Saturday, 15 April 2017
On march 8th we had Kauri Run Bike Run. As sports Co-ordinator this was a big job. I had to help set up where the bikes we going and where the games were held. While the races were going on I showed active thinking by looking for ways to help without being asked.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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 design of the Halswell skate park because we got to send a submission of what we want in the skate park
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
Thursday, 23 March 2017
today when we got back from tech, It was lunchtime. we had to quickly eat our food and go play. I finished my food and went onto the field. Even though I wasn't doing much I made sure I wore my hat because the younger kids look up to us. By wearing my hat I was being an active thinker by wearing my hat without being asked.
today we had tech, I 'm still working on the model rugby field. The bus ride was great, we were quite and only talking to the person next to us. while I was on the bus I was showing the leadership value of respect by letting the bus driver concentrate for our safety.
Monday, 20 March 2017
Friday, 17 March 2017
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
In writing I have been learning to:
- use all basic punctuation independently
- attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)
I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and commas. 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.
Integrity means you are being fair and honest. Faio'o Fa'amusili (the black ferns captain) has shown integrity by being fair with her team and being honest when it comes to what went wrong and right. In my leadership role, as sports co-ordinator, it's important to show integrity if something happens to the sports gear. I will show integrity by being honest with Mr Forman and fair if I ever have to ref a game
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
In Maths we have been learning:
- Divisibility rules up to 10.
- Simple powers to 10.
- Square roots of perfect squares.
- Common factors of numbers to 100, including highest common factor.
- Least common multiples of numbers to 100.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.
Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.
My next learning step in Maths is...
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
during our leadership meeting today we learnt ten ways a school leader can contribute to your school . We also started planning what we are going to do to contribute to Oaklands. Maddy and I have finished our plan, all we have to do now is run it by the teachers then our plan is confirmed. This plan will take place in term 2 or 3.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Today we had a leadership meeting. Mr Ladbrook was away so Mrs McLeod filled in. We practiced our public speaking. first we did it with a partner, then in groups of four. In the group of four we had a poem, we all got parts to say in front of the other leaders and then we got feedback from them so we could improve.
Today when the year 7/8 hub got back from technology we had to quickly put our bags in the class, grab what we need and go outside. After I ate my food under the shade I put my hat on and ran onto the field. when the year 3's ran past they put their hat on because they saw my friends and I wearing ours. I showed active thinking by role modeling my hat without being asked
E5; research your family tree and share it with your family
My Mums family
John Swaney m Mary Crow in 1846 Cornwall
Family - Ernest, Rosemary and Ian
Ernest Swaney m Amy Prattley in 1914 Temuka
Family - Cliff, Trevor, Albert and Iris
Albert Swaney m Ruth Hosken in 1942 Ashburton
Family - Terrence, Dennis, Trevor, David and Peter
Terrence Swaney m Patricia Lee in 1967 Ashburton
Family - Lynette and Craig
Lynette Swaney m Philip Andrell in 2001 Fiji
Family - Travis, Jared, Leeana, Jake
After Quail island leprosy colony quarantine facility closed in 1925 our family farmed it.
The name Swaney originates from England
Trevor Swaney was killed in WW2 in Florence
Albert Swaney was in WW2 based in Fiji as communications
Terrence Swaney (my Grandad) served in NZ Army as was based in Singapore