We made fried bread which is a winner in the Maori culture and is also common across a number of cultures. We'll done to our chefs.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Arrived at Expressions...
We got our instructions...
Inside the gallery...
We had 10 minutes to choose our favourite photo...
We took some photos around the place...
We printed out the photographs...
We jumped on the bus back to school
And finished the day :)
By AJ and Praise
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Today we finished our integrated-inquiry on NZ history and how the past shapes the future. Mrs Tito came in to tell us about the murals on our school buildings and the migration timeline. Now it is our turn to tell our story. How has our history contributed to diversity in NZ?
Purpose: The paintings were done to reflect the different diversities in our school. These were done in 2011 before Mrs Tito retired.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A Letter From A Soldier
Dear mum and dad
This may be the last time you ever hear from me, even though I’m not even a soldier. As a nurse, the enemy team could kill me whenever they have an opportunity. All I see is dead bodies EVERYWHERE! There is no peace, but last and most importantly I can’t see my lovely family.The deafening sound of bullets being fired is just so frightening and also my mates calling for help. I almost feel like crying and I am always listening for commands from my leader. The smell of dead bodies, disgusting insects, mud and gunpowder do not make my day. All it does is give me a headache. I feel sad, lonely and cold, but I am and always will be proud to fight for my country. We eat dirty vegetables, tea, dirty water, and when I go and help, mud always flicks right into my mouth. Even if I never see you again you can always look for me in your heart.
Hopefully see you again
By Allysha Connor
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
On Thursday the 4th of June Room 6 did some writing on Sharbat Gula which is about an Afghanistan girl. This photo was taken in 1989 and is located at Expressions in Upper Hutt and is moving to New plymouth in July. The Patu syndicate is taking a trip to Expressions later on in the term. Here is Trevor Werahiko’s writing. Enjoy!!!
Afghan Girl by Trevor Werahiko
When I first saw the picture I thought she was a person off a movie until I read the story. She was a normal Afghan girl. When I saw her eyes,they sparkled like blue diamonds. Her torn poncho was ripped and had faded patterns. Her name was Sharbat Gula. Her dusty face looked like she was 15 but she was only 12 and her face looked shocked like it was the first camera she had ever seen and it was the first. The red gloomy hair was like she hadn't brushed it in days. It looked like she was alone in the wild.
By Trevor Werahiko
Blog written by AJ Vemoa
Monday, June 8, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Diversity is …
about being different and having lots of variety... for example,you can have different skin,food,work,sport,cultures,homes,gardens,languages and personalities. We are all unique in our own ways.
Diversity is when you are different to other people. You are different but everyone else is too. If everyone was the same we would not have diversity in New Zealand.
New Zealand has changed over the years and has become more and more diverse. New Zealand is not that big, but it is big enough for the people that are in it. We can have more people- lots more.
Diversity started many years ago with the Maori arriving on their waka and it's carried on ever since.
Diversity is a big part of New Zealand. It's been in New Zealand for decades and even centuries, so don’t hassle people for who they are because you are as different as they are.