Thursday, 20 September 2018

A special guest.... Tigilau Ness

This term all of Kauri Team has been learning about the 1970's and the dawn raids. We have been reading the Dawn Raid novel written by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith.

 One of our favourite characters in the book is Tigi, who is based on Tigilau Ness (the father of Che Fu.) Room 25 invited Tigilau to our school to come and share his story, his experiences of the 1970's and what the dawn raids were like. 

Tigilau is a member of the Polynesian Panthers. The Polynesian Panthers help in the community by supporting people to know their rights and by standing up for what they believe in.
Tigilau even sang us some songs!
Tigilau believes that education is the key. Educate to liberate!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Make a change - 2018 Ako Hiko Film Festival

We had a lot of fun creating, writing and then acting out each scene for our film about change.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Maori Language Week

This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Maori Language Week. We have been practising how to ask what a person's name is in Maori. We made a 'StoryBoard That' to show our learning.
Made with Storyboard That

Friday, 7 September 2018

School Speech Final - Well done Bruno!

Congratulations to our Kauri Team speech winners from today. All classes shared some well-researched speech topics and the audience was amazing. A big thank you to Mrs. Fletcher and Ms. Cramer for judging them

Luka came second equal and Bruno came first! Awesome effort!

Alodia and Zoe both came third equal, and Licha tied with Luka, second equal. 

Bruno will go to the speech finals at Gladstone next Wednesday. Good luck!

Friday, 31 August 2018


Congratulations to Tana and Washington who represented our school today at the Eden Albert Zone Rugby Tournament. You showed our school value of manaakitanga when you won a game and, more importantly, when you lost. 

And a special thanks to our coach Hamida Kapsin-Ali and to the parents who supported us today.

Mud, more mud and a little running!

This week has been busy for some of the students in Room 8. Zoe, Olly, Keane, Alodia all took part in the Tough Guy/Gal mud run. Well done!

Awesome effort Zoe!

Nearly there, Keane!

Watch out, Olly is passing you!

Having far too much fun Alodia!