Monday, 30 March 2015

Smiles and certificates

Congratulations to our two Room 10 students who 
have received A-grade homework certificates for Term 1 2015.
Splendid effort! 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

First Art

When our ancestors were using the stars to voyage from Hawai'i to Aotearoa, they didn't have cameras to record images of what they saw.

In some cultures, people first recorded images of themselves and their world by drawing pictures on rocks and in caves.  How things have changed!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Heading to see Hokule'a

This morning we walked to Point England because the canoe was landing.  I was so excited when it started.  We had to sing He Honore, Nga Waka and E Oho.

I went to Point England Beach to greet the people that came from Hawai'i to the Pacific Islands to New Zealand. We waited and waited until we stood up. We heard the sound of the conch shell.  My best part was taking photos of the crew and the two waka.

When we sat down a conch shell started to play and then after that a man and the other people on the sand were talking in Maori.

We saw lots of schools like Tamaki, Glenbrae, Point England and some other schools.  I enjoyed high-fiving the waka crew and some of the Point England people as well.

This morning we went to a special ceremony at Point England beach.  There was a waka (Maori for boat) and there was another waka coming too.  All of our schools were Manaiakalani schools. Some of the other schools were different.  I also saw some of my old friends from Point England.

At Point England I liked seeing the waka but the thing I liked most was hearing the chant.

Friday, 20 March 2015

The last swim!

Today was our final swimming session and we showed off 
our skills in some relays and fun games.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Dance, Drama and Duffy!

After practising some new dance moves for fitness, it was time for a hilariously dramatic Duffy Assembly with our special visitors, Mary Kippenberger and Peter Charlton-Jones.  Thank you for sharing your love of stories and reading!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

All About Me!

As well as beginning to learn our way around Pixlr this week, we have finished creating our digital introductions.  It has been so much fun taking snapshots and organising our image, shapes and text so that we can share some of our favourite things.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Learning to create

Mrs Grant has taught us some new digital skills this week.  We have learnt to take a photograph and a snapshot on the Chromebook and insert these into our Google drawings.  We have also started exploring Pixlr and are looking forward to creating digital Pixlr images next week.