Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. That you don't have to have a work history when writing this.

  1. It can be useful in the future when you're applying for a job.

  1. It is one of the most easiest type of writing out there.

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Excellence Blog Post #8 Leadership Around The School ( Tech )

On a Thursday morning, the year 7/8s travel on bus to Lincoln Technology. I started on a new Pentad which was Design. This week, Group C which was our group went into the sewing textiles area. We then talked and learned about the basics of safety and did a mini scavenger hunt around the room so we know where everything is. After that, we learned how to thread the sewing machines and what they call "fishing" after we had thread the machine. Something that I found interesting is the way that the sewing machines work. Mrs Madden, our sewing teacher, told us a story about safety around needles and pins. The two main rules we have in the sewing area is to have fun and safety. She said to us "if we don't have fun or if we don't find it easy, she is not teaching us the way we need to learn."
I enjoyed our time in the sewing/ textiles compartment because our teacher Mrs Madden made it a very fun and enjoyable time in that area. I didn't really like sewing but she changed my mind and I made the most of it.

After Morning Tea, we had to go to our mandarin lesson. We had a quick review of what we learnt last week; which was our hobbies and what we like doing. She asked some people to say in mandarin, what their hobbies are and what we like. "wo xihuan wán yóuxì " means I like to play games. And "Wǒ de àihào shì da Lánqiú" means my hobby is to play basketball.

The CARE Values that I showed were Excellence and Active Thinking.
I showed Excellence  by trying my hardest and making the most of it in sewing.
I showed Active Thinking by problem solving and asking for help when something is not right.

I demonstrated Leadership by showing Goal Focused by focusing on what I'm doing and trying to make it my best work.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Excellence Blog Post #7 Leadership Around The School ( Tech )

On Thursday in the mornings, we traveled on bus to Lincoln Technology. When we got there, we went into the wood works station and carried on what we were making. Our wood works teacher told the people who have finished their speakers to create coasters or poker burn. After about 30 mins, it was time for us to go to our mandarin lesson. In our lesson for this week, we had a revision of some stuff we learnt last week based on sports. We then started on a new topic on Hobbies and Activities and sentences on how to say my hobbie(s) is/are. We had a game at the end of the lesson called BANG.

After mandarin, we headed back to the workshop. We carried on what we were doing, I started making my coasters because I have finished my speaker. I made a coaster for all of my friends: Jacinta, Alex, Warisha, Katie and Hailey. I also did some poker burning as well. I made these things with quotes on them then painted it with pastel colors because pastel gives good moods and feelings. This week was kind of just a freestyle week for the people who have finished their project which is the speakers. This week I enjoyed making the coasters and poker burning because there was no limit into the things you could make. At the end we had a big pack up to make sure things are back in their places and ready for the next group to come in positively.

The CARE Values that I showed were Active Thinking and Community.
I showed Active Thinking by thinking outside the box for some ideas on the coasters and making my work very creative.
I showed Community by helping with the pack up and cleaning up the spaces were I worked in; I helped others pack their stuff up as well and lining up waiting for the teacher to tell us the riddle for the week.

I demonstrated Leadership by showing Motivational.
I showed Motivation by getting myself motivated and in the mood for mandarin and looking to the bright side.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Reading - Text Composition

In reading we have been learning to:
recognize the way words, sentences and paragraphs are put together (eg sentences that express cause and effect) and use this knowledge to understand complicated texts.


These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit:



My Next Step: Is to continue to apply this new knowledge of parts of texts, to help me make sense of increasingly complicated text types.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Blog Post #2 Home Learning Challenge

Home Learning Challenge: Design Your Own Challenge ( E10 )

For this design your own challenge, I decided to create a landscape artwork using oil paints. The first

step I did was to sketch out ( in pencil ) what is going to be in it. The sketches doesn't have to look exactly like what you're going to do, its just there so you know where everything is. The next step I did was to cover the top half of the painting in light blue for the base color. After the base color of the sky, we went on and started to add some shades of pink to it and different types of colors to form a pastel looking area. The hardest part that I found while doing this is probably getting the colors to contrast each other because the colors are quite complicated to make. The easiest part of this was the mountain because I have done a lot of mountains before and I find that quite easy to do. Something I would do differently or improve it would be to make it more of my own and contrast the colors more.

The CARE Values that I showed were Excellence and Active Thinking.
I showed Excellence by making this look the best as I can make it.
I showed Active Thinking by problem solving if something didnt work or looked how I wanted it to look.

I demonstrated Leadership by showing Resilience because I found some of this hard but I kept on going and used my initiative by asking for help.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Excellence Blog Post #6 Leadership Around The School ( Student Leaders CBD Trip )

On Monday at 8:30, all the Student Leaders went on a trip to the CBD. We traveled by bus and we got to bring our devices with us to take photos. When we got there, we took a walk to the Council Office Area and met an instructor called Celia. First thing we did was, we went inside the building and went into the Function Room. We learnt about all the different things that the Councillors do and the different areas they have. We got into groups of 3 and met with an expertise to tell us what their part of the council is. We were with Kelly and her part of the council is working with Park Management; and preparing Sports fields/parks for everyone to enjoy. One of the hardest parts of her job is making decisions about the sports fields and the cost of money to repair grass and adding new fields to share with everyone.

Something I learnt during the session with Kelly was that the popularity of Rugby is going down because of bad injuries such as head injuries. She told us that nowadays, there are more elderly s than young kids like us and Biking and Walking are now getting more popular than Rugby. The most interesting thing about her job is that she has to make good decisions with sports teams and clubs. Its not always easy managing parks and making everyone happy. We also visited the Chamber and where the decisions are made. I got to sit in Pauline Cotter's chair, and we all got to use the microphones that was on our desks. My favorite part of the trip was the lunch that we had because I tried something that I've never tried before and it was delicious.

The CARE Values that I showed during this trip was Respect and Active Thinking.
I showed Respect by listening to the instructor and not talking when she was and showing respect throughout the whole trip.
I showed Active Thinking by contributing to the lessons and giving good ideas to my group.

I demonstrated Leadership by using my manners when i'm outside of school and representing Oaklands positively.