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kapa haka excellence #10 2017

Today at kapa haka we firstly went into the hall foyer and took of our shoes and put them on the chair. Next we went into the hall and lined up into our performance lines and started off singing ka waiata. After that we sang a new song and found out we need four kaia to talk during the song saying stuff like "hello this is our second song" and stuff but in Maori. Natasha and I put our hands up and now we sing in the song solo! I showed respect by listening to Matua rihari.  I showed leadership by getting involved and being the new kaia.

Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Have you voted yet? National party is an obvious pick its very business oriented. I really do believe that New Zealand is going fine having National so my opinion is to keep National in govern. For example, I know that there are to many workplace injuries and deaths. I am aware that they are going to fund private and public tertiary educations on an equal basis. Another great policy, People have firearms in their cars and houses that they are not allowed to. As you know what party I like lets go over the first policy for National and this is a very good reason to vote for National.

National has created a policy to implement new measures to reduce workplace death and injury
National believes that people should be safe from injury and death at work.  They want to put in new ideas so that people don't hurt them self they want to reduce death and injury by ¼ by 2020. I believe this is a good policy because it means that…

koru games

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Koru Games Reflection
In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was vollyball
Our team won 6 games and lost 3 but we worked really well as a team and kept the motivation going throughout the whole three days overall we go 6th out of 24 teams.
I found the experience to be very fun and enjoyable because we made a lot of good memories and had some good banter with some of the other schools
In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is relational because I respond positively to the needs of others
For Teamwork; my solo level is relational because participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.


Individuals and groups I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students

formal letter

In Writing we have been learning to: Write a formal letter.

We have followed the writing process and have planned and drafted a formal letter.

Here is a link to our online Modelling book. This shows the process that we have followed.

Here is the letter that I have written Here is my reflection on the letter writing that we have done.

One thing that I found challenging about writing formal letters was figuring out where to start and trying to keep the letter going so that its as long as its meant to be.

My next step is: look for more opportunities to put my letter writing knowledge into practice in the future.

The cultural narrative of the Southwest Zone (assessment)

kapa haka excellence #9 2017

Today at kapa haka we started off by singing aotearoa after that we sang tai tapu, I think we sang this quite well but we could have sang it better. After that we sang ka waiata we sang this really well. After that we sang hallelujah we sing this song very well and I like this song a lot. Then we sang the song that we learnt a few weeks ago and we also practised the actions, I think we are doing really well at this song and I like it a lot.

 I showed leadership by singing with pride.

I showed respect by listening to what the teachers have to say.
For this home learning challenge I had to research an important person in new zealand history And I chose kate sheppard here is a google slide on her.

key leadership excellence #4

This week I was putting the flags away and me and natasha were saying that it would be helpful if the people that did the flags in the morning made sure that they were all done because then there isn't enough for everyone to put away and its not helpful that one of them is away getting fixed.


I showed respect by doing the flags every day.
I showed leadership by leaving some flags for others to do.

kapa haka #8 excellence 2017

Today we started as per usual with ka waiata we did sing as well as we normally do I think we could do better though well at least I hope so after that we sang some more  songs. Then we sung aotearoa without seeing the lyrics. After that we went over the lyrics to the song we learnt last week then we started learning the actions but it was very hard because we have to lean over to the side but people were leaning over to far and falling over then the boys have a part in the song but they sing it really quiet so matua got the girls to sing it and we sang it really well  but it is a boys part so they had to sing it .

I showed the community by going to kapa haka on time.
I showed leadership by being resilient to the kids that took ages to learn the actions.

home learning challenge #4 excellence

This is one of my home learning challenges for this I researched  on how social media affects us it was quite challenging for me as I had to look at a lot of sites to make sure the information was true.

Reading - Text Composition

In reading we have been learning to….
recognise 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

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:

Defining parts of speech
Types of sentences
Analyzing paragraph construction
Explain 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.

kapa haka #7 excellence 2017

today we started as per usual with ka waiata we did not sing as well as we normally do I think it was just a bad day well at least I hope so after that we sang some more warm up songs. Then we sung aotearoa without seeing the lyrics. After that we went over the lyrics to the song we learnt last week.

I showed the value of community by going to kapa haka on time.
I showed leadership by listening to the lyrics and following them carefully.

kapahaka #6 excellence

Today was kapa Haka and we started off by singing our main waiata which is Ka waiata. We sing this song with pride school and the  sings it lots of the time. We then sang the song that the teachers learnt when they went to the marae on the teacher only day  at the start of the term.after that we practiced haere mai ka waiata and all of the others then e started t learn a new song that only has two lines the just get repeated over and over .
 I showed community by listening to what the teachers had to say.
 I showed leadership by role modeling

kapahaka #5 excellence

Today was kapa Haka and we started off by singing our main waiata which is Ka waiata. We sing this song with pride because its one of our main songs and we all like it and it is kind of like our school song because all our school knows it and sings it lots of the time. We then sang a new song that the teachers learnt when they went to the marae on the teacher only day. We then practiced out actions to haerie mai and then we finished.

I showed respect by singing all the songs with pride.

I showed leadership by helping the younger kids remember the actions.

kapahaka #4 excellence cando

Today we did a performance in the assembly. I was quite nervous as I do not like performing in front of people let alone performing and being in the front row! it was very uncomfortable as I get muddled up when I do the actions the songs we did were ka waiata and hairemai after that we got asked if we would stay up the front and do tai tapu as I know the actions very well I did this no problem.

I showed excellence by going outside of my comfort zone.

I showed leadership by getting involved.

kapa haka #3 excellence 2017

Today I met with the kapa haka after morning tea and we got told that we were doing a performance that day but we were only doing two songs and they were Tai tapu and haerie mai in I was quite scared because i'm in the front row and i'm not very confident with the actions. We went over and over the actions until everyone knew them after that I thought that I knew them well.

I showed  respect by working on the actions.
I showed leadership by being quiet and role modeling to others.

Term 2 book review

The story is about a crazy tree house and two boys that live in it. Crazy things happen every day. The two boys names are Andy and terry they also have a friend called jill she owns every pet that you could think of she owns horses fish etc. In the tree house there is alot of different rooms they are and ice cream robot, a shark tank and a lot more. my opinion on this book is that this is a very interesting book and that i enjoyed this book very much.

You will have to read the book to find out more.

home learning challenge #3 2017 excellence

For this home learning challenge I learnt 6 new phrases in mandarin it was very challenging for me this is what I have said
Chinese
Nǐ hǎo wǒ de míngzì shì sū fēi wǒ shí'èr suì, wǒ yǒuyī zhǐ māo, liǎng zhī gǒu hé liùtiáo yú. Wǒ de àihào shì qūgùnqiú
wǒ zài 7/8 LM wǒ zài kowhai fángzi wǒ shì bā niánjí zài xiàngshù yuán xuéxiào.


English
Hello my name is sophie I am twelve years old, I have a cat, two dogs and six fish. My hobby is hockey
I am in 7/8 LM I am in kowhai house I am year eight at oaklands school.
 I had to present this to an audience    that was very hard as I don't like speaking publicly so I was very uncomfortable

visual arts

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This is my art work.
This is my google slide that I was working on.

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.

Describe Map One

Describe map Two

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

My student led confrence

This is my student led conference

Careers Education C.V. Writing

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:
That you don't have to do it about your work experience 
It has to be quite long 
 That you can to add skills that might not have to do with the job
Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.


kapa haka #2 excellence 2017

Today was kapa Haka. We firstly went and took our shoes off (as normal) and went to sit down on the hall floor ready to listen and learn new actions and songs! we found out that we are going to do a performance for our open afternoon we are going to open it we get to spend 15 mins doing it and we are going to do five songs. We then practiced more new words for a song there is a part that the boys were meant to sing and matua was going though it with them and none of them were singing it so he told us(the girls) to try and we did it really well so then he told them to try it again they sang it but just not as good as us . We then practiced Ka waiata because we all love and all sing in our classes.
I showed respect by trying the actions as best I could.
I showed leadership by showing good banter is good

home learning challenge #2 2017 exellence

For this home learning challenge I went to three high school open nights I went to riccarton,  hillmorton and lincoln. they were all options at the start but when I went to them I didn't think lincoln suited me so I won't be going there but I don't know what to do with riccarton and hillmorton I really like them both so if I don't get into riccarton it will make my decision way easier because then I wont have to decide the hillmorton one was at the night time the lincoln one was before the riccarton one in the afternoon and the riccarton one was at night time but for the riccarton one we had to book in to get a tou where as the others you didn't have to.
I showed leadership by knowing what my future will be.
I showed respect by not saying that lincoln high wasn't as good as the hillmorton to everyone else there its a good school but just doesn't suit me.

home learning challenge #1 2017 excellence

For this home learning challenge I did the 40 hour famine for this I did no internet it was quite hard because I am usually on my devise for the past time and to keep me  from being bored. I also use it for my blog posts and to catch up on any work I am running late on. I raised 20 dollars and I got that from my mum, dad and my brother.
I showed leadership by role modeling to others to help people in need.
I showed respect by respecting the people that don't have what we have and that are not very lucky.

key leadership role excellence #1 2017

Today the leaders had a meeting in our classroom through morning tea, we usually have meetings just through our eating time (we eat in the meeting still). We mainly talked about the trip we are going on to the city council in a couple weeks and I am very excited about going on the trip because only the leaders are going and it sounds like it will be really fun we are going to go on a public bus to get there! I showed respect by listening to some suggestions of what we are going to eat and outting in my own. I showed leadership by respecting everyones opinion

kapa haka excellence #1 2017

On Friday we had kapa Haka and we meet as a group every Friday in the hall to practice our performances and songs and actions. We started of by taking off our shoes and putting them in the hall and then going and sitting down in our performance lines in the hall quietly but some of the younger kids were quite loud. after that we  started singing our main song which is called Ka Waiata and that sounded really great! Next we practiced new  actions to a new song and focused on learning the actions and doing them without Matuas help it was quite hard as I keep getting muddled up but I persevered. I showed  respect by persevering and trying to do the actions . I showed leadership by being quiet and role modeling it to others.

excellence key leadership role #3 2017

Today all the leaders had a meeting with Mr Ladbrook because some of the leaders (me and some others)  still haven't got our merit badges and Mr ladbrook was just reminding us what we needed to do for our blog posts and home learning challenges and stuff like that. We also talked about how the house captains are sometimes forgetting to put out the flags and then bring them back inside after school and also forgetting to but out the bins out in the morning and bringing them back in, so we made a solution some of the house captain said that we weren't doing enough so  I said tat I would try to be more. I showed excellence by agreeing to do more and trying to be fair and I showed leadership by turning up to the meeting and trying my best to be a good leader for the whole school.

Yr 9/10 evaluate writers’ purposes

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Assessment: I can evaluate writer's’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.) Name:sophie      Choose 3 out of the following texts:   World’s Largest Artificial Sun The World will end, said the cat Mossie Laundry Folding Robot Fallen Leaves Can giant pumps help refreeze the Artic
L5 Author’s Purpose follow up I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in a text and give relevant evidence (eg vocabulary used) I can compare and contrast differences in the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices between different texts.