Month: June 2022

Maori Tech

Today for tech, my group and I were doing our own pepeha, we did it on a slide so then it would be easier to present, Matua Harley said that we only have 20 minutes to do it, then we looked down to our laptops and started working.

Matua harley said that we have to present it to the class when we all finish, some students finish before 20 minutes, so it was time to present our work to the group, Matua harley turned the projector on then pulled out the HDMI plug to plug into our laptops, one by one we all presented, Matua harley was impressed by how the students made their presentations.

The Dawn Raids

This week in school, my class and I were learning about the Dawn Raids, we read a story about the dawn raids and it was very interesting, it was about Robert Muldoon persuading polynesian to come to New Zealand to work in factories.

When polynesians got convinced, they came over to New Zealand to get jobs, and some polys overstayed in the country but the police and immigration people were turning a blind eye to them.

Some New Zealanders were complaining that there were no jobs left to claim, so Robert Muldoon said that it’s time for the polynesians to go back to their own countries. So then the police and immigration people started looking for some overstayers in their houses. The polynesians didn’t like it when the police and immigration people were raiding their house at dawn at 3:00am in the morning.

So the polynesians got angry and got their sirens, cars and signs out and went to the police’s house and started shouting, and when the lights were on in their house, teenages ran out to their cars and drove off.

There were only citizen teenagers that were protesting because the parents didn’t want to get involved, and get into trouble.



Maori Tech

Today for tech, my group and I were learning about some words in maori, we learnt some animal names in maori like, ruru for owl and maki maki for monkey, we learnt so much that it was time for a game to play, we played last card first, and it was so funny because some people were so confused, then we played a game of rakau and then we had to go in a circle and say what our favourite thing that we had done today.

Matua Harley was so proud of us being sensible, so he said that we could play another round of  rakau, We played 2 rounds and then the bell rang, we ran to put our shoes on then went outside to the bus, we had so much fun.  Maki Maki (Monkey) Ruru (Owl)

Figures of Speech

Today my class and I were learning about figures of speech, we came across a lot of new words like personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole and many more.

The meaning of personification is when a non-living thing is doing a human quality like for example, the trees were waving to me in a distance , the word simile means when comparing 2 things using the words like or as for example, Billy is fast like a cheetah.

Metaphor means like when comparing 2 things without using the words like or as, and hyperbole means when something is bigger than it really is like for example, I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.

I had so much fun learning about figures of speech and I also made a slide to describe to siblings  using similes, and here it is.

Maori Tech

Today for maori tech, we were learning a karakia, my tech teacher asked us why do we have to karakia for the start of the day, a fellow student raised their hand and said we karakia in the morning to start off our day.

Then our tech teacher said that we karakia in the morning to thank god for this lovely world we are in, she taught us that when we use the word te in maori it means the, she gave us examples like te ruru iti.

After that we made a document for all the maori words we made, we all finished our work and then we had a game of rakau, our tech teacher said that we have to know our rights and lefts in maori, we played a practise round and a lot of the students forgot the maui was left and matau was right.

We played another practise round and everyone got their rights and left right, we played more rounds of rakau, it was very fun.

Matariki Art

Today my class and I were making matariki art pieces.

When I did my matariki art, I painted the stars blue, yellow and white, I got some black paper and googled up sky tower silhouette, I found a picture that look very nice and I drew it on my black paper with a few other buildings, I cut it out and placed it on my matariki art work.

I also got a yellow jovi and coloured the building yellow so then from the inside it would look like the lights were on, I enjoyed making this piece of artwork and I hope to do it again.