Friday, 25 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:

  • John Key sits on the 4th seat on the right
  • The Speaker is the Boss
  • National sits on the right side of the speaker

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

Treaty Of Waitangi

Treaty Slide

Compare and Contrast

I found That The maori swapped land for weapons like the musket.

Why Maori were Killing each other and other people

Anzac Day

W.A.L.T What did you learn? What was challenging?

Answer and explanation
The first sweatshirt is cheaper than the second one because 30% of 60 is 42 and 40% off 72 dollars is 43.20. The first sweatshirt is 1.20 cheaper than the second one.

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

  • 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.
The correct procedure, Custom, way of doing things
Welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
Local people who are connected to the Marae.
Visitors to the Marae
Gives you a home base
Sence of family connection 
Care for persons well being
Means LOVE.

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 people live on a marae