Monday, 22 May 2017

Home learning 5

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San FranciscoCaliforniaUnited States.[2] The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963.[5]Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Native Americans from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became part of a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Today, the island's facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; it is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf, San FranciscoHornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.
It is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly western gullscormorants, and egrets). According to a 1971 documentary on the history of Alcatraz, the island measures 1,675 feet (511 m) by 590 feet (180 m) and is 135 feet (41 m) at highest point during mean tide.[6] However, the total area of the island is reported to be 22 acres (8.9 ha).[2]

5 leadership merit other

This week in garden to table I put the spilt bark back in the playgrounds.I also did kapa Haka and we sang waiatas and did the haka.Imshould the care values by trying my best,listening to the teachers and respecting the Maori culture.

Friday, 12 May 2017

5 leadership merit key

This week I put the Holland/Netherlands and south Africa flag because it was their national day.I showed my care values by respecting others culture and putting the flag up

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Review of Term 1 Books


This story is about a boy named August and he has a decease which made his face weird.He goes to the doctors and has many surgeries.After some days his parents decide that he will go to school.August is scared that people would make fun of his face.When he goes to school some kids are nice and some look at him in a weird and nasty way.He eventually gets used to it and you will never guess the ending its wonderful."August is really a Wonder"

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

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.

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?
Sneak up granny
Tag games
Duck duck goose
Captains coming
Hunger games
Capture the flag
Bibs or bands
we can play them anywhere
little time to setup
can be modified to suit the age and skill of players
they are fast paced and you can play a lot of games in one session.

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are trying my best and being focused because usually I don't try my best.

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are listen properly Because sometimes I miss out on what the teacher is saying.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Use factors multiples and powers, including square roots.

In Maths we have been learning:
  • Divisibility rules up to 10.
  • Simple powers to 10.
  • Square roots of perfect squares.
  • Common factors of numbers to 100, including highest common factor.
  • Least common multiples of numbers to 100.

Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  

My next learning step in Maths is to improve on my basic facts.

Monday, 27 February 2017

3. leadership (other merit)

We had gardening club this week and we are almost finished and I also helped Mr Mcaeven.I showed my care values by helping Mr Mcaeven with helping him setup for the garden show.

3.Leadership (merit key role)

We had a meeting in which we had to make our own goals to be a good student leader.Today I also put the put the flag up.I also helped out Miss Ward for the ESOL meeting today.I showed my care values by helping Miss Ward for the ESOL meeting.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

2. Home learning challenge

This is my home learning challenge to make a christchurch tourist iterniary  

8:00 am                Visit to Hagley Park

Things to see: Avon River, Botanical Garden, Museum, Rose Garden, guided tour of the garden on a caterpillar, coffee and snacks at Café

Costs: No fee except expenses for food and coffee at the Café

Transport: Public transport available

11:00 am             Tour of the Central City on Tram

Things to see: Container market or Start Mall, Cathedral square, Queen Victoria statue, penguin wall, Bridge of remembrance.

Costs: $25

Note: A tourist can drop down at several stops, roam around, eat, shop and then catch the next train.

2:00 pm               Punting in Avon River

Things to see: Ducks, scoots, trout, eel, Christchurch hospital

Costs: $28

3:00 pm               Mona Vale Park

Things to see: Homestead hall, pond and flowers

Costs: No fee

Note: Botanic Garden, Museum, Tram, Punting, Mona Vale Park are all in the same vicinity and no transport is required.

4:00 pm               Westfield Riccarton Shopping Mall

Things to see: Shops, cinema, grocery, food court

Note: On weekdays and Sunday, mall closes at 6:00 pm. On Saturday, mall closes at 9:00 pm.



9:00 am                Deans Bush

Things to see: Native trees and shrubs, old house of Deans’ family, weekend market

Costs: No entry fee

12:00 pm           Sumner Beach

Things to see: Beach, surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, fish and chips, restaurants

5:00 pm             Dinner at Sumner

Things to eat: fish and chips, pizza hut, subway and local café.


9:00 am                Victoria park

Things to see: park, good view of Christchurch site, lots of trails 

Cost: no entry fee                                          

12:00 pm              Sign of kiwi

Things to see: view of the Christchurch city, lyttelton harbour, Tracking

Cost: No entry fee

 2:00 pm                Gondola cable cars

Things to see: souvenir, view of port hills, binoculars, view of lyttelton harbour

Cost: $28

5:00 pm                  Dinner at a restaurant

Things to eat: pizza, burger, chips, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Asian etc.


9:00 am                 Taylor mistake beach

Things to see: beach, surfing, kayaking, playground, trails, mussels, fishing

Cost: No entry fees

12:00 pm                Groynes Park

Things to see: playgrounds, river, kayaking, paddle boating, waterfall

Cost: No entry fee

3:00 pm                  Dinner at restaurant

Things to eat: pizza, burger, chips, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Asian etc.

2.Leadership (other merit)

On Tuesday or Wednesday I had Garden Club and we had important work to do.We had to put some plants in disposible coffee cups and all of it was for the garden show.First we punched holes at the bottom of the holes with pins.Next we put durt in it and than we put the plants in it.There were a total of 500 plants.250 red ones and 250 white ones.The colours were choosen to match the candy cane as it is for the garden show.I showed my care values by helping Mr Mcaveen.

2.Leadership (key role merit)

From Tuesday to Friday Sasha and I put the flag up and down everyday.We did our duties on time.There was also a ESOL meeting in the staff room and I helped alot.I set up the chairs,put some cups up and grated cheese on some crackers and greeted the parents who came.Sasha and I intoduced ourselves as the cultural ammbasseder of 2017.On Friday it was Japans national day and I put the Japanese flag up and because Sasha was not there today I had to put the flag down.I showed the care values by respecting the Japanese flag even though it is different than the New Zealand flag.

1. Home learning challenge R4.

These are the six phrases I learnt in Spanish.The accent is different and the pronouncement is different.

Friday, 3 February 2017

1.leadership (other merit)

I have joined the garden club and we go on every Monday.This week we went on Thursday.On Thursday we put the barrels outside the junior classes.I have shown my care values by helping Mr.Mcavean around the school.There is also tech next week and cooking is the thing I am most looking forward to.

1.leadership (key role merit)

Today I put down the Sri Lankan flag and Sasha put the flag up.I showed the care values by respecting the flag and trying not to make it touch the ground or someone's feet.We even had a meeting with Mr.Ladbrook and we found out about our job description.We even met Miss.Smith who is our cultural teacher.On the third or fourth week we are introducing multicultural week and I am looking forward to it.