Thursday, 8 February 2018

Perspectives on Waitangi Day.

On the 6th of February, it is a day known to all New Zealanders. But what we don't know is what they think of this day and what it means to them. This day is known as Waitangi Day. Many people have different opinions and points of views. So in this blog post it identify's the 3 most common perspectives on Waitangi Day.

1. A public holiday 
 The majority of New Zealand mostly mark this day on their calendar as a day off work or school. Many just have a brief understanding of Waitangi day and it has no value to them whatsoever. They just use the opportunity to catch up on their sleep or to spend more time with their family. For these people its just another public holiday.

2. A day to protest
Many find this as an opportunity for their voice to be heard. This can be via bold signs or megaphones. Some feel as they still haven't received what they were promised by signing the treaty. Many feel as if they were taken advantage of by signing this treaty. That it is unfair that many problems still remain such as poverty due to this "land grabbing" treaty.

3. A day to remember 
As we are taught in school this is a day to commemorate the treaty that was signed to bring peace and many more blessings between the Maori & Pakeha. Many Maori people hold feasts and performances to celebrate.

My perspective -  I mostly relate to the first perspective but as I learn more about this topic I feel like I could change my perspectives of things.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Election day 2017. Who would I vote for?



Education Policy
Health Policy
Housing Policy
Party Name
Maori Party
Maori Party
Labour
Policies I support
* Ensure all young people leave school with a driver licence, bank account, IRD number and a CV
*Provide free primary and secondary education to all children
*Halve power bills for households with rheumatic fever
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*Develop a national strategy for ending homelessness
*Build at least 1,000 state houses each year until demand is met
Reasons why
I choose this party because it gives me a bit more assurance about my future when I leave high school
I would vote for the party because for Maori & Pacific people there are many crowded homes which could cause rheumatic fever and it's become a bigger issue. So what this party has to offer could not only help out a family but save someone’s life.
I chose the party for housing as housing is a very big issue in my community. I agree with the changes they are willing to make as it will help and change the financial situation of many people
Who’s Party Policy is this  ?
The Maori Party

The Maori Party
Labour Party
Image result for maori party

After deciding which policy I would vote for I realized that I want more of what the Maori Party had to offer. As the policies were anonymous and were only labeled from A - E I had to choose the policy which I would vote for without knowing which Party owned that policy. This was an eye opener as I would just vote for Labour without knowing what their policies are. So this has made me wiser in voting in the Election in the future. I am voting for the Maori party based on their education & health policy. They are not only shaping the country into a better place but also changing and helping everyone. Not just a particular race. So I am with the Maori Party :)

Friday, 9 June 2017

Digizen

Keyboard Warriors - People who say and act tough online but only online.

Why do you think Cyber bullying might be easier than face to face bullying? - Because online they can choose to show or hide their face and that makes it harder to find who the bully is because the don't have to show their face.

What responsibility do you have as a bystander? - We have the responsibility to other help the victim by telling and informing him to seek help or if it's the bully we encourage them to stop and seek help from the teacher.


Friday, 26 May 2017

Tips on how to be Cyber Smart

These are some tips on how you can be cyber smart online. Being cyber smart online is something very important as some people share too much personal information about themselves which could be very dangerous. So use these tips to be safe online.

Friday, 5 May 2017

The Digital Footprint

In health we have been learning about our digital footprint. For example if we go on you tube we leave a digital footprint online. The photo above and all the logos in the foot are my digital footprint for the past 2 days. We are learning about the digital footprint because in the junior school it is a common problem that kids aren't aware of the consequences of their digital footprint they leave behind. Completing this digital footprint is a reminder to me on what I things I need to spend more time on to be successful in school.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Hauora - The 4 Walls

Hauora - The 4 Walls


  • Church- Spiritual
  • Eating-Physical/Social
  • Walking to school-Physical
  • Talking-Social
  • Learning- Spiritual/Mental and Emotion
  • Social Media - Social
  • Visiting families - Social/Mental and Emotion
  • Sleeping - Mental/Physical
  • Going out with friends - Social/Mental and Emotion
Playing Sports - Physical/Social