Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A.W.K.X Party Advertisement

In my Social Studies class, we have been focusing on Government. To better our understanding, we went on a trip to Wellington two weeks ago to see Parliament. But we can talk about that on another post.
Anyway, my class was split into groups and we had to come up with a Party name, policies in which each party member was to be responsible for and a vision that our party had for New Zealand. 

After all of that was established, we had to create an advertisement that tried to convince New Zealanders to vote for us. Here is our campaign video. Enjoy!
In spite of this video not having a thumbnail, it does play. :)
Also we have a website for our party if you would like to check that out as well.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Safety Video - Hard Materials

Here is a short video my friends and I created. It talks about the Do's and Don'ts when you are in a Hard Materials class (Wood Work or Wood Tech). We based our movie mostly around a certain piece of equipment; the saw.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Robert Mugabe

For the past 2 days, in my Social Studies class, we have been learning about governments. Currently, we're looking more into DICTATORS! To help us better our understanding of dictators and dictatorship, our teacher, Ms Watene-Taie split our class into groups and gave us each a past or current dictator to create a presentation about.

We had to include a biography of that dictator and had to talk about their life before coming into power and how they came into power. Here is our presentation about Robert Mugabe; the current president of Zimbabwe. There is quite a lot of writing so HAPPY READING! 
Hopefully, you learn something from it.

Maori Language Week

Although Maori Language Week is long gone, my friends and I created these two movies while in Maori class. These movies showcase a few students and teachers in our school reciting our school pepeha.

Here is our school pepeha:

Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Wai o Taiki te awa
Ko Te Poho o Tamaki te Marae
Ko Te Kura o Tamaki te Hapu
Ko Tainui te Iwi
Ko Tainui te Waaka
Ko Hoturoa te tangata

Success Movie

In my first term at Tamaki College, our Social Studies teacher gave my class and I the task to create a DLO based around the core values in our school known as the RISE values. RISE stands for Respect, Integrity, Success and Responsibility (though Responsibility doesn't start with E).

Our class was split into 4 groups and were assigned a value. My group and I received Success. We decided to create our movie sort of like a TV show, we titled Extreme Makeover: Success Edition. It soon turned into an instructive movie on how to be successful by changing the small things like how you wear your uniform and how you behave in class.
This movie was posted on Youtube and was shared with my class and teacher.