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.