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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Excellence Evidence: Deputy Head Girl 4

The other day the other three heads, Miss Brennan and I decided to judge the poster competition that us four heads ran for a few weeks in term one and term two. 

We judged two different competitions, Kākano and Kauri. There were way more entry's for Kauri than Kākano so it was harder to judge Kauri. For both competitions we chose a first and second place for each, first place gets two blocks of chocolate and second gets one. For Kauri we chose a runner up because we felt that the person deserved to be awarded for the work he put into his poster, we gave him a small bar of chocolate. 

Then we announced it at the whole school assembly, we shook there hands and gave them the chocolate and they got to stand up in front o the whole school. 

The learner quality I showed was communicate because I communicated with the group to come up with the winners. 

I showed leadership by standing up in front of the whole school to present the winners. 

Friday, 27 May 2016

My Short Story

WALT...
  • Use a large productive vocabulary across the curriculum (Year 9/10)
  • Use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy. (Year 9/10)


The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal

My Story...

Tyler is 22; he is a gingerbread man. He lives in a gingerbread house, in a gingerbread neighborhood. His neighbor, Matt, who is also his best mate, sometimes comes over to his house. Together they play Candy Crush or Gummy Bear Kingdom. Tyler is also very lazy; that is part of the reason that he and Matt play video games all day everyday.

One fateful day, after the light shone through the small crack in the pantry door, Tyler was looking out the window and saw a hand. A human hand! It picked up his house, Tyler was very anxious. Then it placed his house down delicately with Tyler inside.

A small while later Tyler finally could be bothered to get up. He looked out the window and saw that Matt's house was no longer there! Being the type of gingerbread man he is; Tyler didn't even try to go see what was wrong.

About an hour later, he heard some music, and some voices. Then all of a sudden his house crumbled; smashed into tiny bite-sized pieces. He looked up and saw many human faces looking down at him. He sprinted, no he just ran. He saw a cliffs edge in front of him, he jumped.

After searching through many feet, he found an enormous open door, he strolled inside and found Matt. He was hiding behind the door and looked terrified. Tyler asked Matt what he was doing. Matt responded with "I was looking for you, follow me I've discovered a hideout where we can live."

Once they arrived at the hideout; Tyler looked around to make sure they had the essentials. Bed, check, video games, check, Wifi, check. Okay they have everything and are safe so that must be the end.

How about I just add; and they all lived happily ever after....

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Excellence Evidence: Technology 4

On Tuesdays we have technology at Lincoln Primary School. I'm in the Textiles group, which is Sewing. We are currently working on our product. The Textiles group and the Design group work together. We could choose if we wanted it to be 3D printed or sewn. I chose to make a sewn project and then for my second one I will do a 3D printed one. 

I'm creating a bag, it will be made out of black nylon with black zips. I will decorate it with some stuff that is related to my culture eg. hobbies, favourites, friends, family. First I made a prototype, which is basically a mini version of my final one so that I know how I'm going to make it. My prototype is made out of red fabric.

The teacher didn't have nylon or zips yet so I couldn't start so instead I planned what I wanted to have on it. I've decided to have my initials, then surrounding my initials on the whole bag I will have little pictures of things that relate to my culture (examples of culture above.)

After that we had to pack up to get back on the bus to go back to school. 

The learner quality I showed was resilience by not giving up when the teacher didn't have the right fabric for me. 

I showed leadership by going onto a different task when my fabric wasn't ready. Instead of sitting there and doing nothing. 

Excellence Evidence: Kapa Haka 3

Today I had Kapa Haka, I am in the performance group. First we practiced the school song. Then we practiced Hallelujah, but we didn't do the actions or the girls come in, then the boys part. So everyone was very confused and when the part came where we had to start singing, no-one sang. Then once Matua explained we understood. 

After that the year eight girls practiced long poi while all of the other girls used the short poi or the rakau sticks and the boys learned the Haka. It was really hard at first, but then I kept trying and got the hang of it. I was able to show a few people how to do it. It was really fun because we were all teaching each other how to achieve different techniques. I'm still learning but with enough practice I hope I'll be able do it. I've learned how to do the side to side one, it's really hard because you have to swing the poi side to side at different times.

Then stood in the positions we would be in during the performance and everyone did what they needed to do while the year eight girls kept practicing. After that we had to come up with a routine, we still haven't come up with one but we are getting there. We stayed in the hall till the end of morning tea. 

The leaner quality I showed was resilience because even when the long poi was really hard, I kept going and now I kinda can do it. 

I showed leadership by helping others learn long poi. 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Excellence Evidence: Cross Country 3

On Thursday the Kauri team had there yearly cross country at Halswell Domain. When the bell rang we did the Whanau Hui as usual. Then we had about half an hour to do some SML. (Self Managed Learning) After that we packed up, got our stuff and lined up. The seniors were last in the line so we arrived last. When we were crossing Halswell Road there was a police officer to help us cross safely.

 When we got down to the domain we had something quick to eat and then we walked the track so we knew where to run. We didn't walk all of it because it was very long. The year 7/8 races were first because the touch team had a tournament and they had to leave at 12pm. We had to do 2 laps of the course. The year eight girls went after all of the year sevens left. After my race I was exhausted. I came eighth. We got to sit down and relax for a bit and then we went over to play a game chosen by the house captains. The game was capture the flag. I am very proud of myself for coming eighth.

The leaner quality I showed was resilience because when I was exhausted in my race I carried on and didn't give up. 

I showed leadership by listening to the teachers and doing what they asked. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Excellence Evidence: Kapa Haka 4

Today I had Kapa Haka, I am in the performance group. We started practicing the school song. We had to do it over and over until everyone was doing the actions right. 

After that we practiced Hallelujah, there are not many actions in Hallelujah. At the start only four people are singing, then about midway through the song all of the girls come in. Then at the last part the boys come in. Then we sing the song again. While we are singing the first part we all walk forward up to the four people who sang at the start, so we are all singing and standing together. 

After that Mr Brown said that the year eight girls could practice long poi while all of the other girls used the short poi or the rakau sticks. It was really hard at first, but then I kept trying and got the hang of it. I was able to show a few people how to do it. It was really fun because we were all teaching each other how to achieve different techniques. I'm still learning but with enough practice I hope I'll be able do it. I can kinda do the side to side one but after a while the poi will hit me in the face. 

We stayed in till the end of morning tea. 

The leaner quality I showed was resilience because even when the long poi was really hard, I kept going and didn't give up.

I showed leadership by helping others when they were stuck learning how to achieve the different techniques in long poi.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Excellence Evidence: Kapa Haka 2

Today I had Kapa Haka. First we had to take off our shoes. (like every time we have Kapa Haka) Then we got in our lines ready to start practising. First we did the school song a few times so we could remember the actions and words after the holidays.

After that we got in our lines for Hallelujah and practised that. First four people start singing, then the girls come in, and then the boys. At the start of the second time singing it we slowly walk forward. (in time) We had to go through that heaps of times because a few people were walking out of time or singing the wrong words. They chose a few people to sing the background bit, but they weren't really in time, hopefully they'll learn.

Once we finished everyone left, except the year eight girls, so we could practise long poi. I'm slowly getting the hang of it. My friends and I tryed to help each other learn how to use it. There are two different things that we have to learn, one of them is kind of like swinging them side to side. The other one is over your head. 

Once the bell rang we put the poi away and went back to class.

The leaner quality I showed was resilience because even though I still don't know how to use the poi properly I didn't give up and kept trying. 

I showed leadership by trying to help my friends learn poi. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Excellence Evidence: Being a Role Model for the Kākano Students 2

The other day my friend was on Librarian and she needed some help. We went to the Library to get some books, we got three beanbags and two boxes of books. My friends job was to read to the Kākano students. 

We set up the beanbags on the Music Room deck, and put the boxes down. Straight away at least five kids came over. Two girls came over two me, I asked them to choose a book. They came back with a Barbie book, one of them sat on my knee and I read the book to them. After that they swapped and the other one sat on my knee. We read a few more books then they wanted to go play. A few times I was in the middle of reading a book and the child I was reading to would just run off, but I showed resilience and put the book away and waited patiently for someone else to come.

Most of the books we read were very short, like a few pages. After that a few more children came over, for me to read to them. I also went around and offered to some children if they wanted to read a book because some of them didn't know that some of the seniors were readings to the juniors. All of the books I read were Barbie books.

The leaner quality I showed was resilience because a couple of times when the child would run away when I was reading, I put the book away and waited patiently for someone else to come.

I showed leadership by offering to read to the juniors and helping the other seniors

Excellence Evidence: Deputy Head Girl 3

Today we had a leadership meeting. It wasn't a meeting at morning tea, it was in class time because the PALS and Peer Mediators had their meetings at the same time. I was away when we had the first meeting so I had to catch up. We had to create a survey for the rest of the school, about how they think we are going as leaders. 

All of the groups had to think of two questions that they would like to add. Us heads decided on:
- What've been your favorite events that have been run by leaders during your time at Oaklands.
- What events would you like leaders to run in the future. 
We all came up with the first one and I suggested the second one. After that we had to decide how we could change our question so that the juniors would understand. Then we carried on with SML. 

The learner quality I showed was communicate because I communicated with my group to come up with some questions. 

I showed leadership by suggesting and discussing ideas with my group.