Friday, 25 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learnt 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.
the correct procedure
welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
local people
home base on the marae
care for other peoples 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……... How many there are throughout New Zealand.

Treaty of Waitangi

This is my compare and contrast map

One thing that I found interesting is that the Treaty was signed in 1840.
Something that I would like to find out is how many people were at the first signing.

Thursday, 20 October 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:

  • Where people sit.
  • What they all do.
  • How they start the day off.

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

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru games reflection

For kotu games I was part of the boys Football B team.

My two Koru game highlights were:
* Doing a lot better than expected, because, me and everyone else in the B team were expecting to be placed in last, and out of around 30-ish teams we got 17th.
* my second highlight is that our team worked a lot better together than we did at pratice.

I am most proud of how well I played because after I messed up really badly in the first half of one of our games I came back in the second half and tryed my best.

Some advise for any people going to koru games in future is to always try your best in the sport that you are playing, even if it wasn't your first choice.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Water cycle info report

The water cycle is why it seems like we have infinite amounts of water;  why we will theoretically never run out; why we never have more or less water; it is always the same amount, this cycle is made up of 5 main stages, these stages are: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Runoff and groundwater. The technical first stage is Evaporation.

Evaporation is when your water in its liquid form changes into a gas, this gas is called water vapor, this happens faster in places with high amounts of humidity, humidity happens in hot places like a rainforest, when the water evaporates into a gas it then floats into the atmosphere, this is when we get to the next 2 stages, Condensation and Precipitation.

Condensation is when the water vapor that is in the atmosphere condenses together, this is what we call clouds, and these clouds are always been filled with more water vapor until they get to full it begins to rain, this process is Precipitation, Precipitation isn't only rain though it is also snow, hail, and sleet, these are all dependent on the temperature when the clouds precipitate, as well as there being multiple types of Precipitation, there is another form of condensation which is fog, fog is a very dark thick cloud that can only be found very low to the ground, and after the Condensation and Precipitation comes the Runoff and Groundwater.

Runoff is when the precipitated water hit the surface of the land and “runs” down into lakes and rivers, the water the gets into river then flows out into the ocean and the cycle resets, the water that runs into lakes instead of flowing into the ocean it stays in the lake until it evaporates, another thing that can happen, instead of the water running down the land is infiltration which is when the water seep through the earth and into underground lakes and river this is called groundwater and once the water is underground it is then stored in a aquifer and transferred to our home to use for toilets, showers, etc.

So now we know the stages of the water cycle and how they work, and that's all right? Wrong something that's even more important for you to know is to never pollute the ocean, lakes or rivers, because sometimes that pollution can be evaporated along with the water, and so it can taint our water supplies and spread disease, so if you don't want that to happen then keep the water clean, we need to look after the water and our own well-being. (don't be dumb).

Conjunctions and punctuation are highlighted like this.


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: classroom   because most of my care ticks are in that area.
The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Library. Because, I dont have any ticks 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: Motivational and trustworthy.

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Realtional    because: I can do these without being reminded.