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

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.