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.

ICT Monitor 7

ICT Monitor 7

This week Candice and I did laptops and on Friday I forgot so jade did them instead "Sorry Candice" "Thanks Jade". like always we counted how many people were in zone 4 and then we got all of the laptops and so far this week there has been a high of 19 people and a low of 16 people so there is only 3 people that got out of zone 4. The leadership trait I showed was Integrity because I was honest and fair when I tolled her I forgot, And the care value I showed was Respect because I respect the devices and watch where I am going.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Help the school 7

Help the school 7

This week I helped miss Stinson set up for volleyball and I ran around the school looking for cones. Tracy, Amelia, Riley, Noah, Jak and I helped the year 5/6's do there fitness, Tracy and I did rounders, Riley and Amelia did netball and Noah and Jak did dodge ball. The leadership trait I showed was active thinker because I had no idea what rounders was and the Tracy and I were able to create a version we know, And the care value I showed was Active thinking because I was thinking about what I was doing.

ICT Monitor 6

ICT Monitor 6

This week Candice and I did the laptops and we put them on the desk and found out who was BYOD and who was not, we counted the people in zone 4 and there was 12 and compered to 35 people that is a small amount. The leadership trait I showed Trustworthy because I am able to do my job and I will always do it if i'm at school, And the care value I showed was Active Thinking because I was thinking of a place to put them.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Evaluate Texts

Title: Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to….apply some criteria to evaluate texts eg accuracy of information and presence of bias.


We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:
  1. Readability
  2. Accuracy
  3. Relevance
  4. Quality of language/ information.

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

Friday, 9 June 2017

Help Out the School 6

Help Out the School 6

Today I helped Candice find one of her group members and then I was responsible and went to Basketball training and the we played a game of number basketball, I was number 8 of 8. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was responsible and went to basketball, And the care value I showed was Community because I was helping the team by being a team player.

Monday, 5 June 2017

ICT Monitor 5

ICT Monitor 5

Today Candice, Jade and I we started by getting the laptops unplugged and then counted how many people were in zone 4 and then we put the laptops is zone 4. The leadership trait I sowed was Trustworthy because I do it every morning and I can be relied upon to do all of this, And the care value I showed was Respect because I was respecting all the devices, And the care value I showed was Respect because I respected the devices.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Help The School 5

Help The School 5

Today to help the school I Helped Mrs. Stinson do the Volleyball set up and it was fun and confusing we started with the net and that was hard not to mess it up (It takes 5 minutes to mess it up and 30 minutes to untangle) but that is not the hardest part. The hardest part was setting up the lines like marking where the outline is. The leadership trait I showed was Active thinker because I was able to think fast and find out how it worked, And the care value I showed was Respect because I was respecting the school.

Peer Mediation 5

Peer Mediation 5 

Today I had Peer Mediation and it was okay we walked around the school and shorted out some problems and we came across one but it was miner. Then it was almost the end of lunch like 3 minutes and then me leg started to ache so I went to the sick bay, and then left for drama. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient Because I was able to find a teacher and go to the sick bay, And the care value I showed was Community because I was helping the school so I was helping the community.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

WALT: Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

WALT: Apply simple linear proportions, including ordering fractions

A thing that I learnt was how easy it is if you get the teachers help.
Something that was challenging was trying to get it right when you are so close and then you get it wrong and it takes forever to get back up.

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions


Please complete these two problems. You will need to explain how you got the answer.

Question 1
In our household, there are twice as many cats as humans, with sixty legs in total.

How many cats are there to be fed? 12 cats got feed.
6 People Legs= 12
12 Cats Legs=48
48+12=60

Question 2
Three men run a business together.
The proportion of the profit they each get at the end of the month is based on the proportion of the funds they have invested in the business.
The April profit is shared out so that Al gets one third, Bob gets one half and Chuck gets one sixth.
In May, Des joins the group, investing half as much as Bob invested.
What share of the profit can Des expect to get?
Al= 1/3  2/6
Bob= 1/2  3/6
Chuck= 1/6  1/6
Des= 1/4

Sunday, 28 May 2017

ICT Monitor 3

ICT Monitor 3

This week Candice and I had ICT to do like every week. The best part was putting them in zone 4 and finding were the laptops go also where everyone is and finding out who is BYOD and who is not BYOD. We count how many people are is zone 4 and then get those laptops out of a pod of 40 laptops, it is fun but takes awhile to get out. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was able to do all of the laptops without fuse, And the care value I showed was Active thinking because it was hard to find a place to put the laptops.

Help The School 3

Help The School 3

This week I helped Mr Forman do basketball and helped Mrs Burquest do jump jam. I helped Mr Forman do basketball training with one of his teams it was fun I got to be a defender for them so they got used to playing in a real game, they did pretty well. I helped Mr Burquest do jump jam by helping carry things to where they go. The leadership trait I showed was Resilient because I was strong with doing all of the things for teachers, And the care value I showed was Community because I was helping the school witch is part of community.

Peer Mediation 3

Peer Mediation 3 

Today I did Peer and it was fun but someone forgot to do there duty so they did it with me. So we went to Mr Muller to give him his keys and then went around the school looking for any problems, (we found none). The best part was that we went looking for problems and found one we solved the problem fast. Then we finished peer mediation. The leadership trait I showed was Motivational because I encouraged the person to come do peer Motivational, And the care value I showed was Respect because I was respecting others.

Visual Language Assessment

Visual Language Assessment

WALT: I can take action to inform others about effective leadership












Looking at the matrix and our design, I think our application of Visual Language Features is at (Insert Solo Level Here) because...

Sunday, 21 May 2017

ICT Monitor 2

ICT Monitor 2

This week I did ICT in the morning and sorted out the laptops with Candice and we have a lot of names to do and give laptops and find out how has BYOD and who doesn't. The best part of ICT is working with Candice. The leadership trait I showed is Resilient because I was able to part with doing it in the afternoon but I was able to do the morning, And the care value I showed was Respect because I respected the laptops.

Help out the school 2

Help out the school 2

Today I helped the school by helping Mr Forman with Basketball uniforms for his teams, I also helped him by doing winter sport uniforms I helped set and pack them up it was fun to do all the work with Sabrina, Jade and Candice. The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because I showed up on time and I was all ways there if Mr Forman needed me, And the care value I showed was Community because I was helping the school community.

Peer Mediation 2

Peer Mediation 2

Today I had peer mediation and I was the only one doing it it was okay but hard and I asked Katie to help and she did. The hardest and only problem was trying to get a hula hoop out of the tree, Katie and I tried to get it but we are to short. The leadership trait I showed was Active Thinker because I was able to think creatively to find a way to get the hula hoop out of the tree we didn't get it out but we tried, And the care value I showed was Community because I was helping the school with the problems. 

Saturday, 13 May 2017

C10. Design your own challenge. Poem

C10. Design your own challenge. Poem

I have done a poem it is called Dream Stream it is about a girl who is a god she loves this stream and saves it from the crack of dawn, here is my poem.


I had a dream about a stream, the stream was warm like the crack of dawn and then I yawned, I feel asleep right beside the stream it was cold and dark but then I saw a beam of light it was bright and white with yellow like jello.

Then I saw the stream shine it was like a dream and then I saw something drain the stream it was sad to see it go but I screamed “NO this is my stream I am the god of water you will not take my stream” and then woke up and said “oh it was just a dream”.

Friday, 12 May 2017

ICT Monitor 1

ICT Monitor 1

Today I did the laptops and I took them out and put them in with the cords. Today I found out that Candice and I are doing laptops in the morning and Amelia and Maddy Laing because Candice, Amelia and I do laptops together so the teachers split us up. The leadership trait I showed is Resilient because even though I wanted to do laptops in the afternoon I was strong and went with it, And the care value I showed was Respect because I was respecting the laptops.

Help Out The School 1

Help Out The School 1

Today Candice and I did 3 things to help out around the school. The first thing was at morning tea Candice and I went to the hall to help Mr Forman sort out basketball teams, second we headed out side of room 3 to clean up some leafs. and last we cleaned up the flax in the car park and that took a while. The leadership trait that I showed was Goal focused because I was focused on getting all of this done, And the care value I showed was Community because I was helping the school.

Peer Meditation 1

Peer Meditation 1

Today I helped out 5 kids bye myself. 2 kids were fighting each other with flax, 1 girl was playing in the bushes and her friends saw her go in there, 1 was playing in the sand pit and they worn't aloud and 1 was fighting with another boy. The leadership trait is showed was Trustworthy because I was relied upon to do my duty, And the care value I showed was Respect because I respected the school and the rules to being a Peer Mediator.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel Dragon Keeper


I found this novel ok because It is a good book but the start is ok and the end is ok but the middle is a little more interesting.


During the novel I had to complete a major assessment task. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book.


National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

WALT: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

Something that was challenging for me was the 3rd activity where we had to read the question and use fraction and simplify the answer.

Here is the link to my assessment task  
Here is my 3 ixl activity screen shots
Activity One
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Activity Two
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Activity Three
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Visual Language Assessment

Visual Language Assessment
WALT: can take action to inform others about effective leadership
7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Book Review

Book Review 

Title: Extinction

This story is about: Two kids around 13 years old they went to the beach one day because the live near the beach and they went for a swim and then came out of the water to find no one on the beach so they climb the rocks to find no one on the beach and then they look at the town to find no one there or anywhere, So they go the look for there family's or anyone then they see a car roll by and they see there neighbor and then they find her not breathing on the car horn. They go look in her house and find her dog terrified and bites him on the leg.

This book is a mystery a very great mystery.



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Buddy Program 5

Buddy Program

This week Jade and I played on the playground with the little kids the first we played sneak up granny and then we played tag on the playground and the little kids loved it, Jade and I had a lot of fun just playing tag with the little kids and then we got called back inside because some year 7/8's were being silly and not joining there games. Then we were asked if we wanted to got to the year 1's teddy bear picnic and Jade Wareshia, Savannah, Candice and I went then we left. The leadership trait i showed is Active thinker because jade and I forgot about buddy program so I was fast to think on my feet and I said lets go on the play ground.

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 Avon side Red Zone, December 2015 because the Avon side is a waste of space if we don't use it.


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 7 and 8
    • Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
      gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
    • I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.