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.