Thursday, 29 June 2017

why it would be great to be a lion

Why it would be great to be a lion

It has sharp razor teeth,a long Mane,claws have you guessed yet If you guessed a lion you're correct I would like to be a lion because you can be the king of the jungle and did you know that a female lion needs 5kg of meat a day a male needs 7kgs or more a day.

Lion can catch their prey in one second  by this hiding in the long tall grass.lions live in prides with related females and up to three unrelated males; female lions live together their entire lives

Male lions are the only big cat species that have manes.female lions do the hunting together in groups while male lions stay home to protect the pride lions take care of their young by caring for them

The mother produces milk for her cubs the pride has a lot of cubs .cubs are mostly born at the same time lioness make a thicket for her cubs lions protect them selves with their size so would you like to be a lion  I know that I would love to be a lion I know that You will to I'm tanishka thank you for listening to my speech

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats!

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

Dogs are better than cats because they don’t hunt that much and they don’t ruin your furniture.dogs will give  you love until they die. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you’ve ever done since the day you were born. A dog knows when you’re sad. Dogs will tilt their heads and try to understand every word you say. Cats will ignore you and take a nap. Dogs will bring you your  slippers and cats will drop a dead mouse in your slippers dogs will wake you up if there is a fire , cats will quietly sneak out the cat flap.


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
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

Why Television is a Bad Invention‍

We all heard the warning: “THat TV will rot your brain!”We think that television is a horrid and ghastly invention because   some shows are very inappropriate, it is bad for your health and could make you lazy and you won’t be able to get other things done like cleaning your room, doing your homework, exercising or spending time with your family. Studies suggest watching TV lowers verbal abilities.

Some shows are inappropriate because they show bad things that can make children behave badly.  For example stealing, smoking, bad language, aggression and mean actions.  We believe that parents would have to block certain channels or check what they are watching regularly so that they don’t watch trashy, rubbish filled shows.

The last thing is that if you watch too much TV you could get addicted to it and could become lazy. Also you won’t be able to get anything done because you will just sit on the couch for several hours and will not help in doing anything useful. So now that we have explained why TV is bad for you… GET AWAY FROM THAT GHASTLY INVENTION!!!  

By Lisa, Tanisha & Tanishka

Reflection:I think I used good adjective and simles 

W.A.L.T: write a advertisement

Monday, 24 April 2017

I am learning to describe where I come from

I am writing a description of where I come from.  I will be
describing my ethnicity and where my family came from before
they arrived in NZ.  I will also describe any important places or
taonga that I have.

I am Indian and so are all of my other family members.  My family
and I speak Indian and English at home.  My grandparents came
from Fiji to live in NZ.  They came here to make a better life for
themselves in 1975.  I was born in NZ and have lived in Auckland
all my life.  My mum and dad got married in 2002.  

Fiji is an important place to me because my other family (relatives)
still live there.  When I go to Fiji I learn a lot of information about
my family history and culture.  I learn about the dances in Fiji and
stories from the olden days.  

In the future I would like to be a veterinarian just like my mum
because I love looking after animals like puppies and kittens.

Student reflection:  I think I am multi-structural because
I wrote several ideas about my family.

By Tanishka

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Chinese Goldminers in NZ - Chinese Rock Dwellings - Pt 2 No 3 1994

Chinese Goldminers in NZ  - Chinese Rock Dwellings  - Pt 2 No 3 1994
WALT: Write a description of what life was like for Chinese goldminers in New Zealand in the 1860s
WALT: Evaluate whether the Chinese goldminers had an easy life

Introduction - Tanishka
We are describing what life was like for Chinese goldminers in New Zealand in the 1860s.  We are describing their housing conditions and the positives and negatives of it. Their travel, tools, possessions and belongings.  

Paragraph 1 - Describe the housing and living conditions - Vanessa
The gold miners had to live in the rocky houses in the cliffs they were living on top of the Clutha River because they couldn’t build one.  Some houses were built at the bottom of the river. Their houses were small and cosy. Their  living conditions were alright because the temperature didn’t really change if it was cold.

Paragraph 2 - Describe the housing and living conditions - Khushi
There are some positives for the housing conditions of the Chinese goldminers in the 1860s.  Firstly, the rock houses  were high up the cliffs and well protected.  They were cheap to build, had shelter and were cosy.  However, there were some negatives to their housing conditions.   They had to live in rock houses in cliffs away from towns.
Paragraph 4 - Describe the travel for the Chinese goldminers - Getting to the goldfields - Micah
The Chinese gold miners had to go across an old, rickety, dangerous bridge. It was dangerous because it had loose floorboards and large holes. They could’ve easily fallen into the Clutha river especially with all their heavy tools.

Paragraph 5 - Describe their possessions and belongings - Kyza     
Gold miners belongings were: Pickaxes, shovels, sleeping bags, food, backpacks and clothes.  Their clothes were dusty because of the dust in the rocks.  The pick axes were made from heavy, strong metal and were sharp.  The shovels were made of steel and wood.

Paragraph 6 - Describe the tools the Chinese goldminers had to collect gold - Sahil
The gold miners used to dig out gold with pick axes and shovels.. The tools were heavy because the tools were made out of metal and iron and would have been hard to use all day to find gold.

Paragraph 7 - Khushi and Micah -  
The Chinese gold miners had a hard life because they had to go across an old, rickety bridge with large holes in it.  They lived in tiny houses that could only just fit their sleeping bags. They had to carry lots of heavy, iron tools

(e.g. pick-axes, shovels) to the goldmines and use these for many hours to dig for gold.

My reflection:
I think we are extended abstract because we have explained many ideas clearly. We have also evaluated in the conclusion.