Friday, 25 November 2016


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Treaty group

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What I found interesting was on the 4th of feb 1840, and never managed to take over nz. Why did the maori fight with each other


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learnt are NZ parliament are:

  • David Carter is the speaker of the house 
  • Anyone can get kicked out 
  • The opposition sits on the left side 

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Each Marae has different customs 
It welcomes the people 
Tangata whenua
The local people who lives near the Marae 
The visitors 
The place you stand on 
relationship and connection to family 
Give your to someone 
Have hospitality 

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……... The carvings

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are,confidence

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at is making things up

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was what are you doing because it was fun

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was coming up with things on the spot because it just was challenging

My favorite improvisation game was family photo because it was fun

My next step/ something I need to work on further in improvisation is to make things up on the spot because I am bad at it

Monday, 6 June 2016

I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Year 9/10: I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Name of Text: Underground Explorers

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Void: an empty space or vacuum.

Fluorescent: able to give off visible light after being exposed to a source of heat, light, or other form of energy

Vulnerable: able to be hurt or injured

Interconnected: to connect or cause to be connected one to the other or others.

Seldom: not often; rarely.

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Example/Non Example
Is a void messy? Why or why not?
No because there's nothing in a void.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
Yellow because it's bright.
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because there old
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
A vine because it can grow all over the place
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
Olympics because happens every 4 years the other one happens every 3 years

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Word Associations
The plants in the garden are die during a frost
There were lots of different paths that joined each other
I made a shot from halfway while facing backwards.
We are still exploring  outer space.
I can find my key ring easily in the dark.

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
They are similar because when you are visible in the dark by a bad guy you are vulnerable  
A void is connected to all types of things

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you felt as though you were in a void or when you saw something that happens seldom. Write a paragraph about this.
Sometime I feel like I am in a void at school because it’s boring. One reason I feel this way is when my assignment is returned to me. I also don’t like when It’s a raining day .

Monday, 25 April 2016


Blog Post - Use this model for your Visual Art blog post.

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Multistructural
I techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: I had a original and creative art work

My next step in visual art is: To get to extended abstract

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

I can read and interpret a range of graphs

For maths I have been learning to read and interpret a range of graphs. This relates to the National Standards as it meets the criteria of:

  • I can compare distributions visually (Year ⅞ Standard)
Here is link to my Statistical Literacy spreadsheet link  which shows all of the graphs and tables I can read and interpret.

I have also compared and contrasted some of the graphs. Below are the links to them

Term 1 Integrated Learning - Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Integrity, Trustworthy, Goal focused, Resilient, Active thinker, Motivational.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is integrity because I am 80% always positive .

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is resilient because I give up when I am in the pit and then I get the can't be bothered attitude.

Something NEW I have learnt about leadership is leaders don't have to be a good role model, they can do horrible things.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is multi structural because I gathered ideas.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learnt about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Monday, 4 April 2016


WALT I can locate, evaluate, and summarize information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.

Flag activy

We had to analyse both side of the flag, pros and cons and also come up what our opinion is. I went great because I finished it on time.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Leadership Traits

WALT describe the traits of an effective leader
I got up to multisturctural
This is a example

Integrity- being honest and having strong moral principles.
Trustworthy-able to be relied on as honest or truthful.
Resilient-never give up when things get hard.
Goal Focused-trying to achieve your goal no matter what.
Active Thinker-actively thinking about what your doing
Motivational- staying by someone and helping them achieve a goal.

WALT: Know the equivalent decimal and percentage forms for everyday fractions

I got up to extended abstract
Unfortunately I do not have any images but i did complete the activity
Here is one example: 3/5 as a percentage is 60%

Reading Authors Purpose

WALI can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes.

I got up to extended abstract because I completed it and did a good job on it, and i followed the success criteria.

My next step is to set a new goal.

Here is my work

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

PE fielding and striking

WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were Firm and correct grip on whatever you are batting with. Stronger hand lower down on bat.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were Keep your eye on the ball. Watch the ball all the way into your hands. Watch the ball all the way to its target.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to Wide base/ Good stance
because I can get more points by hitting it further.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to Cup your hands or reverse cup as early as possible because I can give the other team less points by catching the ball

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounders because it was a little competiive
but not too much

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Leadership in the food forest

Over the last two the year 8's have been working on the food forest because it needed some work.
Group D AKA my group did chop and drop witch is where you cut the plant 2cm long from top to bottom.
I also cut all the unwanted little bushes.Before that we made envelopes and collected the seeds with the year 4's, we collected the seeds because the 4's next year are planting them.We used envelopes so the seeds won't sweat. It was really hot so it got hard at times to cut down things. Here is a photo of the food forest. It was fun because we got to explore the food forest. What we could done next time is to get more seeds in a envelope. We also had to write the date of when we got the seeds and the name of the seed 

Here is a photo of the food forest.