lowlight during camp and it was the rain all day that stopped us from having the confidence course. and it stopped us from having the campfire.

That was all of my highlights and lowlights of this camp. Overall I really enjoyed and wished I went back to enjoy with my friends again.  I hope the future year 8’s have lots of fun next year at camp and I hope they have more confidence for more stuff at the future camps.

The basketball game part 1

 One day there was a boy named Roman. He was extremely good at basketball until he decided to put together a team of good players. He had found some experts at basketball with tall people and short people  but they were all equally the same skill; their names were Chaun (The centre) Roman (The shooting guard) Julius (The small forward) Lucian (The power forward) And Lincoln (The point guard). They had started practising team plays on an open streetball court. As they were practising there was a group of boys approaching them, “They look good” Lincoln said. There was one extremely fast boy named bronson. “He was the fastest and best on the team, he’s gotta be the point guard,” Julius said.


the other team had walked up on them “You wanna go 5v5 streetball?” Exodus said, “We have a deal, if we win, you guys can’t come back to this court and you gotta practice somewhere else” Said Israel, he also said “But if you win we will never pick on you guys again”  “Deal!!” Lincoln shouted in a loud voice. So they began the game with a couple of spectators watching as they thought this would be entertaining, It really was entertaining with both teams at 10 points already. “I’m ready!” Chaun shouted as the team were gonna attempt to do a team play. They passed it to each other with Chaun making an alley oop that Roman had set up for. 


It’s the last quarter with Bronson’s team in a spicy lead of 44-30, Lucian’s team was struggling as Jezer’s team had the handles of the ball but Jezer’s team has had many uncalled fouls as the game went on. Julius’s team had tried to keep up with all the small injuries but they just couldn’t make it. Until Roman made a clean Lay up for 2 more points but the other team had scored 3 three pointers as the other team assumed as luck. The game was about to end with 20 seconds on the clock. Team 1 had scored one more lay up on the 5 seconds dot but they knew it was over for them. They left in embarrassment as they couldn’t go back there to practice. But right before that team one had declared a rematch on team 2 but indoors so the floor isn’t slippery and they said “Let’s make it fair so that means no fouling can be made in this game” Team 2 all said “Deal!!”


So now that team 1 had an upcoming game indoors, they decided to start practising on more team plays to beat Bronson’s team. They did outrageous team plays as they were for sure going to beat the other team. They made at least 50 Three pointers in a row as others were amazed at these guys’ effort they put in, there would also be a commentator to call the fouls that would happen throughout the game. Bronson’s team had showed up at last and said “Let’s have a good game everybody!!” The person had throwed up the jump ball as the tallest from both teams (Chaun and Exodus)


They jumped and Chaun had won by an inch taller and Julius went on defence to catch any of the rebounds that the ball made. Lincoln and Lucian went on Offence and Chaun and Roman went and stuck together for a little passing play towards the other team. Lincoln had caught the ball and crossed everyone to get a shot in the hoop. It was an easy 2-0 for a starter match. It was the 1st quarter with Roman’s team winning 20-15 as most of the goals were simple lay ups but effective lay ups.


To be continued…


I will do a part 2 later my hands hurt