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Friday, 26 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Guitar
Today after school I had my weekly guitar lesson with Mr McCallum we have been practicing a lot for our Celebration of Learning Assembly. I am looking forward to performing Hallalujah and Nga Iwi E tomorrow. I have been working particularly to perfect my strumming patterns and changing chords fluently. I showed respect by listening to what I am meant to be working on and I will be doing some guitar practice during the holidays.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE MUST DO

Getting involved
I show leadership because I get involved in a variety of activities such as guitar, school band, Kapa Haka and Choir. I enjoy participating in a variety of activities around the school, it gives me the opportunity to get to know other students around the school, especially the Kakano team. These activities also allow me the opportunity to express my love of arts and culture outside of the class room. I look forward to my continued involvement at school over the next 2 years.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

KAPA HAKA
Today I had Kapa Haka I showed respect while Matua Rihari was telling us what order our items went in for the show. We kept going over the actions and Whakataka te Hau until we got them all right. We learnt a new song I really enjoyed it. It is to do with our school. I consistently show leadership because I turn up on time for Kapa Haka every week, I try my best with all the songs and actions that we do and I go home and practice the songs. At home I help my brother with the actions and give him some feedback on what I thought he did good and what he can improve on.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

GUITAR
Today after school I had my guitar lesson with Mr McCallum. We are still working towards our performance next week at the Celebration of Learning Assembly. I will be playing the guitar while the choir sings. I will also be playing the guitar while we sing Nga iwi E. As Mr McCallum had a little bit of extra time after my lesson today he taught me how to play a simple 4 count on the drums.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Student Council
Today we had our weekly Student Council meeting. Ryan and Hannah had set the agenda. Today we discussed getting more devices for the year 4's and more Chromebooks for the year 7 and 8's. I continue to demonstrate my CARE values by turning up on time, contributing to the discussions, showing respect to others whilst they are talking and accepting Mrs Trotters point of view.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE MUST DO

Role Model for Kakano Team
Today I was a positive role model for the Kakano Team when they were running their cross country. I cheered them on when they ran past me. When some of the kids were looking tired I encouraged them positively to keep on running. I showed good leadership to them by wearing correct uniform.

Friday, 19 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Student Council
Yesterday we had our weekly Student Council meeting. We talked about everyone in the whole school bringing in old books, clothes and toys to donate to worthy charities, such as Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army. This is to be discussed further at our next meeting. We also discussed further to last weeks meeting about getting more devices for Kauri. We talked about the  positive and negative aspects of getting these.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Kapa haka
Today I had kapa haka we have been working really hard because the celebration of learning is coming up soon.
We have been trying to work on the second part of whakataka Te hau and today we got it right.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Guitar
On Thursday I had guitar with Mr McCallum, we had a bit of spare time before my lesson began so I helped him to put way the instruments. Then we started by tuning our guitars. He taught me a song called ' Let Her Go' which I really wanted to learn. I played it on the Guitar and Mr McCallum played it on the piano. I really enjoy my lessons and have made a lot of progress so far this year playing the guitar.

EXCELLENCE MUST DO

Helping out around the school
On Tuesday the pta ran a sausage sizzle. I was showing leadership because I helped
sell juices and at the end I helped put all of the gear away under the stage like the
trestle tables and the boxes.

Friday, 12 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Student Council
Yesterday we had a Student Council meeting. I showed leadership by turning up on time and not forgetting to go to my meetings. We discussed our ideas of getting a hockey turf, we decided that it may cost too much money. We then discussed the possibility of getting devices such as iPad's, iPod's for the Kauri classes. I felt it was a productive meeting as we all shared our thoughts respectfully.

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Kapa Haka
At Kapa Haka today we spent time going over whakataka te Hau, because we really needed to practice the second part of it, I showed leadership qualities by performing my best in front of the younger students. We practiced poi and I helped a year 5 and some year 6 girls. I really enjoy doing the poi and really look forward to be able to use long poi next year.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE MUST DO

On the bus to technology

I was being respectful because I listened to Miss O'Connor and sat three to a seat, I only talked to the people who I was sitting next too. I was  quiet so the bus driver could concentrate on driving and I was polite to the bus driver and said thank you when I got off the bus.

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Guitar
Today I had guitar with Mr McCullam we are still learning Knocking on Heaven's Door and One voice. I continue to show respect by turning up on time to my lessons and show leadership by being a good role model in front of Pheobe. I am looking forward to performing in front of the school at Celebration of Learning Assembly.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE MUST DO

Kauri Event
Today we had training for Koru Games, I showed respect by listening to my Mum ( coach), she gave us some drills to do I worked well with my team mates. Mum asked each of us what our desired outcome was for Koru Games, I listened carefully to other people's ideas and most of us would like to win and and have fun too.

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Kapa haka

On Friday I had kapa haka. We have started to practice for the end of term celebration assembly, we are going to sing whakataka te hau, he honore and pa mai. We still have a lot of practice to do because some of the younger kids don't know the actions to pa mai. I am very excited for the end of term assembly and I have been practicing a lot at home for kapa haka especially with our new poi routine.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

EXCELLENCE EVIDENCE CAN DO

Student council
Today I had student council, since Hannah wasn't here today I took on her role of being the secretary.
We talked about bringing some of our old books or old toys to give to people who need it more than us. We also talked about having a wacky Wednesday for the kakano this would consist of the kakano coming in a wacky hair do. We talked about a hockey turf being put in behind the senior playground there is ongoing discussion around this.

MERIT EVIDENCE CAN DO

Guitar
Today I had guitar. Mr McCallum told me that Phoebe wasn't going to be there today so it was just him and I. We played hallelujah,he honore and knocking on heavens door. Mr McCallum let me try out the drums and the percussionists I was very self aware, respectful and careful when I was using them so that nothing would happen to them. Mr McCallum told me that next term in music the girls class will get to make up tunes with the percussionists and perform them to the class at music.