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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How far have Waikowhai Students travelled?

Cybersmart with James this week required us to think deeply about how the population of our country and our school is made up. We are so lucky here at Waikowhai Primary to have such diverse students and teachers. We think that this makes our school so special.





To go with our Maps James also asked us some questions to make us think even deeper about our learning. Does your way of thinking match with ours?
How far have some students travelled in their lifetime to reach WPS?
Faihdi for example has traveled over 9000km to come to the wonderful Room 7. However most of the students in our class was born here in Auckland. What if we asked the same question about our parents would we get the same answers?

Why do people make the choice to move to different countries?

There are many many reasons for people to move to different countries. War, Quality of life, Family, Money, Work, plus so many more.

Is this a trend in NZ society? What does the media tell us?

If we listened to Media reports NZ is being taken over by immigrants. However is this true if you didn't live in Auckland???? Is Immigration a bad thing if there was no immigration would Room 7 be as mixed and amazing as it is?

We would also like to share with you a video that we believe ties in well with the topic we have been learning about. Its a very emotional video that really makes up think. We hope that you watch it and share your thoughts with us.

Room 7


The Lie from Untitled Productions on Vimeo.


29 comments:

  1. I find this really interesting R7, especially as I am one of those people who has chosen to come and live in NZ. Can you locate my birthplace on the map do you think? The children in the video clip have some pretty important messages for us - do you agree/disagree with their statements? The future of NZ is in your hands, and you need to consider what type of society you wish to be part of. I'll look forward to discussing this with you tomorrow!

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  2. kia ora Room 7 It's Kaede here from Mamaku hub this is so amazing and powerful. You guys are so awesome to be able say these things. I agree with yous so much. Keep up the great work From Kaede

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  3. Kia Ora guys,
    That was just amazing. The way that you guys are standing up to racism about peoples cultures and skin tones.
    How did you guys get the idea of doing that? Because it was such a great idea to do it.
    I hope you guys do more great things like this in the future.
    From Byron

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  4. What a powerful video. Thank you for sharing it with us Room 7. In Room 11 we have 3 students born in Australia, 1 student born in America and 1 student born in China and the rest of us born in Auckland. We too think this is what makes Waikowhai soooo special.

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  5. Hello my name is Tapuvae and i like your video it realy touches me deep inside

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  6. Hi Room 7 I really like your video how it tells about lies and how you shouldn't judge people from what they look like also I really like how you sticked up for yourselfs

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  8. hey my name is Rhumour, and I am in room 11 from ParkEstate School I really like this post and what I like about this is that you are only 10 or 9 years old and stepping up for what you believing and it is great to do that and I think people are not raises or a theif so I think people should have a deep good think before jugging you

    kind regards

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  9. Kia ora room 7,
    My name is Azaria.Im from room 11 at Park Estate school I was impressed by how people stood up to say something.

    kind regards

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  10. hey room 7 my name is myah from room 11 at park estate school I was impressed by your video because you are trying to make everyone be a good personand all room 7 stood up an said how youse felt.

    kind regards myah

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  11. hey I really like how you made a video on how people bully I think they know its not good but sometimes they will do that and all you say is stop being such a bully do you know some of my friends use to get bulled at my old school te mataranga and one day they stood up for them self so maybe one day if you get bullied you should show them how you feel and say to them hay look I don't like it when you bully me or other people say you should just be you and not a bully to people. next time maybe you could add your hole class to have a chance to talk maybe. kind regards Angel.

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  12. Hey Waikowhai school, My nameis Matrix I am from Room 11 at Park Estate School, I agree that everyone is the same and no one should be treated different.

    Kind Regards, Matrix

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  13. hi my name is blake im from park estate school room 11 i was in pressed in your blog its really good i loved it good job

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  14. hi my name is Ruben and I am realy impress that you guys stop the lies.next time you can add more detail.
    kind regards:Ruben

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  15. hi my name is Ruben and I am realy impress of your guys video about stop the lies.next time you can add more detail.
    kind regards:Ruben

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  16. Hey Room 7,My name is Terina I'm from Park Estate School.I was impressed by the way you explain what you was doing

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  17. Hi room 7 ,My name is Jodice from Park Estate School. I was impressed by the way you explain what was going on

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  18. Kia ora room 7,
    My name is Azaria.Im from room 11 at Park Estate school I was impressed by how people stood up to say something about themself.

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  19. Hey room 7, My name is Riley from Park Estate School room 11.

    I was impressed by this video because it is so true the things that you just said were true I think that they should stop the lies and tell the truth.

    Kind Regards

    Riley

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  20. hey my name is Riley Im in room 11 from Park Estate School

    I really like this post and what I like about this is thats you are telling the world about what you think about YOUR self and nobody elses I really like this because it is very true and I also think that they should stop the lies is well I dont think thats people should judge ANYONE in this world it could lead to somewhere else.

    Kind regards

    Riley :D

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  21. hey room 7 im Iutasi from Park Estate School,i was impressed of your guys video buy stoping lies.

    kind regards:iutasi

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  22. Hey guys my name is Blake and i'm from room 11 Park Estate School and i loved your video because you are todily write about all of it.

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  23. hi my name is iutasi from park estate school,i really enjoyed the video about stoping lies.

    kind regrds:iutasi

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  24. hey I really like how you made a video on how people bully I think they know its not good but sometimes they will do that and all you say is stop being such a bully do you know some of my friends use to get bulled at my old school Te mataranga and one day they stood up for them self so maybe one day if you get bullied you should show them how you feel and say to them hay look I don't like it when you bully me or other people say you should just be you and not a bully to people. next time maybe you could add your hole class to have a chance to talk maybe. kind regards Jody

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  25. Hey room 7 my name is Chaniqua i'm from Park estate school i was amazed by the way you explained what you were doing.

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  26. Hello My name is Johann from Park estate school. From room 11 I was impressed by your video it was really true and I respect that. Because it was really well made. Next time could you add some music to it?

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  27. Hi room 7 my name is Ethan I just stared about a week a go. I am really impressed that you guys made that and I just wanted to say that was awesome because it had all the lies that people are telling but next time do more detail kind regards:Ethan

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