Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Over the past few weeks we have been running an Arts interchange which will run over the next two terms. There are three rotations - Visual Art, Music and Drama. Here is a reflection from Nick about what he learnt...

WALT: apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

Improvisation techniques that I have used successfully are never say no to whatever your partner is saying and listen to your partner.

Improvisation techniques that I would like to have more practice and stay in character

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was the improv games because they were very fun.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was the family portraits game because I was uncomfortable about standing up in ront of a crowd

My favourite improv game was Alphabet because it was very fun and challenged your on the spot skills.

My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is to be more enthusiastic about Improv because it could ruin the improv.


Here is a reflection from Monique about what she has learnt about leadership...

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.

We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are Integrity, Trustworthy, Resilient, Active Thinker, Goal focused and motivational.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is, Resilient, because when ever I fail, I am resilient, and pull myself out of the pit.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is, Active Thinker because, I don't participate in group discussions that much.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is, you don't have to be a House Captain, or a Head Student to be a leader.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is Extended Abstract, because, I can evaluate the effectiveness of a leader.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Te Hāpua

Over the past couple of session at Te Hapua we have been creating Pencil Copters.

Here is how we did...

We also started using 3D pens. Check out these cool designs...