Friday, 25 November 2016

Parliament

Parliament

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:

  • everyone calls the speaker Mr speaker 
  • prime minister has the fourth seat 
  • there is dictatorship and democracy 

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

nz identity

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.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
maori tradition
Pōwhiri
gathering
Tangata whenua
maori people/tribe
Manuhiri
visitor or guest
Tūrangawaewae
hospitality
Whanaungatanga
family reunion
Manaakitanga
care for a persons well being 
Aroha
love and sympathy 

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……... what do they do before they eat