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Friday, 21 July 2017

Day 7: Activity 2 (Keep New Zealand Beautiful)

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.
On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!
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After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Day 7: Activity 1 (Keep New Zealand Beautiful)

Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\NZ Map - Schematic.png




http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html

With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺

Day 6: Bonus Activity (Native Aotearoa)

Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺
At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the centre of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Day 6: Activity 2 (Native Aotearoa)

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.

Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Day 6: Activity 1 (Native Aotearoa)

Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.

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http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day 5: Bonus Activity (One Step at a Time…)

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!

On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day 5:Activity 2 (One Step at a Time…)

Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!




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Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.


Day 5: Activity 1 (One Step at a Time…)

After a long day at the beach, it is now time to move away from the water and drive inland, through the middle of the south island. You are going to start in Nelson and drive south before crossing a huge mountain range called the ‘Southern Alps.’ The scenery is going to be amazing!
Activity 1: After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest…
Writing:
I step away from the group to admire one of the taller trees. I remember reading about it in class, 
The mighty Kauri tree. I was looking forward to seeing one, so I stretched out my hand to touch  it. 
When I pull my hand away, it's sticky with orange sap.
 I turn to show my friend my sap-covered hand, but she isn't there. 
The whole group isn't there. My heart starts to beat faster, as I run along the trail to look for everyone.
 I start to panic when I don't see anybody, but then I see my friend's bushy ponytail, and I'm filled with relief.

 I run to catch up to her and she says 'Took you long enough'. We smile as we walk along with the rest of the group. Whew.  

Monday, 10 July 2017

Day 4 : Bonus Activity (Swimming with the Sharks)

Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).
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Answer:
They offered their towels, t-shirts and lava lava's to put over the whales until the Doc ranger arrives.They got a bucket and poured water unto them to keep them alive. They did everything they could. They were so helpful and they tried their best.

Day 4 : Activity 2 (Swimming with the Sharks)

Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].
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When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!
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I am going to be honest and give this movie a 4/5. This movie is very interesting, I recommend this movie for anyone who is interested in whales or leadership.

In this movie, Only males are allowed to go to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This ancient way is upset when the child picked to be the next chief dies at birth. His twin sister, Pai survives. At the age of 12, she joined the help of her grandmother and the training of her uncle to represent her right.

Day 4: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Swimming with the Sharks )

Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.

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http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.
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They offered their towels, t-shirts and lava lava's to put over the whales until the Doc ranger arrives.They got a bucket and poured water unto them to keep them alive. They did everything they could. They were so helpful and they tried their best.

Day 3 : Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Wild Eyes)

On your blog, tell us whether you agree that New Zealand should be predator free. In your opinion, is it right to kill all of the predators (eg. possums) or should we just leave them alone? On your blog tell us what you think and give us, at least, three reasons why you think this way.
Once you have finished your blog post, it is time to relax for the evening. You and your friends have a nice dinner and then head to bed. You are just about to fall asleep when you hear something moving around outside your hotel. It sounds like a large bird. Maybe it’s a Moa…
To learn more about the Moa bird go to the bonus activity for today!


Day 3 : Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Wild Eyes)


Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Bonus Activity:Day 2

Bonus Activity: When you finish your interview with Laura, you decide to keep on interviewing people. For this activity, your task is to conduct a real interview with an actual member of your family. Please ask them to think about their five (5) favourite things to do in the out-of-doors. They can be things that they enjoy doing on land or in the water. Post the list of outdoor activities on your blogWho I Interviewed: Sia (sister)
What do you like indoor & outdoor?

Outdoor:
Playing Sports (tag/netball) Camping, Beach - swimming, Trips (Zoo/Tours, Going to the Park

Indoor:

Watch Movies, Read a book, Play games (Online or offline )Cooking, Make a fort out of sheets, Drawing (colour in)

Day 2 : Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey ( New Zealand by Land and Sea)


Activity 2: As an island nation, New Zealand is completely surrounded by water. It is the perfect place for people who like to swim or to sail! While in Dargaville, recovering from your busy day of sightseeing, you notice a number sailboats going by. One of the boats is manned by a young German girl named Laura Dekker. At the age of fourteen she sailed around the world the entire world by herself. You can watch a short video clip about her adventures here: Laura Dekker sailing trip.   
Let’s imagine that you had the chance to interview Laura while in Dargaville. On your blog post five questions that you would ask her.


Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea




Activity 1: After a very busy day of sightseeing you and your group drive from Tane Mahuta to your hotel in Dargaville. When you arrive you decide to sit down and record your thoughts in your travel diary.


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http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
Before you start writing, take a minute to read more about Rangitoto island, Karekare beach and Tane Mahuta.  On your blog, tell us which of the three places you most enjoyed visiting and why.  

Bonus Activity:Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand


Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_New_Zealand#/media/File:Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg

Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. I would recommend the Flag Designer website. It allows you to create a flag in three easy steps. When you are done, take a screenshot of your flag and post it on your blog.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Activity 2:Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand


Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.   


Day 1: 100% Pure New Zealand Activity 1

Activity 1:  Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Holy Spirit

Learning Intention: 
-To understand and know the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit

I learnt to understand and know more about the fruits and gifts of the holy spirit. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Laudato Si

During these past few weeks, We have been learning about Laudato Si. Laudato Si is a Letter from Pope Francis to the world.

Our Common home has been  hurt and mistreated. We have been taken more of our fair share. We also have polluted the air and the water. We have cut down trees from the forest. Our world is becoming a Landfill.


Friday, 10 March 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki

Today, We have been learning about different kinds of waste,such as Paper Waste,Electronic waste,Clothing Waste, Liquid Waste and Many More. The topic me and my group is working on is Paper Waste.

One Fact about Paper Waste. Paper Waste is bad because it is a waste of a tree, Trees gives us oxygen and we need to use the paper properly and wisely. Also Paper helped everyone around the world. But then Chinese culture advanced so much.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Charism

 I have created an infographic about our Charism. Charism is a special calling from God to someone. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Environment

E-Everyone is surrounded by fresh smell of nature
N-Never disrespect the environment  
V-Vehicles are an environment that takes you places
I-In our environment it is important to take good care
R-Recycle to make the environment more clean
O-Organic is really important
N-Need to take care of the environment
M-Materials
E-Environment is at school and home
N-Nature is life, Nature is important because that is the main idea of having environment
T-Trees give us oxygen which helps us to breath

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