Monday, 21 August 2017

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:

  • Readability
  • Accuracy
  • Relevance
  • 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)

Describing Author's Purpose
Criteria to evaluate texts
Evaluating a range of texts

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, 6 July 2017

Excellence key leadership role #3

Today we had a meeting with all the student leaders, we talked about our leadership blog posts.
In my leadership role I want to plan 1 event in the year and try and not get fired.
A good thing to remember for me is to do all my blog post and keep up to date.
The care value I showed was community because I showed up to the meeting.
The leadership value I showed was active thinking because I have done all the blog post I need to do.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

T2 art study

Excellence blog post #3

On Wednesday we had a student council and we talked about fundraisers, what we are going to do and who the money will go toward. In term 3 we will be doing a ice cream day, me and the rest of the year 7/8 student council members are going to organise/plan where the ice cream is coming from and how much money it is going to cost.
The care value I showed was active thinking because the year 7/8's lead half of the meeting when Mrs Trotter was not there.
The leadership trait I showed was all of them because we took the lead we they were in need.

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles

 I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles
The 400 metre track.
Take the two semicircles ends and find the radius, that is 36.5 then double that to make 73, then times that by pi which is 229.34 metres then you divide it by 2 which is 114.67 and that's what the ends are. For the sides you minus 400 with 229.34 which equals 170.66, half 170.66 which equals 85.33 that is the lengths of the sides.

  1. 85.33m, 85.33m, 114.67 and 114.67

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.

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel abandon ship

I found this novel interesting  because I think true story's made into books is really interesting

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 recommend it to others to read because it is New Zealand history that is actually good

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Student Led Conference

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:

That it is very important to have correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.

That it is an easy writing style to write.

What the skills are to obtain a job.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.


Monday, 26 June 2017

Excellence key leadership role #2

Today the student leaders had a meeting at morning tea it was about the art pieces we are going to paint, we also talked about high school I don't know why. I think I need to do more stuff within my role because I fell that I haven't done much. Both Anneke and Charlotte are encouraging me throughout my role.
The care value I showed was respect because I listened while Mr Ladbrook talked.
The leadership trait I showed was goal focused by talking about the goal so I can achieve it.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Excellence Technology blog post #2

At technology on Thursday we started making our speakers, we glued 2 188-188mm squares , 2 200-188mm squares and 1 200-200mm squares which mad a cube with out the top.
We then drew out two cross hairs for where the speakers are going, Mr Bowers then drilled the holes in the last square to put on top, We are yet to glue the top on because we have to get the cords and wires ready and paint it.
The care value I showed was community because I helped lots of the boys with the glue because they did not know how to.
The leadership trait I showed was active thinking because I was one of the few to finish my work in the time limit.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Home Learning Challenge #1

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


  • Christchurch girls high school
  • Riccarton high school
  • Hillmorton high school
I can apply to receive a sport scholarship to get in to these schools.

At Hillmorton there was lots an lots of food same with Christchurch girls. The Riccarton open night was boring but the tour we went on was fun. 

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 next step is:

Monday, 12 June 2017

Excellence Technology blog post #1

At technology we have been making pikelets and cheese pinwheels they were very tasty. This technology we were in groups of two, I was with Leeana. At lunch times at Lincoln we either play basketball or just talk. Mandarin is still pretty boring I got a sticker though and I got one for Leeana to.
The care value I showed was respect, to all the teachers.
The leadership trait I showed was goal focused as I had to complete multiple cooking tasks.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Text Composition

In reading we have been learning to….
recognize the way words, sentences and paragraphs are put together (eg sentences that express cause and effect) and use this knowledge to understand complicated texts.

Here is a link to our online modelling book

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

Defining parts of speech
Types of sentences
Analyzing paragraph construction
Explain the relationship between components of texts. 
Complex text analysis

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.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Excellence key leadership role #1

On the 29th of May all of the student leaders went on a trip to the city council in the CBD, we traveled by public bus into town to be greeted by one of the education leaders at the council that teachers students about the what the city council does. The student leaders completed multiple activities including an activity on budgeting. Shortly after that we walked to lunch [Huci Huci] and got sushi. After we had all finished eating we walked to the bus depot with some pit stops along the way like the broken cathedral.
The care value I showed was respect as we were in the public and I respected the people in the public.
The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy; I wasn't going to run away.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel See you Simon by David hill

I found this novel OK because it is very boring in some parts and really interesting in other parts, if someone asked me for a book recommendation I would not recommend See You Simon.

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.
Link to Explain Map
Link to Inference Map

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)

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

My favorite book - term 1

Ghost 
this story is about a girl called Cat with a little sister named Maya that has a breathing disorder and so they needed to move from a big polluted city to a small clean town. Cat hated moving away from all her friends and never liked the sound of Bahia de la luna until she meet a boy and that's when everything changed.

You will have to read the story to find out more about this great book.

This book is a great read for car trips or people that like graphic novels 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Probability Learning

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.
IXL task
Maths level 5 book 1
Link 1 Link 2

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

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Techonolgy blog post #5

At technology Dabok and I moved to our new class, foods, we cooked hot dog traps and did lots of writing in our books. I learnt lots of cool things about safety and hygiene and the teacher told a lot of story's about cooking problems that she has experience she also told us a lot about what we are making this term which include cookies and cupcakes.

The Care value I showed was respect because I listened respectfully to all the story's and information that she had talked about.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Home learning challenge #5

R1. Improve your fitness: Over 4 weeks: Walk 60km or cycle 100km or swim 1km.

Week 1 (6 March - 12 March)
27.10km
Week 2 (13 March - 19 March)
22.90km
Week 3 (20 March - 26 March)
26.60km
Week 4 (27 March - 2 April)
23.50km

Total=100.10km
I have tracked this using my Fitbit charge HR


Monday, 3 April 2017

Key leadership role #5

In my leadership role this week Leeana and I get to buy lots of sport gear but before that happens we have to go around the hubs and find out what kind of sports gear people want to play with at morning tea and lunch time. The student leaders as a group has not had many meetings as Mr Ladbrook was at the year 7 camp.

The Care value I showed was Community because I am not only going to ask the year 7/8's but I am going to ask most of the school Community.

Home Learning challenge #4

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




















Sunday, 26 March 2017

Key leadership role #4

This week we as leaders did nothing much apart from some public speaking and Leeana and I got an award for helping/organising the kauri Run Bike Run/Duathlon we had one meeting but all we talked about was what was hard in our leadership role and what was easy.

The Care value I showed was Excellence because I stood on the stage proudly.

Technology blog post #4

At technology on Thursday they had printed my project and it looked so good, I even found out that it holds water. The teacher and I discovered that it would look even better if we hot glued some felt on the inside and on the lid. then at 10:00 Leeana and I went to mandarin and learnt some new words like Tang which means candy. 

The Care value I showed was active thinking because I helped contribute to an idea to hot glue some felt on the inside.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Technology blog post #3

At technology on Thursday I completed my project on tinker cad and I am waiting for it to get printed. I also helped Leeana and her group by melting clay in my hands so they can make there rugby filed. At Mandarin we played lots of games, boys vs girls and of obviously the girls won 

The Care value I showed was active thinking because I finished my project really early by being an active thinker.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Key leadership role #3

Run Bike Run

Last week Leeana and I ran the Run Bike Run. We had to get down to Westlake park at 7:45 am, that was really early start for me.
Mr Forman and Mr Hillary were already down there so we started to set up then we went back to school to do the roll. Mr Forman, Leeana and I then drove down to get there before anyone else and fix cone's that have been knocked over. Everyone completes there race including me and they all go back to school and Leeana and I stay behind and pack up.

Overall Run Bike Run was really fun. I came 5th in my race and made it to Ruapuna raceway to compete in the bigger Run Bike Run.

The Care value I showed was community because Leeana and I woke very early to create a run bike run for the school community  

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?
invisible touch
tag games
hunger games
pirate ship
bibs
cones
balls
bats
Because If you are at a sporting event and need to get a game going and have minimal or no equipment you cloud play these games and easy to setup.


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are contributing to the discussion because everyone needed to add ideas to make the game better


My Next Steps.

Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are is having no equipment instead of minimal Because that's the point in this unit to come up with games with no equipment.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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.

An active thinker leader is able to problem solve and think creatively. Bill gates is a great example of an active thinker, he came up with many great ideas (microsoft windows) and showed active thinking throughout the process. This trait is important to my role because sometimes as a sports co-ordinator you need to think about different strategies. I will demonstrate this trait in my role by working together with Mr Forman and Mr Hillary to create strategies to create sporting events and making them easier to plan.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Home learing challenge #3

C2
Give to your family: Prepare 3 formal three course meals including the menu, cooking and presentation of the meal









Thursday, 9 March 2017

Home learning challenge #2

R.8
Research food from another culture. Prepare a dish from this culture and serve it to your family.

Souvlaki
A souvlaki is a popular Greek dish and is found in lots and most country's. Soulakia are normally served with meat and sometime vegetables on a skewer and also with garlic bread or on a pita with diced tomato's, cucumber and lettuce as the vegetables and a mint sauce or hummus. In other countries and for tourists Soulakia may be made with meats such as lamb, beef, chicken and sometimes fish.
Here is my final product.

Home learning challenge #1

E6.
Research a job you are interested in - including qualifications and training - present your findings.

How to become a Chef



Chef, this is a perfect career for me. Normal Chefs have a number of roles in their daily job including: preparing food, keeping work areas tidy and washing dishes after. The pay of a normal Chef gets around $16 - $25 an hour but a professional Chef gets around $22 - $49 an hour. The chances of me getting this job are high so I need to work towards my goal to achieve and follow the steps below.


There are a range of personal requirements that are needed to become a Chef. I need to be able to follow instructions so I can follow how the head Chef runs the place and how he wants the food cooked. I also have to be able to work under pressure when the kitchen is busy and orders come in fast. There is one more trait I need to have and that's to be reliable, reliable to my boss and my fellow chefs, so they can trust me and able to be relied on. These requirements will help me achieve this position but I also need some useful experiences.


To become a chef i will need to have a lot of useful experiences. One useful experience is to have any work preparing food, this is important because I actually need to know how to prepare to get better opportunities. Catering is a useful experience because you can get higher up, if you know how to do a lot of these things. Working in a kitchen before I go into my career is a very useful skill. Useful experiences can really help me to become a Chef. The last part needed are the entry requirements.


There are three entry requirements to become a Chef. two-three year on the job apprenticeship, including study towards a national certificate in hospitality - cookery level 4. One year full time national certificate in hospitality, basic cookery level 3. I also need one year, full time national certificate in hospitality level 4. It will be good for me if I can get all these certificate so I am able to get a better career.


Overall, there are many personal requirements needed to become a Chef eg: to be able to follow instructions. There are also many useful experiences that I could have to help achieve my goal of becoming a Chef. The entry requirements are many and varied. Finally, I believe that this career is achievable through hard work.


That was my research of how to become a Chef

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Technology blog post #2

At technology Leeana and I went to mandarin as always we learn't lots Eg: Xīnxīlán which means New Zealand. we also played bang but with Chinese sentences so the teacher would chose someone to go down and you wold have to say the sentence first.

The Care value I showed was active thinking because Leeana and I focused really well.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Technology blog post #1

At Technology on Thursday I created a plan to make a box to keep stuff in and keep it safe. So far I have made the plan and started prototyping. I have also started my passport and got 5 stamps which is good for the time we have had a tech.

The Care value I showed was Excellence because I got 5 stamps on my passport in a short amount of time.

Key leadership role blog post #2

In the most recent meeting I gave feedback on the house captains slide show for there new idea to create rubbish bins and paint them blue, green, yellow and red (the house colors). so far leeana and I have finished our action plan and started organizing the run bike run that is on Wednesday. We have also be organizing meetings with Mr Forman to create our idea.

The Care value I showed was community because I organized an event (run bike run) for the whole school.

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 some of the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  



























My next learning step in Maths is recall communally used fraction, decimal and percentages conversions.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Key Leadership role blog post #1

In the leadership meeting today Leeana and I completed a plan for an activity in the future. We watched a video about 5 ideas for contributing to our school here's the link. We also read a manual on more ideas to contributing to the school once again here's the link.

The Care value I showed was active thinking because I completed my plan for the leader activity.