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 #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 #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 #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.

C5. Help coach a junior sport team Excellence #5

For this home learning challenge I am helping my sister (Grace) to coach the primary D team. In these photos I am at there practices. Here are some photos of me showing them how they should pass and throwing a medicine ball when the were doing an obstacle course.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

City Council Trip Excellence #10

Today the student leaders went to the ccc (Christchurch city council) to learn about what they actually do in our neighborhoods and to the parks and the buildings they own. Firstly There was a lady showing  us what the satche outside meant and the river. Secondly we went into the function room which is just a big room with chairs that we could sit on. Then the lady who was showing us around showed us this slide show she must have made up and it had stuff about how much water they use per day how many bins they collect from houses and stuff like that so we could see how busy they actually are. After that we meet up with someone who worked at the ccc in groups of three. I was with Anneke and Maddy and we got to chose our groups whic was good. We meet up with a guy called Daniel, he worked in costumer sevice which means he looks after people complants they have we also learnt about a app called snap, send, solve which is when you are unhappy with something such as a pot hole you take a photo and send it to the council and they will reply with what they are going to do about it. Next we then did an activity where you had a subject and some of them were...Event planning, Park designing, and Grafitti. Anneke, Maddy and I had grafitti and we had a budget of $860,000 and we spent way under beacause we didn't know what to hae more of, so we had to find ways of cleaning and getting rid of grafiti. Then we went out for lunch. After that we got the bus and went back to school.

I showed respect by listening to the Celia when she was sharing.


I showed leadership by representing Oaklands school positively in the streets.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Cross Country Excellence #9

On Friday I went to the south west zones cross county with the other people that came 1st 2nd or 3rd in the cross country for school in their event.
In the school cross country I came 1st and that means I go to zones. We had to be at school before 8:30 on Friday so we could get to the event on time and sort out where we are sitting and things like that. I kept getting more nervous as the races went on and throughout all the year groups. Finally our race came and we had to take off all our jackets, it was freezing.
We then lined up on the starting line and the horn went off. We were racing. I got puffed straight away so I was wondering if I could finish the whole race in a running pace. The race was 3km. I was so relieved went I crossed the finish line. Overall I came 7th as I found out on the sheet. Which means I get to go to Canturburys and represent Oaklands school for it!


I showed excellence by participating in the zones


I showed leadership by representing my school positively.

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 #7

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 #6

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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