Monday, March 24, 2014

Class 17's Counting and Karakia

Class 17 (Year 2 students) have been working VERY hard at practicing their Te Reo.  Here they are reciting the school karakia AND counting up to 20.  Ms Eadie (their lovely teacher) has been capturing their efforts - Ka pai Class 17 and kia ora for sharing Ms Eadie. 

Counting to 20 I'm Maori from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ti rakau - Yr 5 & 6 Campers

This week our Year 5 and 6 students have their annual camp here at school.  Our school field looks like tent city and students spend 3 fun packed days doing various activities such as Kyaking, Top town, games and sports, blogging, item practice and cooking.

The boys groups got to make their own corn fritters and s'mores (melted marshmallows sandwiched between two biscuits) using a bbq.  One of the follow up activities after they had dried all their dishes and cleaned up was Ti Rakau.

A competition between group members emerged.  The winners that came up with the best combinations moved into the 'battle' round between groups.  I wonder who will win?  I'm pretty sure Ms Takarei and Mr Sommerville will take out the competition as the 'Ti Rakau' experts.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Classroom Mihimihi

This mihimihi you can use to start your morning in class.  It acknowledges

whoever starts the karakia, your teacher and your classmates.  So, say

the persons name instead of 'Rihari' in the recording, and say your

teachers name instead of Mrs Nua.  Have fun practising and remember to learn the english translation



Whaea Saf's Taonga

Whaea Saf visits all Junior and Middle school classes throughout the week.  During her class visits she selects students to give out taonga that she has made with Aroha.  Students may be awarded for their manaakitanga, excellence in pronunciation, for doing their best, awesome singing and a whole lot more.  Check out these awesome students from Class 13 who have learned the school karakia and can recite it without looking at the kupu (words) - Ka pai koutou and ka pai whaea Saf x
From left to right: Job, Adrienne, Kerstein, Samoa, and Latu.