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 focused 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.
doing things correctly
welcoming people onto your land
Tangata whenua
people who are connected to the marae
people who come to the marae
its is a home base 
relationships and family
caring for people when the come
love and 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……... experiencing it so i learn more.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

sashas peer mediation blog post 5 merit

yesterday Emma and i  went on our peer mediation Emma did not come so i had to go and get her. there were many problems to solve two of them were about kids dismantling each others sand castles. Also there was one about a five year old not having a girlfriend and i had to explain to him he was to young, them Mr. Watkins came along and said to him "A handsome boy like you will have lots of girlfriends when your older you don't need to worry about not having one" and with that i could not keep a straight face.

i think i showed active thinking by knowing to stay calm and explain he was to young.

Friday, 23 September 2016

drama this term term 3

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

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are, knowing what to say straight away.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at never say no because i always end up killing the scene.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was the host game because it was funny acting out the quirks and seeing other people doing them.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was never say no because sometimes i said no and it killed the scene.

My favorite improvisation game was the host game because it was funny acting out the quirks and seeing other people doing them.

My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is no to say no because I said so quite a lot then it killed the scene

Friday, 16 September 2016

koru games

in koru games the activity i did was football.
two highlights of koru games was seeing other schools cause i learnt new skills by watching them and also playing it with the team because i learnt more about them.
i am proud of playing koru games because i gave it my best.
next year i want to do football again because i enjoyed it.

Friday, 9 September 2016

CARE update

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:classroom/learning areas/EOTC           because: that's the one i got most ticks in

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: toilets              because: i got no ticks in that one

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Resilient, active thinking, goal focused, Integrity, trustworthy, motivational.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational            because: i have already gotten my bronze and almost my silver.





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.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

water cycle information report

The Water Cycle

The water cycle is a never ending process between land, sea and the atmosphere. The water changes into liquids, gases and solids throughout the process. There are 5 processes  throughout this process they are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and


One of the steps from the cycle is Evaporation, Evaporation is where the sun heats up the all the lakes, rivers and ocean. This is an invisible process that turns ice and liquids into gas Also the hotter the sun the quicker this would happen so you can thank the sun for all these rainy days. But for this part of the water cycle  to work the water from the earth's surface needs to go back up into the sky to come back pouring down again. After the water from the earth floats up and turns into a gas the gas will turn into a cloud which is called condensation.


Condensation and precipitation is the 2nd and 3rd steps of the recycled progress which contains clouds and water. Condensation is where the water vapor gas turns into water and mixes with dust to form a cloud.
Once the cloud is heavy enough and can't hold anymore water some water from the cloud will fall (that is called precipitation.) There are other types of precipitation like: snow and hail but it depends on how cold it is for it to snow and hail. once it rains the water has to go somewhere and most of it goes back into the the ocean or rivers and lakes and some of the time it does a runoff down a hill back into lakes, rivers or the ocean.


How else is water meant to get back into the ocean to do this cycle all over again well it runs down off a hill back into the ocean or the lakes and rivers. Some of the water soaks into the ground to create ground water and it also goes into your garden to help your crops go. The way water moves underground ids either sideways or downwards and eventually goes through the vents back into the rivers, lakes and ocean.

In conclusion the water cycle is an invisible never ending progress.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging was how to tell the difference between verbs nouns and adjectives

Something new I learnt was what verbs nouns and adjectives was

Sunday, 14 August 2016

merit librarian blog post #3

merit librarian blog post #3 

On Friday Alex M and I did librarian. First we put all the books away and while we were doing that this year 1 named Jamie wanted to help but he could not. so i got him to go do something else so i could do my job. And after that  we waited for Mrs Ward to finish what she was doing so we could sit at the desk and  wait for returns and people who want to get books out.

I think the value i showed was  goal focused because when Jamie wanted to help i got him interested in something else so i could do my job. 

peer mediation blog post 4 merit

merit peer mediation blog post #4  
on Wednesday at the 2nd half of lunch Emma and I did peer mediation. once again there were no problems to solve, but we did give out lots of pozies to some people who were including others and showing the care values. Also at the start it was hard to find pozies so Emma and I went to some duty teachers and got some pozies.

I think the value i showed was active thinking because when we could not find any pozies  we thought to go to a duty teacher.

Friday, 8 July 2016

te reo reflection term 2

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).

  1. he pai ke a koe nga/ te aporo? (do you like apples?)
  2. He pai ki ahau ngā/te āporo. - ( I like apples/apple )
  3. Kaore He pai ki ahau ngā/te āporo ( I don’t like apples )

Thursday, 30 June 2016

student led conference

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: my parents asking a lot of questions because when they did i knew they were interested

What went well and why? seeing my parents smile when I told them about my learning which showed me they were proud

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
the challenges I faced was the internet being very slow

What changes would you make for next time and why? maybe explain it a bit better so they understand what I mean better

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Visual art

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: extended abstract because I used all of the techniques and did a range of colours.
the techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were:shading ,moving colours and glazing

Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: to use more shading so it looks more 3D

Monday, 6 June 2016

reading assesment week 5

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 a void is not messy because it is an empty space which has nothing in it so it could not be messy.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
White because the moon is white and that is light we get at night
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because children have a lot of energy and elderly
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
vine because the tangle up and get connected most of the time
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?

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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?
You will know when you see it eg: if you see a person hurt they might be crying or you will be able to see the light or the thing that is shining
There could be voids in between the interconnected 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.
I saw something seldom which was a pelican bird in Austrailia attacking my mum