Thursday, 29 June 2017

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
Managing Self

I am organised for the day

I am willing to try new things

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

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

I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them

I make sensible behaviour choices

I happily take part in all school activities

Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working

I treat others with respect

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

I show good manners and cooperate with others

Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others

I listen well to other people’s opinions

I take part in activities outside of the classroom


I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge

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

Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

How YouTube is a great app/persuasive writing.

YouTube is a great app

                                              Walt: write persuasively                    

YouTube is one of the best apps ever! On YouTube you can watch anything you want.  For example, watching people do challenges.  If you think that YouTube is one of the worst apps ever then you will be on our side if you read our reasons. Here are some reasons why YouTube is a great app.
YouTube is a great app because you can get entertained. Kids might get entertained by cartoons and parents might get entertained by movies, news and rugby and soccer games. Sometimes YouTube can be good because you watch people play video games you can get an idea from them and do it yourself. YouTube is entertaining because you could laugh by watching funny video, eg: The Simpsons.

Our second reason why YouTube is a great app is because you can post your own videos to YouTube and watch them yourself.  If you keep on posting videos you will get money.Also if y you will get  one thousand subscribers you will get the silver play button, you will a gold play button if you have over one million subscribers and you will get the diamond play button if you get ten million subscribers.  I you want you can trade them for money at the bank and if you keep on posting videos you will keep on earning money in your bank account.

Our final reason why youtube is a great app is that because you can subscribe and donate money to youtubers. you can  comment,also watch LIVE videos on YouTube which is good.people do earn $20 every video you upload and if you upload videos every two times a week you will earn $1000 for a whole year.people may make something special for youtubers and search their address and send them to it and you can watch them open your special thing you made for them on  YouTube.

Now our reasons are done. Now you know how YouTube is a good app.Now you guys will be on our side and say that youtube is a good app.DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE NOW OR SEARCH ON SAFARI OR GOOGLE!!

Reflection I think I did well with my ideas. I need to work on my detail.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Describing Myself

I am writing a description of where I come from.  I will be describing my ethnicity, when my family immigrated to NZ and my special family taonga.

I am Korean.  My whole family was born in Korea but I was born in NZ.  
At home I speak Korean and so does my mum, grandma, grandpa and
my brother who all live with me. My grandparents came from Korea to
NZ to have a better life. My family came in 1998. At Korean weddings it's
the same as NZ weddings but we drink tea instead of water.

My family is special to me because they tell me to never give up and they
give me courage in everything I do.

My mum and dad got married at 1997. After 10 years, which was 2007,
I was born. After 3 years my dad died so my mum takes cares of me.

Student reflection - I am Extended Abstract because I explained why family is important to me and gave several ideas.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Reflection I think I did well on my explaining

WALT: Describe the lion dance by gathering ideas from the article 'Teasing the LIon' Pt 3 No 3 1991

WALT: Describe the lion dance by gathering ideas from the article ‘Teasing the Lion’
Pt 3 No 3 1991

Introduction - Khushi
We are describing the Chinese Lion Dance that is performed every Chinese New Year.
We are going to describe what the lion looks like, how the lion moves, how the Chinese people feel about the dance, the sounds that can be heard and how the people inside the lion would feel.

Describe what the lion looks like - Seung Joon
The lion looks like a large cat with a short tail, has human legs and a long body. The lion is really detailed and colourful because he is covered in decorations and he is many colours such as: red, blue, green, yellow etc… like the colours of the rainbow . The lion is marvellous.

How the lion moves - Nicole
First the lion begins to stretch, then he moves backwards when the beat gets faster . When the person in front of the lion waves their fan in front of the lion, the lion has to jump around excitedly like the person is trying to tease the lion.  At the end, the lion does a cool trick like climbing up poles.

Describe how the Chinese people feel about the dance - Akshay
The Chinese people feel lucky because the lion brings good luck to the people.  The Chinese may also feel excited about the dance.   The chinese will go crazy to see the dance. They would seem amazed.
Describe the sounds heard during the dance - Alex
The Chinese people can hear the drum while they are dancing. They can also hear the whole crowd cheering for the lion dancing.  There are other kinds of instruments too.

Describe how the people inside the lion would feel - Harshit
The Chinese people would feel super excited because they might like doing the dance.  Although when they are doing the dance, they might be feeling hot.  The dancers are not really feeling nervous because they are concentrating on what they doing and making sure the people under the lion aren’t getting too tired- so their minds are filled up with other things apart from who’s watching them.

I believe that the Chinese people think the lion dance is important because the lion dance means good luck to the Chinese people.  The lion dance is a dance happening during the Chinese New year to celebrate it.


We believe we are extended abstract thinkers because we have described several characteristics of the lion dance.  We have explained many of our ideas and we have evaluated the importance of the lion dance in the conclusion.

reflection I think my group did well because my teacher says it is Extended Abstract well done.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

What makes you a kiwi kid?

What makes a kiwi kid?Image result for hokey pokey ice cream

A kiwi kid is all about hunting for kiwis in a dark forest with your friends.

A kiwi kid does bungy jumping in the summer holidays off the harbor bridge.
Image result for bungy jumping
Being kiwi is about going camping and exploring parts of NZ.

It’s true,L&P is only found in NZ.  Image result for l & p

It’s nice to pick up rubbish for the environment in NZ.

Being a kiwi kid is about having fun.

My class identified the things that make you a kiwi kid. Then we made poems. Have a look at mine.
Reflection. I learnt that lots of things can make you a kiwi kid.