Monday, 19 October 2020

Niue Language Week!

Fakaalofa lahi atu and welcome to Niue Language Week! This week we are learning facts about Niue. Check out Janes facts below:


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Vincent Van Gogh by Tha Zin

This term our theme is 'Art Alive'. So we are learning about different artists and their techniques. The first artist we learnt about is Vincent Van Gogh. He is a post-impressionist artist, who is famous for his use of colour and texture in his paintings. 


Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Welcome back to Term 4!

 Can you believe it is term 4 already? We are excited to be back at school after a restful break. This term our theme is Art Alive, so we will be getting creative and looking at lots of different artists; we can't wait to get started!

Another subject that we are excited about this term is swimming. We have four swimming lessons at the start of the term which we are really grateful for. During our first swimming lesson on Wednesday, 100 percent of our class had their togs and were ready to swim. Ka pai Room 4!

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Our Te Reo Maori Moment - Zamera

  Today is the first day of Maori language week. We are celebrating it by taking a moment to sing a waiata as a school. At 12:00 our intercom rang and Whaea Maryanne started the whole school off singing a waiata over the intercom. People around NZ are doing the same things at the same time. 

The reason we are doing this is because at 12:00 pm on September 14th 1972, 30,000 signed a petition and gave it to Parliament. It was about the use of Maori language. Back in the day you were not allowed to speak your native language, if you spoke your native language in school you would be hit with a cane, so when people spoke their native language to their friends it was like swearing! We must treasure our language.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Why is Culture Important to Me? Toby

 I’m proud to represent my culture, Maori. I enjoy it because my immediate family always represent our culture other than our cousins who don’t usually celebrate it. I would like to show them what it means to believe in your culture and show them how important our culture is. My culture means nearly everything to me.

I love the feeling when the entire group is banded together and performing as one.

Last Saturday me and my family visited a funeral for Maua Pagaialii-Taulu when they were bringing the coffin outside the church my brothers, their friends, my father & me, brought our voices together and performed a haka as loud as a siren.

I wonder where I'd be if I hadn’t known my heritage. I’m proud to be Maori.

This place is very special to me because this is the home of my Maori Heritage, Rukumoana Marae. It’s also where my koro is buried, Ike Samuels.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Tongan Tapa Maths - Nadia

 Today we completed a problem solving task that related to Tongan Language Week. This task is about working out dimensions and area of a tapa cloth.

Elisaia is measuring his tapa cloth.

Each small section is about 20cm by 15cm. 

20 x 6 = 120 cm

15 x 7 = 105 cm

120 x 105 = 12600 cm²

Area = 126m ²

Perimeter = 45 cm

Monday, 7 September 2020

Tongan Language Week by Sauma : 3 x 5 FT - TONGA FLAG - OUTDOOR : Outdoor Decor : Garden &  Outdoor
Malo e lelei, ko Sauma au. Today my class is learning about the Kingdom of Tonga because this week is TTONGAN LANGUAGE WEEK!! The whole of Team 5 is going to be focusing on learning facts about Tonga which is amazing. It will be really great to see how my class and I are learning NEW CULTURE!
the theme of this years Tongan Language Week is Fakakoloa 'o Aotearoa 'aki 'a e Lotu Mo'oni" which means in Tongan is Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand through Prayer and Faith. Each year has a different theme of how we present Tongan Language Week!

The capital of Tonga is Nuku'alofa which is the city in Tonga where my Mum was raised, where the Queen of Tonga is, and where there is great sightseeing and great people. Tonga has great amazing events and they celebrate eveyrthing reall well, like the Helal flower festival.

Tongan Vocabulary:

Thank you very much - Malo 'aupito

No, thank you - 'Ikai, malo pe

Hi. (Informal) - Malo e lelei

Hello (Formal) - Malo 'etau lava