Thursday, 29 June 2017

My Identity

My family tree: 

How common is my last name?

Allan, isn’t a very common last name. There are 310,155 families with that last name, yet the last name ‘smith’ is a very common last name, being 1.34%. That is, believe it or not, a lot!
My family’s beliefs...
All of the Allan family believe in God. This all started in 1961, when my grandad, (Robert Allan), decided to believe in God. How this happened, is that he decided to go to church when his parents first went, and he decided to go with it. Now, he goes to church, every Sunday, with my grandma as well.
Information about my Grandad, (dad’s side)
He was born in 1947, meaning he is 70. His birthday is in August, (i think!) He is an orphaned, which means his parents have, DUMPED HIM. He first met his ‘real’ parents in 1998. He met my Grandmother in 1972. He has been married for 42 years.
Information about my Grandma. (dad’s side)
My grandma was born in September 1949. She knows (both!) here parents. She was raised in New Plymouth but moved over to Auckland. Later, (I'm not sure when) she hurt herself, having to go into a wheelchair. She hurt herself more, (somehow) and managed to get paralysed. She has been paralysed since.
Information about my Grandad, (mum’s side)
My mum’s dad’s name is Roy Setters. He ‘was’ married to my grandma, until they decided to get divorced. Roy, decided to move somewhere down south, meaning I don’t get to see him much. He does own a massive caravan, which he lives in. He is planning on selling it, but I hope he doesn’t.
Information about my Grandma (mum’s side)
My grandma’s name is Jean. She lived in England but later moved over to New Zealand. Her parents are still alive. Her Mums name is Irene, but I'm not sure about her Dad. She goes on cruises to Singapore and the islands every two years with most of the family and also makes dumb and cringy mistakes of Facebook.


Holland Meaning


Holland is a surname indicative of ancestral origin in the Dutch region of Holland, the Netherlands, or the English region of Holland.
Holland Nicknames
Hol, Holl, Holly, Holley, Hollander, Lander, Dutch
Family Tree

About my parents (Where they came from).

My Mum
My mums name is Jeannette she was born in Tahiti. She moved to New Zealand with her mum and dad when she was very young. Her mum and her are Tahitian, her dad is from New-Zealand. Her brother and sister were born in New Zealand. My grandfathers parents are from England and Ireland. We still have family on the Bennett and Hebden family lines in England and the Tracy's in Ireland.
My Dad
My dads name is Adam. His mother and father were born in New Zealand. He is the youngest out of his two other brothers. My Dads Grandmother was originally from Norway, but moved to England and met my dads grandfather.


By Brodi

My Identity

Wednesday, 28 June 2017



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Sunday, 25 June 2017

All about my culture i think it is about

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What Culture Means To Me

My Culture

I am really happy that I have so many backgrounds in my Culture. My main background is Maori, but I have a lot more background too. I am really happy to be born in New Zealand because its nice to meet people from all over the world that has different backgrounds and I believe that New Zealand welcomes everyone from anywhere. My Culture means lots to me because if I didn't have a Culture I wouldn't be who I am today.

My Culture

What culture means:
Culture means where you from and what you believe

My culture is Chinese
what does it look like in our family circle:
we eat rice and drink soup everyday and we speak another language at home too. Me my dad and my grandpa have the same last name since we need to have the same last name as our father.

My Fijian Culture!

Fijian FlagOn the Fijian flag, the blue field represents the pacific ocean. The shield shows the main exports of Fiji which was bananas , copra and sugar cane. The union jack on the left shows the association with Great Britain. Fiji became an independent nation on October 10th, 1970.
Fijian Fire DanceIn Fiji, every night we do something called a fire dance. This dance is very cool and is very entertaining. People use sticks with fire on the ends of them and do AMAZING tricks with them!!! Here is a video of fire dancing……..
SportsFiji is represented throughout the world via many sports. These include rugby, netball, soccer, athletics, rugby league, surfing and many more. The most famous sport in Fiji is the rugby 7’s. Fiji’s most famous rugby 7’s player is called Waisele Serevi. Fiji is also top of the leader board in this year's 7’s circuit.This is a video about Waisele Serevi scoring a try.  
What do we eat?In Fiji we eat Crabs, Coconuts, Bananas, Fish, Curry and a favourite of mine is the Lovo. Firstly we dig a hole in the ground, about 3 feet deep and 5 feet wide. Then we place firewood  and rocks  in the pit and  light a fire until the rocks  are white hot. This process takes about 2 hours. After the meat , the  taro and vegetables go over the rocks and go in. Then everything is covered with banana leaves and wet sacks. After about 2 to 3 hours everything is cooked. It is then unearthed and served.

By Delilah :) 

My Culture By Brodi

My Culture -By Emma

My Culture

To me culture is about who you are as a person and being who you are. Culture could mean what you believe or where you come from. My culture is very important to me. In a family you would be the same culture as your siblings. Depending on your parents you could either have one strong culture or you could be a mixture. In your friend circle it could mean you are friends with other who believe different things to them like they may not believe in celebrating holidays such as Christmas or Easter and you do believe in celebrating in that. There are lots of ways to show your colour, for some it might be having a necklace and for others it might be what you talk about or what language you speak. culture is something that makes everyone unique! everyone has their own culture which makes you you


My family culture we do thing together like  dishes, sit at the table and eat together we watch tv together in the evenings We all try to help out. looking after my sister help with my homework

Team culture
We do caducea we learn a haka a whatu we train together we support each other we push each other.

So to sum it all up a group that do different things together which make them different from one another

by William

My Culture

My Culture
What does the word “Culture” Mean?:
Culture is only used with the human race not animals that's why animals have breeds.A culture describes a family “Breed” like their are cultures such as Maori, Chinese, Indian, and American.There are way way more but we don’t have the timing.So culture is mainly like breed an breed is mainly like a different kind of sort of animal or human.

What i think makes my culture:
I think what i made my culture was the first one that was born my culture i certainly don’t know who it was but i know it was the first person born my culture.Then that culture spreaded then there became more and more and thats how im here now.

What does culture look like in my family circle?:
Well since i couldn’t get information from the internet ill use my mind.So first it start with first someone that was my culture and was in my family so it could be a great great great great great great grandparent.Then that person married another person and then another family member was born in my culture.This kept going on and on until well i don’t know when it stops or when it began.But sadly death can be caused in some cases this COULD stop it but there's a high chance it would not be able too.

By Dayton

my culture

Culture is made up of the values, beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors shared by a group of people. Culture is the behavior that results when a group arrives at a set of - generally unspoken and unwritten rules for working together.

Our family culture
Rules for working together

My family circle, my family is really supportive because when one of us playing a sports game the whole family comes to support each other. Our family loves to do exercise we love it so much that we do it together that is why our family likes to run. We all love going to the beach as a family and we are normally all in the water at the same time. We love to go away with each other. We go to other people’s houses as a family. So that is my family circle.

By: Jamie Wickes

My Culture

My culture

My culture

Culture meaning : the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular person or society.

My two cultures are Vietnamese and English/Irish

Family circle :
When we go down to my Nana’s house she always cooks yummy vietnamese food, my Nana her name is My and she has a buddha in her house that she likes to pray too. My nana loves to cook lots of traditional vietnamese food, which consists of many different dishes. We all sit down together at the dinner table and a mixture of Vietnamese, and english is spoken between everyone.

My dad’s culture is big on singing and dancing and maybe a odd pint of beer during stories.

Friend circle :  

It is really fun when we are playing and we like to be funny around each other, and I know that I can tell my friends all of my secrets because I trust them. That is what culture means to me when I am with my friends.

By Lili

My Culture - Campbell Allan

Hi! My name is Campbell. Today I am going to be talking about my culture. (I know this sounds like a speech but it's not) Let's get right into it :D

As far as I know, I am Kiwi, and English. I am around 3/4 Kiwi and the rest English. I got my 'Englishness' from my Grandma on my Mum's side. My mum's Mum is full English, my Mum is half, and I am a quarter! (technically).

A kiwi means you live in New Zealand.

English means you are from England



Well my culture is half Maori and half European.

So I have some thing that we do as Maori culture we sometimes have a hungi for birthday parties or special events.

But on the other side for European we mainly celebrate important birthdays like 1,10,13,18,21,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 and 100 if you make it.

In summary my culture is important because we you turn 21 years old you get a kakahu that symbol you as a leader and you also get koru.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

My Culture -Lucan

Culture mean's people that do different kind's of things like eating different kind's of foods or doing traditional culture like things like a hang i. i am Samoa and have Chinese blood from generations of my family. Also people can have different names that may or not be from there culture but it's not the case with me my name was from a game that my dad use to play and my last name he just go from something that i don't know of...

Regards Lucan

Friday, 16 June 2017

Soft Materials Technology

This week for Soft materials technology our students made a series of items. Firstly they learnt the different parts of a sewing machine and how to thread cotton through the machine and replace the bobin reel. After they had shown they could do this we drew up our patterns for our tea towels and decided on what embelishments we wanted to design them with. It taught us patience, that's for sure! Below are some photos of the sewing process and our finished products. Hope you like them...

 The next day we moved on to making our own drawstring bags and hacky sacks. We were more confident with the sewing machines but now we had to also hand sew and some of us found it challenging trying to thread cotton through the tiny eye of the needle! We even learnt how to iron... there we go Mum's and Dad's no excuses now, they can do all of the ironing in the house from now on. :)
Below are photos of the process and finished products. Enjoy!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sign Language Tutoring

I am so impressed with my Sign language class in the Kereru Team. Over the last two terms a group of around 35 Year 7 students have been learning how to communicate using sign language. Today they went to the Kiwi and Pukeko classes to teach them how to sign the alphabet, numbers, colours and greetings. I was very proud of the way our students engaged with the juniors. They also did a pretty fantastic job of sharing all of their learning of sign language.

Mrs Notley