Wednesday, 25 October 2017

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Do you like the idea of voting for National? Then you are in the right place because they have great policies! In my opinion, NZ should keep National in the government because it is the best choice for the country and people of New Zealand. In this argument I am going to talk about building a new hospital in Dunedin, giving all primary school students with the opportunity to learn another language, and working towards making NZ a smoke free country by 2025. NZ is a very safe country, but do you want it to be even safer?
If you do than National is the party to vote for…

Working towards NZ being smoke free by 2025. It is also a good idea because a single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. The people who do smoke could live safer and healthier lives if they quit smoking. Another great policy is to do with Dunedin...


Building a new hospital in Dunedin. This is a good policy because I think that Dunedin needs a new hospital, as well as it being new it will get new and improved technology and things to help people get better. I think that it is also a good idea because, sometimes when it is cold, (which it is usually in Dunedin), people get the flu or a cold and sometimes the flu can turn into a very BAD case of the flu and people have to go the the hospital. As well as building new hospitals the last policy I will be talking about will be to do with different languages.


Provide all primary school students with the opportunity to learn another language. This means, for any student that is in primary school, AND that wants to learn a new language. I think that it is a good policy because it would give them the opportunity to learn about what culture as well as learning the language. It is also a good idea because it will give them an advantage in future life. The next policy is one that I am against.


Reduce assessment in schools. This means that they would be lowering the amount of testing and assessment tasks in schools. I don’t think they should, because they might not know what group they should be in because they didn’t do enough testing. It is also a not so great idea because you might not get enough testing and then you might not get smart. These are the policies I have talked about, some I agree with some I am against.


These are the policies that I have an interest in. In my opinion, National is a good party to vote for and that we should keep them in Government. The policies I have talked about are working towards NZ being smokefree by 2025, building a new hospital in Dunedin, providing primary students with the opportunity to learn another language and reducing the testing for students. Do you think that my ideas are good? I do. I think that we should all follow these policies and have better lives.





My next steps are:

Do different policies and maybe do a few extra, to make it longer and more interesting.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

NZ Identity: Parliament.

As part of our New Zealand Identity unit we have been learning all about New Zealand Parliament.


Here is a link to the online modelling book for this unit if learning.


We have learned all about the different roles that people have in parliament.


Key roles in Parliament Activity


Some things that I have found interesting are:
  • What an MP is 
  • How a government is formed
  • and what the different roles are in parliament


My next step is to see parliament in reality next year on my Wellington trip.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Trip to Hanmer

On Sunday the eighteenth of June, me and my family went on a trip to Hanmer. Here is a link that shows my plan


Here are a few pics that we took,
20170618_090619.jpg On the way there!


20170618_121108.jpg20170618_112514.jpgAt the Gold Rush golf course and after the Lolly Pot
20170618_140653 (1).jpgAt the Animal Park20170618_140843.jpgWith the goats20170618_142829 (1).jpgWith the wallabies20170618_125618 (1).jpgAt the Five Stags Restaurant

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Book Review Term 2

V.I.P. I'm With The Band
By Jen Calonita 

This book is about a girl whose name is Mackenzie Lowell (Mac), who is in love with the boy band Perfect Storm and loves drawing, especially her alter ego comic character, Mac Attack. She says she has the most amazing Mum in the world because when she and her friends miss out on winning tickets to Perfect Storms concert her Mum saves them by barging in her room with four V.I.P. tickets to the Perfect Storm concert in town. But when her Mum is the new manager of the band she gets to go on their tour around the world she realizes that her crush, Zander Welling (the lead singer of the group), is not her crush after all and that she likes the quieter band member, Kyle Beyer. It is a book all about girls, boys, bands, best friends and crushes. I would recommend this book to people who like to read about other peoples problems and understands there pain. In the end she realizes that she had made a BIG MISTAKE.
Read the book to find out more about what happens!

By Tanika

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silverstream.

I found this novel very interesting because it tells you about the freedom in other places.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

  • Overall I would give this novel a rating of  10/10 and I would recommend it to others to read because it is a good book and it teaches you about freedom in other places and I definitely would recomend it to people who like to read and also like the suspense when you have to put it down.