Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Abandon Ship


I found this novel interesting because I learnt about glandular fever and the Wahine disaster.


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 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)

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 favorite topic was The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council because It was a good idea and I like skate parks.


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant)
  • 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

visual art term 1

4.leadership merit (other)

This week I did garden club and I helped Mr. Mcaven in putting stuff away the gardening tools,seeds,poison and other things like that.I showed my care values by helping Mr. Mcaven and respecting him.I also did Kapa Haka and we sing some songs and do the actions in them.I showed my care values by respecting the Maori culture.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

4. leadership merit (key role)

As always I put the flag up or down.I find it easy.Mrs Ward hasn't asked for help in days.It was Saint Patrick in this week and I put the Irish flag up.There hasn't been any ESOL meeting  and its kind of boring on doing the flag and nothing else.Otherwise I am doing my job perfectly.I have been showing my care values by being honest and fair to Sasha and the teachers.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

writing - 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.

Trustworthy, one of the leadership traits.It means that you can be relied upon to do what is needed or right ; Sir Edmond Hillary was trustworthy because everyone trusted him to climb till the peak of mount Everest.This trait is important to my role so teachers can trust me to do the flag (up and down) and run the multicultural week assembly.I am gonna demonstrate this trait by making sure the flag is up or down and try my best in the multicultural week assembly and other events.To be trust worthy you need to be honest and fair. good linking