Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new Zealand hero

WALT research & summarise information

Choose a New Zealand hero / heroine. Take your time and choose one that is right for you...

My hero is  Waimarama Taumaunu

Compulsory Tasks 1 - 3

  1. Complete the following characteristics table for your hero:

Waimarama Taumaunu
Place of birth
Waipawa, New Zealand  
Date of birth
18 October 1962  (age 52)
Famous for...
Beginning in the national netball team and beginning  the captain
How I know about this person.
Because I love netball and I see she is the silver ferns  coach
Coaching - Playing netball
Possible Weakness
Centre because she is used to shooting
George Metuarau, and their children Tuakana, Tanara and Tiana
Marare: Whangara-mai-tawhiti (Gisborne)
Why I chose this person.
Because I love netball and she used to be really good netball player.  I wanted to do a old netball player because not many people know her  
Something I would like to know about this person.
How long she played netball for before she retired?

  1. Choose five adjectives which describe your NZ hero. Present them as word art.

  1. Design a poster for a movie about your hero. This can be digital or non-digital. Make it effective and persuasive so people would want to see the movie.

Choose two out of Task 4, Task 5, Task 6 and Task 7
  1. Create a timeline of your hero’s life. You could use TimeToast from the Symbaloo if you want to do it digitally. There is also one other timeline site on the Symbaloo. You can do it non-digitally too - use a ruler!

  1. Write a report about your New Zealand hero. It should include an introduction, paragraphs with important information and a conclusion. It is to go into a book for school children about famous New Zealanders who inspire others.

  1. Draw a pencil sketch of your New Zealand hero. This should be A4 size.

  1. Create a trailer, one minute movie or animation about your hero. You may want to borrow an iPad.

Note: put any work for these learning tasks in your Topic book. If it is digital - your teacher will print a screenshot for you.

Task 2

Task 7:

Task 3: download.jpg
Here is the poster I created for Waimarama Taumaunu

Task 4:  



  1. Great New Zealand hero I really enjoyed reading this AWESOME project of yours :-P

  2. It looks like you did a lot of research on your New Zealand hero.
    That is a very amazing blog post.
    Keep up the awesome work.

  3. Sophia,
    I like the way you have added a lot of detail and made it interesting for the reader. Well Done!!!

  4. You put so much work into your learning task this week. Waimarama is a very accomplished woman.
    Great job!