Tuesday, 16 January 2018

SLJ 7 WK Bonus Activity,

One of the best New Zealand’s gold-medal-winning Commonwealth athletes was a man named Bill Kini. Bill has won a gold medal at the 1966 Commonwealth Games for being the best heavyweight boxer. He was a man of many talents! He even played rugby in Ōtāhuhu in the 1960s and then moved to Whangarei.

If you could Imagine that you could interview Bill. What would you ask him about his time at the 1966 Commonwealth Games. What would you want to know about Bill Kin? I’d like to know how he had time to train for two sports at once.

Things I Love about Bill Kin

Bill Kin is an amazing fighter
He is also a Legend.
Bill Kin is a famous fighter
has won a lot of medal.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

SLJ WK 6 bonus Activity

Bonus Activity: #EarnTheFern
After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, New Zealand became a British colony. A lot of other countries in the world are also British colonies including Canada, South Africa, Australia, India and Malaysia. As a group they were, and still are, called the ‘Commonwealth’ countries. way back in days , a man named Melville Marks Robinson was asked to organize a sporting competition for people in the Commonwealth countries. It is called the Commonwealth Games. The first ever event took place in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.

Athletes from New Zealand have Attempt in the Commonwealth Games for years. In the most recent Commonwealth Games event in Glasgow, Scotland New Zealand athletes have won a total of 45 medals. The next Commonwealth Games will be held in 2018 in the Gold Coast, Australia. Hundreds of athletes are competing for the chance to represent NZ at the games (to 'win the Fern').

Friday, 12 January 2018

SLJ WK 5 Bonus Activity

Activity 2: The Treaty of Waitangi

On 6 February 1840, a very special form was signed by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in New Zealand. It was named Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups would live together and help each other in New Zealand. It was the first form of its kind to be signed in the entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place named Waitangi in northern New Zealand

My favourite places to go is Hasting.Hasting is an amazing place to go because there are a lot of place that you could go there . They have a lot of game that you could play and hasting .is a place where you could have peace and quite.Samoa Is where I come from it is a special to me and my family.Samoa Is also one of my favourite places to go it has different thing to New Zealand but that is okay .I like Samoa because it has a lot of nice food and fruit and the sea is nice and warm.New Zealand .As you all know I live in New Zealand now.New Zealand has a lot of thing that I love the most like netball my best friends nice foods and animals like dog cats and puppies but that is not the best things I love the most the best the thing I love about New Zealand is going to school and learning about what is good or wrong or what happen in the 1960s. Also I love New Zealand because I get to spend a lot of time wit my family.Tell me 3 facts about your favourite places to go and also do a presentation about it if you want to.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

SLJ 5 WK Bouns Activity

Day 5: The Dawn of a New Era…
From the 1840s forward many European settlers came to Conscious in New Zealand. It was a difficult period in New Zealand’s history. As the settlers began to outnumber the Māori, a great war appeared between the two groups as they fought for access to land to make homes and establish communities.

Activity 1: Translating Phrases
It is unalike that Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t speak Te Reo Māori. They rather, spoke English. As you can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to keep in touch because they did not have a dictionary or a translator. These days we are able to use the Internet to translate words and phrases from one language to another.


  1. Nau mai ki Aotearoa mean Welcome to New Zealand in English
  2. ____ is my name.
  3. What is your name mean He aha to ingo in Maori
  4. He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro mean I like to play rugby in English 
  5. Where do you come from mean No hea koe?

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

SLJ WK 5 Activity

Day 4: Hitting a High Note…

Activity 1: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart
Back in the past, Māori would use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions.  A waiata is a name that has given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite Waiata is a Maori Traditional song. I like this Waiata Because it is a nice song and it has lovely movement .

Activity 2: Playing Games R20A-2.jpg
About Hundreds of years ago, young Māori children were taught to play a number of games, it was Poi Rakau, Ki O Rahi, Koruru Taonga and Poi Toa.

Did you know that a lot of people love the poi Toa because it is easy to make and people has loved using it in dances and song.But my favourite Game out of Poi Rakua,Ki O Rahi,K Oruru and Poi Toa is Poi Toa Because I have played with it and I have learned a lot from it.

onus Activity: Musical Festivals – Matatini

Well In New Zealand, a huge festival is held every two years, called Te Matatini. It is an performing arts festival celebrates the tikanga (culture or customs) of Māori. Kapa Haka groups from all around New Zealand are invited to attend the festival and each group gives a 25-minute performance. The acts or as other people like to call it an performances are judged and the best teams will mnwin prizes.

The gold medal winning team from this year (2017) was Te Kapa Haka o Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti.

Watch these three clips from previous Te Matatini festivals.

Te Iti Kahurangi

Te Puku o Te Ika

Tell me what you think about these 3 video.Tell which one is your favourite one between First second or Third I choose that

Te Puku o Te Ika came first

Tamatea Arikinuicame secound and

Te Iti Kahurangi came Third.


Monday, 8 January 2018

SLJ 3 WK Bouns Activity

Day 3: It’s All in the Family Day 3: It’s All in the Family

Activity 1: The More, the Merrier?
victorian family.jpg
In the 1800s, most families had pretty big families. In fact, many parents had an average of
seven to nine children.  Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine

On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such
a large family? Why or why not?

Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
Everyone is a member of there only family. Some of us have bigger families and some of
us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my amazing family
and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. If It is a very special way of
identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many other versions of pepeha
but most provide people with great information about who you are and where you come
from (i.e. your whakapapa). Use this link below and watch this preparing a pepeha to see
how you could do it

Ko ________________________ te maunga    The mountain that I affiliate* to is…
Ko ________________________ te awa          The river that I affiliate to is….
Ko ________________________ te waka The waka that I affiliate to is…
Ko ________________________ tōku tīpuna My founding ancestor is…
Ko ________________________ tōku iwi          My tribe is…
Ko ________________________ tōku hapu My sub-tribe is…
Ko ________________________ tōku marae My marae is…
Ko ________________________ ahau I am from…
Ko________ rāua ko ___________ōku mātua  My parents are … and …
Ko ________________________ tōku ingoa. My name is …

*affiliate means to associate with, or be close to.

Ko Gatineau te maunga.
Ko Mississippi te awa.
Ko James Telford Stirling tōku tīpuna.
Ko Williamson-Stirling tōku iwi.
Ko Williamson tōku hapū.
Ko Almonte tōku marae.
Ko Almonte, Canada ahau.
Ko Leslie rāua, ko Ron oku mātua.
Ko Rachel tōku ingoa.

If you have completed your pepeha,on your blog post you pepeha.If even want to post a
video of you reading your only pepeha then you can

My brother:said that he loved to play basketball and eat a lot of food

           My Mom:said that she loves to sing and help other people.
My Sister:Said that she loved to play sport and read books

Saturday, 6 January 2018

SLJ WK 2 bonus Activity

Day 2: It’s All in a Day’s Work

Activity 1: A House or a Home?

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village
had more than 1 buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka
where they collected goods and wharepuni where the Māori had to
sleep . A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made
of timber, and also fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture
below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?
Try to see if you house looks like your house below .What is
something similarities

Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement

Back in the early years In New Zealand ,men and women would mostly be marry in a

young age

.Women were expected to many babies and remain in home to care for their children few,

if any, left home in search of work. But men, on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t even have the same strict expectations about work. Girls and boys

can choose their own path in life. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1w



He is a link for you so you could tell me about what you are going to do when you grown
up.You can be anyone you want to be like me I just want to be a singer when I grown up.

Bonus Activity: Special Meals           

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could find in the
water (eg. fish) or grow on the land (eg. kumara). My favourite food is burger because it is
so yum and easy to make. but other people love pizza.

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