Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Writing - Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

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



Who are you going to vote for?
Personally, I believe that the Green party is a good option. They have multiple good policies, in areas such as education, health and environment. One of these, is to make public transport (such as buses, trains and ferries), completely free to under 19s, and free to tertiary students, apprentices and disability beneficiaries, during off peak times.

Make public transport free for under 19s and free during off peak times for students and apprentices. The Green Party would make public transport free for all under 19s and free during off peak times for tertiary students, apprentices and disability beneficiaries.
Everyone under the age of 19 would be eligible for a Green Card. This would allow them to have free transport on buses, trains and commuter ferries. I believe this is a good idea because it will encourage young people to use public transport, which will in turn reduce traffic, and pollution. In addition, this would help young people get involved with things after school, as well as make it much more affordable to travel to school by public transport. To help make education affordable to everyone, the Green party has proposed to fund schools enough for education to be free.

Fund Schools enough for education to be free. The Green party would fund all state schools enough so they would not need to seek donations, fees or fundraising. I believe this would make education much more affordable, as families would no longer need to pay school donation/fees, and we would be able to spend that money on other things, such as food, clothing, and other important items. This would also benefit schools, as they would no longer need to use time fundraising, and would be able to use this money to help students. Another good idea, is to charge for the sale and export of bottled water.

Charge for the sale and export of bottled water. The green party would put an immediate 10 percent levy on the sale and export of bottled New Zealand water. Revenue from the levy would be shared on a 50/50 basis to local councils and mana whenua. They would be expected to use this money to clean up local waterways, and to protect drinking water. I believe this is a great idea, because currently businesses can export water(that they got for free) for little to no extra cost. This is unfair, as they can make a good profit from selling our water. Furthermore, the money made from this levy will be used to clean waterways and protect drinking water, which will benefit all of us. On the other hand, here is a policy I do not agree with…

Require parents of immigrants who join their children in NZ to pay for their own healthcare and superannuation - this is one of ACT’s policies, and honestly, it makes little sense. Why make immigrants pay for their own healthcare and superannuation, when New Zealand’s healthcare is probably one of the reasons people come to this country? A much better option, is to simply tax them as we tax everyone else. Perhaps some sort of
housing tax, but honestly, charging them for health care is absurd. What if they require hospitalization, and because of this policy, are unable to afford proper care? This is hardly good for New Zealand’s reputation. Going back to my main points, here are some of the reasons I believe green party has many valid policies.

So, as I have covered, the green party has many solid policies. I believe they would be a good choice to vote for this election. They have policies in multiple areas; these will be beneficial to everyone. So, who will you vote for this election?



My next steps are: Emotive language - I need to use it more.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Home learning challenge E.11

I have wanted pet rats for a while, so I decided to write a plan on how to get them.

Koru Games Reflection

In the Koru Games the sport I competed in was Volleyball

Our team won four games on the first day, which meant we got into the top 8. We lost all our games on the second day, and came 8th out of 24 teams.

I found the experience to be really fun because we got to play lots of great games, and our team worked well together.

In terms of working with Individuals and Groups; my solo level is relational because I can respond positively to the needs of others, and work together with my team.

For Teamwork; my solo level is relational because I can take responsibility in a team, and understand how my choices affect the outcomes.



Individuals and groups
I need help to work in a group (with teachers or other students
I can work in a group with my friends.
I can work in a group with anyone in my  year level or team  


I can respond positively to the needs of others
I can reflect on how well I work with the group and seek feedback on how I can improve
Teamwork

I need help to interact with others.

I need help to participate in a team.
I can interact with others one to one.

I can participate in a team.
I can interact with others in a small group.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team.

I can participate and take responsibility in a team and explain my choices in terms of team outcomes.
I can participate in creating healthy teams by taking responsibility and critical action.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Excellence 2017 House Captain #5

The project we [the student leaders of 2017] decided on, was to paint a chorus box in our neighborhood. The purpose of this is to discourage anyone from doing graffiti on it. We will also be responsible for keeping the completed box free of graffiti. This job will be past down to the next years student leaders when we go to high school.

On Wednesday we had a meeting discussing these things, and also looking at the ideas for a sketch to put on it we had all submitted. These ideas were mainly about including nature, things to do with the community, Oakland's logo and values, quotes, and and making it colorful. We will submit sketches, and chorus (the company) will decide on the one they want, and an artist will do the final sketch

The care values I showed were:
-Respect by listening respectfully to people.
-Active thinking by adding my ideas to everyone else's.

The leadership values I showed were:
-Trustworthy by completing the work I needed to do in the time I had to do it.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

Excellence 2017 House Captain #4

We had our final bake sale on Tuesday, and as usual, the student leaders were helping. This time there was less food than usual as only about 21/22 people brought baking, instead of the usual 29/30. Because of this, we had to limit it to one piece of food each, and the younger kids get to go first (because they seem to think they need the food more). This time I was helping on the junior bake sale (it is near the little kids and usually has the colorful food).

The care value I showed were Respect by being respectful and patient to the little kids.
The leadership trait I showed was Trustworthy by being carful with the food.