Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Leadership can do #10 Excellence.

Last week I helped out in the juniors run, jump, throw. I have been help the kids get prepared for the run, jump, throw I have been teaching them how they stand and how to start before a race. on the run, jump, throw day I was walking around all the stations and helping the teachers run activities and help kids do their best. I ended up getting some pozis from the office to hand out to some students that were doing their best. the way I showed leadership was be lending a helping hand to the teachers that needed it and the care value I showed was respect by cheering on all the kids instead of just one and making another kid fell left out.

Leadership can do #9 Excellence.

Near the end of last week we had this person from the ccc (Christchurch City Council) come in and talk to as. earlier on we visited the ccc and were given and choice to chose a follow up to help the community we chose to paint a chorus box and so val talked to us about the rules and how the process will be done.

I showed the care value community and the leadership trait trustworthy because we are thinking up an idea that will help the community and we are being trusted to do the job well.

Leadership can do #8 Excellence.

Yesterday at technology (I am in textiles and design) I made a pom pom with Natasha, the pom pom is teal and is fluffy, we have made three but they have all failed. The reason for them failing is because of the material it is made out of, after you cut the material it flakes and falls apart. I suggest if you are going to make a pom pom you should use some knitting yarn or something like that. The leadership trait I showed was resilience. I showed this by not giving up when it fell apart and trying to find new ways to fix the problem. the care value I showed was active thinking by trying to find new ways, and asking for help when I couldn't do something. 

Leadership can do #7

At koru games I played volleyball, I was captain of the A team and had the responsibility of having my group ready at the right place and at there at the right time. We ended up coming 6th witch is better then last year. The way I showed leadership was by leading my group, being resilient when we were losing points and by having good sports men ship when we did lose to anther school. the school/team that got first was st annes.

Leadership can do #6 Excellence.

Last Friday I helped out in the hall to get everything set up for the quiz night. first me and Natasha were told to go get some tables from other class rooms. This task was hard as the tables were very heavy and wouldn't fit though some doors. We showed resilience by continuing and not complaining.

Leadership Must do #5 Excellence.

On Friday after morning tea me and Katie went around counting and collecting pozis it took a bit longer because none of the classes had counted the pozis, but me and Katie stayed positive, resilient and goal focused and counted all the pozis no matter what.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Excellence Leader ship can do #5

Last week Mr Rule asked me to help him judge the talent show so I said yes. It was Great getting to watch our talented students perform in front of there friends. it was also great how the audience was cheering them on.

I showed community by helping out in the community of Oakland's school and the leader ship trait I was all of them.

Excellence Leader ship must do #4

Today me and Katie presented house points at assembly today it was great because today everyone was getting involved and joining in and when we put our hand up to ask them to be quite they did.

I showed active thinking by putting my hand up to get there attention quickly I also showed resilience for all of those times where everyone was noisy and it didn't go so well. It was great to see all the kids get excited about the house points.

Excellence Leadership can do #4

A couple weeks ago I went to wellington with all the year 8's. At take off I enjoyed watching my city turn small but I did NOT enjoy getting a headache. I showed leadership by using my leadership traits on the plane and around the city. I showed all my care values in wellington. What I enjoyed the most was hang out with my friends and making lots of memories.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Savannah Keo - Visual Art - Chalk Pastels Modelling book

I Would March For...

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Stand with us…

In my opinion I think that New Zealand First is a great party and has good policies these are : Restrict land ownership by non-residents, Abolish secondary tax and Remove GST from all food. In this argument I am going to cover three points of why you should vote for New Zealand First. The first point that I have for you is New Zealand First has a policy to restrict land ownership by non-residents.

Restrict land ownership by non-residents.

New Zealand First will restrict ownership of land by non-residents (Non-residents are people from overseas). Non-residents would only be able to buy houses where a genuine need to do so can be established. All sales of farmland to non-residents will be banned. It is also good because New Zealand will own its own land. recently a lot of people have come from overseas and bought OUR land. New Zealand’s primary industries have been slipping into foreign control. Immigrants are also increasing demand for residential property, driving up house prices. Restricting non-residents ownership of land will therefore reduce demand for property, bringing down house prices making it easier for new homebuyers.Another policy that I agree with is abolishing secondary tax.

Abolish secondary tax.

Secondary tax is applied to income from a second job and which is often collected at a higher rate than tax on income from a main job. I believe that secondary tax is an unfair burden on people who have more than one job. Most people have these second jobs so they CAN pay the bills, tax and their needs I feel, there is no need to secondary tax as it does not help the people that are struggling in New Zealand and who are working hard for that money. Abolishing secondary tax will make the tax system more fair and help people working multiple jobs make ends meet. Another reason you should vote for NZ First is because they want to remove GST from all food.

Remove GST from all food.

It will make the cost of food at grocery stores less. Some people in New Zealand might not have the money to afford it. New Zealand First will remove GST from food. Food sold as part of a service in restaurants and takeaway shops will still be subject to GST, but food purchased by those outlets would be GST free. New Zealand first's IS a great party but the party I don't agree with is labour. I don't agree with them because they may want to do good things but that all comes down to them taxing us more Were New Zealand First is about us being fair and equal as New Zealand citizenship.

Establish a Tax Working Group.

Labour believes that New Zealand needs a more balanced, fair and simple tax system. Change to the tax system shouldn’t be random and unfocused. This is bad because what if the new system doesn't work and furthermore makes us have to pay more to the government. It will focus in particular on creating a more balanced tax system, including between assets, wealth, income and consumption. I also think this is bad because people who are wealthier shouldn't be taxed more just because they may own a business or have worked hard to get that money and people with two jobs or more are doing these jobs so they CAN pay all their bills. This is a very good point on why you shouldn't vote for Labour. I feel that it is best if YOU vote New Zealand First.

In this argument I have stated (What I think and feel) the best policies that New Zealand's First has to offer. In my opinion I think that New Zealand First is a great party and has good policies. I have talked to you about three of New Zealand's First policies, these policies are : Restrict land ownership by non-residents, Abolish secondary tax and Remove GST from all food. I have also told you why I don't agree with Labour. So Who are you going to vote for? If I was you then I would vote for New Zealand First.

My next steps are: Understand what the policies mean/ get a better understanding.

Monday, 25 September 2017

WALT: use appropriate scales, devices and metric units

WALT: use appropriate scales, devices and metric units



My evidence: Assessment task My next step is: To find faster ways to converting from mg - g - Kg, mL - L - kL and inches - cm - meters - km

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Letter Writing

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written Drafting my letter.

Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done Letter writing reflecting.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was…………
When we did our letter for the first time and I put a lot of things in the wrong places.

\My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Excellence home learning challenge #4

C3. Teach a family member how to use an ICT tool that they are unfamiliar with (like the Flip, Google docs or a specific App)

I did this with my Grandad. The app I helped him use was Gmail because he need to check his emails.

Excellence leadership can do #3

At tech today I sat on the bus with Tasha, Sophie and Emily at the back of the bus. At tech I was doing wood work we put our boxes together last week and now we are decorating them, I'm painting mine black and adding splatters to it I'm also going to add a picture of Tinkerbell to it. I think that it will look cool. The care value I showed was active thinking because I told Mr bowers that I wanted a pic and asked if he could print it off. The Leadership trait I showed was goal focused because I was busy trying to get my box painted.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Excellence Leadership #3 Must do

Today I did house points with Katie and its kind of fun doing them (You also get out of class, P.S you didn't hear that from me). We changed the house points slide so that it counts down instead of having to wait for all of them, so now it is a lot quicker and kids listen more when we try to get their attention. The care value I showed was respect because I was being quiet when I was entering the classes. The leader trait I showed was Goal focused because I was trying to get the house pozis done.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Reading - Text Composition

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

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

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.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review.

Title Of The Book Is : 


This book is from the Science Fiction genre. 

This book is about a girl named Beatrice she lives in a city were they have 5 places that are called Factions. These Factions have a certain value; there names are... Candor that value honesty, Abnegation  that value selflessness, Erudite that values being smart, Amity that values forgiveness and kindness and Dauntless that values bravery.
Here is the blurb if you are interested in this book...

Sixteen-year-old Tris (Beatrice that is just her nick name.) is forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone must conform, Tris does not fit. 

So she ventures out alone, determined to discover where she truly belongs. Shocked by her brutal new life, Tris can trust NO ONE. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her

The hardest choice lies ahead.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Home learning challenge #3

R9. Offer to help around home without being asked.

Here are some of the things that I did :
- Today I help my Mum cook the dinner.
- I helped my Auntie with the dishes.
-  I helped clean my Cousins room.
- I vacuumed my Dads room.
- I cleaned up the living room.

Home learning Excellence #2

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

Interior designers plan and design spaces in residential, commercial, retail and leisure environments.
Chances of getting a job as an interior designer are average as competition for vacancies is strong.
1-3 years of training usually required.


Interior designers with one to five years' experience usually earn $45K-$65K per year Senior interior designers with more than five years' experience usually earn $65K-$95K per year

Interior designers may do some or all of the following:

discuss design ideas and provide advice to clients, analyse clients' requirements, plan and design, building interiors, rooms, shops, and residential and leisure spaces, plan interior infrastructure such as lighting, air-conditioning and communication cabling, prepare drawings, samples and decorating instructions, advise on hiring tradespeople, design furniture or fittings, work with architects and other contractors at the early stages of designing an interior space.

Entry requirements

To become an interior designer you usually need a degree or diploma in interior design, spatial design or interior architecture. Some employers may also accept people with degrees in related areas such as architecture or industrial design.

Secondary education

To enter tertiary training, a university entrance qualification is required. Useful subjects include art and art history, English, graphics, computing and maths.

Many tertiary providers require design students to present a portfolio of work when applying for a place on a course.

Personal requirements

Interior designers need to be:
accurate, with an eye for detail
good communicators
able to inspire confidence in their clients

able to accept criticism.

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel … ( type the name of your novel here)

I found this novel interesting because I learnt about something that was a big part of New Zealand's history.

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  9/10 and I would recommend it to others to read because it talks about our history and how

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

I can successfully research a current event.

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.

Describe map Two

My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Drama 2017 Term 2

In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
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 doing the mime because it was hard to find a place to fit it in Natasha, Brook and I's chase.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. I enjoyed working with Brook and Natasha.
  2. I liked making up a chase. 

The story that my group told silently was that I saw here playing with a ball, I told Natasha that we should take it, we did and then the chase begins.

Overall I think my group worked well together because we got our work done and our play turned out great.

Home learning Challenge #1 Excellence.

A6. Research a range of options for High School.

- Christchurch Girls High
- Riccarton High
 - Hillmorton
- Villa Maria College

At girls I thought that the science room was stinky because they were dissecting a squid.

At Hillmorton there was lots of food and there was also a lot of food at girls. I also saw Natasha and Maddy at the tour.

Monday, 26 June 2017

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 modeling book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

It needs to be short and to the point.

It need to be tidy and organized.

If it has spelling mistakes most employees will throw it in the bin.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Assessment task: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Assessment task: Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Question 1:

Show your working and answer here (you may need to add a photo of a tree diagram you frew on your little whiteboard):

beath vs aroha, beath won
                                             ------------- beath vs delsey, beath won.
Connie vs delsey, delsey won

Question 2:
Car number plates in the land of Automobile have two letters and two digits. How many different number plates could be made using two letters and two digits?

Show your working and answers here:

26 x 2 = 52
                 -------------- 52 x 20 = 1,040
10 x 2 = 20

Question 3:

Show your working and answer here:

4x4= 16

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Excellence leadership badge can do #2

Today at tech we made these sausage sizzle things and they were really good. I was in a group with Mel and Tash. On the bus I was taking to Natasha because she was sitting next to me; the bus was kind of loud because everyone was excited to talk about what they did for their first rotation. The care value I showed was respect by trying to keep my voice low so that people could hear each other. The Leadership trait I showed was Active thinker because I was thinking about other people and not just myself.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Excellence Post Must do #2

Today we had a bake sale And I helped pack it up. we got about $9,000; We also had to share pozi's in assembly. The slide was wrong when it came to the third placing. It said and tied in third is... and that was last weeks draw; so we were resilient and said in third place is... The care value I showed during the bake sale was excellence by helping the others to pack up. and then I was able to see my friends after. The leader ship traits that I showed were trustworthy and resilience by being trusted to put the table were it needed to go, and the way I showed resilience was by changing the words when I need to for the slide.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers.

This is what we had to do for the extended abstract task. At the bottom are my answers.

Use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating on whole numbers

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions

The escape

A prisoner sits in his cell planning his escape. The prisoner is kept in by 5 laser beams, which operate along a corridor. Each laser is switched off at a specific time interval for just long enough to allow a person to walk through. The time between being switched off for each laser is shown below:

  • Laser One = every 3 minutes
  • Laser Two = every 2 minutes
  • Laser Three = every 5 minutes
  • Laser Four = every 4 minutes
  • Laser Five = every 1 minutes

The guard patrols and checks the prisoner each time all the laser beams are off simultaneously. Because each laser only switches off for a short time the prisoner knows he can only get past one laser at a time. He has to get past the five lasers from 1 to 5 in order. Laser One is at the entrance of the prisoner’s cell and laser Five is at the door to the outside. He also knows that if he spends longer than 4 minutes 12 seconds in the corridor an alarm will go off.

Can the prisoner escape without the alarm in the corridor going off?

I came to more than one answer it is just about what strategy you used.
  1. He can't do it because he spends to long in the corridor
  2. He can't because the guard will come to check on him because he comes when all lasers are off and 3+2=5 and 4+1=5 as well so the guard would come at laser 3.
  3. He might also be able to get through all and then have 12 seconds to run from the guard (unless guard is fit then he will catch the prisoner unless he has a getaway car waiting.)
  4. Etc.

If he can escape, how many minutes should he wait before passing Laser One?

None he can go once the first laser has gone because it is right in front of his cell entrance so he can act like he is just standing around until the laser turns off.

How much time will he have after passing Laser Five before the guard raises the alarm?

  1. He will have 12 seconds to run
  2. It depends if he even gets to laser five
  3. It also depends on how long the guard takes.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Excellence Can do #1

Yesterday I went to technology. On the bus I sat with Natasha and at tech we decided that we wanted to make a pillow together but we wanted one each so we cut out 4 pieces of this fluffy fabric and got two pieces each then we sow them together. When I went to sow it I forgot to go back and then forward so I had to get this tool were you get it under the thread and pull it out but it was really hard to do because the fabric was fluffy. So I showed resilience by asking the teacher for help and not giving up when it was really hard. The care value I showed was respect because when the teacher was busy I dint call out her name.

Excellence must do #1

Yesterday we went to the .c.c.c. building (Christchurch, city, council.) we learned about how they make decisions about where their money goes and we also got to plan an event were we had a budget and had to meet it or below. we also learnt about what the .c.c.c. does/owns/runs I learnt that they have 7 departments that all look after stuff e.g water and lands that are special to Christchurch, building checks, looking after parks and other stuff. we also went into the council chamber, were I was a person from the press. we also had an activity were we (Natasha, Sophie & I) had an event to plan. We had a budget of $9,000. We went for a small event wears others went for a big event.

I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.

Assessment: I can evaluate writer's purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.)
Name:      Choose 3 out of the following texts:  

L5 Author’s Purpose follow up
I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in a text and give relevant evidence (eg vocabulary used)
I can compare and contrast differences in the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices between different texts.

The author’s purpose is…
Inform people that there is an artificial sun.

The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are...
They have used technical language because the author is most likely aiming at researchers, scientists or people who are interested in reading stuff like this.

Specific language choices in the 3 texts:
Structure of the 3 texts:


The World will end, said the cat, World’s Largest Artificial Sun and Laundry Folding Robot have pictures to help show what they are talking about.

The author’s purpose is…
Is to inform people that there is a laundry folding robot somewhere in the world.

The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are...
They have used technical language because they are most likely getting their facts and information from researchers, scientists or the people who invented it. So they are using technical language so that other researchers, scientists or people understand.

The author’s purpose is…
To entertain people when there

The specific language/ structure choices that the author has made to support their purpose are..
They have used emotive language to make the reader fell what the characters are feeling.

Is to entertain people so they are using Emotive language


Level 5 - Author's’ Purpose Map
I can describe the author’s purpose in a text
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose

The author’s purpose is…
The point of view is…
The intended audience is...
I can identify several features of the author’s purpose; and explain giving relevant examples and evidence.

What does it say in the text to show you that:
  • this is the author’s purpose
  • this is the point of view
  • this is the intended audience
The author’s purpose is…
P? I? E?

1.The fact that the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus flytrap, feeds on unsuspecting insects by luring them into its jaw-like leaves with sweet-smelling nectar has been known for centuries.

2.the process begins when the insect lands on the trap. If it just touches the sensory hair on the leaves once, nothing happens. The smart plant knows that this could be the result of the wind or a raindrop.

3.It is only when the unsuspecting creature triggers the sensory hair a second time that it gets trapped inside the leaf.
The point of view is…

3rd person.
1.What they noticed

2.However, scientists thought

3.they had assumed
The intended audience is...

1.The researchers, who published their findings in the scientific journal

2.The scientists believe the large amount of energy required to break down the insect’s proteins cannot be supplied by traditional photosynthesis alone.

3.In 2016, Rainer Hedrich, a biophysicist at the University of W├╝rzburg, discovered that the Venus flytrap does not waste energy
I can generalise about the author’s point of view

Overall authors use certain languages to catch the attention of other readers and they also use .P.I.E. to catch the eye/attention of different year/age range and readers. Because if you were 20 year old you most likely wouldn't like to read a book about fairies and pirates.