Follow by Email

Book character day

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Anniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.

Add a photo or video of you from the dress up day

File:101 lgo.png - Wikimedia Commons

Who’s your favourite book character and why?

My favourite book character is Pokey from 100 and 1 dalmations because he is Cute and funny.

South West Canterbury - Integrated Learning

The Leatherback Turtle


The Leatherback Sea Turtle, sometimes called the Lute turtle or Leathery Turtle or simply the Luth, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth-heaviest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. It is the only living in the species genus Dermochelys.

When the mother lays her eggs she leaves them to grow by themselves.

They are called Leatherback Turtles because of the way there shells look.

The Leatherback Turtle prefer deep, open water and unlike the other turtle species, they can sustain the colder temperatures of the polar and subpolar regions they have been recorded in the Arctic.

Leatherback turtles eat Jellyfish, soft shelled animals.

Leatherback turtles food type is Gelatinivore.

Stephen paea

Stephen paea is a NFL player and he is also my cousin he plays for the Dallas Cowboys and is 29 years old and he is l.85 meters tall. Stephen paea is on my dad’s side the family the only rugby player on my mum’s side of the family is Peter Borlase. I wish I could meet him but he is oversea’s in America and he is too busy with American football.


Amber's 2017 Athletics Reflection.

2017 Athletics Reflection

Write your reflection on your participation, effort and performance in the 2017 Athletics competitions.

You could reflect on these questions.
  1. How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?
  2. Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
  3. In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
  4. What did I do well and how do I know?
  5. What was challenging and how do I know?
  6. What am I most proud of and why?

Start your writing here:

Day.1 - On Tuesday the year 4 - 8 ‘s had athletics the group I was in was the 11 year old girls and the first event we had was long jump. In long jump I only came 6th but at least I tried my best. Our 2nd event was discuss I was the 7th person to go up and have my turn and I got 2nd place, But Maddy laing came 1st. The 3rd event I don’t really want to talk about so I’ll just leave it out. The last event  the first day was sprint’s and I came 4th.

Day.2 - On Wednesday we had our last event the 11 year old girls had shot put My first throw was okay and then on my 2nd turn I got over the last line and ended up coming 1st with 7m and 72cm.

By Amber Moates

Term 4 goal

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goal
Put as much books as I can on the 40 Book challenge.

How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Read a lot of books because I’m running a bit behind.

How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
When I get 40 books.

My Learner Qualities Goal
To work on Community .
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
To be a lot more aware of others and
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
Start to be a better friend then I was before.

Goal Review
What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
If I’m doing something wrong my friends might say STOP so I stop and listen.

My Next Step is...
Having to stop without having to be asked to stop.

Music - Amber and Kaira's Rap

When you come to school,you think you're so coo.I wanna  be free so let me be.Yes its true,you make us pay for the things you do.Stop making me pay you always ruin my day.I really try but i don't know why.You feel so glad but we feel sad.What i hear it makes me fear.I give you a hand but i already had something planned.You give me a whack on my back.

Oaklands School Learner Qualities

Oakland School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?

Doing the math's tasks.

What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?

Getting all the questions correct.

Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?

My writing tasks because I follow the instructions and finish them on time.
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?

Mathletics because I don’t have the time at home to do it.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?

20 extra minutes of SML.
My next step is……..
To get more SML points every week.


What ?

In music we have to do a rap about bullying and we use a online drum kit called Html5.

So what ?

We have to finish it before next Wednesday.

Now what ?

finish it


The WALT is to solve division with remainders.

What have I learnt

This is the way to do it.

My dad Andru :)

P.1 He likes to sing and he likes to listen to pop and rock. He can play the drums, guitar, piano and the ukulele. He was born on the 15th of August 1972 in Christchurch.

P.2 He has the same hair colour as me. My dad hasn't watch T.V since he was 14. His favourite food is fish and chips especially meat patties.

P.3 My dad's favourite colour is green, even though he wears black most of the time. When my dad was young he loved playing sports like rugby, soccer and a whole lot more.

Writing - dance

I’ve enjoyed learning new things.

I’ve been challenged by the Cha Cha because I wasn't really comfortable dancing with a boy.

I have surprised myself by actually doing the dance Cha Cha.


I learnt a lot of different moves

I found That I was confident enough to do the Cha Cha.

I would now like to now work on keeping in time with 

multi cultural day

Last week I participated actively in a range of learning experience around ‘Multicultural week’

I was involved in a range of learning experiences for Multicultural week. I did well at the chopsticks because I originally knew how to use chopsticks

I learnt to make a Chinese creation called Spring.
I enjoyed using the chopsticks.
I was most fascinated by the things that are different to other cultures.

A question I have is how many people live in China?