Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Email to activity provider

Kaylah Clarke
251 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua 3015


Adrenalin Forest Bay of Plenty
Weld Road, Upper Pyes PA Road, Tect All Terrain Park, Tauranga 6001

Dear Adrenalin Forest company/business

The year 10 (14 year) girls of FFL class of Rotorua girls high school would like to know the estimated price for 29 students for the whole six courses. FFL class would like to come to your attraction to help our class have an experience of a different physical activity and challenge.

Yours faithfully

Kaylah Clarke

Reading response: Identify purpose and evaluate

What is the company name?
The company name of the website/of the attraction is ‘Adrenalin Forest New Zealand’.

Adrenalin is an attraction that can be located in the Bay of plenty, Wellington, and Christchurch. One of the attractions in Bay of plenty has six courses that have a range of various challenges that start from 1m to 20m, there has  bridges and nets, barrels, swings and much more.
What is the purpose of this text?
The purpose of the website ‘Adrenalin Forest’ is to advertise all the good thing’s and information about the attraction so it’s available for all people to see what, who, and how this attraction works.
What did you like/find helpful about the text? What could the author have done better?
I found the information very helpful because it covered many areas of what people would want to know about the attraction, for example there was information about the open hours, where it is, what it is, and how much it costs. I personally would have liked the website better if the prices were easier to find on the computer version of the website but otherwise everything was laid out perfectly and it was easy to access everything else.

What information did you find out from the text to help you with your fundraising or trip planning?
This website was a great example for how the attraction was advertised and of what an advertiser would say/write down to get people to buy/be interested.

How useful the text was for the purpose you were using it for? Explain your answer in detail, using examples and/or quotes from the text to support your opinion.
I found this website very helpful because of all the information there’ve put in and how they’ve laid it out. Three Eg.

How did you know that this text was a valid source of information for your purpose?
I found that this source of information is valid because the business supports it/made it and the contact number leads to the business.

Task 1 and 2 Informal/formal

Task 1: Transformed the informal letter into formal

Dear (Persons name)

Teenages have just as much right in a election a people as old as the hills!. Teenages live in the country too, and they are our future!, they're bound to care about what is going to happen in the country they live in when they are grown up but some people think that teenagers are away with the fairies when it is important like voting. But not all teenagers are. Some grown ups are as well. Teenagers should be given a chance.

Task 2: Create a format for your letter

(My name
My address)


(There name

Dear (persons name)

(Letter goes here)

Your faithfully

(My name)

Maori debate speech

Te reo Maori should be a compulsory subject in schools across the whole of new zeal
Maori are the indigenous people of NZ, the Maori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia who arrived in NZ some time between 1250 and 1300 ce. Over several centuries in isolation the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as Maori with its own language, mythology, crafts, and performing arts. People from all over the world now visit NZ to see these very people. In 2008 477,000 tourists participated in some kind of Maori cultural activity. NZ tourism states that Maori culture is second only to our landscapes as the main reason visitors come to our country.
In 1995 the Waitangi tribunal heard the Te Reo Maori claim, it said that Te reo was a taonga (treasure) and the government was obliged to protect it under the treaty of Waitangi. One way to protect it is making it compulsory in school.
How do we justify Maori people- indigenous to New Zealand having to fight for their language?
Why not make Maori language along with sign language two of the official languages of NZ. This happened in 1991 but the only language completely in school is English, what about the other two.

We as NZ citizens need to embrace our history.  A big part of our history is  Maori People and as such so too is the Maori language. ‘What do you have to gain from learning the language?’ is a question I would like to leave you with.

Research, points, brainstorm short debate

We agree that all schools in NZ should have Maori as a compulsory subject

Kay points
  1. Te reo Maori is New Zealand’s Native language
  2. It will benefit the next generations to come
  3. Te reo Maori is an important part of NZ’s national identity

I think Te reo Maori should be a compulsory subject in all New Zealand schools because it is  an important part of Nz’s national identity. There are three official languages in NZ which are English, Maori, and sign language, but yet Te reo Maori and sign language aren't. Until mid-19th century, te reo maori was the predominant language spoken in Aotearoa/New Zealand. As more English arrived it was  increasingly confined to Maori communities. In the mid 20th century there were concerns that the Maori language was dying out until 1991 Te reo Maori became an official language of NZ. I know that the idea of Te reo Maori (the compulsory language), being made a compulsory subject in all schools in NZ is offensive to some people. However restricting tamariki (children) to only one world view limits their education and deprives them of the knowledge of Te reo Maori and all the riches of the Maori Culture, this would benefit the next generations to come. I’m not just supporting this so the Maori language survives, but thrives in Aotearoa. Doing this is one of the best ways to ensure the language survives, it would help encourage empathy among students, by showing an understanding of someone else’s culture and language, this is agreed on by many people.


We believe Maori language should be compulsory in schools. Actually We don't understand how people who inhabited a country first, spoke only their language and lived their culture are now fighting, and have been for a long time to keep their language alive. This seems to be a problem for a lot of the indigenous people of the world until the mid-19th century Te reo Maori was the predominant language spoken in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In 1985 the waitangi tribunal heard the Te reo Maori claim, it said Te reo Maori was a taonga (treasure) and the government was obliged to protect it under the treaty of waitangi.

Tribunal found in favour of the claimants and recommended a number of legislative and policy remedies. One of these was the Maori Language Act, which made Maori an official language of NZ along with English and sign language, but only English is compulsory.

Points to ponder

-October 22nd 2010. NZ’s largest education union says Te reo Maori should be compulsory in all schools to insure its kept alive.

-After the waitangi tribunal report calling for urgent action to stop the decline of Te reo the NZ educational institute said it was everyone's responsibility to ensure the language survived.

-Last week the Green Party announced that they would be pursuing a policy of compulsory Te reo language classes in schools.

-Welsh and Irish have success stories of increasing the amount of people speaking their language after making their language compulsory in their schools. In Ireland you cannot get a government service job without a level of Irish language. “INSTRUMENTAL MOTIVATION” means you need to do something that enables you to do something else.

This paragraph is if someone says it doesn't help in anyway or it's irrelevant.
-Maori is relevant, it helps the economy through the tourism. The number, variety and quality of Māori tourism businesses have increased dramatically over the last few years.

Sources: NZ history, NZ herald, NZ tourism, and

Plastic bag task 2

Periodic Table

What does it mean?

Nitrogen and 2 hydrogen

2 carbon

3 carbon

Carbon and nitrogen

Carbon and hydrogen

Hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen

2 carbon and 2 hydrogen

2 carbon and 6 hydrogen

Nitrogen and 3 hydrogen

What is plastic? what is it made of?
  • Alexander Parkes was the first to make plastic when he made Parkesine.
  • John Hyatt combined nitrocellulose with camphor to make plastic called celluloid.
  • Baekeland combined formaldehyde, phenol and heated it. When the substance was cooled it hardened to form a strong plastic.
  • Wallace Carothers mixed adipic acid and diaminohexane monomers to form long fibres.
  • John Rex formed polyethylene terephthalate or PET plastic.    

Examples of how plastic is used in different ways…
  • Plastics are bendable materials we use as shopping bags, utensils, toys, CD’s, and plumbing pipes.

Describe and explain how plastic bags can impact the environment…

With plastic bags there is no way to strictly limit the effects of plastic bags on the environment because there is no disposal method that will really help eliminate the problem. Plastic bags damage the environment. The biggest problem with this is that once they have been soiled they end up in the trash, which then ends up in the landfill or burned. Either solution is very poor for the environment. Plastic bags are a big source of pollution.

What are the alternatives for them and why do we use them more?


  • Re-cycle which means we would reuse them as shopping bags.
  • Use bags as bin liners.
  • Plastic bags could be donated to local charity.

Reasons why we use them more:
People are using plastic bags more now because people can use plastic bags by knitting a new bag out of it, cutting streamers out and etc, this mainly meaning people can do make things out of plastic bags and etc.

Are plastic bags biodegradable? why/why not?

  • Paper bags can biodegrade in a matter of weeks, and can also go into compost or yard waste piles or the recycling bin. Plastic bags can be recycled also but as just explained the process is inefficient.

What is the message that this video clip is trying to get across?
  • The life cycle of the plastic bag. A plastic bag can travel many places and be a threat because it’s pollution.
How have they done this?
  • The film crew or man/women has filmed the life cycle of a plastic bag by showing documenting it like how an animal would be documented on TV.

What is the life cycle of a plastic bag?

  • Extraction of materials
  • Making plastic
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • Usage
  • End of life