Thursday, 30 November 2017


IALT: Reflect about Technology!

Welcome back to my blog!

Today for technology, We made Mince Pies! Sadly, this is the 2nd to last week of Technology with the year 8's and our last week of Technology is next week. I am a bit upset but it's gonna happened and oh well. It was an AMAZING experience getting to fry onions and mince with my peers on the pan, It felt nerve-wracking doing it because I was a bit afraid because I thought that I was going to get burned but it didn't happened which was GREAT!

I worked with my Kia Manawanui peers who are Constance (Year 7) & Frances (Year 8). They were AMAZING and I'd love to have them as peers next week when we do Technology again! I thought we were actually going to make mince pies, But it was like mince pie on a tray, As we were frying it like with my peers which are Constance & Frances, We thought that the mince wouldn't taste good or the mince pie because how us 3 are bad cooks except Constance, But we still had hope!

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IALT: Reflect about Technology!

Bonjour! And Greetings to you all...
Welcome back to my blog!

On Thursday, Kia Manawanui went to Technology at Tamaki College! I was excited because I remembered that I was in Cooking! By the way - It was Tongan Language Week so we dressed up on that day and went to Technology like that. We were suppose to wear uniform but Ms Aireen forgot to give out that message the day before but oh well.

So as we arrived to our Technology classes, We sat down at our tables and the session began. We were making Cinnamon Muffins with Jam in the middle like inside. For this recipe, we needed:
  • S.R Flour
  • Sugar
  • Jam
  • Cinnamon
  • Wisk
  • 2 Bowls
  • Scrapper
  • Teaspoon
  • Muffin Trays
  • Muffin Cups
  • Measuring Cups
  The Steps:

Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Step 2 - Add 1 and 1/2 cup of S.R flour into your bowl.
Step 3 -  Then add 1/2 cup of sugar into the same bowl.
Step 3 - After that, Add 1 egg, 1/3 of a cup of Oil and 1/2 of a cup of Milk into a bowl then mix it with the whisk.
Step 4 - Then mix both of the two separate ingredients together.
Step 5 - Put muffin cups into a muffin tray, Then pour the mixture into the molds.
Step 6 - Then mix 1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar and Cinnamon together in a little bowl.
Step 7 - Then in another little bowl, Put 1 teaspoon of Jam into it.
Step 8 - Add a little bit of jam in the middle of each muffin mixture mold after you put in the mixture to make the muffin into the muffin cups.
Step 9 - Add a pinch of Cinnamon on top of the muffin mixture and do it on ALL of the muffin mixtures.
Step 10 - Then put the tray inside the oven and leave it there until it turns golden brown.
Step 11 - Then when the muffins turn out the way you want it to be then take the tray out and enjoy your cinnamon muffins!

Would you be able to make this?!

Thanks for reading!

Many Thanks!


IALT: Reflect about Technology!

Kia Orana and Greetings to you all...
Welcome back to my blog!

In the morning, Kia Manawanui went to Technology at Tamaki College! As we got to our Technology classes, Ms Tuipulotu opened the door and we went inside the classroom. We ALL sat down at our tables and the lesson began! We were making Sausages with Potato Salad, I was SO excited then got a bit confused because Ms Tuipulotu said that we will be making Honey Soy Chicken but oh well.

She explains to us the ingredients, recipe and materials we need to make this. Then explained that we are learning this stage now which is Cooking so we could do other difficult dishes when we keep on going to Technology!

2 eggs
1 red onion
- Oil
- 1 carrot
- 4 pieces of ham
- 3 potatoes
- Mayonaise
- Sausages

- Colander
- Tongs
- 1 big bowl
- Dicer
- Plates
- Forks
 - Spoon


Step 1 - Peel the potato, slice and cook until soft, boil together with egg then Slice in half and dice it 4 times. 

Step 2 - Drain using the colander and put it into a big silver bowl. Step 3 - Dice the ham, red onion and grate the carrot - (Peel the eggs and dice).

Step 4 - Put everything together then and mix it. 

Step 5  - Enjoy your potato salad! (For sausages) - Fry the sausages until golden brown then serve it on a plate with your pot!

The finished product:

Would you want to make food like this?!

Many Thanks!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

What does Mauri Mean to me (?)

Kia Ora.

Today, Half of the Kia Manawanui (Because some went to Rainbows End).. Students, have been working on an artwork called "Mauri"..

What does Mauri Mean
(Maori Meaning to ) -Life Force. or Essence.

Where does Mauri come from?
Mauri is in yourself. Every child now and then are naturally born with Mauri. Weather, you have disability or your just a person. As you age, you slightly decide when your ready at activating in.

Why is Mauri important?
It doesnt only keep the legends from the great past known, and our culture alive. But, Mauri guides you to find yourself more and more throughout your journey. It helps you to know who you are(?) and find the kind of person you really are(?).Mauri comes with Mana. And mana comes with respect..To respect Mauri, you need to learn lots about who you are and about your culture. 

What does mauri mean in your context?:
In my opinion: Mauri means finding out, who you are and being yourself. 

Here is the art I have drawn for my Mauri Artwork:

The Tamaki logo represents the school I go to.. 
The Aroha represents my family and friends ... Uniting;
The Sun and Hook represents the day Maui slowed down the sun, for days to go by slow.. What my culture believes in.. 
The New Zealand flag represents the land I live on.. Where I stand: Where I stay.. Where I belong!

Monday, 6 November 2017

What I have been doing today(?)

Kia Ora! Kei te pehea koe?(How are you?)..
Although, this blog will be about, what I have been up to today!..

Have you ever heard of Manaiakalani? If you haven't heard of the word Manaiakalani before.. Here is my definition of what it means: Where all tamaki clusters make a film of what they've learned for the term and share it across every school. Which is basicly, like a film festival.! (Sorry if I am not specific about what Manaiakalani means, but this is all I know in short sentences). An example of this is: Room 10 made a movie/rap about how sugar can effect your body.. 

Anyways, what I am really trying to say, is that.. My buddy(Cerenity) - Her blogspot is.. ( and I (Constance).. Have been working on a Manaiakalani display board.. This display board has 10 different types of movies/songs/raps, Tamaki Primary/intermediate school has made. But, put all together! .

Something I found challenging today, was working on the layout of how the film strips would be place.

I also found today really fun ! This is because, I got time to take the time off to work alone with my friend. .And it was just great working together with her! . 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Yogurt Making

25/10/17 we made yogurt and it was our first time doing it as a class so we needed a bit of help. Frances was taught the day after so she came along and helped us. We made two different yogurts, One was Forest fruits and the other one was pineapple and coconut bits.

I enjoyed eating the forest fruits yogurt because it tasted so DELICIOUS! 

Here is little bit of information about how to make yogurt and what you will need..

Technology! #Reflection

This week for Technology I worked with Frances and Akanesi. We baked Rock Cake.


Self Raising Flour
Whipped Cream
Chocolate Syrup 
Vanilla Essence

And the utensils we used was: 

Cooling Tray
Oven Tray
Measuring Cups
Big Bowl
Plastic Scraper
Desert Spoon

Well I can say that today wasn't the best of our days, with not much people paying attention to instructions and getting the texture wrong. Mrs Tuipulotu wasn't too happy about it and, she started reminding us about remembering to listen and pay attention.

A challenge I found was when I had to put the texture onto the baking tray because it spread all over the tray connecting with the others. I enjoyed working with a new peer and finding out his different cooking skills.

Sorry, I have not yet been sent the photo of my groups DELICOUS! baking..

But, please leave a comment!