Friday, 28 November 2014


This morning I had my saxophone  lesson I showed leadership by trying my best so this afternoon I can help others.

My next step is to be more organised so I can set up before my lesson

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Last Friday I had my saxophone and band lesson the reason i don't have so many post about this is because Adianfield has been away most weeks I showed leadership by helping other saxophone people that are in my band.

On Monday I helped Miss Ward I showed leadership by volunteering my lunch to help in the library.

On Tuesday I showed leadership by being a role model on the year 7 leadership day when others were being silly.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Today I did peer mediation we only had one problem which was only a little kid itching a itchy bite when she was eating her lunch which was easy to fix.

Friday, 7 November 2014


On Thursday me and Lauren went down to room 10 and 11 and reminded them about wet lunch. I think I showed leadership by being patient with the teacher if it wasn't there normal teacher.  

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Homework Challenge E2 - Interview someone who is in a job that interests you

I decided to complete homework challenge E2 which is to interview someone who is in a job that interests you.  I decided to interview Paula as she is a Preschool Teacher and I enjoyed my work experience so much I thought this would be interesting to find out more about being a Preschool Teacher.

First I designed a questionnaire and then interviewed Paula.

  1. What is your name? - Paula Wilson 
  2. What is your job? - Preschool Teacher
  3. How long have you been in your job? - Over 10 years
  4. What made you interested in your job? - I started baby sitting while at High School and I enjoyed working with  young kids.
  5. Did you always want to be a Preschool Teacher? - No I first thought I wanted to be a nurse but very glad I choose the path of a Preschool Teacher.
  6. What qualifications do you need for your job? - Diploma of Teaching Early Childhood Education and I also got my Teacher Registration. Teacher Registration is optional but beneficial and also means a higher pay.
  7. How long was your training? - 3 years, mainly practical placements in the third year.
  8. Where did you go for your training? - NZ College of Early Childhood Education.
  9. What is the best thing about your job? - Working with children and it is lots of fun watching them grow and develop.
  10. What are the things you don't like about your job? - Paperwork and staff meetings.
  11. What was one of your best moments at your work and why? - Having grateful parents that appreciate the job you do.
  12. What is the hardest thing about your job? - Talking to the parents when a child has behavior issues / problems.
  13. If I was interested in doing your job for my career what would your advice be to me?
    • Make sure you get your qualifications including teacher registration
    • Be prepared to dance and sing with the children
    • Be a good role model and get involved with activities with the children.


Today I had peer mediation and got assigned to a different area of the school than I had been doing.  I showed leadership by keeping focused on my job despite lots of little kids jumping all over me.  I had fun today and it's good to give back to the little kids.


  • On Monday I had librarian and I was the only one there so it was very busy and I think I showed leadership by doing both jobs at once.

  • Wednesday I had peer mediation I showed leadership by sorting out a problem between two groups of young girls and did it with respect.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Jubilee writing

Oaklands school had their 50th Jubilee on labour weekend this year. I am in ar 7. In 50 years time when they have their 100th Jubilee I will be 61. In 50 years I think these changes would have happened at oaklands school... BYOD stands for Bring-Your-Own-Device- I think most kids will have their own device and bring it to school every day.also, I think it will be all open plan in the class rooms so heaps of kids the same year in one class room and have like 4 teachers in the same class room. plus I think the C.A.R.E values would have changed { Community-Active thinking-Respect-Excellence } to some thing else, but I still think they will use C.A.R.E as the starting letters. I am not looking forward to turning 61 but I am looking forward to coming back to this school.