Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tropical Beach Poem/Free Verse

Tropical Beach Poem


¨Chirp,chirp” chirped the cicadas.  The ferocious waves rushed to land violently.  I sinked my teeth into the delicious, tropical pineapple.  The white foamy, crest overlapped the ,soft grainy sand as it approached.


I leapt into the rigid emerald water and I felt like I was an icecube.  I jumped back onto land sand grabbed a towel.  I cleaned up all the water and laid down to rest.  I hopped back into my car and drove back to Auckland.



Monday, 7 August 2017

A Wild Trip!

A Wild Trip!


We were almost there.  We had arrived.  “Yay!” My brother shouted as he ran out of the door.  It was Sunday and my parents, brother and I were planning on going to Rainbows End because we had a voucher I got from getting the student of the term award to terms ago.  I leapt to the entrance like a ballerina doing ballet.


The amusement park was as big as 100 blue whales.  The first thing I saw was a map and beside it was a spinner to decide which ride to go to.  I smelt fresh and yummy food from the shops nearby.  My parents suggested driver's town.  At first my brother and I didn’t want to go but then we agreed.  In reality it was a very acceptable ride.  In the ride you had to get into a mini car and you drove around a fake town.  It was like driving a real car, but most of the things were mostly stickers and the only two working things were the accelerator and the indicator.  There were traffic lights and there were “stop” and “give way signs” too.


After that we went to the Gold Rush which was a minecart ride.  The long queue always dominated rides so, so did it dominate this one so we will skip that part in this recount for your reading pleasures.  When it was our turn to have the fun we hopped in the cart and clutched the handrail tightly.  My brother was scared and so was I.  When we were going up it made an eerie “click!’  Sound as we went up.  Fun fact, I’m actually scared of heights, so you guessed it.  I was as scared as fear itself.  When we got to the top the cart went plummeting down to the ground suddenly.  “Woah!” Me and my brother screamed.  After that the ride came to a stop at a familiar station but it wasn’t familiar, it was the same station.


I was begging my parents “can we go to the Log Flume”  They said yes but i had no clue where it was, but then I spotted it.  We ran over there like a cheetah hunting its prey.  As we approached the ride there was a long queue again.  It was finally our turn so we hopped in the log and off we went, slowly.  It was a slow ride, but then we got up to the fun part.  Up we went just like the Gold Rush, “click, click, click!”  Went the conveyer belt.  Once we got to the top we went through a very green area.  A sign warned “Unsteady bridge ahead”  I told my brother they were just trying to scare you but he was still a little bit scared.  We went through a variety of places including a cave, lagoon and even a forest.  We finally arrived at the big slope down.  “Ah!” We both screamed as the wind charged into our faces.  We plummeted down to the colossal pool of water under us and the log splashed into the water with extreme force.  The water bursted onto our whole body and our clothes became damp.  The log cart went to the beginning of the ride and as the log approached the platform we hopped of like a wild Kangaroo.  While we go to the exit we realise that our mum was waiting for us.  As we went up the stairs that lead out of the Log Flume area we told our mum about the exquisite ride.
File:Rainbows End Logo 2014.png - Wikipedia

As we exit the amazing amusement park I treasure the memory in my brain and if I hadn’t, you wouldn’t have been able to read this recount.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Key Competencies 2017 Seniors

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
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
A
A


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


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


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S


I treat others with respect
S
A


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


I show good manners and cooperate with others
S
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
S


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
A


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


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

W.A.L.T Advertise something - Advertising a Banana.


Reflection: We like how I listed what are the benefits of potassium.  We think next time we should add more reasons why you should by a banana.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

TV is Bad Invention

TV Is a Bad Invention!

We don’t agree that TV is a good invention.  It shortens your lifespan,increases aggression and damages relationships.  We have a handful of evidence why TV is a bad invention so sit down and read this article!


Our first idea is that TV can shorten your life. Japanese scientists say that watching TV for prolonged periods of time can raise the risk of solid blood clot in your lungs. For every extra two hours of watching TV per day, the risk of fatal Pulmonary Embolism is increased by 40 per cent. Pulmonary Embolism is when one or more blood vessels in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Pulmonary Embolism is caused by a blockage in blood vessels in the legs that usually works its way up to the lungs. It's also linked to slow movement. Researchers recommend going for a walk and stretching every hour during TV time.-Rohan S


Our second idea is that it increases aggression and violent activity.  Exposure to violence in media makes kids more likely to accept it in their daily lives. Research shows that early exposure to TV violence also makes it likelier that kids will grow up to be aggressive adults.  Teens and young adults who watch more than 3 hours of TV a day are more than twice as likely to commit an act of violence later in life.  Psychologists have worried about the effects of TV as long as the tube has been around. Most early research addressed short-term behavior, finding that violent TV made children more aggressive.-Rohan K




Our third idea is it could damage relationships.  The more you believe in popular portrayals of romance on television, the less committed you are to your real relationship, according to research published several years ago in the journal Mass Communication and Society. Plus, you’re also more likely to see marriage as a loss and be open to the idea that there’s someone better out there. Do you want to lose your friends?
Well watch TV right now if you want to-Rohan.K/Rohan.S


Overall TV is a heart breaking, life draining and aggression growing invention!   So stop getting stuck in cyberspace and demolish your TV right now!!!