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 :)

video


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.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Week 2 Learning

From taking to classroom outside we explore what Te Mana Ao Turoa really means.

We looked at the resources the environment could provide and how we sustain this.
The impact we have on the environment (taiao) and the environments impact on us.
We also had a lock down practice drill, and decided to make some quick reminder cards to remind us of what to do. Poem writing to put ourselves in a situation of how we would feel, what we would see and hear if it were to happen and look at what survival kits are.

CHECK IT OUT!!





Wednesday, 26 July 2017

WELCOME TO TERM 3..

That's right! We are halfway through the year with more to learn. We hope you all had a wonderful holidays.
Ko te wa kia hoki ano ki nga mahi, kia whakapakari anō i te taha hinengaro, taha whanau, taha wairua, taha tinana hoki.

Week 1 is already upon us, look at what we have been up to.

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER PAGES TO SEE ALL THE LEARNING THAT'S GOING ON :)

Te Tuku i a Whaea Patricia ki tōna kura hou.
Kua timata a Whaea Patricia ki Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Maungarongo. Nō tātou te whiwhi ki te tuku i a ia ki tōna kura hou. Kia pai te haere beb :)





Mahia te mahi. Back to school means back to mahi.

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...

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.