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Curriculum Vitae Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.
A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.
Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.
Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:
Curriculum Vitae's usually have referees
Spelling and Grammar is very important
 A C.V is a formal writing.
Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Excellence Care Values 2

Technology

This week in cooking, we had a reliever teacher called Miss Tobec who used to teach Home Economics at Lincoln two years ago. In that session we made Cinnamon Pinwheel Scones and Banana Loaves. Instead of making them in groups, we all made them individually for the scones and in pairs for the loaves. For the pinwheel scones we had to go get the flour and baking soda, sugar and butter and had to mix it around until it was well combined. Then we had to make a well with the dry ingredients and mix in the milk and water slowly and start beating it literally. After that we lay it out on the bench and started rolling it out with a rolling pin and then added the cinnamon and rolled it up. Then we put it in the oven. For the banana loaf, we had to get basically the same ingredients and mix it up while on another bowl we had the wet ingredients. We cracked the egg into the mixture and then split the mixture into two separate loaf pans. Then we put it in the oven. I think the care val…

Excellence Student Leader 3

Student Leader 

One of the responsibilities of being a deputy head boy is that you need to attend weekly student council meetings and contribute to them. My role in the student council is that I have to take minutes, where I have to do the roll and record every idea that is being suggested. This role is actually quite hard as ideas are suggested incredibly fast. This week in the student council, the topic was fundraisers and causes we should fund raise for. Some of the suggestions for causes were:
- Terror Victims
- Sport Clubs - Food For Homeless - Animal Shelters - Any type of shelter - Cancer Society - Second chance dog resuce - Dental care - Child Cancer - Second Chance dog rescue - SPCA - Plunket - Ronald McDonald House - Starship Hospital Next week when we meet again on Wednesday, we will be discussing the subject of what Oaklands school do against bullying. A care value that I showed during the meeting was Community, by contributing to the Student Council, I feel we are helping out the whol…

Convert between metric units using decimals

In Maths we have been learning………..
Convert between metric units using decimals. Converting is part of our Number Knowledge. It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge when we are solving measurement problems.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.
Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  

SKI JUMP  - This is the activity that shows my ability to apply the knowledge I have learned.
Here is link to my Ski Jump problem solving activity answer sheet. (link your answer sheet here)
My next  step in Maths is…… to use this new knowledge to help me solve a wide variety of measurement problems

Reading - Text Compostion

In reading we have been learning to…. recognize the way words, sentences and paragraphs are put together (eg sentences that express cause and effect) and use this knowledge to understand complicated texts.

Here is a link to our online modelling book

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit: (link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

Defining parts of speech Types of sentences Analyzing paragraph construction Explain the relationship between components of texts. Complex text analysis

My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge of parts of texts, to help me make sense of increasingly complicated text types.

Excellence Student Leader 2

City Council Trip
On Monday the 29th of May, the student leaders went on a bus to the CBD, where we went to visit the City Council Building to learn more about them and leadership. When we got there we took a little walk around the CBD, to make our way towards the Council Building. When we got there we got to have alittle break to take pictures while a member of the council staff got organized and ready to teach us. Once we got into a little classroom in the council building, we looked at a presentation about what the council does, eg; Taking out the trash, giving us fresh drinking water, doing building inspections, etc... and how the council is run. The council teams are split into different groups, most of them had just under 300 people working for them, while some of them had as little as 18. After that they had 6 council workers to take us to where they work and explain to us what they do and have us report back. My group had the Resource Consent workers who basically had to find…

Relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

WALT: relate tables, graphs, and equations to linear and simple quadratic relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Assessment Task: A car rental business has two rental schemes, red and blue for rentals up to ten days. These schemes are advertised in their brochures with this graph. Use the following information to work out how many days of rental would carry the same total cost on either the blue or the red scheme (show your working). The area under the graph gives the total cost of renting. The schemes each follow a linear pattern, cutting the vertical axis at 120 and 170. Both blue and red schemes cost $110 on the 4th day of rental.






My Favourite Book Of Term 1

A Game Of Thrones - By George R. R. Martin
The story is set in the medieval ages in the fictional continents Westeros and Essos, and told through multiple perspectives in each chapter. One of the perspectives is of the Stark family who are the main family of House Stark, located in the fort Winterfell, the lord Ed Stark is called to be the Kings Hand as the previous one had been slain, which is basically the bodyguard of the king. A member of the Stark family, Jon Snow is taken to a place called the wall, which is a big wall made of ice where they keep all the people that commit minor crimes. The wall is the only place that separates them from the north, where it is infested with dangerous undead beings called white walkers. In Essos which is the continent split from Westeros by the Narrow Sea, a woman called Daenerys, part of House Targaryen, is sold off to a leader of the Dothraki, called Khal Drogo by her brother Viserys in-exchange for some men for his army. The story snowballs f…

Current Events Term 1

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 Donald Trump's Refugee Ban because it was very interesting to me because of the recent political issues about Donald Trump recently.
Hereis a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.
The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant) 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

Statistics Reflective Blogposts

In Maths we have been learning to:

Evaluate statistical investigations or probability activities undertaken by others including data collection methods, choice of methods and validity of findings.

Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.

Here is some evidence of my learning. Include screenshots for both of the IXL activities. Link to Future options activity and answer sheet. Link to Social Media For TeensKeep Away From Horses activities and answer sheet. (make this link live with your learning)




A part of this learning that I found challenging was the extended abstract task Keep Away from The Horses as it involved very thorough scanning of the text and comparing the data and quoted statistics with the raw data provided at the bottom of the pdf and some of the questions were very confusing to follow like question 3.

My next step is to continue to apply this knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Excellence Care Values 1

Technology

Last week at technology we had a switch in our Pentads so this week we did Design instead of Science. This years order is different, last years order went, Design, Woodwork, Science, Cooking and Then Textiles and then Design again and so on. But this years order goes Design, Cooking, Woodwork, Textiles, Science and so on. Design and Textiles is taught together with Mrs Scott and Mrs Paterson. All we learnt at Design was net making, which is basically what a 3d object would look like if it was folded out and we also learnt how to use the 3d modelling tool Tinkercad's beta. After that we did a general knowledge Kahoot which was challenging and I learnt a lot of things in that Kahoot. I think the Care Values I showed was Active Thinking because I had to use my brain in some of the net making challenges and the Kahoot. The evidence of leadership is resilient because some of the kahoot questions were very challenging.

Excellence Student Leader 1

Student Leader 

This week for my role as Deputy Head Boy, we had a leadership meeting about who got their merits and who didn't get them. As I got my Merit last week in Assembly, we get to do the reward game/ activity for leadership as we had done what we had to do for the term which was to get at least our merit. Also for our role, in term 2, the heads and the deputies get to go to this world vision leadership event on the first week of term 2 on Thursday. I think the care values I showed this week was Active Thinking as I was organized and got my Merit quickly. I showed leadership by being trustworthy; by being able to get my Merit in the first term like he told us to.

Novel Study Term 1

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel  See Ya Simon by David Hill

I found this novel ok because I only really got attached to the characters near the end of the book but the author did a good job concluding the novel, the novel only got interesting halfway through.

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.
Link to Explain Map
Link to Inference Map

National Standard this covers

Year 9/10 Standard
I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
I can use …

Probability Reflective Blogpost

In Maths we have been learning to:

compare and describe the variation between theoretical and experimental distributions in situations that involve elements of chance.

calculate probabilities, using fractions, percentages, and ratios.

Here is a link to our online modelling book that supports this learning.

Here is some evidence of my learning. Include screenshots for all 4 of the IXL activities. Link to extended abstract text book activity ( make this link live with your learning) or include some images if you did this work in your Maths book. Link to Extended abstract Figure it out activities ( Make this link live with your learning)

Rough Justice Slater Mazes Text Book Activity
My next step is to continue to apply my knowledge of statistics and probability in a variety of real world situations and contexts.

Excellence HLC E9

Link to my Prezi
For my excellence badge, I decided to do the Home Learning Challenge "Research an important person or event in NZ’s history. Present your findings." I decided to use the tool Prezi, which I hadn't used before. Since this was about NZ's history I decided to research Kate Sheppard, who was a women's rights activist. I used a variety of resources including Wikipedia and Biography.com.

Merit Care Values 5

Technology
This week on Thursday we had technology and on the penultimate session of science, we had some fun with lego mindstorms, which are robots that you program and do fun things with. We initially started building the lego mindstorms, some people tried to go off by their imagination but Melahkye and I decided to go with an instruction booklet that taught us how to build a basic robot. The building process was pretty easy so we got to programming fairly quickly. We taught our robot how to move in a square so the next challenge would be so it won't go out of the square when moving around. It didn't work that well as there was something wrong with our motor but Natasha and Savannah's worked. I think the care value I showed was Active Thinking as the programming stage was fairly challenging and confusing.

Merit Student Leader 5

Student Leader
This week for my role we had a leadership meeting during Tuesday's read and feed time. It was about what we think is going well, what we are happy about and about what we find very challenging. I said for both of them public speaking, as I think I did well speaking at the Run Bike Run but I still find it challenging. After that we had a sub meeting with the Heads and Deputies about running the Student Council, which as part of the role of Heads and Deputies role. We came up with these ideas - Use a talking Object - Stay on a specific topic - Let everyone share - etc... I think the care value I showed was Active Thinking as we had to spend some time coming up with some ideas about how we would run our meeting.

Games with minimal to no equipment

In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment. Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.

The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment. (Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )
Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment. What equipment would we usually need to play these games.   Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment? Invisible TouchCaptains ComingTagConesBibsSo we have something to play during break.
My Strengths. Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are listening to the teachers instructions because I understood how to play when we were playing.
My Next Steps. Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are getting to the teachers faster so they can get on with their explaining faster Because I usually take a long time to get to the teachers area and it holds up their games.