Monday, 15 October 2018

Social Responsibility - Jed-i Dodgeball

What level of social responsibility were you during our dodge-ball lesson and why?
Level 3: Because throughout the game of Jed-i dodge-ball, I showed respect to my teacher, team mates as well as my opponents. I showed honesty when I got hit by sitting down and getting ready to be saved by my Jed-i. We had a reliever but we still managed ourselves throughout the lesson. 

What could you do in order to improve your level of social responsibility for the next lesson?
Apply to all of the exhibits of level 3 and work on level 4 so that I can challenge myself to keep achieving. Part of level 4 I would want to work on and apply to is asking and providing assistance to the teacher and other students. 

What was a highlight of your holiday?
Sleep until I wake up in the afternoon. Staying home. 

What are you going to do to make sure you get the most out of the last term of school for 2018?
Keep attending all my classes for the last 8 weeks. Make every learning count so that I can be more successful in my classes next year in year 11 and also making sure I'm organised. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Social Responsibility PE

What is Social Responsibility?
Social Responsibility in Physical Education would be managing myself such as my actions, my time management and turning up with the right gear.

What level were you during our lesson and why?
During the game lape (samoan softball), I would grade myself level 4 because I apply to all level 3 exhibits. I am always willing to work with others although I don't know them too well. I compliment and encourage others and include those who aren't too comfortable or feel left out. When I feel like I'm not giving all my effort, I ask others and teacher what they think and take in their advice to help me improve.

What could you do in order to improve your level of Social Responsibility for next lesson?
Something I could do to improve my level would be.... try and lead the team to success in an activity. Try to use my skills out of physical education and see what happens. Trying new ideas.

Do you have any questions about your learning you still need answered? Yes
How does the world outside of physical education apply to Social Responsibility?
Why is Social Responsibility so important in and out of physical education?
How can Social Responsibility help me with my career when I leave school?

Friday, 7 September 2018

The Dark Side of Chocolate

Today in Social Studies, we watched a documentary called "The Dark Side of Chocolate". This documentary was about investigators who were eager to find out the truth behind the sweetness of chocolate. They travelled all around Africa which is the country where most cocoa are developed from. 

They hid camera's so that people who are working for the cocoa company's don't get suspicious of them. The main thing that they wanted to find out was if their was child labour happening behind the development of chocolate. As their investigation went along, they happened to find out about child labour happening. This was the main issue in the documentary. Many children were being trafficked by people who were part of cocoa development companies. Children from ages 12 - 16 are being transported from town and into farming places where cocoa are being grown. The main place where these children are transported to is located in Ivory Coast in Africa. These children doesn't go school or have the freedom to live with their families. If they try to escape from the farming areas, they are beaten. 

This action is effecting the children, their health and their process of development. The reason why this is happening is because the companies are eager to keep their job running to gain money from the world. So they use children to gather cocoa's from the farm and export the cocoa to their companies for them to sell. 

Some companies mentioned in the video were nestle, kitkat and many other chocolate factories. The CEO of nestle was interviewed, he was asked about child labour and trafficking and his perspective was it's not a problem. This indicates that he doesn't care for the health and freedom of the children who are suffering behind making chocolate. He's so much of a business man. 

I think that this action of child labour happening behind making chocolate is very shocking and sad. Everyone including myself is enjoying the taste of chocolate but doesn't know the truth behind chocolate. I believe that these children should have the rights to freedom and to live life normally and happily. Have the rights to go to school and be educated instead of being treated as a slave and working for something that's not worth their time. 

Monday, 30 July 2018

What I know about "Human Rights"

Today in Social Studies, my class were to complete a paragraph or answer
questions about human rights. This is a google drawing about my understandings
of human rights.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

All about my Significant place

Today in Social Studies, we were to write about our significant place with 3 reasons why. Like I said before on my other significant blog post, my significant place is my village in Samoa; Lauli'i. 

The place that is significant to me is .... My village in Samoa - Lauli’i because … it is the place where my genealogy birthed. It is the place where my ancestors were born and were raised up, coming down to my parents as well as myself and my older siblings. This significant place of mine is the place where my identity started and thrived since I was born until I moved to NZ in 2005. It provided myself food, especially cultivation food from our family plantation. Lauli’i provided fresh water…. Provided shelter where I lay as a child and warmth from the sun. Most of all my village gave me love that I now give to others as well as the knowledge that they passed down to me that I now use. Although I haven’t been back but I still remember everything that this place has done for myself and my ancestors. This is why Lauli’i is my significant village because it was where my life started as a young child experiencing life.

Above is a paragraph I wrote myself about my significant place and why. Below are my 3 reasons about this significant place of mine.

Aesthetic means beautiful. I believe that Lauli'i is the most beautiful part of Samoa. The lush green branches and the blue, clean waterfall within the village. The houses that are built in the village are also beautiful surrounded by beautiful colours of the flowers that decorates the presence.  

One historical moment that I never forget is having this place as my birth place. Aswell as my ancestors. It is the place where my ancestors were born and raised up to be who they are as well as myself until I reached 3 years of age when I had to leave. But this place is history. Many magical things has happened at this place. Wars, celebrations, birth and much more. 

Lauli'i is a cultural place. People in this village has shown cultural values aswell as our very own village values. Like loving each other, when they need help... a hand is lent by neighbours. Showing hospitality to visitors from overseas. These values are being shown by the people in the village and it defines cultural is cherished and sustained in the village. 

Friday, 11 May 2018

Will Smith's Well Being

Describe what is happening in the video with links to Will Smith’s well-being:

Emotional/Mental well-being:
Uncle Phil awarded Will Smith with a season ticket to the clippers for his impressive behaviour lately. Will was very happy with the award he had received. But then he knew that he didn't deserve it because he was hiding something he had been hiding that was unacceptable to his family and for his health. Will immediately was emotional because he had to confess something that Uncle Phil wouldn't expect from him. 

Spiritual well-being:
Uncle Phil wanted to award Will with his achievements from school. He wanted to save the tickets for Will's graduation but he was too happy with Will's recent achievements so he awarded it early but it turned out that Will didn't deserve it. 

Social well-being:
Will Smith lived with is Uncle's family who cared about him, especially his health. Will was surrounded with people who loved him who treated him as their own son or brother. When Will told his family that he's been taking pills, his family reacted with disappointment and surprise because they cared for Will and his health. When they saw Will was sorry for what he did, they forgave him. 

Physical well-being:
Will told his family that some boys at his school gave him pills for him to take in order for him to be awake. Uncle Phil and his family weren't happy with Will's choices of keeping pills because it'll affect his health. It could also affect his actions on the basketball courts.  

Explain what positively or negatively affected Will Smith’s well-being:
Will was very fortunate to have a family who cared about his well-being. But Will made wrong decisions off keeping his health well. He accepted pills from students at his school because he thought that the pills would help him keep awake at his basketball training and games but he didn't know that the pills could do so much more. Affecting his health. He told Uncle Phil about what he had done after he was awarded for his achievements, and Uncle Phil got mad at Will because his actions was unacceptable. Taking in things that weren't good for his health and his sons health too.