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.
Take a look at this beautiful mural that they made together – and listen to them sharing how they made it. Tamariki Potiki’s Eel.
Tamariki Potiki are learning about the Sequence of a story. We read the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff and the tamariki split the story into it’s Beginning, Middle and End. Here, the tamariki worked collaboratively to enact the different parts of the story. They made a picture-plan of the story, and then they presented it in the sequential order to the rest of the class.
Here is the link of the uploaded Video of Tamariki Potiki
In Tamariki Teina we wrote newspapers about Gangsta Granny, when she stole from the local jewellery shop. We made up our own town name and street names. We made maps to show where she went. We had lots of fun. Some of us published our newspapers on the ‘life cards’ app.
By Vesper and Petra
Tamariki Teina held a Pentecost Liturgy in Class this week. Our Catholic Character Leaders created this movie to share with you.
Last week (2 June – 6 June) was Samoan Language Week in Level 2. This stopped us gathering together as a School. However different classes learnt some Samoan Language, songs and legends. We fostered new ideas and discovered new questions like, “How did the coconut tree came to Samoa”? Watch this video to test your knowledge on counting to 10!
Check out this very cool educational movie for Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa – Sāmoa Language Week 2020. Fa’afetai tele lava!
At technology we are split into three different groups, one group does woodwork, another group does cooking, and the last group does sewing.
During level 2 Year 7 and 8 students are the only group in the school that are allowed to leave the school grounds. We are hoping that the rules will change soon, so all the students can have day outs and we can get back to normal activities e.g. ball sports, cross country and year eight lunches. Here is a collection of pictures of Tamariki Tuakana from the first weeks back.
Kate, Year 8
Please enjoy this short video.
In Tamariki Teina we are learning to participate and contribute, show compassion, and connect with our peers. We looked at the good things that came from lockdown like spending time with our families and bike rides. We put our ideas together and created murals on the court.
We also worked in groups to create a protection mechanism for an egg. We had to listen and respect others’ ideas during this time. We took our creations outside and dropped them from a height. It was one of my favourite parts of the week!
Thank you for watching Teina’s newsletter: https://youtu.be/MFqexfZBcb8
By Oskar and Edie.
One of last year’s Year 8 students created these wonderful illustrations below – that were used in the latest issue of Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists
Well done, Emma!