Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Key Competencies

Key Competencies 
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                     A = Almost Always
                                                                S = Sometimes
                                                           N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
S   
A


I am willing to try new things
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
A


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A
  

I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
  

I happily take part in all school activities
S
S


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
A
   

I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
A
   

I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
   

Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge 
A
A
   

I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S
   

Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
N
S
   

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The present: description about the main character

His hazel brown eyes reflected from the TV screen as he played a violence video game alone in the pitch black room. The boys glassy eyes would meet nothing except the moving figures on the blazing screen. His pallid face looked tired with exhaustion but that didn’t stop him from letting the remote controller out of his hand. He was determined to finish the level no matter what.

Obsessed with video games, the boys eyes were glued to his treasure (video games). The unnoticed mother opened the door but the boys selfish personality made him pay no attention.The sudden light made him cringe with discomfort, and what looked like night, turned to an intense illumination of sunshine. His distracted attitude turned out to be more worse than anyone had thought it would be.

By Anika & Sauwarna

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Why children should be in a multicultural group. W.A.L.T: Write a persuasive piece of writing. We were writing a persuasive piece of writing

Why all children should be a part of a multicultural group

W.A.L.T: Use a template to plan our writing


Intro
Hi there! I just finished my dance class! Wait a minute.Do you do any cultural dancing or singing? Do you
want to? If your answer is no, i’m going to convince you to want to join a multicultural group! I strongly
believe that it is compulsory, for every school in NZ to have some kind of a cultural group because it helps
build confidence, it helps with teamwork and it’s great with motor skills! So let's get started!!
It helps build confidence
For starters, it helps build confidence. A lot of children can  hardly make friends! But, if you join a
multicultural group, you can have the confidence to make lots of friends! Your friends are the ones who
will look out for you; they will support you for everything and  to make you make good choices. In my
opinion, it is imperative that we all join a  multicultural group because we can learn new languages! When
you go to different country you will easily be able to understand the local people. Furthermore, you might
even be able to teach your parents a thing or to.
Teamwork
Secondly, it helps with teamwork. When you work as a team you get more things done. As a result, more
ideas are developed and quality improves. Another benefit is, you can get better coordination. When
children try to do one clap all together, instead of a single CLAP, it goes like CLAP, CLAP, CLAP!! If
you join a multicultural group, not only will you have more coordination, you will also have good no…
great teamwork!  And as I  keep saying it is imperative that  every child should join multicultural group.
RIGHT NOW!!!
My third reason is that being in a cultural group will help build motor skills. According to my research, It
helps children like us get exercise and physical activity, which is important for a healthy lifestyle.
Developing these skills helps a child's ability to do more complex skills in future  activities such as being
in a gymnastics team! Having lots of exercise is also good for health. It will keep you fit and teach you
how to be more flexible. Being in a multicultural group will also help you move your body! Hence forth,
 you will be nice and fit for the future!

In conclusion, being in a multicultural group helps build confidence, is great with learning how to work
as a team and it definitely helps with motor skills. It is extremely important to be in a cultural group
because it will help embrace and value every culture, as we all know that we live in a multicultural
world. So go out there and join one. NOW!!

Early British Colonisation W.A.L.T:Do a cause and effect map according to early British colonisation. This is about the causes and effects of how the British came to NZ



This is about the causes and effects of how the British came to NZ