Friday, September 18, 2015

Koru Games

Over the past 3 days all of the year 7 and 8's went to the Koru Games.

I am in the A team for Football  (Soccer) 

Over the 3 days something I enjoyed the most was competing against the other teams.
Because it was hard and challenging.

From the beginning of the year I improved on my control of the ball and my positioning of the field.

Something from the Koru Games I will remember is....
Having fun with my friends and making new friends.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Peer mediation distinction evidence #2 of 4

Peer mediation distinction evidence # 2 of 4

Peer mediation

Every Monday at lunchtime I have peer mediation.
I have peer mediation in the second half of lunch.
I do peer mediation with Honor.
Today for peer mediation Honor and I went around the field several times to make sure everyone was having fun and getting along and making sure that there were no problems.
Today at peer mediation there were a few things that went on, one of them was.... One of the juniors had hit another junior with a stick.
We went over to talk it through and get all sides of the story and to solve the problem.
It ended out well because we managed to get the true story and because the boy apologised for hitting.
Every one was happy and went on with their lunch time.
I showed leadership by... Setting a good example for others to follow, listening to the issue without judgement and letting everyone speak, offering solution, turning up to peer mediation, doing my duty well and keeping my eyes open and being aware.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

CHOIR distinction evidence # 4 of 4

choir distinction evidence # 4of 4


On Friday we have choir, we have to get there early, not everyone does this which really holds everything up but I am always the first one there out of respect for the teachers and the whole choir.
We need to be there by 8.45 so I like to be at school by 8.20 so I can be organised and ready for the learning day and choir.
We went over a few songs and had to fix them a bit as from our choir trip to Avonhead School.
We practiced the Mexican wave, American child, ring of fire and our new song which is called ADIEMUS.

I showed leadership by turning up early, setting a good example for others and singing with pride.


kapa haka distinction evidence # 3 of 4

Kapa Haka distinction evidence #3 of 4

Kapa Haka

On Friday we had Kapa Haka, we practiced 2 songs, one of them was the school song and I can never remember the name of the other one.
I can sing both of the songs off by heart which I have been working on and practicing for ages.
We have set lines that we have to get into before we can start practicing.
I live Kapa Haka and next year I hope to get a main role.
I showed leadership by being on time, getting into my line without being asked, learning my words, and setting a good example for the younger students.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Code club leadership distinction evidence # 1 of 4

Code club distinction evidence # 1 of 4

Today at lunchtime I had this thing called code club.
This is a new club that has been set up to learn about program coding.
Because I know how to do scratch I was able to help out the younger students.
I knew how to do this because I was selected to go to halswell school to learn about it.
I helped 2 boys create a basic movie, it took about 20 mins to make and the boys thought that it was awesome and really enjoyed it.

I showed leadership by, turning up at the required time, being a good role model to the younger students, knowing what to do and leading by example and encouraging the boys.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Koru games practice must do

Koru games practice Must do

Today I had koru games practice.
Today it was the A Team vs the B team.
I am in the A team which is a challenge as there are some amazing players in our team.
Our goal today was to sort out our positions for the actual tournament.
I have been chosen to play the right mid role, which I am very happy about.
The game went really well because we were passing well and we were marking the opposition and there was all round fair play.
I showed leadership by playing fairly, respecting the other team and my team mates and listening to the refs decisions.

Peer mediation distinction evidence # 1of 4

Peer mediation distinction evidence # 1of 4

Peer mediation

Today I had peer mediation, my duty is on the second half of lunch from 1-130.
I do peer mediation with honour and jinny.
We go around on the field and make sure everyone is having a good lunchtime and see if there are any problems that need solving and if all the students are ok.
Today some students were kicking netball a around the field so we gave them footballs to kick instead and explained why they needed to use the right balls for the correct sport.

I showed leadership by turning up for my duty on time and with a good attitude and did what was my job and showed that I was there to help and give solutions to issues.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Choir distinction evidence # 3 of 4

Choir distinction evidence # 3 of 4

Today I had choir

Today for choir we didn't just have an ordinary practice.
We went to Avonhead school by bus to have a choir practice for the music Festival.
The bus left at 9.15 and as per the school rule we had to show respect on the bus, to the students, the teacher and the bus driver and the parent helpers.
First we went into the hall, which was massive, and found our seats.
There were heaps of other students from other schools there, I would guess around 250 students.
The first song was the national anthem and the leader of that song went through how to pronounce words and sing them a particular way which was really helpful.
We went through all of the songs in the red book and with each song a different singing teacher would go through how to sing and say how to sing until it was just right.
I found this really helpful and learnt a lot.
I showed leadership by being respectful on the bus to students, parents, teacher and bus driver.
And by singing my heart out listening to instruction and following through and by paying attention and leading by example.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kapa Haka #2 of 4 distinction

Kapa Haka # 2 of 4 distinction

This morning I kapa Haka
We went over 2 songs the first one is our school song tai tapu and another one.
It's really important to pronounce the words well and clearly and I do this to the best of my ability.
We had a competition to see which age group was better at each song (the seniors won)
At the end because we had performed so well we got given a lollipop.

I showed leadership by singing with pride,  being where I should be and respecting Matua re hari.

Choir distinction # 2 of 4

Choir distinction # 2 of 4

Today I had choir, I have to be at school at 8.45 but I like to be there well before that as I like to be ready and prepared for the day and set a good example to others so I get there by 8.30.

Today at choir we went through the red book and practiced the songs, we have the festival coming up so we need to get ready for that.
The songs we practiced were ring of fire, we practiced here comes the sun, this little light of mine and we also practiced Mexican wave and we learnt a new song it's a bit different.

I showed leadership by being early and ready for the class, setting a good example for the  students and singing with pride. Also by listening to the teachers and doing exactly what is required.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tech Must do distinction 5 of 5

Tech must do distinction 5 of 5

Today I had tech
I arrived to school at 8.20 so I had lots of time to prep for the day.
There are two busses, I am on bus 2 so I have to line up and wait for the bus to arrive.
Today in woodwork I got my pieces of wood and glued them together so it won't fall apart, once the glue dried out I sanded the wood so it was smooth and so I could draw on it.
Once I had sanded the wood I drew out the design on my box and then I painted some of it black and red for more effect.
I show leadership by being at school in plenty of time to prep for the day and by waiting in line for my bus sensibly and by being quiet on the bus and by listening to instruction from the teacher at tech.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Choir can do distinction # 1 of 4

Choir can do distinction # 1 of 4
Today I had senior choir in the music room. I need to be at school and ready for choir by 8.45 am
As always I was the first to arrive, this is really important as it saves so much time if people are there and ready to get started on time.
We started off with the warms up as we usually do. To warm up our vocal chords.
Then we started our songs
They were, Murasame, the long white sails and let there always be sunshine.
Miss H and Mr McCullam were happy with our singing.
I showed leadership by being early and ready to start the session and by being respectful to the teachers and by leading by example.

Kapa Haka can do # 1 of 4 distinction

Kapa Haka can do distinction # 1 of 4

Today I had kapa Haka, we went over 2 songs, one was the school song.
We went over the actions and the lyrics quite a few times. (Practice makes perfect)
Because everyone in kapa Haka was listening we were able to get through the practices well we were able to go out to morning tea early.
I showed leadership by showing enthusiasm, giving my all, and by being respectful to others and Matua re hari.

Must do getting involved distinction 4 of 5

Must do getting involved distinction 4 of 5
Today we had koru games practice.
I am in the A  football team
Not many of the A team were there so some of the people from the B football team joined in with the A team to make a full team so we could practice and play a game
My team won 2 to 1.
I showed leadership by, being in the right place at the right time, playing the best I can, encouraging the team and passing the ball around so all of the team get their fair ball time.

Must do getting involved distinction 3 of 5

Getting involved distinction 3 of 5
Today at school the teachers had a game of net ball versing the a and b girls net ball team.
we went out and watched and cheered the teams on
I was cheering on the teachers hoping they would win.
Guess who won..... The teachers.... I backed the right team
I showed leadership by
Supporting the team
Getting involved
Encouraging people to cheer the teams on and getting into the spirit of things.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Getting involved technology distinction 2 of 5

Today I had technology. distinction 2 of 5

In tech I am doing wood work which I am really enjoying.
We have to be at school early on Tuesday's to be ready for the bus.
On the way to tech I sat next to jack H and we talked about what we were going to do for the day.
I said that I was going to create the base of my design and then sand It so It is smooth so that's what I did.
I showed leadership by
Listening to the teacher, so I get good information and so the other students can hear.
And talking quietly to the person next to me on the bus so it is quiet and so the bus driver can concentrate and to be a good role model for the other students.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Can do # 12 Peer Mediation

Today I had peer mediation.
I like to Be as early as possible so I can get a head start.
Today there were no problems just some kids playing around in the dirt so I told them that they should stop because their parents might get angry at them for having dirty pants.
I showed leadership by
Beong at the correct place at the correct time, by being a good leader and showing respect, active thinking and by setting an example for the other students.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Must do technology distinction #1 of 5

Today I had technology distinction 1 of 5
It was my first day at woodwork because the previous week we had finished design.
In woodwork we are making a speaker box I am making mine shaped like a love heart so I can give it to my mum I showed leadership by

  • Listening to our new teacher 
  • And setting a good example for others 

Must do getting involved #5

Today at lunchtime I decided to play with the P.A.Ls.
We played football (soccer)
It was very popular.
the game started with 7 or so people and then at for the most part we got around about 40 people playing.
I showed leadership by respecting the P.A.Ls decisions and being a role model for the younger students.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Can do excellence can do #11

Today I had Peer Mediation.
My day to do peer mediation is on a Monday every week with Honor from 1:10 to 1:30 pm.
Today not much was going on.
 The only thing that happened was A boy in year 2 had bit his lip, so I got him a tissue and took him to the sickbay.
I showed Leadership by helping others and listening to what they said and making sure they were ok.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Can do #10 excellence choir

Today I had Choir.
We learnt a new song out of the red book for the end of year performance.
The song was in partly in another language and was 4 and 1/2 pages long.

I showed leadership by being in the right place in the right time and showing resilience.

Can do #9 excellence evidence KapaHaka

Today I had KapaHaka.

Today we were reminded of an old song that we practiced in term 1
It is very catchy and is very easy to remember, we sang that a couple of times.
We also went over the school song.

I showed leadership by turning up to KapaHaka on time and listening to the teachers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

must do #4 excellence

Today I had technology
It was my last day at design

Today I arrived at 8:20 am so I had plenty of time to get ready for the bus.
On the way to tech I sat next to Riley and we talked about what we were going to do to work on our project, (we work together on a project) I said we should modify the changing rooms and add some more detail.
When we got to Lincoln Primary school Riley and I changed our changing rooms.
We had finished our project yay!!!

I showed leadership by talking quietly to the person next to me on the bus so the driver could concentrate on what he was doing.
And by getting on and finishing my project.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Can do excellence # 8

Peer mediation

Today I had peer mediation,

Because it was a wet day today and the field wasn't open, Honor and I went around the classrooms.
The classrooms we went into were room 6, room 5, room 4, room 3, room 2 and room 1.
We went into the classrooms to see if everything is ok and help with any problems but there were not any major incidents today

I showed leadership by

*doing my duty around the school
*checking if everything was ok
*setting a good example

Friday, August 7, 2015

Can do excellence #7

Today I had choir we ran through the songs in the end of the year performance.
We went over a new song in the red book I cant remember what it is called but it is about sailing off on a ship to never come back or return.
I showed leadership by turning up on time (8:45 am) and showing respect to the people around me and the music teachers (Miss Harris and Mr McCullam)

Can do excellence # 6 kapahaka

Today I had Kapa Haka We were practicing our actions for our new school song.
Our actions are very funny and weird because of that lots of the Kapa Haka group gets off task when we have finished our run through of the school song.
I showed leadership by staying on task and listening to Matua Rihari (our Maori teacher) when he was speaking. 

My goal for term 3

My goal for term 3 is to get my excellence leadership badge.
This shows I am a good role model in the school and that I show leadership consistently.
I will do this by being a good role model for the younger students and my peers.
By turning up to my duties and doing my job well.
By doing my weekly blogging and home learning and home learning challenges.

Science week 3

This week in Science We were told to pour red cabbage soup into an ice tray, then we were told that there were some ingredients we have to put into each slot.
Our goal was to predict the colour that the cabbage water would turn with each added ingredient.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Maths week 3

This week in maths I did a maths revision sheet it is a refresher on what I had all ready learnt 

Writing week 3

This week in writing we have been learning to
Write a speech my topic is is it ever ok to lie.
My Success criteria is to
Write several paragraphs
And be able to talk for 2-3 minutes.

Reading week 3

This week in Reading I was doing our weekly routine.
Our weekly routine Is....

  1. Read the book in our heads
  2. Read the book to a partner aloud
  3. Complete the authors purpose sheet
  4. Complete the must do's
That is our reading program.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Must do getting involved #3 exellence

Must do getting involved excellence #3

Today I had Koru games practice We were playing A team vs B team (I am in the A team)
The koru games tornament will be some time in September.
In my team I play as a defender, my job is to takle the defenders so they cannot shoot.
today the score was 4-0 to the A team.
I was showing leadership by playing my part in the team and listing to the Refs decisions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Must do excellence #2

Technology excellence must do evidence. #2

Today I had Tech at Lincoln Primary School.
I have to get to school by 8.15 to be well prepared for the day ahead and be ready for the bus.
When we were lining up to get on the bus, there was only one bus at school (bus 1) we had to wait around 5 mins for bus 2 to arrive.
Once we arrived at Lincoln we had to go and see Mrs Scott before we could continue on our project.
Riley and I were finishing our creation. I was drawing football (soccer) logos for the change rooms.
I showed leadership by getting on with my work and showing respect to others learning.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Can do #5 excellence Peer Mediation

This week I had My Peer Mediation duty as I do every week.
I participate fully while doing my Peer Mediation duty.
Today there were no real problems but there were a few upset kids.
One of the kids was crying, because he was upset and to cheer him up and show leadership I asked him what he liked doing, he said he liked running so I gave him a race to a tree and back and he was so happy.
Then I carried on with my duty.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Choir can do #4 excellence

We had choir on Friday morning first thing.
We were practicing our songs from the red book.
and also money money money and hallelujah.
I showed leadership by showing respect to Miss Harris when she was talking to the group.

kapahaka can do #1 excellence

On Friday we had Kapa haka. we practiced a new song.
The lyrics were written for our school.
We now know most of the words so we made up the actions as a group.
I showed leadership by trying my hardest and getting involved

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

excellence can do #2


We were asked if we were able to be involved in the year 7/8 open night.
we had to get our parents to agree and sign.

I wanted to be involved to show leadership and show how good our choir is.
The songs we did were
Hallelujah and money money money

I did show very good leadership by making sure I took the form home and returned it right away and by taking part and by getting involved and by doing my very best.

I sang so hard out I lost my voice.

Excellence can do #3


Last night at school we had a year 7/8 open night for the year 6 students and new possible students
to see what our school has to offer for year 7/8.

I had to be at school at 6.20 to get ready for a kapahaka performance.
the songs we sang were
He Honore
Whakataka te hau
and Pa mai

I showed leadership by arriving at school early, already dressed in my kapa haka uniform,
performing with pride and setting a good example to other students.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Excellence evidence must do #1


Today we had tech,

I am currently doing design.

At design we have to  design  something (I am designing a football stadium) and then build around the design.

I show leadership by being at school early and getting organised.
We have to be at school by 8.30 and ready for the bus to leave.
By being respectful of other students and the bus driver by speaking quietly


Friday, July 24, 2015

Must do number 5

Today I had Winter Sport at School.
I am one of the Captains for this.
I showed Leadership by Getting the Equipment out of the P.E shed so it was ready for our sports session. (leading by example) 
We were learning about different Netball skills.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Must do number 4

Yesterday the PALs had a meeting about what's been happening while Mr Muller was away.
We were talking about how people were not turning up to do their duties.
At lunch time I was playing soccer when someone asked to join in, I realised that the person had refused to do their duty so I suggested that he go and do the duty then come back and play.
Although the person did not end up going and doing their duty, I showed leadership by reminding them what the right thing was they should have been doing (even if they did not go and do it).

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Must do #3 celebration of learning getting involved

On Friday we had our celebration of learning assembly.
I was getting involved by performing in the senior choir and in the senior Kapa Haka.
After my performances I was cheering everyone else on. I thought everyone did a really good job and a lot of the students got involved.
I have really enjoyed this term because of the opportunities in leadership, discovery learning and our self directed learning programme.
At assembly I showed leadership by being involved in the performances and by encouraging others to do well.

Friday, July 3, 2015


This week in maths I was on ixl proving that I could find the perimeter of shapes


In writing we had careers we had to post our writing on my board I was sharing with jack

Reading learning

This week we did our normal plan. Our comprehenchion task,our word study task our story
And our must do's 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Must do # 2 Getting involved

On Thursday the Kakano team had their cross country. Because  some parts were not coned off we had to create a barrier so the juniors know which way to run. We did this by forming a line then turning 90 degrees counter clockwise. As the juniors ran through we cheered them on encouraging them to keep going. I was proud of my little sister for doing so well.
I showed leadership by doing what my teacher asked me to do and by encouraging others and by showing that it is good to cheer on people when they are trying hard to do their best.

Can do # 10 choir

On Friday we had choir. We had it in the hall because in the music room there was something for the kakanos. We practiced hallelujah and performed to our Maori teacher and he thought it was really good I showed active thinking and excellence by doing my part of the song well.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Must do # 1 Tech

Today I had tech, we have to arrive at school at 8.30 to catch the bus to Lincoln for tech.
I arrive at 8.15 so I am well prepared for the day.
On the way to tech, on the bus I was showing respect by talking to the person next to me quietly so it doesn't get too loud and to show respect to the bus driver.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


On Friday we had Choir we went over the songs in the ring of fire (the red book.)
only about half of the Choir gets there before Choir actually starts. 8:45 its only 15 minutes before school starts not hard to make it on time.  


This week Kapa Haka was very short we still got the same amount of learning done but somehow it was in a shorter time. The good thing was we got to go out to break earlier then normal.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Kapa Haka

This week in Kapa Haka we went over some of the lyrics of our songs. I can now sing most of it without looking at the words. It is important that when we sing my voice is clear and I am singing strongly. I need to know the words off by heart to be able to do this.
I show leadership by making sure I know all the words and being able to sing well at school performances. This is important to me and the school.

I think that we sound really good as a group.


Today we had choir. We had to sing lots of new songs and most of them are in a really high key. This is something that is not easy for me.

The good thing is that most of the songs are easy to remember.
I showed leadership by not giving up even though it was harder to sing than normal because it was in a higher key. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

kapa haka

On Friday for Kapa Haka we learnt where we need to stand in our lines. It is important that we know where to stand so that when we perform we can move into position quickly. As part of Kapa Haka, today then we taught the year 5's the actions to the Haka.
We taught them step by step each of the actions they needed to know. I took a leadership role by teaching others what I had been taught and by giving them advice and help so they would understand. 


On Friday I had Choir. We have to be at choir by 8:45 am in the morning.
I arrived at School at 8:30 and went straight to Choir. It is important that we are ready to start at 8:45.
Today I went over the Maori version of Hallelujah. My job in this song is to harmonise.
I showed Leadership by not just being there on time but by arriving early. This is a good example for others.

This year I am enjoying choir.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Choir for 8th may

Last week in choir we learnt the maori version of hallelujah
I really love this song because it shows passion in my voice.
I always show leadership by being passionate and giving it my all setting a good example for the other students.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

kapa haka

On Friday I had kapa haka.
We learnt a new part to a song and I almost know all the words off by heart. I am showing Leadership by being prepared and making sure I can help others because I know the words.

At the moment I am really enjoying kapa haka and want to get better and better.

Thursday, May 14, 2015



On Friday May 8th at kapahaka we practiced our songs and actions.
Then all the boys went outside on the courts with Mr Brown to practice the haka.
Mr Brown told us the importance of body emotion.
(I slapped my legs so hard that I had purple marks on them)

I am showing Leadership by giving it my all and getting involved entirely.