Friday, 25 November 2016


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Treaty group

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What I found interesting was on the 4th of feb 1840, and never managed to take over nz. Why did the maori fight with each other


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 learnt are NZ parliament are:

  • David Carter is the speaker of the house 
  • Anyone can get kicked out 
  • The opposition sits on the left side 

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

Monday, 21 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.
Each Marae has different customs 
It welcomes the people 
Tangata whenua
The local people who lives near the Marae 
The visitors 
The place you stand on 
relationship and connection to family 
Give your to someone 
Have hospitality 

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 carvings

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are,confidence

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at is making things up

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was what are you doing because it was fun

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning was coming up with things on the spot because it just was challenging

My favorite improvisation game was family photo because it was fun

My next step/ something I need to work on further in improvisation is to make things up on the spot because I am bad at it

Monday, 6 June 2016

I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Year 9/10: I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Name of Text: Underground Explorers

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Void: an empty space or vacuum.

Fluorescent: able to give off visible light after being exposed to a source of heat, light, or other form of energy

Vulnerable: able to be hurt or injured

Interconnected: to connect or cause to be connected one to the other or others.

Seldom: not often; rarely.

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Example/Non Example
Is a void messy? Why or why not?
No because there's nothing in a void.
Which color is the most fluorescent at night? Why?
Yellow because it's bright.
Why are elderly people more vulnerable than children? Why?
Because there old
Which is more interconnected; a vine or a dandelion? Why?
A vine because it can grow all over the place
Which is more seldom; the Olympics or an election in NZ? Why?
Olympics because happens every 4 years the other one happens every 3 years

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Word Associations
The plants in the garden are die during a frost
There were lots of different paths that joined each other
I made a shot from halfway while facing backwards.
We are still exploring  outer space.
I can find my key ring easily in the dark.

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
They are similar because when you are visible in the dark by a bad guy you are vulnerable  
A void is connected to all types of things

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you felt as though you were in a void or when you saw something that happens seldom. Write a paragraph about this.
Sometime I feel like I am in a void at school because it’s boring. One reason I feel this way is when my assignment is returned to me. I also don’t like when It’s a raining day .