Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Taking action project.

I can create something that teaches others about the Treaty of Waitangi / Gallipoli or NZ Parliament.

In this project I was working with Lauren and we decided to create Emaze new paper about Women's in WW1 role.

Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:

To get to the final stage we went through a number of research here is link to planing.

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 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 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 the do things like their custom.
Welcoming ceremony.
Tangata whenua
The people who have ancestors on the Marae, locals people.
Visitors on the Marae.
Your rights on the Marae , your belongings.
Your relationship with people or family.
Care and respect for elders and wishing well being for people.
Means love, kindness, respect  and concern for others.

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 it feels to be a Tangata whenua or manuhiri.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

NZ identity - Treaty of waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi compare and contrast map
Something interesting I found out was ........

  • That Hone Heke was a war leader in Northern New Zealand.
  • The original treaty of Waitangi is in New Zealand in Wellington Constitution Room at Archives.

I want to find out who thought about making the treaty?

Thursday, 20 October 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:

  • How limited dictatorship is and how lucky we are for being a democracy country.
  • In parliament house people's roles and what they do.
  • How many people sit in Parliament and where the partys sit.

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

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Zainab, Alicia and Honor's Water filter.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Honor and Alicia and we decided to create a water filter.

Here is a link what we made. Water filter

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:

A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?

Needs to be able to produce drinkable water.
Because if the water is not clean bacteria spreads and people get sick.
Need to be strong.
So it doesn’t break and It can carry all the weight in it.
Needs to be long lasting.
So you don’t have to make new water filters all of the time.
Needs to have the right materials.
Because without the right materials the water filter wouldn’t work.
It needs to be able to work in different areas.
Because all water filters are built for different countries and areas.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because...
Our project 1/2 met the criteria because it was strong, long lasting and has the right materials but it was not drinkable because the materials we used for example, charcoal, gravel and sand were not clean so the water would not come out clean and drinkable. Finally we haven't tried using it in different areas but we are not too sure if it would work because the water didn't come out clean on the first place.

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I could apply a range of watercolour paint techniques in a original art work.

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Moving watercolours, glazing and shading.

Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: To use all three techniques a lot in my work and use them properly.

By: Zainab