Sunday, 28 May 2017

Home learning challenge A:6

In this home learning challenge I visited 3 high schools open days and open nights I visiting schools such as Villa Maria College, Riccarton High and Girls High. All of these schools were amazing but my favourite overall was villa Maria. Some things I likes about these schools were that they all had lovely people and students and all the teachers seemed nice. I liked villa Maria the best because it seemed like the students had a bond with the teachers and they all had jokes and stuff with them. It also seemed like they all are nice to each other and a big group of friends. I showed excellence by having an open mind to all schools and I showed leadership by taking time out of tech to go to these open days.

Excellence key leadership 9

Today the leaders all had a meeting again about the trip we are having on Monday to go to the council and about the house captains STILL not doing their jobs of putting up the flags and taking them down and the same with the bins. We were talking about how mr Ladbrook sent us an email on what food we want from the sushi shop we are going to on Monday when we are out on the trip. We also made a plan for the house captains and it says who's taking out the bins and flags and who's brining them in. It also has your name and then a box where you tick if you do it. I showed respect by answering the email as quickly as possible because that's what mr Ladbrook told us to do and I showed leadership by going to the meeting and doing my jobs like the flags and bins.

Excellence key leadership 9

Today the leaders all had a meeting again about the trip we are having on Monday to go to the council and about the house captains STILL not doing their jobs of putting up the flags and taking them down and the same with the bins. We were talking about how mr Ladbrook sent us an email on what food we want from the sushi shop we are going to on Monday when we are out on the trip. We also made a plan for the house captains and it says who's taking out the bins and flags and who's brining them in. It also has your name and then a box where you tick if you do it. I showed respect by answering the email as quickly as possible because that's what mr Ladbrook told us to do and I showed leadership by going to the meeting and doing my jobs like the flags and bins.

Excellence cross county zones 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 2nd 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 and nervous as the races went on and on throughout all the year groups. Finally our race came and we had to take off all our jackets and sweatshirts, it was freezing! We then lined up on the starting line and the horn went off! We were racing. I got puffed straight away and got nervous if I could finish the whole race in a running pace. 3km went fast and by the time I got stitch in my tummie I was already crossing the finish line! It was over. I came 10th 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 and I showed leadership by representing my school positively.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Excellence kapa Haka 8

Today was kapa Haka and we started off by singing our main waiata which is Ka waiata. We sing this song with pride because all our school sings it and it is kind of like our school song because all our school knows it and sings it lots of the time. We then sang a new song that the teachers learnt when they went to the marae on the teacher only day. We then practiced out actions to all the songs and wrapped up. I showed community by singing with pride and listening to Matua. I showed leadership by  getting involved and committing to a group like kapa Haka.

Excellence key leadership 8

Today the leaders had a meeting in our classroom through morning tea, this is the first time we have ever had a meeting through morning tea because we usually have them just throughout the eating time. We mainly talked about the trip we are going on to the city council in a couple weeks and I am very excited about going on the trip because only the leaders are going and it sounds like it will be great fun! I showed respect by listening to Mr Ladbrook and letting him have his work. I showed leadership by going to the meeting and contributing to the discussion.

Excellence kapa Haka 7

Today was kapa Haka. We firstly went and took our shoes off (as normal) and went to sit down on the hall floor ready to listen and learn new actions and songs! We normally start with the song Ka waiata, but today we didn't! We started with a song written by Stan Walker and it sounded great! We then practiced our actions to a new song AND the old song. We then practiced Ka waiata because this is a beautiful song we all love and all sing in our classes. I showed respect by respecting the songs even if I didn't like them and I showed leadership by turning up and making a commitment to going to kapa Haka every week.