June 26

Reflection on term 2

The end of term 2 already! The year is going by so quickly. Here are some highlights on term 2 and thank you Mrs Gridley for being such a great teacher.

My justice project that you would have seen on one of my recent post was a highlight because although it took time, it was fun and I really enjoyed it. I chose a topic about justice that I was interested in and that I wanted to learn more about and that turned out so well I don’t think my presentation could have been any better and I had a partner which made it easier.

Confirmation was so good. My confirmation name was Patrick. The seven sacraments are Right-judgement, understanding, Reverence, Wisdom, Courage, Wonder and Awe and Knowledge.

The rest of the things we did were:

  • Inter-School sports
  • maths
  • religion
  • Graffiti art
  • Collage

and many more. So bye bye term 2 and here come the holidays! ūüėÄ


June 23

My narrative writing

The mystery of  Jeffrey

Jeffrey woke up one morning feeling dazed and confused. He opened his eyes and all he could see was snow and wind. It was very unstable and he found out that he was on top of MOUNT EVEREST! He said to himself that it was all a dream and pinched himself closing his eyes but it really wasn’t.

12 hours earlier…

Jeffrey said to his mum goodnight and his mum replied sleep tight don’t let the bedbugs bite. He never usually said goodnight but was being sneaky because he had brought his iPad into his bedroom. He was playing on it then for a while then he decided to go to sleep because he was really tired. Dozing off snoring, a man that had won a bet to his brother but his brother forgot to pay him, so the man came and kidnapped Jeffrey as a threat, the mother and father tried to save him but it was too late but of course Jeffrey didn‚Äôt know because he was still snoring his head off.

So that’s how he got to this point when he woke up on Mount Everest‚Ķ

Jeffrey thought that pinching himself would wake him up from the crazy dream but no it WASN’T A DREAM! He thought to himself no no no how could this be happening still the gusting wind annoying him and the snow blowing into his face, he noticed that he was still in his pyjamas with his blond hair and bulky build on him, one green and one blue eye really fast, loves sport and a very smart kid, he thought he could work this out so he got up forgetting that he was on the top of Mount Everest nearly plummeting to his death he took a step back.


He felt a tougher build then him and then he quickly did a 360 spin and what would you know it was the man that threatened his brother because the brother had lost a bet to him, the man in a nice voice said good morning you’re finally up and Jeffrey thought to himself something was wrong he was being to nice but decided to go along with it. Jeffrey said to the man I never caught your name and the man replied that’s because I never told you, starting to sound more aggressive, the man said lets go for a ride on my helicopter, Jeffrey didn’t know about this but the man insisted and he was holding a broken bottle behind his back.


Jeffrey hopped on after to keep an eye on the man the man took off and after 30 seconds pretended to have a mayday and Jeffrey knew that it was fake so he was prepared when they landed. The man suddenly took 2 quick swings at Jeffrey but he dodged, he then kicked the man off and didn’t know how to ¬†fly a helicopter, when he got home after an agonizing 13 hour trip he managed not to hit anything in the helicopter. His whole family was home and welcoming him worried but knew he would find his way home everyone was so glad and had a party for him because he arrived safely home.


June 18

Reflection on my blogging

I made 13 blog posts, 12 were school based and 1 was my own interest, I got 14 comments. I had 2 the free rice and the science with john pierce they both got 3 comments and I think they got the most comments on those 2 because they were the most interesting. My holiday adventure because it was a really good holiday and I think I put the most effort into that one. I have four widgets and I think that is perfect, I have 16 overseas students.

Goodbye blogging challenge!

Until next year.


June 18

Poverty and Hunger

Hello students teachers and parents, yesterday all the seniors had to set up in the discovery center. Then the middles, juniors and preps came in. Also some of the parents came in and looked at our work. Great job to all of the seniors, you all did amazing.


It is mostly happening in

  • Asia and the pacific
  • Africa
  • Latin America/ Caribbean
  • Developed countries

our issue that we are interested in is Hunger and Poverty. This links to Catholic Social Teaching of the Dignity of the Human person.

This links to the Dignity of the Human person because poverty and hunger is impossible to live a life commensurate with this dignity.


My scripture link is When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

What circumstances force people into poverty and hunger?

  • Poverty
  • Lack of investment in agriculture
  • Climate and weather
  • War and displacement
  • Unstable markets
  • Food wastage

What causes hunger and poverty?

There are many reasons why hunger and poverty exist and they can often be linked and here are some important reasons why


Poverty trap

People that are living in poverty cannot afford food let alone nutritious food for themselves and family members. That makes them weaker and less able to afford money, then they will be trapped in hunger and poverty because the will not have the essentials to escape


Lack of investment in agriculture

Way too many countries lack key agricultural infrastructure E.G not enough roads, warehouses and irrigation. This results in high transport costs, lack of storage facilities and unreliable water.

Justice denied leads to devastating results. Eviction, unsafe housing. Dangerous work space, elder abuse, violence, hunger and poverty and that is why we need justice otherwise our world would be no more. 


June 14

Blame others, Yourself and Circumstances

This term in positive ed we had to do a PLT on any area we had learnt in the previous years and you could get in groups of 1 ,2 or 3 and Jacob F and I chose blaming.

the definition of blaming is feel declare that (someone or something) is responsible for a fault or wrong

Blame others- you can get others and yourself in trouble, people will think lesser of you, then you get low self esteem and you become lonely, be sad or don’t care that you blamed others

Blame yourself-low self esteem issues dont feel good about yourself sad all of the time. Isolate yourself- alone

Blame circumstances- can get really annoying and not helping your self esteem that your hiding from maybe what you did or someone else did.

Our rich question is how does blaming affect your wellbeing