Friday, November 25, 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.

We have focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
there own way of doing things
its a welcoming ceremony
Tangata whenua
people who are connected to the marae
people who visit the marae 
The place you stand (home base) in a marae
relationship and family connections
Taking care of others and respecting elders
Giving respect,concern and hospitality

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is……...


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • That John Key sits in 4th seat
  • The speaker has the right to do anything 
  • The Sargent in arms holds staff thing 

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.