Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review

Holden the great years the great cars

This book is about the Holden monaro, torana and commodore.
It includes a page for each year of racing in the ATCC (Australian touring car championship) and V8 supercars Australia and it also has pages about holdens in the WTCC (Word touring car championship). All the performance stats of the different engines and cars are in the book.

I think it is a good book because it has lots of facts and good pictures.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Home learning challenge A9. Create a song using Garageband.

The garage band song

Head Boy leadership excellence blog post 3

As Head Boy part of my role is being part and running student council. We meet every Wednesday and we talk about different things each week. At the moment we are organising an Ice Cream Day so the Year 7/8 are doing most and the others are helping out.

I have shown the Care value of respect by Listening to others.
I have shown the leadership trait of trustworthy by turning up and contributing.

Kapa kaka leadership excellence blog post 3

On Wednesday for the Open Day Kapa Haka preformed some songs. I did the calls for the start of each song. We sang Haere Mai, the school waiata, Ka Waitata and a few more.

I have shown respect by being part of Kapa Haka
I have shown the leadership trait of trustworthy by turning up and trying my best..

Term 2 Novel Study

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel silver stream
I found this novel ok because the first part was boring but it got a bit better

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  3/10 and I would not recommend it to others to read because it is ok but I don't like it because it is quite boring.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
 Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book. 

During this unit of learning we:
Described the characteristics of silent performances.
Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was being silent because it was hard to not talk and laugh during the performances.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
Being able to create a performance
Practising our performance.

The story that my group told silently was a story where a homeless guy stole a taser from a policeman and the police chased him and put him in a police car.

Overall I think my group worked well together because we did all of the work on time and we made a good silent performance.

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

Each week we have to read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.

Describe Map One

Describe map Two

My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.