Sunday, August 24, 2014

Te kupu o te wiki - Week 6

TKOTW nau mai welcome from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

We have two partnerships who are sharing their Te kupu o te wiki snippets this week.  The first snippet was created by Ana & Angels and the second by Chastyti and Jorelle.  Ka pai koutou!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Te kupu o te wiki - Week 5

TKOTW - pahi bus from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

This weeks Te kupu o te wiki was created by Viliami and Javan.  The animator was Javan and Viliami helped with the voice over.  Kai pai kōrua.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Māori Rotation for Classes 6, 7 & 8

Every Friday afternoon classes 6, 7 and 8 get a special treat of Māori activities.  The 3 classes are split into 4 groups and get to spend 4 weeks learning something new.  Whaea Saf and Whaea Roz teach raranga (weaving), Mrs Jacobson is teaching tamariki tī rakau and tititorea (stick games), Mr Sommerville is teaching Ki-o-rahi (a Māori kemu/game) and Ms Tito does Māori art/mahi toi with the students - they are currently making 'taonga' from modelling clay.

We certainly have fun on Friday afternoons... Do you?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Class 15 and their Kahurangi Dance Group experience!

We enjoyed watching the Kahurangi dance group this Rāhina. They told us how to make a poi and their Māori skirts. Taiaha are the war sticks and tititorea are the mā and whero sticks they danced with. Some of the hine liked the handsome warriors. Our favourite parts of the show were the amazing dancing and fantastic waiata.

Poi in Class 11 & Class 19

After lunch yesterday I was walking back to my office and I could hear "E rere tāku poi, e rere tāku poi ki runga..." blasting from Class 11. I popped my head in the door and this is what I saw. Whaea Saf took some photos of the tamariki.  They all looked like they were enjoying themselves and I was very impressed with their poi making skills.  Their kaiako helped them make lovely poi.  Tino pai tō mahi tamariki ō karaihe tekau ma tahi! Your singing and poi twirling was pretty awesome!
Class 19 have been practicing their poi too.  Whaea Saf has been busy around the school teaching every class poi.  Thanks Mrs She for capturing their practice.

Poi from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Te kupu o te wiki - Week 4

TKOTW Tāwhirimātea God of the wind from Team 1 PES on Vimeo.

Jorelle and Maypo recorded their snipped for Te kupu o te wiki in the senior school green screen room..  The animation in the background was created by Howard a couple of years ago for the school karakia.  Thanks Howard and great acting girls!

Monday, August 4, 2014