Tuesday, 7 November 2017

pals #5

I played touch I made brayden reef I joined in everybody wanted me on there team but just went on the one brayden put me on it was a huge hit and my team won and I showed active thinking because I did not just play hard I went easyer for other people to have a go.

Pals #4

I did stills with sam it was a hit in the junior school and we pretty much let them play on them just did a couple of races and I showed coummity to go longer because they were loving it.

Pals #3

I did basketball it was a huge hit and loved reefing and my another went in joined in it was a super fun time I showed excellenxce to kept reefing and never give up.

kapa haka #3

Me and soulin were been super loud and we all got steered at it was so scary I showed active thinking by raising voulmue so every body will go up to that voulmue

band #3

I have taked part in the school band I have my frist perfrome in week 4 of next trem so I have been using active thinking to make sure I  take my gutair

pals #2

I did touch we had about 30 kids it went super well and I enjoyed it it was so fun and I think every body eles does I show coummity by not leaving any body out.

Pals #1

so I played dodgeball I was reef it went super well we had about 100 kids trun up I had to show respcet because people were not listening but I did not yell I just asked them to listen

Band #5

we just perfromed on monday it was awesome I played gutair we also played bevelive and I show the active thinking vaule because I new when to change chords

choir #4

I went to choir and we lerant how to sing harmey and how to read the music on our books I contribe by telling people how it works. I showed  exelllexce to hlep other people.

World war 1

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Elction who will you vote

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Have you voted yet,who do you reckon is the best party ? I reckon That Maori party should get your vote
That this party going to stop companies coming into the county and growing caravans. Also they are stopping water been taken to different countries. So the maori party has promise when they get in the government they will act on all of this.
The 1st policy I’m going to talk about is, Aim to have fresh water  drinkable so we don’t have to rely on the systems and we can just drink anywhere in the mountains. We can  drink wherever and when people run out of water they can go and get water from a river.More water drinkable water in new zealand.  Talking about water here is a new topic Ban the export of bottled water by foreign companies until the question of water ownership is addressed

The 2nd policy I'm going to talk about is, Ban the export of bottled water by foreign companies until the question of water ownership is addressed. So then we won’t have to share our water with other countries that can’t produce water so then we don’t have to  suffer. So we don’t have to share our brands and our awesome water with the world and when we are suffering from not having enough water in the world we will have enough because we are not sharing our water. Talking about a new topic here is one Plant 100,000 hectares of forest over 10 years.

The 3rd policy i’m going to talk about is ,100,000 hectares of forest over 10 years.So we can get more animals back into the world  because soon we won’t have any meat. So we can have tons more firewood in nz without importing it.So we can breath better in new zealand and then we won’t die and don’t have more of a chance diying .Here is a policy I disagree with.

The Disagree policy is,Introduce road pricing on major routes.They are going to make you pay for going on roads because if you don’t have money can’t go on the roads. It will slow down traffic and clauses more problems. Here is the conclusion and some questions as well.

So clearly you can see that the maori party is the best Party . That there policies are very good especially around water and transport.Well I haved talked about all of the policies. Will you vote maori party?
My next steps are: To add more detail to my policies.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Formal Letter

WALT: Write a formal letter.

  • Complete the table below to help you reflect on how well you have done this.

What were your next steps that you set at the start of this unit.
Which of these next steps did you achieve?
I just need to add my spelling and punctuation and a better coulson throughout the whole letter  and add the person address I’m sending to.

All of it beset the spacing of the letter that's it .
Which of these next steps did you NOT achieve? Why do you think this was?
Overall what have you learned about writing a formal letter.
Spacing Because I did not read carefully enough through the layout of the letter and I did not space out them.

That Its hard and you need to have both address spacing is imported ,spelling and punctuation.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Review of trem 2 book

  Surface to air is a awesome book if you love rugby this book is for you. So at the start of the book woody loves soccer but his dad had to fight for the war what just started and his dad sent woody to a braoding school what olny plays rugby so woody did not want to go, he ended up going and it changed his life. Review I would give it a rating of 10/10 it was just a great book. Author Tom Plamer.

Monday, 17 July 2017

maths-Assessment task

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

To complete this task you will need a paper copy of the treasure map - These are in Mrs Stinson's drawer in the Whanau zone -please ask her for one. You will need to complete the task here and add a photo of your treasure map when it is done to this document and then turn in

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Blog Title: Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Fat Four Eyed and Useless

I found this novel ok because there was cool events in the book and the reading out there writing in assmebly was a big event

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.
  •  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  4/10 ) and I would  recommend it to others to read because it was a good book but personaly I didn't like the setting of the book because if you like books with cool events init it's the book for you.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 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:

  • Year7/8: 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.


In ARTS this term we have been learning to:
Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
Here is a link to our online modelling book.

  • During this unit of learning we:
  • Described the characteristics of silent performances.
  • Identified different techniques used in silent performances.
  • Used these techniques in a variety of different practice situations.
  • Worked in a small group to put together our own silent performance.

The most challenging part of this unit of learning was been silent because if somthing went wrong you can't tell them to do that scene
The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. doing this with my firends and having a good laugh 
  2. we all had the same idea 
The story that my group told silently was that I stole the fidget spinner and then I ran into the stage and threw the fidget spinner case away and then I ran off ...........

Overall I think my group worked really well because we all had the same idea so we just clicked and it was so easy to do the process and film the act.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

student led conference

here is my student conference

Jak o'connell cv

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 have very good computer skills
 2.  I am very good at teamwork and stuff like that 
 3.  I am very good at resilience 

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.link link

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Term 1 book review

Surface to air is a awesome book if you love rugby so at the start of the book he loves soccer but his dad had to fight for the war what just started and his dad sent him to a braoding what olny plays rugby so he did not want to go he ended up going and it changed his life. Review I would give it a rating of 10/10 it was just a great there is a whole sires and author tom plamer.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

current events

Blog Post Title: 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 skate park because I got to work with my firend brayden and it was a good project .

Here is a link to my learning assessment task 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 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.

Jak's Evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability

Evaluate statements made by others about the findings of statistical investigations and probability activities.

In the newspaper article, ‘Which Social Media for Teens?’ instgram, it was reported that young people are using different forms of social media than they did a few years ago.
Read the article below and comment on whether the reporter’s statements are consistent with the survey data.
Which Social Media for Teens? He has got the wrong the facebook thing wrong
It looks like Facebook is no longer cool amongst the teens of today.  Instagram and Twitter have taken over the most popular social networks among American children and these kids are ditching Facebook.
Research has shown that today’s teens are no longer using Facebook. Rather, they are using Instagram and Twitter. There has been a steady decline in the usage of Facebook, with all other social networks increasing in popularity. Surveys of 15,000 social network users between the ages of 13 and 19 over the past three years, gave the following results:
Source: This article has been created for the purpose of this statistics exercise and is not from any publication.

Jak's Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel abandon ship

I found this novel great  because their is a lot of darma through out the book

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.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

gardening club e#1

I have been working very hard we got sliver in the gardening show so we did I had to show repcet to other people and our grandening show we did .

pals e#1

this is really not about pals we have to show exllence while do wet day motior beacuse year 6s were away so I got a ok classroom it was fun it got anyoing at times so I had to work through it

here is a little measage about the care vaules

 here is the link below


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

birthday card #4

  hi this is my dads 40th this year so I hope he has a good day. The ict tool I used is google drawings,

fire on the port hills #3

The fire on the port hills has been going on for the last 2 weeks it has been very dangerous burning down eleven homes.

Day 1
It started in lansdown or on early valley road it was caused by a powerline and then it went into the grass and also fire engines were called off until half an hour later and then it was threatening six homes in lansdowne and only one home burned down and then it started to go to kennys bush.

Day 2
It was very big there were two fires one was near tip tapu and one was near westmorland and kennedys bush  so masons were working really hard that day.

Day 3
The fire was really went big that was day it took out 10 houses it was massage and fire crews were working  really hard that day and also the mountain bike park was burned down.

Day 4
That day was the day the fire crews took out the flames.

Day 5
Hot spot day tons of firemen are working on the hot spots and they needed helicopters to help is well with taking out hot spots.

list of things I have done over the last 4 weeks # 2

hi this is the list of things I have done over the last 4 weeks is all these things listed below

1 vacuming .
2 dish vers.
3 bins.
4 ludara.
5 bring in the washing.
6 clean up my  room .
7 pull curtains.
8 feeding dogs .
9 feed the cat .

10 feed the guinea pigs .

pals traning # 0

I have been doing pals tranning I think I have done very well in training and also I am the pals leader 2017 so yeah have been looking at how I could be a good pal and also how to run games and what games. We have been learning about junior and senior games like we should not play a complicated game with them I had to show respect to the teacher beacuse i flet like telling him what to do.

pals # 1

I have jused ran my first game capture the flag It was awesome I wish I could do it again I explained the rules and also I ran the game well People enjoyed it at the same time I had fun and my friends even started playing and they don't like capture the flag. I showed respect during this game by making teams fear.

pals # 2

I played touch it was'nt a good start but the gamed ended well we got about 30 people in the end and I had fun so did all the childern and I joined in and more year 5s and 4s played so It was really fun and also year 4s and 5s are easy to tech I had to show excellence by keep on trying to get the game running.

pals # 3

I played mini soccer it was awesome we got easy 50 people and all kids had fun.So did I so it was a good game and my friends keep on asking me to play but it was junior game and some of my little friends played  I had to show active thinking by mangeing 50 people it was hard.

pals # 4

I had so much fun doing pals It was awesome we played touch  we got about 30-50 people I think  they really enjoyed it.  Next week I am aming for 70 people to join my game so that would be awesome I think I did commuity by helping people to lrean touch.

gardening club # 1

I have been helping for the grading show it has been fun and I have learned how to paint and garden and I am looking ford to the garden show at washton working mens club and my friends were sad that they didn't join early. I showed respect by trunning up each week.

kapa haka #2

I have been learing ka waita and tip taupu for kapa haka it has been so cool. I am in the perfrome group and I do it for the rest of the year. We will be doing perfrome through the year. I had to show active thinking beacuse I was learing the actions.

choir # 3

we have been learing songs for the music festavil in horncalste area it will be so cool to be able to perfrome with the choir group we are learing cool songs and we will performe through out the year at school. I showed excellence by going and doing the rolls for mr rule.

trailing for band #4

today it was awesome we got to traling for band I was doing gutair I played white stripes. It was really cool hopefully I get in. Three days later I got in and we are learing the beatles and it is really cool to play with difference people. I had to show respect to mr rule beacuse if I didn't  get in I would not get angry at him.

garnering club two #5

today we did planting for the ginger bread house. What we are making it for the granding club and it was very cool and and i got to plant flowers. I got to go to the granding show it was cool and we got a sliver award we were proud to get a sliver. I had to respect other people graden displays at the granding show.

compare and diffrencts #1

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Games with minimal or 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.

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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?
sneak up granny
tag games
duck duck goose
caption coming
hunger games
made be whistle 
so if we are bored at lunch time we can play some thing 

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are games what I could play at lunch time because they are fun

My Next Steps.

Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment aremaybe find some games I need no cones bib or whistle  Because it's easy to get hold of at lunch

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.

In Maths we have been learning: square roots to 100

Square numbers to 100 and their matching square roots.
This is part of our basic facts knowledge.
It is important to just know these as we can use this knowledge in other areas of maths.

Here is a link to our online modleing book
Here are the IXL screenshots that show evidence of my learning.  

My next learning step in Maths is to apply this knowledge to help me solve problems in others areas of Maths.

Friday, 17 February 2017

maths: WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10

WALT: Find factors of numbers to 100 and common multiples of numbers to 10
Assessment Task:

1. Find all the factors of 16

The factors of 16 are: 1,2,4,8,16

2. Find all the factors of 20

The factors of 20 are: 1,2,4,5,10,20

3. Fill in the missing factors below:

Here are the 3 screenshots to my IXL activities:

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My next step is: is to do year 9 maths