Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Someone I Know Well

Someone I Know Well

Myself! Jayden


My name is Jayden I am 11 years old and I am Year 6 at Windsor North School.

I have ginger swished to the side hair, with brown mud eyes.

I am a very active child, who sometimes gets into mischief with Mum, Dad and my sister Samara.

I play Waterpolo, Rugby, Softball and not to brag or anything, but I played for Southland in Table Tennis.  I also enjoy doing Kapa Haka and Swimming.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to attend School, play the sports I love or be with all my friends this year, because I had a horrible life threating Brain Tumour, which needed to be treated in Christchurch for removal then intensive Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy over eight months.

I did 31 days of Radiotherapy which did not hit me to hard, so we got to see a lot of Christchurch.

We went Bowling with our cousins, played Mini Golf, went to the movies, played Lazer Tag, visited Orana Park and Willowbank, went for a drive to Sumner, went on a tour on the double deaker bus around Christchurch, went up the Gondalas and visited Mum’s friend who’s house has a pool that we played in and her partner showed us his two Army Tanks, Army Hummer Jeep, Helicopter and took us for a spin in his old Mini.

I had a buddy during Radiotherapy his name is Jarrod, he was into all the stuff I liked especially sports.  We would play Table Tennis, throw a rugby ball and softball around or he would take me over to Hagley Park to fly my helicopters before treatment.  He got me through Radiotherapy.

Chemotherapy was pretty bad, it hit me hard!!!!!!!

My longest stay in hospital was 4 weeks, but it felt like months!!!  Especially being isolated for all the 4 weeks.  It was so, but then my mums work mate came and her husband was having chemo his name was Grant.  He is extremely funny and we made the most hilarious video about our chemo.  He helped me through that last round of chemo, but he left to come back to Invercargill before me and I was ssssssssooooooo devastated (I may have cried when they left).

But we are now finally home (yah celebrations!) and I now need to recover.

Although it has been a tough road, I have meet some pretty special people like my favourite rugby player Malakai Fekatoa and all of the Highlanders Team,  Ed Sheeran, Brendan McCallum, Daniel Vatori, Tom Latham, Kieran Reed and Andy Ellis.

I have also received some awesome presents like a signed Southland Stags rugby top, Highlanders signed training top, All Blacks 2011 signed rugby top, signed Junior Black Soks Softball and plenty more cool stuff.

I am looking forward to having sleep over with my friends, going on holiday, going back to school and starting High School next year.

This me Jayden.



Monday, 10 August 2015

Is your writing too long and flowery?

The Writer's Diet cover
Test it out on The Writer's Diet website.  Better still read Helen Sword's short book about keeping your writing lean.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Need help writing?

 Essay Punch

I am not sure I should share this ...

Just enter your title, what you need to prove or discuss, 3 reasons why this is true, a final clincher statement, 3 reasons for each of your 3 reason statements and you're done!  Take a look at the DEMO

Friday, 12 June 2015

Need to create a static image?

... then Typo is super for easily creating each letter of your text in interesting ways:

Monday, 25 May 2015

A check of your online content


 Use Simple Wash to scrape through your Facebook and Twitter accounts. It will tag your content as it's compared with a list of objectionable vocabulary.  It offers a chance for you to see your online presence from another point of view - and it gives you an opportunity to tidy things up before applying for that new job.                                                        


Friday, 27 March 2015

Field of Remembrance


As we don't have a field to put these symbolic crosses of soldiers who died in WW1, we have decided on a 'Window of Remembrance' to silently remember their sacrifice.  Hopefully passers-by will also remember.  The Online Cenotaph might help you to find out about some of the names on the crosses or about a family member.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

NZ Career choices information apps

Cover art                                 Occupation Outlook

         App on iTunes                             App on Google Play            

The Occupation Outlook is designed to be one of the first places you should look at when making a decision on career options. It provides a snapshot of 50 key occupations in New Zealand, highlighting the cost of study, income potential and job prospects.   


Thursday, 29 January 2015

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How long will you live?

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