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  • The Bucket Man.

    The Bucket Man

    by Anna Smaill

    The last time it rained was the day I turned ten. I remember because that afternoon, I walked home from school for the last time. A half-hearted shower, over before it really started. Back when I was too young to remember, the government divided up all the land. If you wanted food, you had to grow it yourself. Our plot was steep and dry, so Dad and Mum built terraces.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: ancestors, ancestral knowledge, climate change, disaster, future, grandparents, inherited traits, tūpuna, weather

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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  • Ann Evans: Colonial Nurse.

    Ann Evans: Colonial Nurse

    by Kathryn Mercer

    Ann Evans was never a doctor, although that’s what she was often called. She grew up in England in the 1840s. Most people expected her to become a wife and mother. At the time, very few women had a career.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: biography, colonialism, Crimean War, feminism, Florence Nightingale, health, history, hospitals, Ngāti Ruanui, nursing, Pai Mārire, settlers, social change, society, Taranaki, Tītikowaru, Waihi Redoubt, wars, Whanganui, women

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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  • School Journal Level 2 June 2022.

    School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the School Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        Audio TSM
    Comic From Afghanistan to Aotearoa
    Student Writing The Lesson    
    Memoir Good Little Samoan Boy    
    Poem Ancestors    
    Articles Eruera Maihi Patuone: The Story of a Great Rangatira  
    Ngā Pepeha a Ngā Tūpuna    
    Story The Bucket Man     
    Biography Ann Evans: Colonial Nurse     

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: June 2022

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    From Afghanistan to Aotearoa

    From Afghanistan to Aotearoa

    by Abbas Nazari; illustrations by Laya Mutton-Rogers 

    Imagine having to make an impossible choice: stay with the life you know in the country of your birth but face misery after misery – or risk everything. Flee your homeland, where your family has lived for generations, for the chance of a new beginning. The following is a true story. It begins when I was seven. Although these things happened to my family, the story is not only ours. It belongs to Afghan refugees everywhere, but especially to the people rescued by the Tampa. 

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 6

    Topics: Afghan, Afghanistan, arrival, ancestors, autobiography, belonging, comic, family, fleeing, future, heritage, identity, migrants, new life, refugees, resettlement, Tampa, tūpuna

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    The Lesson.

    The Lesson

    by Emelia King, year 8, Evans Bay Intermediate; illustrations by Sarah Trolle 

    Author’s note: The following is based on a true story that was told to me by my great-grandmother. While the story is real, most of the names are fictional.

    Elsie gave a small sigh as she watched her granddaughter whizzing around the field. Cece was rambunctious, feisty, and – most importantly – persuasive, and she’d finally persuaded Elsie to let her drive the ride-on mower.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Topics: accidents, ākonga writing, driving, family story, grandparents, humour, inherited traits, lessons, memories, student writing, tūpuna

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    Good Little Samoan Boy.

    Good Little Samoan Boy

    by Victor Rodger

    I met my Samoan grandmother, Matalena, twice: once when I was at primary school and once when I was at high school. Both times it was pretty awkward. Even though I knew who she was, I didn’t know her. The second – and last – time I met Matalena, she’d developed cataracts and could hardly see. She wept as she ran her hands over my face – and to be honest, it freaked me out.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Topics: ancestors, belonging, childhood, culture, family, grandparents, heritage, identity, migrants, Pālagi, Sāmoa, Samoan, tūpuna

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    Ancestors.

    Ancestors

    by James Brown; illustration by Anna Crichton 

    Ancestors are deceased people who still bother you sometimes. Like crazy Great-Aunt Unice, who didn’t let being dead stop her expressing an opinion. It’s freaky, but ancestors are not zombies or ghosts. Well, they’re sort of ghosts. They might haunt you if you’ve done something bad, just to teach you. But they kind of care too.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Topics: ancestors, family, heritage, humour, identity, poetry, relatives, tūpuna, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    Eruera Maihi Patuone: The Story of a Great Rangatira

    Eruera Maihi Patuone: The Story of a Great Rangatira

    by Fraser Smith 

    Eruera Maihi Patuone lived to be 108 (some say he was 112). Over his long life, he would witness enormous change. Patuone was a boy when Captain Cook first arrived, and he was one of the first rangatira to sign Te Tiriti o Waitangi. As a warrior, he fought with both traditional weapons and muskets. Later in life, he became a peacemaker. Like his cousin Hongi Hika, Patuone was a descendant of Rāhiri, who in turn descended from Kupe.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 8

    Topics: ancestral wisdom, biography, Captain Cook, Eruera Maihi Patuone, Heki Pōkai, heritage, He Whakaputanga, Hokianga, Hongi Hika, land, leadership, Musket Wars, New Zealand Wars, Ngāti Pāoa, Northern War, power, rangatira, rangatiratanga, Te Tiriti, tūpuna, wars, whānau

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    Ngā Pepeha a Ngā Tūpuna.

    Ngā Pepeha a Ngā Tūpuna

    by Ross Calman 

    It can be easy to think we’ve always had written language. But our ability to speak came long before our ability to write. People have been around for almost a million years, yet we’ve only had writing for the last five thousand. Within Māori culture, that time is even less: te reo Māori was first written around two hundred years ago. Before then, spoken language was the main way Māori communicated their knowledge and ideas and passed them on to the next generation.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: ancestral knowledge, belonging, connection, language, maramataka, Matariki, pepeha, place, pūrākau, sayings, te reo Māori, tūpuna, waiata, whakapapa, whakataukī

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    The Bucket Man.

    The Bucket Man

    by Anna Smaill

    The last time it rained was the day I turned ten. I remember because that afternoon, I walked home from school for the last time. A half-hearted shower, over before it really started. Back when I was too young to remember, the government divided up all the land. If you wanted food, you had to grow it yourself. Our plot was steep and dry, so Dad and Mum built terraces.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: English

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: ancestors, ancestral knowledge, climate change, disaster, future, grandparents, inherited traits, tūpuna, weather

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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    Ann Evans: Colonial Nurse.

    Ann Evans: Colonial Nurse

    by Kathryn Mercer

    Ann Evans was never a doctor, although that’s what she was often called. She grew up in England in the 1840s. Most people expected her to become a wife and mother. At the time, very few women had a career.

    Series: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 4

    Reading year level: 7

    Topics: biography, colonialism, Crimean War, feminism, Florence Nightingale, health, history, hospitals, Ngāti Ruanui, nursing, Pai Mārire, settlers, social change, society, Taranaki, Tītikowaru, Waihi Redoubt, wars, Whanganui, women

    In: School Journal Level 4 June 2022

    Publication date: June 2022

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  • Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022.

    Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    PDFs of all the texts in this issue of the Junior Journal are available online as well as teacher support materials (TSM) and audio for the following:

        TSM Audio
    Articles Volunteers
    Kūmara – Behind the Scenes
    Settling In
    Recipe Kūmara Wedges    
    Activity One Jandal  
    Play Water Worries  

    Series: Junior Journal & CHAPTERS

    Publication date: August 2022

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    Volunteers.

    Volunteers

    by Bronwen Wall

    What do you do in your free time? Some people choose to be volunteers – people who like to help others. I talked to some young volunteers to find out why they do it. 

    Series: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Gold

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: change, citizenship, clean-ups, climate change, community, environment, future, helping, Levin, native plants, nursery, recycling, repair cafe, rōpū, taiao, Te Araroa, volunteer, volunteering, whānau, whenua

    In: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: August 2022

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    Kūmara – Behind the Scenes.

    Kūmara – Behind the Scenes

    by Trish Puharich; illustrations by Scott Pearson

    There’s nothing quite like a bowl of tasty kūmara fries or wedges. Yum! But where does that kūmara come from? Some people grow their own kūmara or buy it from a market, but most people in Aotearoa buy their kūmara from a supermarket. Have you ever wondered how the kūmara gets to the supermarket?

    Series: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: community, cooperation, distribution centre, food, kūmara, market garden, packhouse, product, production, shops, society, supermarket, vegetable, worker

    In: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: August 2022

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    Settling In.

    Settling In

    by Abbas Nazari; illustrations by Elspeth Alix Batt 

    Abbas Nazari was only seven years old in 2001 when he and his family became refugees. There was a war in Afghanistan, and the fighting was coming closer and closer to the family’s village. They had to leave their home and find a new place to live. They had to leave their friends, and everything they owned, and set off on a long and very dangerous journey over deserts, mountains, and stormy oceans.

    Series: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: Abbas Nazari, Afghan, Afghanistan, change, community, confidence, culture, customs, danger, difference, escape, ethnicity, family, food, foreign, friendship, home, identity, journey, language, Māngere Resettlement Centre, mother tongue, outsider, refugee, settling in, war

    In: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: August 2022

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    Kūmera Wedges.

    Kūmara Wedges

    A recipe for Kūmara Wedges.

    Series: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Technology

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: activity, cooking, food, instructions, kūmara, recipe, snack, step-by-step, technology, vegetable

    In: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: August 2022

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    One Jandal

    One Jandal

    by Tim Upperton; illustrations by Elsie Andrewes

    I heard a joke the other day – A boy walks up the street with one jandal on, and his friend says, “Hey, you lose a jandal?” “Nah,” the boy says, “I found one.” Well, it was funny at the time, but it also got me thinking about the jandals we find sometimes. Always just one! And it looks good, but it’s not much use without the other jandal.

    Series: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: advice, beach, community, cooperation, family, free verse, helping, jandal, joke, metaphor, poetry, story, storytelling, Tim Upperton, verse, working together

    In: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: August 2022

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    Water Worries.

    Water Worries

    by Feana Tu‘akoi; illustrations by Donovan Bixley

    A meeting room at the council offices. It’s a hot day and the characters are fanning themselves, trying to cool down. 

    Series: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

    Colour wheel level: Purple

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: character, citizenship, climate, community, cooperation, council, dragon, drama, environment, global warming, humour, language, message, mystery, play, problem solving, resources, water

    In: Junior Journal 63, Level 2, 2022

    Publication date: August 2022

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  • School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010.

    School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Special issue: Rēkohu and the Moriori

         
    Articles Moriori: A Story of Survival  
    Surviving Rēkohu  
    Pāua: The Sensitive Snail  
    Glossary of Moriori Words  
    Stories Three Days at Te Awapātiki  
    The Half-crown  

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Moriori: A Story of Survival.

    Moriori: A Story of Survival

    The Moriori are the original people of Rēkohu, who have survived against the odds.

    Imagine being told that who you were was a myth, that your people no longer existed – or even that they never had. This is exactly what happened to Māui Solomon.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 7, 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: ancestors, Chatham Islands, culture, Hirawanu Tapu, Hokotehi Moriori Trust, identity, karapuna, Kopinga, Law of Nunuku, Moriori, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Nunuku-whenua, Polynesian voyagers, rākau momori, Rēkohu, sealers, Tame Horomona Rehe, Te Āwapatiki, Tommy Solomon

    In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Surviving Rēkohu.

    Surviving Rēkohu

    by Susan Paris

    Meet the new generation of hunter-gatherers on Rēkohu...

    Every year, the students from Room Four at Te One School spend a week camping at Plum Tree. No one seems to mind that the school is just down the road – and if they really wanted, they could walk back to their desks in ten minutes. On Rēkohu, nearly any spot is a perfect place to pitch a tent, which is one of the reasons the kids say the Chathams is a great place to live.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 7, 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: ancestors, camping, Chatham Islands, culture, fishing, hunter-gatherers, hunting, identity, karapuna, Moriori, pāua, Rēkohu, sealers, sealing, shellfish, survival, tradition

    In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Pāua: The Sensitive Snail.

    Pāua: The Sensitive Snail

    Pāua are ancient sea snails that haven’t evolved since the time of the dinosaurs. Their blood and respiratory systems are very basic, and they breathe and reproduce through the row of small holes that runs along their shell.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: Science

    Reading year level: 7, 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Chatham Islands, diving, Moriori, pāua, Rēkohu, sea snails, shellfish

    In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Glossary of Moriori Words.

    Glossary of Moriori Words

    A glossary of Moriori words.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: English, Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 7, 8

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Chatham Islands, culture, glossary, heritage, identity, language, Moriori, Polynesian, Rēkohu, vocabulary

    In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Three Days at Te Awapātiki

    Three Days at Te Awapātiki

    by Kiwa Hammond; illustrations by Lawton Lonsdale and Andrew Burdan

    “Then one day a ship arrived carrying a new group of visitors ...”

    Our people called this meeting place Te Awapātiki. It is tchap – sacred to our karapuna.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 7, 8

    Topics: ancestors, Chatham Islands, culture, identity, invasion, karapuna, Law of Nunuku, Meremere, Moriori, Na Pe, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Nunuku-whenua, peacemaking, Rēkohu, sealers, Te Awapātiki, trading, war

    In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    The Half-crown.

    The Half-crown

    by Claudia Murray (Winner of the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2010)

    Times are tough, and a half-crown is a precious find.

    I could see my breath clearly in the cold Canterbury air. The frozen gravel crackled under my worn-out shoes as I walked the road that would lead me to school.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 7, 8

    Topics: 1930s, Elsie Locke Writing Prize, Great Depression, history, swagger

    In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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  • School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010.

    School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Special issue: Rēkohu and the Moriori

         
    Story The Journey  
    Articles A Short History of Rēkohu  
    Where No Boat Could Live  
    Always a Good View  

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: August 2010

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    The Journey.

    The Journey

    as told to Kiwa Hammond by Tumanako Taurima; illustrations by Andrew Burdan

    A faint chance of escape to a new life of freedom...

    It was time to go. Not a word was said by anyone, not even the little ones. They understood why it was so important to be quiet. Their young eyes had seen many terrible things. They had lost parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunties, and uncles – but did not understand why. Iwirori was among the small group of survivors.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Topics: change, Chatham Islands, escape, fiction, history, invasion, Iwirori, Karauria Te Iwirori, Kiwa Hammond, migration, Moriori, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Rēkohu, waka, waka kōrari, waka pahi

    In: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    A Short History of Rēkohu.

    A Short History of Rēkohu

    Traditional stories told by the Moriori say that the descendants of Rongomaiwhenua (peace on the land) and Rongomaitere (peace on the sea) are already living on Rēkohu when Kahu, the Polynesian explorer, arrives by canoe. Kahu travels around the island before returning to Hawaiki.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Aotearoa New Zealand histories, Archibald Shand, Chatham Island robin, Chatham Islands, dendroglyphs, disease, geography, history, HMS Chatham, Hokotehi Moriori Trust, introduction, island, Kahu, Kopinga Marae, Law of Nunuku, map, migration, Moriori, Native Land Court, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Nunuku-whenua, Rauru, Rēkohu, School Journal, sealers, sealing, slavery, Tamakaroro, Tame Horomona Rehe, Te One School, Tommy Solomon, whalers, whaling, Wheteina, William Broughton

    In: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Where No Boat Could Live.

    Where No Boat Could Live

    by Roger Fyfe

    How do you catch fish in rough sea without the fear of sinking?

    It’s easy to miss the Chatham Islands on a map – tiny specks of land, lost in the vast Pacific Ocean. It’s an unpredictable corner of the world, known for its strong winds and frequent storms. In fact, the weather can be so wild, sailors call this part of the Pacific the “roaring forties”.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences, Technology

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: adaptation, Aotearoa New Zealand histories, Chatham Islands, design, fishing, geography, history, hunting and gathering, innovation, island, map, migration, Moriori, Rēkohu, technology, waka, waka kōrari, waka pahi, wash-through waka

    In: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Always a Good View.

    Always a Good View

    Meet Brooke, a Chatham Islander who lives in the tiny fishing settlement of Kāingaroa.

    Brooke Whaitiri has lived nowhere else but Rēkohu. Her mother's karapuna are Moriori, and her father's tipuna are Ngāi Tahu and Rakiura Māori. Brooke talked with the School Journal about her life in the small fishing settlement of Kāingaroa, in the north-east corner of the island.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 5, 6

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: beach, belonging, Chatham Islands, family, fishing, friendship, home, homesickness, island, isolation, Kāingaroa, Moriori, place, Rēkohu, school, whānau

    In: School Journal Part 3, Number 3, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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  • School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010.

    School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Special issue: Rēkohu and the Moriori

         
    Articles Introduction: Rēkohu and the Moriori  
    Who Are the Moriori?  
    Kopinga, a Place of Peace  
    Glossary of Moriori Words  
    Rēkohu Timeline  
    Special Places  
    Play Fast Food  

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Introduction: Rēkohu and the Moriori.

    Introduction: Rēkohu and the Moriori

    Rēkohu is the Moriori name for the island group known as the Chatham Islands. It is also the Moriori name for the main island in the group. Rēkohu is part of New Zealand. The name Rēkohu means “misty skies” or “the sun as seen through the mist”. The people of the land, or tchakat henu of Rēkohu are the Moriori.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: Chatham Islands, geography, history, introduction, island, map, Moriori, Rēkohu

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Who Are the Moriori?

    Who Are the Moriori?

    Like the Māori of mainland New Zealand, the Moriori are Polynesian. Moriori people trace their ancestry to the first waka that travelled from Hawaiki. In the 2006 New Zealand census, 945 people indicated that they were of Moriori descent. Over many centuries, Moriori have developed their own culture and language, which still continues today.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: ancestry, Aotearoa New Zealand histories, change, Chatham Islands, culture, explorers, family, geography, heritage, Hinemata Solomon, history, Kopinga, language, marae, Māui Solomon, Moriori, Polynesia, racism, Rēkohu, Tame Horomona Rehe, Tommy Solomon, truth, whānau

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Kopinga, a Place of Peace

    Kopinga, a Place of Peace

    based on an interview with Mana Cracknell

    Imagine you are an albatross, soaring high among the clouds above the island of Rēkohu. Far below, a large, white-painted building sprawls on the hillside. Its shape looks somehow familiar ...

    Kopinga Marae belongs to the Moriori people of Rēkohu. It was designed to look like a hopo (albatross) with its wings outstretched on the grass.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: albatross, ancestors, Aotearoa New Zealand histories, change, Chatham Islands, culture, feather, heritage, history, hopo, island, karaka, kopi, Kopinga Marae, Law of Nunuku, legacy, Moriori, Nunuku, peace, Rēkohu, symbol, taonga, tree, vow, white feather

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Glossary of Moriori Words.

    Glossary of Moriori Words

    A glossary of Moriori words.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: change, Chatham Islands, culture, glossary, heritage, identity, language, Moriori, Rēkohu, te reo Māori, vocabulary, words

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Rēkohu Timeline.

    Rēkohu Timeline

    The Rēkohu timeline.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: ancestry, Aotearoa New Zealand histories, change, Chatham Islands, culture, explorers, heritage, history, Moriori, Polynesia, Rēkohu, timeline

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Special Places.

    Special Places

    by children from Kāingaroa School, Rēkohu.

    Kāingaroa is a tiny fishing village on the north-east coast of Rēkohu. Most of the children at Kāingaroa School have karapuna who are Moriori. Here, some of them write about their favourite places on the island.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: beach, belonging, carving, Chatham Islands, environment, favourite places, fishing, forest, heritage, home, identity, Kāingaroa School, karapuna, Moriori, places, Rēkohu

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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    Fast Food.

    Fast Food

    A play by Hera Black Taute.

    Scene: A beach on the island of Rēkohu. Te Ua is visiting from Christchurch. His cousins, Hineroa, Niwhai, Jade, and Ani, live on Rēkohu.

    Revised edition: August 2022

    Series: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Learning area: The Arts, Social Sciences

    Reading year level: 4

    Category: Fiction

    Topics: beach, characters, Chatham Islands, comedy, drama, fast food, food, humour, pāua, play, Rēkohu, weka

    In: School Journal Part 2, Number 2, 2010

    Publication date: August 2010

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  • CHAPTERS – Super Spies.

    CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    by Renata Hopkins; illustrated by Andrew Burdan

    Super spies Sophie and Manu are looking for clues. Who (or what) is making the weird noises in the forest? And who do those strange footprints belong to? Find out if the cousins can solve the mystery.

    See below for teacher support material (TSM) for Super Spies as well as audio of the complete book. For audio of the individual chapters, see “Look Inside this issue”.

    CHAPTERS – Super Spies audio (MP3, 60 MB)

    Teacher support material (TSM):

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    Series: Junior Journal & CHAPTERS

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter One: Hide and Seek.

    Chapter One: Hide and Seek

    Manu is staying at his cousin’s farm for the school holidays. While playing hide and seek in the bush, Manu and Sophie are startled by some strange noises.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter Two: Strange Noises.

    Chapter Two: Strange Noises

    Sophie realises that the noises came from the walkie-talkie in her backpack. When her mother calls and tells the cousins to come home for lunch, Sophie asks if she called earlier. Her mother says she didn’t – they must have heard someone else talking on another radio.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter Three: Who’s Talking?

    Chapter Three: Who’s Talking?

    Sophie explains that the walkie-talkies only have a small range, so the voices must have come from someone nearby. When they hear the voices again, the cousins decide that they will be super spies and find out who was talking.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter Four: Spy Kits.

    Chapter Four: Spy Kits

    Back at the house, the cousins put together a spy kit. Then they set out with Possum the sheepdog to try to solve the mystery.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter Five: On the Trail.

    Chapter Five: On the Trail

    After searching unsuccessfully for an hour, the cousins become dispirited. Things then take a dramatic turn when Possum senses something in the bushes nearby.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter Six: Tracks.

    Chapter Six: Tracks

    With new friends, Jose and Rosa, the cousins start to follow some unusual footprints. When they hear more weird noises, Possum runs off towards the sounds and the children follow in hot pursuit.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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    Chapter Seven: WHEEEG!

    Chapter Seven: WHEEEG!

    The children chase Possum and find her crouched in front of a thick patch of gorse. In this final action-packed chapter, they discover the source of the weird noises and solve the mystery.

    Series: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Learning area: English

    Reading year level: 3

    In: CHAPTERS – Super Spies

    Publication date: September 2022

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  • Let's Race cover image

    Let's Race

    written by Dr Sarah Kenworthy

    Use magnets to make a racing game. 

    Series: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Related titles: Listed in TSM

    Topics: activity, discovery, experiment, games, magnetism, magnets, metal, race cars, racing, science, technology

    In: Junior Journal 61, Level 2, 2020

    Publication date: October 2020

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  • Haasts eagle.

    Haast’s Eagle

    by David Chadwick

    JJ51 TSM

    Series: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Learning area: English, Science

    Curriculum level: 2

    Reading year level: 3

    Category: Non-fiction

    Topics: archaeology, environment, extinction, Haast’s eagle, hōkioi, moa, myths

    In: Junior Journal 51, Level 2, 2015

    Publication date: January 2015

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