Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review.

This is my Term 2 book review! I am reviewing the book Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. I really enjoyed this book. This book is about a boy called Ben who's mother is an actress. Ben doesn't know his father until he finds a trace of his fathers name. He looks up his father's name in the phone book and calls the number but then something happens, something that will change his life... Then Ben goes into town to look for hi father. Ben runs into his mother when he is walking down the road. She gets angry and wants him to go home then at the train station he runs into a mysterious old lady... if  you want to know more you'll have to read the book.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Homelearning Challenge 3 Distinction.

This is my 3rd Home learning challenge for my Distinction badge. I chose this challenge because I enjoy make slides and explaining. For this challenge I had to create a slide telling people about how Oakland's Students show the CARE values. I chose to pick one from each value C A R E and apply it to each section. Each section had a C A R E value.

Link to slide

I hope you enjoy reading this slide.

Homelearning Challenge 2 Distintction.

Yesterday I made Sushi for the 1st time!. I invited my Grandma and Aunty over as they love Sushi. The Sushi I made contained : Chicken , carrot , red pepper and Japanese mayonnaise wrapped in seaweed. Here are some pictures of me making Sushi. I did this homelearning challenge because it involves cooking and trying new things which I enjoy.



Saturday, 8 July 2017

Homelearning Challenge 1 Distinction.

I have completed a Home learning Challenge by completing the first stage of Cantamaths for 2017. Mr Ladbrook is taking 1 Year 7 and 1 Year 8 team. He has narrowed it down to 6 of each year and next he will narrow it down to 4 per year which will make the team. I hope I get in !
Here is a link to my answers for the first stage. Link to stage 1. The next stage is about how we work in a team.

Key Leadership 1 Distinction.

On Wednesday I went to the Library as my job as a Librarian. The Library opened as our school had it's Oakland's School open day. The day timetable changed because of this so morning tea and lunch time where pushed back to 10:30 and 12pm . The library opened at 12:15. We didn't have many people come in because they thought it was closed. We scanned not many books. I found a new series to read they are the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore. There are 29 books in the series. I also found another series by Brian Selznick called Wonderstruck and The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I showed the CARE values by turning up and I also showed the leadership traits by using my active thinking by extending my knowledge and trying new books.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study.

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silver stream by Jillian Sullivan.

I found this novel interesting  because Lorna's Mother went to camp. Lorna is a strong brave girl that will risk her life to help those in need. Lorna replaced Dana's place in the camp because Dana was pregnant. Lorna made a new friend called Rebekah . Rebekah and Lorna escaped the camp but then disaster struck...
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 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  8/10 and I would / would not  recommend it to others to read because……………...because…………


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Visual Art Post T2



This Term for arts rotation I have been doing Visual Art.

Maths Assessment task Week 10 T2

Assessment task: Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references

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Leadership in the community 1 for Distinction Badge.

Monday July 3rd 2017 .


Today I helped Mr Muller out by helping to set up the hall for the full school assembly. I helped out by putting out the chairs for the seniors , guests , house captains and student leaders. I was one of the two helpers he had. After lunch we did R3 and then went to assembly. At assembly I received my Leadership Excellence Badge. After the awards Choir sang. We only had time for 1 song so we sang Purea Nei. I showed the CARE values by aiming for excellence in all learning areas and I showed Integrity and Trustworthy by helping out to set up. I also showed goal focused by achieving my badge.

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 7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Each week we have 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 Link to map

Describe map Two Link to map


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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Leadership in the community 10.

Today I went to Choir  to practice our songs that we re performing and also to practice for the Music festival . We are performing at 1:30 on Wednesday and also on Monday at full school assembly. We are doing the same songs for the music festival and our performances. Today wet got our yellow music books so we can practice at home. I enjoy going to Choir because it involves leadership. I showed the leadership traits because I showed trustworthy and active thinker . I showed active thinker by keeping my music book in my book box so I can get it out in class before Choir. I showed the CARE Values by turning up and aiming for excellence.

Leadership in the community 9

Today I am going to the Library for Leadership . For Library we have swapped days because Ashley has Band on a Wednesday so therefore we are on Wednesday and they are now on Tuesday. Today we had lots of people come to the library . We had to issues heaps of books and return heaps too. I enjoyed helping people find a certain genre that they were looking for. I showed the leadership traits because I showed integrity and trustworthy , I also showed the CARE Values by turning up and contributing to the wider school.