Friday, December 9, 2011

End Of Our Year Prizegiving

Overall throughout the entire year, we motivate ourselves and do the best we can to reach the top (succeed). Our motto Strive To Succeed is a really important message, which some of us use to help us to work better.


Prize giving was the most momentous event that occurs annually at the end of each school year. I could feel the butterflies starting to kick in. I had the chills as we began. Reaching the year 8 awards, my heart was beating so quickly that I was getting so sweaty.

As I took a glance over to hear who going to win and this prize. With an absolute shock it was my name being announced for representing our school in the Auckland netball team. Standing up to strut down the red carpet I was feeling pretty glad. To actually get an award felt absolutely amazing.

The last award I received was for coming 3rd in the academic area. Moses and I tied for 3rd equal. Tanielu came second and overall Sela came 1ST, which means she received Dux! She was the top of the school.

I was really proud and hopefully next year I can improve.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Reading and Maths Result

Happy, average, or bad. Exams are something most kids fear, it’s like torture for us kids for some reason. I guess it’s because the room is extremely silent, your not aloud to move around or talk. For our most momentous Asttle test we sit (reading, writing, maths, Icanz), it’s sort of frustrating as always .

But showing my overall marks I did pretty average and improved from the beginning of the term. Receiving my final results gave me the shivers, feeling so nerve racking gave me the butterflies. Hesitating to turn over my paper it finally reveled...’oh wow’, not bad. I mean these results explains to you how well you’ve done, how much you’ve improved, what you need to improve in.

Scanning through my reading and my maths results we were recently given. I just passed and improved in both test which was so relieving. It was unexpected because I was hoping to do better and not to be under the NZ mean. If you are over the average marks then it means that you have passed.

Hopefully that was enough to get me into a good class for next year in college!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stunning Guy Fawkes Display

Duhh! I just can’t wait until the fireworks begin. Just buzzing over how many boxes were placed on the grass. Approximately 13 going length wise, and round about 16 stood spaced out in a row. Everyone in the crowd counted down from 10. It went a little bit like this,10..9..8..7..6..5..4, then louder 3..2..1!

Assorted colours blended in the air along with the piercing sound of the fireworks. We all sat in amazement as 4 fireworks flew up in the air all at once. They emerged in the air like a group of people huddling, very fast, they spread out quickly and it absolutely turned into some explosive fireworks. It was just extremely impressive how it all worked out.

Really I didn’t want to stop filming for one moment, starring at the fireworks like it was going over us like a rainbow. Couldn't take my eyes of for one second, just couldn’t resist. My eyes glued to the amazing display and made me smile continuously until my mouth started to ache.

Unbelievable, couldn’t get over the majority of fireworks layed out. So much! Sadly approximately ending the 30 minute display actually closed, it was so worth coming here. For sure I’m coming here next year!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Finally! Hopping out of the bus as we arrived at Sylvia Park. Shivering as I thought to myself, ‘oh no’, our movie is playing in the extreme screen. Manaikalani film festival includes the 7 schools in our cluster (Pt England, Tamaki Intermediate, Glen Taylor, Panmure bridge, St Pius, Ruapotaka Primary, and Tamaki College), where we produce various types of movies to enter in the film festival. Really it could be about anything. This event occurred last week Wednesday.

To me my ultimate favourite movie was Te-News, performed by the students of room 15. It was so original, real comedy and the actor (Brodie Jack) was a natural. Many of the few students who have viewed this hilarious film, would’ve definitely agreed with me. At first I thought, ‘man is this another one’, but just watching a bit more I found it quite entertaining, luckily that happened.

In the cinema we got a chance to sit on the lazy boy seats, and ‘oh my gosh wasn’t that just a dream’. Comfy with my feet up relaxing enjoying the many films the schools had to offer. It was awesome! Until... I peered closely and no, there, stood Tanielu and Sela as they appeared on stage. ‘My gosh please don’t be it’, ‘please’. So our movie showed, sliding down my chair how embarrassing. Especially because me, Sela,Tia and Kezia had to flip our hair in one of the scenes, it was part of the movie ‘okay’!

Overall it was an excellent performance that the students had input in their movie. Interesting to see many students involved in these films and hopefully next year will just be as better.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Demolition Darby

Of course I wanna come! One of my older brothers requested for both me and my sister to come with him to Demolition Derby. (Demolition Darby) It’s a racing event consisting of different types of race cars doing set laps non-contact. Sometimes at the end depending on their budget, there’s a race where the cars can contact, do all sorts of tricks and jump over bumps and attempt to crash each others cars. Obviously we wouldn't pass on this great opportunity and it sounds like a lot of fun.

Before we arrived there we stopped at Carl's Junior for a quick bite before rushing off to the arena. Reaching Waikaraka (where demolition darby is held), we came to a stop as our eyes enlarged, my sister and I were so stunned to see how many people my sister and I were so stunned to see how much people were there. No surprises there, huh!

Strolling to the main entrance finding a long que of people who already bought tickets waiting to get in. Entering the grounds through the gates, I looked up seeing a long flight of stairs leading to the top of the stands. There was a barrier that separated the race, and the path at the back that leads to the food canteen. Listening to the sound of the cars lead us …. the corner as I got closer and the throng grew, we took a seat at the back which made it difficult for us to see. Switching seats, we sat on the grass not far from the fence near the tracks.

Prrrmm prrrm! The engines of the cars were getting ready to start, the sound of the engine completely drowned out the voices of those who were talking to me. It really made communicating with others difficult. Suddenly the green light appeared and off they raced, speeding through drifting as they reached the corner was incredible. Having a bet with each other choosing a number on a car, to confirm who would win. Apparently it seemed that my car I choose would always come 2nd, 4th,or 6th, but never first. So the pattern continued.

Shivering as it became chilly , caused my hand to become numb. Especially catching all the great action on the camera forced me to leave my hand from being warm. What was really funny was that, where we were sitting it was near the fence. Going down a few steps not far from where we were sitting, the fence there separated us from the tracks.

Grabbing some hot food I came back to watch the fireworks they had on display for us. ‘Oh my gosh’, it was just the best. To be continued......



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crimson Eclipse

My Planet Crimson Eclipse is unique in every way. Because annually in June the 6th there appears to be a full moon. So in the night time approximately at midnight there will be an eclipse and the moon will became crimson red. That is how it got it's name. It's also one of the colours I like! Anyways as the light shines down upon Glen Innes and gives those who look at it one wish. Just like a shooting star... but better because of the view.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Good Shepard Fair

That’s so cool! ‘Sure I wanna come’, as I replied to both of my little cousins. They just invited me to come with them to their fair, held at their school (Good Shepard). Yay! I can’t wait because I don’t really go to fairs often.

Driving off we were getting closer to their school. There were people there already setting up, which explains why it was packed even though it hadn’t started. We attempted to find a car park there but our spot was taken. We went through some sort of a narrow path between their church and the office. Numerous shack looking stores had large banners attracting their costumers attention, and describing their item they were selling.

Astonishingly so many people were there and the all the stores were available. The kick off was at 11:00. The layout of the shops were like so cool. Imagine standing right in the middle of the entire fair. It wasn’t just all food on one side, it was more like an activity (dunk’em) on the left side, candy floss in front of dunk’em, puppet show next to candy floss...well you get the picture. Browsing around I just couldn’t resist all the amazing things they had. So I went and got a cupcake that was beautifully decorated, also a cute lollie kebab, mild butter chicken, sugary churos (Spanish name for cinnamon donuts) and a lot they had to offer.

I don’t know how you would be bored because there were various types of interesting things you could do, I could list them all. Money golf, instead of hitting the golf ball in the hole, you had to hit the golf ball so that it would land on the paper money ($5, $10, $20, and vouchers). Ethnic food, Indian (butter chicken), Samoan (chop suey, taro), Tongan, (pig and yams). There was even a Filipino kebab. Toys on sale, at the end the kids were able to choose variety of toys to take for free, it can be as much as they wanted. Even paintball was accessible, $2 for ten shots at a photo of a teacher glued on wood.

It was such a pleasure to be there and a great opportunity. Can’t wait until next years!



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More Stars Then You Think

Wow! Just so overwhelmed how huge the sun looks. After viewing a 3 minute clip on our solar system, showed that there are more then just one star. So unexpected to see how large a planet is, then shifting to another one that’s two times bigger, and then increasing the size until it reaches the sun. As it shows the sun, you would be thinking it all stops there, surprisingly it continues to another massive star, then several more stars appear until it reaches the most over-sized, gigantic star. It’s name is called VV Cephei.

So shocked to see all the stars starting form the sun extending to the largest star VV Cephei. The diameter of this star is approximately 2664,800,000, a very large number 'huh'. Learning about the size and scales of our universe is more interesting then it looks. You’d be stunned to see the comparison between the different sizes of the planets and stars.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Learning Basic Tennis Skills

Brand new equipment set out like the new rackets and tennis balls, also tennis nets for our school. Fun but also intense, tennis is a competitive sport. Learning for the first time and having Marcelle who was our instructor, was teaching us a few techniques in our first lesson.

Shaking, it was so nerve racking as I wait for my turn in line. Especially when me and Sela were the only girls, and the boys were winning most of the time. Sela pushed me forward, and I was hesitating to hold the racket, my hands became sweaty.

Doing an under arm serve sort of made me feel a little more confident. Then swinging the racket and actually hitting the ball over was an amazing feeling. Then it continued. After approximately 4 hits... I actually beat Zane! Phew! I was so relieved. The next game I lost, which was to Tanielu. I did’nt really care because I knew that I improved.

Now I am feeling so eager to actually have more turns. Beating like two more people to me felt like it was a fluke or luck. This game that we are playing right now is called the king of the courts. Whoever would win would swap to the king side.

It was a pleasure to play against my fellow classmates and I really had heaps of fun.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Outstanding Camp Highlights

Experiencing an enjoyable amount of time at Willow Park. Gave me so many ideas and highlights to publish on my blog. First highlight of mine was a cruise with Jonno and Nicky. Strolling towards the beach, creating rafts, sand castles, swimming when we had freetime, kayaking and doing so many more interesting things.

Pop! Out appeared my goosebumps, as it became very chilly as we cruised along the sea. The wind in my hair and the spit of the ocean water as it stuck to my skin like Velcro. Then we started to mess around with people by causing waves. Doing this we would surround them by circling right around. Creating huge waves, sometimes those who were on the kayak even tipped over.

The food as well was one of my favourite highlights. Knowing that every morning waking up to the delicious smell of toast. Then having lunch which looked so mouth watering. Next was dinner! It was just unbelievable, like you would hear the rumble of my stomach wanting to just take a snippet of the food. Dessert was even more divine. I mean chocolate mouse with pears, ‘WOW’!

All of the fun stopped there, but it was a pleasure staying there. Coming home on the other hand was my worst nightmare. Praying ever day, hoping each day would last longer. Each day came to an end, and the more disappointed I became. Heading home was a sad trip, we were moaning about why we would've stayed a couple of days longer. Dragging my luggage to the car, being grumpy to my uncle wasn’t a good start. The rest of the day was actually more fun then expected. Lucky me!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Living on the camp grounds (Willow Park)

Already being arranged and sorted into our groups, we then headed upstairs to our cabins to unload our luggage. The year 8 girls were in the same cabins together no.12, phew. Then safely leading my group down stairs ready to have lunch. I can’t really remember what we had, but I know it was a superb meal!

Our first activity on the rooster was a scavenger hunt. To get more familiar with the place, we had to search around for the photographed places on our map, along the way as we find each clue we can then tick them off. It was a bit of a struggle, as seeing most of the teams finished except our own group.
Announcing the winners we actually came 3rd overall. The reason why was because, this wasn’t only about who finished first, this also included how well teams explained their answers.

Wet games was another enjoyable activity of mine. Being able to get soaked, and laughing as other people transformed from dry as a dessert, to wet as a sponge holding in water. There were stations placed around the field.

One of the few activities I loved was where, both teams would grab a sponge soak it in full of water. Rush down to the bucket on the other end and then try to squeeze as much water as you can. Race back to the line and pass it to the next member of your team.

Aquila and Luke (senior leaders), were holding another station. The aim of the game was this: both Luke and Aquila would throw in the air, water balloons. Whoever caught it, had the ability to throw it to whoever. But then there was an opportunity for the kids to throw their balloon to whoever I threw mine at Aquila twice in a row. Smack! Right in the face and then the other one sort of like slipped into his shirt. Giggling after entertaining myself with the incident that has just taken place.

Next, was a few of my camp highlights!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Starting fresh at Willow Park

Heading towards school on a fine Monday morning felt unusual, I guess it was just the feeling of not being able to see many wild kids running around. The reason why for coming to school was to get prepared to leave for our riverside camp, held at Willow Park.

Shivering with excitement on the bus, couldn’t wait to abundant this place. Just about reaching Willow Park, my body swayed forward and backward, why? Because we were finally here, the bus was jumping over the bumps which lead us to Willow Park. It’s like imagining a person doing the caterpillar.

Just before unpacking all our gear and getting ready for lunch. We had to be sorted into our groups, these teams weren’t mixed with boys and girls. It was strictly boys groups and girls groups.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Final decision

After school on Wednesday’s held in our school hall, is something called the riverside club. Kids at our school year 4 to 8 are able to stay and experience some fun, well at least until 5pm. Annually, we have a riverside camp normally for year 5 to 8. And year 4’s will have their own special outing later on.

This year was different! The year 8 leaders, (Paulitia, Bobbi - Grace, Maree, Ocean, Kalim Tamati and Moses, including myself), had a tough decision to make. It was between going to Totara springs as usual but not including the year 4's, or going to willow park and taking the year 4's along with us.

There’s a advantage and disadvantage between both places. Discussing together and thinking real hard about what to choose. It finally came to an end. The court was closed. We chose ................... Williow Park!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Term 3 Highlights

My top favourite highlights for term 3 was being able to watch the Rugby World Cup . Playing different sports each seasons. Tamaki Tech was one of my few highlights as well and Badminton.

An outstanding opening ceremony indicated the beginning or opening of the Rugby World Cup. All of the teams have had at least played two games. Tuning in live from home, I observed as some of the teams played exceptionally good, whether winning or losing. Some extremely superb players were as fast a cheetah, and just zoomed their way through the field.

Every Mondays at 8:30 year 7/8 stroll down to Tamaki college for Tamaki Tech. Various types of groups allowed us to mingle around and let us learn the different areas of technology. So far we were able to do Graphics, Electronics, Science and next week Cooking. Yay!

Sports was a absolute favourite of mine. Like Badminton, Netball, Softball, basketball and many more awesome sports still to come,(volley ball). This year we’ve managed to practise a bit more, and have mad a massive improvement, which we are proud to say. I Can’t wait until our Volley ball Tournament!

This Term has been a blast and I can’t wait until next term.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rugby World Cup Games

My Gosh! That was the most incredible display I’ve ever seen! It’s also the only opening ceremony that I’ve seen for the rugby world cup anyways. The first rugby match for rugby world cup 2011 is, All Blacks vs Tonga. How spectacular was this game.

Watching the sensational Richard Kahui who scored the first try in the rugby world cup. Then the opposition (Tonga) were fearsome and put up a very good match. Still the All Blacks made an effort to score more tries. Shifting the score to 29 - 3 for half time.

The man in the bright red shoes, Ma’a Nonu steps and the flicks a pass to … and then received it again. Amazingly he scored another try for the AB’s, I’m sure this made them feel even more superb. Tonga were determined and never gave up. All you see is Tonga fighting back by getting closer to the try line. This is when the powerful Sona Taumalolo (in Tongan team), the player that’s difficult to tackle. Pushes through and was able to score a try.

The massive crowd in red cheered loudly, and screamed when Tonga scored a try. Still that that wasn’t enough to be able to beat the All Blacks. Again swapping the score to 40 - 10, what an awesome performance from both teams. All Blacks walking with their heads held high, and the crowd giving a standing ovation. They were very proud!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011

In class we've working on how we can improve on our writing. By doing that we've been learning to use better vocabulary and adjectives. This will help us to enhance our writing and improve in our test.




Friday, September 9, 2011

Re - Working Of Juniors Cross Country

Already several intermediate kids in classes of rm 19, 20, 21, and 22, have already had their cross country race. Being held at our school, also running through Tahuna Torea, (only for year 4 up to yr 6’s). Our Primary part of the school had their cross country race on Wednesday.

Since our cross country race has passed. Some kids from the intermediate block were chosen to be marshalls. Sela, Mauina, Moses, Kezia, and myself were selected from our class.

Observing a couple of races, it was so thrilling for me. First up was the 5 year old girls, following by the boys. As Mr Burt announced “GO”, the little kids (girls) went rushing off speeding around the field. Following in front of them would be a year 8 helper, just to direct them through their racing course.

When it was time for the older lot to race ( year 4 to 6). The marshalls would be positioned into the location we were placed in. My Partner Sela and I jogged just passed the start line with our paper arrow pointing right. Pointing towards the next marshalls (Mauina and Kezia). Again Mr Burt would say “GO” and off they went. Seeing all of them sprinting and their facials, they were pretty funny.

After lunch our class came back to watch the remaining of the race. Where most of the kids had already completed their cross country run. Sometimes when the kids were running in two’s making their way towards the finish line. Both of them would challenge each other, and then sprint to see who would come first. Too bad our class was mucking around and were sent back to class. Wow! I was shocked to see that kids were still smiling at the end of the race, like it was a piece of cake.

It was a pleasure to be a marshall out there, cheering on the little kids.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Silly Sports Day

As I glanced across the bottom field, teachers had already set up their stations. Hmm... what’s going on down there. On Tuesday Team 5 ( Rm 19, 20, 21, and 22) had a silly sports day. Each class would rotate and experience some fun activities. All the classes started with their own teachers activity. Then they would rotate around the various kinds of activities.

Our very first activity was ball tiggy with our teacher Mrs Lagitupu. We had cones placed on the grass to mark the boundaries, and we were given coloured bands that represented what teams we were in. The aim was to throw the ball around to each member of your team and try to tag the people from the other team. But we weren’t allowed to run or throw the ball at the opponents but we had to pass it around with our team mates.. It was so funny and intense trying hard to get the people from the other team out. It was very challenging for my team.

The hooter went, so then we moved to the next activity. Ms Tito was the next one up. A long slingshot and different sized balls were spread out. As I went up, I aimed for my target which was the pink hoop. I had to try and get the ball to land inside the pink hoop so that I could earn 100 points for my class. The ball shot off and was rolling towards the pink hoop, everyone stood up and cheered until the ball slightly went over the side of the hoop. Ohhh! It was a near miss and at the end we had 10 points.

Again the hooter went. We walked to our next activity with Mr Harris. This activity was called the three legged race. We had a lace kind of thing and had to tie it around me and my partners (Kezia’s) legs and we had to carry a tennis ball on a spoon up to the cone and come back around. We were also timed. Moses and Casey were the fastest there and back. Me and Kezia were so hilarious and just giggled the whole way back.

For the last time the hooter went. We came over to where Mrs Nua was and had a bucket full of water, sponges inside and a empty bucket further back. We were in our groups and had to line up. We had to soak the sponge with water, pass it to the side to the next person behind us and the pass the sponge under our legs. We kept on repeating the pattern until we reach the bucket. When we reached the empty bucket, we had to squeeze out all the water and run to the front of the line.

Our group did not win but it was such a pleasure to be able to experience this day and I really enjoyed it. At the end I was soaking wet, and rushed to get changed ready for lunch time. Most of these activities included team work, where my team and strained to show. Anyways it was the most entertaining event I’ve had besides learning at school. Hopefully we would be able to do it again.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Trip To The Life Caravan

This term on Thursday, we had the opportunity to have Harold and Lynn here. The Life Caravan made a stop at our school. The early session we had, we discussed about what drugs are and puberty. So many interesting stuff that I never really understood before, really did make sense to me now. Also, we covered the basics and what we’ve learnt over the time Harold has been to our school.

It was such a great experience for us. I really enjoyed having so much knowledge. One saying I would always remember is, Drugs don’t choose people, people choose drugs!

Cross Country

Oh my gosh! My feet were numb as the year 8 girls stand in their position on the chilly grass. Getting ready to start our Cross Country race. The year eight's, both girls and boys had to run 3K's and a half. But year seven's only had to run 3k's. Bang! As Ms Vaafusuanga clapped the two boards together, the girls shot of and sprinted around the cones.

Pasting myself as I headed through the reserve, I became dehydrated. I started to reach the top of the reserve, already seeing people curving through the path towards Tahuna Torea. I was so amazed to see the boys already catching up to us since we left first. Running through the the shells, it stabbed my feet so badly.

As I nearly finished and heading towards the playground. People were screaming out, Go Helen! Running towards the finish line with the people on the side cheering. Finally I finished, I was so proud that I kept jogging most of the way. Hoping that I can improve on fitness next time, I will try my best to run all the way.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Italy Presentation

This term our topic is based on the rugby world cup. We've had the chance to choose a country and study it. I choose Italy! It's been very fun and I've learnt a lot about Italy. I've also been surprised to find out that some famous people came from Italy. Here's a presentation to show a few of some interesting facts I found out.

Holiday Highlights

I had the most amazing day on Saturday! It was the coolest event that I’ve ever experienced during the two week holidays. My friend Tia and I came on Saturday morning to school and had to serve coffee for the members of parliament. What was even better, was that we got payed for it.

So anxious to start making coffee, Tia and I arrived at 8am and finished at 11:30. Walking in as more people started to come, we had a long queue full of costumers wanting a fresh cup of coffee. A lot of people had two cups or more of coffee and kept coming for more. I really enjoyed it and I had heaps of fun.

Soon our time came to an end. We packed the machine away and closed down. We received our money and tips we got from the members of parliament and left to get ready for another outing I had planned.

Sela and I got ready to go watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part two). Stepping in the cinemas with the amazing scent of popcorn wonderful. Taking a seat, the lights began to fade. That was a sign that the movie was about to start. Then all of the sudden, a creepy soundtrack played. The last part of what happened in part one of Harry Potter showed and carried on from there.

I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t watched it but what I can say is that, the last series topped all the rest of Harry Potter movies, including my favourite, Harry Potter the prisoner of Askaban. Afterwards we went next door to Burger King and had dinner. The day came to an end and we dropped Sela off home. It was the best Saturday I’ve ever had!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Final Design

My final design is:














I chose this design because:
it was more detailed then the other 2 signs and more clear to understand.
Evaluation:

* Does your sign meet all the specifications and requirements of the brief? If so, how?

* What is the purpose of your sign? Do you think your sign will help eliminate a problem in the school or street? If so, how?
The purpose of our sign is to stop littering. I think the sign will help eliminate a problem if people listen to it.
* What did you do well?
I think that we did the signs well, seeing that we didn’t manage our time well.
* What difficulties did you come across while making your sign?
Time management
* What can you do next time to improve your project?
Be more well prepared and organised and manage time better.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Design 2

Sign 2















Plus:Minus:Interesting:
Its now got more colourIts still quite plainthe words ‘Bin it’ are on a rubbish bin

Monday, July 18, 2011

Design 1

Sign 1 (insert image of screenshot or photo of your sign)

*

Plus:Minus:Interesting:
you can read it. simpleIt has no colour. messy layout. simpleblack and white.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Brief Developement: 1st Brief

Conceptual Statement:
(What is the concept or idea behind your design brief? e.g “To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of...”)

To produce a sign with a message that helps eliminate the issue of rubbish in the street.


Specifications:

(The measurable must haves ie. the things that are important to designing an effective sign e.g. sign must be easy to read etc...)

1.Big - good size
2.Bright
3.Readable
4.Outstanding
5.Clear message

Constraints:
(Musts that are beyond my control e.g. Must be completed by the end of the term)

1. due in week 7
2. must have a clear message about eliminating a problem

Resources:
(things I need to make the sign)
*Laminator
*Paper
*Pencils/Pens/Colours
PMI

You need to come up with at least 2 different possible sign designs and complete a PMI for each. This should include some feedback from an adult or a peer around the school who would represent the stakeholders.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Planning Log

Planning Log

Keep a record of both what you intend to do and what you did over the course of the next 3 weeks as we work through the Technology Process.


Week 5Week 6Week 7
What I plan to doBrainstormed issuesResearch questions Ideas more signsComplete the signs
Materials I will needPaper, pen, ideasGoogle Docs QuestionsGoogle Docs
Questions
People/Sources I need to consult for more information.peers, friends, yourself, teacherPeers, friends, Year 7 7 & 8 kids My partners
What did you find difficult and why?To come up with 1 problem to focus onTo get the form done and sentTo get our design project thing done
What I will do next as a result of any difficulties.Get more ideas for a good signAnalyze the data, check the answersManage the time more better


STAKEHOLDERS

The Stakeholders are the people who have an effect on the production of your product

The Primary Stakeholder is your client ie. the person or community of people that your sign is going to be created for. eg. ….

Wider Community Stakeholders:Key Stakeholders:Primary Stakeholder:
Parents
Visitors
Care-givers
Community

Students
Year 7 & 8 students
Teachers
Me
year 7 & 8 students

ATTRIBUTES:
These describe the physical (what it is like) and functional (what it will do) characteristics of a product. These characteristics are key or essential for the successful function of a product and should be re- evaluated at each stage of the design process.

With your sign in mind, complete the following attributes table:

Attribute

Method of Measurement

Specification

eg. Eye catching

sign will appeal (be noticed) by stakeholders

Sign must be clear, stand out and be creative

Size

Pretty big

Sign must be big enough for everyone to see

Colour

A bright/appealing colour

Green/White/Black/readable

Create awareness (e.g. clear message)

Stop littering

People should stop littering so our school can be clean

Durable/ Weather resistant

Laminate it

Laminate it so it’ll be waterproof

Ideal location (in the right area)

Somewhere readable

Probably in the street up on the wall