Thursday, 24 November 2016

Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi

I found interesting is that  the Aborigines got there children taken away from there Mather and father.
I found interesting is that  the Maori got 34.5 million acres of land and 170 million dollars.

Why did they get that much land and money.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marea. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marae is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marea is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the mar.
  • Marea kawa (protocols) can differ between mareas and iwi.

We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
It has a wide range of of meanings like culture, custom, ethic.
Welcoming on a Marae.
Tangata whenua
describe the Maori people 
Visiters at the Marea.
the area that is a person's home.
relationship, kinship, sense of family connection
loosely translates to hospitality.
love; affection

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marea is……...
I would like to go on a Marea.

Thursday, 27 October 2016



This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • John Key sits on the fourth set on the right side of the speaker.
  • David Carter is the speaker of the house.
  • The opposition leader is Andrew Little.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Yejoon and we decided to create… a water filter.

Here is a link what we made.
taking action
In this project we decided that our success criteria were:
A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?
Needs to clean the water.
Because that is what a water filter does and if it doesn’t produce clean water people can get sick.
Needs materials.
Without the materials you can’t make anything.
Needs to be strong.
Because you could just drop it and it would break.
Needs to be quite small/must be easy to transport
If you can’t move the water filter  around in small places. It means you have to go to the water filter and use it.
Has to last long.
So you can use it over and over and it makes the water clean every time.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because we created a drinker bill water but it was green

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are,........... To always say yes, pitcher Frame.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at…… To Once a pone a time.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was………….. learning different stuff because…………... I can use it in the future.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was……... to act out the stuff because………it was at of my comfit zone.

My favorite improvisation game was……... pitcher frame because…….. it was fun and it was easy.

My next step/ something I need to work on further  in improvisation is…….
to get better because…...I'm really bad at drama

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru games

The activity I did was volleyball.

Two highlights were:

  1. Coming third because you got a medal.
  2.   Food because there were food and drinks.

I'm proud of coming third because I got a medal.

Some advice on Koru games is that to have fun and have a good time.