Friday, 3 August 2018

Cook Island Language Week

Kia Orana. This week we have been celebrating Cook Island Language Week. We were lucky enough to have Hamida come in and teach us some basic phrases and some awesome dance moves. Thanks so much Hamida we really loved it!

Check out the video below:

Here is a slideshow with some quick videos to help practise Cook Island Maori phrases. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Owairaka School Drama performance

Yesterday we were thoroughly entertained by the amazing performance of the Owairaka Performance Group. They all acted confidently and convincingly in The Silly Goat Gruff performance. 
We wish them luck for their travelling performances. 
Awesome work Mr Greenfield on organising and directing such a talented team.
Big shout out to Rm23's Charli who did an amazing performance as the baby goat. Awesome!

Monday, 30 July 2018

Tae Kwon Do

We are very fortunate this term to take part in Tae Kwon Do with our awesome instructor Pete. We loved our first session and are looking forward to learning some more awesome skills.
This session we learnt to stand, walk, punch and kick in Tae Kwon Do.
We are really looking forward to learning some self-defence skills!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Our last Garden to Table session

On the last Wednesday of the term we had our last Garden to Table session - Pizza making!
A big thank you to Sarah and Trudy who do such an amazing job organising the kitchen and garden activites and a massive thanks to the volunteers that help as well - the students absolutely love the experience and have learnt so many valuable life skills. Thank you!!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Arataki Fun

For our Kauri Team trip this term we visited Arataki to learn about invertebrates and how they are great recyclers. Massive thanks to the education guides at Arataki and the awesome parents who helped us and made the tip possible.
Here are the photos:

Game of Moostery

On Thursday 5th July we set up a Google Hangout chat with our Game of Moostery Buddy Class. We took turns at asking yes or not questions where we tried to guess each others: Island. Region. City or Town and School.
It was really great narrowing down places on Google Maps to try and locate them and asking them questions such as “Are you North of Dunedin?” and “Are you within 100km of Hokitika?”

Our buddy class did amazing and managed to guess our school first. We came in a few questions after with their school “Paroa Grey School”.
Check out the photos!

Here are the links to our Buddy Class students blogs. Click on the names to check out their blog. They have just started learning to blog so check out their awesome start!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Talented ex-Owairaka student in photo competition

Check out this awesome photo taken by Vinnie - an ex-Owairaka student. To vote for him click on the link. (page 5)You have to click on the star number you want to give him (e.g. if you want to give him 5 stars then click on the 5th star).
He entered a couple of photos in the 2018 Auckland Photography Festival's - Auckland Photo Day Contest a couple of weeks ago and one of them was selected amongst 149 picks from 1000 entries to be put on line for the "People's Choice Award" online vote.
This is his photo (taken on a freezing weekend morning in the hood just before trudging up Mt Eden to get dawn photos):

Awesome stuff Vinnie! Keep up the amazing work.

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