Friday, 21 March 2014

Letter to MP Paula Bennett - Save our Flag

This week several of our students started writing letters about their thoughts on the flag debate, Caitlin's letter was one that just has to be shared. We are sending it to our local MP on Monday.

429 Great North Rd
Henderson, Waitakere

Mrs. Paula Bennett MP,

I want my amazing country to keep it's flag because we have been loyal to it since 1902.

The trend is for people to think it would be a great thing to change our flag because it is old and a change would be good for us.

My personal opinion on this matter is that change would be okay but I would hate our flag  to change because people in the war died for our flag, you just don't need to fix what isn't broken so just leave it alone!!!

Changing our flag is just a waste of our time and money. You are right to let people vote but none of this would have happened if the flag could be left in peace.

Just because I can't vote doesn't mean that I don't care!!! I really hope that you will still consider my input because I care about this as much as anyone else even though I'm only 10 years old.

Yours sincerely
Caitlin Smith
Room 1
Henderson North Primary


  1. Great letter Caitlin! I also like our flag but I don't like that we often get confused with Australia!
    You have some very good points in your letter. I might get Room 11 to have a think about this topic!

    Hope you get a response.
    Miss Panther

  2. Hi Caitlin! You've inspired me to ask my class how they feel about this issue next week! You have certainly raised some very important issues. My own daughter (also called Caitlin) asked me yesterday whether we are a part of the Commonwealth and that got me thinking about how well do we understand the images on our flag...

    BTW - I am one of the teachers that is meant to be a part of your quad blog team and I have to be honest and say that we are only just beginning to think about our blog next week because we have had camp and our buildings are being worked on... please let your classmates know that we will be in touch VERY soon!

  3. Hi Claire!
    Thanks for your awesome comment. That is such a coincedence that your daughter has the same name as me! I think it is awesome you will talk to your class about the flag change! Thanks for your Comment!
    From Caitlin

  4. Hello, I think that the flag of New Zealand is very precious to all you people from New Zealand. I think that you were right to send a letter to your local MP. How many people are in your class?
    Alexander, MKIS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  5. Hi Mrs Panther!
    I don't like that we get confused with Australia either but I still love my flag. I hope Room 11 finds it an interesting comment.