Thursday, 25 May 2017

A3. Research photography techniques and take 20 good photos that show your understanding of these techniques. Excellence #4

Here are 20 photos of diffferent thing to show that I can take a good photo.

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Student council Excellence #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.
This was about our 5th meeting for this year and we started off by writing down our name on a piece of paper to say we were in the student council and it was kind of the roll.
Next we talked about pink shirt day beacause it was happening this Friday.
Then Mrs Trotter asked if our classes had made posters to say that it was pink shirt day for anti bullying.
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.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Technology Excellence #7

On Thursday the year 7/8's had technology we traveled on two buses to get to Lincoln primary school which takes about 10-15 minutes to get there.
When we got there we walked to our classes and in my case it was to design and textiles.
The first thing we did was watch a video on this phone that was coming back and we had to answer who would use this phone and what phones do we have now and why.
Next we could start making our project so the first thing I did was make my paper pattern for my pillow.
After that we had manderian, then after that we just carried on with what we were making.

I showed respect by when I needed help I didn't just go inturrupt who she was helping already.


I was alos showing integrity by being fair and writing my name on the whiteborad to say I needed help.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Buddy Programme Excellence #6

On Friday in the mmiddle block which is after moring tea and before lunch the year 7/8's split up into there classes.
I'm in Mr Muller room so I'm doing buddy programme which is when year one's come to our class and we teach them. We didn't teach on Friday beacause it was raining and all the activities were do outside. So instead of teaching them we all got two year one students to read to us and then we read them a book that they choose.
After that we got into a donut shape and talk about what we liked and they liked doing to get to know them better.

I showed respect by listening to them speaking instead of interrupting them.


I was also being trustworthy by looking after the two year one students I got put with.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Technology Excellence #5

On Thursday the year 7/8's had technology we traveled on two buses to get to Lincoln primary school which takes about 10-15 minutes to get there.
When we got there we walked to our classes and in my case it was to design and textiles.
The first thing we did was watch a video on how light bulbs were invented and how it had impacted on how wre live at home.
Next we got three planning sheets the first one we had was about what things we wanted to make.
The second sheet was about three options on what we could do.
Finally we did the last one and that was about our final design we are going to do.

I showed community by putting my  rubbish in the bin a morning tea instead of littering because it wasn't my school.

I was also being trustworthy by doing what I was meant to at the right time.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Key Leadership role Excellence #5

On Tuesday all the student leaders had a meeting a read and feed time, the meeting is where all the leaders dicuss how there role is going.
The first thing we discussed was aboutIf anyone had any questions for the term because it was the first day for the term.
Next we talked about the trip we are taking to the council like how we were getting there which we are taking the public bus.
Then we were talking about the cross country and seeing if we were ready for it incase we had to say or do something to help.

I showed respect by contrubiting to the disscussion when I could.


I was also showing integrity by not inturrupting while Mr Ladbrook while he was speaking so I was being fair so others could hear what he was saying.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

My Favorite book Ghosts- Term 1

The book I enjoyed the most this term was ghosts.
This story is about a girl called Cat whos sister called Maya has something wrong with her lungs which means she has trouble breathing. So they moved Bahia de la luna because the air was better .
Cat didn't like that thay had to move and when the got there Maya was excited. Once they had set up Maya and Cat went for a wonder and they run into a boy called Carlos who shows them to ghosts and cat is afraid of them and Maya runs to them  is the ghost tour guide and the find ghosts and it is halloween and Cat goes with her friends then there is a twist at this point and and they dress up. This is a great book for people who like graphic novel.

Friday, 28 April 2017

C7. Start a new hobby, research it and make something to give to someone as a gift. Excellence #3

For  this home learning challeng I mad this gumball jar for Grace (my sister) for easter and I filled it up with oragami butterfly's because she like butterfly's and I had never done oragami before and i liked making it I also filled it up with easter eggs's and reese's pieces. Below are some photos of me making it.
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Monday, 17 April 2017

R2. Research healthy school lunches. Keep a lunch diary of your healthy choices over 4 weeks.Excellence #2

For this home learning challenge I took a photo of my lunch every week day forur weeks. So I had taken 20 photos in total and here are all of them below.
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Current Events Term 1

Current Events Term 1


In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.


My favourite topic was the skate park because I thought it was cool saying what our ideas were to the council.


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are
  • Year 9/10
    • As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

E1. Complete over 2000 IXL questionsat your standard (9/10) over four weeks. Excellence #1

For this homelearning challenge I figured out that I had to do about 72 questions a day and 500 a week to complete all the question. I made s doc to say all the days I have done questions.
Here is the doc
I started this on the 16 of March and finished it on the 12 of April.

Garden to table Excellence #5

On Wednesday my class had garden to table it was our last session.
We firstly sat behind the little kids because they were in a circle.
Then the kids came to one of us and they chose a sunflower or a poppy and my buddy chose a sunflower.
Next they coloured in a picture of a sunflower.
Then we helped them make a pouch to put the seeds in.
After that they put the sunflower seeds in the pouch.
Finally we said good by to the little kids.

I showed respect by letting her do what she could.

I was also being trustworthy by looking after her and not letting her do what she wanted.

Key Leadership role Excellence #4

On Tuesday we had a leadership meeting were all of the student leaders catch up.
The first thing we did was dicuss how our role was going and if we had been doing what we had done in the term from our leadership description.
Then the house captains were talking about if they were doing the flags and most of them were doing them.
Next Mr Ladbrook asked who had there merit and I do.
The people that didn't have there's didn't get to do the game in the afternoon.

I showed respect by listening to Mr Ladbrook even if it didn't aply to me.

I was also being an active thinker by listening incase it suddenly alpyed to me.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel The dragon keeper By: Carole Wilkinson


I found this novel ok because at the start it wasn't very interesting but as you went on it go a little bit better but not amazing. If someone aked me if it was a good book I wouldn't recommended it but thats my opinoin.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
  • I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Visual Language

Friday, 7 April 2017

Garden to table Excellence #4

On Friday my class had garden to table it was our second to last session.
I partnered up with Anneke and we had eleven little kids to show them where the chickens, garden beds and the compost is around the school.
Then we showed them a slide show that had a quiz about all the garden tools are and see if they knew what they were called.
Next we showed them the slide and they got about five right which is good I guess for five year olds.
After that we showed them one on compost to see if they knew what could be compost and what can't.
Finally we said good by to the little kids.

I showed respect by making sure we had all the kids not just leaving some behind.

I was also being trustworthy by being back at the right time to say good bye.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Technology Excellence #3

On Thursday the year 8's had technology we traveled on two buses to get to Lincoln primary school.
It was our last session in wood work so we all had to get our speakers finished.
The first thing I did was touch up some of the panit that I had done the other  weeks so that it loked better than it did before.
Next I I kept on doing that on each colour.  After that it was time to go to manderain, at manderain we were learning about how to say different foods and  drinks.
We also got given a sheet and we had to say the sentence that we learned. Then we shared with a partner and filled in the gaps.
After that I connected all the cords and finished my speaker finaly.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Key Leadership role Excellence #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 12:30 in the hall foyer set up in a circle.
This was our first meeting for this year and we started off by writing down our name on a piece of paper to say we were in the student council and it was kind of the roll.
Next we said how we got in the student council and I got in because it was part of my leadership role as deputy head girl.
Then  we said what we want to achive in the student council Eg. Fundrasie for charity, help with the ideas for the renivating of the school, sharing our voice to help the school. That was basically all we talked about seens it was our first meeting.

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, 27 March 2017

Probability

In Maths we have been learning to:

Compare and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.

Calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and ratios.

Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.
Here is some evidence of my learning.
Here is a link to some of my own experiments that I did.
Here are some screen shots of the IXL activities I have done.
Here is one of my figure it out activities.
Here is my other figure it out activities.

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My next step is to continue to apply my knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Technology Excellence #2

On Thursday the year 7/8's had technology we traveled on a bus to get to Lincoln primary school.
I am in wood work and we are making speakers my speaker is a hexogon. The first thing I did was take the tape off that I had put on last week and aply new tape.
Next I started to finish painting that I didn't get done last week.  After that it was time to go to manderain, at manderain we were learning about how to say different drinks.
We also got given a sheet and we had to say the sentence that we learned. Then we shared with a partner and filled in the gaps.
When we got back I painted for a while then I stuck my speaker pat to the wood.

I showed community by being aware of others when painting by not swinging my brush around.

I also showed integrity by being honest when I didn't know what I was doing and asked for help.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Key Leadership role Excellence #2

On Tuesday the student leaders had a meeting to catch up on what we had been doing.
Firstly we talked about what we think is going well in our role and I said that the speech that I said at the run bik run went well.
Then we talked about what was challenging in our role and I said that public speaking was because I don't like speaking in front of lots of people.
Next the house captions talked about what game they were going to do for this term.
After that Mr Ladbrook asked if he could speak to Anneke, Josh, Nicholas and I about student council and how we think we can make it work.

I showed respect by contrubiting to the group discussion.

I was also being an active thinker by asking questions about what we will have to do for student council.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Technology Excellence #1

On Thursday the year 7/8's had technology we traveled on a bus to get to Lincoln primary school.
I am in wood work and we are making speakers my speaker is a hexogon. The first thing I did was take the tape off that I had put on last week and aply new tape.
Next the teacher showed us how to do some of the wires and connect them. After that it was time to go to manderain, at manderain we were learning about how to say different foods.
We also played a game where you had to hit the food that the teacher says in manderain and that was basically all we did.
When we got back we just painted our speakers for the rest of the time.

I showed active thinking by using my time wisely.

I was also being trustworthy by not wasting all the paint.

Key Leadership role Excellence #1

On Tuesday all the sudent leaders had a leadership meeting, at this meeting we talked about how the run bike run went last Wednesday. We all thought I went really well and everyone participated.
All the leaders got some care ticks for what they had to do there e.g Anneke, Nicholas and I had to give a speech to open it and we had to give everyone who got first, second or thrid a medal.
The care ticks that we were given were one in each of the leadership column and display all the care values to the public and represent Oaklands school positively which were from the EOTC (education outside the classroom) column.

I showed respect by listening respectfully even if the imformation didn't aply to me.

I also showed integrity be being honest when putting my care ticks in.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Games with minimal or no equipment.


In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.


Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
Battle ships
Tag games
Invisible touch
Cat and mouse
Seek up granny
Duck, duck, goose
Cones
Bibs or bands
Possibly a whistle.
If you don't have time to get lots of equipment.

If you only have a small group and you don't want to waste time getting gear.

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are obeying the rules because I didn't cheat.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are think of more ways to impove the game  Because playing it the same way over and over agian it can get boring.

Leadership article writing.

In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and semi-colon. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.



Leadership: is a skill of being able to motivate people/teams to work towards a goal. There are six traits of an effective leader; Integrity, Trustworthy, Active Thinker, Motivational, Resilient and Goal focused. My key leadership role for 2017 is Deputy Head Girl. This means I open and close some assemblies/ events, represent the school to the public including not at school or on official engagements. In order to be a good deputy head girl I need to show the effective leadership traits.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Technology Merit #5

On Thursday the year 7/8's went to Lincoln primary school for technology. I'm in wood work and we are making speakers for my speaker it is a hexogen. Today we were painting our speakers, I'm paniting mine orange, white, black and grey. There are only three of us who aren't making a cube and I am one of them. We also started to cut our wires for the inside of them. After that I was waiting for my paint to dry.
I showed active thinking by when I wasn't sure about something I ask for help.

Key Leadership Role Merit #5

On Wednesday the kauri team had the run bike run at westlake. Firstly we walked down there then after about 10 minutes Anneke, Nicholas and I did a speech to open it. Anneke and I went around the course and cheered others on until our race. At the end Anneke, Nicholas, Maddy, Leeana and I handed out the medals to the students who placed first, second and thrid. After that everyone grabbed there stuff and started to walk back to school.
I showed community by cheering on everyone when they were racing even if i didn't know them.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A9. Create a song on garage band. Merit #5

Garage band song
For this home learning challenge I created a song using the app garage band. I used a hip hop drum machine, solar ailer key board and a SoCal drum.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Getting Involved Merit #4

On Tuesday I got involved at morning tea and lunch by playing french cricket. When I was playing I was being fair by playing by the rules which were you, can't get out on the first go, you can move your feet after you hit the ball, if you catch the ball on the full or one hand one bounce the batter is out. The game worked well because we followed those rules and we kept passing the  bat around so everyone got a fair go.
I showed community by being fair and passing the ball and not hogging it.

Monday, 27 February 2017

R10. Weet-bix tryathlon Merit 4

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On Sunday I had the weet-bix tryathlon because I was in the 12 year olds I had to swim 150-200 metres, bike 7km and run 1.5km. Up above are some photos of me doing the weet-bix tryathlon.

Key leadership role Merit #4

On Monday we had a leadership meeting before morning tea. The first thing we did was talk about what we were doing this term, this term Anneke, Josh, Nicholas and I are buliding on what Hannah did on bullying last year. The first thing we need to do is organize a meeting with Mrs Trotter and Mrs Martin. We have already emailed them so we are just waiting to find out when we are going to meet with them. Finally we talked about what the other leaders are doing .
I showed respect by listening to the other leaders even though it didn't have that much to do with me.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

C3. Teach a family member how to use an ICT tool that they are unfamiliar with (Google docs) Merit #3

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On Sunday I showed my mum how to use google docs, the first thing we did was make a google account for her. Next we made a doc and  told her what all the buttons meant. After all of that she knew how to use google docs.

Recall commonly used fraction, decimals and percentage conversions

In Maths we have been learning:
  • To convert between fractions, decimals , percentages and vice versa.


Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  



Here are some images to show the book work I have done.

There is more evidence of my learning about this in my maths book.



My next learning step in Maths is……. to apply this knowledge to help me solve a variety of different maths problems.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Key leadership role Merit #3

On Tuesday we had a multi cultural day at school and we had to wear something that ids from your culture I am from New Zealand so I wore black and white. I was being a good role model by wearing the apropriate clothes that were actually from my culture. The year 7/8's got to meet these adults the went to an international school. When we first meet them we sung our waiata, then we all shared our mihi with them I was trying my best and I said it off by heart. Next they showed us some of there dances.
I showed community by inviting them to join in games we played and I was being friendly.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Setting up/packing up assembly Merit #3

On Tuesday I helped Mr Muller and others set up assembly. The first thing we did was set up where we sit in rows of three six times. Then we moved on to where the parents sit and we did the same but we did eight rows of three. Next we did a couple of rows on the stage and we could leave after we had finished. After assembly we packed up all the chairs in stacks of five. Also four of us move some stuff that had been used in one of the parades.
I showed respect by focusing on the speaker or presentation.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Use factors multiples and powers, including square roots.



In Maths we have been learning:

  • Divisibility rules up to 10.
  • Simple powers to 10.
  • Square roots of perfect squares.
  • Common factors of numbers to 100, including highest common factor.
  • Least common multiples of numbers to 100.

Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  
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My next learning step in Maths is:Recall commonly used fraction, decimal and percentage conversions.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Technology Merit #2

On Thursday the year 7/8's went on a bus and traveled to Lincoln. When we got threr we hopped of the bus we all went to which group we are in and I'm in wood work this term. This year in wood work I'm making a hexogen shaped speaker. Next I got Mr Bowers to cut my hexogens out, once he had I sanded the edges so it was smoother. After that we went to manderian and we made lanterns out of paper.
I showed community by helping others sand when they asked for help.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Key Leadership role Merit #2

On Wednesday all the student leaders had a meeting. Firstly we watched a video about how we could do something that will help the school and us to be different to last years leaders. The five things they suggested Menntoring, Creating school culture, Reduce bullying, Increasing house pride and creating activitity.  Next Anneke, Josh and I choose to bulid on Hannah's anti bullying so we are using some of her ideas but still having our own.
I showed respect by helping and communicating respectfully with others.

Monday, 13 February 2017

R8 Prepare a dish from a different culture. Merit #2

On Sunday I cooked a meal for my family and I decided to make mexican nachos. The different culture I used was mexican. I enjoyed cooking this because I had never made them before and I love eatting nachos. The rest of my family liked them and thought they tasted great. As you can see in the picture I also made a salsa to go with it, you can also see me cooking.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Garden to table Merit #1

On Friday's all of our classes split and my class was doing garden to table. Firstly Mr Mc caven talked to us about what we are going to do. Next we watched a couple of videos on knife safety because we need to teach the year 1's how to use them properly even though I alrea. Then we went out to the garden and started pulling out weeds off of the small hill, someone of the weeds where harder to pull out than others and we only finished half of the hill. Finally we took all the weeds to the skip.
I showed excellence by trying my hardest when I was pulling out the weeds.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Key Leadership role Merit #1

On Thursday I had a leadership meeting that Mrs Mc cloud ran and we focused on public speaking, so she gave us a poam called drift. First we read it to ourselves a couple of times. Then we got a partner and we read it to them. After that we got put into groups and then we had to read a section each in front of the rest of the group. Next we had to write something on a sticky note that sommeone can speak about for 30 seconds and I had to speak about turtles.
I showed Respect by listening to everyone repectfully.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

E.9 Reserch an important person or event in NZ's history. Merit #1

Kate Sheppard

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1.  Her name was Kate Malcolm before she married Walter Sheppard.
2.  She was born in liverpool on the tenth of march 1847 and pasted away on the thirteenth of july 1934 at the age of thirty seven.
3.  She migrated to Christchurch in her early twenty's.
4. In 1885 she joined the new WCTU, which advocated womens suffrageas a mean to fight for liquor prohibition.
5. Also in 1885, Kate Sheppard became involved in establishing the New Zealand women's christian temperance union, part of the larger temperance movement.
6. She travelled the country, writting newspapers, holding public meetings and lobbying members of parliment.
7.In 1893 Kate Sheppard and her fellow suffragists gathered the signatures of nearly thirty two thousand women to demonstrate the groundwell of support for their cause.
8. She's the most well knowen sufferagete in New Zealand
9. She's on the ten dollar note.