Friday, August 31, 2012

Should Beneficiaries Be Drug Tested?

Today we shared our opinion on the governments plan to drug test beneficiaries. We first had to look at who qualified as a beneficiary.

 Doing the drug testing is a good idea because drugs are illegal in New Zealand anyway. 

I think the government should test.  It's not fair for the employees who do an honest days work when beneficiaries their benefits on drugs.

I think the government should drug test beneficiaries for drugs because people similar to my mum and dad work an honest day while beneficiaries use their money on drugs.

I think drug testing is a good idea because it will stop people drugging.  Some people are completely honest and work hard to feed their families.

What are your thoughts on drug testing beneficiaries?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Multiplying a Fraction By A Fraction

Sam used the Show Me programme on the iPad to explain how to find a fraction of a fraction this morning.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Should They Stay of Should They Go?

We looked at New Zealand Peacekeepers and whether they should be going to Afganistan or staying in New Zealand.  Lots of us didn't know what the role of a peacekeeper was, so we did a short reading and produced a web.

From here we read an the news article New Zealand Troops to stay in Afganistan and shared our views.  Below are some of our view points.

I think NZ troops should come home because so many peacekeepers are getting killed and it’s not our countries fight also were not getting anything out of it apart from losing peacekeepers but NZ troops are still doing a good job.

I think NZ troops should stay in Afganistan so that NZ can keep on training Afganistan army to help their own country.

I think the NZ peacekeepers should stay so they can support the Afganistan army and police to become self sufficient in looking after their own people and country.

I reckon NZ troops should come back because they are putting their lives at risk just because they train Afgan people how to take care of their country

I think New Zealand peacekeepers  should go to Afganistan so they can  teach people to protect their own country, this then would enable the NZ peacekeepers to come home.

I think NZ peacekeepers should stay in Afganistan because the are trying to train Afganistan people to be self-sufficent.

I think new zealand should go because they are peacekeepers and they are training people to become policemen because previous afganistan policemen passed away.

I think that NZ peacekeepers should stay and give Afangistan people more protection and to keep training their police force.

 I reckon New Zealand peacekeepers  shouldn’t stay in Afganistan because soldiers are dying and New Zealand doesn’t need to have anything to do with Afganistan.

I think that NZ peacekeepers should go to help Afganistan to support and train them as policemen to look after themselves and their country.

What are your thoughts on New Zealand peacekeepers being in Afganistan?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pirates Word Tagxedo

Zair has read Pirate Pie and came across a lot of new vocabulary involving pirates.  He presented the new vocabulary in a pirate ship using Tagxedo.

What image would you use to present pirate words?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How Well Do You Know NZ Olympic Teams?

1. Who won New Zealands 100th medal?

2. In what event did New Zealand win its first medal?

3. How many Olympic medals does New Zealand have for rowing?

4. How many Olympic medals does New Zealand have in water based sports?

5. Who won New Zealands first Olympic gold medal?

6. How many gold silver and bronze Olympic medals does New Zealand have?

7. At which Olympics did New Zealand earn it most gold medals?

8.  Which years have been New Zealand's most successful medal haul?

9.  How many medals has Mark Todd won?

Find the answers to these questions here

Jordan Hardie

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


We have been looking at apartheid in South Africa.  Sam wrote an explanation about what apartheid was and then constructed a powerpoint to show his new knowledge.