Wednesday, 19 December 2018

SLJ W1 D1 A1/2/3 In The Beginning!

Activity 1: The Legend Of New Zealand

Top 3 Facts about Aotearoa (New Zealand)
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1. If you’ve been to New Zealand you might have heard about a city called Auckland. Believe it or not, it is the largest city in New Zealand and its population is 1.614 million which was estimated in 2016. Even though this is the largest city in New Zealand Wellington still stands as the capital city of New Zealand. But, Auckland is still well known for there beautiful beaches like Mission Bar. Near the beach is the volcanic island Rangitoto and last but not least the amazing sky tower.
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2. Speaking of the sky tower it is located in Auckland city at the corner of Victoria and Federal streets. The construction started in 1994 and was open to the public in 1997. It is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world without any kind of support with a whopping height at 328 meters. This makes it the highest tower in the southern hemisphere.  
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3. Way back in the olden days a lot of people (mainly men) believed that women don’t have any kind of power to rule. Many women fought for their rights by marching on the streets and holding up signs. New Zealand changed all of that by being the first country to let a woman rule and have the power in very important roles. Examples: Helen Clark - Prime Minister, Sian Elias - Chief Justice and Dame Silvia Cartwright - Governor General.

Activity 2: North and South

What is so special about Auckland?
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Everyone has their own special reason about where they live. Maybe it’s because it has amazing restaurants and cafes or because it has lovely locals! This is why I am very proud to call Auckland my home. I think Auckland is very special because it's where I and my beautiful siblings were born and raised. But that's not all Auckland has very creative and talented people at our public art centre Te Oro that do things like culture dancing. Another reason why I am so excited to call Auckland my hometown because of our tremendous sky tower at a height of 328 meters! There are many other reasons why I love my hometown but these I just a few. I hope some of you enjoy this and might want to visit Auckland. Trust me it’s cool!

Activity 3: Ice, Ice Baby

Leaving a Positive Digital Footprint online:
For this task I had to make a little poster about leaving a positive digital footprint online. I used google draw to write inside foot how to create a positive digital footprint and what to do to stay smart online. I also thought the foot was a little plain so I decorated it with a blue colour. Remember to stay safe online kids!

Task Description: Yes! School's out and holidays are in. I am participating in the Summer Learning Journey 2018 - 2019. I am very ecstatic to be joining this holiday program. This years theme is 'The World Around Us'. I don't know the exact meaning but i'll try to find out. Everyday I will be posting different activities. Today these activities are mainly about facts about New Zealand and leaving a positive footprint online. Stay tuned for more posts!  


  1. Kia Ora Amelia ,

    I enjoyed your Summer Learning Journey Post I loved how you did your Digital Foot-Print I thought that was a Very Smart Footprint that you have done , I like that you describe your Hometown well too !!! Keep up the Amazing Work Mia !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS STAY SAFE AS ALWAYS AND HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!

    If you had to go back in time where would you go ????

    Warm Regards / Your Friend ,


  2. Kia Ora Amelia

    I’m Izzy and I am part of the Summer Learning Journey team. I have really enjoyed reading your first blog post.

    That facts about New Zealand that you picked were really interesting. I love how you included some of our awesome female role models. I always feel proud when I think about us being the first country in the world to let women vote. What do you think it would be like if we couldn’t?

    Being from a city that has such creative and talented people, as well as one that celebrates all cultures, is pretty special. How lucky are we to live in Auckland?! What kind of cultural shows do they put on at Te Oro? I haven’t been but I just looked it up. The building is so funky! I love the oval shape at the top.

    You have included some really great ways to be cyber smart. It is so important that we leave a positive digital footprint and you clearly are an expert at it.

    Keep up the great word.

    I look forward to reading more posts from you!

  3. Kia Ora Amelia,

    I really loved your post. It included a lot of great content. Thinking about it, I think it's cool that I have a lot of friends participating in the Summer Learning journey because I get to see and check out your blog on what your up too and more. Well keep up the good work and have a great holiday, God bless you.

    Can't wait to see more of your posts.

  4. Hi Amelia

    It's great to see that you are participating in the Summer Learning Journey. Well done you! It is interesting how Wellington in the capital of NZ, but Auckland has the largest population. I love your third fact about Aotearoa where you mention women's rights in NZ. We have had a couple of female prime ministers including Jacinda Ardern. I look forward to reading more of your posts this summer.

    Happy New Year!

    Mrs Lagitupu