Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Homelessness Speech


Political Pamphlet Check List

Success Criteria: I will have been successful when I can
  • Demonstrate my understanding of the structure of the New Zealand political system.

Check list:

✓ Name of party

✓ ID leaders

✓ Slogan

✓ Deliberate use of colour

✓ Photo of party members

✓ Clear to read/ see

✓ No overlap

✓ Logo

✓ Contact details

✓ Policies x 2

Our political Pamphlet got the score of 10/10. Our Pamphlet had everything it needed and the outcome was amazing. Personally next time I would change the colour of our political Pamphlet. The colours we have used have worked well but personally I would of preferred other colours.

Pamphlet created by Molly Williams Leader of the independence party.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


We are learning to present our thinking and ideas in a range of ways.  
Context: Matariki
We will have been successful when we have gathered our vocabulary around Matariki and presented it in a word cloud on our learning blog.

We went to to build our word clouds.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Te Reo Māori Words For Clothing/Kākahu

In He Kākano we have been learning how to say the words for clothing/Kākahu in Te Reo Māori. Watch my slide show and video below so that you can learn too!

Traditional Māori Clothing/Kakahu

On Friday mornings I participate in the He Kākano which is a senior Te Reo Māori extension class. We are learning about Māori language and culture. This term we have been learning about Māori clothing and we had a go at creating our own garments. This is our work. Please leave a thoughtful, positive, helpful and kind comment.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Golf D.L.O

Ruma Tahi recently participated in the activity golf. We had to spend the afternoon learning how to correctly hold a golf club and how to hit the golf ball. We first started off by learning how to correctly hold a golf club by using flags. We then learnt with our flags how to correctly get the right movement for the perfect hit.

Chris was the main person who taught us how to hit the ball and swing our golf club. Chris then set up this little set up with objects. Standing person by person in our line chris taught us how to prepare for out hit.

When we stood in out lines we had to set yourself up for the hit and hit then once everyone hit their ball we had to go stand where it landed. I was pretty proud of myself because I got the furthest hit for a girl in my line.


After this exciting afternoon back at school we had to write a thank you letter to our choice, I chose to

write to Chris :


Dear Chris

I would like to say a huge thank you for taking your spare time to give us the best afternoon yet! I've never actually played golf before apart from mini golf up in Nelson. At first I was very nervous because I didn't want to look silly  if i missed a shot! I realised one thing, It's okay to fail! I failed a couple times but I just ended up laughing and giving it another go until I got it right.

Every Christmas my family goes to Nelson for a couple weeks to camp. Me and my cousin Courtney always go mini golfing. I wasn't too bad at golfing considering I got some tips from you. I just want to say thank you for your great positivity towards this afternoon and your great attitude.

I actually know to hold a golf club the correct way now. It's so different to mini golf considering the golf clubs are a lot smaller. My favorite part about this afternoon was the fact that I got the longest hit for a girl in my line! I was pretty proud of myself for actually hitting the ball but for getting the longest distance it was incredible!

Once again thank you so so so much for your time this afternoon I really appreciate you coming out all this way to teach Room One golf tips and tricks. From someone who didn't want to participate in this activity I think I’ve done pretty well,I never gave up and I gave it a go!  

Nāka noa


Matariki Poem

Matariki the Māori New Year
Where whanau and tamariki gather midyear

Seven shining stars up in the freezing cold dark blue sky
Only being able to see whitu, with the naked eye

The loud rumbling of our hiakai stomachs
As we smell the delicious earthy smell of our reka kai cooking

In this special occasion
We hear the soft waiata of our Kapa Haka rōpū
      this is a moment to remember those who sadly passed

Matariki is here!