Sunday, October 16, 2011

Calendar Photos

Hello parents.

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday.

Below are photos of the children's calendar art work.  Most are finished although there may be some finishing touches required on some.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Awesome Marae Visit

We approached the gateway.  A man walked down to us to make sure we knew how the whole powhiri process went.  We waited for the call.  As we heard the call we walked closer to the Marae's wharenui.  We went inside and waited to sit down.  We listened to the speeches; after the speeches we sung a waiata.  We had a hongi and then it came to my absolute favourite part, kai.  I couldn't wait to learn more about the Marae.  I was a bit jealous that the Year 5's got to stay for the night.

After morning tea we did some fun activities like learning a new song and learning about rakau.  Some people even got to do flax weaving.  The activities were difficult but fun.

We ate our lunch, yum!  After lunch we went to a rock that was the landing place and whaling station of the Europeans.  There was still burnt rock where they boiled the blubber.

When we came back to the Marae it was unfortunately time for the Year 4's and 6's to leave.  I learnt interesting facts and I want to learn more.

By Alex