With the focus of the year being ‘he waka eke noa’ (We’re all in this together) Teina has been looking at the school values of Aroha and Tika. Together we have been exploring the different ways we can show aroha and tika around school. In groups we created the perfect recipe which we strongly believe would make the best class!
In Potiki we have been working on being kind and sharing and working collaboratively with others. We have made jelly, wrote together in groups, made bead necklaces, and helped others make origami cups. During learning through play we have learnt about magnets and discovered what they can do. We have been painting waves for our waka and making collage crosses for Lent.
This week in Potiki we have completed our waka and talked about how we need to all paddle in the same direction for us to succeed.
Here is a video of the display in Tuakana that reflects our cultures
Last Friday our Catholic Character team including Julia Toma, Kirdan Tofilau, Mikayla Bishop, Kace Fata Tolai, Alex Single, Roma Fa’amausili-Mckenzie and Libby Duncan went to St Thomas More Church to learn more about what a leader is and how we can show leadership in our school as well as learning how to perform a liturgy.
To understand what leadership meant we looked into leaders like Pope Francis, Cardinal John Dew, and members of the clergy by researching and identifying what makes them good leaders.
The catholic character team then went on to split into four different groups. Prayers of the faithful, liturgical dancing, proclaiming the word and dramatizing the gospel (specifically the last supper).
Overall we learned many things about how to be a leader and what sort of attitude we should have towards organising things like liturgies and events for our school!
In Tamariki Tuakana we have been learning about each other and setting up class expectations for the year ahead. This video shows some of what we have been doing.