Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Term 2 Drama, 2017

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 making up the silent performances because It was sometimes difficult to think of ideas.

The two things that I enjoyed the most were:
  1. Making up our silent performances.
  2. Learning different techniques of silent performances.

The story that my group told silently was A race day where the starting flag got stolen, and our other performance was about someone who lost their glasses and decided to steal someone else's glasses.

Overall I think my group worked well together because we worked well together, although we didn't quite finish, because we probably made it to long and complicated.

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:

  • Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

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.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Home learning Challenge C4

I did the 40 hour Famine. I slept on the floor, and went without technology for 40 hours. I raised $60.20

Excellence 2017 Te Hapua #3

On Friday we went to Te Hapua as usual. It was our final session of robotics. We were doing a maze. Jacinta, Warisha and I were working together. The point of the maze was to knock over all the skittles and get out of the maze again. We were supposed to use the robots senses as well. None of the groups finished the maze, although quite a few were close, including us.

I showed Community by working with my team and taking turns to test our robots in the maze. The leadership trait I showed was Active Thinker, while programming the robot.