Thursday, 22 September 2016

Peer mediation distinction 3

Today I did peer mediation in the morning because I couldn't do it at lunch as the talent show was on and I had money to go. I filled in for Caleb in Savannahs group because he forgot and we couldn't find him. We got lots of problems but all of them were injuries so we had to take them to a duty teacher so that teacher  could give the kid a pass to the sick bay. I showed active thinking for getting someone to fill in for me because I couldn't do it. I showed leadership by doing a different duty to blog about it, and help out Savannah sort of. I was being a role model because I was being nice to the little kids so they could be nice to others because they look up to the big kids and want to be us when they are older.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Natasha and we decided to create a water filter.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:
A good water filter needs...
Why is this important?
The right materials for the job
So we can make a good water filter.
Needs  to produce drinkable water
Because if the water wasn’t drinkable you would get sick if you drank it.
Needs to be strong
So it doesn't break and it can carry all the water and rocks inside it.
Needs to last for as long as possible
Because the water filter would be useless if it only worked for one lot of water.
Needs to work in all areas
Other wise you would have to leave it in the same area and you might need it somewhere else
Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because...It was strong, long lasting, it works in all areas (portable), produces drinkable water and we had all the right materials.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place.

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place.

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music.
  • Melody = A lot of single notes that is musically satisfying.
  • Harmony = A combination of musical notes to make a pleasing effect.
  • Rhythm = A repeated pattern of movement.
  • Timbre = The character or quality of a musical sound.
  • Form = The structure of a song or piece of music.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Peer mediation distinction can do #2

On Friday I did peer mediation. I was supposed to do it on Wednesday but the year 7/8s were doing koru games and so I couldn't, so I did it on Friday. I did it with Sophie because she was supposed to do it on Thursday and we both wanted to blog about it so we did peer mediation on a different day together. We went around the whole school and we had no problems but we still helped some little kids who didn't have anyone to play with. I showed leadership by doing peer mediation on a different day to help out. I showed community by helping the kids that didn't have anyone to play with. I was being a role model to the other students by doing my leadership role properly.

Kapa Haka distinction can do #1

On Friday at 10:30 the Kapa Haka group had a practice like every other week. We practiced a new song we are working on for the gala and more, normally we practice 3 songs because we were practicing for the cultural festival but now it's over so we are doing those 3 songs and 2 more, one of them we already know and the other we did a few years ago so we have to learn it again. I showed leadership by helping the other kids to learn the actions because I remember them from when I was little. I showed respect by listening to Matua while he was talking. I was being a role model because I wasn't making fun of the actions and the Maori culture. 

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

The activity I did was volleyball. My two highlights from Koru games were... 1. I liked being in the A team because I had some of my friends in that team. 2. We had lots of spare time so we could chill out with our other friends. I am proud of making the A team even though I have NEVER played volleyball before. Next year I want to play volleyball again because I had fun this year.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Kapa Haka leadership excellence 20

Today I did Kapa Haka. I found it way more fun today because we were learning two new songs. One of them was Ka waiata, witch we sing every time we go to Te reo on a Friday so most of the Kapa Haka group know it. The second song is tenei matou witch is the song we sung a few years ago in the Kapa Haka so I know it and most of the actions. I showed leadership by showing some of the kids what the actions were. I showed respect by listening to Matua and respecting what he says.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

ICT Leadership Excellence 19

On Monday Anneke, Issac and I did ICT the pods all went to different classes (obviously) I took one to room 3, Anneke took one to room 1 and Issac took one to room 4. After school we had to do the same and I always got to room 3 Anneke always goes to room 1 and Isaac always goes to room 4 so that's what classes we went to.  I showed leadership by remembering to look at the time table we have for the classes. I showed community by reminding my group so they could do it.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

CARE Values: My Progress So Far

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is:  My Silver

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is: Excellence because I have lots of highlights and ticks in excellence.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Active thinking because I need to take more risks and actively think more.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: motivational, goal focused, trustworthy, resilient, active thinker, integrity.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational because: I can use the CARE values Independence but I cant role model ALL of them.





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Kapa Haka Excellence 18

On Tuesday night the Oaklands school Kapa Haka went to horn castle arena to perform in the cultural festival. I am in the Kapa Haka group and I can say most of us were very nervous to perform but excited at the same time. We had to be there by 6:00pm but we were the last performance and the cultural festival started at 6:40pm. We had no practices on the night but in the day we came to see what it was like and practice but we only got 9 minutes! Finally we are on the stage and performing our first song, everyone is going great and just like that the performance is over there is heaps of people clapping and cheering and that's when everyone smiles. Then another school comes on with us and we both sing he honore and after that a good song come on and everyone danced!! I showed leadership by trying my best and showing a good example to the other people that are younger that me in the Kapa Haka group, I was getting involved by joining the Kapa Haka group and performing.

Friday, 2 September 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

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For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning mostly easy but a little bit hard because I feel that I knew a lot about the topic.

In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity), I had to find the adverbial clause in the sentence.

Infomation report

Water Cycle

The water cycle is a process that goes between land sea and atmosphere. The water cycle  changes state in the process into gas, liquid and solid. The steps in the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/groundwater.

One very important part of the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is when the sun draws up water to the sky and then turns into a gas and as we know a cloud. The water cycle is an invisible process so when the sun draws up water you can't see it. On hot days more water gets evapt because the hotter the sun the more water gets draw up to the sky and turned into a gas. When warm air with lots of water vapour in it moves into a colder place it causes the water vapour to turn into water which we know as rain. The steps in the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/groundwater but the all need each other.

Condensation is when the water vapour is stuck outside in the cold and can't get drawn up to the sky so it tries to get inside where it is warm and that is condensation we see on our windows. And precipitation is when it rains, when the evaporation water/gas gets too full and starts falling and when it gets closer to the ground it turns into water and when it's higher up it might turn into snow or ice, because it's colder up. After condensation/precipitation is runoff/groundwater.

Runoff/groundwater is nothing more than water running off the land surface. Some water soaks into the ground but most goes over the land. Runoff is also important because the water that goes under the ground could water some roots of a tree and keep it from dying and keeping the environment healthy. Once the water that went over the land goes back into the sea this process starts again.

In the water cycle there are 3 key facts about it, number 1 is that water is always recycled we never get new water because when it rain it's from the sea and the sea water is from when it rains! Number 2 is that the water cycle never ends or starts it just keeps going around like a circle. Number 3 is that there are 3 forms in the water cycle liquid, solid and gas. The gas is when it's a cloud in the sky, the liquid is when it's raining or in the sea, and it's a solid if it snows or ice.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Kapa Haka Leadership Excellence 17

On Friday we did Kapa Haka, all of us were pretty nervous because the cultural festival was right around the corner. But the good thing was that a few classes came in and watched us. Firstly some of the Kauri students came in and watched us and the feed back they had was to be louder, so we took that in. Secondly some of the junior students came in and we took the kauri students advice in and did our whole performance louder but the thing is the junior students all covered their ears and thought it was too loud! I showed leadership because I was quite in our transitions and in the gaps we had to wait in. I showed active thinking by handing out the poi because Mr Brown was busy. 

Peer Mediation Excellence 16

Today I did peer mediation and normally I would do it with Jack and Elizabeth but Jack was away, and Elizabeth had a talent show audition so I asked Sophie if she could fill in and she could! Firstly we walked to to the office to get a few pozis to hand out, secondly we walked around the field and lastly we went around the junior area and the courts. I showed leadership because I stepped up and because my group was away I asked Sophie to do it. I showed excellence because when we found a physical argument so we went to a teacher because peer mediators are NOT allowed to deal with physical arguments.