Thursday, 14 June 2018

WALT Write a Missing Person Description


Missing Person Description


A red - haired girl has mysteriously gone MISSING! She responds to the name April Martin and is
approximately 1m 55cm tall. April is aged 12. When she was last seen, her hair was an orangey,
reddish colour and had 1 purple streak through it. April’s hair was neatly tied into a french braid with a 
green hair tie. She also had a green and red sparkly flower clip, holding her bangs back.
She had VERY thick hair which is a little longer than chest - length with no split ends.
Her usually pale skin is tanned just a bit and April has jade green eyes. April ALWAYS wears a
pale red lip gloss. She was wearing an emerald green dress with a neon red flower on it. April was
wearing rosy coloured, flat ballet shoes. April is extremely thin and has a scar and a tattoo of a bird
on her right arm. If she is spotted, please report Haley Martin on 021 54 861 or her best friend, Robyn Walker on 022 953 723. You will be rewarded with $10 000. Her last known sighting was when she was
riding her red, green and purple bike around her neighborhood with her dog, Pebbles. She stepped into
an interesting shop and didn’t come out. Pebbles then ran away for an unknown reason...  

Sunday, 10 June 2018

WALT Persuade and Convince People to do Something for US

Why we Should have MORE Skateboarding
Lessons


Have you ever come across a sport that seems undeniably entertaining for children, but also
motivates them to stay fit and healthy? I believe that skateboarding is exactly the sport I
conveyed to you about. Skateboarding keeps you healthy, is an activity for everybody, and also
improves your coordination and balance.


Have you ever seen or heard a child complaining that they can’t play or do a sport that requires
extreme measures of balance? Well skateboarding shouldn’t be one of them. Firstly
skateboarding is something to look forward to when coming to school. Skateboarding requires
balance but is an exceedingly straightforward sport to learn. Don't worry about breaking a bone
or falling over, because you will be equipped with knee pads, elbow pads, helmets  and wrist
guards. Skateboarding appeals to all children because a few children out of group will not like
competitive sports (Soccer, cricket, rugby etc). Skateboarding is a individual sport that doesn't
require teamwork and it not competitive. Skateboarding is a perfect sport for those who aren’t
natural athletes


Secondly, skateboarding improves your balance, agility, coordination and reaction time. Despite
being enjoyable, skateboarding has a lot of beneficial values. You can burn a lot of calories and
increase your heart rate. Skateboarding gets your blood going and simultaneously everyone
would be having a marvellous time! If you have been feeling stressed then skateboarding can
help you relieve it. Other conditions skateboarding can help with are: lack of muscle, depression,
and lack of happiness!  It also ameliorates your physical endurance and precision.


“I’m bored!” Have you ever heard this from a child? Well a sport like skateboarding might help
you eliminate the fact of hearing the word “bored” ever again! Skateboarding is an incredible
sport and it should be encouraged to children. Learning to skateboard at school will encourage
children to skateboard at home as well! Skateboarding will help children feel more confident,
and will reward them on the way. Learning to skateboard will be a big and enjoyable benefit to
be gifted with. Skateboarding will transform students which have been taken over by boredom,
into elated, ecstatic children. Having the opportunity to learn skateboarding for a longer time will
put a smile on their faces, which they will wear for the rest of the day.

Comprehensively, having our school participate in more skateboarding lessons would be an
appeal our pupils more than other activities, gift them with better health results and let them be
free and less stressed. Skateboarding will also give our teachers a time to be off duty and have
some fun themselves! We MUST bring back skateboarding! Don’t you think it's for the betterment
of our school?

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Most Cherished Possession

 My Books


One of my most cherished possessions are just a few hundred pages that we read, every single day. One might think of it as a joke, but books are much more than they look to be. Just read on and see how special book can be.

My books are really speacial to me because some of them have been with me since I was a baby, and some of them are one of the most popular books out there. If you care for them properly, books can be something that will stay with you for your whole life. When reading, I get more inspired to have more imagination and to use it. My books also get me to sleep when I can’t. They are also special because I get most of my knowledge from them. They describe my nature and let me have some peace when I am feeling stressed.

I get a lot of my books from my aunt, because she gets them from Whitcoulls for a really good price as she works there. Some of my books come as gifts on my birthday and from my Christmas presents.
My parents also get me some books when they are on sale. I work to take care of my books, and they are a lifelong friend to me.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)


Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
S
S
SS
I am willing to try new things
A
A
AA
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
A
AA
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S
SS
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A
AA
I make sensible behaviour choices
S
S
SS
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
AA
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S
SS
I treat others with respect
S
S
SS
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A
AA
I show good manners and cooperate with others
S
S
SS
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A
AA
I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
S
SS
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
AA
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
A
AA
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S
AA
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A
AA

Thursday, 7 December 2017

W.A.L.T to create a pest trap to solve a problem in the bush

The Power Possum Trap
The Materials 
1. Magnets
2. Two fold-able pieces of cardboard
(for the box)
3.  Tape
4. Hot glue
5. Wire
6. Cashew and Walnut
7. Toilet paper roll

Our Difficulties
 Our only problem was the box because by the time we needed to make the trap we didn't have the box. But when we went to the office to get tin foil, we asked if we could take the folded cardboard and we were allowed so we folded the 2 pieces of cardboard which became our closed box.

How we made the Trap
We first folded the two cardboard pieces into boxes and glued the folds so they wouldn't come apart. Then we made our loop out of hot glue by making a loop shape and sticking it onto one side of the box. With the wire we tied the cashew nut around it, put it through the loop and stuck the other side through the door. We cut the door using an exacto knife, and glued a magnet to the door, where it would close. We used hot glue and glued the walnut to the toilet paper roll. We made holes on the sides and the  top of the box so the possum can breathe. 

What we could do better
We could have used just one box instead of two.

How it works
The possum would smell the walnut outside and try to eat it, but would leave it alone because it had hot glue on it. It would see the nut inside and go inside. The possum tries to jump up and get the nut, when it pulls down, the force of the possum will close the door and the magnets would keep it shut.