Monday, 16 October 2017

Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

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


Have you seen the voting paper, if not get you voting paper today.
I think that all of the parties are good but the best for me personally is Green. Greens is promising that they can make it safer for kids to walk and cycle home from school, but Labour has promised to provide school phones for primary and intermediate school student but can they really do that?. Here is some reasons that Greens would be the best political party to vote for.


The first point I would like to talk about is, making all rivers and lakes safer for swimming
It is good because it means that people will be able to swim in the rivers and lakes without getting sick. So it's a better and safer environment. It will help the fish stay alive and then when we are fishing we won’t get sick from eating them. It is good to have a safe environment but it is also good to be safe when you are walking and cycling home from school.


The second point I would like to talk about is, make it safer for kids to walk and cycle home
It will be better if we made it safer for kids to walk and cycle home from school so then we won’t have parents wondering where their kids are. It is better for your health because it gives you exercise and it helps you parents save money and fuel, from driving to school. It makes it better for everyone because it helps you and your parents save time and money from driving to school and then to work, and home again. It is good to have health benefits but it is good to have freshwater for drinking and swimming in.


The third point I would like to talk about is, establish a Prime Minister for freshwater
It will helps us be able to drink more water from places without getting an illness and to keep us safe and healthy.
It is good to have freshwater because we need the water to stay alive and healthy. It will be good because then we will have fresh water to drink and to keep us healthy and help us survive a dry spell. There is good things for your idea and thing against your idea.


The fourth point I would like to talk about is, train teachers on sexual orientation and gender identity
Because it is easier if we just have female teachers teaching girls and male teachers to teach boys. It would be weird if girls thought boys about you now what and it would be weird if boys taught girls about you know what. If I was teaching girls and I was a boy and talking about sexual stuff I would feel weird and if I was a girl and I was teaching boys I would feel gross. It is good to have good things about your ideas and bad thing and you always need a conclusion to wrap it up.


And this is my Conclusion
This is all for now but if you don’t know who to vote for I would suggest you vote for Greens to make the world a better place. I believe that Greens are the right party for the job and they can help the community and the whole of the south island. The main reason that I would vote Greens is because Greens is the ones whose I belive in to make the country a better place. Is Green's the best for the job? In my opinion, yes Greens is the best for the spot, and if you have not voted then vote Green to make the world a better place.


My next steps are:
  • To make sure I do capital I’s because I kept on forgetting.
  • Made sure that I add , and . and : ;

Friday, 22 September 2017

Technology 6

Technology 6 

This week we did not have Technology because we had Koru Games and that was fun we 3 days and 9 games. This week the volleyball girls B team did well. On Tuesday we did not play so we just played on the playground and that was fun. On Wednesday we had 5 games because we were going to play 3 games on Tuesday so the put the games in on Wednesday and so we won all of our games except for one, but we did well and we came 2nd in our pool and that was a great experience. On Thursday we had fun in the finals we played 3 games and we tried our best and the good thing was we came 8th out of 24 schools and we were really proud of that. And the girls A team got 6th overall (in the girls grade) and the boys got 2nd over all (in the boys grade) 

Peer Meditation 6

Peer Meditation 6

This week we did not have Peer Meditation because we had Koru Games and that was fun we 3 days and 9 games. This week the volleyball girls B team did well. On Tuesday we did not play so we just played on the playground and that was fun. On Wednesday we had 5 games because we were going to play 3 games on Tuesday so the put the games in on Wednesday and so we won all of our games except for one, but we did well and we came 2nd in our pool and that was a great experience. On Thursday we had fun in the finals we played 3 games and we tried our best and the good thing was we came 8th out of 24 schools and we were really proud of that. And the girls A team got 6th overall (in the girls grade) and the boys got 2nd over all (in the boys grade) 

Koru Games Reflection



Koru Games Reflection


In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was… Girls Volleyball


Our team won… 4 games


I found the experience to be Exiting because we had fun and I was surprised at the outcome.


In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is Extended Abstract because I / we were able to win and lose as a team and I was happy at the outcome.


For Teamwork; my solo level is Extended Abstract because I was able to help my team and were ended up having fun and getting 8th place


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.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Garden To Table 5

Garden To Table 5

This week I was doing jobs in the Garden and I was feeding the chickens and adding compost to the box and that took about 3 times going there and back and we found a lot of worms in it and I found out the worms eat the food poop it out and turn it into compost. The leadership trait I showed was Motivational because I was motivating all the kids to help, and the CARE values I showed was Active thinking and I wanted to help the kids out.

Technology 5

Technology 5 

This week I made finished my Macaroon pillow and then made a YouTube pillow and it went well, then we went to mandarin and that was the week I had a sore arm and it is the arm I write with and then we left and I finished the pillow. The leadership trait I showed was Trustworthy because I was telling the truth when this happened, and the CARE value I showed was Community because I was showing community when I was at Technology.

Peer Mediation 5

Peer Mediation 5

This week For Peer Meditation I helped 4 people the first person was fighting so they just went to other areas in the school, the second person was in the wrong area of the school so I showed them where they could play, the third people were playing and the girl was running and tripe and she thought she was pushed but she tripe and the last person was in the bush so they left when they saw me. the leadership I showed was Resilient because I kepped on going on with everything. and the CARE value I showed was Respect because I was respecting all the people and there problems.

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 Link


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


One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was trying to write a formal letter and trying to do it right without getting it returned without 100%


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

Visual Art

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Garden To Table 4

Garden To Table 4

This week I was cooking again and we made Pumpkin fritters and in my opinion they were but but fun to cook, We started with the milk and eggs in a bowl and the flour and spice in a bowl and then we put the flour and spice in the milk and egg and then give it a mix and then added the pumpkin, After we mixed them we put them in the fry pan and then they looked good so after cooking I tried one and I didn't like it. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I don't like pumpkin but I was able to get it done, and the CARE value I showed was Active Thinking because we had little kids and so we helped them cook.

Technology 4

Technology 4 

This week we had Technology and we were allowed in both rooms and we got to make what ever and I'm making a Macaroon pillow it has blue out sides that are cold and a fluffy center and I'm going to add Velcro so I can take it apart. I'm going to put the scratchy side on the blue on both and then the soft side of the Velcro on the fluffy center. The leadership trait I show was Resilient because I had a design and it didn't work so I make a new design, and the CARE value I showed was Respect because I respected the teachers and martial when things didn't go my way.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Peer Mediation 4

Peer Mediation 4

this week in Peer Mediation we had no problems and so we just walked around and tried to find any problems so then we just got a bit board so then we finished and then the bell rang. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because even though it was boring we still went to the end of lunch and the CARE value I showed was Respect because I was respecting the school by helping kids

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Garden To Table 3

Garden To Table 3

This week I was doing cooking with Candice, Wareshia, Alex, Crystal and Daniel J. We also cooked with the little kids and we made Silver-beat and Celery on crackers. We had fun making it and it tasted really nice and I love doing the cooking program. The leadership trait I showed was Motivational because I was motivating the kids to help me do all of things that needed doing and the CARE value I showed was Community because I was helping the Community by helping the kids.

Technology 3

Technology 3

 This week I did not have Technology because i was at Canterbury for Hockey we got 3rd in our pool and we tied with Mt pleasant Ti tapu got first Cust got 2nd we tied with Mt pleasant for 3rd. We won our first 3 games and then lost to Mt pleasant then we won the we lost to  Cust and then to Ti Tapu. The leadership trait I showed was Integrity because I was fair though the whole tournament, and the CARE value I showed was Excellence because I was fair for the whole tournament.

Peer Meditation 3

Peer Meditation 3 

This week I didn't have Peer Meditation because I was doing Talent show auditions and I think they were okay because some people came the wrong days and some people weren't prepared but others did really well and I have a funny feeling they will make it. The leadership trait I showed was Motivation because I motivated people to do there best. And the CARE value I showed was Respect because I respected the people auditioning.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Garden To Table 2

Garden To Table 2

This week I was not hear for Garden To Table because I was at the dentist here is what happened. It didn't need pulling out because it was on a strand so they gave me numbing past and it was disgusting and then they pulled the tooth out, and then my mum was to busy so instead of school I went to my brothers hockey game he vised Middleton grange and they lost 2/4. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Technology 2

Technology 2 

This week we started a new rotation and the one i'm in now is Textiles and Design and we made small pillows or wheat bags I made a wheat bag and Design made name lanterns. I was an expert for the sowing machines and then I finished my wheat bag and i was happy with it. The Leadership trait I showed was Motivational because I was motivating people to get there protect done. and the CARE value I showed Respect because I respected the equipment they had.

Peer Mediation 2

Peer Mediation 2

This week I had Peer Meditation and we didn't have many problems so we just walked around the school. We had a small problem with a boy who was hitting but we solved it. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was able to sort out the problem and got it done. and the CARE value I showed Community because I was showing Community by helping in the playground.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Garden To Table 1

Garden To Table 1 

This week we did Garden to table and I was with Tash, Wareshia and Kynan, and we were planting the Beetroot and then we went to the teacher and asked what we could do and she said that we could shovel the bark back into the play ground and then we went back to there class and read them a story and then we went back to our class. The leadership trait I showed was Integrity because I was honest and fair. and the CARE value I showed was Active thinking because I was actively thinking when I was helping the little kids.

Technology 1

Technology 1

This week was the last week of our rotation I was in wood work and we made speakers and mine was blue with white splatters and where the speakers are it has a B with the speakers inside the circles. the first thing we did was design and then we asked what size we wanted and then we glued it tougher and then the next week I painted it and the splattered it and the colors I used were blue for the background and the splatters are white and thin I made 3 other things. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was strong when It was taking forever to dry. and the CARE value I showed was Active Thinking because I was thinking of ways to make it dry faster.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Peer Mediation 1

Peer Mediation 1

This week I did Peer Meditation and it was fun we had no problems and then it was a bite boring so we made it more fun by helping little kids find friends to play with. the leadership trait I showed was Goal Focused because I am competed to helping others with there problems.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

R10. Design your own challenge. Create a poster to show the Oaklands school CARE values.

R10. Design your own challenge. Create a poster to show the Oaklands school CARE values.

Here is the Link to my poster. 


Monday, 31 July 2017

R7. Research one of the 7 wonders of the world - make a model of it or present your findings creatively.

R7. Research one of the 7 wonders of the world - make a model of it or present your findings creatively.

I have made a model of 7 world wonders and the places I did were Canada-Northern lights, India-Golden temple, Brazil-Arpoador beach, Australia-Fraser island, Scotland-Coire gabhail, Italy-Leaning tower of piza and China-Terra warriors. Here are some images.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

C10. Design your own challenge. Play a Community sport and be a great teammate.

C10. Design your own challenge. Play a Community sport and be a great teammate.

Today I played Soccer and and we won 5-0 and the first half I played goalie and the second half I played on the field, and that was fun it is one of the best games ever. here are some photos of me playing soccer, I play for Halswell the best club.

This is me in goal.

This is me on the field.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

E9. Research an important person or event in NZ’s history. Present your findings. Captain James Cook

As captain on three voyages of discovery in the late eighteenth century, James Cook became the first European to define the outline of New Zealand. Thanks to Cook’s detailed charts, and his gentlemen passengers’ scientific and artistic documentation, accurate knowledge of New Zealand was available in Europe for the first time from the 1770s.

James cook is not a New Zealander he is an Englishman but he did discover New Zealand he is our founder. James Cook was born in 1728 at Marton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, England. In 1746 he moved to the port of Whitby, where he was apprenticed to a shipowner and coal shipper. As a sailor in the North Sea coal trade the young Cook familiarised himself with the type of vessel which, years later, he would employ on his epic voyages of discovery.

And instead of finding a great land mass to balance those of the northern hemisphere, Cook initiated the first Māori-European interaction since Abel Tasman’s brief encounter in 1642. In his remarkably accurate charting of New Zealand and his dealings with Māori, Cook displayed his excellence as a navigator and his essential humanity.

As you can see James cook is a very big part of New Zealand history, It he didn’t find New Zealand then we may not be here today.

By Brook

Peer Mediation 1

Peer Mediation 1

Today I had Peer Mediation and we had 1 big problem, This little girl was sad because she didn't get to play the game wanted, and same with another girl she wanted to play another game so we sorted out and now they are playing tougher. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was strong and able to figure out what to do when the going got hard.

Help out the school 4

Help out the school 4

This was a bit harder to do this week because most of the week was raining but I was able to do peer emendation so that was good, and I guess helping the school is going peer mediation so this week I helped a girl who was trying to draw on another girls face because she wanted to show them something so we went and found some of her friends. The leadership trait I showed was Active thinker because I thought we should go find her other friends, And the care value I showed was Respect because I respected her destitution.

Friday, 28 July 2017

ICT Monitor 10

ICT Monitor 10

This week Candice and I counted the people in zone 4 and there were 12 so while Candice unplugged the laptops I got the 12 laptops out and that was fun-ish and we put the laptops in zone four and went outside. The leadership trait I showed was Trustworthy because I am relied upon by Candice to do my duty, and the care value I showed was Active Thinking because I was thinking about how long it would take.

Review of Term 2 Book

The 78 Story Tree house

This story is about 2 boys and 1 girl called Andy, Terry and Jill. Andy and Terry live in a 78 story tree house, it used to be 65 story's but they added another 13 story's, and Jill is an outer space animal rescuer. Andy and Terry write books about their tree house life. Their boss Mr Big Nose has a really big nose and video calls Andy and Terry. As their boss Mr Big Nose has to set a time limit for the boys to write their stories.

Monday, 24 July 2017

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

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

The 3 high schools that I visited were. Riccarton, Lincoln and Girls high. They are some of the best schools iv ever been to. Riccarton has the best musical side iv ever seen I would love to go to Riccarton high school. Lincoln is a great school it is big but really cool I might get lost but ill figure it out soon enough. And Girls is really good and the bonus is there are no boys and it is small so I won't get lost hopefully.

Friday, 7 July 2017

ICT Monitor 9

ICT Monitor 9

This is the last week of term and the last week to do ICT Monitor. Candice and I did laptops and that was it we just put the laptops in zone four and counted the people in zone four witch is 12 witch is not much. The leadership trait I showed was Trustworthy because I do my duty, And the care value I showed was Active Thinking because I was thinking about how many laptops I need.

Help Out The School 10

Help Out The School 10

This week I helped set up for volleyball, Alex and I started to untangle the out line and then it became a knot so we got Tracy to help but it was still tangled and then we asked Wariesha and in the end we got it untangled and then Wariesha made the A team (good job Wariesha) and then Alex is the new captain of the B team and I am the deputy of the B team and Savannah is the new captain of the A team and Sophie is the new deputy of the A team. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was sad that I was not in the A team but i'm happy with deputy of the B team, And the care value I showed was Community because I helped the school by getting It done.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silverstream

I found this novel (interesting, okay, etc) okay because it seamed cool on the back but then I read on and in the end the book was okay.

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 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  6/10 and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because if you are someone who likes Mystery's then it is a good book but if you don't then I don't recommend it. because if you like this stuff then read it but if you don't then don't read it.


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Drama 2017

In ARTS this term we have been learning to: Do silent productions
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was having to add all of the things we had to add because it was hard to fit all of them in the act.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. putting the performance tougher
  2. Working as a group and adding the mime

The story that my group told silently was I am playing with a ball and then Tash takes it and then Tash and Savannah start playing with it and then the chase begins and in the end we all play tougher.

Overall I think my group worked Really well together because we got everything done and we are ready to preform.




Current Events Term 2, 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:
(delete the standard that DO NOT APPLY to you)

  • Year7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

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.

Describe Map One: Where does NZ tax money go?
Describe map Two
HIllary Step Collapses.


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

Sunday, 2 July 2017

ICT Monitor 8

ICT Monitor 8

This week Candice and I did laptops and again we counted all the people in zone 4 and then got all of the laptops out and put them on the desks or the top of the cubes. The leadership trait I showed was Integrity because I was honest to someone that they might be able to do my ICT Monitor duty next term, And the care value I showed was Respect because I respect the school devices.

Help The School 9

Help The School 9

This week there was nothing to help with so instead I sorted out a problem with some little kids one stole something of someone else and then she got kicked. The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because I will always help the school, And the care value I showed was Respect and Community because I was Respecting the Community.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

A10. Design Your Own Challenge: Build Something To Store Money In.

A10. Design Your Own Challenge: Build Something To Store Money In.


In this home learning challenge I made an ATM to store money in. Here are some images.
This is the first step to the finished design. And the second and third image is the inside of it.
This was fun and hard to keep it tougher, if you use hot glue it will take 5 minutes but if you use another glue it will take around 2 hours, so I don't recommend other glue.

If you look at the first image the slots are for the card to go in and push out the money. The 4 holes are for $5 $10 $20 $50 notes and the the 1 slot is for the card to push out the coins. And as the 2 and 3 image show the back and where the money comes from.

Here is some images of the design on the front and top.
This is the 2 step in the design process. This is the design I had.

And here is the finished design.
 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

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 needs to be long but not to long.

  1. You need 2 referees.

  1. You need to have all of your details.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae. (Link your C.V. here)



Sunday, 25 June 2017

Help The School 8

Help The School 8

This week I didn't really help because the day I usually help it was raining so instead I helped a friend in need, she wanted to play a game but no one was listening so she asked if I know how to play so we ended up playing the game and then the bell run. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I helped a friend in need, And the care value I showed was  Respect because I was respecting the school while helping the school.