Friday, 31 July 2015

Child Abuse Report

This report is about Child Abuse. Statistics show that Child Abuse is not decreasing, but increasing. We want to find a way to make it stop.

The government have made a new law that makes Child Abuse illegal, but some parents do it anyways. Some parents think of it as not breaking the law, but disciplining their children. I’m not a parent, but I think they’re doing it the wrong way. Disciplining children does not mean putting them in a hospital ward because they did something wrong.

One way of how child abuse has been learnt is that the children learnt being hurt from their parents whenever they did something wrong, and when they’d have children, they’d abuse their children too. Then their children would pick it up and start treating their children that way, unless they know it's wrong, and refuses to abuse.

Statistics show that from 2007 to 2011, approximately 850 children aged from 0-14 were admitted to hospital with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment. Their injuries ranged from serious head trauma to broken legs.

Child abuse is a very dangerous crime, and the government needs to do something about it. Child abuse needs to stop because children are getting hurt, some even killed.

Reading - Opinions about Child Abuse

For creating work this week, I had to gather people’s opinions about Child Abuse. I created a Google form and sent it to some of the teachers in the school, and I got two opinions back. 

Mrs Tofa said “Child abuse is a very big issue in NZ. Many times we see on the news that children are hurt or even killed as a cause of child abuse or neglect. There are laws in NZ regarding child abuse but people are breaking this law. Society needs to change and families need to look after their children and make sure they are in a safe and happy environment.” 

Mrs Moopanar said “ I am really sorry for the children that are abused and I think that the government should take stronger action about this.”

Friday, 24 July 2015

Respect for All

Why is it that some females are treated unworthy of things, and the males are treated with respect? 
Why is it that Males think that females can't get jobs that males have? 
Why are males so careless towards females? 
Could we please stop? 

At the end of the day, we are all human beings, and we are all on an equal plane, no matter what your skin colour, religion,size or where you're from. We should accept others for who they are, and not as what you want them to be. 

If you read this, I want you to do one thing. I want you to follow this. When you see someone, compliment them. It will make them feel good about themselves. Even a simple compliment from someone will make people feel good because you've said something to them that most people won't even dare say. 

So be proud, stand up tall, and be yourself. Someday, someone will see you for who you really are - A wonderful person with special qualities just waiting to be revealed. 

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Honest Truth

Today, I finished off the book I got from the school library. It is called The Honest Truth, and it was written by Dan Gemeinhart. It was a really cool book. I really enjoyed reading it. It is about a 12 year old boy named Mark who was diagnosed with cancer when he was only 4-5 years old. He fought to get rid of the cancer, and it left. But when it came back, he had enough of the hospitals, the treatments, and he felt that he didn't have much time left to live. So he made a plan and decided to leave home. He wanted to climb the famous Mount Rainier, even if he died. He took is dog Beau on the journey, and they went through a lot during this journey. This book was full of heartbreak, sadness and risk. I really enjoyed reading it. Three words to describe this book would probably be Inspiring, heartbreaking and adventurous.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Martin Luther King Jr

This blog post is about a very important person. His name was Martin Luther King Jr. He was an African-American man. Martin Luther King Jr was an American baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights not using violence based on his Christian beliefs. He was assassinated on the fourth of April in 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States. He was only 39 years of age. He was assassinated by James Earl Ray. He was later convicted after entering a guilty plea. He believed in what was right for his people. He, among other people believed everyone should be treated equally, and that black people being slaved was not right and that it should be stopped. He died a hero, and we should be thankful to his commitment to stopping injustice. Below are a few of his quotes.

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Monday, 20 July 2015

My Holiday

In the first week of the holidays, my sister and I was at my grandparents house in Avondale. For most of the week, we stayed at home. Usually we would play with our little cousin Rylie, but he was in Niue with his mum. 

On Monday, we went to the New Lynn War Memorial Library to get some books. Then we went home and baked a cake.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we stayed at home.
On Thursday, My Aunty came with three of her children. I played with the two little ones while my sister played with the older one. We had a lot of fun with them, and they stayed until dinner time.
On Friday, we had to go to the Green lane Hospital because my Grandfather had to go and get a tube pushed down his throat in the gastroscopy ward. While we were waiting for him, we met a young Chinese lady and we started talking to her. When it was time to go, we said goodbye to her. After that, we went to Saint Lukes Mall. We ate Subway, and then we went to Countdown, and we looked around in the other shops. Then we went home.
On Saturday, we had to go to Church which was in Mangre. When we got to Church, my Grandma gave me an my sister some money for the offering. Then we went to Sabbath School. After Sabbath School, we went into the Church, ready for the service. My grandfather and one of my older uncles were the ministers for the service. After the service finished, my mum took us home.
On Sunday, we stayed home, and we watched movies. Then we watched the NRL. Both of my teams were playing, but at different times. First it was the Warriors vs the Storm. The Warriors won 28-14. Then it was the Sharks vs the Dragons. The Sharks won 28-8.

Week 2
On Monday, my dad had to surgery at Auckland Hospital for his ear, but it got cancelled till August, so instead we went to the movies in Sylvia park. We went to watch Minions. After that, we went home and had a sleep, then we watched tv.
On Tuesday, we stayed home and watched a marathon of The Flash.
On Wednesday we went to have lunch with my mum while she was on her lunch break. Then we went to the park and kicked the ball. After that, we dropped my mum back to her work and went home. At home, we watched tv.
On Thursday, we stayed home and watched tv.
On Friday, we watched the other NRL games on. They were Storm vs panthers and Eels vs Bulldogs. The Storm and Bulldogs won. The scores were 52-10 and 28-4.
On Saturday, we stayed home, and we had to clean up the house. Then we watched another NRL game. It was Sharks vs Raiders. The Sharks won 21-20.
On Sunday, we went to to the movies in Sylvia park to watch Ant-Man. Then we went home and watched the NRL. The game we watched was the Warriors vs Roosters. Sadly, Warriors lost that game 24-0.
I still had a really good holiday. It was really fun, even though we didn't do much.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

My New poem

I described what I saw in a movie, and decided to write a poem about it. I hope that you guys will enjoy it.

Broken glass, shattered, covering the floor.
The moonlight reflecting off it.
Looks like there was a struggle.
A wine glass cracked, with a pool of wine on the kitchen floor.
Drops of blood on the carpet.
I follow them, pulling out my 9 caliber gun.
There, in the bathtub, lies a body.
I look around the house to see if anyone is still there.
The house is clear, so I return to the bathroom.
I check her pulse.
Still breathing.
I call the ambulance.
"Cut" the Director shouts out.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

World War 1 presentation

This is the presentation that me and my friend Manuae was working on for our inquiry presentations.
It is about World War 1. Hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Time Will Tell

Today, I created a poem. I wrote it on paper, and then typed it up. Here is my poem. I call it "Time Will Tell". I do hope that you enjoy it.

Dirty looks thrown across the room
Those icy stares hits me in the heart.
Feeling broken
Stressed out
Asking myself all these questions.
Can I talk?
Am I real?
Do I belong here?
What do I do?
Run away.
Never look back.
Wish this feeling will go away.
Time will tell.
Will my life be lived like this?
Time will tell.