On Wednesday a guy named James came into our class. He came in and taught us about what happens to our waste. He also taught us why we should take more care when we throw stuff away. He came in as a part of our goal to become more on Wednesday a guy named James came into our class. He taught us about a harmful gas that can burn through plastic that’s made when food waste and water mix.l I learnt that there used to be a bin where you could put soft plastic (e.g. chippie packets).
He was a good teacher and his raps were good too. He taught us lots of new knowledge and showed us how much of our rubbish didn’t belong there. It was good to learn this before the upcoming trips to learn more about waste. He taught us about what can not go into rubbish and recycling. He also showed us that the ants came swarming for the food.
By Oli, Jack and Jamie
Welcome to term 3. This term in Tamariki Potiki our focus is on God’ creation and us. We are looking at the nature that God has blessed us with, being respectful and responsible for it. We will continue to work on being aware of our feelings and how to handle them. During the lock-down and end of term 2, our children gave feedback on their learning interest. And, learning about Science was an overwhelming student voice that came through. So this term we are looking at the stars for Matariki and exploring space and concepts of science. Here, is a glimpse of Week 1 at Potiki. Enjoy!!
We are part of the Wellington Catholic Schools Kāhui Ako – 13 catholic primary and secondary school working together to lift achievement and wellbeing for our learners in Wellington.
Some of our children took an opportunity to create an entry for a logo design competition being run by our Wellington catholic Schools Kahui Ako.
Take a look at the video about their logo design entries.
Congratulations to Cooper for his winning entry below – as chosen by the Kāhui Ako Judges. Cooper will work with the Secondary School winner to create the final logo design. Ella Loftus of St Catherine’s College won the secondary competition. Her design follows Cooper’s, below.
This term we have been learning how to ask other people how they are for example: if I asked Emily: “Kei te pēhea koe Emily?” Emily would respond “Kei te koa ahau.” That means how are you Emily? Then Emily would reply to me I am happy. We have been using Puppet Pals to practice our te reo in buddies. One of our favourite parts of te reo this term was playing musical chairs. Māori is a great language to learn because it is one of our official languages.
By Emily and Freya
Here is a small glimpse of Tamariki Potiki’s Magic Monday where we undertake an experiment every week. Tamariki look at the materials and wonder what would happen when these materials are put together. They are learning to hypothesize the outcome of the experiment and check if their Wonderings/Hypothesis were true. Check out our video here.
Our St. Teresa’s Jumping Day is coming up on the 1st of July! The children have been focussing on jumping skills this term in P.E. and are eager to show them off. Jumping will start from 9.15 am. Cross country races around the school will be starting at 12. You are welcome to come and watch our jumping and running skills on this day!
During Samoan Language Week, Tamariki Potiki learned about many different legends from Samoa, and about coconuts. The children were really interested in the coconuts, so the teachers found a Samoan legend called Sina and the Eel, which had a little coconut shoot that grew into a beautiful tree.