Monday, 4 December 2017


On the weekend Whaea Casey went fishing and decided to bring a couple of ika to share with the class. We learnt about Manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. We learnt what it meant to sit as a whanau and share our knowledge and just be present in a conversation. Thanks to Ms K for joining us and slaying our fresh Snapper. Veges were from our school garden. 

Our Veges from the school garden

Rhylee making the most of his ika
Washing the veges
Hanaliyah our cook                                      Kai time together
Our cooks Billie and Hanaliyah                     Don't burn the fish!
Ms K cutting our ika                               Kua kii te puku, ka puta a pito :)
Paua getting our plates ready

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Te Moana nui a Kiwa Whānau day 13th December.

We have a great celebration for our tamariki in Te Moana nui a Kiwa. Rooms 4, 5, 9 and 11 to will be part of this amazing day. We would like to invite the families of our tamariki to participate in a range of run activities. Matua Clayton will also be her working in the pool working with families to learn about water competency kills to prepare us all for the Summer holidays and keeping safe in the water.
Notices were sent out last week, if you need another, please come in and see us.
Nga mihi

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Kina help you??

Check out our tamariki taking in the goodness of Tangaroa. Thanks to Matua Clayton for sharing his kai, we made the most of it. Some of our tamariki love kina while some love watching. Keen eyes watching the skills needed to open the kina and scoop out the row.

If your tamariki came home with purple fingertips, there's a good chance they had some extra lunch on this day.

Thank you Tangaroa!! Thank you Matua Clayton :)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Week4 Athletics Day

We had an awesome day for Athletics as part of our Whare challenge. Well done to all the tamariki who competed and and special high five to Zinzan who celebrated his birthday on this day.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Welcome to TERM 4!!

We are on our last Term for the year and what a busy one it's going to be. We have a lot of important dates coming up so keep checking our blog to keep updates.

Here's a few pics from our first week back at school. As you can see we are straight back into our learning with Literacy, Counties Manukau coming in every Tuesday to teach the skills for Athletics and many more.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

What an amazing week for Week 8.

We had awesome visitors, trips and celebrations for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori which included a visit from the Counties Police and the new 'Pirihimana' car, the Mahi Pai trip and also a fashion show of traditional and contemporary clothing from Te Ao Māori with our very own Homai models.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Week 4 Learning

The TUTU corner

This is an interactive activity we use during our literacy block. This morning we had our Asttle writing assessment so we decided to have some tutu time to challenge our brains in a fun way. Check our some of our activities

Scattegories- Oral laguage activity.
Using simple magnet letters, students use the fidget spinners as a timer. They will choose a topic (in this case fruit or vegetables). To get a point they must choose a letter and name a fruit or veg that begins with that letter. See... fidget spinners do come in handy for learning :)

STEM challenges. Hands on learning and challenges for everyone.

Hapara- Google drives. Each student has been given their own email log in to do their learning which is overseen by the teachers and admin. This allows students to work collaboratively at school and at home on their learning.

Word bingo- say the word, put the word in a sentence before you cover it.