Wednesday, 12 April 2017


In Maths we have been learning to:

  • compare and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.

  • calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and ratios.

Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.

Here is some evidence of my learning.
  • Include screenshots for all 4 of the IXL activities.

My next step is to continue to apply my knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Current Events Term 1

Current Events Term 1

In Current Events I covered these topics:
The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
Christchurch Earth Memorial
The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.

My favourite topic was the Halswell Skate Park because we got to send a submission with our ideas to the council

Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are

Year 9/10
As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Sitting on the fence

I found this novel OK because sometimes there were boring parts but some parts were good

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.
Link to Explain Map
Link to Inference Map

National Standard this covers
Year 9/10 Standard
I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

Home Learning Challenge R.6

Onion Bhaji's 

 Onion Bhaji's are an onion snack that India and Nepal both claim that they invented them. In those countries it is a street food but they are popular in Indian Restaurants all over the world.  

I made some onion Bhaji's 

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Leadership Merit getting involved Kapa Haka blogpost #5

On Friday kapa haka practised in the hall, we practised some songs and the actions to some of them. I have shown excellence by contributing to the wider school

Head boy Leadership blog post #5

As Head boy part of my role is being in the student council and on Wednesday we had our first meeting. We had to share why we are in the student council. Then we also shared what we want to do in the student council. I have shown active thinking by contributing to class/ group discussions.