Monday, 27 March 2017

Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

Here is my Assessment Task doc: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Investigate situations that involve elements of chance by comparing experimental distributions with expectations from models of the possible outcomes, acknowledging variation and independence.

Student Leaders #2

Student Leaders #2                          24/3/2017

Today we got called to a meeting to discuss how everything was going. Hearing everyone else's thoughts, most of them were good, but a few about the house captains doing the flags. I don't think that's actually a problem though, people just are forgetting to do their job or some people are doing the job with their friends and not letting others do it. Some people are doing that to me. Anyway other than that everything is going well, a few comments like: The bin idea is going well, when we host assemblies it looks good, all juniors are liking the bin challenge etc... I'm happy people like it! Care values I showed at the meeting were: Community, Respect and Excellence. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Student Leaders #1

Student Leaders #1                           20/3/2017

Every day after school Cormac, Emily, Natasha and I take in the flags the people in the morning put out. At around 2:45 pm we go to through the hall and into the radio station room (because that's where we put them) and unlock the doors so we can take them in without scratching the sides against the walls. We each go out and get a flag and come back in to put them down (those flags are: The Community flag, the Active Thinking flag, the Respect flag, and the Excellence flag). There are always two left after that because there are six in total so two start locking up the place while two get the last two flags that are still out (which are the 'Oaklands School' flags; situated usually in the parking lot).

After a job well done we go back to finish the last few minutes of school in class.

The care values I showed today were: Community, Active Thinking, Respect and Excellence.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

C6. Give to families in need: Find a way to help those in need.

C6. Give to families in need: Find a way to help those in need.

A few weeks ago I helped the salvation army by giving away some of my old clothes and I also gave away some toys from when I was a baby. My sister and I both did this and we got rid of a lot of stuff so our rooms were more than tidy (sorted) and we gave them to the salvation army because they like to give your old stuff, to someone who needs it which I think is a really nice thing to do. We gathered up boxes we'd sorted together out of our rooms and took them to the salvation army so they can supply people who need this stuff (and people who just come into the store and buy it) and... yeah.


Games with no or minimal equipment

Games with no or minimal equipment

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )

Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
Any tag games
French cricket
Invisible touch
Grandma's footsteps
Usually we would need at least cones to mark the area of the court or field, and a bat (for french cricket), you might be able to draw a line with chalk if you need lines in your game and you don't have any to start with, and you could have a ball (for rugby, soccer, netball, etc...).So it's easier to to tidy up afterwards and you can play them without any fuss, And you can play them whenever you like!

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are: I have gotten involved in playing games with my classmates and I've played these games with minimal or no equipment!

My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment is using less equipment because this type of learning is 'Games with no or minimal equipment' so I will use less equipment in my games!

Leadership Article Writing

Leadership Article Writing.

In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and semi-colon. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this:

Lastly we look at what we've been told so far about these six leadership traits and how we can (I can) show these traits in my role. (Motivation, Integrity, and Active Thinking) Motivational: Able to motivate others to do something well. Integrity: Being honest and fair; especially when playing a game against others! And finally, Active Thinking: Thinking creatively and being able to problem solve. Thank you for reading!

(This writing is from my Leadership Article that is only found in my school book)

Student Leaders #5

Student Leaders #5                   13.3.2017

The slide we had created for the whole school to enjoy was a big success! Now people pick up rubbish and put it in their colour bin; but we have a few problems... The first is that people are not just taking rubbish from their classrooms and putting it in the bins, it's full of food scrapes to which we said "that's a big no no" in assembly so I'm not sure the school got the picture. We need to fix this problem but other than that... it's going well! We're going to have another meeting to discuss things like this.

A11: Research the impact of the social media on student’s health and well-being.

A11. Research the impact of the social media on student’s health and well-being.

In 1971, the first email was delivered. More than 40 years on, social media has taken the world by storm. Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are now used by 1 in 4 people worldwide. Such activity may seem harmless, but some researchers suggest social media may affect our mental health and well-being eg; some people that stare at screens for a while, can lead to difficulty focusing, headaches, eye discomfort, blurred vision, dry eyes, and itchy eyes, and no one wants that.

The thing that I think could help the world is if people take longer breaks from their social world and have more fun in their real life. Only two hours a day could help a lot of people around the world realise that their whole life isn’t evolved around the internet. Some students in school focus more on Youtube, or Twitter (or whatever they use) more than their education which I think is definitely not good!

R3: Create a slideshow about how the care values are used at Oaklands.

Create a slideshow about how the care values are used at Oaklands.

This slide at the top shows how the students at oaklands use the care values, I hope you enjoy!

E6: Research a job you are interested in!

E6: Research a job you are interested in!

A job i’m interested in: S.P.C.A Volunteer!


  • You officially need to be 16 years or over.

  • Be able to commit to one year of volunteering. Shifts are 2-4 hours depending on assignment.

  • Be able to see and interpret animal behaviour and body language.

  • With a positive attitude, emotionally manage a workplace that can be stressful.

  • Remember and follow the shelter rules at all times.

  • Understand and fulfill all responsibilities of the role independently.


I believe you just show up and ask if you can do it then fill out paperwork and come once a week!

Overall: One day I definitely want to become an SPCA volunteer and look after animals so I will take all this on board.  :)

C9: Attend a community event with your family! - HLC

Attend a community event with your family!

I did a kids fest activity in the Holidays with my family for fun!
We went to a workshop that someone had set up for kids fest, and made t-shirts for each other! Mine that I made had a whole lot of pretty birds on it and I painted those birds and coloured them in to make it colourful. My sisters was quite similar with birds as well but different colours for the birds!
We really enjoyed this and still have the shirts that we wear quite often on weekends or family gatherings. 


Monday, 13 March 2017

Vocals Lesson #3

Vocals Lesson #3                                10/3/2017

This moring at 9:45am we ventured to the radio room where our vocal lessons are held. This time Elisabeth joined us again (last time she wasn't able to come because she had been put into a different group for a short time), and we practiced our singing and did a few warm-ups before that. We wrote a few notes in our notebooks that we bring every week to this lesson and then we sang "Tomorrow" by Annie and "Where is Love" by Oliver (both musicals I believe) and then we went back to class to get into some SML time! The care values I showed today were Respect (communication and singing :) , Excellence (self aware when walking through the school respectful of others learning) and community.


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Vocals lesson #2

Vocals lesson #2                           9/3/2017

On Friday, at 9:45 (since our time was changed) we ventured to the radio room where our singing lesson was held. We greeted our teachers then took our places and put our books on the stand to read our music well. We started with some warm ups and then went straight into singing Tomorrow: by Annie. 

It went well and after that she said it went so well that she thinks we should enter in a choir that kids from all around Christchurch go to, to compete against others. I wasn't that keen because I don't like projecting my voice for others to hear so I held back but Katie and Dabok seemed interested so they decided they wanted too.

That's all for today, so ya! The care values I showed were community and respect!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Swimming Trials to zones Part 2

Swimming Trials to zones Part 2         2/3/17

Carrying on from the other blog post i made...

I'm sitting on the steps near the swimming pool. Watching the backstroke is interesting... It's cool to see other people swim and how they swim particularly. Now I wish I had entered becuase when it finished, my friend, got into the zones for swimming because she was the only one doing the race because all the fast people are doing breaststroke. :/

We line up ready for the swimming race, butterflies fluttering around in my stomach, I feel a bit sick, but anyways...
The race will start soon and i'm feeling a bit better, we line up ready for the race, we get set... and... someone falls into the pool so we have to start again. 3...2...1... GO!!! I dive in a chill running down my spine, I failed the dive AGAIN... but it doesn't matter anymore I need to do well.

I do breaststroke up to the end then turn around and come back I think I did well but when I break the surface on the last stroke I find out i'm last... (or 4th if you prefer it that way). I'm unhappy with my results but I still enjoyed the day swimming with my friends, so I still think it was worth it! :)

The care values I showed were community (for talking and chatting kindly to others), excellence (for being excellent) and respect (for respecting other if they didn't do so well in their race I still clap and cheer for them :D  )


Student Leaders #4

Student Leaders #4                           07/03/2017

Today we have been deciding who will read the google slide we've all been working on to show the school our bin idea. I volunteered. I will read the Rata coloured slide because I'm a Rata house captain. We lined up for assembly on Monday and went straight over to the hall, where there were already some classes waiting patiently for the assembly to begin. We sat at the front where the student leaders all sit and, as well as those classes, wait for the assembly to begin. After a while when the assembly had already started we get invited up onto the stage, the house captains and I, and we present our google slide we've created, everyone loves the idea and so far it's working well! 
The care values I showed were community, active thinking, respect and excellence!

Link to our slide we showed: House captains rubbish bin challenge!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Swimming Trials to zones Part 1

                      Swimming Trials            02/03/2017

I have signed up for the swimming trials that you trial in to go to the zones. A few other friends of mine decided to come as well, so I have some company there which is nice! I came to school in sports mufti and was wearing my togs underneath my clothes so it would be easier to take them off at Jellie Park (which is where we went to do the trials).  I am very nervous at the same time which is a feeling I often do not enjoy when I go to event like this. I brought my bag to the hall and found my other friends there so we played around in the hall for a bit after the after year 7/8's had left for technology. We started playing a bit of volleyball which made me feel less nervous and more excited for what was to come. The teacher arrived and we called out the roll then sat in the hall foyer and had a little snack out of our lunchboxes for a while until the bus arrived at Oaklands School. 

We hopped on the bus after that and then when we got there we changed int our togs (which was easier for me) and then had a play around in the pool to practice a bit and get a feel for the water. I haven't practiced very much unfortunately because I came from Auckland not long ago and had to quit my swimming classes which was annoying but anyway, I felt I had a good enough chance that I could compete for something like this! :)

The teachers called out the roll again to make sure we were all here after the bus ride and then we started the races! First up was freestyle and I had entered in that so I gathered with the rest of the children doing freestyle and we got put into age-group lines so we could compete against each other fairly. I got lined up with my friends and some other competitors who were from my class back at school. In an instant it was our turn and we sectioned off into our lanes we would dive into (we didn't have to dive but I thought it would be better to do that because i'd get a bit of a head start).

We hear a whistle..... "get set"..... *a loud whistling sound* ..... And we're off! I dive in (i think i accidentally belly flopped), when i reach and take a breath to the surface I immediately start my freestyle and I kick hard and fast, my arms doing circles in the water... 

We do two lengths, there and back, when i get to the end of the lane i do a tumble-turn and push off again. I'm quite tired now and my arms are starting to ache... but I must finish i tell myself. Finally, i'm on the home stretch I feel pretty good I've done this and-    I touch the wall and surface to the top of the water. I came second to last... I beat someone, but that someone was one of my friends and I feel a bit bad for that. From a distance as I look at my friend it looks like she's choking... wait.... I think she is! She reaches the end wall and starts coughing loudly. I believe she in hailed water when diving in, whoops.

She's aright now though, which is good. I'm still not that happy I came only 4th in my race. I'll do better in breaststroke, I hope. (the care values i showed were: Community and excellence, I think).

(This blog here has got a bit too long so I will split it in two if that's okay for the readers reading this. :)