Friday, 27 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015

Reflection of my Excellence badge

Reflecting on how I have became a better leader by doing home learning challenges and leadership blog posts, I have learnt about sorting things out in peer mediation and how to solve problems without involving teachers. Also doing this over the year I feel like I have matured by doing these things.
Also it has made me want to do my dutys more and doing a but extra so I can blog about it.
Overall the leadership badges, home learning Challenges have made me a better leader and have helped me understand leadership.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
First as a warm up we went through a quick song and then did our school song.
We also did Poi but some of us (including me need to go slower so that what i'm working on.)
We also are adding a new song with possible actions. I am also looking forward to opening up the Halwell cafe and library as I really enjoy performing in the Kapa Haka.
Overall I am now going to try and go slower while doing the poi so I can be more in time.


Today I had Choir.
We Practised some songs that we haven't practised in a while.
The songs were welcome home by David Dobbin and adiamus.
We went over Harmony's for the adiamus and pronunciation of words.
Overall I really enjoyed Choir practise and am looking forward to preforming to the people at the retirement home as I think they will really enjoy it.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Peer Mediation

Today I had Peer Mediation and as the people I do it with were not here I had 2 of my friends do it with me.
There was not really many problems, but there were some year 4 students that weren't being sensible so we had to sort it out but separating so they would play there games better.
Overall there weren't many problems in Peer Mediation but I am happy my friends help me as when there isn't any problems it can be a bit boring.

Saturday, 7 November 2015


recently I had choir. It was the first practise in a while since not doing the music festival.
We first;y talked about our performances for the rest of the year.
After we choose the songs we wanted to perform with a vote the popular ones were slice of heaven and murasame.
After we practised both songs and did our songs adiumus.
Overall I am starting to prefer the song adiumus.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka and there weren't many people as there weren't many year 7&8s and no year 4's.
We practised the songs we were going to do for place we are having an opening performance.
We also practised positions for a different performance.
Overall I really enjoyed Kapa Haka and hope to remember the actions to one of out songs a bit more and I need to remember where I am standing for different performances so it won't be all over the place!

Peer Mediation

Today I did Peer mediation to help Ellie out as the people she had weren't there.
We went around the Junior area and there was a problem of someone who pushed someone over accidentally so I had to sort that Out. there was another problem where a girl didn't have anyone to play with as her friend was playing in the sandpit and she didn't want to play in there so I asked a group of girls if she could play with her.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Peer Mediation

Today I had Peer Mediation.
It was a bit hard as athletics ran overtime but luckily I am on the second half of lunch.
We finished short sprints at 1:05 so I ate lunch for 5 minutes then went to peer mediation as my shift is on at 1:10.
There weren't any problems but we still walked round the field.
Overall there weren't any problems.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Helping out around the school

Today I thought I helped out around the school.
 because I was playing a game and someone who was helping out with collecting all the items donated for the raffle for the gala.
What we had to do was organise the items Into boxes and then put them into another room.


Today I had Choir, but it was a bit different.
We went to horn castle arena to practise for the music festival witch is on tonight.
This was my second time doing the music festival as I did it in year 5.
We practise all the songs and went over the bits of songs that we need to go over.
Overall I'm excited for the music festival tonight.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Getting invloved

Today I thought I got involved, because at the start of lunch I had code club for about 20 minutes.
after code club was finished I went to find my friends and we played some 4 square.
Half way through the game Miss O gave my friends and I a pozi for getting involved and having our hats on.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Peer Mediation

Today I had Peer mediation.
There weren't any problems but I still had to remind people about having there hats on and also asking if people are okay and what they are up to.
There was one scenario where it was a year 2 who had no one to play with and I said to the year 2 that I know someone in her year and she can ask her to play.
After lunch time I went to the other year  girl to tell her that if she can let this girl in her year play with her.

Saturday, 17 October 2015


I had Choir.
We mostly practised our music festival songs.
We also had a bit of a challenge to sing the songs without the book I actually did do that for the songs and I'm really improving on remembering the lyrics of the songs.
After that we practised our song That isn't from the music festival. Witch I enjoyed practising.

Kapa Haka

I had Kapa Haka.
We Practised our school song because we were going to record it so the Juniors could learn the actions. After that we practised the poi song and I didn't do to bad, I still need to practise a bit more.
After that we decided what songs we are going to do for the gala and other things.
We also went through a song we hadn't practised for a while.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

My 3 Goals Reflection term 4

1. To be better at English (Reading and writing)
I have really improved on this goal as I have nearly finished my current national Standard for reading.
Next step: Complete more things of my writing national standard.

2.To improve on my Te-reo.
I have improve my Te-reo but it's just I have trouble remembering the phrases we learn.
Next step: To be able to memorise the phrases a lot better.

3. To improve my Maths:
I have improved in maths as I have recently done a measurement test as I have recently completed algebra.
Also I have completed quite a few things on my national standard.
Next step: When I get my test results back complete measurement.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Homework Challenge

Homework challenge: Use a creative ICT tool to make a present for someone.
I made a card for my brother as it was his 15th birthday! :)

Friday, 25 September 2015

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
We firstly practised the school song, and the poi song and at the last minute we practised a song we learnt earlier in the year.
After that a lot of classes came in to watch us peform those songs.
First we did the school song twice, but the second time the classes joined in.
Then we did out poi song witch was rather hard peforming it infront of people.
Then we peformed out last song witch I remembered most the actions to!

Being role model

Today I thought I was being a role model to the younger students as I was helping a year one and a year 2 out with the skipping ropes.
Also my friends and I played with them and set up a few games so they had something to do so both them and my friends were getting involved.
Also when the bell rang I helped them neatly put the skipping ropes away.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Genrelise propeties of multiplication and division with whole numbers

W.A.L.T: Generalise properties of multiplication and division with whole numbers.

Question: Which property of addition is shown?
Answer: it is commutative because it is the change of order in addends.

Question: Whitch property of addition is shown?
Answer: Identity because adding zero to a number would change it and thats what identity is.

solo level: My Solo Level is Extended abstract as I have a full understanding of the goal and I can teach others how to do it.

Next step: Take a measurement test.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

On The Bus At Tech

Today I think I was a good role model at tech because I was only talking to the person next to me and also I wasn't loud at all.
Also on the way back the bus driver pulled in because at that point the bus was a bit loud and I don't think I was being loud at all.
Also I did attempt to make space for 3 to a seat but people had more space of there seat for the people who didn't have a seat to sit on.
Overall I thought I was a good role model on the bus

Friday, 18 September 2015

Koru Games

Over the last 3 days I have been doing football for Koru Games.

I really enjoyed  the 2nd day of games because everyone had a way better idea of how the games were going to work.

Thinking back to the beginning of the year, I really improved on my dribbling skills as we practiced that alot in the traing and it came in handy for the actual games.

Overall I found the games challenging but fun and i'm really looking forward to it next year.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Kapa Haka

On friday I had Kapa Haka.
First we practised the school song and the actions for it.
We also did some poi, I have nearly learnt the poi actions to perfection!
The only thing I need to practise is the last bit of the song and keeping in time with it.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Peer Mediation

Yesterday I had peer mediation.
There were not many problems, but there was small and of problem when a little kid had a problem with other people and they didn't know where they were, so I told them that when they know where they are bring them to me and I will solve it.
In the end the little kid didn't come back so they must have been fine.

Friday, 4 September 2015

kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
We practised our song and try to raise our volume for singing, now we are a lot louder.
We also practised some poi, i'm way better at it now as I have not some practise.
That's all we did for Kapa Haka.

Identify reflection, rotation and translation

W.A.L.T: Identify Rotation, reflection and translation.

Next step: Get a algebra test.

Solo level: My solo level is Extended Abstract because I would be able to teach someone else this.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

My reading goal

Walt: I can apply some criteria to evaluate texts.

 This is my reading follow up. In the middle is the title of the text, in the rectangle is the language feature, in the circle is the language feature but in my own words and In the cloud is a example of where the language feature is found.

Next step: get a new reading goal 

Complex sentances

Walt: I can create complex sentances to make my writing more interesting.

Here is my introduction of its highlighted then it has a complex sentence:
Teachers should wear school uniform

Why should students have to wear a boring school uniform when teachers get to wear something nice and warm! Also why do they give us a lecture on why we should wear school uniform when they don't do it themselves, see my point?

My next step is to get a new writing goal.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka and what we did was we practised our dance to out school song.
After that we practised some Poi and I have nearly mastered one of the harder moves.
Also I have nearly mastered the whole song.
After Kapa Haka we had the option of practising for a bit longer I did for a while.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Honors speech

This is my speech about lying is okay.
The techniques I used were looking as I do remember most of my speech and pausing every now and then.
I also tried to talk a bit slow.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Peer Mediation

today I had peer mediation, there weren't any massive problems only small ones.
but there was a small problem with some boys who didn't like where some younger boys were as it was were they were playing there game.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

CARE values

The homework challenge I did was The homework challenge I did was Use a creative ICT tool to design a “CARE” message.
The tool I used was pic collage.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Kapa Haka

Yesterday I had Kapa Haka and i really enjoyed it. The first thing we did was sing our school song and go through the action, After that we did some poi and learn a some new actions and went through it a few times but I find this action rather difficult what we're doing with the poi.
Once Kapa Haka was over we the option of staying and practising some more poi witch I did for a while.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

describe features of 2D and 3D objects in geometric language.

W.A.L.T: describe features of 2D and 3D objects in geometric language.

My SOLO level is extended abstract because I can teach someone else to do it.

Next step: take an algebra test.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka and I really enjoyed it because we practised our school song and we made actions last week but I couldn't remember them so we practised it and also made some new actions.
I now know the actions a lot better.
Also I practised a bit of poi in Kapa Haka.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Getting involved

Today I think I got involved at morning tea and lunch time.
At morning tea my friends and I practised the music assignment Mr Mcullam gave the class for music.
And at lunch time my friends and I played 4 square and jackpot.

Monday, 3 August 2015

career board

here is my career board it is on forensic science.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Helping out around the school

Today I helped out around the school because there was a little kid who was going to get a basketball out of the red bin and only seniors are allowed to use them balls so my friends and I told the little kid that they need to get the balls out of their tub. I also helped out around the school by playing/organising a game for 2 little kids because they didn't really know what to do.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Being a role model to younger students

Today I had peer mediation I think I was being a role model to the younger students because it shows that they are free to come and tell me if they have any problem and it sets an example to them as in later years they will have a choice to do peer mediation so they get a good idea of what to do if they give peer mediation a go. It also helps when I advise them on how to solve there problems so they can use that advise for if they choose to be peer mediators themselves.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Long Dvision


W.A.L.T: Use  multiplicative strategies.

My next step is to be better at geometry test.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Koru Games Training

A kauri team event for the year 7&8s is the koru games and today we had training for it.

For koru games i'm doing football. (In a girls football team) and for training we mainly focused on doing skills, like practising throw ins, trapping the ball and running with the ball really fast to get away from someone tackling you. my favourite thing we practised today were throw in because I find them rather difficult.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

My goal reflection

Here is a blog post on my goals:

To be better in reading writing and maths:
I have improved in all the subjects because I have completed them and need to just update my national standards spreadsheet.

To be better at Te-reo:
I have improved I do still find it rather hard but if I practice I will get way better at it if I keep practicing the part of Te-reo that I find hard is just remembering things I have learnt in the past.

To improve in maths:
I have improved in maths as I have completed my currant goal I just have to make a video on it. But I still will practice it on IXL for a bit.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Peer mediation

Today I had Peer Mediation I had one problem to solve witch was a girl was getting excluded from here group as they wouldn't let her play. I did solve the problem and told the girls who did tell her she couldn't play that it hurt the other girl.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Family outing

In the holidays I asked to go on a family outing with my family.
We went to Springfield and Darfield.
The places we went to were the big pink Springfield donut, a cafe next to the donut that sold donuts and Darfield Bakery for pies.

Lunch: 26.00$ food/drink: Chicken, Steak, Lambs fry and bacon  pies and coffee x 2.
Donuts: 9.00$ x2
Petrol: 10.00$

Time table:
Left Christchrurch 10:30
Got to Springfield/the big donut: 11:30 A.M
Went to the train station: 11:40 A.M
Went to Darfield Baker: 12:00 P.M
Went for a walk
Went home 2:00


In the end I had lots of fun but it was really cold in Springfield,

Thursday, 2 July 2015

My writing goal

I did a writing prove it and i got marked extended abstract my writing goal is vocabulary.

here is some of my writing if a word is highlighted it means I have changed the word round to make it sound better:

The Kit-Kat yells at the biscuit 'go get me my towel.... NOW.' 'OKAY' says the biscuit sweetly. Obviously the Kit-Kat is nasty and the biscuit is a doormat.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

My Reading

W.A.L.T Identify language features in contemporary texts.

My solo level:
I think I'm at extended abstract because I can fill in the whole sheet including the overall statement.

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My Work sheet:

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Technology on the bus

Today I think I was good on the bus at technology because the bus driver did a turn and most of the people on the bus screamed or squealed and I didn't and I also just talked to the person next to me because at some people on the bus were rather loud.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Peer Mediation

Today I had Peer Mediation and I had a problem between 2 boys about playing with each other I did some what help but the bell rang before we could solve it so I had to go to the students class to tell there teacher the problem.



Friday, 26 June 2015


Today I did Choir and I really enjoyed it as i'm getting way better with remembering lyrics of the songs, I have also improved on memorizing my choir book for the music Festival.

Monday, 22 June 2015

My Peer mediation

Today I had peer mediation I had a problem when a girl had a bleeding nose and I went to take her to the sick bay as the bell had rang I didn't have a long session of it as SLC but I did my best to make sure there was no problems.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Make inference

In term 1 my goal was to make inferences here is what we had to do to prove what we knew what to make a inference. A inference is when you find clues in a text to infer the main meaning of it.
Here is a sheet of what we had to answer to make the inference:

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The first box was what we need to do to infer usually when you infer you use text clues or background information.

The second box is putting all the clues together what would the writer overall.

The third and last box is why would the writer choose to have the reader infer there text.

That;s how you infer now I find it way easier to infer.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

My Career Writing

My career writing is about becoming a Forensic Scientist something i needed to improve on in my writing is vocabulary if a word is highlighted green it was changed to make more sence 
The paragraph i'm writing about is related jobs:

Similar jobs to becoming a Forensic Scientist is a research Scientist and a Health Care Scientist, They are both related to a forensic scientist as you do have to study really similar thing in high school and you have to have a Bachelors Degree in Science.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

My goal (explore authors purpose)

Here is a worksheet I have done for my reading goal explore authors purpose.
In the first box it is the authors purpose it can either be inform entertain or persuade and then you put reasons why you choose that one.

The second box is the point of view the point of view can either be agree disagree or neutral and then you would put reasons why you chose that one.

The third box was the intended audience when you choose that one you can choose age group or people who would find the text helpful e.g people who love.... 

The last box was overall statement the overall statement is what you think of the authors text overall.

If you could fill in a sheet independently then you are at extended abstract for this goal.

My goal reflection

1. To be better at Reading,Writing and Maths.
I think all subjects are improving because I have achieved some parts of these subject but they could be better.

2.  To be better at Te Reo:
I think it is sort of improving but i do find this subject rather difficult, could be better.

3. Try and get into Canta Maths:
Canta maths isn't yet but I have passed some areas of maths.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

My swimming Challange

Today I went to the swimming pool with my family (Jellie Park) My challange from from Miss O was to do 30 lengths.  My dad and my brother did part of it with me.
Here are some photos of my challange:

Sunday, 17 May 2015

My 2 3 course meal part 2.

On sunday 17th (today) I made part 2 of my 3 course meal.

Starter: bruschetta
Main Course: Slow Cooked Chicken Dhansak.
Desert: Cookies N cream Ice Cream


My 2 3 course meals part 1

On suday the 10th may I made a 3 course meal here's what I made:

First course:  Smocked Salmon
Main course: Roast Beef,  Yorkshire Pudding and Trimmings.
Desert: Chocolate Pots.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

my hippo poem

People say hippos are always mad
whitch kind of makes me sad
but as you can tell
this poem is about hippos!

I honestly just love hippos
thats all i can say
but if i wanted a hippo to live in my house 
it wouldn't want to stay.

The way i describe hippos are
happy are happy and hoppy
but people disagree 
and say there more sloppy.

Thats a conclusion to my poem about hippos
but there is one more thing i want to say
hippos are the best animal in the world
and thats how its going to stay.

My launage features: 
i used ryhme and basicly every paragraph i used rhyme as its one of my favourite launage features.
In my third papagragh i used alliteration and hyperbole as i recently learnt about it and i wanted to use it in my poem.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

My leadership goal

This term I have done peer mediation and I think I have done well with showing up on time and trying to solve problems but this term my goal for it is to solve problems more faster because sometimes a small problem can take ages to solve and it doesn't need to.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

My art

For art we are doing self portraits.
For art i am relational (I use several elements on my self-portrait but i am not sure
when and or why to use them)

Friday, 27 March 2015

my goal reflection

1.To be better at reaing, writing  and maths:
I think i have improved in those subjects  mainly i have improved in writing.

2. To be better at te reo:
I have learnt alot of new mario words and can speak it better.

3.To try get into the canta maths:
It has not came yet but i have learnt a lot more areas of maths.

Monday, 23 March 2015

My maths goal

This is out maths goal (explain the meaning of negative numbers) here are some examples of what we learnt.
Made by Honor and Taylor.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

My Homework Challenge

Last weekend I made some chocolate brownies for my neigbour as part of a homwork challenge. She and her husband were very happy to receive them.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

My story based of the book wonder

W.A.L.T: Use a wider range of adjectives.

Based of the book wonder:

So, mum persuades me to join a 'sports' team whitch i honestly HATED the sound of but she said it would be a good way to make friends.
When i got there i didn't want to be noticed, so while the coach was talking i was just staring at the muddy, slippery grass floor. I didn't relise we had to buddy up until via tapped me on the shoulder and said "look over there, theres a boy on his own go and ask him." By the time i took one step the boy walked away with this boy who looked really similar to him.
As there was nobody left because no one wants to buddy up with me i had to buddy up with the coach, all we had to do was kick a soccer ball to each other.
After the warm up was the game i offered to be a sub for 20 minutes.
Then the coach told me in a firm voice that I'm swapping with our teams best player 
So i wasn't the happiest to but i did.
As my apperiance is different in the game no one passed the ball to me and i didn't want to tackle anyone.
In the car on the way home my mum asked me how it was i told her it was fine even though it i didn't like it at all.
The next week i was honest and told my dad in a upset tone what i really thought, my mum told the coach and his advice was to finish the rest of the season but maybe don't put saterday sports into consideration.

My goals

1. To be better at reading, writing and maths.

2. To be much better at te reo.

3. To try and get into the canta maths team.

Monday, 2 March 2015

City mission challenge

On saturday I donated games to the city mission, they were very pleased to accept them.

Friday, 20 February 2015

My forensic scientist report

forensic scientist

I have decided to study a Forensic Scientist because it has always interested me and fascinated me because I think its amazing how its much easier to solve a crime with Forensics. Also how they use DNA samples to track down people.


  • You need to excell in the subjects English, Chemisry, Maths and Biology.
  • Research skills.
  • Practical skills for peforming experiments and operating scientific epuipment.

How long will it take to qualify?

In University to get a degree in Forensic Science it would take around 2-5 years.


Forensic Scientists do get paid very well and thats a reason why it attracts people to get the job. A Forensic Scientist that assists crime investigations usually earn around $40K-$80K a year. A Forensic Scientist that does more research earns around $55K-$130K a year.


In the year 2010 there was only 103 Forensic Scientists in New Zealand. In 2011 there was only 102 Forensic Scientists in New Zealand and in 2012 there was only 109 Forensic Scientists in New Zealand . So the chances of becoming a Forensic Scientist are rather low as also there is strong competition. Maybe applying in a more populated country where there is more likely to be crime would give you more of an opportunity.

The kind of Forensic Scientist i'm interested in becoming, is testing DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) samples.
Even though the chances of becoming a Forensic Scientist is poor, do I still want to be one? YES!! I think the job of a Forensic Scientist is interesting and awesome!!

Made by Honor Cloake