Monday, 21 August 2017

Reading - Text Composition

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

Here is a link to our online modelling book Modelling book

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

Defining parts of a speech
Types of sentences
Analyzing paragraph construction
Explaining the relationship between components of texts.
Complex text analysis

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. 

Operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

In Maths we have been learning to: Understand operations using fractions, percentages, decimals and integers.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

Include screenshots for all 6 IXL activities that you have completed.

Extended Abstract assessment task - Link your Lazer Blazer task here. Include links to the answer sheet and the activity sheet.
Lazer Blazer activity sheet
Lazer Blade answer sheet.

Something that challenged me during this unit of learning was remembering the formulas for each of the IXL activities because I would always get mixed up in remembering them.

My next step is to continue to apply these strategies to real life/ problem solving situations.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Visual Art # 10 ( excellence )

Today was our first session for Visual art.We started off by talking about the types of art and looking at Claude Monet.After, we started to work on a slide looking at the different conventions of art some of them are: symmetry,Balance,proportion, and surface texture.Then we did some more research on Claude Monet's art work.Once, we were done we were allowed to use chalk pastels. ( which are the thing we will use for our final project and practice with) We watched a video where we had to practice the different techniques my favorite one of them was feathering and blending as I liked how they looked with the different colors. A picture we found of Claude Monet called luncheon on the  grass  we compared to another artist  called Edouard Monet.
Here are the two pictures of each of them:


Friday, 28 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review ( Maze Runner )

This story is about a group of boys, trapped in a maze with a task of trying to solve it to get out of there .They live in a glade.A place were they are safe from what lays in the maze.They are given supplies to survive on and each person has a job: cooks, gardeners ,animal care/slaughter, cleaning people and the most important the runners who every day go out into the maze in hope of trying to find out Thomas a boy who arrives has a funny feeling he has been here before; but soon settles in.But not long after a girl named Teresa comes and everything changes.
This is a really good book and full of mystery and fantasy.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

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.

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

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Excellence #9 basketball.

Today It was the last day of school for this term (Friday).The teachers versed the yr 7/8 basketball.All of us practiced at  morning tea  and then at around 12:00 firstly, the Monday team went on; which I am not in.We had to roll on subs so when ever someone wanted to go on then they would go on or if someone got tired then they would come off and someone would go on for them.After a while, at around 12:15 the Friday team went on (which was me) But I was not on for the fist part but I did get to go on after, a bit.The teachers were winning by a quite a bit Mr Si got most of the shots in and he got quite a few half courts.Along with Mr Si, Mr Hillary, Mr Brown, Mr Ladbrook,Mr Rule, Mr Mc Avan, Ms Nichols,Mr Forman and a couple other teachers played.At one point I got really hurt in the eye because i fell down with the ball but my eye hit Mr Mc Avans knee.Overall this was a really fun game.

I think I showed community by playing by the rules and cheering for everyone.

Drama excellence # 8

Today for drama we filmed our production of a silent movie.As, Mr Muller was not here Mrs Casey filmed them for us.Today, because of the open day we had to do it at different times and fit everyone in and still let the people part of performances make it to their commitments. When, it was our turn we went over to rm 20 and Mrs Casey filmed us.But before that we got to practice which was very useful as it gave us a idea on how much space we have and was just a good rehearsal.While we were filming we had some difficulties because personally the space was a lot smaller than we got told we had so the chase bit was a bit hard.Overall I think we did alright and that we all knew what to do something hat I think that could make it better would be if we used better facial expressions and not laughed as much but other than that I think we did alright.

I think I showed Excellence by trying my best and just doing it.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Excellence home leaning #5

For this home learning challenge I decided to do R8 Research food from another culture. Prepare a dish from this culture and serve it to your family.
I decided to research about the Japanese culture because I knew very little about it .

Here is a couple of facts about this culture:

1.. Japanese cuisine is one of only three national food traditions recognized by the UN for its cultural significance

.2.The seafood industry is HUGE

3. Simplicity is key.

4. It is rude to leave a messy plate.

Here is a doc where I did some more research:Research doc.

Here is a picture on the dish I decided to make: Sushi.


Blog Title: Term 2 Novel Study

 This term I have been reading and studying the novel See ya, Simon.

I found this novel Interesting because it was full of humor and sadness.This novel also had really good description making you feel like you were there ; as well as a good moral being appreciating the good things in life while you can and acceptance and friendship.Another part I like was you wanted to keep reading because you wanted to find out what happens.
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 summarize 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 (specialized vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  _______/10 9 and I would / would not (highlight in green the one that applies to you)  recommend it to others to read because it is aimed at young adults and is a really good book about kids our age ( 12/13 and high school students.) And because it has a tons of humorous parts as well as sad parts.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Technology ( Excellence #5 )

This week for Technology I was in Design and Textile. Today, we were prototyping; but before that we had to complete a sheet about stakeholders and a planning sheet.Once, we started prototyping I decided to make a Texture book for my younger sister this was very fun as we had different materials and we could get a idea of the outcome.But before that we were on tinker cad which is a 3D printing website we can use to design things we want to print.We had to design a Dice with dots or numbers on it I decided to do with numbers.Once we did we prototype, when prototyping we had to fill out this sheet on how/why this could solve our problem/need.I personally enjoyed prototyping as we could get creative and get a picture of what we are doing and most importantly if it works and if it suits it's purpose.Once we were done we lined till the teachers came and then waited for all the other groups to come and finally, we went back to school.

I think I showed Respect by being quiet on the bus and listening to my teacher in design and textiles. 

Term 2 arts Drama.

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 trying to express what we trying to say because we were not allowed to talk.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1.  Getting to make up a story and over act.
  2.  Using different facial expressions to express what we are trying to say.

The story that my group told silently was .... It was about a chase which was for all of us.Our group decided the chase was going to be on a toy being stolen,and about three sisters.

Overall I think my group worked Very well, because, everyone in our group agreed and we all communicated and practiced well without mucking about.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Construct and describe simple loci.

W.A.L.T : Construct and describe simple loci

I found trying to remember the formula for each of the questions e.g what is the area if the radius is 2.
I learnt: how to find the area and circumference for a circle and how to/the formula.

Here is a link to my Extended abstract task :Here is a link to my extended abstract task and Here is a link to my relational task where I had to compare circumference and areas working out.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Student led conference 2017.

C.V. Blog Post Template

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 Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

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

  1. It has very formal and neat so that, your employs will predict you are a very organised and self managed; which will make them want to employee you.

  1.  Having experience is very useful as it can give you a lot of skills.

  1. Make sure your spelling and grammar correctly and include all your personal, useful and secondary training experiences. 

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae. Here is a link to my C.V

Monday, 12 June 2017

Te Hapua Excellence. # 3

This week everyone class in the year 7/8 hub moved to a new group for either Te Hapua,Buddy program or garden to table.I was In term 1 Buddy program and have now moved to Te Hapua;in Te Hapua we learn about robotics and coding.We get divided in to two groups and for four weeks each we stars by either going to coding or robotics and then switch around.My first four weeks is going to be in coding.At first I thought that coding was going to be very boring and hard to do.But as I learnt more and more,I found it quite interesting for the first week we had to make a small digital presentation were we had to make it so it told people about us and our hobbies.The website we used to make this is a coding website called Scratch.I really enjoyed it although I did fid it a little bit difficult as I am not very good with computer related stuff.

The care value I showed was Respect as I  respected our teacher who was Helen who is going to be teaching us for the remaining three weeks

Peer mediation #3

This week for peer mediation Milan,Andrei and I had our duty on the second half of Wednesday lunch.We had to change our days as My class (room 27 ) had Te Hapua every Friday which was my original day I was normally on.This week only Milan and I did it because Andrei did not show up; we got our vest and lanyards from the previous group and started to walk around.We mostly try walk near the junior area because, it is a area where we mostly get our problem and we barely get any around the kauri area.We got pretty much no problems to deal with but just got the odd couple of kids asking us to solve a problem like someone saying that this person is behind the classrooms and it was easy as saying just not to go there.

This week I showed TRUSTWORTHY because I showed up on time for my duty and did it,this shows trustworthiness as the teachers trust us to do our duty.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Term 1 book review.

                                                      TIME RIDERS

Time riders is a very adventurous yet thrilling book its a book about three different people: Liam o´connor,Sal Vikram and Maddy carter.Just befor death in 3 different times just seconds before a man named Foster approches them and says take my hand if you do not want to die but you want live all three of them take his hand but will they survive the madness of trying to change bad history to better/safer history.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

My favorite book for term 1.

                    Cross my heart and hope to live.

This is a story about a 15 year old  girl Nicole  who is determined to fight against  the Nazis who have invaded Belgium [where she lives.She joins a resistance group fighting against the Nazis every time on a mission she knows this could be her last day/night she also try's to keep this to herself and and hide it from her mum.Nicole goes through lots of mission with bombing the Nazis and getting information but when she is caught will she be able to survive the nasty camps her best best friend when to or not. 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Home learning excellence #3

For this home learning challenge I chose R9  Offer to help around home without being asked. 15 times. Document what you have done. completed this challenge over the course of 1 week for a variety of things.Here is my doc.
my doc to were I recorded my evidince.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Evaluate statistical investigations or probability activities

In Maths we have been learning to:

  • Evaluate statistical investigations or probability activities undertaken by others including data collection methods, choice of methods and validity of findings.

Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

A part of this learning that I found challenging was The extend Abstract task as It took me a while to understand some of the questions. But overall I find it was not to difficult,The only thing I did not understand was firstly explaining the how the statistics quoted against the raw data.But overall I think the IXL activities were really helpful.

My next step is to continue to apply this knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Current events term 1

Current Events Term 1

In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.

My favourite topic was The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.because we could think creatively put our ideas forward and think about something were we don't have any restrictions e.g design a mall.So that is why this was my favourite.

Here is the Link the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are

  • Year 9/10
    • As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Monday, 10 April 2017

Visual language.

Term 1 novel study.

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Dragon keeper by Carol Wilkinson.

I found that this novel was really gripping as it had quite a lot of cliff hangers and it was a book that you at a time just don't want to finish as it is really good and has a lot of proverbs like all answers all answers lie beyond the gate of experience.

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

National Standard this covers
  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
    • I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Excellence 2 Leadership

This week we had tech like every week we always have it on a Thursday.I am now in the science group wich is our second group for the year our teacher is Mr Ruseon.I am really looking forward to this pentad as I really like science and overall learning about how science works.Unfortunately It had been raining the whole week and it ws also today.his made morning tea at tech really hard as we only got to go just outside our classroom and only got some fresh air but it was better than nothing.I think this made it hard as people were full of energy but were not able to let there energy out wich made them a little energetic for class but other wise was pretty fun.We just chose the element of the day rb wich is the sybol for rubidium.Rubidium is a really powerfull solid.

Overall I think I showed respect as I was really resoectfull to the teacher.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Excellence home learning #2

For this home learning challeng I chose C3 and I taught my sister Hiba how to use Canva we made a Birthday cards my sister,the  name Bob I  made up but the age was refering to my brother as he will be 3 soon.Here is a snapshot of the card we made.

leadership excellence #1.

This thursday as per usual I had Technology except this week there were no Year 7s exept the people who did not go. Wich means while going there the bus was  not only more emptier but alot quiter.
Whiles going there we Mrs Stinston but on the way back she was not on our bus but on bus 2 as I am on bus 1.while going there it was alright but when coming back as Mrs stinson was not on our bus was a little bit noisy but not to noisy because the bus driver did not have to stop or remind us about our noise level.Overall at technoly it was also really fun I am In the  design and texttiles group I made a Apron which had a base whith colorfull sheep and my name printed on it as well which in my opinion made it look more profesional and better.This was our last week in each of our pentades.
I am really looking forward to our next session  tech as it is the higlight of my week.

The care value I showed was Active thinkig because I came up with the design by myself abou the apron and adding my name to my apron.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Home learning excellence #1

For this home learning project I decided to choose one from respect R6
here is the doc where I compare China and Pakistan.
link to doc.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Excellence Peer mediation #1.

Today as per usual on a Friday I had Peer mediation.But as the year 7s were away,since Wendesday for the peer mediation to still run I decided to put the year 8s that were here in groups whith other year 8s.Unfortunately there was only one half of lunch for each day,as it is normally on the whole lunch.But to make the groups all i did is who ever was on the day e.g thursday all the year 8s on that day would go together.Personally I thought that people were not taking there job seriously as bearley no was doing there duty.I did discuss this with Mrs Stinston so she was aware.As for my duty I went Whith Hailey who was on the first half unlike me as I am on the second half.we started by goig around the junior where everything seemed fine so we went to the field we only came across one problem wich was as easy as saying "how would you feel as if it was you."In my opinion using this sentence really helps solving whith kids who will not let other kids play.We then just had a quick walk around room 10 and 11 and headed back to the junior area and ended there and came back.It was a really quite lunch.i ended off by playing a game of basketball.

I think I showed Excellence by just doing the right thing and to my best.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Home learning challenge #5

For this challenge I did research  career that you are intrested in.E6

here is the link to my doc where I presented my findings/research.doc

Wednesday, 22 March 2017



compare and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.
calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.
calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and ratios.
activity 1
activity 2

My next step is to continue to apply my knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017




Peer mediation merit 5

Today as per usual on a Friday second half of lunch I had peer mediation.Maxim,Shivanah and I started off by going to the junior area as we get most of our problems from there.So when we got there we did not get any problems for a while so we  went to the field were we only got two pproblems wcich involved a disagreement unfortunately, we recieved the problem when the  lunch bell  was just about to go so we tryed to solve it but as we got to no more about the problem we realised it involved violince so we told them we were not alowed to solve it and that they should tell there teacher as peer mediators are not allowed to deal whith problems that involve vioince as we waked back the two kids that had the confict seemed fine whiles walking back so we did not really think we had to keep trying to solve the prolem.

Something I found slightly hard was tryng keep other kids away from us trying to hear the stry or we keep having other kids just coming in to ask us what hapeened and It gets really fustrating because we have to spend more time telling people to go away than solving the proble so I think I showed the respect care value by being respectfull when telling the kids to go away.

Games with minimal or no equipment.

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
Tag games e.g Indian tag,octopus and invisible tag.And some games that involve large groups like catch the dragons tail.mostly cones and balls.
and things similar to cones e.g flags.
so if in case we don't have any equipment you still have lots of games to play so your always involved.

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are like P.E overall and I listened to the rules.because………..I just like P.E and listening to the rules helps you play fairly.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are…….  Because…………… is trying to think of other;different ways to play a game.

Leadership article

In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and semi-colon. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

I will show theese Leadership by firstly,showing up to my duty on time to demonstrate trustworthiness and show resilience by not giving up and last but not least!;to show active thinking by using multiple strategies.


Showing active thinking is very Important.Bill Gates really showed active thinking by.When something would go wrong [not according to plan] he would think to make it better and overall he came up with the idea of Microsoft.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Leadership 5 Buddy program.

Today Brook and I had buddy program along with the other half of our class.We first started by being put in to group whit about six or seven year ones.In our first,group we had all boys which personally I think is the group that overall listened the best.After,introducing ourselves and asked them to introduce themselves we started to play color tag once we thought,that it got a little bit boring we played a color and shapes game.Once,time was up we arranged the boys into a line and sent them off.When we got our next group we just explained the rules and played the color and shapes then we played tricky tag because the kids insisted.Finally we got our last group of kids we decided to play catch the dragons tail and cat and mouse after a while,time was up.Overall this was really fun and I also think the kids enjoyed it because we ran games that we assumed they had not played befor or we added a twist.

CARE VALUE I SHOWED WAS:Active thinking because we played a range of games and used out time wisely.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Recall commonly used fraction, decimals and percentage conversions

In Maths we have been learning:
  • To convert between fractions, decimals , percentages and vice versa.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  
(include screenshots of ALL of  the IXL activities that you have completed)

Here are some images to show the book work I have done. ( Use the ipad to take photos of your book work)

My next learning step in Maths is .... to try remember them off by heart and solve more complicated equations with ease.