Thursday, December 8, 2016

Last day of TaeKwon-Do.

Mikayla and Katrina are practising their kicking skills.

Faith and Tala'ofa are practising their punching skills.

Katrina is showing Uirangi how to get away from someone who grabs you on the hand.

Breaking the board!!

Tala'ofa breaks the board with one kick.

Mikayla breaks the board, too.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


To encourage students to respect themselves, by protecting themselves in the sun and use simple guidelines and practices that promote sun-smart at schools, and local environments. (eg. beach, park, playground)
 I look lovely with my sun glasses on. I wear it to protect my eyes from my sun. - Lesley
 Wuatai is wearing his hat to protect his face from the sun. The brim of my hat helps to cover my face.
 Look at this sunscreen. We are going to put it on before we go outside for a play.
 Daz is ready to go and play.

 We love being sun smart.

Photo frame.

We are learning to put a frame around our photo using our own pattern.
 Hi, I am Kayia.
 Malo e lelei. I am Bailey.
 Malo e lelei. My name is Latu.
 Kia Ora. My name is Katrina.
 Malo e lelei. My name is Tala'ofa.
 Kia Ora. My name is Lytral
 Talofa Lava. My name is Kodi
 Malo e lelei. My name is Lini.
 Fakalofa lahi atu. My name is Faith
 Bula Vinaka. My name is Tomasi.
 Kia Orana. My name is Uirangi.
 Fakalofa Lahi Atu. My name is Lesley
 Malo e lelei. My name is Andronicus
 Hi there. My name is Mikayla.
Kia Ora. My name is Breanne.

At Te Tuhi - Building our Dream Houses

 We built our dream houses with shapes. It was really fun and we loved it. - Tala'ofa
 Look at us, we were so engaged. - Lytral
 This is my dream house and look at how I built it. I used lots of triangles and squares.  - Andronicus
 Look at my dream house. It looks like a rocket. - Breanne
 My dream house looks like a playhouse. - Tomasi

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Intensive Oral Language - Native Bush

We made kowhai trees with play dough. We talked about their colours, named all parts - such as leaves, trunk, flowers, branches -  Ms Michelle, our student teacher helped us with our work.

We made a kauri tree too. We have learned that kauri tree is the biggest tree in the forest. We saw a kauri tree at Arataki Forest. It was big and old. We think it was 600 years old. 

We used pipe cleaners to make our own native plants. We were able to make a nikau tree because it was easy. It was fun making native trees with things like pipe cleaners because we have to be really creative. 

Look at my kauri tree!

This is my kowhai tree. It has yellow flowers and green leaves.