Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hyeonseon Lee's Escape From North Korea

 On this dull raining day, I watched an inspiring speech spoken by Hyeonseon Lee. Hyeonseon grew up in North Korea. Hyeonseon Lee stated that America, Japan and South Korea were the enemies to her country. At the age of 14 Hyeonseo Lee escaped N. Korea to China. She spoke " In china it was hard living as a young girl without my family " At that, I knew that it must have been hard on her. Please listen to these inspiring words of " Hyeonseon Lee's Escape From North Korea "

Friday, October 24, 2014

You Never Know

 Recently, I watched a short 8 minute film called " You Never Know " This film is based on a mother with 3 children. She is always very busy. Whenever she makes plans the outcomes of it are not very expected. Here is a Mormon message to share with you " Sometimes, the most important things you do each day on your to-do list. You might worry about the things your never done, but president Gordon B. Hinckley reminds us, " You never know how much good you do " 

Tattoo Designing

1413509636142.1.jpgHere is a piece of art I have been working on for the past few days. Our task was to design a tattoo that symbolises something. In this piece of art I used different patterns I usually see. One of the patterns represent the seagull which is gogo is samoan. I am looking forward to making more designs that have a purpose ^.^

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How To Prevent Ebola

Ebola is a very severe virus. A victim who has Ebola is most commonly known to bleed inside and outside of their bodies. Ebola was first generated in Sudan which is located in Northern Africa. This disease can be found in Africa, with a few in Europe and United States. Here a 3 ways to prevent from this certain disease.

 #1 Avoid going to places or countries that have caught Ebola 

Ebola was recently found in Australia, after a nurse had come from treating people in west Africa. A Dallas nurse, aged 26 years old is now known as the first person to get infected with Ebola from a infected human on U.S soil. If you don't know which countries Ebola has been reported in, check Google or look out for the news or even ask an adult.

#2 Avoid going near people who have been infected 

If the person looks really ill, stay away from the victim. When going near a person with Ebola, it could easily be passed on. Wearing protective gear is very recommendable, ' if ' you have to go near someone with ebola to help them.  Try not to eat from the same bowl or plate or else you could get infected by the bacteria.

#3 Do NOT eat wild caught bush meat 

Investigators have been curious that ebola came to humans via animals. If your in an area where ebola has been reported in, prevent buying, eating wild food to stay on the safe side.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Immersion Assembly Term 4

Immersion Assemblies are a great way to start off the term. Every beginning of the term, Point England School get to have an assembly related to the topic. This term our topic is “ Art Attack “ . This means we are focusing on Art and different artists too. During Immersion Assemblies each team provides an item/movie that is related to the topic. Teachers often wear different costumes and wigs as part of their item.

To start off the Assembly we had Team 1 show their item 1st. Watching Team 1’s item, I could see that they were going to learn about the beach and environment. They are going to use nature to inspire their art. Looking closely, I saw the team 1 teachers were wearing beach related clothes. Team 1 was very lucky to hear good news that they were going to the beach as part of their learning.

Moving on to Team 2, they did a movie based on the Primary Colours ( Red, Blue and yellow ) Listening carefully, I captured the idea that they were learning about mixing and colours too. Miss She, Mrs Glaze and Mrs Dwyer dressed up in different colours to add to their item.  Team 3 than did a item based on different artists such as Andy Warhol, Da Vinci  and  other artists too.         

Team 4 decided to create a competition of who the best artist was. There was Vincent Van Gogh, Fatu Feu’u, Monet and more. Firstly Mrs Garden, interviewed the artists one by one. Listening to the contestants, I discovered what kind of art they drew, their name and what they like. At that, I knew that Team 4 was learning about different types of art and artist.

Team 5 got up on the stage wearing really artistic clothing. Even French hats. I had no idea of what we were focusing on. The teachers then started to sketch with paint. I still had no idea. When their item almost came to end, they turned their piece of art the right way. I could see it was a self portrait of Mr Jacobson, Mr Burt and Mrs Jarman. I was really amazed!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Election 2014

This year is election year.  Which means people living in New Zealand, get a chance to make a decision on how New Zealand can change. If you walk around places like Mount Wellington or Panmure you will notice many people holding up signs of certain parties to show support. To be honest, this years elections has offered some very great policies!

Nationals Policies:

  • National has decided to generate new jobs for people. I think this is the best policy national has provided. Due to people who are looking for jobs and people who are not getting paid much. I absolutely agree with what national had said about this.  

  • Children under 13 get a free doctors visit. This gives a great opportunity for families that don’t get paid much money on a weekly basis.  To me, I think national has done a great job with the age standard. But I also think that we should also give free treatments too, like medicine. Since many serious treatments can be very expensive.

  • National has decided to extend paid parental leaves for parents who are in their first year of a childs life for up to 18 weeks. Getting paid while absent due to parental leave is great. Because this gives the time for parents to buy enough clothes and food for the babies next few years to come!  

  • Giving children $350m dollars for student achievement.  

   Labour's Policy:

  • Labour will provide $60 for most families in the first year of a childs life.  This policy is similar to Nationals policy. This is great chance for poor families to finally get food on the table and buy clothing and footwear for their child. 

  • Labour will grow free early childhood education to 25 hours a week.
  • Labour will provide more plunket visits for families that need it most. This is one of the greatest policies “ labour “ has suggested! Its telling me that many sick children or babies are not getting enough treatments for their health due to less money.

  • Labour - “ and to leave more money in your pocket to pay the monthly bills, Labours NZ power policy will reduce your power bill by preventing power companies from overcharging “ To me, labour is saying that they will make power bill prices more smaller. And also stop power companies from overcharging.

Fortunately National has won  this years election and John Key is looking forward to making a change around New Zealand.  Most certain parties have been very outstanding throughout the votes coming in. I think that New Zealand should be put in a better position for the next three years.  Recently, my dad took his vote at Point England School. I was hoping he’d vote for the party I supported. Turned out, that he voted for the party I wasn’t really feeling.