Friday, 25 September 2020

DLO - Cambodian myth and legend

This picture was the start of my animation of the Cambodian myth and legend of how rain, thunder and lightning came to be. This photo shows Lok Ta before he was about to gather his pupils to challenge them so he knew who to reward.

It is unfortunate that I couldn't finish my DLO on time, but next time I'll try to give you a proper animation.  

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Te Reo - Lesson 7 - Kei te pehea te ahua o te rangi?

Today for Te Reo we learnt how to ask "What is the weather like today?" and how to reply to that for example I can reply to that question by saying something like "kei te whiti te ra te ahua o te rangi which means the weather is hot. 

Friday, 18 September 2020

Tuvaluan dance workshop

For the first 2 learning periods of school we learnt a Tuvaluan dance. Not only did we learn a dance but we also learnt facts about the island, and about it's cultural dance clothes and the cultural dances, as well as a few words to say in Tuvaluan. I found all of this interesting because I didn't know much about Tuvalu, I don't know how anyone could say they didn't like the workshop.

As we learnt about Tuvalu a lot of us noticed the it wasn't that much different to other islands like Samoa or Tonga. A lot of the words were quite similar in a way, because it was so similar in ways it was actually easier to understand. The most enjoyable thing for me was doing the dance. At first I got the moves wrong a lot but I got the hang of it and found out that it is actually very fun to do. I would like to do something like this again, soon hopefully. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Volume - Cuboid

WALT: Calculate the volume of a cuboid.
For today's maths we had to work out the volume of a box without a lid. We got to pick the size of the box and create it, we were trying to find the largest volume.

This is my box. I found out that the volume of my box was 484 cm. The formula I used was height x length x width.

Volume = 484 cm ³
To get 484 as my volume I did 4 x 11= 44 x 11= 484 cm³

Monday, 14 September 2020

As I saw it...

                                                For this task we had to do some research about life on Captain James Cook's ship 'The Endeavour', as well as the life Maori people had on land. As we looked for information we found that there was more information about the British settlers than there was of the Maori people on NZ. This task was influenced by Maori language week. Today we completed the work in buddies! My buddy for today was Zaeeda she did most of the work while I helped out.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

My culture - Being African and Samoan

I wouldn't be the person I am today without my culture. I have two different cultures to love and to learn. The Samoan and African blood runs in my blood.Being African and Samoan has given me two different perspectives of how to do things, and different ways to view the world.

Through the Samoan culture I've learn't different foods and cultural dances. From my African side I've learn even more recipes, the next thing for me to do is try making them. I've learn't lots more about life in both of the countries, giving me my own new perspective. 

I'm proud to be Samoan. I'm proud to be African. I'm proud to be me.

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Maths warm up - Tapa cloth

This task is about working out dimensions and area of a tapa cloth.

Elisaia is measuring his tapa cloth.

Each small section is about 20cm by 15cm. 

20 x 6 = 120 cm

15 x 7 = 105 cm

120 x 105 = 12600 cm²

Area = 1.26 m ²

Perimeter = 45 cm

Monday, 7 September 2020

Conquering Fractions 1

Today during maths we went back to learning about fractions, decimals, a bit of measurements. We did equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions and decimals. During this lesson I was reminded of how to make 2 fractions with different denominator have the same denominator.

Tongan language week

Starting from Sunday this week is Tongan language week. This week about celebrating the Tongan language and culture. The years theme for Tongan language week is Uike Kātoanga'i 'o e Lea Faka-Tonga. 

For people who don't know much about Tonga here a little information. Tonga is it's own little Polynesian kingdom of over 170 South Pacific islands, many of them uninhabited. Most of the islands are lined with beautiful white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rain forest's. The main island of Tonga is Tongatapu. Tongatapu is protected by lagoons and limestone cliffs. Tonga is the home to the rural capital of Nuku'alofa, as well as many beach resorts, plantations and the Ha'amonga ʻa Maui, a monumental coral gate from the 1200s. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Taha Tinana

Taha Tinana

What is Taha Tinana? 

Taha tinana is your physical wellbeing. This involves taking care of your body. To keep your physical health healthy you need to eat the right food, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, make sure get enough sleep and stay hydrated. 

How is it affected by lockdown?

Being in lockdown can affect your physical wellbeing in many ways. The most obvious is that you won’t be going outside as often. You can still eat healthy food, drink water and get the right amount of sleep needed. 

How can you support your physical wellbeing?

One way you could support you health is to maintain your diet. If you eat too much junk food you slowly become more unfit. Taking walks or even jogging help build up strength and endurance in your legs.  

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Taha whānau

Taha whānau

What is Taha whānau? 

Taha whānau is your social wellbeing. It involves your relationship with other people. You probably talk to at least one person a day which is apart of Taha whānau. Family and friends are often the people we socialise with most making your social wellbeing and bond with them stronger. 

How is it affected by lockdown?

Taha whānau can be affected in multiple ways in lockdown. You become closer with family as you are always with them making a strong connection between you and them. Being closed off in your house also can distance you from your friends, and relatives. During lockdown you can talk to people by phone closing off the distance in your relationship with others. 

How can you support your relationships with others?

Even if you have family overseas or other friends locked in their house you can support your connection with them by texting or calling each other. Don’t get too busy talking to others by phone because you still have your family.