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.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Excellence 2017 House Captain #3


Bake Sale

Today we had our third bake sale. I made chocolate cake, cut into squares. As a house captain, I also helped to sell the baking. There wasn't to much this time, so some things had to be cut in half, which we did. Because of this, most things were only a dollar, but kids could only buy one thing(at least at the start). To make such this happened, we had to put dots on their hands after they bought something. This was harder than it sounds, and I don't think it was entirely successful, but overall the sale went well.

The care values I showed was Respect, by being respectful to people buying food, and Community by working with the other house captains to sell the food. The leadership value I showed was integrity by giving people correct change, and also when someone started to walk away without getting the food they paid for, I shouted after them.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Term 2 Book Review

The Name of the Wind
By Patrick Rothfuss

This story is about a man called Kvothe, who tells his story. It is a trilogy, and the second book is called Wise Mans Fear. The third book isn't out yet. This is the blurb:

 ‘I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me’

It is a great book, the plot twists and turns, and it is difficult to guess what will happen next. The characters are very realistic, you get caught up in the story. It is one of the best books I have ever read.