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Biography of a Famous New Zealander

Biography of a Famous New Zealander


At this point you will have researched different famous New Zealanders; now it is time to present the information you have gathered on ONE of these awesome Kiwis and you will be writing a couple of paragraphs about them.


“What is a biography?” I hear you ask – well “bio-” means life, and “-graphy” means to write, or present. A biography is a type of writing that tells the story of someone’s life. It’s like a history book about one person. Biographies usually include important events in the person’s life, like where and when they were born, where they grew up, and what they did that made them famous.


Using PEEL Paragraph structure I would like you to write a biography about a famous New Zealander of your choice.


Bronze: One Paragraph

Silver: Two Paragraphs

Gold: 3+ Paragraphs


Begin your writing here: Sir Edmund Hillary was a Explorer and Mountaineer 

And known for being on the NZ 5$ Note, Also known for being the first one to climb Mt Everest. Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was born on 20 July 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Edmund became interested in exploring mountains, climbing mountains while

In secondary school. He decided he wanted to be a Explorer and Mountaineer,

He was very interested that he made his first major climb 

In 1939, reaching the summit of Mt Ollivier. 

He sadly later passed away due to heart attack at 11 January 2008

In an Auckland Hospital,

His ashes were later scattered around in the waters of

Auckland Hauraki Gulf.


This week I have been learning all about famous New Zealanders!

I decided to pick Sir Edmund Hillary and write some paragraphs and info about him.


My recount

Start writing here: It was morning So i was at my house getting ready to go to my cousins house, and it was pouring rain, We were gonna go there because it was my nenas 68th birthday 

We went to the warehouse to get a gift for her because we cant go empty handed to the house. After picking some stuff for her You will have to guess what we got for her. 

Choice A: We  got her Perfumes, Chocolates, Flowers, and a Cake.


Choice B: We didn’t get her anything, we just took her to a place to go eat.


Choice C: We got her clothes a fancy hat and clothes.


If you chose Choice A yes you are correct, If you chose choice b and c sorry but You got it wrong but at least you tried so good job, After the birthday we just chilled and sang happy birthday.

Going to MOTAT with Rm 7 and Rm 8

INTRODUCTION: On Monday   i was lucky enough to go to MOTAT for the people who do not know what MOTAT is it stands for Museum Of Transport and Technology. I went with Rm 7 and Rm 8, 6 People were chosen from Rm 10 (which is my class) had to go with rm 7 and rm 8 to MOTAT. Me and my classmates went next door to rm 7 and 8 because we were chosen to go to MOTAT.

After the short assembly we all make sure if we all had our lunches and water bottles. After making sure our bus arrived. We got on the bus and then sat down, I was sitting by myself so it was kinda boring for me.  After a hour we got off the bus and we finally arrived to MOTAT.

MIDDLE: We got in the gates and we met a few people named Grace, Justin, Amber, Natalie, and Pat. Grace was basically kinda like our teacher for a day and Justin, Amber, Natalie, and Pat was Kid helpers.

First Grace took us to our meeting spot and we had a morning tea and a drink break. After eating and drinking Rm 7 and Rm 8 splitted up because they had to go to different places. Me and my classmates were picked to go with Rm 7.

Second Grace again took us to a place where it was peaceful and quiet. We saw some robots and laptops so we were clueless. Just until Grace told us that we were gonna code some robots and have robot battles, then she said after we code them we can customize them with some legos. Time passed and she finished explaining, then we had to find a partner and i ended up pairing up with my classmate called Paege. We agreed that she will do half of the coding and i do half as well.

Third we finally all finished the coding and it was time for customizing the robots and then Battle Time. Me and paege customized it and it looked like a crab so we decided to name it Crab-Zilla. We lost only 1 battle and won 1 battle sadly.

ENDING: After that we had to pack up because it was time for us to move on to exploring MOTAT. We went to this place and had games like pulling yourself up and there were slides and heaps of other things. I went on the slide and i almost fell off the slide pretty funny right haha.

Fourth we got out of the mini game station we went to this other station and we saw very old stuff like old phones and old cars. Me and my classmates tested the phones to see if it still worked and i was surprised because it still worked.

We did lots of things like going on a train ride and going to multiple stations also thank you MOTAT staff  and teachers for making this happen. I forgot to say this also we splitted up into groups and i was with Ms Lagitupu it was only just the 7 of us.



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