Monday, 29 January 2018



hey everyone unfortunately i have to stop blogging because school is about to start and i have to get all my school stuff ready .even though i didn't get to finish the summer learning journey activties i'll just be commenting on blogs.thank to racheal and her team and for all the people who left great comments also Shout out to Rachel for her hard work on this amazing SLJ website i really enjoyed blogging in the holidays and doing the SLJ activities and reading the great comments. i've really loved evrey single activity i've done i've   also really learned alot from the activitys  i've did thxs racheal . i'm really gonna miss blogging in the holidays:(   :)

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Day 3: Social Systems week 4 SLJS -summer learning journey- ctivity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

Day 3: Social Systems

Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.

Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people.  Wh1o would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?

I would form a coalition with my best friend hazel and my best friend laolao. Laolao would be a great addition to the coalition because she is really funny shes the funniest out of all my friends and shes very respectfull and helpful. hazel would be a great addition to the coalition because she is respectfull, kind and responsible .

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

WEEK 4 DAY 2 -SUMMER LEARNING JOURNEY - 1 A Decade of Sport , 2 Sporting Heroes , bounus Shake it Off SLJ 2018

Day 2: A Decade of Sport

Activity 1: Chasing Great
Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.

Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?

1.Richard McCaw is captain of the All Blacks and is generally recognised as the world’s best openside flanker. His record as a player and as a captain is without precedent. He became the first All Black to reach 100 Tests in 2011 and by the end of the 2014 season, he had played 137 Tests (coming off the bench just six times), and was Captain in 100 Tests . McCaw reminded the world of his brilliance as a leader when he lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2011, battling through a troubling foot injury to claim rugby’s greatest prize.  

2. when he was little he always watched ruby like his eyes were glued to the tv.

3.31 december 1980
full name richard hugh mcaw

Richie McCaw. Richard Hugh McCaw ONZ (born 31 December 1980) is a New Zealand former rugby union player. He captained the national team, the All Blacks, in 110 out of his 148 test matches, and won two Rugby World Cups.

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes

In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking.  She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.

On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious  Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.

my sporting hero is lisa carrington to.
Lisa Carrington. i think  lisa carrington is an amazing rower and In June 2009 she won a bronze medal at the World Cup regatta held in SzegedLisa Carrington MNZM (born 23 June 1989) is a New Zealand flatwater canoer. She won gold in the Women's K-1 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as gold in the same event at the 2011 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Bonus Activity: Shake it Off
In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.

            The Merengue                                      The Tango

Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?  



The salsa came from cuba The land to many different Latin (spanish) dances and music styles.Salsa represents a mix of Latin musical genres, but its primary component is Cuban dance music. Salsa music is a popular dance music that initially arose in New York City during the1960s. Salsa is the product of various musical genres including Puerto Rican bomba and plena, the Cuban son montuno, guaracha, cha cha chá, mambo, and to a certain extent bolero.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

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 were pretty big. 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 siblings.

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?

 i alredy have a big family but not super big. To be honest i would love to have a big family with lots of siblings i think that because like if you have alot of older siblings they can help when your parents need to pay this and that at the same time but can't also because i'll have more yonger siblings sometimes younger siblings can be so annoying but they do make alot of funny mistakes that you can make fun of just kidding but honestly of course they can be annoying but they are so cute and most of the time funny.

Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts

Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.

On your blog, write two fun facts about each person. For example, my Nana plays the bagpipes!


mum- loves to sing church songs and read the bible

all siblings -Most of the time me and my siblings in summer love playing in the pool

me- i love to plsy games on my PS4 and PS3 

big sister - makeup , shopping ,dubsmash and loves playing on PS4

Big brother- plays game on his PC , PS4 and PS3

BIG brother- always exercise and sings

little sister- climbing outside , playing in the tree house and playing in the porch

little brother- playing with lttle sister and swiming

younger siblings- climbing

Friday, 19 January 2018

Sorry everyone i haven't been blogging that much lately but this time i'll to keep up with work the most of the SLJ posts won't be in order like i might post some late sorry

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Activity 1: Moana week 4 SLJ

Activity 1: Moana
In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?

Moana movie -

long time ago maui the demi god stole the heart of tefiti th heart of tefiti helps everything grow but now thats its gone every growing and living thing just gets worser and gets destroyed .till moana came
Moana is a Polynesian girl that lives with her family on an island of motunui her dad is the leader so she was next in line to become the new leader. so moana was training to be a new leader till one day they were husking the coconutsand inside of it was black so they began a new row of cocnut trees on the other side of the island then one day they realized that the food and the plants were not growing.

when moana was just a little girl she was chosen by the sea to find maui and return the heart of tefifti but she thought it was just a dream untill grandma told her it wasn't and that she was there when the sea gave moana the heart .then her grandma tala showed her canoes , waka and boats moanas grandma told her to play the drums mosns played the drums then she saw that along time ago that they were voyagers and she fond out why her father hid them so she ran to her father showed him the heart but he didnt belive her later on that night grandma tala got sick moana knew that her grama was gonna past away she was so sad she started to cry. grandma tala told her to return the heart of tefiti and find maui to help her take the heart back but moana said she can't because she wanted to stay with her grandma tala so tala gave her necklace to moana and she putted the heart of tefiti inside and said there is nowhere where u can go that i won't be. so moana ran and went to her home and packed some fruit and food her mum followed her and cryed but helped moana then they said goodbye moana got a conoe and she was on her way but she didn't know how to control it. TO BE CONTINUED

movie about:
An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

my favorite part was when she found hei hei in her canoe and when she met maui.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Thank You card to rachel

this presentation is about a thank you card to rachel and her team i was gonna post this after
i finished all my Holiday blogging but i wanted to post early. 

this presentation was made my me and my best friend hazel for rachel and her team. :-)

EMOJI challenge PART2

this presentaion is about an emoji challenge but part 2 
for this presentaion i invited my friends and we had to
try and remake the emojis hope you enjoy it and tell us who you did the best and who was the winner.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

blogging apology


sorry i haven't been blogging that much or late for summer learning journey
but now i'll try and keep up with all of work so far:)

Friday, 12 January 2018

Week Four: Contemporary Kiwis this is a late post from SLJ summer learning journey

Week Four: Contemporary Kiwis

Welcome to Week Four, and the final five days of our journey! Over the past three weeks we have travelled across time and learned about what life was like in New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries. We have now reached the 21st Century and are ready to learn about modern life in New Zealand.

Cool Kiwi Fact #5: Sign language became the third official language of New Zealand (alongside Te Reo Māori and English) in 2006.

Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Activity 1:  Celebrating a Win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and family.

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake. What about you?

on birthdays we mostly have it at restaurauts or at home but on big birthdays like if your turning 1 , 21 or 16 my family alwas has to get a hall and they always make sure its absolutely fantasitc then we invite or whole family and friends.

on christmas we always get our whole family together then we go to places then church then we all go back together home and open up our presents and play games.

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings
Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an estimated $300 million to produce!  

Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and spend it wisely :-)

thanks alot peter jackson for $300 million dollars:-)

with the $300 million dollars i would like to help some people that have nothing have someting like food , water bottles and shelter

Bonus Activity: The Rise of the ‘Selfie’
Although most of you are quite familiar with the idea of taking a ‘selfie’ (picture of ourselves), this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that people started talking about the idea of a selfie, taking selfies and posting them online.

In honour of the rise in popularity of the ‘selfie,’ take a selfie and post it on your blog. Try to show us at least one of your hobbies or one your favourite things (maybe a special toy or book). For example, here is a selfie of Hazel drinking a big mug of tea, and Rachel with her son, Aronui, attending a Paw Patrol show!

I Love to read

playing on my tablet

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Day 4: Another World War (1939-1945) this is a late post from week 2

Day 4: Another World War (1939-1945)

At the end of the 1930s, the world has been shaken once more by the start of another World War (WWII). World War Two started on the 1st of September, 1939 when an army from Germany invaded a country called Poland. Two days later, England and France declared war on Germany and WWII began.

Activity 1: An Eventful Experience
WWII was made up of many battles and events. Follow this link to read more about the timeline of WWII.

Choose two key events and find out some more information about what happened on those days. On your blog, write a short summary of two events, including the names of people involved and where the event happened.

  • 3 September: Britain, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany↙
In 1939, the Allied Forces of Great Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand responded to Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland by declaring war. Two days before war was declared, German forces had bombed Polish cities and towns, killing and injuring thousands. After the Germans failed to meet a deadline set by The Allies to retreat from Poland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced on radio: "I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received and consequently this country is at war with Germany." This marked the beginning of World War II.

  • 7 April: Italy invades Albania

In spite of Albania's long-standing protection and alliance with Italy, on 7 April 1939 Italian troops invaded Albania, five months before the start of the Second World War. The Albanian armed resistance proved ineffective against the Italians and, after a short defense, the country was occupied.

The Italian invasion of Albania (April 7–12, 1939) was a brief military campaign by the Kingdom of Italy against the Albanian Kingdom. The conflict was a result of the imperialist policies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Activity 2:  A Call to Arms
Over the course of WWII, approximately 140,000 New Zealanders were sent overseas to serve in the war. Many were sent to fight in huge battles, including the Battle of the Atlantic that lasted for 2064 days (over 5 years)! The Battle of the Atlantic came to an end in 1943, in large part due to the heroic efforts of people like Lloyd Trigg, a pilot from New Zealand. He was awarded a special medal from the New Zealand Government for his bravery. It is called a Victoria Cross (‘VC’ for short). A total of 22 New Zealanders have been awarded VCs.

Click on this link to find a list of VC winners. Choose one from the Second World War, and read about him. On your blog tell us about him. Who was he? What did he do to earn a Victoria Cross medal?

Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, 20th Battalion, 2NZEF

got awards on: 14 October 1941 and 26 September 1945
Charles Upham is probably New Zealand’s most famous soldier. His actions during the Second World War led to him becoming one of only three people – and the only combat soldier – to have won the Victoria Cross twice. he  earned his first VC in Crete in May 1941, and his Bar at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942

Bonus Activity: Women at Work
Both men and women served in World War II. Many women chose to enlist as nurses and be stationed overseas caring for wounded soldiers. My nana was one of those nurses. She (Dorothy) spent much of World War II working on a large Red Cross ship that was stationed off the coast of Cairo, Egypt.   

For this activity, you are going to imagine that you are just like Dorothy and that you are working as a nurse on a large medical ship.

One day you are walking along the deck of the ship when you hear a loud bang. You start to run as you see smoke coming from the far end of the ship. You run towards the room where your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you hear another loud bang and you…

Complete the story provided above. To earn full points you must write, at least, 8-10 sentences. What happens next?


One day you are walking along the deck of the ship when you hear a loud bang. You start to run as you see smoke coming from the far end of the ship. You run towards the room where your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you hear another loud bang and you immediately terrifyingly cry as you open up the door. As you were opening the door you saw your patients lying down coughing you could also see smoke coming out of the room as the smoke in the room got bigger and bigger you were trying to see if anyone was still alive.But you couldn't with all the smoke so you had no other choice but to run you were trying to run so quickly that you got to the front of the ship then you heard 2 loud bangs so you started to panic. But lucky you found a life jacket you Quickly put it on then straight away jumped out off the ship and tried to swim far away from the ship as possible. finally you were far away from the ship then you were watching the ship explode after that you were trying to find land but you got tired to so you fell asleep in the sea.While you were sleeping in the sea you suddenly had a bright light shinning in your face you could also hear someone saying you then you woke up and you found the sea captain holding a flashlight shinning it in your face then you found some of the patients and a nurse in a boat you got into the boat then you all headed back home.