Friday, November 25, 2016

Treaty of Waitangi

Here is a link to my slide

Here are the links to my docs that i have finished.


I learnt a wee bit about the treaty of waitangi and and we it is

But I would like to know a bit more of what it has exactly written in it.

Thursday, October 20, 2016



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 learned are NZ parliament are:

  • Where people sit. EG - the prime minister sits in the fourth seat on the right.
  • What they all do.
  • How they start the day off.

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork.

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: i am at the relational level.

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Glazing, moving water colors, shading with water colors.

My next step in visual art is: to know how to do them off by hart.

Here is a photo of my artwork:

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties.

Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties.

I learnt how to Identify classes of two- and three-dimensional shapes by their geometric properties.

Nothing was challenging apart from the last one which was that we had to make a net for a pyroxene crystal.

This is what mine turned out like..

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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 Levi and we decided to create… An water fliter.

Here is a what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:  
A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?
To work
So it works and not a waste of money and it works multiple times.
To look good
So it suits with your style in your home
So it actually produces clean water and people can drink it and they do not get sick.
Small ish
So its not to big but not to small so it doesn’t take too much space.
So it works with your style and looks good. And it blends in with all of your home

Overall our project met not meet this criteria because... It met the criteria but it was a FAIL!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My progress so far in CARE.

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is:  silver

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is: Active thinking          because: thats what im doing best in.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:  Respect            because: thats what im not doing best in.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: be aware of others.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: relational            because: that's where i am at.





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.

Friday, September 2, 2016

The water cycle

The water cycle describes how earth’s water is not only changing forms but also moving on,
above and in the earth. This process is always happening all the time all around us.

Evaporation is When water on earth eg: lakes, rivers and the ocean is heated by the sun then from liquid to gas, and the hotter it is the more evaporation happens. Evaporation is happening around us and we can't see it. After the water has finished evaporating then it starts to condense.

When the water vapor has risen into sky then it cools significantly when it comes into contact with the cooler found up higher. If the water vapor cools to anything above zero degrees centigrade, it will condense as water. If perspiration occurs in conditions which are particularly cold or have very low air pressure then these water droplets can freeze. After precipitation it starts to fall and turn into runoff.

After the water has fallen and the soil has became saturated or the snow has melted the water follows gravity and falls down any hills. The direction in which the water is known as streamflow. When more snow falls then evaporation or sublimates will compact densely to form what are know as ice caps. Due to the amount of water stored in snow or ice sudden increase or heat can lead to flooding.

The water cycle is an continues cycle and it never started and it never ends.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Adverbial Clauses.

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 11.04.56 am.png

For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning… pretty easy because… i had learnt it before and i remembered how to do it.

In this activity, I had to... put the fix the sentence so it sounds better.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Term 2 Te Reo Reflection




Extended Abstract
I can say 1-5 words about celebrations in te Reo Maori.  
With help, I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations, using te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer several questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori.
I can ask and answer a range of questions about celebrations,using Te Reo Maori. I can teach others these questions and answers.

In Te Reo this term I have been learning about using vocabulary around food (Kai) and celebrations (Ngā hākari)

Here are some sentences, with english translation in brackets, that I can say confidently (list 3-4)

He rā whānau ki a koe He rā whānau ki a koe He rā whānau ki a .......... He rā whānau ki a koe.

A happy birthday to you

A happy birthday to ...... A happy birthday to you.

He pai ki a koe te/ nga ______? Do you like ______? Kāore e pai ki ahau te/ nga___ . I don’t like______. Ae, he pai ki ahau te/ nga_______. I like________.

 Question: He aha te mea pai, ki a koe kei to pāti? (What do you like about your party?) Answer: He mea pai ki ahau te/nga__________ (insert what you like here.) I like ______(objects from your kupu list)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


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

Melody- Combined elements of phrases.

Harmony- a constant orderly or pleasing arrangement

Rhythm- slow or fast

Timbre- background music

Form- How the song is put together.

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… (list them below and explain what they are)

Here is an example of my learning.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Student led conference reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: was showing my mum.
What went well and why? everything that I produced.
What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? Answering some of the questions that were thrown at me.
What changes would you make for next time and why? My reading because I could of added more but I didn't.

Monday, June 6, 2016

I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

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 it's got nothing in it.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
the silver stripes because there really bright at night.
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
there reflexs aren't that quick.
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandeloin? Why?
a vine because it's coming out of itself.
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
the olympics because it happens more often.

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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?
Vulnerable to be seen
Void is empty so wherever you go there will be space.

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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.
When i shot from half way and got it in, i celebrated and it felt good, in Football at Lunch time so that was seldom.

Friday, May 27, 2016

My Short Story.

For this piece of writing I have been focusing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to: -

  • use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)
  • use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)

The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal

My Story...

Shots fired from a machine gun, smashing against the brick wall behind him, before he could even move, he got shot over 1000 times in the back of the head. He succumbs. Alex smashes down his Xbox controller in an angry rage.

He is in Liberia, in his bedroom, his curtains are closed, and he's alone, looking at the television intensely.  If he lost this game of Call of Duty Black Ops 3 online, that would mean that he had lost a bet to this random guy that he's playing.

The bet was that if he lost he would have to jump into the lake that is closest to his house naked, so that is why he got so angry when he died in the game. To make matters worse, it was the middle of winter, and to make it even WORSE, that he didn't know, that it was (INFECTED WITH EBOLA!). He's concentrating 100%, on killing everyone and winning the whole entire game, and to make things even worse is that is girlfriend knows about the bet and if he loses she will break up with him (which... by the way she is 21 and he is 8½ and he met her online, he has faked his age and photo plus she hasn't even met him) and the other guys username is pickl3boy2256 and he is one of the highest ranks that you can get and Alex is near the highest but not there yet..

There goes a kill, then another one, but pickl3boy2256 is still 13 kills ahead, so he's gonna try twice as hard, but he's trying to hard, so he keeps dieing he’s trying different tactics. 5 mins till the game is over. He’s rushing but he die’s again, he's watching the time go down. he’s back up. There goes a headshot. Then he dies again, he's changing his tactics, so he changes from a sniper to a smg. He's got a 3 kill streak, but the time ran out it's loading the game has finished here comes the leaderboard i don't want to look the scoreboard comes up. Pickl3boy2256 has 53 kills and alex has 52 kills. He smashes his controller on the wall really hard and it shatters and there's a massive controler dent in the wall he's not happy, but pickl3boy2256 is so relieved that he didn't have to jump into the lake naked.    

So here he is, he has a towel around him, he's about to jump into this slimy oozing green lake, that is just 21 minutes away from his house. His mom isnt home, so she doesn't even know about it unfortunately he has to be quick, he counts himself down 3,2,1 go! SPLASH! He turned green straight away from the slime that was in the lake. Then he quickly jumps out, his whole body is Green and all slimy he said to himself “Jeez I wish I didn't do this now!” he gets home. Then a week passed and that whole week he felt these symptoms, Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea(and it was bloody), red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and a cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, bleeding usually from the eyes and bruising. So his mum decided to take him to the doctor to see what was wrong with him so they are on there way to going there and on the radio there was and alert the person said alert alert there is a ebola BREAK OUT these are the symptoms… and they are the same symptoms as what he has been having. His mum starts getting worried she is shaking sooooooooooo much and Alex see’s her shaking he asks “mom what's wrong?” she says “nothing dear i'm just cold.Alex says “JEEZ!!! Mom you must be Very cold.”  “I am darling, I am.We’re there she runs inside and they come sprinting out to get him but they said he's had it too long and won't survive and they put a time on it they said the time that he has remaining is 2 days and they said that he has to stay here so then she stays with him but they had to stay in different rooms but that night she starts bleeding from the eyes and she couldn't sleep that whole night but

In the morning the nurse comes up to her and it wasn't good news the news was that he had died at 3 am in the morning and she Breaks out in tears she can't believe it, a week later there is a funeral for him and all his friends’ and everyone came.