Thursday, 10 December 2015

Reflection 2015

a. Write a quality reflection that shares my journey this year.  This includes reflection upon the years ahead.

Success Criteria:  
We'll know we have succeeded when our reflection covers the
9 guides that help me to reflect on this year and the year ahead.

How do you feel about this year?
At the beginning of the year I was a bit nervous. Then in term 2 and 3 I felt more comfortable being a senior because I knew everybody and was used to the morning routines. Now in term 4 I am feeling a bit sad because the Yr8’s are leaving.
What did you find especially satisfying this year?
Still having my same friends from year 6 and also making and meeting new friends. Another thing was that I trusted my home class teacher Mrs Tele’a.
What did you find especially frustrating/difficult this year?
Staying organised like charging my netbook every night and making sure I have pencils to do my work with. Another thing I found frustrating/difficult was finishing my work on time.
If you were to to give yourself a grade out of 10 - 10 being awesome…what would you grade yourself? Why?  I would give myself a 7 because I think this year I have become more confident and have learned more in maths like about pi, Algebra and much more.
In what ways did you contribute to team 5 in 2015?
I made and purchased a cake to help fundraise for our trips.I also came in to help sell food at the garage sale in term 1.
What would you change for yourself in 2016?
I would try to finish my work on time
What might you want next year’s teacher to know about you (things you’re good at)?
That I like to do art and design and create things.
What things might you want more help with?
Maybe art or maths.
What could you show your teacher from your blog to help her/him understand those things?
my thinkboards or my presentations.

I really enjoyed this year I enjoyed my classmates, our trips and espically my teachers. Thank you so much and all the best for the year 8's next year.


  1. Sounds like another great year Ariana. Well done.

    Mrs Burt

  2. Hi Ariana,

    I loved reading your reflection on the past year. I find it very helpful to stop and reflect on all that has happened over the course of a year. I did that this year on 31 December. I thought about what had occurred in 2015 and I thought about what I would like to have happen in 2016. I hope that your next year is filled with fun challenges, great learning opportunities, and special times with friends and family. I also hope that you'll take the opportunity to participate in the Summer Learning Journey this January. I'll keep checking in to see if you've decided to take up the challenge!

    Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2016, Rachel

  3. Hi Ariana,

    Thank you for sharing your reflection from the past year at school! It sounds like you have met a lot of wonderful friends and learned ways to be prepared for your next school year.

    Also, I read in your profile that you really like ice cream. I LOVE ice cream too! My favourite flavour in Canada is called "Moose Tracks". It is vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce swirl and small peanut butter cups. Yum! What kind of flavours do you have in New Zealand and what is your favourite? Cheers, Leigh

  4. Hi Ariana,

    I hope that you are getting excited for your upcoming year of school. There is only week left before you head back! I will look forward to seeing you when I come into the school to bring the participation certificates for the Summer Learning Journey. It's been a great summer of blogging! I hope that we can encourage you to join us over the year and next summer when we blog again :)