Monday, February 25, 2013

What makes a great newspaper article?

Today we brainstormed what makes a great newspaper article. This is what we came up with. Can you think of anything else?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Room 23 @ Te Papa

We are having a great time at Te Papa today learning about the Treaty of Waitangi. Here are just some of the facts we have discovered:

Ruby: We have learnt all about the different treaty's and what they mean. More people signed the Maori version than the English version.

Raven : I learnt that William Hobson was the one who signed and owned every treaty and he fought for rights and aproximately 500 people signed the Maori treaty instead of the English version :)

Dorrie: I learnt that the last signature was put on the treaty was on the 3 rd of september.

Molly: I learnt that over 500 Maori signed the treaty and around 38 ritosh signed it.

Sally: it took Henry Williams just overnight to translate the treaty.

Lily: the treaty was last signed on the 3 of September 1840

Mary: it was signed by the British and the Maori.
Ella: there were lots of negative comments about the treaty.
Maya: William Hobson's signature changed over time due to a stroke he developed
Angelica: Today at Te papa I learnt that the treaty was first signed on the 6th February 1840 and was last signed on the 3rd of September 1840.

Hailey : Today at Te papa I learned the treaty was signed between the Maori and the

Soren : there is two versions of the treaty the English and the Maori but they do not have the same words.

Rhys: Today we went to Te Papa and learned about the Treaty Of Waitangi. I thought that it was very interesting how the queen was treating all the Maōri people.

Troy: Today we went to Te Papa and learnt about the treaty of Waitangi it was very fun. The most interesting fact to me was the treaty was signed on 6th of February 1840. B-)

Josh: the most interesting fact to me was that 500 people signed the treaty ;)

Blair: i learnt that there are 200 treaties

Holly: I learnt that we don't have as much forest now then we use to because people burnt down the forest to make more land. :(

Mia: Today we went to Te Papa and learn't about the Treaty of Waitangi. The most interesting fact for me is that the person that translated the treaty took only one night to translate the treaty. But u would think that it would take longer. ; )

George: I learnt that the English thought they had more control over the Maori and the Maori thought that they had a bit more control over the English after the treaty was signed! :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Leadership Roles for 2013

Here is a list of the leadership jobs that are on offer this year for our Senior School students. Below each job is a list of possible jobs that will be required along with a list of qualities you will need to participate in this role successfully.

Leadership job descriptions 2013.doc by MrStuDev

Examples of letters from previous years:

Leadership role letter examples.pdf by MrStuDev

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Summary of our Values... in word clouds!

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Fancy a challenge?

Check out these great inspirational poems. Do you think you could create something similar?

The most important values

Today we are learning about the most important school values. The task was to find out which is the less important and the most important values. Each group had quite different points of view. Respect got the most and at the bottom it was out of excellence and resilience.

There is no right or wrong but it's interesting to have the discussion!!

By William

School values

Today in room 23 we are learning school values. These values are commitment , respect , integrity , resilience , self-confidence , curiosity and excellence. In groups we defined each value then brainstormed what it looked, sounded and felt like.

By William

Friday, February 1, 2013

Room 23 2013 is go for launch!!

Welcome to 2013!

It's looking like it's going to be a great year in the Senior School! I look forward to seeing you all on Monday (I hope the sun is still shining!!)

I've been having a bit of a play with Photosynth to take panorama shots - check it out below

The Senior School is looking hot, hot, hot!! Can you spot two Mrs Allens? She is not impressed...

Room 23 has been thoroughly cleaned and polished from top to bottom by our awesome new cleaners. If you look closely you might be able to spot where you are sitting on day 1!