Friday, 23 June 2017

Matariki Celebrations

COMING UP NEXT WEEK!! GET YOUR TICKETS!!
Week 9 we are celebrating Matariki week. Wednesday we have our Stardome trip. That afternoon staff and some whanau will be decorating the school hall and pre- packing hangi for our Matariki celebrations to be held on Thursday.
You can get your tickets from the school office. All tickets include a Hangi and a drink.
All proceeds go toward the Ahukura Camp for our Year 5 and 6 students on Term 4 so come along and support the cause.



Monday, 12 June 2017

Matariki celebrations

Matariki celebrations are happening in Week 9. A day filled with excitement and ending off with a Matariki ball. Get your tickets at the office. All tickets include hangi and a drink (eg. single = 1 hangi and 1 drink, double ticket = 2 hangi, 2 drinks, tripple = 3 hangi, 3 drinks). If you have extra whanau coming, you can order extra hangi for $7.
See you there :)


Thursday, 8 June 2017


New song on the block for Te Moana nui... Maimoa and their new waiata... WAIRUA 


Ka rāngona ana te wairua 
Ko hiako ka hīnawanawa
E kore rawa e tūwhera 
ki te kore e rāngona

Te tauronarona o roto
ānō nei he waikare i te whatumanawa
E kōrengarenga ana tēnei puna
Kei a koe te tikanga anei rā te waiora

Chorus:
Te wairua, tukuna ki te ao
Te wairua, tukuna kia rere
Te wairua 2x 
He mea whakaawe 

Waiho mā wairua koe e kawe
Ēngari te ngaringari i te kore
Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu
Ehara rawa i te ōkiko, ēngari rā, he hononga
Te tauronarona o roto
ānō nei he waikare i te whatumanawa

E kōrengarenga ana tēnei puna
Kei a koe te tikanga anei rā te waiora

Chorus:
Te wairua, tukuna ki te ao
Te wairua, tukuna kia rere
Te wairua 2x 
He mea whakaawe 
Waiho mā wairua koe e kawe
Winawina tātou 
Na mata i mea
Taupī, Taupā
Katikati mōu rā
Ka puta nei koe nā, hā! 2x

Takahia paki te pitipiti paki
ki te paopao paki te pitipiti paki 
Hei tama, tū tama rā, 2x

Takahia paki te pīti pīti paki
ki te MAIMOA paki te pīti pīti paki 
Hei tama, tū tama rā, (hā) 2x

Chorus:
Te wairua, tukuna ki te ao
Te wairua, tukuna kia rere
Te wairua 2x 
He mea whakaawe 

Waiho mā wairua koe e kawe x3
HWAIRUA...

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

Ki-O-Rahi

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.

Ki-o-rahi