Monday, 21 November 2016

NZ Identity Treaty of Waitangi

Te Reo Term 4 2016.

Te Reo Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. 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 Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed 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.
What they do like customs and traditions/the way they do certain things.
The welcoming ceremony on a marae to welcome the visitors and be accepted into the marae.
Tangata whenua
The local people or tribe(welcome people onto the marae).
The visitors to a marae.
Their place to stand their home and where they belong which gives them rights and responsibilities.
A relationship or connection withing family/belonging
Care for a person and their well being including elders,family members,children and local people.
Love and respect. Being concerned for someone and giving hospitality or gifts.

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 marae is I would like to be part of a Powhiri to further learn about their customs and traditions.

Wednesday, 2 November 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:

There are 120 seats in the house(121 if you include speaker)
We are a democracy so everyone over 18 gets a vote/say but in some countries there is only a dictatorship so only one person gets a say.
National( our government) didn’t gt enough votes to govern by themselves so they had to pair up with other parties.
Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Mollyanne and we decided to create an online children's book.

In this project we decided that our success criteria was:
Eye catching covers
An interesting title
Colourful illustrations  
Jokes spread around the book
Rhyme if possible

Overall our project met this criteria because our book had all of these traits and was successful.

This is our final product
Book titled 'S P L A S H !'Read this free book made on StoryJumper

Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation


  • Rotate the top left hand N 90 degrees
  • Rotate another 90 degrees
  • Rotate another 90 degrees
  • Rotate another 90 degrees

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: The yes and technique where you accept what you partner is saying and add more, keep eye contact and listen to what you partner is saying so you can think of what to add.
Some Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at are: keep a straight face and casual body language because I sometimes start laughing in the middle of a sentence

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was being able to say anything and everyone else would just go with it because we can have a lot of fun but still learn things.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was getting involved at the beginning because I think we were all quite shy and awkward and had no idea what to do.

My favourite improvisation game was yes and because we could say really random and stupid things but some how still keep going.
My next step in improvisation is getting involved more and faster because it took me quite a while to get comfortable and involved.