Team 4 - Term 2 2018


Lit CirclesLit Circles
Team 4 does Lit Circles in Term 2 and 3 each year. There are certain books that Year 7 and 8 can read. Some of the books were: Night Vision, Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry, Wonder, Star Girl, Transall Saga, Goodnight Mr Tom etc. We have meetings every week and we each have a job to do. The jobs are: Manager, Quiz Master, Discussion Director, Word Wizard, Future Forecaster, Passage Picker, Connector and Illustrator (only Room 13 does the illustrator job).
 

Restaurant DesignsRestaurant Designs
When half of Team 4 were out of the class attending Western Zone Hockey or National Young Leaders Day, the remaining students were given a project which was to design a restaurant. This included what the interior would be, where it  was, what food would you serve and an advertisement.
Many groups did different types of restaurant, such as an Asian bar, or even an underwater cafeteria! One group did a place set in a 50s’ Diner.
My group chose to make our restaurant a cross between Thai and Japan called ‘Lotus Flower’. This was set on a pier with scenic views and delicious food such as sushi, ramen, or teppanyaki!


 

Arts InquiryArts Inquiry
Last term a large handful of the students in Team 4 started an arts inquiry which is a speech on a famous or well known person to do with the arts. The person we selected had to either be a dancer, singer, musician, fashion designer - anyone significantly to do with the arts. The options had to have something to do with the arts because the students that did this arts inquiry were either not in the choir, kapa haka or both. These are both arts related.  
This term, we have signed up to a day to present the inquiry. We are presenting them all throughout the term on Wednesdays and Fridays when the students participating in choir and kapa haka are away. 


 

WZ HockeyWZ Hockey
On Tuesday 22 May 2018 Western Zone Hockey took place at The National Hockey Stadium in Newtown. Many people from Northland School came to participate in this event along with other schools.  We were to be at the School Viggers Centre by 8:55am to ensure we would be on the bus at 9:00am and at the National Hockey Stadium by 9:30am. Each team played a total of 8 games and played different teams ranging from Wadestown School to Karori Normal and Kelburn School. There were of course many other schools like Marsden and many other Karori Schools. Northland School sent a total of 4 hockey teams to the Western Zone Hockey Tournament. 

 

TechnologyTechnology
This term, we have been attending weekly lessons of various types of technology. This includes Woodwork, Cooking, Sewing, Electronics, Felting, and Art. In these lessons, we make a variety of creations that we take home at the end of the seven lessons.
In woodworks people are making a light with a wooden stand and a custom light shade. The students in foods are making bread and various other types of edible goodness. And these are only a handful of the many groups you can be in and things you can make!


 

Art TechnologyArt Technology
On Tuesdays and sometimes Wednesdays most of Team 4 goes to Karori West School for technology but some stay behind and do art instead. This is another technology class. The teacher’s name is Ailsa, she is Fiona Valentine’s eldest daughter!! In the art classes we practised cross hatching (which is a way to shade) in the first week. We also drew apples, circles and then shaded them in. In the second week we did still life (a fruit bowl). Ailsa brought in a fruit bowl and with our shading skills we sketched a draft then a good copy, then we coloured the bowl with watercolour pencils. On the third week we started landscapes and on the fourth week we finished the landscapes and started portraits. If you go into Room 14 you might see some portraits behind Fiona Valentine’s desk. Ailsa (our art tech teacher) drew most of those drawings apart from about 2! When you get to Team 4 have a look and you’ll see how good Ailsa is at art. 


 
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