Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cycle Safety Training

This slideshow is of our cycle safety training day. We spent the whole hot day learning how to be safe on our bikes by learning how to control our speed, how to stop safely when we're going fast and then we learnt how to indicate clearly so we are safe around other traffic on the roads.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Personality Types

I just learnt that the link to the personality type test doesn't work.
Here are the Characteristics of Personality Categories for you to look at and discuss :)

Driver (Lion/Bear):
Know what they want and how to get there!
Communicates quickly, gets to the point
Sometimes tactless and brusque
Can be an "ends justify the means" type of person
Hardworking, high energy ?Does not shy away from conflict

Expressive (Otter/Monkey):
Natural salesmen or story-tellers
Warm and enthusiastic
Good motivators, communicators
Can be competitive
Can tend to exaggerate, leave out facts and details
Sometimes would rather talk about things than do them!

Amiable (Turtle/Dove):
Kind-hearted people who avoid conflict
Can blend into any situation well
Can appear wishy-washy Has difficulty with firm decisions
Often loves art, music and poetry Highly sensitive
Can be quiet and soft-spoken

Analytical (Fox/Owl):
Highly detail oriented people
Can have a difficult time making decisions without ALL the facts
Make great accounts and engineers
Tend to be highly critical people
Can tend to be pessimistic in nature
Very perceptive

No one personality type outshines the other or is preferable to the other - but all complement each other in different ways. If you are choosing a team for a difficult task, it is a good idea to have representation for each on your team for a balanced approach to the task at hand.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nelson Brass Academy

Nick Sharpe form the Nelson Brass academy came to our assembly on Friday. We saw brass instruments that looked gold, silver and kind of pink but we learned that they are all brass.
Mr Sharpe showed us a tuba, a cornet, and his friend Mr derek had a trombone. They played a funny music story at the end.