Movie Review by Rahni



Rating: PG


Length of the movie: 97 MINUTES

Release date: 28/06/2012


ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT starts with Manny the mammoth (Ray Romano) has a agument with his teenage daughter Peaches ( Keke Palmer). They argue about Peaches sneaking out to hang with other cool mammoths. at the same time Sid the sloth (John L eguizamo) has to look after his old grandma (Wanda Sykes).

Situations become worse when the world starts to seperate and Manny, Sid and Diego the saber tooth tiger seperate from Ellie and Peaches. They travel far distances and through thunder storms; They also see vicious creatures.

On the way they crash into a pirate ship. The Captains name is Captain Guts.In the crew of captain Guts is a beautiful girl saber tooth tiger and Diego falls in LOVE with her.

Rating: 5 stars.

The Smurfs movie review


Genre:Childrens comedy-animation and live acting

Length of movie: 103 minutes

Release date: 15/09/2011


The movie The Smurfs is based on characters created by Peyo in the 1950’s and then was put into an animated TV show.

The Smurfs is about a peaceful Smurf village deep in a isolated forest.The village has an old man Papa Smurf (the voice of Jonathon Winters),and 100 more young Smurfs,and they all live in a family like relationship.

Smurf girl or Smurfette is the only girl in the village (the voice of Katy Perry).The Smurfs find themselves trying to be captured by Wizard Gargamel (he is a live actor named Hank Azaria).While being chased they fall through a portal and find themselves in New York. They have never seen a human world or seen humans in their lives ! They might get into trouble.

I rate it *** and a half stars!


Glendal Primary School Robotic Excursion

On Thursday 22nd November, 12 grade 3/4 students visited Glendal Primary school for a Lego robotics excursion. The people who went to this excursion Eric, Josh.D, Nick, Jeremy, Henna, Steph, Kav, Kyle, Lincoln, Ethan, Jamison and I.

The adults who provided transportation were Miss Rapinett, Mrs Smethurst and Mr Grossek we departed around 11:00 and got there 11:30 I was in Miss Rapinatt’s car so we got there second. When we got there we walk to the main office and then went to the science building and the Lego robotics kids were in the room they showed us the board that was the competition the topic was senior solutions some of the thing that they had to complete where putting quilts into place, a cardio machine, bowling, walking the dog. They showed us how they are going to do the Robocup the things  they were doing were quilting, bowling, fixing a chair then we had some morning tea then Glendal showed use the programing for there robots and then they showed use the course again.

Then we went to have lunch in the French room it was delicious.

We went back to school the excursion was awesome.

Robotics Excursion

On Thursday 22nd November, 12 Grade 3/4 students visited Glendal Primary School for a Lego robotics excursion, the kids were Josh.B, Josh.D, Nick, Jeremy, Henna, Steph, Kav, Kyle, Lincoln, Ethan, Jamison and I, the adults that came with us were Miss Rapinett, Mr Grossek and Mrs Smethurst. 4 students went in each of the adult’s car. I went in Mr Grossek car, in his car was Nick, Jamison, Kav and I,  in the car we talked about Minecraft.

We departed around 11:00 and got there about 11:30, I waited for what seemed like 10 minutes, until everyone else came.  Then we went to their Science Building to talk with the Lego Robotics kids (which were all 5/6 kids), the allowed us to check out their robots. They told us about an annual Lego Mindstorms competition, that they were competing in. They showed us part of the competition, which was a board with lots of missions (some were walking the dog, quilting, a cardio machine, bowling and a balance board).Then they ran a test and showed us what their robot could do, it failed most of the time, but it worked 5 times consecutively that morning.

Then they were nice enough to provide us with snacks. After we ate our snacks the Lego robotics kids looked at our robots, they also gave us tips on what to change. Then they showed us about programming and how to program. After that we got to look at their robot doing the track again. They were so nice that they also provided us with lunch, in the French Room.

After lunch we went back to school. All in all it was very fun.

Glendal Primary School 3/4 Robotics Excursion.

On Thursday the 22nd of November, 12 Grade 3/4 students attended a Lego robotics excursion to Glendal Primary School. We were given a notice some weeks before the excursion. The attendees were Josh.B, Eric, Kaaviyan, Ethan, Henna, Steph, Nick, Kyle, Jeremy, Jameson, Lincoln and myself.

We departed around 11:00 and arrived soon after. Miss Rapinett, Mrs Smethurst and Mr Grossek provided us with transportation on the day and we arrived soon after. When arriving, I got to see my friend Hashi Soysa. He got to accompany me and show me round the science building.  We got to meet their robotics team, it consisted of 5/6 students. The former team had won the 2009 FLL (First Lego League) Competition.  They showed us this years theme, Senior Solutions. It consisted of some challenges to help the elderly do things they can’t do any more. Some of the challenges were walking the dog, making quilts, a medicine tube, a cardio machine, a strength machine, bowling, a machine that if you pulled one end, a ball would come out the other end and a balance activity.

Glendal was nice enough to provide us with  a delicious snack during our stay.


We got to see them run through the programs using Lego Mindstorms technology and programming. They got some successes and many failures. This proves it is up to chance if it fails or succeeds on the day of the competition. we got to see the programs they use and how to use and make them. As far as I know everyone enjoyed this trip immensely. We were lucky enough to see the rest of the science building. We even got to see a stick insect shed its skin.


We were nearing the end of the excursion and were taken to the MI cafe for some lunch consisting of, sandwiches and fruits. I got to eat with Hashi and enjoyed the visit a lot. When we had to leave, we came back to school around 2:30 and we returned with some great robotics knowledge. I enjoyed the trip a lot and would love to establish a robotics partnership with them.



60 seconds science by Rahni

Smethurst to Me

why does water expand when frozen from Lois Smethurst on Vimeo.



In term 2,3, 1/2 4 the LEEP area had to make a movie about something about science. It had to be 60 seconds (or 1 minute); Damien, Sam and I did a movie about WHY DOES WATER EXPAND WHEN FROZEN even though we didn’t Finnish in time to enter the movie into a competition I don’t mind.

I’m not sure if I did well but I don’t think I bad. I think I could of did a bit better but in the end I finished it. I think I worked well with Damien and Sam even though we only filmed once and then wrote the rest we worked well.

I learnt about blue and black screens how to use a flip camera, and how to use a speaker

60 Seconds Science by Aleece

Oil and Water Aleece from Lois Smethurst on Vimeo

Why Doesn’t Oil and Water Mix Together?


I had lots of fun making my movie. At first I was a little nervous because I couldn’t find out why oil and water don’t mix together. I finally found out why it does not mix after about 2 sessions. I am really proud of myself because I have never done something like that before. I did not get to put a background on my film but it still works.