Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Rehua Marae

I tērā Rāhina i haere mātou ki te marae o Rehua.  I haere a Tipu mātou ko Rea ko Ngā Kiwi (tau 0-1).  I tino pai te haerenga.  I ako mātou i ngā tukutuku me ngā poupou me ngā mahi toi o te marae hoki.  Ngā mihi nui ki a Matua Mikaere mō te kōrero - ka mau te wehi!

I tērā Rāmere i hanga mātou i ngā tukutuku mō te akomanga Tipu.  He tino pai te mahi.  Me titiro koutou ki ērā.  Kei runga ērā i te wāra kei Tipu.  Ngā mihi ki ngā tuakana mō tō koutou āwhi ki ngā teina!  Me pātai koe ki tōu tamaiti i ngā kaupapa o ērā tukutuku...

Last Monday we went to Rehua Marae.  Tipu, Rea, and Ngā Kiwi from mainstream went along (thank you to the Ngā Kiwi team for bringing us along!).  The trip was very good.  We learnt a lot about the tukutuku panels, the poupou carvings, and the structure and art of the marae.  A big thank you to Mike for your talk - we learnt heaps and it was great!  

Last Friday we recreated some of the tukutuku panels for Tipu.  You should have a look at them, they are on the wall in Tipu.  A big thank you to some of the tuakana that help our teina with their mahi.  You should ask you child about what the tukutuku panels represent - hopefully they can remember!




Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Māori kaupapa for Te Oreorenga rōpu

Kia ora whānau.  This week in Whaea Hannah's rōpu we are looking at learning how to ask what something is and how to respond.

"He aha tēnei?" means "what is this?".  Tēnei is the kupu for "this", and aha is the question word for "what".

To respond we replace the question word (aha) with the name of the thing.  For example...


He aha tēnei? (What is this?) 
He pōtae tēnei. (This is a hat)


Here is another example that we have learnt in class.
He aha tēnei? (What is this?)
He kūaha tēnei. (This is a door)

You can help your tamaiti at home learn this by using "he aha tēnei" around the house with many house hold items.  The aim is for our tamariki to kōrero Māori so the more encouragement they have from kura and home the better!  

DiScOvErY

Every Friday in Tipu we get to do discovery with Ngā Kiwi and some of Tui hub.  It is all about play based learning centered around our school values.  The Ngā Kiwi team are awesome of thinking of cool and interesting ways to get involved with our values.  Last Friday we were looking at what it's like to have FUN and use our imagination to have fun.  There were so many cool activities like dress ups, an imagination station room, hula hoops and balls on the court, but the most popular by far was the bubble station.  We had lots of equipment to blow bubbles with and have fun.

One of the ways we decided to use "fun" at the bubble station was to create a big bunch of bubbles by putting our bubble blower straw into the bubble mix and blow hard to make bubbles come up.  Have a look at some tamariki having FUN with bubbles!

Azarlia with a Santa beard made out of bubbles.

Otiia got some bubbles in her mouth - yucky!

Manea loves making lots of bubbles!

Look!  Another Santa bubble beard.  Must be the fashion.

Part of the bubble blowing process.

Xanthe having heaps of fun!

Mikaere came up with this idea.  Tion pai tō whakaaro, e hoa!

Rawe, Kieran!