Sunday, November 26, 2017


Songs to Learn

Whanau Matai have been learning two songs that we will be performing at the 
End of Year Junior Prizegiving in Week 9 - Wednesday 13th December 9:30-10:30am.

Here are the two songs so that you can have a practice at home! 
History Maker and Aotearoa Christmas.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kiwi Sport


Room 7 love doing Kiwi Sport with Anton. Thanks Anton for taking us for some really fun games. Here are some photos of Room 7 showing great sportsmanship and enjoying Kiwi Sport.


Hei aha ngā rākau? - What are rākau?
There are many different variations of using rākau. Traditionally, tī rākau (stick games) were played with both men and women. Participants generally formed two rows opposite one another and threw and caught rākau in time to a chant.

Here is Room 7 using rākau. We had a lot of fun learning a traditional Māori stick game.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Harakeke - Flax

We are learning about our precious flax resource...

Māori view the harakeke bush as whānau (family). The leaves grow in families of fans. The rito (‘baby’ leaf) grows at the centre of each fan. The āwhi rito (‘parent’ leaves) grow on either side of the baby to protect them. These groups of three leaves are never cut. Only the leaves on the outside of these (3rd or 4th from the centre) called the tupuna (‘grandparent’ leaves) are cut. 

Here is some of our work...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Maui and The Sun!

Maui and The Sun!
Here is our artwork that we created based on the story Maui and the Sun! 
We used pastels and dye to make our amazing art!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Inquiry 5

Bugs and Beasts

Room 7 looked at art by Don Binney and then we made our own art work. We hope you got to go to the art exhibition or have seen our calendar art displayed on our classroom window.
Art Exhibition Work

Calendar Art
Calendar Art is available to order until the end of Term 3.