Tuesday, 6 September 2016

C.A.R.E: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is Gold.

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is Excellence because I only need 3 more highlights till I've got everything highlighted off in that column.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is Community because I have the least amount of highlights in the column.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Integrity, resilience, active thinker, trustworthy, goal focused and motivational.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am Extended Abstract because I can show the CARE values independently.





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Water Cycle information report

The water cycle

The water cycle is a process that water goes through between land, sea and the atmosphere. In the water cycle the water gets recycled so Earth never receives more water. The water cycle can come in three different states liquid, gas and solid. The steps of the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/ground - water.

Evaporation is water from rivers, lakes and the ocean turning into a gas and ascending into the atmosphere;This occurs when the sun heats the water. This happens when the sun's energy breaks the bond that holds liquid water’s molecules together. In winter this doesn’t take place as often as the sun is not out. In summer [especially in hotter places like the islands] the air gets really thick. This is because the water vapor is rising into the atmosphere. Once the water vapor is in the atmosphere it becomes condensation.

Condensation is groups of water vapor forming clouds. Condensation happens because of temperatures changing. Condensation is a very important because without clouds there would be no precipitation. Precipitation is when the water falls back to land. Precipitation can come in four different states rain, hail, snow and sleet. The amount of precipitation varies in different parts of the world. Once the water has fallen back to land runoff begins.

Runoff is when the water makes it’s way back to the ocean by going through rivers, streams and creeks. Most of the water from the runoff flows over the land but a small percentage infiltrates through the land which becomes groundwater. Groundwater is the water you find underground. There are two stages of groundwater. The first is water storage and the second is groundwater flow.

Overall the water cycle is a crucial resource for survival. All of the steps [evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff and groundwater] are needed equally and we should treasure the water we have.

Excellence Evidence Kapa Haka 10

Kapa haka, Cultural Festival

On Tuesday I had the cultural festival for Kapa Haka. 

First we had a practice at the arena in the afternoon. We practiced our transitions onto the stage and where we are going to sit and stand. We had 9 minutes to do this.

On the night we met at the grass patch outside the arena. While we were waiting the girls had to put on headbands, lipstick and the year 8 girls had to put on the feather earrings. Once we had done this we entered the arena and sat down in our spots.

We got to watch most of the performances as we were the last group to perform. When it was time for us to perform we walked quietly to backstage and formed our lines. By this time everyone was getting nervous. All of a sudden it was time to go on.

The performance went really well and we all enjoyed it.

I showed Excellence by representing Oaklands school positively.

I showed leadership by being a role model to the younger students.

Here is a video of our performance