Friday, 10 November 2017

Technology Distinction #10

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
I am in cooking for the rest of the year.
When we got there we had manderian first, we do that for 30 minutes and then we came back to cooking.
We firstly got into groups of four with 2 girls, 2 boys and a mix of year 7/8's I had Sophie, Jacob, Daniel and I. Up until morning tea we did some book work.
After morning tea we started to make our cupcakes and cooked them.
Then it was time to leave.

I showed repect by listening to the teacher when he was talking.

I was also being trustworthy respecting the resources that got given to me.


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Key Leadership role Distinction #8

On Wednesday the heads and deputys went to student council and everyone else who got voted to be there classes representives. The meeting took place at 12:35 in the hall foyer set up in a circle with chairs.
This was about our 3rd meeting for term 4 and we started off by Anneke calling out each class to see if they were here.
Next we talked about an ice cream day that we are planning.
Then Mrs Trotter asked if we had the prices of the ice creams and asked if the year 4 and 5 students  had made posters to say that there was an ice cream day happening.
That was basically all we talked about until it was 12:50 which is when student council finishes

I showed respect by contributing to the group discussion positively.

I was also being trustworthy by showing up on time and not being late.

R9. Offer to help around home without being asked. 15 times. Distinction #5

For this home learning challenge I helped out around the house 15 times without being asked.
Here is the doc where I wrote don what I had done.

Monday, 6 November 2017

SW Zones Athletics Distinction #9

On Thursday everyone who came 1st or 2nd in any events other that the 8yr olds went to the SW zones athletics at Hillmorton.
We got on the bus at about 9:00 and arrived at hillmorton about 5 minutes later.
When we got there our school found a spot around the track and put our flags up.
After that the first events started and mine wasn't until 11:25.
So I went around watching people from our school competing while I was waiting.
After a couple of hours it was time for my event Long Distance there were about nine people in my race and I came 5th.

I showed community by picking up my rubbish and not littering.

I was also being trustworthy by not distracting the people doing the events.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Key Leadership role Distinction #7

On Tues day the student leaders had a meeting with Val who is someone from the city council.
She is helping us with the design of the chorus box we are doing.
She firstly talked about the design that chorus choose (out of the two we sent in).
The design we are doing is where there are two trees on the sides of the front that the brachs go into saying care and there are some trees in the background as well.
Then she showed us the paint she brought us which is one big tub of white paint and slightly smaller tub of green and brown paint and lots of small containers of different colors.

I showed repect by listening to Val when she was speaking.

I was also being trustworthy by showing up to themeeting on time.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Walk 60km over 4 weeks. Distinction #4

For this home learning challenge I had to walk over 60km in 4 weeks so I just used my fitbit to see how far I had walked and this is the sheet I tracked it on.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Key Leadership role Distinction #6

On Tuesday the kauri team had athletics. Mr Hillary needed to helpers and seens Leeana wasn't here Maddy got to choose someone and she chose me.
So then we had to set up the high jump mats and poles and set out the long jump mats.
We also had to paint the boys discus and shot put and the girls shot put and discus.
After morning tea (which is when athletics started) the student leaders had to hold up the year groups eg  9 year old girls, 11 year old boys.
After that each age group went to there events and athletics started.

I showed respect by helping my age group get in there number order.

I was also being trustworthy by not being silly with the paint.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Key leadership role Distinction #5

On Tuesday the student leaders had a meeting with Mr Ladbrook about which design we wanted to put on the corus box we are designing. Before the holidays we decided on a small design we liked the best which was Jacinta's.
Then over the holidays Jacinta drew about nine different designs that we could do and we got two vote and which ever one got the most we are doing.
We decided on one that will go on the sides and one that will go on the front.
He also talked to the house captain about flags and if the new system was working and then he said that they are doing them well.

I showed repect by listening to Mr Ladbrook when he was speaking.

I was showing integrity by being fair and only voting for two designs.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

E6. Research a job you are interested in. Distinction #3

In this home learning challenge I had to research a job I was interested in and it had to include qualifications and training. Here is my careers writing.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Perimeter, Area and Volume.

In maths we have been learning to:
  • Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons & the volumes of prisms.
  • Find the Perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes & the volumes of prisms, and cylinders.




Here is some evidence of my learning.









You can also find evidence of my learning in my Maths book.

Here is a link to my extended abstract task.
Here is a link to my extended abstract answer sheet

My Next Step: Is to apply this knowledge to real life situations involving perimeter, area and volume.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Technology Distinction #8

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
I am in Design and it is our last week in these groups.
When we fiirst got there we all watched a video about what it looked like if things were robotic. Then we had some pictures that we had to sort into what should be robotic and what we think shouldn't.
After that we went downstairs were we had to see how fast we could thread the machine and I did it in 26.72 seconds, Brook did it the fastest and she did it in 10.02 seconds.
After that we carried on with our project until it was time to go to mandarin where we make paper lanterns. Then we just carried on with our project.


I showed repect by listening to the teacher when she was talking.

I was also being trustworthy respecting the resources that got given to me.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Koru Games Distinction #7

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the year 7/8's went to koru games.
Koru games is a tournament were school from across the south island compet againest each other in netball, basketball, touch, volleyball, football etc.
I am in our netball team and we played at the Lincoln courts.
On Tuesday we play 3 games and we won all three which we were all happy about.
On Wednesday we played 4 games and we won two and lost two and because we lost two we got to play off for 9th-16th.
On Thursday we played three games we won the first on then we lost the second which meant we played for11th-12th and we lost that game and we ened up coming 12th.

I showed respect by not arguing with the umpires.

I showed resilience by not ive up if we are down in the game.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Elections writing

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.


Have you voted yet? The National party is the party to vote for in this election. I believe that New Zealand doesn’t need to change, their isn’t any reason that we should change the country when it is going great. For instance; the amount of crimes that are happening is increasing, people are dying because they can’t afford to go to the doctor, people need a better health system. National have so many great policies that they have promised. Personally, I know that increasing police staff will help New Zealand become even safer.

The first policy I’m going to talk about is increasing police staff by 1,125 over four years. National believes that New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world but it could be even safer. Increasing the number of police should deliver a more responsive Police service. I believe, it will help the community with not having to be concerned about getting robbed. Furthermore, it will  prevent crime and victimisation, resolve more crimes, and more effectively target criminal gangs and organised crime. Lots of people commit the crime because the have a low income and can’t afford to go to the doctor.

The second policy I’m going to talk about is to cap doctor visits at $18 for people with low incomes. Expanding $18 doctor visits means more  New Zealanders on low incomes can access healthcare when they need it. For instance, less people will get diseases and if they do then they can get cured without taking it from things that are more important like their food money. I think, there will be less people who are sick/ill because they can’t go to the doctors. Having to pay less money to go to the doctors helps, but we also need more funding in health so that more people can get cured from diseases and other health issues.

My third policy I’m going to talk about is increasing health funding by 3.9 billion over four years. National believes New Zealand’s health system is facing cost pressures. Increasing health funding should ensure all New Zealanders have access to high quality health services. This is a great way to use the money as it helps lots of people in the country. As more people come to New Zealand it is important that we have a good health system. These are policies that I agree with the next one I totally disagree with

Labour has a poor policy of reducing teacher to child ratio group sizes. Firstly, It will cost more money to get more teachers. Teachers can handle classes that have about 25 students in them and that is the average. Thirdly, I believe that if there are classes with more students there are normally two or more teachers. However, just because Labour's policies aren’t great. It doesn’t mean we can’t continue with Nationals.

Clearly, I have explained why National is the best party to vote for. Nationals policies are very strong in health. I have talked about increasing police staff, making it cheaper to go to the doctor if you have a low income and increasing health funding. All of these would help New Zealand a lot.
So you know who I’m voting for who are you?

My next steps are:  Is to use emotive language more in my argument.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was Netball

Our team came 12th

I found the experience to be interesting because we did really well and could have beaten teams we lost to.

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is extended abstract because I can give people feed back on how they could work better and I can get feed back on what I need to do.

For Teamwork; my solo level is extended abstract because I can take responsibility on being captain and I can participate with a good attitude.



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.


We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.


This shows the process that we have followed.


Here is the letter that I have written Draft


Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.


One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was thinking of what to write and how it can be made formal.


My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Te hapua Distinction #6

On Friday Mr Muller's class drove down to Te Hapua because it was raining.
When we got there we went and sat down on the seating area in the library and waited for the teachers to come and let us in.
Our class is split into two groups and one group did robotics and coding.
I had been doing robotics for the past fie weeks and now I am in coding. We watched a video to start off the seson and learn why it is a good thing to learn coding.
Firstly we learnt how to use different codes we were using scratch to do our coding then we did a get to know me quiz using lots of different codes that we learnt.

I showed respect by listening to the teacher while she was talking.

I was also being trustworthy by not going on sites I wasn't meant to be on.


Friday, 1 September 2017

Key Leadership role Distinction #4

On Wednesday the heads and deputys went to student council and everyone else who got voted to be there classes representives. The meeting took place at 12:35 in the hall foyer set up in a circle with chairs.
This was about our 2nd meeting for this term and we started off by Anneke calling out each class to see if they were here.
Next we talked about an ice cream day that we are planning.
Then Mrs Trotter asked if we had hte prices of the ice creams and askedis the year 4 and 5 students  had made posters to say that there was an ice cream day happening.
That was basically all we talked about until it was 12:50 which is when student council finishes

I showed respect by contributing to the group discussion positively.

I was also being trustworthy by showing up on time and not being late.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

In Maths we have been learning to: Understand operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.


Here is some evidence of my learning.


Here are screenshots for all 6 IXL activities that I have completed.


Extended Abstract assessment task answer sheet and the activity sheet.


Something that challenged me during this unit of learning was Solve percentage problems where the percentage is unknown because it took me longer to figure out how to do it and complete it./

My next step is to continue to apply these strategies to real life/ problem solving situations.

Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to….make decisions about the usefulness of the text for purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.


Here is a link to our online modelling book


We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Status


These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)



My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Key Leadership role Distinction #3

On Wednesday the heads and deputys went to student council and everyone else who got voted to be there classes representives. The meeting took place at 12:35 in the hall foyer set up in a circle with chairs.
We started off by Anneke calling out each class to see if they were here.
Next we talked about an ice cream day that we are planning.
Then Mrs Trotter asked if we had the prices of the ice creams and asked if the year 4 and 5 students had made posters to say that there was an ice cream day happening and if the year 6's had made order forms for the ice cream day.
That was basically all we talked about until it was 12:50 which is when student council finishes.

I showed respect by contributing to the group discussion positively.

I was also being trustworthy by showing up on time and not being late.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Winter tournament Distinction #5

On Tuesday the year 5/6 and year 7/8 rugby, netball, hockey and football went to hagley park we meet in the hall at nine o'clock and the left on two bus to get there.
I am in the year 7/8 netball team we played five game which were ten minutes but five minutes for a half but we just had to switch sides at five minutes.
The teams we played were rowley which we won 11-6, wharenui which we won 14-0, cashmere which we won 11-5, OLA which we won 10-3 and finally we played adenfield which we also won 13-1.
We won all our games which ment we won the tournament because we won the tournament we are going to canterburys.

I showed community by putting my rubbish in the bin instead of littering.

I was showing integrity by playing to the rules and being honest.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Technology Distinction #4

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
I am in science now at the start someone got to chose an element of the day and Amber chose galiuim.
After that we learnt about magnets and how the north and the south can connect but the north and the north and the south and the south can't connect.
Next we started prepare our tables because we disected mussels.
Then once we had finished we played element bingo which is just bingo but with the elements of the preodic table.

I showed repect by listening to the teacher when he was talking.

I was also being trustworthy respecting the resources that got given to me.

Key learship role Distinction #2

On Wednesday the heads and deputys went to student council and everyone else who got voted to be there classes representives. The meeting took place at 12:35 in the hall foyer set up in a circle with chairs.
This was about our 2nd meeting for this term and we started off by Anneke calling out each class to see if they were here.
Next we talked about an ice cream day that we are planning.
Then Mrs Trotter asked if we had hte prices of the ice creams and askedis the year 4 and 5 students  had made posters to say that there was an ice cream day happening.
That was basically all we talked about until it was 12:50 which is when student council finishes

I showed respect by contributing to the group discussion positively.

I was also being trustworthy by showing up on time and not being late.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review

This book tells the story of one hundred sportsmen and women of our time and shows the dedication and commitment needed to be a world record breaker. The book is split into different sports.
The sports in the book are american football, baseball, basketball, cycling, cricket, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, rugby league, rugby union, skiing, soccer, sumo wrestling, swimming, tennis, triathlon and track and field. I think this is a good book to read if you want to learn about great sports people.
If you want to find out more about this book you can read it.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

C.10 Cantermaths. Distinction #2

For this home learning challenge I participated in catermaths for this year. The are four year 7's and four year 8's that go and we had to answers old canter math questions and get marked on it 6 from each year got pick to keep trailing and I didn't get though which is fine.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel castaway

I found this novel interesting because I liked learning about the shipwreck and how they survived for so long and I also liked that is was a true story.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers


  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  8/10 and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because it was a cool idea on how they turned a diary into a story because I have never seen a book like that before and it was also a good historical book.

Construct and describe simple loci.

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles


400m track you take the two semi circles at the ends which is 36.5 then you double it to make the diameter. Then you times it by π which is 229.34m then you divide it by 2 which is 114.67m and that is what the ends are. For the sides you minus 400 with 229.34 which equals 170.66 then you half it which equals 85.33 and that is the length of the sides.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.



My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Technology Distinction #3

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
I am in science now at the start someone got to chose an element of the day and Sophie chose radium.
After that we tested 6 different brands of paper towels and we put it into some water and then we squeezed the water out and measured how much water it absorbed.
Next we drew a grah on the amount of water that they absorbed and tuffy absorbed the most amount of water. 
Then once we haad finished we could carry on with our word find that he gave us at the start of the pentad.

I showed active thinking by making it fair and not makong the one I thought would absorb the most water win.

I was also showing integrity by being fair when testing by leaving them in for the same amount of time.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. It can't have any spelling,  grammar and punctuation mistakes

  1. What skills are required to have a job

  1. It was easier than I thought 

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.


Key leadership role Distinction #1

On Monday the udent leaders had a meeting at 11:00 to 11:10.
At the start of the meeting we all grab a chair and sat in a circle.
Then Mr Ladbrook ask if Valery for the city council had replied to the email Anneke and Jacinta sent her.
The Email was about us asking if we could panit a mural on a power box because when we visited the city council they were talking about what we could do in our community.
Then Mr Ladbrook asked if the house captains had been doing the falgs and the bins.

I showed respect by listening to Mr ladbrook and not talking.

I was also showing integrity by being fair and letting others listen to him as well.

A6. Research a range of options for High School. Visit at least three different open nights.Distinction #1

For this home learning challenge I visited three different high schools which were Girls high, Hilmortion and Villa.
Out of the three my favourite was girls ansd I am probably going there anyway because Grace goes there anyway
Here are some photos of me at the different high schools.
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Technology Distinction #2

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
I am in science now at the start we were talking about the prerodic table and we got to chose one element and Sophie chose copper which is Cu on the prerodic table and we watched a video on it.
Then we were learning about a fair testing.
After that we tested 6 different brands of gum aqnd we timed how long the flavour lasted and the maximum was 5 minutes.
Next we drew a grah on the times that they lasted and the spearmint, bubblemint and airwaves lasted the longest amount of time.
Then once we haad finished we could carry on with our word find.

I showed active thinking by making sure I started the timer at the same time I put the gum in.


I was also showing integrity by being fair when testing by chewing at the same speed for all of them.


Friday, 16 June 2017

Technology Distinction #1

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
It was a new pentad so I am in science now at the start we were talking about the prerodic table and how it got made.
Next he showed us some beads and had a flast and the beads were in the flast and he puled on it and they went up and didn't touch the flast until they were all out.
Then we work on our title page for our books on mine I wrote science 2017 and then I drew so bottles, a volcano and a rocket.
After that we watched some videos on different things on the pereodic table and then we learned about adtoms and how big they were.

I showed respect by not talking while the teacher was talking.


I also was being an active thinker by asking questions when I didn't know something.

Friday, 9 June 2017

WALT: Reason with linear proportions.

I have been learning 3 WALTS

1.National Standard 1: Combine simple proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up in a unit of 10 like 3 yellow with 7 blue, 5 yellow with 5 blue, 4 yellow with 6 blue.
Say what the fraction and percentage of each stack is for yellow and blue.

2.National Standard 2: - Combine proportions to work out what parts the whole is made up of using non-multiple of 10 like 8 yellow:5 blue:4 white with 11 yellow:11 blue:11 white (19:16:15 and 38%:32%:30%)

3. National Standard 3: - Order fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator

My evidence: Assessment task

My next step is: Geomotry maths test.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Reading - Text Composition


In reading we have been learning to….
recognise the way words, sentences and paragraphs are put together (eg sentences that express cause and effect) and use this knowledge to understand complicated texts.


These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge of parts of texts, to help me make sense of increasingly complicated text types.