Saturday, March 27, 2021

Te Whare Pono Assembly 26 March

 2021 has seen the introduction of new school Houses / Whare and this week Te Whare Pono were the hosts of Fridays Assembly. 

A lot of work went into making this a special one, lots of practice learning waiata, slides were created to display, the sound system boys were trained. 

Some of the slides presented:
 Our inaugural Te Whare Pono video was presented to the school, with lots of Room 10's featured - including Cerrone the lead singer! 

A special thanks to the talented Whaea Awhina, we couldn't have done it without her, she empowers our children as performers, and along with her daughter Ariana produced, choreographed and directed our video. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Our Mobiles

 The class mobiles have been a Room 10 tradition since 2011  -  a great way for everyone to tell the class something about themselves,  their interests and family. 

We had a break from them in 2020 as I knew we were going to change to  composite classes  for 2021 ( that actually ended up happening a little sooner - straight after our Lockdown in May 2020) 

Once all the mobiles are up - Room 10 becomes 'their class' -  a sentiment expressed many years ago when we packed up our class at the end of the year and the mobiles were taken down, as one of the boys stared around the empty classroom he commented, " it just doesn't feel like our room anymore!'

This year's mobiles are featured below:  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Bio Poems

 As part of our Ko Au - I am - getting to know each other work, Bio Poems and word clouds were created: 


Monday, March 1, 2021

Immunisation Inquiries

 The Public Health nurse was at school in Week 3, vaccination time! Videos about the vaccinations were shown and forms given out to take home. 

The big question was: What are these diseases we get vaccinated against? 

and working collaboratively the class set out to find out more about them:

2021 sees a new House System for Tokoroa Intermediate

 Freyberg, Grey, Hobson and Cobham were House names at Tokoroa Intermediate for over 60 years, the start of the 2021 school year saw the introduction of our new Whare. 

The introduction of these was instigated by a pupil at our school Torea Ford Takiri - when she learnt about the horrors of the Waikato Wars on a class trip.

Her Koro at Raukawa - the late Nigel Te Hiko was instrumental in creating our new whare, and these were presented to the school towards the end of last year. 

Te Whare Pono, Te Whare Tika, Te Whare Honore and Te Whare Manaaki. 

Room 10, along with Room's 9 and 3 are Te Whare Pono; the House of Hope,  and blue is our colour.

We are extremely lucky to have Whaea Awhina lead us in learning the school karakia, whakatauki, and  moteatea. 

She has also taught the Whare the pepeha behind it, a great haka and a chant for our pepeha to a Michael Jackson song - exciting times!