Friday, May 29, 2015

Samoan Language Week

Talova lava! Thanks AJ for getting us organised today with lava lava and lei. We loved Rudolph's and PJ's mihi in Samoan at our Patu assembly today.


Upper Hutt College Year 13 students are coaching us for 5 weeks. Today was our first session.


I wonder whose idea it was to wear onesies today? It sure looked warm and cuddly!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Goodbye Dan

Goodbye Dan. We wish you all the best for the future of your new school.
Lots of love room 6

By Manish

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Treaty of Waitangi

Is the Treaty of Waitangi still relevant today?
Watch three schools' clips on what they think.

Treaty of Waitangi

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


On Tuesday 19 May, seventeen boys ranging from Year 3 to Year 6 went to Parkway Bush in Wainuiomata to cut kanuka or manuka for rakau to use in Taiaha training. Henare Parker, our Taiaha tutor lead us through the tikanga and it was amazing how a stick that would normally be used for playing became a taonga. Henare said to the boys, "Let the stick choose you." The boys had to think a lot about this and it took quite a while to choose the stick that would suit their strength, personality and size. Thanks to Janine Holcroft for filling in at the last minute to come with us. It was a fantastic day and it was so great to see the comradeship among the boys.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Maori String Games

At Te Reo today we started learning how to do the 'two diamond'. Click on the link below to see how it is done then try some different ones.

Maori String Games

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

War Art

Today we had to work in groups doing different types of Art about WW1. The charcoal was rather messy but gave a cool effect.

Mothers Day

Click on this link. It is so funny and so true. Have a lovely mothers' day all our wonderful mums!

Happy Mother's Day