Wednesday, 12 April 2017


Rainbow Fish

After reading the Rainbow Fish we reflected on the values and virtues and changes that occurred to the Fish.

  • What connection can you make with the changes in people as they grow in virtue?

Rainbow fish always showed off, and he thought he was more important than others. However, everyone did not like this so they turned away from him. Rainbow fish soon asked advice from the octopus.The octopus’ advice changed rainbow fish to learn how share and be happy

  • Explain what growing in virtue means?
Virtue means to change behaviour into a good deed.
Just like the Rainbow fish, selfish and self centred but changed to a more sharing and loving fish.
Rainbow fish learned that sharing with others helped him to grow in virtue.

  • How is growth in virtue evident?
Rainbow fish learned that sharing with others helped him to grow in virtue.
It is important to grow in virtue so that we can grow closer to God.
Identify virtues that enable people to live as Jesus did.


We are learning to understand the author's purpose of the text.

Virtues-God Strand

This activity is the follow up task after discussing values and virtues - in the God Strand.  
The learning intention was to locate specific scripture that linked directly with a virtue.

Link to scripture
Self Control
To control your own behaviour.
To have sympathy or pity for someone.

To be a leader.
To have strength to stand up for someone.
To persevere to be persistent and keep going.
To be a friend.
Having belief in others.
Knowledge and understanding
To say the truth to others.
Acting with fairness and rightness.
To be loyal and trustworthy
Having good points.
Having a strong point.
To be able to master your desires.
To be cautiousness
Honouring God
To glorify God and honour him.
Honouring People
Honouring people is to value him highly with respect

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Holy Week

What is a Virtuous Person?

A virtuous person is.. …… A person who has a character made-up of virtues valued as good. He or she is honest, respectful, courageous, forgiving, and kind, for example.

One who tries to tries to choose what is good and do what is right.
One who makes a habit of acting wisely.
One who acts with compassion, responsibility and wisdom.
One who respects the ...One who respects the rights of others.
One who promotes.. justice.
One who resists all temptations of sins.
One who works for good and righteousness.
One who practises honouring others.
One who overcomes-justice.
One who makes choices which are good.
One who tries to develop temperance and self- discipline.
One who grows in faith, hope and love.
One who can be trusted.
One who restores faith, strength and dignity.
One who lives by compassion, loyalty and one who honours God.

Water Worries

What is water pollution?
Water pollution  is the contamination of water  (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

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What is aquifers?
Aquifer is an underground area in which groundwater collects from

What is the  water cycle?
First the sun evaporates the water from oceans, rivers and lakes. Then some of the water rises into the air as vapour which then becomes into water droplets in clouds. Eventually, the colder temperatures affects the clouds forcing it to drop rain, hail or snow. Some of the dropped water, hail or snow makes its way back to the river or ocean. Doing the process over and over again.

What is the main issue that causes water shortage in New Zealand?

Though the water cycle allows waters around the world to never change in quantities and quality. The water usage amongst humans has impacted a huge amount of waters. The main issue of water shortage in New Zealand are mostly by farmers using it for crops, feeding cows (More population means more water needed) and waters that make contact with animal waste that then slides down into a river contaminating the whole river.

We are learning to plan our ideas to help identifying and reporting about the main ideas in text.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Dutch Apple cake

1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 peeled, chopped apples
50 elted butter
1 egg

  1. Sift 1 cup of flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  2. Whisk 1 egg into bowl.
  3. Melt  50 grams butter in a pan and take off and transfer onto a pot stand.
  4. Add the ¼ cup of sugar onto the pan to cool down the butter.
  5. Then spoon in the egg mixture into the pan and mix.
  6. Next add the dry ingredients into the mixture and keep stirring until smooth.
  7. Put the pan aside and peel and slice the apples and make sure they are thin pieces.
  8. Next spread the mixture onto a greased tray,  add the apples and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar and ¼ tsp cinnamon as the topping.
  9. Finally put the it in the oven at about 180 Celsius fan forced for 15 minutes or until golden.
  10. For the final step you can go crazy and add as much ice cream or cream to go with your delicious apple cake.