Friday, 21 April 2017

Excellence key leadership role 5

On Thursday all the leaders meet to confirm what was going on with getting our merits (because all the leaders have to get to their leadership merit badge before the end of term or they could get fired) and Mr L found that some people haven't gotten them yet! Mr L then said that he would let them do thier last posts and home learning challenges during the holidays just to finish off. Then he talked about how the house captains are going to do the game at the start of term 2 since we couldn't this week.

Excellence technology 5

Today all the year 7/8s went to technology until 12:30! I am in the design group and we started off by learning how to thread and start asewing machine because some of the year 7s didn't know how to. Then we learned about how to go backwards on the machine and change the settings to things like the zig zag one. We then went over to mandarin and we all knew we were doing art when we walked into a room with paper all over the tables! We were going to get a blob of black ink on out paper plates and we had to blow it and try to get it to look like a pretty tree they like in Asia. We then had to dip our fingers into red paint and do dogs around the tree branches and make them look like blossoms for the trees.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Current events term 1

Blog Post Title: 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 giving feedback on the skate park because we got responces when we submitied forms to the council and they said they included out ideas which was cool.


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 9/10
    • As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel see ya, Simon by David Hill


I found this novel sad because Nathan and Simon have been best friends and they both know that Simon is going to die of muscular dystrophy


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.


National Standard this covers (delete the ones that are not appropriate)
  • 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)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

C10 Design your own challenge

Today I went to an umpire training session for 1 and a half hours to learn all the rules of the year 5/6 netball because I signed up to be an umpire this year as one of the volunteers for my club. This will mean I might have to stay for a bit longer than usual at the Lincoln netball courts and wait around until the game I have to umpire starts. I will have to learn all the rules that are new to netball and train to be an amazing umpire to get to my bronze silver or gold certificate! I will have to practice getting my whistle loud and get confident in what I'm calling up and not being quiet because then nobody can hear me! I think I am showing excellence by volenteering and taking time out of my weekend to help the year 5/6s learn the rules of netball and help them be the best they can be!

Key leadership role 4

Today we had a meeting for the leaders and Mr Ladbrook talked to us about how the house captains have to run a game again because it has been so terribly wet we couldn't even do it! We have to get it done by the end of term so I hope it doesn't rain or their might be some angry students and teachers. We just kept planning because we couldn't actually run the games because we were wet day monitoring the younger students because the year 6s were on camp and they normally do it. I showed leadership by stepping up and actually doing the wet day monitoring and I showed excellence by planning and making it even more better for the game!

Excellence Technology 4

On Thursday I had to get to school early to get to tech, his was also the day I went to canturbury swimming! The year 7/8s always go to technology at Lincoln on Thursdays and today we all got there pretty much on time! We got on the bus and after a surprisingly quiet bus trip we were there! Today we were changing groups and I was going to Design! The design is now upstairs so I was excited! We firstly got to know the teachers then we got into some of the stuff we were going to have to do and some of the systems around the area. I showed leadership by explaining to some of the year 7s what they meant because I did this last year! I showed respect by listening to the teachers and sharing some ideas. This wasn't all the day but I had to leave for swimming after this.