Friday, 25 November 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 Marea 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. 
The way to do things, aka custom
A welcoming ceremony on the Marae 
Tangata whenua
The locals who a have a relationship with theMarae 
Visitors to the Marae
People who live in the Marae
Sense of connection and belonging 
Respect for people's well being 
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……...

New Zealand identity, ANZAC day

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Treaty of waitangi.

I can compare and contrast map

A few things I found were that the treaty was signed on 4th of Feb 1840, and that the British were trying to take over NZ but they couldn't because the Maori fought back so they made a treaty.
One more thing I would like to find out is why did the British want to take over the land but gave them guns and weapons to fight back?

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 in NZ parliament are:

  • Patsy Reddy is the new governor general
  • Other countries are using democracy
  • Bill English is the deputy PM

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

Friday, 23 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Alex, Jake and Joseph B and we decided to create a WA we filter

Here is a link to what we made.
In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)

Overall our project didn't meet this criteria because we didn't get to test the water filter.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru games reflection

The activity I did was VOLLEYBALL!

Two highlights were...

(1) Being able to have fun and compete with other teams because we had a a lot of banter.
(2) Coming 3rd out of five teams because it is a big achievement.

I proud of working as a team because without working as a team we would never have came third.

Some advice on Koru Games for next years year 7's is, try giving a new sport a try, you might enjoy it.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

CARE progress

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is:Bronze  

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is:Community because: I have the most highlights in that area.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Excellence  because: I have hardly have any highlights in that area.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Resilience

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Extended abstract  because: I can role model the CARE values to others.





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.