Friday, 25 November 2016

NZ Identity- Treaty Of Waitangi

Compare and contrast map

Something I found interesting is that unlike New Zealand Australia didn't have a treaty with the aboriginal people.
Something that I'd like to learn more about is they way the Aboriginals lived before they were taken away.

Te Reo Term 4

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.
Maori culture or customs.
A welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
The local people linked to the Marae
Guests to the Marae.
Our connections to the marae.
Family connection
To house guests.
Love and care.

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 the rules and guidelines around visiting the Marae.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

NZ Identity- War


Thursday, 20 October 2016

NZ Identity- Parliament


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 seat to the right of the speaker.
  • Gerry Brownlee sits on the fifth seat to the right of the speaker.
  • New Zealand is a democracy meaning that everybody gets a say whereas some countries are a dictatorship where there is only one leader who makes all the decisions.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship- Democracy Vs Dictatorship

Thursday, 22 September 2016

I Can Take Action to Improve the Water Cycle in Canterbury

Take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Emma and we decided to create a children's story book.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:
  • Eye catching covers
  • An interesting title
  • Colourfull illustrations
  • Rhyme is possible
Overall our project met this criteria because our book included all the traits above.

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

Visual Art

WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork.

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was Relational because it was one of my first times using water colors, I tried my best but if I was to do this again I could do better because I would have some experience.

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were glazing, shading and moving watercolors.

Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is to experiment with different amounts of water/ paint.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games Reflection

Koru Games Reflection 

The sport that I participated in was Touch Rugby.
My two highlights at Koru Games were: Getting to meet lots of other people that were competing in the Koru Games and learning a wide range of tactics to help improve my skills in Touch Rugby because they were things that I haven't done very often.
Something I'm proud of is scoring three tries overall and giving it my all because we were versing quite difficult teams.
Some advice for next years year sevens would be to put in lots of effort and be resilient.