Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Blog of the month! Money matters by Mitchell Room 3

saving money - mitchell

Hey you! Are you looking for some ways to save money? Do you spend too much money on things you don’t need? Do you need more money for more important stuff? Well here is a solution I think will end all your problems. 

Here are some optional ways you could save money. Firstly you should start putting money aside. If you earn pocket money from your parents daily instead put it in a money box that you can’t touch or maybe only spend around 3 - 4 dollars. Here’s a challenge : If you want to you can put away every 5 dollar note you find or receive and spend all of it at the end of the year. Also it is good to save for the future in-case of an emergency. You could even hide a 10 dollar note in a book for an emergency when you run out. This will help you to save more money and also think better for what could happen if you run out during a hard time.

Another idea includes to stop buying things you don’t need. For Example : instead of buying chocolate bars, bubblegum packs , bags of potato chips after school, save it for something more useful like school stationary or even to reward yourself at the end of the year buy something you like or have been wanting for so long.  Purchasing items you need will prevent you from buying things you don’t need in the future. For Example when you become a adult and you really want this new phone everyone else is getting, instead pay your rent and save for it later. I do think this will help you to realize what’s more important in life. 

Finally the last way to save money is to shop smart. If you go shopping at the mall and you want to buy some shoes from a store you could look at the discounts they currently offer in the store. Maybe they would have a discount with some items - $150 black chucks with a 20% off discount. Or to shop even smarter if you have time, I would recommend to go to every store in the mall and compare the prices of the exact item. I do think that this will save money. Even if it’s by 1 dollar. If you are buying a chocolate milkshake for $5.50 maybe the ice cream shop a few steps away offers to sell it for $4.00 

Now that you have read some ways you could save money you could use these tips next time you go shopping. Remember think shop and save smart. It could save you a couple of dollars in the future. 

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Welcome to 2018 - new Room 3 and new teacher Mrs Siō!

The lovely Mrs Siō

What a great way to kick of the new year in assembly this week! Great to catch up with all our friends and teachers who are truly like family! A very special welcome to Mrs Siō who looks after Room 3 this year. Mrs Tele'a is away on maternity leave with her gorgeous new baby!

We are looking forward to the term! Time to meet our new year 7 students, teachers here and at Tamaki College for tech. We even have Fiafia later in the term.

Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the year!