Friday, April 5, 2013

Academies announced

Well today the 5.4.13 Hastings Intermediate announced the academies. The academies are a thing that you have to apply for. Then you have to trial which is a long process. I applied for year 7's visual arts which can take 15-20 year 7 students. I also applied for design technology which can take 10-13 year 7 students! Now....... My mum didn't think I would make it into design tech due to the small amount of spaces:/ I trailed for my design tech with a picture if what I wanted to create, a sample of doing straight lines and turns on a sewing machine and I explanation of why we want to be in the academy and what we want to achieve and so on:) 
With visual arts forour first trial we had to sketch what was in front of us ( iron, glass bottle, apple, piece of Lego and a bone. We were not aloud to move any of the objects so we had to draw it from what we could see. We then had to paint and apple and paint a circle showing our mixing skills. I got into the second trial for visual arts and had to give in an example of what we can do ( a sketch or a piece of art work that we have done ). We also had to do a little test to do with artist and what art means to you. After that we got given a piece of yellow paper, brown thin paper, some picture, a pencil, a glue stick and scissors. We then had to design something with just the tools provided, it was lots of having all of that different stuff to create something. I created a panda that can fly, there are cut out letters saying I CAN FLY. There is also a soldier swimming in the water below. Sadly after that trial the art teacher cut me! Butttttttt I still at that stage didn't know about design tech. 

Later on I found out that the design teacher will read the applications and explanation and then announce it on the exact day of the naming. So I had no idea if I was going to get into the academy. I didn't really think so due the space limit. 

Now this brings us to the day of the naming. I was nervous as week as everyone else, when all of my friends were getting told the academies they were in I was getting more nervous. Casey got into the academic academy, sports and dance. Katherine got into dance! 

At last it was time for design tech to be called out:) I had my fingers crossed. They had gone past the J's for Johnstone so I thought I was out of luck. Butttttt noooooo I wasn't, I was the second to last person to be called out. I was overwhelmed I had got into the academy with limited spaces. After that the people who got in an academy had to go outside to receive two tickets for family members and a notice for the capping ceremony on the 17th of April. 

When I got in the car after school mum was wondering why we had got out 10 mins early. I said it was because of the academy announcements, straight away mum said how did you go, I said that I got into design tech. Mum was super surprised and very proud of me:D

So that is my story about the academy announcements today! So year 6's going to H.I.S be prepared for trials in the first 6-8 weeks of the first term. You will love every bit of it:)

From Flossie:D

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Last Day Of School!

Today is the last day in room 20 and for the year 6's their last day at Parkvale School!
I am so sad to leave this wonderful school!
It is so sad to be leaving all of the wonderful teachers.
I loved being at Parkvale School and I wish that it went up to High School!
I am going to miss being in a digi class!
I am going to love being at Hastings Intermediate but I will never forget Parkvale!

In 2012 I have achieved lots of new and cool things! Parkvale School gives you lots of new and amazing achievements!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kitty Cat Art!

Flower the Kitty cat:)
Paul Klee originally created this cat! Mr.M was inspired by it and chose to do it as a class art. It is really cool and I hope that you can try the easy steps and create an awesome kitty cat like mine! 

Asteroid Plan!

This video features Casey!
This video also features Parris!
It features Natasha!

This video features Felicity!