Thursday, 28 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 3 , Day 5 - Maintaining The Status Quo !

Summer Learning Journey


Week 3 , Day 5 - Maintaining the status quo

Activity 1 - Hiking Tongariro

In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro, was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit! Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list of at least 5 items.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how to stay safe while you’re hiking.


Things you should do before heading out on a hike :

Plan your trip

Tell someone

Be aware of weather

Know your limits

Take sufficient supplies


My Must Haves To Take On A Hike :


Activity 2 - Leading New Zealand

In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand – Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.



Bonus Activity - You Have To Pay To Play

In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990, students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary (after high school) education.

The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of free post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!

On your blog, tell us what you think. Should students have to pay money (tuition fees) to go to university? Why or why not?


I think that students should pay because they are using equipment that people buy with money and with that money they give they buy more equipment for those students going to university. They are not trying to rip off people. They are also doing that because some students stay there for their whole time so of course you need to pay for that as well. Well you can't just get money you also need to get credits in collage before you go to university because with those credits it proves that you are good enough for the dream job you are going for. I want to go to university and learn how to become a teacher. How bout you?


1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora Leilani,

    It is so exciting to read that you would like to go to university and study to become a teacher. I think that you would make an excellent teacher! Do you want to teach primary school or secondary school?

    I hope that you will continue to follow your dreams and pursue your goal of becoming a teacher. As a teacher myself I can honestly say that there is no better job in the world!

    Bye for now,
    Rachel :)