Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Pink Shirt Day

 Pink Shirt Day 

What is pink shirt day? 
Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear a pink shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying. It originated in Canada and is now celebrated on various dates around the world.  
Why do we have pink shirt day? 
Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a new year 10 student was harassed for wearing pinkWe've been celebrating Pink Shirt Day in Aotearoa since 2009 and the campaign grows stronger and larger every year. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Athletics Day

 Title - Athletics Day  

Author - Patrica Grace 

Text Type - Short Story 

Keri was a good runner because she trained so hard.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Assessment Orana Park

 ~ Orana Park ~ 

Orana Park emphasizes the experience that visitors receive when tourists come. They can learn things about some of the native animals we have in New Zealand but also other animals from other countries. An example of this is the amount of money they weren't getting over lockdown last year to feed the animals, Because of people not visiting the park but New Zealanders donated $230,000 to help the zoo feed the animals during the Covid - 19 crisis. If you are looking to apply at Orana Park you can find out more about it on their site. If you just want to go visit their hours and prices are below.  Orana Wildlife Park is open daily from 10:00 am until 5:00pm. The last entrance is 4:00pm, although it is recommended to allow at least 2 hours visit duration to make the most of your park experience. The park is only CLOSED on Christmas Day and is otherwise open every day of the year (including statutory holidays).  If you need a pushchair or wheelchair then here are the prices. 

Pushchair - Single: $5 for 2 hours, $2 per hour thereafter plus a $10 bond.

Pushchair - Double: $10 for 2 hours, $4 per hour thereafter plus a $20 bond. 

Wheelchairs are FREE to use, on a first-in, first-served basis. 

Adult - 16 years and over


Child 5 - 14 years - Must be supervised 


Pre - schooler - Under 5 years - must be supervised 


Senior citizen / Student - 60 years or over / student ID required


Concession - 2 adults and up to 3 children aged 5 - 14 years


Adult annual pass


Child annual pass


Concession annual pass

Click here to learn about our great value annual pass!


Vouchers - After a unique Christmas or birthday gift? We offer vouchers for admission, our exciting animal encounters, and our great value membership. Unfortunately, payment cannot be taken online - please contact us (03 359 7109)


* emphasizes ~ give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing, lay stress on (a word or phrase) when speaking. 

Personal Specification

What is a Personal Specification? 

 A person specification describes the personal attributes desired in a potential employee. It is similar to a job description but more specific.   

  • Qualities of a person    

  • Qualities are defined as the features or characteristics of a person or thing.  

  •  Job Description 

  • Task management relies on action items in order to get things done. An action item is a task on your list that you need to complete.  

  •  Job Analysis 

  • Job analysis is the process of gathering and analyzing information about the content and the human requirements of jobs, as well as, the context in which jobs are performed. 

  • Job Specification 

  • A job specification outlines specific traits a person needs to do the job. Typically, that includes the qualifications, skills and personal traits you need to be successful. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Back to black (Reading blog post) - 11~02~21 - Genre ~ Article - Source Listener ~ 28~1~21

Back to black

 This is about the power of failure. 

It's about learning from your failures. Learning about your resilience "It was pretty bad" Akira Ioane said. "I got sick and tired of trying to impress lots of people. And when I lost my enjoyment, I sort of lost my way. The Maori All Blacks, the Blues, and an appearance off the bench for the All Blacks against France on their 2017 northern tour.  Hoping for a place in the 2019 All Blacks World Cup Ioane missed out after a public roasting from coach steve. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thai Lettuce Wraps

 Thai Lettuce Wraps  


1/2 tablespoon olive oil 

250g Mince 

1 t minced garlic 

1/2 onion, diced 

1 tablespoon soy sauce 

1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 

1 spring onion, thinly sliced 

1 small lettuce to make lettuce cups out of 

Mayo to drizzle over 


1.  Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add mince and cook until browned, about 3 - 5 minutes, making sure to drain any excess fat.

2.  Stir in garlic, onion, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce until onions have become translucent about 1 - 2 minutes.

3. Stir in spring onions until tender about 1 - 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper to taste. 

4. To serve, spoon several tablespoons of mince to the center of the lettuce leaf.

5. Add a drizzle of mayo on top for flavor