Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Peer mediation-Excellence post 20

Peer mediation-Excellence post #20

Today I had peer mediation with Candice. First at 1:10 we went back to our class to get a vest, lanyard, pozies and an I pad. Next we walked around the courts then the junior area to see if there were any problems then we walked around rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4 and we had 1 problem to solve we had to collect all of the people that were involved the red out what was on the lanyard an tried to get them to solve the problem the self, After we had solved the problem the bell rang so we went back to class. The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting both sides of the story, I was also showing leadership by turning up on time right time right place.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Kapa Haka-Excellence post 19

Kapa Haka-Excellence post #19

Today I had Kapa Haka, Firstly at 10:30 I went to the hall when I got to the hall I took my shoes of and then sat down in my line, we were practicing for the cultural festival and for the open day at school, for the cultural festival we are performing 4 songs one of them is Hallelujah, for the open day at school we are performing 2 songs one of them is our school song Tai Tapu, the learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the teachers and what they were telling us to do, I was also showing leadership by turning up on time so that we had more time to practice right time right place.  

Radio station-Excellence post 18

Radio station-Excellence post #18

Today I had Radio station with Candice, Jade, Brook, Firstly at 12:50 we went to the radio room when we got to the radio room we filled out the scrip that we had to read off on the scrip you have to write down some songs, who is speaking, weather, birthday shout outs, news from the latest school newsletter and what is happening in your class, Radio station starts at 1:00 and goes to 1:30pm, After we had finished filling out the scripted we started speaking on the radio we choose a variety of sings to put on the radio, we have to use a computer, microphones and a DJ slider, the learner qualities that I showed were active thinking because I was thinking about good songs that we could put on the radio, I was also showing leadership by turning up on time right time right place. 

Student council-Excellence post 17

Student council-Excellence post #17

 Today I had Student council, at 12:15 I went to the hall foyer ready for student council this finishes between 12:30 and 12:40 pm First we talked about if we should have a talking object so the person with the talking object is the only person that can speak, So one of the seniors went back to class to get a talking object that was safe enough to be passed around the room next we talked about 3 strike warning the first warning is the you get you name up on the board the second warning is the you have to sit in a corner and the third warning is that you have to go back to class and say that you have been silly so you have been sent back to class then your class will have to choose a knew student councilor. The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the person who was talking that had the talking object, I was also showing leadership by being a role model for the younger kids that were attending the meeting.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Librarian-Excellence post 16

Librarian-Excellence post #16


Today I had Librarian by myself because Sophie and Jade had forgotten about library duty, When the 12:40 bell went to go outside I went to the library to start putting away the books I had a lot of books to put away, when I had finished putting all of the books away I had to issue and return some books on the computer at 1:20 I went around the library telling the people in the library that it is closed when everybody had left the library I went around fixing up the books on the shelves so that they were in order so that the next people in the library would be able to find the book that they were looking for, the learner qualities that showed were respect because I was respecting the books and the computers, I was also showing leadership by doing my duty on time right place right time.

Peer mediation-Excellence post 15

Peer mediation-Excellence post #15

Today I had peer mediation with Candice, Firstly at 1:10 I went back to class to get a vest, the i pad and a lanyard after that I walked around the junior area to see if the was any problem there was 2 problems but they we just arguing over equipment so a teacher didn't need to get involved after we had solved the 2 problems we went onto the field and we had ed out some posies because there were people playing nicely and fairly with each other, after that we walked around the senior playground and then we went back to class because the bell rung, the learner qualities that I showed were respect because respect because I was respecting both sides of there story, I was also showing leadership by showing the care values when I was walking around the school.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Radio station-Excellence post 14

Radio station-Excellence post #14

On Thursday I had radio station with Holly, Brook, Candice and I , at 12:50 we all went to the radio room to start radio this starts at 1:00 and finishes at 1:30, When we got to radio we had all ready filled out the script that we have to read off so we were all ready to go, For radio I was on the laptop so I put on the songs, we each got to choose a song each to make it far. The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the gear and equipment that we had to use, I was also showing leadership by motivating Holly because she was nervous to speak on the radio because she hasn't spoke on the radio before.

Student council-Excellence post 13

Student council-Excellence post #13

Today I had Student council, this starts at 12:15 and finishes between 12:30 and 12:40, Today we were talking about a mufti day on Friday 17 of June and we were fundraising for Plunket, Some one from Plunket came in and talked to use about what Plunket is and how it started further more if we wanted to have a theme or not so we decided not to have a theme,The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respect the person who was talking by not talking to the person next to me, I was also showing leadership by motivating some people that they could talk in front of all the student councilors that were there.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Librarian-Excellence post 12

Librarian-Excellence post #12

 Today I had Librarian with Sophie, Library starts at 12:50 and goes to 1:20 but we stay in the library until the end of lunch just in case there is something else to do in the library,Sophie and I  had a lot of books to put away because Tuesday is the day that most class go t the library but we got them all done, The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the books that we had to put away, I was also showing leadership by turning up to my job on time right time right place, I was also motivating Sophie that she could remember where the non fiction books are.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Radio station-Excellence post 11

Radio station-Excellence post #11

Today I had Radio Station with Jade and Brook, At 12:50 we went to the radio room in witch is in the hall, this starts at 1:00 and finishes at 1:30, I was sitting in the middle of us all and Jade was the DJ were she turn's us on air and off air and Brook was on the computer so she started and stopped the songs that we choose to listen to.we had great fun, the learner qualities that I showed respect because I was respecting the gear that we had to use, I was also showing leadership by tuning up on time right time right place, also motivation because I was motivating Brook that she could fill in for Candice because she was nervous to do it on air.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Librarian-Excellence post 10

Librarian-Excellence post #10

Yesterday I had Librarian with Jade and Sophie but Sophie was unable to do it, After the inside lunch bell had rung Jade and I went to the library to start our duty this starts at 1:00 and finishes at 1:30 there were a lot of books for use to put away but in the end we had put them all away, the time we had put them away it was 1:20 so we had to go around and say to everyone in the library that it is closed then we asked Mrs Ward if there was any thing else that we could do and she said no so we went back to class,the learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the books that I had to pot back on the self in number and A-Z order,I was also showing leadership by motivating Jade that she could remember where the book went so I gave her a hint on where it went but I didn't show here where it went.

Student council-Excellence post 9

Student council-Excellence post #9


Today I had Student council, this starts at 12:15 and finishes between 12:30 and 12:40, First  we  talked about having a mufti day for plunket and then we had to go back to our classes and talk to them about if we should have a theme or if we should bring a gold coin donation, We also asked our class what more fundraisers they wanted,The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the people that were talking, I was also showing leadership by writing down the minutes on paper so that we could keep track of what we talk about.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Year 7/8 Standard: Reading Assessment task

Year 7/8 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • That in the olden days they had paper maps.
  • They are now used on technology.
  • That it helps you when you need to get from one place to the other.
Who created “Senakairs?”?
Easy jet airline team
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • They just put a little Bluetooth chip in you innersole and then it will connect to your phone and in google maps you put in the address on where you need to go then you put your phone away and if it vibrates in your left foot once then it means that you need to turn left, and 2 vibrations on booth feet means the you have missed the turn,also 3 vibrations in both feet means that you have reached your destination.  
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • It helps them because if they are looking at there phone on the directions they won't be able to see all the buildings.
  • If they have they chip in the innersoles then they will be able to look at all of the site seeing things.
What challenge does easy Jet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?

  •   The team need to work on the prototypes

Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • Shoes with heaters in them or air conditioning.
  • Shoes where they tell you what the buildings are called and the sites.
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • On your phone it could just talk to you and if you misted the turn it would vibrate. 


TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Kapa Haka-Excellence post 8

Kapa Haka-Excellence post #8

Today I had Kapa Haka,This starts at 10:30 and finishes around 11:20, First at 10:25 I packed up what I was doing in class and I went to the hall ready for Kapa Haka when I got to the hall i took off my shoes and went and sat in my line, I am next to Candice and Jade and we are in the 4th row from the front, then we started practicing our songs and  transitions on and off stage and we also practiced our  poi, the learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the poi, I was also showing leadership by motivating Brook that she could do the poi.

Radio Station- Excellence post 7

Radio Station- Excellence post #7


Today I had Radio Station with Candice, Brook and Savannah, When we got to the radio room we started writing out the scrip that we have to read off just in case we forget what to say so we can just read of it, On the scrip we have to choose who is saying what part and we have to choose some songs from the laptop to put on the radio so to make it far we all chose one each, the leaner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the equipment the we had to use, I also showed leadership by turning up to my duty right time right place.

C.10 Design your own challenge.

C.10 Design your own challenge. For design your own challenge I chose to umpire at least 5 netball games and blog about them all, On Sat...