Friday, December 4, 2015

Room 6's tukutuku panel

Today was a special day to unveil our tukutuku panel designed by Jordyn and Jayd. A huge thank you to Janine and Maree for all your help to get it finished in time!

Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui!
Be strong, be brave, be patient!
Paddle in your waka through life.
Kaokao (zigzag pattern) represents strength and resilience.
Poutama (stairway to heaven) represents reaching your goals.
Persevere to reach success!

The paddle represents our journey in life through the waves of life, sometimes calm and sometimes rough. The Kaokoa pattern, which looks like the waves of the sea, represents the strength to paddle hard and show true resilience. At the top of the paddle is the poutama which represents the success of persevering to reach our goals.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Character Day

Well done to our wonderful Librarian Janine for organising a fun day to dress up as book characters, inspired by displays in the Library of "Alice in Wonderland."

Monday, November 23, 2015

White Ribbon Rolling Haka

The message today by the White Ribbon riders was not to condone violence.
Treat others kindly and with respect.
It was great to join up with Fergusson Intermediate and support the message.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Tukutuku Panels

We have been having a go at designing patterns and learning cross-stitch in preparation for the making of a class tukutuku panel.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Come along this evening and vote for our lovely, cuddly panda. Her name is Panda the Pandora.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Thanks Mr Searle for teaching some of us Ki-o-Rahi and inviting Maoribank School to play us today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Birthday Week

We have had very kind mums bringing birthday food to share. Happy birthday Jordyn and Venita!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Orongomai Marae Visit

At the Marae today we got to hear about the names of some of the tukutuku panels and what they stand for. Now we need to find out more about them ourselves. Thank you to the kaumatua who welcomed  us and to Koka Tangi, Whaea Briony and Henare Parker who took us on to the Marae.

On the 19th of October, Matau and the Patu syndicates from Trentham School had a visit to Orongomai Marae.
The main reason why was to learn about the tukutuku panels.
Because our hall is getting done up, Ms Su’a was wondering what us kids would want it to look like.
There were a whole heap to like, and a story to go with some of the tukutuku panels, like one of my personal favorites was about Roimata.
Roimata’s story was about a bird family and one bird went out to find something to eat while the other one looked after the eggs and meanwhile the one on the eggs was getting worried that the other hadn’t come back.
The Mahi Toi group had to perform our masterpiece in front of the others because they didn’t have a chance to see it last term due to wet weather and because our hall is getting renovated.
The Kohanga Reo did a little performance too - they were so adorable.
After a long wait for our bus to arrive, we finally got to school and were just in time for our Danish Rounders game.

by AJ Vemoa
Room 6

Friday, October 16, 2015

Trentham School Athletics Day

Thanks to Mr Searle for organising such a wonderful Athletics Day and to Janine Holcroft for our awesome Whanau group mascots! Everyone looked superb in their Whanau colours.

Monday, October 12, 2015

What's new at school?

Photographs taken by Connor...

There were a few changes when we returned to school today...

No, the Hall hasn't actually tipped to the side!