Monday, 23 February 2015

My Visual Mihi

Hello and malo e leleli my name is Semi and this is my Visual Mihi. This Mihi about me and my culture and where im from. The frist picture is me playing call of duty advanced warfare. The second picture is where i'm from. The third picture is the Rabbitohs. The fourth picture is me playing basketball at the backyard.   

Thursday, 12 February 2015

All About Me

       WALT Keep It Real         
Hello and Talofa Lava my name is Semi Aho Marsters and I come from a beautiful Island called Tonga. My favorite thing to do is read books and making story’s on my netbook. My favourite thing at school is to play lots of sport. At school I like to do maths because it’s fun and it help’s me to know my timetable and Addition. My favourite colour is red and blue I like to listen to music and play on my phone.

Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty Of Waitangi Questions And Answers!
How do you know about what happened in your family before you were born?
  • I stay up late and  listen to my parents and grandparents when they tell stories or whether we have a family talk.
  • How do we know how people lived long ago?
  • There were carvings of very special icons/items/special people or plants that has been carried out through generation to generation.
  • How did Makereti know what life was like for iwi before she was born?
  • Makereti wrote a book about how the old-time Maori lived before the arrival of the Pakeha. She described what it was like to live in a kainga:
What are some of the rules we have:

  • At home - No swearing, No fighting, Don’t talk back.
  • At school- Be respectful to each other, No shoes inside, No swearing
  • Respect people property- No stealing stuff, No smacking window.
  • When we go out to different places-Always be nice to people, Don’t be rude.
  • When we are with different people- No Asking them for 1v1, No stealing stuff

Why do we have rules?
  • What would happen if there were no rules?
  • Every single person would go crazy if there were no rules!
  • Make a chart showing family or school rules
  • How do we make social rules? Who makes them?
  • We make social rules by respecting the normal rules and make everything easier to do. The Prime Minister makes social rules.
  • If you think a rule or law is bad, what can you do about it?
  • We can contact the Prime Minister and tell him what's best for nz.
  • How do you decide if a rule is good or bad? Think about who the rule is good
                  or bad for?
  • By doing and respecting them and make a good deal out of it.
  • What happens when we disobey rules?
  • We could be charged to court or get your self in a detention!

Similarities and Differences

  • Think about and discuss all the ways that your life might be similar to that of a child living in Aotearoa before Pakeha settlers arrived.
  • There is one thing that is similar to my life and that was the time when I was been taught how to hunt for food.
  • Discuss the ways that your life is different from that of a Māori child before the Pakeha settlers arrived.
  • I have never had any settlers arriving.
  • Make two lists, one for things that are the same and one for things that are different.

Place Names

  • Think of Māori place names in your area.
  • Rangitoto Island
  • Find out why those names were given. Use a Māori dictionary (if you need to) or talk to a kuia and kaumatua.
  • The name Rangitoto is sky blood in english.
  • Think of some non-Māori place names in your area.
  • One Tree Hill

  • Find out why those names were given.
  • Because It is an important memorial place for both Māori and other new Zealanders.
  • Discuss the differences between the way Māori and non-Māori name places.
  • It is because there are two cultures that has became as one after they had signed the treaty and that is because there was Maori and Pakeha.
  • Discuss why Māori and non-Māori have named places differently.
  • It could be about they wanted to share the land with each other and become friendly to one another.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My Holiday

What I did in my holiday

On the holidays I went to health camp with my mum. First we put our bag next to the window and line up to go into the hall. Then the people sing to us. After when they were finished they line up in a circle and we went around to meet them and shake hands.

After that we went into the dining room and we had some sandwich. When we were finished we went to get our bag from the window and went with it  our bedroom. Then we get see where we were sleeping and I was in B1. Soon our social workers told us to come down to the mat to see the rules were.

Then we went outside to play around the field and we played soccer it was fun. It was nearly 5 o'clock so we all line up and went up stand and to wash our hands for dinner. When were finished having our dinner we went to the bathroom and had our shower. After our shower went into the whare and we watch some movie. Then it was hot chocolate time and it was nice.

After we went to watch our movie until 7 o'clock it was bedtime so all went to bed and the social workers read us a story.