Year: 2022

Food Tech – MeatLoaf

Today for tech, our group made Meatloaf, we came in, washed our hands and put our aprons on, Ms Hamer told us to get the ingredients out so we could get ready to cook, we had a lot to do so then we had to get to work, we cut the onions and carrots to small little pieces we added the egg and the mince and mixed everything with bread crumbs also.

We also cut potatoes and put it in a sauce pan with 1/3 of water, we mashed the potatoes once it was done with the sauce pan, we added everything on the pan and some spices too, we kept on mixing so then the mince would turn brown.

We got a foil box and put everything in it, we put it in the oven and left it there for 20 minutes, we took it out after and then we said our prayers and ate it. It tasted amazing!

Cooking Tech – Truffles

Today at tech, our cooking group made truffles. We came in, washed our hands and put our aprons on. Before we began Ms Hamer gave us instructions to grab our materials. After that our second step was to get the oreos mashed up.

The 3rd step was to put the cocoa and condensed the milk inside using the same bowl we mashed the oreos with and obviously mixing the mixture well.  After all that we washed hands ready to roll the dough into little pieces of sphere balls.

After all that Ms Hamer put all the trays of truffles into the fridge to cool down waiting for the moment to eat it. After a couple hours or minutes we stored it inside our lunch boxes.

With the experience in tech I had fun.


Today my class and I learnt about making haikus and what it is, a haiku is a poem with syllables, the first line of syllables is 5, the second one is 7 syllables and the last line is 5 syllables again.

Japan made haikus for making nature poems, that have syllables, like an autumn poem. It was so amazing to read other peoples haikus, Our teacher asked us to make a haiku ourselves, we searched up some poems to have an idea, I made a poem and it’s about the beach, I loved it some much and had so much fun making it.


Food Tech – Pizza

Today for tech, our group made pizza.

We put our aprons on and washed our hands, we got the cloths, spray bottles and dish wash soaps and put them in our kitchen, Ms Hamer gave us instructions to do when we finished doing all that.

We got our brown board and started cutting the ham ,onions, spinach and tomatoes, for the carrots we didn’t have to cut it, Ms Hamer just asked us to grate it but first we had to wash it, we got our dough and spread tomato sauce on it, Ms hamer said that we could decorate our pizza however.

My partner and I put the cheese, spinach, tomatoes, onions, carrots and ham, we turned our oven on and left it for 5 minutes, Ms hamer told us that it was time to put our pizza in the oven, I took the pizza tray and put it in the oven, we left it there for 10 minutes.

When it was time to take the tray out, I put the mits on and took the tray out, we left it to cool for 2 minutes and then sliced it and took a big bite out of it, it tasted amazing.

Food Tech

At tech today, we made curry with rice, when we came in, we washed our hands and put our aprons on, we took 2 cloths, a spray bottle and dish wash soap bottle too.

Ms Hamer gave us instructions about what things we should get out to cook with, we first cut the chicken breasts into bite size pieces, and also sliced and diced the onions, we turned on the stove and put some oil on it, we put our chicken on the pan and let it cook.

Ms Hamer gave us some spinach and some spices to add in the pan so then it would taste better, we washed the dishes and dried it while the curry was busy cooking in the pan, the chicken looked very nice because it looked brown and roasted.

Ms Hamer also put some rice in our lunch boxes while we were finishing up washing the dishes, we turned off the stove and put the curry on top of the rice in our lunch boxes, we said karakia and ate the delicious dish we made.

It tasted amazing!

Cooking Tech – Stir fry

Today for tech, my group and I made stir fry, we washed our hands, put our aprons on and started listening to the instructions that Mrs Hamer instructed us with, She asked us to get our pans, saucepan, brown chopping board and a bowl with veggies inside.

The veggies were onions, brocilies, cauliflower and carrots, we sliced and diced all of it, we had to put water inside the saucepan and also the noodles. We turned on the stove for our pan to put the oil on and all the other veggies. We put it in, and stirred it a bit, Mrs Hamer also put some tofu in a bowl for us to cut in half and put it on the pan.

We took out our noodles and put them inside our lunch boxes, we turned off the stove and put the veggies on top of the noodles, someone said the prayer and we started eating, it was so delicious.

Sports Camp

Last week some of the seniors were getting ready to go to sports camp at Totara Springs, we came to school on monday and went on the bus on our way to Totara Springs, there was a 2 hour and 30 minutes ride there, when we got there, we unloaded all of our bags from the bus and went to the dormitory’s, we chose our bunk beds and and went back outside, we had to gather up in a space, our principle told us some rules not to do, and to do.

On that same day, we had quality living and the host of everything was Andrew Lint, he told us where some places were and what new sports there were to do, we were having so much fun on the first day that we were so tired.

On tuesday we woke up brushed our teeth and got ourselves ready for the day, after that we went to breakfast, breakfast was amazing, we had baked beans on buttered toast, and we also had cereal with yogurt and fresh peaches, it was amazing, we had quality living and then, sports, and it went on for the whole week from monday to friday.

It was so much fun!

Maori tech

Today for tech, Matua Harley asked us to open up a slide and do our own pepeha, a pepeha is like an all about me but in maori, while we were doing our pepeha, we listened to some anthems in different cultures, we worked on our pepeha for 30 minutes and we had to present our work to the group. Here is my pepeha.

The Fun Run

Today in the morning we had a fun run up the mountain.

We also had groups that we were in, group 1, group 2, group 3, group 4, group 5 and group 6, I was in group 5, group 5 is for the top girls who are fast, group 6 was also for fast people but for the boys.

Panmure District, Glen Taylor and Glen Innes were the schools that participated in the fun run, group 1 in all the schools had to run first, but we had to wait for the teachers to get to the top before us, so they can tick us off and tell our time.

Group 1 ran when they were told to, then group 2 went, and it went on and on, then it was group 5, we ran our hardest, and went past many people, I was so tired because there was a slope that we had to run through, my friends and I still got through it then we walked, we picked up the pace when we were almost at the end.

We finished the run and everyone was cheering once we got to them, I was so happy to finish the race, we also had sausages and a water bottle, the sausages were very yum.

I did better than the last time I ran up the mountain.