SW Canterbury Informational Report

This is our information report on the Haast’s Eagle around between 1280 and 1400. It was a terror of the ancient skies and terrorized the Maori and their flock (animals.) Here are a few facts about it.

The Haast’s eagle’s wingspan was roughly 2-3 metres wide enabling it to fly fast and high,  plus the fact of its sharp and giant 7.5 cm talons and beak. It can catch quite a few Moa in its time, but sadly in our day it is extinct because the Maori killed off the Moa, so the Haast’s Eagle didn't have any prey left. The Maori couldn’t hunt the Haast’s Eagle because of its supreme speed, severe strength and massive mass, and back then they did not have the right technology.

So in overall conclusion it was an extremely efficient hunter that was at the top of the food chain for an very long time. It terrorised the Maori for decades, centuries even, so it was a very successful predator.



Marcus’ Questions→
How would the maori deal with the Haast’s eagle? What would the haast’s eagle Wingspan be? How big are it’s talons?

Answer 1→  Hunting the moa by humans was probably the main cause of its extinction because that's also the main creature the Haast Eagle hunted.
Answer 2→  Close to 2 or 3 metres.
Answer 3→ 7.5 centimetres
Why Does The Haast Eagle Fly Most Of The Time? Has The Haast Eagle Ever been A Pet? Has The Haast Eagle Always Been A Pest/killer?
Answer 1→ So it can find its prey more easily.
Answer 2→ The owner would be torn to shreds
Answer 3→ Depends how u define pest/Killer
Ralph→ Did The Maori Hunt The Haast Eagle For Food and The End of The Arrow?.What Did The Haast Eagle Hunt With Its Beak Or Its Talons?
Answer 1→ They could not hunt it

Answer 2→ it hunted with its talons and ate with its beak.

2017 Athletics Reflection

2017 Athletics Reflection

Write your reflection on your participation, effort and performance in the 2017
Athletics competitions.

You could reflect on these questions.
  1. How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?
  2. Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
  3. In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
  4. What did I do well and how do I know?
  5. What was challenging and how do I know?
  6. What am I most proud of and why?

Start your writing here:
I used a growth mindset to try my best in all the activities, even though I didn’t get a placing. I didn’t give up, and did not get bogged down by comments.

No, there were just too many good athletes. My goal was to get to the SW Zones and compete, sadly I didn’t. Only first and second place get to go to zones.

Trying my best in every activity e.g. high jump, long jump, and sprints. I also, encouraged others to do well in all their activities.

I think I did long jump the best out of all of my activities beacause I got over the raking, so yeah.

High jump and sprints beacause in sprints I had an aching foot (that I still have) and high jump beacause on my last jump i missed the mat and hit the grass.

I am most proud of my long jump because I tried my best, didn’t give up and got over the rake marks.

Term 4 Goal Review

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goal
Improve in Reading
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Improve my reading in some areas.
Read more books at home and school that I can finish quicker (usually I read books that are very large and take a long time to complete)
Work hard to complete follow up tasks to my best ability
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will be completing the goals I have set and be able to choose new ones. 
My Learner Qualities Goal
Improve being self  aware and communication
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Ask my friends if they want me to stop doing what i'm doing
Try to recognize the signs when people have had enough.
To communicate with others in a clear understandable way.    
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
My friends will get less annoyed at me.
My communication skills will be better.

SML Review

Oakland School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?  Getting certain SML tasks done e.g maths

What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done? Focus and not muck around

Which tasks have I completed well?  Why? Reading, writing and maths because I take some personal interest in these subjects

Which tasks have been challenging?  Why? Mathletics Because I prefer doing maths on a sheet

What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do? Some form of  Reading or Maths

My next step is…….. Complete all my SML tasks every week


Walt to compose a rap and create a rap ( with beat if possible) about bullyingHow did you go about achieving this? We achieved this well we could have done a few things better
What resources did you use Imagination, The HTML5 drum kit
did you go through this process alone ofdid you collaborate? I collaborated with cayden and harryhow did you find this process slightly Embarrasing
what part did youmost enjoy using the drum kit (online)
What is your next step help my team more

Here is my rap...
Don’t be a bully just spread the plea       
We don’t like people victims just let them be

We know Mr Bullie, we know everything
You may be my friend now but you hurt me everywhere

Give Me An M an R an B an U an L an L an I and a E
Mr Bullie
We don’t like it at all

Dark And Light we choose light
But you Mr Bullie you may choose but you ain’t no friend
Try to be the one who’s polite

We know how you started it
Your one whos afraid
Don’t be bullie be a friend

Or your gonna be in thinking spot

Maths - Multiplication and Division

WALT solve X by doing the algorithim method. Use brackets to show your understanding

              (2000 x4 =8000)
   8000    (300   x4 =1200)          
   1200    (40 x4 = 160)
   160      (5 x4 =20)           (8000+1200+160+20+ 9380)

WALT: Solve written division by showing remainder as a fraction
5⦘349457 2/5

6⦘82463 3/6=1/2

I have learned how to solve problems using different strategies. My favourite strategy is using remainders as fractions, it was fun.

Next I would like to learn how to practice the strategies so I am more confident to solve harder problems.

Moment in time

I saw the looming building above me as I pulled and pulled to try and smash it. I crashed and smashed. Wrecking cars and destroying homes as they had to mine. I came above water and grappled the supports.

I heard the screaming of humans and the constant whirring of the helicopter. I propelled my self upward and grappled the helicopter, threw it across the city. I saw it regain balance in midair.

I felt angry. I saw a tiny little man snapping photos and flashing my eyes, I saw him dragged into a ambulance. The massive buliding smashed. I started chasing the ambulance. I decided it wasn’t worth the risk.

I wondered what on earth were they thinking. I saw several drones snapping photos of me.

Run Bike Run Poetry

WALT use poetic verse to recount an event we participated in.

The Run Bike Run event was usual enough; it had the
Two lakes, the Cones, the intersection, the bridge, and even The Transitions area.
My friends, my classmates and I did what kids do -  
 Played the competitive games,
Ran around the painfully long track,
Talked about nothing important,
Pedaled as the wind blew strongly in the wrong direction,
Lost the people chasing us,
Ran through the cones that led to the finish.

Having a miraculous time.

Dance - Term 2


At dance we learnt two different dances, the Hip Hop and the Cha Cha routine. I wasn´t there for the overall performance but i learnt both of the dances. The Hip Hop routine was a fast routine that was lots of fun. We had to sing in some parts. We also had to do the Cha Cha which is a holding hands routine where you tap your feet to a rhythm. There were several variants of the Cha Cha including the train, new york, allemana turn and back to back. Most of our Hub performed on the Friday, they did the Cha Cha in a circle with the boys on the inside and girls on the outside and they switched around during the routine. We did the Hip Hop the same as usual.

My Student Led Conference

Term 1 Writing

Coming up By David Hill

WALT Identify writing processes that are appropriate for that purpose

My name is Jack and I am going to tell you about a tragic accident that happened two weeks ago.
I was on the farm collecting the hay and loading the truck up when I realised that I had two hours to fill it up.

So I hurried up.

About an hour later I was in my truck driving across the bushy countryside. I  was driving along in my battered truck to deliver the hay. I had to cross an extremely fragile rickety bridge to get there. I was very nervous about that. But there was no going back now. I started to go across the bridge. I was about half way across the bridge when I heard a horrible crack and I knew the bridge had broken. The truck tilted horribly and it fell through the bridge. It hit the water with a horrifying KA-BLAM! It went under the water. (I can still remember smashing into the water.)  This is the end I thought. Or is it. Then I saw a boy about ten trying to smash the glass. I blacked out.

When I woke up I was on a beach coughing and spluttering with the boy about ten getting interviewed. Then a nurse put me on a stretcher and took me to hospital. I woke up about 12:45 and I went back to the farm.

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The next day I was loading up a rented truck with about ½ the hay just to make sure. I wouldn’t have another accident.(obviously I did)(because of the giant hole in the bridge)

Multicultural Week

I was involved in a range of learning experiences for multicultural week

I learnt that you could fit Israel in the South Island.

I enjoyed trying out the chopsticks.

I was most fascinated by a building in Russia that took nothing to keep it together and it has stood for centuries.

A question I have is in Russia what would happen if you had a hot drink outside when it was
minus 50 degrees celsius?