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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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.



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

Friday, 30 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. 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:
  1. I learnt that you have to write a C.V for a new job.


  1. You need to have more than one reference to get the job.

  1. Always write the truth about yourself.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae. Link to my C.V

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Visual Language Assessment

WALT: I can take action to inform others about effective leadership.

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


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study


Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel fat four eyed and useless


I found this novel interesting because it had great characters and features to the story.


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.


National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

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 the Red Zone because It was interesting about what happened in the earthquakes.


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 7 and 8
    • Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
      gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
    • I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Monday, 20 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 focussing 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. Leadership Article