Sunday, 17 December 2017

WK1 SLJ - Activity 1(D1): The first settlers

SLJ - Activity 1: The first settlers

It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’  Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?

First fact: Maui is a smart and strong man

Second fact: He doesn't let others put him down or doubt him about his descions

Third fact: He strives to achieve his goal

Image result for maui and the giant fish


  1. Hey Davarni!

    Welcome to the Summer Learning Journey! I'm so pleased you're able to join us and I hope you will continue to blog with us and enjoy the programme.

    I love the things you have chosen to write about Maui, he definitely displayed some admirable traits like strength and perseverance. I also like that you have added some extra information about New Zealand history.

    Keep up the great work Davarni! I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    Nicky :)

  2. Also, what a great picture of the story!!

    1. Hi Nicky,

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment, I'll be blogging some more throught the holidays.
      So stay tuned to see more of my blog post :)


  3. Malo e Lelei Davarni,

    What an amazing start to the Summer Learning Journey Programme. You have done a fantastic job. I like how you have added an extra fact about the Nz History, just like Nicky had mentioned in his comment. Keep Up the great work.