Monday, September 18, 2017

Year 7/8 Ski Camp

In Week 4 the Year 7 and 8's went on an amazing ski camp to Mount Ruapehu. We visited Otorohanga to see the Kiwiana walkway on the way down. It was a long trip taking around 9 hours!
We stayed at The Crossings Backpackers in National Park and spent 2 days in perfect conditions skiing down Happy Valley. Some of us even got so good we were allowed to go up to the next level which was steeper, harder and way more exhilarating. We also visited the Waiuru Army Museum, which has awesome exhibitions with actual military equipment and weapons, hilarious staff and we participated in a fun activity where we were given a 'Rat Pack' to cook. Pretty delicious kai for packaged food!
We had such a cool time and enjoyed every minute! Back to the real world now.

Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu

Aroha mai to all our Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu classes. We are in the process of making ads and short movies so have not been on our blogs recently. Watch this space though, there will be some cool stuff to look at in the near future, and we are looking forward to checking out what you have all been up to next week.

Jack and Josh Goodhue came to Visit

Today we were fortunate enough to have Jack and Josh Goodhue, two former students of Kawakawa Primary and now professional rugby players, come to visit us at school. They talked about the importance of trying hard in everything at school, even if you are not the best at it, of being resilient and learning from mistakes and to work hard to become what ever you want in life. Such inspiring words from very humble men. Thank you for taking the time to come back.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hinepau Show

On Tuesday we were fortunate to have the Hinepau production come to school. It was a show about the Maori legend, Hinepau, which highlighted the importance  of looking after Papatuanuku and celebrating differences. The show was entirely in Te Reo which was a first for many of us, but we got the concept of the story from the amazing actors, captivating waiata, and stunning costumes and props. Very cool show!

Cross Country

Today we had our annual school cross country. We all had a blast! Lots of mud, mud fights and heaps of laughs. Perfect day! We even got to travel there and back on the train!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tuna Zentangle

We have finally finished our tuna zentangle art and are pretty proud of how they look. We did this for art as part of our tuna study last term but our manu taratahi took so long to make that we ran out of time to finish the zentangle.

First, we learnt what zentangle is. It is a type of doodling that was designed to help relax and calm the mind. We then drew a basic outline of a tuna on white paper. Next, we added our zentangle designs with pencil and when we were happy with them we went over them with black vivid. Finally, we cut out the tuna, glued it onto tin foil, cut that out and pasted it onto coloured paper. We hope you enjoy our work!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuhi Mai, Tuhi Atu

This term Room 5 have joined the Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu blogging program and we have been connected with Room 8 at Glenbrae Primary School, Room 21 at Owairaka Primary School and Mamaku 3 at Grey Main Primary School. We have begun our blogging journey but are still learning how to make quality blog posts and blog comments. We are looking forward to seeing what these 3 classes are learning about and how they share this through their blogs. Here is an introduction to most of the students from Room 5 (we are missing a few who have been away). We hope you enjoy reading about who we are. Happy Blogging!