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Tupaia Response to Text

  1. When, and where was Tupaia born?


  1. a) Around 1825 in Rā‘iātea
  2. b) Around 1725 in New Zealand
  3. c) Around 1825 in New Zealand
  4. d) Around 1725 in Rā‘iātea


  1. Rā‘iātea is a part of which larger group of islands? 


  1. a) Samoa       b) Tahiti
  2. c) Rapa Nui      d) Micronesia


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. One day, more people would come – a different kind of people altogether. They would arrive on a canoe with no outrigger and would change everything: “And this land will be taken by them” Vaita said

Did this prophecy come true? Explain.

→The prophecy came true because he uttered a prophecy that more people would come over to tahiti and would take over and eventually they saw a big dolphin ship full of european or British people and these people were the kind of people Vaita was talking about in his prophecy.


  1. Only about 20 of the painted hoe that were given to Captain Cook in 1769 by Māori survive.


  1. a) True b) False
  1. Describe the role that Tupaia had on board the Endeavour – what did he do on Captain Cook’s ship?


→Tupaia had the role as a navigator. A navigator is one of the most important people when you’re lost or searching for something, because they are the people that guide you or tell you where to go, and Tupaia was one of them.


interpreter Translator I met this guy that only speaks Spanish and he really wanted to talk to me but I didn’t understand him, so the next day I brought my translator man.
diplomat Representative Jacinda Adern was a representative for New Zealand because she used to be the prime minister for New Zealand.
indigenous Inhabitants The Maori are the inhabitants of New Zealand.


  1. Explain the four reasons why Hoe were important, and special pieces of technology for Maori.

→ One reason why they really needed hoes was to make vegetables and food because you use hoes in your farm to help with growing vegetables.

→ Another reason why some people kind of needed hoes was because they could use it in different ways, and since they were so sharp you could use it as a weapon.

→ They also needed hoes because they could use them in different ways and there were so many ways to use them.

→ Hoes were also needed because they needed food for people that were out at sea because there was a sickness and one of the ways to cure the sickness was eating vegetables.

  1. Tupaia (up until recently) and much more Polynesian history remains oral history (that means told by speaking). How can we ensure that this history is available to learn for future generations? Try to come up with at least 2 ways.


→ We could pass down our knowledge about Tupaia and they will learn more and more about him because they might have the technology to do so, that they learned all his history or we could figure out his history right now and they would know about.

Treaty Of Waitangi Response To Text

  1. When did Maori first arrive in Aotearoa, New Zealand?


  1. a) Between 1150 & 1200AD
  2. b) Between 1250 & 1350AD 
  3. c) Between 1250 & 1300AD
  4. d) Last Year


  1. In the 1790’s Pakeha arrived in NZ to do what? 


  1. a) Hunt Moa        b) Start families
  2. c) Hunt whale & seals       d) Escape prison sentences


  1. What was the name of the British official sent to secure British rule over NZ?


  1. a) William Johnson           b) Abel Tasman
  2. c) William Hobson d) Captain James Cook


  1. There were two things that Maori chiefs Hone Heke Pokai and Tamati Waka Nene thought signing the treaty would help accomplish. What were they?


→ They thought signing the Treaty would be good for their people because the British would be protecting them from other tribes from attacking them.

→The other reason they thought the Treaty was good was to make it fair with Maori and Pakeha.


  1. True or False: Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi are the exact same.


  1. a) True b) False


  1. The Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. Describe the job the Waitangi Tribunal have?


→ In 1975 the Waitangi Tribunal protested against the British because of the promise they made to the Maori.

Why We Had To Stay Home

Today on February the thirteenth we had to stay home because of a cyclone that is coming down to the North island of New Zealand. The cyclone is called Cyclone Gabrielle. But not to long ago we where in the middle of a flood.Currently we don’t know when the cyclone is going to end but from then we will continue to stay home. The flooding first started a couple weeks ago where most people got affected. It was terrible but luckily my family didn’t get affected. But I’m mostly grateful because of all the things I still have.

Rotoroa Island Recount

Task description: This week we have been learning how to use descriptive language in our recounts to add detail. In week five we were lucky enough to go to Rotoroa Island and for our task this week we needed to write a recount. Please check out my recount below.

On a windy, rainy but special Thursday morning I woke up early for the first time! And I knew it was gonna be a special day for me and the year 5 students at Pt England school. Because we are going to…. Rotorua Island! And this time my dad is coming! Even Better. After that me and my dad went to school, after that we both went to the hall and got badges from my teacher with our names on it. After that our principal (Mr Burt) and our Deputy principal (Mrs Nua) made a speech and prayed for a safe trip.

After that we got split into groups and the parent helpers are the leaders. We hopped on a bus and started driving. It took 1 hour! Because of the traffic. When we arrived in the city at the pier they gave us something to put around our neck and give it to the person on the boat to go on the boat. When we got on they gave us some safety tips. And then the boat started. In the middle of the boat ride the people on the boat said we could eat sooo I… Ate my big bag of chips and then me and my dad went outside and looked at the view. We took some pictures, then I went upstairs because I was bored. But then we saw smoke come out of the boat! The person who was driving the boat made an announcement and told everyone about the smoke and to go inside of the boat. My friend came to me and said there was a fifty fifty chance of the boat sinking, but I knew he was lying. We stayed inside of the boat for a couple of minutes, and they fixed it. Shortly after we got to Rotoroa Island!

When we got on the island we saw this little shade place and went inside because it was so hot. When we got inside we all sat down and the instructors of our trip came and explained how it was like working in Rotoroa island. For those who don’t know Rotoroa island was an island with no population, But was founded and used by the Rotoroa island workers to keep birds that are endangered inside the island. So moving on, after they told us about how it is in Rotoroa island we were split into the same groups. We had a walk and followed the workers. When they stopped we ended up in a big shady area. It had like a small museum of Rotoroa island inside. We sat down and had some lunch. After lunch we had another walk but we were split into two groups now. We stopped and looked at some weird poop and it was made out of grass, because the bird who pooped only eats grass, so he pooped out some grass. A girl in my class named Aliana found two different feathers and gave it to the worker. The worker said it was a good catch. After that we went to find some other birds and found so many that I couldn’t even count! We climbed up a mountain with stairs and once we got to the top, me and my dad knew we had to take pictures. We had a little rest at the top of the mountain, the other group came to the top too but we went down to find another and got some special food for it. We went back down the mountain and then the worker went to put some food on the ground and then one of my friends got his camera to take a photo but guess what….. The bird didn’t come OUT!  And we waited so long! And it didn’t come out! Anyway we went to go to the men’s bay and my friend and I got some sticks to make a small windmill, but then a person from my class found a dead penguin and told the worker. The worker came but it started raining bad so we ran to the big shade area with the museum. When we got there everyone was going in the museum, but someone broke something so we got out and then we played a game. Shortly after the game we went back on the boat and it started raining badly again.

When we got on the parents were mostly outside but then when it started raining they went inside. There was an upstairs and I went up. It was a beautiful view so I stayed up there for a little while and went back down and had some food. We got even closer to Auckland until we saw it. We went under a bridge and I was wet as! We said hi to some people on our way. We got onto the shore and got off the boat, we said thank you and we went on a bus. I played some hand games and made some jokes with my friends on our way to school and then ten minutes later we got to school and Me and my dad instantly went home in our car.

It was a really fun day and I learnt so much. I was so happy that my dad came with me to Rotoroa Island. I really hope that I can go back there someday!