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.
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.
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