Friday, 25 November 2016

Blog Post Title : 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 focussed 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.
The way we role.
A welcoming ceromony.
Tangata whenua
Are local people who are connected to the marae.9
Visitors to the marae.
Gives you a home base to the marae.
Relationships sense of family connection. Belonging.
careing for eachother.
means love respect and caring for others.

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……...

Treaty of waitangi

Treaty of waitangi
Treaty compare and contrast map
What i found interesting was what the treaty has been thruogh.
What i would like to learn more about is who came up with the treaty.

Monday, 21 November 2016

find fractions,decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers

W.A.L.T Find fractions,decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers.

What i found challanging was the the compare and contrast map because comparing and contrasting my two choices were very hard.

What did I learn I leant how to find fractions,decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers.

Here are some of my activities.

My exstended abstract task

Wednesday, 2 November 2016



This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • John Key sits in the fourth seat
  • The speaker can kick the prime minister out.
  • Democracy is better than dictatorship

Here is the link compare and contrast map

Thursday, 22 September 2016


Blog Post - Use this model for your Visual Art blog post.

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: Multi structal because i can describe charctaristics and patterns about water coulers.

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Moving water colers,glazing and shading.

Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: To use these technique more.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

The activity I did was football .Two of my highlights were. 1. that there was a tuck shop and we could by YUMMY food and  drink. 2. Coming first in football because our team all had to work hard to come first. Koru games was a fun experience in 2016.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016


CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is:  bronze

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is:  excellence         because: i have the most ticks in this area

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:respect              because: i do not have alot of ticks in this area

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits:

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: relational             because: i can use the care values independently.





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.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Water cycle

The water cycle is a cycle that continues and it never ends. Parts of a water cycle are Precipitation, Condensation, Runoff, and evaporation The water cycle is an invisible process that pretty much just recycles water.
Evaporation. Evaporation is when the sun heats up and takes little water droplets from lakes rivers and the ocean  (it goes into the air form the clouds.)`
1.when the evaporation process happens it is invisible because it happens in small proportions and at different times.
2.If you leave a teaspoon of water sitting on the table and then you come back a few hours later  the water will be gone.
3.On hot days the evaporation chance is greater than on cold days because the heat sucks up the water. After the water turns to a gas it goes into the atmosphere.

Condensation/precipitation condensation is when water droplets and dust go up into the clouds and  then they go  into the clouds and  they combine, to form precipitation and then it and the world is condensation
1. When the water droplets form they become precipitation and then it rains and the cycle will happen again
2.Clouds are formed from water droplets which is called condensation.
3.Condensation is completely different to evaporation because they both do different jobs in the water cycle
Condensation /precipitation make runoff/groundwater.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning good
because i now know what an adverbial clause is.

In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity) I had to
adverbial clause activity
I can recognise 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… O know what nouns mean.

Something new I learnt was... What nouns are. A noun is like a thing.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.

Rich Assessment Task: WALT:  Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles, parallelograms, and triangles and the volumes of cuboids.

The best possible outcome

Problem 3:

1. 6x6
2. 6x8
3. 3

Friday, 29 July 2016

Te Hapua

Today we have been learning about 3D printing and we made a slide here is a link to my slide.Te Hapua 3D printing

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

My CARE Progress

I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.

I feel I could do much better.

Give reasons for the answer that you have highlighted above. Because i rearly record my ticks.

How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE/SILVER? half way to achieveing my bronze.

The area of CARE that I need to try harder in is C / A / R / E ( Highlight the ones that apply to you and give reasons why you have highlighted them.) Because i dont have many ticks in this area.

To achieve my BRONZE/SILVER award quicker I need to record my ticks.

The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is to record my ticks.

We will review CARE progress again at the end of the term.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music
form is the way a song is put togethr
timbra the character or quality of a musical sound or voice as distinct from its pitch and intensity
rythem a strong repetd sound
harmony is a heap of notes put together
melody is multiple voices or sound s put together

Here is an example of my learning
this is a link to my learnig.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Blog post title: Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were: reading my writing to my parents

What went well and why? my writing because my parents enjoyed it

What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC? Finishing it ontime.

What changes would you make for next time and why? nothing because it went well.

Monday, 27 June 2016

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.

The strategies we have been learning are:

- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
  64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
 eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.
- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.

Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning. 7-D.1 Write multiplication expressions using exponents

Monday, 6 June 2016

reading follow up

Year 7/8: I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Year 9/10: I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

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 because it is not messy.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
Bright orange because it is easily visible when light is on it
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because elderly's reflexes are slower
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
A vine because it is coming out of itself
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
The olympics  because it does not happen As much.

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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?
Bikers won’t be as vulnerable
A cave because there might be a big drop and be interconnected.

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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.
A car crash when i was going to the west coast 2014 for the buller gorge and it happened in the gorge so far away from the hospital.