Saturday, 26 November 2016

Pals leadership excellence #10

I did pals with Natalie. We made a simple obstacle course by making two small hurdles and getting some skipping ropes. The kids would jump over the obstacles then use the skipping ropes to do some skipping before running back to the end of the line.

The Care value I showed was Active Thinking by doing something quite different.

The leadership value I showed was goal focused by focusing on by goal which is to give people something to do at lunch by changing it to make it more interesting.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Blog Post Title : 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 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.

Tikanga- The way you do things, customs, correct procedures.

Pōwhiri-It is the welcoming ceremony at the marae.

Tangata whenua-The local people the are connected to the marae.

Manuhiri-Vistiors that come to a marae.

Tūrangawaewae-Gives you home base that includes rights and obligations.

Whanaungatanga-Family connections and relationships.

Manaakitanga-Caring for other people as well as respecting elders.

Aroha-Love. It also can mean hospitality, generosity, caring for others and the process of giving.

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.
I would like to go to a marae and see what it is like.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Pals leadership Excellence #9

On Wednesday this week I did Pals. This week I did running races with Natalie. We had a lot of juniors participating. At the start we did regular races, we had to do several rows because there were more juniors. After they had all had at least one go we went on to do relays. We ended it with a race where every one ran.

The care value I showed was Active Thinking by putting the smaller children in a lane together and also by putting the faster people at the front in the last race.

The leadership value I showed was Integrity by putting trying to get the placings right and get people to have a go.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

NZ Identity- Treaty of Waitangi

Something I found Interesting was that the English version was slightly different to the Maori version.
Another thing I would like to find out is why the British didn´t colonise some of the other islands.

NZ identity-WW1

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

NZ identity-Parliment


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:

  • To get any seats in parliament a party has to get 5% of votes.
  • National still has to listen to the other parties since they only got a bit over 50% of votes.
  • That you get two votes at the general election, one for a party and one for your local MP.

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