Monday, 29 May 2017

Samoan Language Week

This week Homai is celebrating Samoan Language week with our students and community. There will be a special singing assembly on Thursday afternoon and a special Samoan display in the hall on Friday.

All of our tamariki are taking on the week by learning the Samoan language and Culture.

Here are some helpful links for whanau at home so you know what we will be learning:

Samoa Alphabet

Learning Intention:
WALHT use helpful words
WALHT say the alphabet
WALHT use everyday phrases (Talanoa)

Samoa stories

If there are any family members that would like to come in and share their Samoan culture, we would love to have you. Just let us know :)

Friday, 19 May 2017

Ra whakawhanaungatanga ki Manurewa Marae.

RECOUNT: What a great writing experience for Te Moana nui a Kiwa. Last week we were invited by Weymouth School (Te Manu Tukutuku) to attend the Ra Whakawhanaungatanga at Manurewa Marae. This day meant a range of bilingual units met at Manurewa and showcased their Kapa Haka talents. This is a first for Homai and we would like to thank Weymouth for reaching out the invitation to Te Moana nui a Kiwa. Here are some awesome writing from our students about the day.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Week 2 Learning

Week 2 has been a busy week for Homai. Thanks to the whānau that attended the Guardianship conferences on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. It was a great opportunity to set goal for the year.
Here are a few pics of what we got up to last week in class. Maths, Writing experiences making coconut balls, Ra Whakawhanaungatanga at Manurewa Marae and learning of the Tale of Manurewa.

Thursday, 4 May 2017


This week Counties Manukau stopped in to coach our tamariki to play the game Ki-O-rahi. They will be with us up until Week 5 every Wednesday to teach us skills, rules and fun ways to play the games.

For those of you at home, here are some videos of how the game goes.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Whānau voice

Kia ora,
hope your holidays are going well.
This is an invite to all our whānau of Room 4. Let us know what you would like to see in our class blogs. Comment below your ideas and Room 4 will do our best to make this happen. This page is for all of us to share the learning at school, and at home.

Keep safe and we will see you in Term 2.

Mauri ora,
Whaea Case

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Working with Mrs Siakisini

We have a small group of learners who are working with Mrs Siakisini each morning for one hour for some intense 1 on 1 learning.
One of our students have been working very hard in his writing and is learning to say his sentence, write his sentence and write the sounds of words he doesn't know.
This has been a great way to support our students in their learning. Our SST (Support Staff Teachers) are a valuable resource in our kura.
Our tamariki love having Mrs Siakisini in class. Thank you for all the amazing mahi you do

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Te Moana nui a Kiwa Timetable

Here you go whānau,
Te Moana nui a Kiwa have a new timetable for Room 4 & 5. 
We will be part of a new journey for our students. Learning as Māori. 

We have some awesome topics chosen by our very own students.
Nga uri o Tangaroa (the children of Tangaroa)
Te Parahanga o Tangaroa (The sea and pollution).
Thursdays are our Artsy days.
Room 5 will be doing Maori Kai cupboard and Room 4 will be doing Poi'Yonce.
Come and join us.

Ma pango, ma whero ka oti ai te mahi