Sunday, December 17, 2017

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama ll Summer Learning Journey

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.

Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?


My Opinion: Why or why not I will participate in a Waka Ama Race
I participated in multiple races in Waka Ama when I used to play this sport. Although I didn't participate at the end of year competition I still gained new skills and had new experiences. So the answer from me is YES! Because it's an amazing adrenalin rush and I like enjoying the fresh air.

Week 1 - Activity 2: Setting Sail ll Summer Learning Journey

Activity 2: Setting Sail

The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been really brave! They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the ocean on a special boat called a ‘waka’ to reach New Zealand.

Imagine that you were on board one of the wakas. On your blog, write a short letter to a friend telling them about your voyage to New Zealand. In the letter be sure to tell them how you feel about moving to a new country. If it was me, I would have felt really nervous…
Here is my work below!

Week 1 - Activity 1: The First Settlers ll Summer Learning Journey

Activity 1: The First Settlers

It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’  Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?

Here is my work below!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Retreat Reflection!

Retreat Reflection:

On Monday and Tuesday of Week 7, the year 8’s went to a Retreat. We participated in activities that made us gain teamwork & leadership skills. For example the Treasure hunt some of us used our prior knowledge and shared our ideas with the group to track down the next clue. During the game night, we as groups worked together to complete the activity that was given and came up with gameplans to win. In the matching leaves activity, I learnt that everything is different and to use my senses to track down where the leaves came from.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Maths Question ll Screencast

This afternoon we were given Maths questions to answers and mostly how we worked it out.
I have chosen to screencast one of the questions and how I got my answer! 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Character Study !

We are learning about the characters in the story. Who they are? , What they say?,  What they do? and what does this tell us about them!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Learning to Summarise a Text

We learnt to Summarise a text and to Summarise you need to analyze using these 5 finger questions.

  • Who is in the text
  • What Happened in the text
  • Where did it happen
  • Why did it happen? 
  • How did it happen 

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

How I felt about the Testing

During this week Spx Nu'u have been tested in our Reading and Maths. Here are my thoughts... 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Traditional and Devotional Prayer

LEARN: To understand what is devotional and traditional Prayer is...
I have created this DLO to show my understanding about devotional and traditional prayer.


Welcome to Term 4.
This term you will find on my blog new and exciting posts about what I have been learning about so stay tuned.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Golden Lion Tamarin ll Presentation

Create a presentation showing what have you learnt about your endangered species! Then share it with the class 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Zoo Writing - Illustration

While at the zoo yesterday, the most interesting animal I saw at the zoo was the Asian Elephant its elegance was just enchanting to me.

Click My DLO below to see my Writing

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The 7 Sacraments

Create a DLO to present your understanding of the 7 Sacraments.

My Garden Project

During this week my class has been planting seeds and keeping a diary on it. 
Below is my Presentation!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Writing ll Poverty

Poverty is when you are poor and live on a shortage of things that is necessary for living a comfortable life. There are different types poverties in the world.

Click the picture above to view my piece of writing !

Visual of Who is my Neighbour

Create a DLO to present your understanding for Neighbour!

Friday, September 8, 2017

My Writing Illustration Of The Welcoming Assembly

Bell rang I went outside to line up with my class underneath the shade ready for the assembly to begin. We then went inside the. hall one class at a time.

Click Photo Above to See my Piece of Writing!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Why Animals Shouldn't Be In Zoos

Animals in Zoo’s need to be freed they are born to live wild and how they want to. God put these animals on this earth to live freely not in captivity.

Click the Photo Above to View my Writing!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sacrament Strand - My Understanding

To show our prior knowledge using a Padlet. 

This picture shows our group definition/knowledge of what Sacrament is! This is what we have been discussing. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Winter Learning Journey 2017!

During the Holidays some students participated in the winter learning journey and placed in the prize giving. They compleated their tasks that were given to a high standard. 

What I learnt in Maths

 - To solve maths problems using Place Value and Reversibility!


My Responce to Lectio Divinia

 - To read Scriptures and respond

My Prayer Below! 
Dear Lord,                                                                       
You are God of Faith and Courage.Help me to be a more faithful person so I can follow in your footsteps. You are courageous and I hope one day to be like you!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

My Success in Week 1 Term 3 📝📚

Learn: Create a DLO to Show how you have been Successful.

My Work Below!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day #7: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (Keeping New Zealand Beautiful)


Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description of your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?
To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you about your great kiwi road trip.
My Work Below!

Bonus Activity: 12 points

Well, New Zealand truly is a stunning country, isn’t it? I think that we are so lucky to call it home! Let’s make sure that we do everything we can to keep the country safe and clean for future generations…

#Keep New Zealand Beautiful!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Day #7: Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Keep New Zealand Beautiful)

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much-needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool, you feel really relaxed. On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing.
My Work Below!

Day #7: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Keep New Zealand Beautiful)

Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come.

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With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighborhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺ 
My Work Below!

Day #6: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (Native Aotearoa)

You can choose any three events that you wish.
Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two-day Kapa Haka competition. The Haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺
At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the center of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.

Bonus Activity: 8 points
My Work Below!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Day #6: Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Native Aotearoa)

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki Festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.
My Work Below!

Day #6: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Native Aotearoa)

Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.
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Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
My Work Below!