The first stage of this Inquiry is to delve into our own cultures. Knowing that your culture is valued at school is really important at Reremoana. This week students in Room 11 were asked to bring in a special item that tells us a little bit about what makes them special. It might be to do with culture, ethnicity, family or traditions.
You can find out a little bit more information about Miss Chalmers' culture over in the "Meet Miss Chalmers" tab.
|My Dad and my grandparents are from Hong Kong. I am part of Hong Kong. On Chinese New Year we get to go to the Lantern Festival dressed up in special Chinese dresses. There are fireworks on the starry night. At home me and my family speak Cantonese.|
|I am British, Scottish, New Zealand, South African and Irish. I have got money from South Africa to share with the class.|
|My culture is Chinese. I brought a photo and a few books. The photo is very special to me because it shows me in a special Chinese dress.|
I am a CODA - Child Of Deaf Adults. New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is very special to me because without it, I wouldn't be able to speak to my parents. I am holding a DVD about NZSL. One chapter is the story "The very Hungry Caterpillar" in NZSL!