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Monday, 26 March 2018

Made In Taiwan Summary

What was the main purpose of Nathan and Oscar's trip?
The main purpose for them was to find where their ancestors first originated
from. As they researched and found more information about where they came
from, they went from island to island collecting more and more detail about their
ancestors and about themselves.

Some great discovery they found through there trips were, the Lapita pottery,
shared with them by an archaeologist. Lapita pottery is an ancient bowl created
about 15000 years ago. As Nathan and Oscar were scanning the small pieces
of the pot, they found some patterns that were similar to the Samoan patterns
we use for traditional tattoos.  

Every island they visited always had something similar to their homeland/country.
Out of it all, the most similar thing was their language. Each island they visited
had language similar to there own, example, Tongans and Samoans have
similar sayings, names for dances, etc. It was amazing to see how we aren't
so different to each other, I mean, even our traditions are nearly similar.


They succeeded to find more things about who we are and how not so different
we are to those around us.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

SOS - Waitangi Day

What did you do on Waitangi Day?


On Waitangi day I spent the morning getting prepared with my family to go for a morning run.
I really enjoyed it because, not only did I get to spend time with my family, but I was able to
push my limit and go non stop around the Bayson! For me that was a very big achievement because,
usually I would stop after five minutes and walk the rest, but with the help of my supportive brothers
and cousin, I was able to push my limit and run all the way round!  


Do you think we should celebrate Waitangi Day?
                   ( continue to enjoy a day off )
Yes / no ‘ Give a reason
For me I am not sure. Reason being is because, I don’t have much of an understanding on what
Waitangi day is about. I do understand that on that very day, the treaty of Waitangi was signed.
I mean, I do enjoy the fact that we get the day off to spend time with our loved ones on that day,
but to be very honest with you, I really want to understand more about waitangi day and what secrets
that treaty holds, what power does this treaty hold? Is it really that important? If so, why did we have
to make a treaty just to create peace between the two nations? I hope one day I will be able to
understand.
Perspectives

  1. It was a place she wanted to visit. Because she understood the history of why waitangi day
  2. is important.
  3. She did not come simply for the beauty and the hospitality of the place, he and others came
  4. because there was much work. . . Much work to do.
  5. Because it was very important to them.


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Test Practice 1, 2 & 3

WALT: Prepare ourselves for upcoming tests



It is very important to study for any test. Our exams have finished but now we come to the challenge of facing our teacher one on one for our personal maths test. These Presentations have helped me prepare myself for those test. They teach me to understand problems and whether I use addition, multiplication or division for solving it out.

Manaiakalani Film Festival

                                         
Pt England have been sharing movies for the Manaiakalani Film Festival at Sylvia Park Hoyts for the past 10 years now. This year has been a blast! Being able to create movies and not to mention celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Manaiakalani. I loved each movie that were presented by my school and others, they were very inspirational and had different opinions around it. But this movie particularity caught my eye. This movie is about our Sevens boys and there journey to becoming champions. I hope you enjoy!

Sevens Team:
TjSiaosiAjaniFlynlayJudahTevitaThaisoniMoroniNoahJavanTomZack.

Friday, 3 November 2017

All about Orchestra



We were learning about what an Orchestra is and what instruments are used in
this group. Orchestra is an big group of instrument being played. Each instrument plays an important part in this. I really liked learning about this.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Statistics

WALT: Statistics, identify relationships by using graphs