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.
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!
The fabulous piece below, written by one of our Year 8 students last year, was recently published in Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists
Well done, Eva!
From Monday 25 May, we held our first Zoom Assembly, from Ruma Rimu. Our Tamariki Potiki di a wonderful job in leading our assembly, with beautiful singing and clear speaking. Parents /caregivers were emailed with a link on the morning of the assembly.
We had a few “technical issues” with this first attempt, which we can now work on for the next Assembly – to make sure everyone can enjoy the experience – from school, from home and from work!
While we don’t have a good recording to share with you – here are a few screenshot images.