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