Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week 6 school assembly

Well done Honekai for earning a certificate for his writing. Keep up the good mahi.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

We are learning a survival stoke

We simulated a river current, to experience what a current feels likes, how quickly the water can carry you away, and how difficult it is to swim against the current. We learnt a survival swim stroke to help us swim when we are tired in the water. A valuable skill, thank you Whaea Nikki @ Top Energy Swim Safe for the lesson.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

How do you see yourself?

We are learning to see ourselves as rangatira (a leader). Our inspiration comes from our mini-study of the people who shaped our great nation Aotearoa at Waitangi in 1840. What might they think of present-day Aotearoa 2018? We will never know. We focussed on, what is a leader and what are their characteristics? We then compared their qualities against ours. We noticed many similarities and differences between us.  Using pencil and paper, we drew our self-portrait from the inside, out. 

So far we have drafted ideas on paper using Maori designs. 
Here is Awatea with her impression. Her art looks like it is coming to life.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Future All Blacks

How good is this photo? The boys played in a Sevens Rugby tournament in the weekend. They played 6 or 7 games. What an amazing effort. All the best for the season Xavier, Ngapua, Kody, Quin, Shakeal, Honekai.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tuhi Mai, Tuhi Atu

He mihi tenei to our Tuhi Mai, Tuhi Atu whanau. We are excited to connect and collaborate with Room 7 at Saint Patrick's school and also with you Ruma J at Lake Brunner school. We are thrilled to read your blogs and hear what you are learning about. Also to write quality comments on your blogs, we hope you will find those helpful and interesting. We look forward blogging with you.