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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Political Party: Who would I vote for?

In social studies class, I studied Political Party Policies for Education, Housing and Health. The Party Policy I best supported was Labour because it really supports the youths and with build a better future for New Zealand overall with Poverty. On election day my vote would go to Labour Party because it’s the best choice for me and my family. I am a Labour supporter.
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Friday, 26 May 2017

5 Simple Tips on 'How To Keep Your Information Private'

  1. Have an extremely hard password
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  1. Never give out your password
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  1. Make sure when giving out your information the site is secure
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    Be careful on who you give your password to.
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  1. Be careful what you put online.

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Hauora/Wellbeing - Things we do in our spare time that affect our wellbeing.

What you do in your spare time that affects your wellbeing or, dimensions.

Reading - Mental, Emotion - You grow from what you learn, which could help you in different situations.  The type of book you read would make you feel different emotions.

Basketball - Physical, Social -  Playing basketball will give you exercise and playing other people could improve your social wellbeing.

Gaming - Social, Emotion - Playing games online, you would have the chance to get more friends from around the world. Playing games, you could get upset by the end of the game because of the characters that you’ve played.

Watching YT videos - Spiritual, Feelings, Physical, Social - Watching specific videos could make you feel like running, doing things with friends and make you change your values.

Talking with friends - Feelings, Physical, Social - Friends can change your feelings, take you for a run and introduce you to more people.

Doing Homework - Social, Physical - Some homework could be done with people and that homework could be fitness

Listen to Music - Feelings, Spiritual - Music has many forms, some of those forms could make you feel more religious or make u feel sad, happy or mad

Hangout with Family - Feelings, Spiritual, Physical, Social - Family teaches you values, teaches you religion, supports your fitness and in a family there’s always someone you don’t know is your cousin


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Glenbrae Graduation.

Today, we have been talking about our graduation and a small problem has come up. We are ordering custom T-shirts and it's quite expensive. So, to solve this, we thought of some ideas like, Car wash, Sausage Sizzle and many other ideas. But the idea our teachers chose and thought of was, volunteering to clean up the creek at Glenbrae reserve and, hopefully get sponsored for it.

This event will take place next week Tuesday 6th December, if you want to, come and join us!

Another event we will be having is a car wash on Saturday 10th December, so please bring your car around it needs a wash :)    Never-mind about that, it's been changed, I'll update this blog post as soon as I get more information.

All funds will be put towards our graduation day and if we get more than intended we will put it towards next years camp. Cheers. ;)

Friday, 21 October 2016

Abstract Artist Research


Today, we are looking at the Abstract artist, Kazimir Malevich. The reason why, is, we are going to an Art Gallery next week and I need to pick a specific Abstract artist and write about them. I picked Kazimir, because his art interested me as he drew in a way I didn't know about, called "Suprematism".

Here's what I learned:

1. He was a pioneer of geometric abstract art and the originator of the avant-garde Suprematist movement.
2. He studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1904 to 1910 and in the studio of Fedor Rerberg in Moscow (1904 to 1910)
3. Malevich described himself as painting in a "Cubo-Futuristic" style in 1912.

And other than those small snip bits about him, I also learnt about what he drew, here's some small bits of his paintings:

1.  Here's the "Black Square" which is Kazimir's iconic painting and a painting which is frequently called by critics, historians, curators, and artists as the “zero point of painting".


White on White (Malevich, 1918).png2.The next painting and the last I'm unfortunately only able to to do because of time is "White on White" which was created by Kazimir in 1916. Malevich wanted the painting to evoke a feeling of floating, with the colour white symbolising infinity, and the slight tilt of the square suggests movement.

If you don't know anything about abstract art, here's an explanation: 
Abstract art can be a painting or sculpture that does not show a person, place or thing in the natural world. 
With abstract art, the subject of the work is based on what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale and, in some cases, the process. Abstract art started around the early 1900 as the first real Abstract Art was painted earlier by some Expressionists, especially Kandinsky in the early 1900s. 
Thank you for sticking through this long blog post today. Cheers


Thursday, 13 October 2016

Kiwi Can 13/10/16

Today, we had Kiwi can, again, but I had come late and they were already playing a game, it ended when I arrived. Then we started walking back inside and we talked about values and what values mean to us. After having that talk we had our activity, which was - Role-play - we had to role-play a value that was given to us and it was a 5-per team activity. I was paired with 2 girls and 2 boys, and when we started planning the girls gave most of the suggestions while us boys were working on acting.

We had been given the value "Perseverance" and we had done a scenario where I am last in a race and the coach(1 of the girls) gives me encouragement and I persevere and make it to the finish line. After sorting out what we were going to do, the teacher called us in and we sat down waiting for instructions. They called out the number for each group, we were group 3. The first group to be called was group 2 and they're value was "Encouragement" and much to our embarrassment they had done almost the exact same scenario as us.

So, after their turn it was our turn and we had ended up performing almost the exact same as them and then the next group was up, to cut it short I'm just gonna say their value and then on to the next group. Okay, so we're now on group 4 and they're value was "Fairness", then the next group, Group 1, done the value "Appreciation" . Finally, we had games of GKQ which was basically a quiz game and then we finished and came back here. Cheers.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today, was the last day of Kiwi can this term, we had a lot of fun in this last block. As today was the last day this term, we just went over what we had learnt and then played for the rest of it.

Here's what we learnt:

Topic 1: Goal Setting
This topic really resonates with me as I have set a goal of becoming a Software developer, so I can be paid heaps :]

Topic 2: Perseverance  
"Perseverance is the key to success" Is my motto (I guess) and this really relates to me as I think of the future and what I'm going to have to do in order to be successful.

Topic 3: Problem Solving
This final topic is a big one in my school as this school is a "Happy and Safe Learning Community" and we use this in our everyday school lives and at home.

And that sums up everything, Cheers