Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Pt England Way.

Did you know that the Pt England Way started a long, long time ago? It actually started back in 2001, 13 years ago here in Pt England! It was originally called belongings to Pt England?

According to Mr Burt, Point England's principal, The Point England Way ". “...means that it is our kawa of care, the way we do things so that we can be happy with another, safe, enjoy eachothers’ company, learn well and have a good time at school.” The Pt England way helps us to be humble and sensible when we act and play. It has helped us to behave a lot better and strive to succeed.

The 3 P's, participation, protection and partnership which are the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. It’s the Pt England way, it helps us to communicate with others at any where we go. The 3 P’s has helped us to be good role models and represent our school well.

Back in those days, there was a lady named Otalani Meleasia. She was a great teacher, she would help Mr Burt with bringing up ideas for belongings to Pt England. And there were other great teachers too!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Treaty of Waitangi

The British Queen Victoria sent a man named William Hobson on her behalf, to try make peace and try solve problems with the Maoris in Nz.  So he signed the treaty/contract, a legal agreement on the 6th of February 1840, at Waitangi in Bay of islands.

The 3 p’s represents Protection Partnership and Participation, which was used by the Maori and British. The british and the Maori wanted to protect the land and also the British and the Maori’s all wanted to participate in the land. Unfortunately the British didn’t want to share the land.

They thought that if they would sign the treaty/Legal Contract, they would rule over nz. The Maoris thought that the British will control the settlers. Somehow they started trading and unfortunately found peace.

What does the Treaty of Waitangi mean to us in Pt England. Well It means to us that we should care for others and respect the prefects and everyone else. It also means to us that we could participate in every subject and sport. Play fair which everyone will have a smile on there face,