Sunday, 10 June 2018

Noho Marae

Mauri ora ki a tātou!
What a fantastic noho marae we had. Thank you to all parent help who could help transport and stay the night. One of the highlights for us kaiako was when the tamariki started to understand and demonstrate the meaning of 'tangata marae' by helping out and doing things around the marae without being asked. Mikaere, Bailee and Issy in particular were 'tangata marae'. We hope that this transfers not only to being a 'tangata marae' at kura but also at home. Please reinforce the saying 'tangata marae' by encouraging your tamariki to take the initiative and help out around the home. 

 
Hoake mātou ki tātahi

He Tupuna he mokopuna. Mā wai i whakakī i ngā whawharua o ngā mātua Tupuna? 
Mā ā tātou mokopuna.! He mokopuna he Tupuna. 
 Our young tama having a ball
At the beach

Time for rock painting and raranga/weaving


Feeding the kunekune




Monday, 28 May 2018

Dear Matua Mikaere...

"Dear Matua Mikaere, thank you for the pakiwaitara. I love your pakiwaitara," love Azarlia.

"Dear Matua Mikaere, we love your pakiwaitara. They teach us Māori," said Manea.

"I love your stories because it is important," said Lyric. 

"I like the pakiwaitara and I like the stories," like Halo.

"I like your pakiwaitara," from Kotuku-Rose.

"We like the Māori stories because they are awesome," said Manaahi.

"Dear Matua Mikaere, I love you pakiwaitara because they sound cool. I like them because they make me learn more from a long time ago," said Haami.

"I like the stories because they are interesting," said Pouākai.

"Dear Matua Mikaere, your stories are amazing. Your stories are interesting," said Jesse.

"Dear Matua Mikaere, I like your pakiwaitara," said Aria.

"Dear Matua Mikaere, I love, love, LOVE your stories because they make sense," said Xanthe.

"I like to learn about Maui,'" said Laekyn.

"We like your stories because they are fun," said Senny.

"I like his stories," said Te Kora.Image result for old person telling a story cartoon

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Kapa haka: Waiata-ā-ringa


U u u u... u u u u
A a a a… A a a a
U u u, u u u, u u u u u…

He kakano i ruia mai
I Rangiatea
E kore ai au e ngaro
He kura pinepine
I takea mai ra
E oku tipuna

Kaua e takahia ra
Taku tuakiritanga
Arohaina mai ra

Tukuna te ha kia rongohia
Kawea atu ra ki nga tipuna
Nei ahau to uri... e tu nei
Nei ahau
U u u u... u u u u
A a a a… A a a a
U u u, u u u, u u u u u…

Nei ahau



Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Look at us!

"We picked up some hail," said Otiia.

"We got in the head with hail," said Manaahi.

"We were in the hail," said Azarlia.

"We were playing in the hail," said Lyric.

"We were running in the hail," said Te Kora.

"It was cold," said Halo.

"It was fun," said Manea.

"It was very awesome to play in," said Senny.

"Some people were eating the hail," said Haami.

"They ate the hail from the sky," said Mahia.

"The clouds were not grey so it was weird for it to hail," said Jesse.

"It was fun to play with everyone in the hail," said Aria.

"I liked when we walked outside and picked up all the hail," said Xanthe.

"Everyone one was having fun," said Tomasi.

"I liked catching it in my hat," said Laekyn.

"One hail fell in my mouth," said Pouākai.

"It was funny when everyone started to throw the hail and it stuck to my cardigan," said Whaea Hannah.








Monday, 7 May 2018

Examples of how to read at home

Kia ora e te whānau,

The videos below were filmed so that you, as whānau, have an example of how reading with your child at home could look.

This first video was a book that Manea read in class today - we call this a "seen" text. She is quite fluent with this book as she has already encountered some of those trickier words.

This second video is a book that Manea has not read before - we call this an "unseen" text so she does not know the storyline or any of the topic specific words.



Here are some points to keep in mind when doing reading at home:
- Wait. Wait. WAIT! Waiting is the best thing that you can do as it give your tamaiti time to think about how to fix their mistake.
- Use this phrase "I am not going to tell you, so how can you fix it up? What strategies do you know?"
- Reading is fun! If it's not working that day, you can read to your tamaiti and ask them to help you figure out the words - great practice to help them verbalise their skills!
- Talking about the book before and after can help your reader get into the frame of mind for reading, and talking about it in the end can help your tamaiti process and understand what they have read.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Whaea Hannah's Getting Married!

Our lovely Whaea Hannah is getting married this Friday 13th (!) and to celebrate Hato Ōpani surprised her by dressing her up in a beautiful purple veil and TTRR performed a haka. In true Hato Ōpani style, she was also sprinkled with glitter. Luckily she was outside!
All the best of luck for Whaea Hannah and Matt on their wedding day.


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Rehua Marae

I tērā Rāhina i haere mātou ko Ngā Kiwi ki te marae o Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua. He rangi paki, he rangi ātaahua. I āta titiro tātou ki ngā whakairo me ngā tukutuku ki roto i te wharenui. Nō mātou te whiwhi i tō mātou taha a Matua Mikaere ki te whakamārama te tikanga o tēnā o tēnā.
Last week we went with Ngā Kiwi to Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua. It was a stunning day. We had a good look at all the carvings and tukutuku panels inside the wharenui. We are so lucky that Matua Mikaere was with us to explain the meaning behind some of the things that we saw.