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2011 willowbank nz a thon yr 5 & 6


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2011 willowbank nz a thon yr 5 & 6

  1. 1. NZ-a-Thon<br />Years 5 and 6<br />
  2. 2. Week 1<br />Our Place<br />
  3. 3. 1. Yes please, take me on a gondola ride in 3 different places. Where would I be? <br />
  4. 4. 2. Real? Tell me more.<br />
  5. 5. 3.Where in the world….<br />Where would you find the <br />first or old Zealand?<br />
  6. 6. 4. The Volcanic Lake<br />I was made after a large volcanic eruption. Now I’m full of water. <br />When did this happen?<br />Where did this happen?<br />What is my name now?<br />
  7. 7. 5.We once used British currency. Tell me more.<br />
  8. 8. 6. One of our cities was ranked in the top ten as one of the best places to live in the world. Which city was it? <br />
  9. 9. 7. I’ve had my name changed. What are my two names?<br />
  10. 10. 8. Spell the name of the piece of water between our bottom 2 islands.<br />
  11. 11. 9.The Maori name for my city is….<br />
  12. 12. 10.Chosen to be the first capital city of NZ. Where and why?<br />
  13. 13. 11. I want to visit the sports adventure capital of the world. Where should I go?<br />
  14. 14. 12.<br />I heard someone talk about our Pacific rim of fire. I’m not sure what they meant. Please explain.<br />
  15. 15. 13.<br />Almost one third of New Zealand’s land is protected. I wonder what that means?<br />
  16. 16. 14. Our website<br />Why do we have that old house in the top corner?<br />What does PTA and BOT mean? Why do we need them?<br />What is our Vision?<br />We are the only Willowbank in <br /> New Zealand aren’t we?<br />
  17. 17. 15. What do we mean?<br />WhenuaTaongaWaiataNaumaiMaungaWhangaAwhina Manawa<br />
  18. 18. Week 2<br />Citizenship<br />
  19. 19. 16.He is afamous New Zealand movie director. He knows Gollum. What is his name?<br />
  20. 20. 17. Interview someone who has recently moved to New Zealand. Find out why they chose New Zealand to be theirnew home.<br />
  21. 21. 18. World famous motorcycle man. Who was he and where     would you find his famous bike?<br />
  22. 22. 19. NZ wins Olympic gold. Give 4 examples.<br />What are we <br />good at?<br />
  23. 23. 20. World War ll<br />A famous white mouse with no tail or whiskers! Who am I and what did I do?<br />
  24. 24. 21.Hone Heke. <br />Who are you?<br />What did you do?<br />Where is the site that commemorates your actions? <br />
  25. 25. 22. He won the Billy Taward.<br />What is the<br />Billy T Award?<br />
  26. 26. 23.I am named after my famous inventor . Whowas that?<br />
  27. 27. 24. Why Me?<br />Famous person on our $100 note.<br />
  28. 28. 25.<br />“May our mountains ever be Freedom's ramparts on the sea”<br />A quote from…..meaning….<br />
  29. 29. 26.New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the vote, when and why did this happen?Who was the most famous New Zealand suffragette? <br />
  30. 30. 27. Fantastic here comesanother holiday!<br />Find out about our national holidays. <br />How many are there? <br />When do they usually fall? <br />Do we always get a holiday?<br />
  31. 31. 28. When can I ……?<br />Vote in the general elections?<br />Get my full driver’s licence?<br />Leave school?<br />Join the police?<br />
  32. 32. 29.<br />What do you have to do to become a New Zealand citizen?<br />
  33. 33. Research a famous New Zealander.<br /> Make a poster with your findings. <br />
  34. 34. Week 3<br />That’s Unusual!<br />
  35. 35. Research...<br />Dark days for New Zealand. <br />Choose one and write a paragraph explaining what happened.<br />
  36. 36. 30. Translation please<br />“I’m a bit skint.”<br />“Shake a leg.”<br />“No need to throw a wobbly.”<br />“Haven’t seen you for yonks.”<br />“They live in the wop wops.”<br />
  37. 37. 31. What’s the next line?“If it weren’t for your gumboots where would you be? …”<br />
  38. 38. 32.<br />Auckland is known as the City of Sails.  What statistic backs this up ?<br />
  39. 39. 33. <br />New Zealand is the first country in the world to see each new day. In what NZ city does this happen?<br />
  40. 40. 34.<br />New Zealand is <br /> home to many <br /> wonderful authors,<br /> but what is our best selling NZ book? <br />
  41. 41. 35.<br />NZ is said to have the longest place name consisting of 85 letters. Where is this place? Write it down accurately in your NZ-a-thon passport.<br />
  42. 42. 36.<br />Number 8 wire is often used for fences on New Zealand farms. What else does it represent?<br />
  43. 43. 37.<br />“New Zealand is not a small country but a large village”<br />A famous quote by…..<br />It means……..<br />
  44. 44. 38.<br />What is our only native mammal?<br />
  45. 45. 39.<br />Find out what <br /> New Zealand’s 5 most<br /> popular sports are.<br />
  46. 46. 40.<br />Why do I have a reputation as the naughtiest parrot in the world? <br />
  47. 47. 41.<br />Our international dialling code is….<br />What would I have to call if I was in Adelaide and I wanted to call Willowbank School.<br />
  48. 48. 42. Who lived here?<br />
  49. 49. Research-Government<br />I’ve just moved to your country. Please explain your system of government to me.<br />
  50. 50. Research-I’m moving from the United States to New Zealand. I’d like to bring my dog. <br />Is that allowed?<br />What is quarantine? <br />Why do you have it?<br />What costs would I incur?<br />
  51. 51. Research<br />Name 5 key New Zealand industries.<br />Choose 1 to research further.<br />You can choose how to present this information to your class.<br />
  52. 52. Activities (each activity is worth 5 stamps)<br />Make your awhinaanimal and share 5 interesting facts about it.<br />Learn and perform a waiata or haka<br />Complete an orienteering activity at lunch time (1 or more)<br />Visit the library and complete a library activity (1 or more)<br />Make a model of Willowbank School<br />Where in New Zealand is George? – see separate PDF <br />