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:

  • the prime minister sits in the fourth seat on the right
  • parliament and Government have different role
  • there are more of the "national" party cause they got the most votes

Assessment task

task had I to complete
1A. The surf shop($42.00)
1B. it is cheaper by $1.80

2A. surf the waves company($76.80)
2B. its cheaper by $7.20

3A. The surf shop($30.60)
3B. its cheaper by $3.80\

4A. surf the waves company $48.00
4B. its cheaper by $12.20

1A. $30.60
1B. $76.80
1C. up to $46.20

Wednesday, 23 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 marae's 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.
method, the way we do things
a welcoming ceremony on a marae
Tangata whenua
the local people of the land
people being welcomed onto the land on a marae
home base
a relationship with family
love, "go that extra mile"

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, What happens when the leader dies?