Year: 2023

Our visit to the Stone Cottage

On Tuesday the 17th of October Saintpatricks school went to Panmure Stone Cottage to take a look at the old history in the 1800s – 1900s.  But before we went to the Cottage, Rm7 had to line up in a single file and my friends Feao and Joyla were in charge of the camera because they had to take photos of our experience at the stone cottage.


 When we got there we were greeted by an old couple named Patrick and I don’t know the two ladies’ names . The lady showed the living room first and she was explaining where the cottage was at first because the Stone Cottage wasn’t there back in the days it was on the road that Panmure Mcdonald’s is on today . Then she showed us some of the old things that got donated.


 Then she showed us another room which was the first bedroom. She showed us some clothes that they used to wear when they were little. She also showed us dolls that little girls would play with and she showed us the toilet but it wasn’t a  normal toilet it was a little  thing that looks like a pot.


Then she took us to the kitchen .                                                                 All of the rooms were really small so we all had Squish. She showed us  the pots and the stove Then Patrick took us up stairs and showed us the other bedrooms. When we were walking up the stairs Patrick said to split up into two groups and the groups take turns in each room.In the second bedroom was a mannequin dressed in clothes and  there were also two side bed tables and two near the door.


 Then we went into the other room but it wasn’t a room to sleep in, it was just a room full with other old things like a corset, perfume, a typer, tea pot and boots. On the other side of the room was an anchor. There was a cupboard full with tinydolls, plates and cups. Then Patrick told us to make our way back down stairs. When we got down stairs we had to say bye and walked back to school.


What is social media?

        Social media is apps that you can post photos/videos that other people can see and you can talk to other people that you do or don’t know .Social Media is how people make trends/videos. It’s when they post a video on the internet and other people see it and they make the same video and it turns into a trend . 


Online shopping is really used to buy things overseas or just if you don’t want to go inside the shops . The scary part about online shopping is when you search for things that you want and it will come/pop up with things that  you want because they save your search history so they know what you want so they will recommend things that they already know. That’s how people know A.I is saving their search history. 


Why is social media unsafe/bad?

Social media can not be safe in so many ways , like lots of people blackmail. Blackmail is when someone threatens you to do something then you get so scared

 that sometimes you have to listen and that’s when we should get our parents involved not because you are scared but because they should know what is going on.  Sometimes it can be scary because people can post bad things on the internet that kids can’t see. That is why social media is not that safe for kids. People also cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is used A LOT, most people insult others for fun and others do it because they are not happy with their lives.  



Why can social media be safe/good ?


There are not really many good things on the internet but I know that if your kids go out or go missing and they have a phone on them you can go on your phone and see their location but at the same time it’s bad . If you’re in danger you can go on your phone and call for help and they can do their best to help you or get help for you .

Why AI is good and bad

The reason why AI is good is because it can be used for a good cause. It can help people who have  depression or anxiety and maybe Listening to music can keep them calm and can lower their stress.It could also be used for work. Sometimes help the world forget people’s insecurities about themselves.


 AI can help people to get your mind off things that you don’t want to think of. You can discover new things that you are passionate about and it can help you get money if you are in need. It can help you build more confidence and enthusiasm.


The reason why it’s bad – It can ruin our preparation and people can post things that other people won’t want. People can spread FALSE rumours about you and could put the whole of social media against you though you have done nothing. People also use AI to DEEP FAKE your face. Deep fake is something that people can use for catfishing and could steal your whole identity.


 A.I users can get any type of picture or video to put your face on top of theirs and people can use that for bad use or use your identity for their social media.  Stock photos-stock photos are used for anything and you don’t need to ask permission to use it.Stock photos have filters on it.


AI can be used for all sorts of things . That’s why AI is good and bad.

The Fire Tornado


 A fire tornado can start forming when a wildfire makes the air so hot. The hot air can make the air rise up very quickly and  pulls in the wind and create a twisting tornado.Fire tornados are 10-50 metres long  and they last for a few minutes.

The largest fire whirl occurred in 1923 in Tokyo and it killed up to 38,000 people in less than 15 minutes. A fire whirl can reach up to 1,090c. A fire whirl can reach up to 200 kilometers and   a tornado causes major damage to lands,belongings and people. 

The biggest fire whirl is the wilder they can become which means the more disaster it can cause and it can also cause a lot of tragic deaths. A fire tornado’s colour can be blue which will be called a blue whirl and for the normal fire whirl the colour is Orange, Red, Yellowish and blackish colour which is extremely terrifying.    

The most recent fire tornado is in Hawaii in the island of Maui and it’s been going for over a month and it’s still going right now.
The rating  of people dying is around 59 but it’s been going up. 

Dragon Keeper

On June 22 room 7 did some art about the book that we’ve been reading. It’s called Dragon Keeper. Everybody really likes the story.


 Our teacher Mr Bell told us to draw these creatures but we weren’t allowed to trace them but we were allowed to use our chrome books. These were the 4 Celestial creatures.


  1. Giant Tortoise,2. Red phoenix,3.Qilin and number 4. Dragon. I think almost everyone is doing all of them. I’m probably going to do all of them. But I’m still drawing the Giant Tortoise.



Ki Orahi

Recount of Ki Orahi


On the 13th of June 2023 room 6,7 and 8 did ki orahi. Ki orahi is a game that St.Patrick’s plays.but the day before we all went under the canopy. everyone lined up in their house colour. The teachers were just telling us what to wear. We just Needed to dress up in our colours.I was in  


The next day everyone was dressed in their colours. We all were into houses. The names of the houses are Kauri, Rata,Rimu and Totara.Totara  was yellow, Kauri was green,rimu was blue and Rata was red.


The first team to vs is kauri vs Rata kauri won. Then it was Rimu vs Totara Totara won. Then it was kauri vs totara and kauri won. Then it was Rata vs Rimu  and Rimu won and then it was Kauri vs Rimu and Kauri won then it was the Finals and Rata won. 


Then we all went to the canopy then couch trey we all did a drum roll before couch trey announced the winners and the winners were kauri.


Room 7 has been researching and working on something called the Voyagers. The voyagers is when we learn about the  agent time but it’s about the pacific islanders. We have been researching about James Cook.

James Cook was someone that found New Zealand,Australia and Hawaii.These are some facts about James Cook he was born in 1728 November the 7th  and died in 1779 Febuary the 14th. After I wrote my facts I went my voyagers slide deck and went slide 30.Then I copyed my work from my book to my Chromebook. the slides some of the have questions  and some you to click and drag.