Thursday, 19 September 2019

Loto - How laws are made, (Social Studies)

What is a bill - 
first of all laws are ideas brought by public, or a member of Parliament. It is not exactly a law but it is a upcoming law, a draft copy of a law, or a request.
It is not the bill you think about like paying the electrical bills, or money, it is simple a draft copy of a law. A law does many things to people, places, things. A law helps run our country peacefully and keeps people happy.

How does a bill become a Law/ act of parliament -

In New Zealand we have laws which are created by the member of Parliament.
To making a law, there are 7 stages it has to go through first.
The 7 stages are the following:

Introduction - The bill is introduced to the House of Parliament.

First reading - MPs (Members of Parliament) debate which, the bill should go on to the select committee or not.

Select Committee - Here in the select committee they focus on the opinions of the public. All the submissions, reports, feedback, comes back the house. When it is approved the house will ask for some recommendation.

Second reading - The bill comes back to the house along with the recommendations of the select committee. MPs decide on which it should go to the Committee of the whole House.

Committee of whole house - Members debate the bill Claus by Claus (part by part). This is also known as the last chance to change the bill.

Third reading - This is known as the final debate. The Members of Parliament looks and consider what will happen if the bill becomes a law.

Royal assent - This is the last stage of becoming a law. The Governor General signs the bill, agreeing that is should become and act of Parliament and is now introduced into a law.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Three Branches

For the past few weeks my class and I have been learning about the government and the three branches. 
The three branches of the government includes:

Legislative - Legislative are people who makes laws
Judicial -  Judicial are in charge of punishing the people who breaks the law
Executive - They makes sure they execute the plan of what their doing

Thursday, 22 August 2019

MMP, System of Government, (Social Studies)

For the past 3 weeks, I have been learning about the house of representatives and the system of how governments/prime minster are chosen. I now know what MMP and MP stands for. MMP, stands for Mixed-Member Proportional which means, different parties get to share their ideas. MP, stand for Member of Parliaments, which means that people who got voted in.
What I also Learned was that, it depends on how much votes you get, which means that's the percent of chairs you get, in the house of representatives. For Example, If you get half of the votes, you are guaranteed to get half of the chairs to your party. 
There are 120 seats in the House Of Representatives

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Learning new concepts in class (Social Studies)

At the start of Social Studies today (01/08/2019) we were instructed to abandon
the electronics for we were going to use or brain and to also talk in groups.
First we were told to warm up our brain by memorising the 7 key concepts about
the government. Secondly me and my partner volunteer to present the words that
we had to remember. It was a bit hard to memorise the 7 words but it was a
win-win situation because we exercised our brain. After that we were shown
each meaning of the 7 words we were told. We again had to memorise all the
meaning to the words and later on present it. Again, me and my partner volunteered
to present to the class the meaning of a certain word. It was very challenging
because we had little time to memorise these words. My partner and I
were trying to remember and fortunately we did it.

Some of the new words I learned was:

  • Laws - A rule or set of rules
  • Member of parliament - A person who has been elected by the people
  • in a particular to electorate

  • Rights - something we are entitled to
  • Electorate - is a voting district
  • Political party - an organised party

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Migration in the 21st Century and its effects (Social Studies)

What I found surprising was that  Countries in Europe are facing many problems.
Like In 2015, more than 35,000 children went to Sweden without their parents.
Since so many kid came at the same time, it took longer to find homes for the children.
4 children’s reported that they were not allowed to enroll in school because they didn’t
have a parent or someone who took care of them.

Most refugees came from impoverished backgrounds which was very challenging
for them which they had to cope with what was coming to them. Till these days
there are still more refugees seeking for help, home and food. Most of them were
involuntary to work, or to leave the country which was hard for them to look after
themselves and there family. The effects on these refugees are not as simply. They
have to have there documentation to be able to enter different places.

3 new words I learnt:

Friday, 21 June 2019

Human and plant cells (Science)

For the last few weeks here at science class we've been learning about plant cells and animal cells. What I learned about these 2 different kind of cells are that most of the cells are kind of the same but plant cells have a few extra. Here is a photo representing the 2 different cells.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Maintaining our Culture (Social Studies)

Do you think it is important to hold onto the language of our ancestors?

Yes, because, when you grow older you are going to teach your kids
about the history of your language and how to speak it, so the
language doesn’t die out. You can keep the language alive and
pass it down to your further generation. Another reason is so you
can talk to other people in your language and having to talk in your
culture to a big audiences.

Can you think of how we can hold onto our languages in NZ?

You can hold onto your language by going to a church that
only has your culture, (E.g Samoans going to a Samoan church),
participating in cultural activities, listing to your elders speaking
the language, and also going to a school that only speaks your