Friday, July 28, 2017

Welcome to our class

Shakeal and Manu joined our classroom yesterday. Welcome and we all look forward to working with you both. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kua reri a tatou mo te timata o te wahanga tuatoru

At our school we have been learning to powhiri new students and staff into our school. The tamariki have been learning about the powhiri process. What happens.When it happens. Why it happens and How it all happens. The tamariki have been learning to stand with pride and confidence to say their mihi and a little about their identity (their mountain, river of life, tribe and whanau). 

We started the first day of Term 3 welcoming new students and staff to our school. Nga mihi mahana ki nga tuakana ko Tahurangi ratou ko Waimirirangi, Tia, Havahna, Mata ki Ulua, Justin for leading our school powhiri. Ka rawe.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ko tenei te ra whakamutunga mo te wahanga tuarua

Today is the last day of school for term 2. I am proud of all we have achieved so far. We have just finished final school assembly and we are holding certificates for excellent attendance and some of us received a certificate for a dance competition. If you look closely you will see a pinky-orange trophy. We won class of the week for showing the school values and being awesome. Have a well deserved break and come back ready to learn more exciting things.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hopu Tuna (eeling) update

video
We had a good week making hinkai (eel nets) and using them to hopu tuna (catch eels). Our class caught four eels in our hinaki. But across the entire school that week many eels were caught, gutted, and cooked in the smoker.

We enjoyed learning about tuna and that they are a very special creature that we need to look after to ensure tuna will be around for a long time. So pastimes such as hopu tuna can continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.

We hope you enjoy our photos. Music credit to Tyler, Awatea, Waekamania, Delina who are singing Hutia Te Rito.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Put your rubbish in the bin

A big shout out to Ebony and Evadupree for caring for our environment. They picked up all of this rubbish along the walk track today.  That is a lot of rubbish!

The long walk to set our hinaki

We walked 5kms in total today to set our hinaki (eels traps) in the water.  We had a little bait, we probably needed 3 times more.  Most of our hinaki's were well constructed so if a tuna (eel) goes inside one it shouldn't escape. It was a glorious day and we were all a little tired after our long walk.
Tomorrow we will  walk back along the same track to pull our hinaki up from the water. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Food For Thought

We are at the supermarket reading the Healthy Nutrition Guidelines (per 100g/ml) on food labels. We are learning to read how much protein, carbohydrate, energy, fat and sodium there is in foods. We now understand a bit more about the food we consume and how they help our bodies. An important word we learnt is 'moderation'. We can eat the foods we love, but in moderation.