Monday, 19 June 2017

Ms Robertson Journey

Today Miss Robertson's Mum Ms Robertson, came in today and told us a short story about her journey from Samoa to New Zealand. Ms Robertson told us what she did in Samoa to get to New Zealand, Ms Robertson had to do a Interview in Samoa to get into New Zealand. The challenges she faced was speaking in English, and also she had to make new friends because she knew no one in New Zealand.

1. How many years has Ms Robertson been in NZ ? (think about what year she arrived in NZ) 1962 - 2017  she was 18 and a half years old
65 years - 73 years old

2. What sort of work did she do when she first arrived in NZ ?
She first worked at the Hospital when she arrived in New Zealand.

3. What do you remember about how Mrs Robertson was brought up by her parents ?
Had working parents, She got hidings if she didn’t do what she was told.

4. What was the main reason why Mrs Robertson was sent to NZ ?
Her dad wanted to build a pakeha house, he was thinking of his grand children overseas to come back to samoa.

5, What did she do with her first Pay packet ?
She sent it home, back to samoa. To help her family.

6.What things did she need help with  when she first came to NZ ?
Her language because she couldn’t speak english.
She had to ask a lot of questions because she didn’t understand what other people were saying, but she carried on.

7. What did you enjoy or find most interesting about Mrs Robertson story ?
How she didn’t know how to speak english, but she learnt in her own ways. She helped her family back in samoa by sending money back to her family so they could build the house.

8. What did you learn from listening to  Mrs Robertson story ? (Is there anything about her story that made you think about your own life - that you can relate to ?  any advice ...)

I learnt that you can do anything if you try and be encouraged by others, you will reach your goal, and you will get the job you want, you just need to work hard. She wanted her children to come back to New Zealand because they learnt a lot in New Zealand, she educated her kids, so they could get a better job.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Migration Model

My Migration model shows you what my migration model is. There is two differences in two countries of islands, on the left side you have differences in Tokelau and on the right side you have different things in New Zealand.

So in Tokelau there is Push reasons. There is many reasons why people would leave Tokelau. People would leave Tokelau, because of the population, the population is getting less and less. Also how there is not enough job opportunities for the students and people to work.

New Zealand, people would love to come to our country because we have a lot of things to come and see and check out. Also people from other places around the world would love to come to New Zealand because we have more technology devices to use, and our schooling goes up to year 13 before we go of to our own ways.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Reflection On Exams 2K17

I wasn’t really prepared for the exams because I didn’t study enough for each subjects because I kept getting distracted from other members around me. I felt really scared by heart was pumping like a fast drum beat, I knew I might fail but I tried by best in every subject. I was really scared that I wouldn’t pass at least one exam. The subject I wasn’t expecting to good marks in was maths, because maths is like my worst subject ever, but I know I have to get high marks on Maths and English because that’s the two most important subjects you need to have.

Maths was one of the subjects that I got confused, I struggled a little bit because I didn’t really understand what the question meant. So that’s really why I might of failed. My heart started pumping faster than a cheetah that’s how scared I was because, I didn’t know what was going to happen with my exam grades.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

This Is My Digizen

Today in Health class I have created this digizen to show people around the world what really happens from cyber bullying. These are my thoughts on making my Digizen.

This is what I want for the world and myself.
I want a world where there was no cyber bullying. I want a world where no one can hack into someone else's MSN or Facebook.

I want this for my friends, because a lot of them are going through cyber bullying. I want my friends to make sure they are always safe online, I also want my friends to not be discriminated against people of the same age.

What are keyboard warriors? A person who makes aggressive posts on the internet, so that means there revealing who they really are.

Why are there keyboard warriors? There is keyboard warriors in this world because people are afraid to express them self's in front of the person so they have to do it online.

What can we do to help stop keyboard warriors? We can stop the keyboard warriors by helping the person who is actually getting imitated by the person who is the keyboard warrior. We can help them by stopping them and making a stand for others.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Cleaning Digital Footprints

Today in health we had to create a google drawing or something to include digital footprints. We had to make 5 tips for people around the world to look at and try and do. I have created this google drawing to help you guys out.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Digital Footprint

I have created this footprint of the things I have been on for the past few days. The things in my footprint are the things I mostly go on. Facebook sometimes when i'm active on Facebook i'm either talking to people or sleeping. Nothing you use on google is private so everything you go on you can see everything. People might use social media sometimes because they might be bored.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

R.A.T.A Social Studies

Define the following Terms

A particular attitude towards or way of regarding something ; A point of view.
Social Action
Taking steps to “change” things that are wrong in our society, and introducing new ideas, process for doing things better in the future.

Table A
Click on the LInk  Omaru River . Read the article in class.
Then answer the questions in the table below
Describe the the issue or problem ?
The main issue in this story is ...
List names of individuals or  groups in the story.
  • Tamati Patuwai
  • Nga Iwi Katoa
  • Ngati Whatua
What type of social action is being used in this story to bring about change ? (
The Social action used …
  • Write an article for college newspaper
  • Make a short documentary
  • Organise a demonstration or a rally
Do you think this social action was effective or not ? Give a reason why - explain
I think the social action used in this story was effective because …
They wrote an article online and posted it on NZ herald where people all over NZ could see the article. In this article, it talks about how they hold a river talk every year and so it’s free for people to attend.
Give the name of one person / group mentioned in the story. Write down what their perspective is on the issue >
The story gives ...... Tamati Patuwai       perspective on ....... Regenerating the area(river) by planting native plants. Making the river clean again for community to share.
He / She thinks that …
How the river is really polluted now but he used to swim in it and catch fishes as a young child.

A quote she/ he uses in this story to support this is .... “Ko au te awa, Ko te awa te au” which means “ I am the river and the river is me”                                    


Give the name of another person / group mentioned in the story. Write down what their perspective is on the issue >
The story gives ...... Ngati Whatua               perspective on ....... Inspiring the community to come together and care/clean for their one and only river “Omaru Creek”.

He / She / They think(s) that …
The community needs to come together and make a connection with their river. Where’s the river talk is free for people to attend and to reconnect with “Omaru Creek”. Also bring the high schools together and stimulate their imaginations whether they want to be scientist to find out what’s happening to the river.

Table B
Click on the LInk Locals Plead   then answer the questions in the table below
Describe the the issue or problem ?
The Glen Innes Community is taking a petition to the government about the houses getting built on the Point England reserve. They are up against Ngati Paoa who had this plan of building the 250 houses. There won’t be enough space for families to spend time together and events will no longer be hosted due to the Ngati Paoa plan.

List names of individuals, groups
  • Glen Innes Community groups and local ( group )
  • Safron Witika ( Teacher/Individual )
  • Te Rata Hikairo ( Individual )
What type of social action is being used here in the story to try and bring about change.
  • Write an article for college newspaper
  • Start a letter writing campaign to local government
Give the name of one person / group mentioned in the story. Write down what their Point of view / perspective is on the issue ?
The story gives ...... Safron Witika       perspective on ....... Cancelling the 250 house ready to be built on the Point England Reserve. So that the kids could have freedom and allow events to be happened for the children.

He / She thinks that … The Point England reserve is paradise. Building houses there is not right because the kids love playing there. It won’t be as fun as it was before.

A quote she/ he uses in this story to support this is .... “There’s little pockets of paradise around here and we need to save them for our kids, not for us and the next generation. If we don’t fight now then our kids won’t fight for it, then those kids won’t fight for it.”