Friday, 21 December 2018

Week 1, Day 1: In the beggining - SLJ

WEEK 1: A Place to Stand...
First of all I would like to say welcome back to this years summer learning journey. After
Joining this programme I finally realised that blogging can help you to extend your learning
and loads more. From me to you I extremely recommend everyone to blog in the holidays
and to enjoy it this 2018 - 2019 summer blogging. Enjoy it and start blogging!

DAY 1: In the Beginning…

Activity 1: The Legend of New Zealand [4 points]

According to Māori mythology, much of Aotearoa New Zealand was formed when
Māui, a powerful demigod, fished it out of the sea. In honour of this legend, the North
Island of New Zealand is sometimes referred to as Te Ika a Māui or ‘Māui’s fish’ and
the South Island of New Zealand is sometimes referred to as Te Waka a Māui or
‘Māui’s canoe’. To learn more cool facts about New Zealand, check out the
Tourism NZ website. Read the fun facts posted on the website and choose your
‘Top 3.’ On your blog, post your ‘Top 3 Fun Facts’ about NZ in your own words.
For the first task of the week every blogger were given the task of reading the
Tourism NZ website to choose their top 3 fun facts they found on the website. Here
are my top 3 fun facts, Hope you enjoy!
1: In our country ( New Zealand ) we have a total of 30% forest here in Aotearoa / New
2: The most well known / popular films in New Zealand are ‘Once were Warriors’, ‘The
Whale Rider’, ‘The Piano’ and the ‘Lord of the Rings’( trilogy ).
3: In New Zealand we have the amount of 2.5 million cars for the right amount of 4 million
people, which makes New Zealand one of the countries to have the highest car ownership
rate in the whole entire world.

Activity 2: North and South [4 points]
The country of New Zealand is made up of two main islands – the North Island
and the South Island. There is about 77% of New Zealand population live in the North
Island. Many of these people (including our Summer Learning Journey design team)
live in Auckland city. Auckland is a great place to live with lots of amazing parks,
beautiful waterways and stunning scenery to enjoy. It is also a busy, vibrant city with
many cafes, museums, galleries and theatres to visit. I feel lucky to call Auckland
my ‘hometown.’
Now it is time to think about your hometown. What is special about where
you live? On your blog, describe your hometown. Be sure to include lots of
describing words (adjectives) in your post.
For the 2nd activity we were told to do a task which was to write a description of
our hometown and how much it is special to you and your family.
The community I live around means so much to me and my family as we´ve
lived around Glen Innes for quite a long time. My hometown I live around is East
Auckland, Auckland is such a beautiful place to be going on walks, cruises in the
car and having little picnics. My favourite locations around East Auckland would have
to be walks on the beach ( mission bay. Etc ) visiting the museum, cruises through
the city, shopping and most of all eating at places like ( KFC, Mcdonalds,
Burger King. Etc ). The school I recently go to is Pt England I´ve been here for
over 6 years now and that's how much you know why this community is so special
to me. Pt England is such an amazing school as it's how we become better learners,
getting these incredible opportunities and spending time with friends and family.
Did you know that Pt England is part of 12 manaiakalani school clusters and is
supported by so many awesome workers/helpers. This is such an amazing
opportunity for you and your family as you would love the locations I have pointed
out and the work experiences we have all around Auckland. So If you´re ready to go
on a fantastic journey through Auckland, Experience the work opportunities than
feel free to come along and visit our awesome places around Auckland. Really
hope this helped you of visiting Auckland as it is a one of a kind place for me and family
Enjoy Auckland!

Activity 3: Ice, Ice Baby [10 points]
Antarctica is the world’s coldest continent. Even though it is made up of ice, it
is also the driest continent in the world. In fact, it hasn’t rained there for nearly 2
million years! It is home to many animals such as whales, seals, birds, and fish.
There are no permanent human residents (people who live there all the time) in
Antarctica, however scientists do visit and stay in Antarctica for a while to study it.
This year the airline, Air New Zealand, filmed their safety video in Antarctica. They
used some fabulous actors from Hornby Primary School in Christchurch. Just like on
aeroplanes, we also need to keep safe and be smart online. We need to think about the
type of information we are sharing online, who we are sharing information with, and how
to have a positive digital footprint.

On your blog create a positive, digital footprint. What do you do to stay smart online?.
For the final task of day 1 we were to create a positive footprint to help all those
people who are not being cybersmart online, so everyone who is struggling I
encourage you to be more cybersmart for the future and I really hope you enjoy!
Here are a few reasons why we should all be cybersmart online, not just at school but at home as well. Hope you enjoyed day 1´s post can´t wait to share more!
Have an awesome Christmas everyone!!!

Task Description:
Kia Ora and welcome back to this years summer blogging. I am really excited to be getting back into the habit of blogging and enjoying it. For the first day of our task description we were to list down 3 facts about New Zealand, write a description about our hometown, where we live and how we feel about living here and finally we were to write a few reasons why we should all be cyber smart online and how it´ll help you in the future. I really hope you enjoy this years summer blogging and that you keep visiting for more. Enjoy the first post of week 1, Day 1:


  1. Kia ora Hinerangi,

    Welcome to another summer of blogging with the SLJ. We are sooooo happy to have you back!!! It is great to see that you've been so busy over the past few days completing the activities for Week #1 of the programme. You've made great progress and, once again, posted activities that are of a really high standard. Way to go, Hinerangi!

    I hope that you have enjoyed the activities so far. I certainly enjoyed reading your description of Glen Innes (East Auckland) and your cool facts about New Zealand. I had no idea that we had such high rates of car ownership in NZ. I suppose that it makes sense when I think about all of my friends and family members who all have cars...

    Speaking of cars, I am due to hop in my car soon to go out and grab some last minute groceries at the store. We are hosting our family for breakfast tomorrow morning. What are you up to tomorrow? Will you have a special celebration with your family for Christmas?

    I hope that you will have a lovely week, regardless of what you do, and that your family has a happy and healthy start to 2019. It's pretty amazing to think that we are only a few days away from a brand new year. I wonder what 2019 will bring...

    Bye for now, Hinerangi. I hope that you'll keep up the great work with your blogging this summer!

    Rachel :)

  2. Greetings Hinerangi!
    You are doing such a amazing job! I have decided to comment on your blog again! Congratulations of coming this far with your blogging. I have in New Zeland for a long time.

    Keep it up!
    By Chavda