Thursday, 24 November 2016

Te Reo Term 4

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Blog Post Title : 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 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 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 way we do things.
The Welcoming ceremony on a marae.
Tangata whenua
The people with relation to the marae. 
Visitors that visit a marae.
Like a home base for the marae.
Relationships, friendships and making people feel like they belong.
Caring for people's well being.
Love, for each other.

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 exactly a powhiri works.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Treaty Of Waitangi

I found learning about the difference between sovereignty and governance on the respective treaty's. I also enjoyed learning about what the British did to the Aborigines.

I want to learn more about what has happened between the English and the Maori since the treaty.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Extend Powers To Include Integers And Fractions

I learnt that when a power is negative you can turn it into a positive number by making it a fraction.

Something I found hard was the extended Abstract activity because it was very confusing to start out with.

Here is a link to the modelling book

Here is a Compare and Contrast map. 

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 in NZ parliament are:

  • The new governor general's name is Patsy Reddy
  • We have a democracy led country
  • John Key sits on the 4th seat on the right of the chamber.

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

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Compounding Rates

WALT apply everyday compounding rates:

For the past few weeks in maths I have been learning about compound rates. Here are a few tasks that I had to do to achieve this goal.

Assessment Task

Something I found challenging was finding out how many years would it take to save up for something because I had to try different strategies until I got the correct answer.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Jonathan and Jack H and we decided to create a water filter.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:
A water filter needs...
Why is this important
To actually turn dirty water into clean, drinkable water.
So it works and people don’t get sick when they drink it.
The right materials
Might not work or make the water clean
To be portable
So it can filter water whenever/wherever we want
Strong, Sturdy and Long Lasting
So that we can use it for a long time before we need to make another one.
It needs to be balanced
So we can put it on anything and it will stay and collect water.

Overall our project did not meet this criteria because when we tested it no water came out.