Day: May 10, 2024

Treaty of Waitangi

LI: To explain what The Treaty of Waitangi is and why is it important to the people in Aotearoa.

For this task, we had to research about the Treaty of Waitangi and the reason why it’s important to New Zealand. The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement between the Maori Chiefs and the British. There is also the three P’s, Protection, Partnership and Participation. We also looked at the Art of the Treaty from the 80s. We then read a book called “Te Tiriti o Waitangi” which is made by Ross Calman, Mark Derby, and Toby Morris. We thought of reason why the Treaty was important to this country, New Zealand.

I found this activity interesting because there was some intriguing facts and informations about the Treaty.

Aretha Franklin’s Song RESPECT – Respect Care Awards

I’m currently working on achieving a Silver Respect Badge. For me to achieve this, I need to complete 5 tasks therefore it could help me strenghthen my leadership skills and connections to the CARE values. For this task I had to create a DLO about Aretha Franklin and her song called “RESPECT”.

I found this activity intruguing because I was quite interested to the informations I researched about her and her song.

Matariki Star

LI: To plan, design and create a class star for Matariki that tells a story

For this task, I had to create a class star design for Matariki. For this design, I decided to the night with the 9 stars representing the Maori Constellation. The little designs around it represents the Maori tools like the Hook, the Whale Tail, Pounamu know as the Greentone and the Pikorua. The Hook represents Strength and Prosperity. The Whale Tail represents Family Love and Harmony. The Pounamu represents Peace and Spiritual. Lastly, the Pikorua represents the Friendship and Loyalty.

I found this activity amusing because I enjoyed planning my own star design and writing the meaning on the designs.