Sunday, 17 September 2017

Internet plagiarism

There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work. We want to believe that our work speaks for itself. But “in the real world, it matters who gets credit. Not all theirs lurk and dark alleys and parks. Some sit with their faces lit by the glow of their technology copying, pasting, and printing.

It may just seem like just another helpful source of information, but the internet has taken the theft of intellectual property to a new level. Part of the problem is most students don't really know the definition of plagiarism or it's consequences. Many people now have turned to plagiarism as the internet rapidly changes plagiarism has become easier and whenever you make something easier more people will do it. Imagine a full written story in front of you, do you feel the urge to use that story on an upcoming test, it's the easy way out isn't it?

But the internet is not just some kind of information smorgasbord you can turn to, it's actually some body's work and needs to be credited! How would you feel if your writing was put up on the internet and free for everyone to use. A student who has formally plagiarized commented “I regret doing what I did because now I have a record showing a suspension. I wish I had never looked at her essay at all. I lost a great friend and no one deserves what I put her through. I should have used my own words, whether they were good or not, because no one can be perfect”.

But still one thing is clear, the internet will change and those changes will affect plagiarism, for better or for worse!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Design, production, education (DPE)

In DPE I am in woodwork and the school has provided us with all the materials you need to make a speaker! I used tabs for my speaker and the tabs connect up and make a box, its just like doing a jigsaw puzzle. Each year 7&8 kid gets a powerbank and the cord with the powerbank, two speakers, and a passive radiator. We each get 15weeks to complete our designs. For the back of my speaker I use a photo shop app called GIMP that you can get on your computers and is free. I have put a edited flower onto mine. Also by singularly using gimp I created a wall art hanging which was by editing a cow picture and it got laser cut onto a peice of 6ml wood. Myself and my teacher (Mr Tai) are working together on our speakers as we have the same design and concept!

Here is the picture down below:


Sunday, 27 November 2016

New kittens

On Monday 21st November our cat brought in a little kitten up on our back porch and we fed it then we heard another little squeal, it was coming from under the house!! So I looked and tried to see if anything was under the house and there was…….

Another little kitten a exact look alike of its mother, as I was walking to find the kitten our cat came and followed me and brought the kitten out, so all we knew was that she only had two, We fed the two kittens and our cat some jelly meat and they dug into that, they were starving!! 

After they had finished eating there food we put them in a box and kept them worm, our next task is to keep the cute little kittens alive as the weather hasn't been great this week, unfortunately one of the two kittens has got a sore eye so we will have to take it to the vet and get checked! Keep check of my blog to be informed!



Sunday, 13 November 2016

Fantastic news

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile my internet at home has been slow!! But I have some fantastic news for you, this week on Tuesday the 8th of November we had our annual Moa Awards/ Moa Kluster. I got entered in for two things, those things included, Best passion blog, and best Music video that I performed the song UP by Olly murs and Demi Lovato. The night was a great turnout and all the four schools, Matapu, Auroa (My school) , Kaponga, and Opunake all had to dress up as it was a formal night. Auroa done fantastic! Plus I won my Best passion blog, it was a great night. Plus it was a bonus as I had already won the category the year before! For the winners we received a Glass plark that had Moa Kluster and the subject you had been awarded for, plus a cool certificate! My sister (Madaline) also got entered in the same category as me but in the seniors and won hers! It Was a great night and I can’t was for 2018 for another Moa Kluster!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Hockey Prizegiving

On the 29th of October 2016 we had our end of year prizegiving/break up for the whole of Taranaki rep teams! The prizegiving was at 3:30pm but all the teams had to arrive earlier for a team photo out on the turf in our playing uniform. In total we have had over ten games this season and it has been a great experience and i have enjoyed every little bit about it and special thanks to our coaches and our managers!

The Prizegiving start at 3:30pm and it was held at Stratford in the TET, everything was set up already and we just had to hand out the certificates, every team came up one by one and all the coaches and managers gave a speech plus we all got a certificate and a badge each that had our team name Rawleigh
and 2016 printed on it. The whole entire prizegiving was two hours and it was great to hear about all the results from the other teams, there were over one hundred and fifty people there, so it was a great turnout.

That day we also had to bring back our playing uniforms, bags and other stuff we hadn't paid for back to Taranaki hockey, It was a struggle managing it all but we got their. Overall it has been a great season and I have really enjoyed it I can't wait till next year!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Swimming

The whistle squealed go a sudden urge for energy hit me I bulleted down my lane my heart pounding the smell of victory lingered in the air.

Two more lengths to go the water was steaming. I was going as fast as my legs would take me my arms thrashing against the water.

Back in the pool I jump and rotating my body it was time for my next event backstroke my knees bent ready to race my feet pushed against the wall gathering momentum going full speed through the calm,cool water.

Taking the lead, 1st place was only an arm's reach away my enemies lurk behind me greedy for victory Kyah was in the lead she touched the wall before I could even say a word second place will do but I will have to see if my next race will give me any glory.

Receiving my token and racing to my last event so far I wasn't the only one that did good that day it was a team event and even though we came last we gave it our all.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Moa Kluster


Credits: Go to Mr Bloor for creating this great video!!

This year the Moa Kluster is held in Opunake Event Centre on the 8th of November and it is a great night, everyone from all the four schools come along! The four schools you ask, well it fits into the name of Moa Kluster! The four schools include Matapu, Opunake, Auroa , and Kaponga. It is an awards night and is great fun to go along to!!
Here are the catagores you can enter in and also the judging criteria:

- Best Student Blog (Intermediate and Senior)
- Best Student Blog (Teacher)                         
- Best Short Movie (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)                
- Best Animation (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)           
- Best Music Video (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)          
- Best Educational Video (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)  
- Graphic Design Poster (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)  
- Best Original Image (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)                                        
- Best Te Ao Maori (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)
- Best Book Trailer (Intermediate and Senior)