Friday, November 26, 2021

2021 - Another Covid year #1

2021 has been a funny year for Room 10, we were in Level 1 for Term 1-2 and life was pretty close to the old normal, school assemblies, kapa haka, sports and learning. 

Here's some of what we got up to:


Pink Shirt Day 2021             Pink Shirt Day 2021               Pink Shirt Day 2021



Wearing pink to school was encouraged and Room 10 did it well:






Pink t shirts were designed:





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The school Cross Country moved to the Tokoroa Sportsground this year, the weather was perfect and with our new Whare coloured t shirts it was easy to spot the runners from Te Whare Pono and Room 10 : 




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Kuki Airani Week ( Cook Island Week)

 Week 2 was Cook Island language week,  our school Polynesian Group had two full days of practice preparing for a performance at Central school on Wednesday 4th of August.

Wednesday was also our School's Cook Island Mufti day. That is where we could dress in mufti but had to wear COOK ISLAND themed mufti. It was a great turn out and it was pretty cool looking around our School and seeing an explosion of colours. 

Here are some of our students all dressed up.  


We also got to design a Cook Island style shirt and created individual tivaevae patterns. 

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The Friday Assembly this week was hosted by Te Whare Pono 




and for lunch we had Chop suey and rice,  and donuts 

                                                                                                

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Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori


Lots of fun activities were done this week - Te Whare Pono created our 'korowai' -  it has the pepeha of everyone in our whare.

Te Whare Pono's  whakatauki: 

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa.

Let us keep close together, not wide apart

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In Reading the class learnt about the features of narrative texts when they read some classic narratives. After completing their texts they then created new book covers for these great stories:




STARS TEINA

'Stars Teina is a programme deigned to help students make a successful transition into Intermediate and High School. It works to strengthen the sense of community within the school.

The weekly classroom programmes encourage a positive attitudes in both social and academic situations.

It builds student confidence and life-skills that can be transferrred to both the school and community ."

Room 10 enjoy going to Stars Teina (especially when Koni - a former Room 10 herself) is facilitating, they especially enjoy the team building games: