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Friday, 26 February 2016

Merit Evidence: Librarian

Yesterday I had my librarian duty, I turned up and it was my first day. I'm the ICT guru, my first job was to create a online library suggestion box. I created it on google forms, I sat in the library for the whole of lunch and created it. It was really difficult but I experimented with the different tools and figured out how to do it. Mrs Ward was really glad with how it turned out and I will send it to the school next week. My next job is to create a new Library site that people can access from home. 

I really love working in the library.

The learner quality I showed was resilience because I didn't give when I was finding things hard on the computer. 

Monday, 22 February 2016

Merit Evidence: Deputy Head Girl

On Monday I was one of the few people who was lucky enough to run assembly. There were only three of us, the head students and one of us was away. We had a computer each and had the assembly script on our screens and were practicing. We kept practicing until we had to leave so we knew our lines really well. 

At assembly I got to stand up on stage and say my lines, at first I was really nervous but after my first line it felt just like a normal thing to do. After the assembly I was really confident that I could do it again.

The leaner quality I showed was communicate because I communicated with the other head students about the assembly. 

Leadership

WALT describe the traits of an effective leader
My SOLO level is Multistructual
Over the past few weeks we have been learning about how to be a better leader, the traits that we came with were the traits we thought leaders should have.

1. Integrity
2. Trustworthy
3. Resilient
4. Active Thinker
5. Goal-Focused 
6. Motivational

Here is an example of the map that we completed about one of the leaders we researched: Nancy Wake



 My next step is to compare and contrast the traits of different leaders.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Merit Evidence: Jellie Park

On Friday the whole school went to Jellie Park. When I got to school I was told that the Head Girl was away so I had to do the speech for her, and as smart as I am I forgot the paper with the speech on it. But luckily I had already remembered it off by heart and the Head Boy had it with him so we were prepared. When we arrived at Jellie Park I found out that the student leaders got to sit away from the other students and we got a whole chair to ourselves, which I thought was pretty cool because all of the other students had to bunch up really tight because there wasn't enough room. The two Sports Coodinators did the first speech, then the House Points Coodinators, then us. I was quite nervous but once I started I wasn't too nervous. Then once we'd finished I was really relieved and we could start the races. First was the width races, I wasn't in any of them so just helped sort the kickboards and watched some of the races. Then we played a couple of house games eg. madness. After that we went outside with the Kākano students and had some lunch, I got to see my friend who was helping the Kākano teachers with the event. After lunch we went back inside to do the length races which I was in. I was so nervous I was shaking because I hadn't done swimming in a while. It was finally my race, freestyle. I came third which I was really proud of. Then I did backstroke and I came third again which I was also really proud of. Then we finished up with the relays and Miss O's class won again. Then once everyone was changed back into their clothes we hopped on the buses and left for school. But some of the buses didn't come so we were waiting for ages outside for them. Then they finally came and we got on and headed back to school and by the time we got back it was 4:00. 
The learner quality I showed was resilience because when the buses didn't come I didn't complain I just waited and listened to the teachers.

Merit Evidence: Deputy Head Girl

On Wednesday we had our second leadership meeting of the year, it was held in the hall. We were told to bring a computer and one of us a book. Mr Ladbrook got on the stage and showed us an example of public speaking, here are a few tips.
- Speak slowly
- Look up at the end of a sentence
- You don't have to look at the audience, look at the back of the room so it gives the illusion that you are looking at the audience.
- Learn your speech off by heart just incase you forget the paper version.
- Take your time, it's not a race.
Then we got to have a go, we only had time for a few people and I didn't really feel like doing it but Mr Ladbrook convinced me to get on stage and once I'd done it I felt confident about public speaking. After that we went off in our groups eg. heads and deputys, sports coordinators, rata house captains and cultural ambassadors. I went with my group and we practiced the speech that the heads were going to do on Friday, (Jellie Park) the deputys had to practice as well just in case the heads were away. After that we finished up and went back to class to join back up with the rest of the year 7&8's. 
The learner quality I showed was resilience because I didn't give up even when I was nervous about public speaking.