Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 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.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
This means custom, culture, manner and the māori way of doing things.
Pōwhiri
This means a welcoming ceremony on a marae.
Tangata whenua
This means local people that are connected to the marae.
Manuhiri
This means visitors to a marae.
Tūrangawaewae
 This means one of the most well-known and powerful māori concepts.
Whanaungatanga
This means sense of family connection.
Manaakitanga
This means respect given to elders.
Aroha
This can mean respect and the process of giving.

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……... I would like to experience the feeling at a marae.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Technology Distinction post 1

Technology Distinction Post #1


Today I had Technology in the morning and we traveled on the bus to Lincoln primary school. I am doing wood work and we got a choice of making a table, clock or a try ,I chose a table to make. First I had to sand my table with sand paper the first size that we started with was p80 then it goes p120, p220,p320,p600,1000, p1500 and then you sand it with paper to make it shiny. that took the whole time that we were there then we ha to pack up, sweep and vacuum the floor. Then the teacher read out some riddles. The care values that I showed were Active thinking because I was using my time wisely,I was showing leadership by being organised and getting to school on time so I didn't miss the bus, I have continued to be a role model by representing Oakland's school positively.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kapa Haka Distinction post 1

Kapa Haka Distinction post #1


Today we didn't have Kapa Haka because it was a public holiday. Overall this year in Kapa Haka I think that I have done really well because I have learnt a lot of songs and I have listed really well so I know all the actions to the songs that we have learnt. The care value that I think overall I have down well in is respect because I have been respecting the teachers when they were talking to us so I wasn't talking to anyone around me, I have also been showing leadership at Kapa Haka by being a role model to others and not being silly or not talking when others are talking (the teachers), I have continued to be a role model to other students by showing respect to others.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Radio station-Excellence post 20

Radio station-Excellence post #20

Today I had Radio station with Candice and Jade.At 12:45 we went to the radio room to write out the script so we were ready to start by 1:00, Some of the things we had to say on the radio were some interesting news that we found out, latest school news letter, the weather and what is happening in our class. The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the laptop and the gear the we had to use, I was also showing leadership by being organised on time right time right place.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Librarian-Excellence post 19

Librarian-Excellence post #19

Today I had Librarian with Jade and Sophie. This week was literacy week and there was many activities that you could take part in, there was also a theme that was called Lost in space. So the Library was very dark so it felt like you were in space, Some of the activities were find the 14 golden tickets, Another one was a scavenger hunt around the school We could also make bookmarks. The learner qualities that I showed were respect because I was respecting the books that we had to put away buy not throwing them to each other, I was also showing leadership because I was being a role model by not being silly in the library. When it was 1:20 we closed the library and cleaned up the library to make shore that the books were all put away i the right place. 

Radio station- Excellence post 18

Radio station- Excellence post #18

Today I had radio station with Candice, Jade and I and we had a great time because we were all being able to have a say in what we wanted to share and what songs we wanted to play on the radio. The learner qualities that I was showing were respect because I was respecting Jade and Candice's ideas of songs, I was also showing leadership by being a role model by saying things that were appropriate and by not being silly in the radio room and wile we were on air.

Parliament



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:


  • John Key sits in the forth seat on the right
  • National sits on the right side 
  • You don't always need to be in parliament

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


Librarian- Excellence post 17

Librarian- Excellence post #17

Today I had Librarian with Jade and Sophie. We had many books to put away and many children in the Library, At 12:50 we went to the library at started to put the books away. After we had put the books away we walked around the library to put the books away that were in the wrong place, We it was 1:20 we closed the library and made shore that the books were in the right place. The learner qualities that I showed were respect because i was respecting the books that we had to put away, I was also showing leadership by being a good role model to the younger students and not running in the library.

Radio station- Excellence post 16

Radio station- Excellence post #16

Today I had Radio with Candice, we had great fun. Firstly at 12:45 Candice and I went to the radio room so that we could get the script done because we start at 1:00, Candice and I each chose 3 songs each and we both got to talk about what is happening in our classes and news from our latest school newsletter. The learner qualities that I showed were active thinking because I was thinking very hard on what news to say, I was also showing leadership by being a role model by not being silly or saying anything silly on the radio.

E10. Design your own challenge

E10. Design your own challenge I have participated in the Cantamaths for school  but I didn't make it in, here is a photo to some of ...