Saturday, 11 November 2017

Term 4 Scriptwriting

We've started our major Literacy focus this term - Scriptwriting. There will be a variety of Learning Clinics focused on:

* Character Developement
* Plot Structure
* Creating Conflict
* Writing interesting dialogue
* Writing a script using the correct structure

In Week 9 the students will participate in a Team 4 'Film Festival'. We'll run this using a similar structure to the 48 Film Festival. 

Saturday, 4 November 2017


Awesome start to our Team Algebra unit. Two Reminders:

* Keep updating your Tracking Sheet - Linked to our Timetable
* Mark as you go - When working on your independent booklet. Make sure you are also working on this booklet with at least 1 other person

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Welcome Back

Welcome Back Team!!

As always another very busy term coming up. It's obviously our final term together too so it's important we continue to work hard and finish well - what has been a great year. An outline of our programme this Term:

Literacy - Creative Writing + Scriptwriting (Finishing with writing/filming some short films) 
Maths - Problem Solving/Algebra/Probability
Inquiry/Topic - DPE = Entrepreneurship; Classroom = Sexuality + Physics (Both Team Wide)
PE - Football or Patter Tennis Weeks 1 - 5
Other - Elective Week 6/Waimea Exchange; Social Dancing; Te Reo with Team 3 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Geometry Town Maps

The student's Geometry Town Maps are starting to be displayed. This was the 2nd Practical Task the students completed independently alongside the Teaching Clinics

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Team 4 Assembly

Team 4 assembly's will run fortnightly for the remainder of the year. I'll post the waiata we sing together + congratulations to the first Team 4 "legends" over the past fortnight:

Rm 13 = Jasmine & Jamie
Rm 14 = Hayley & Grace

Keep your standards high team!!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Creative Writing Snapshot

This morning you will be completing a Creative Writing snapshot. We (and you) will be using this snapshot to identify which Writing Workshops you will attend. As always = Do your best!

Things to think about:
  • What is going on in this picture? (Where is he going? Why does he have a Santa Suit?)
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What aspect of this story do you want to tell us about? Describe a moment in time!
What we would like to see:

  • A variety of sentence lengths, beginnings and structures.
  • Using commas correctly within sentences.
  • At least 2 senses must be used to describe the moment in time.
  • Use some poetic devices to add detail and effect eg: Similes, Metaphors, Alliteration

Friday, 25 August 2017

Today's Mock Debates

Awesome effort with the Mock Debates today. Both Rm 13 & 14 were very strong. Check out Alex's efforts as 14A's 4th speaker.