Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Akeake Production

Wow! What an awesome effort from all our Akeake children this week with their performance in 
Next Stop Mars
We teachers are so very proud of our children and extremely grateful to all our wonderful parent helpers who 
gave their time and effort to help us make this show happen.

Room 8 - Flying us through space

Room 9 - Heading to work

Room 10 - Ready for lift-off!

Room 11 - About to go into battle

Room 12 - A bunch of Purple People Eaters!

This was a great experience for all and not one that any of us will forget anytime soon! 
THANK YOU to everyone who came to watch.  
We hope you enjoyed our show.

Craig Smith - Wonky Donkey Author

This morning, years 1-6 gathered in the hall for a very special visit from Craig Smith, the author of Wonky Donkey and other very cool books. He shared his brand new book called Grizzly Bear and told us it would be in the shops to buy next week. 

He also sang the Wonky Donkey, My Daddy Ate an Apple, Kaha the Kea, Eating, The Scariest Thing in the Garden and he sang the alphabet backwards!

Craig brought some friends along with him. Kaha the Kea was a crowd favourite.

He also brought some puppets to help tell the stories of his books.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Take 2!

Kōpapa have been celebrating Māori Language week this week. We thoroughly enjoyed our house morning and the bake sale on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who donated baking for this, we really appreciate your support.

On Friday we spent some time learning how to use rakau, which are traditional Māori batons.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

We have been busy celebrating Maori Language week in Paneke.  
One of the things we did was learn how to ask and answer: How are you?

We spent time with a buddy to practice asking how they were and we used the 
new feeling words that we had learnt to answer.

We also had a go at doing our Te Reo in Sign Language!