Monday, 21 November 2016

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 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 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.
How we do things.
Welcoming ceremony e.g welcoming visitors.
Tangata whenua
People who belong in the marae.
Visitors to the marae.
People who live in the marae.
The connection between you and the marae.
Care about someone.
The respect and love for someone at the marae.

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 how long does a marae go on for?

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Treaty of waitangi

Here is a link to my google slide
Here is a follow up activity
Here is my compare and contrast map
I found that the Maori translation was different to the English version.
What i want to know is what if they didn't sign the treaty.

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:

  • We have equal rights
  • That their are multiple party in parliament
  • You need over 50% of the votes to govern

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

NZ identity

Friday, 23 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Me, myself and I and we decided to create a water filter.
Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)
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I can identify my success criteria

Success Criteria ( A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...

A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?
To filter healthy clean water.
Because we need to drink clear and healthy water otherwise we will get sick.
To be strong and durable.
Because if it isn’t strong enough it will break and it won’t filter any water.
To be light and you can carry it around.
So it’s easier to carry around and have drinkable water.
To have the materials.
Because if don't have the materials the water filter won't work.
To have good materials that won't expire
So you can use the water filter for a long period of time.

Overall our project do not meet this criteria because we haven't tested our water filter yet.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


I can describe the characteristics of music in songs from the past and present and from different genres.

Over the past 9 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of various times and genres.

I can name and define these characteristics of music

1. Form
3. Harmony
5. Rhythm

What did you find most interesting during this topic.

I found good songs need all the characteristics interesting because Every characteristic has something a good song needs like notes put together to make the song unique.

Monday, 12 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 lots of ticks there.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Active thinking            because: I need

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

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational            because:I can do the CARE values everyday by myself, but i'm not good enough to teach 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.