Tuesday, July 2, 2019

My Speech

March 15th 2019,mosque shooting,white supremacy...what do all these words have in common, Racism and that is what I will be talking about today. 

Everyone knows that all us humans came from Africa. We all, every single person, can be traced back to Africa. This is a proven Scientific fact. And yet Racism is an everyday thing in our lives. And for some people, it's a terrible thing that they face on a daily basis. 

It's not too long ago that Apartheid existed in South Africa where dark coloured people were treated badly. When the South African Springbok Rugby Team came here in the 1980s, lots of New Zealanders protested against Apartheid and were arrested and thrown into jail.

There are many great people who have fought against Racism.

Nelson Mandela who was thrown into jail and was later released and made Prime Minister of South Africa and died in 5/12/2013 due to natural causes

 and Dr Martin Luther King who was an African American Baptist minister that was also the leader of the civil rights movement and was assassinated on 4/4/1968.

 They are names we should all be familiar with. They literally gave their lives to fight against Racism. 

We are all aware of what happened in Christchurch on March 15th 2019. What a terrible thing to happen in our country. But Racism has a long, long history. From the slave trade in the 1600’s to the devastation of the Aboriginal people in Australia in the 1800’s. Events like these have shaped our world and I hope that we, as adults of the future can change this. 

 All we can do, with a terrible history like that is to use the lessons we have learned from it to make sure it never happens again. I would like to think that Racism does not exist in New Zealand. It is a terrible thing to believe that people are better than other people because of the colour of their skin. I hope when we all have children that Racism is a thing of the past and that our children have no idea what Racism was and was about.

My name is Calais and Thank you for listening to my speech.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Te Reo Cartoon strip

WALT Identify Maori words, ask and answer questions in Maori and put Maori words into sentences.

I found this challenging as I am not fluent with Maori nor do I know a lot.

I like my animation because rather then copying the background and put each of them in each window I just got one image and put some lines over it.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Matai bay thank you letter

Dear Isabel,

Thank you so much for taking us to Whatuwhiwhi, it was very much appreciated.

What I liked about the trip is that it was fun and educational at the same time, since it is very hard to mix those and make something good. My Highlight of the day was seeing a school of baby Eagle Ray. I also got to see Snapper, Spotty, Triplefin, Kina and baby Trevally.

Anyway thank you for taking us to Whatuwhiwhi. We are eternally grateful.

Yours sincerely,

Friday, May 17, 2019


This is a map of the way the ANZAC's took to get to Gallipoli

Friday, April 5, 2019

MathsBuddy How to

WALT Teach people how to use MathsBuddy using videos.The video recorder app we are using is called Screencastify, a free video recorder that you can download using the Chrome Webstore hope I taught you something using this video and please leave a comment if I did or not

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Marine Reserve slide

WALT Identify what a Marine Reserve is learning what a Marine
Reserve does or how they benefit the world, hope you enjoy
my slide :)

Beach Education day

I really enjoyed visiting Ahipara because we got to learn how to save people in the water. The games we played I really enjoyed. Learning about water safety is important because in the Far North we are surrounded by beaches. We also learnt there are different divisions, like people in the rock division are trained to keep an eye on the rocks and make sure no one gets hurt on them. There's also beach division. There job is to scout the beach to see if anything is wrong and to also set up safety flags, the flags purpose is to tell you were to swim (in between them)