Fa’amanatuina o le vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

This morning, we had a whole school assembly to celebrate Samoan language week.

Some words we know in Samoan are:

  • Talofa lava – hello
  • O a mai oe? – how are you?
  • Manuia fa’afetai – I am good thank you
  • O lo’u igoa o… – my name is…
  • Manuia le aso – have a good day
  • Fa’afetai – thank you

Team 2 – Immersion Movie “How Kiwi Saved the Forest”.

Welcome back to Term 2.

Our inquiry topic for this term is Transformers – Performing Arts and Drama theme.

Team 2 chose to make a movie about the story  – How Kiwi Saved the Forest retold by André Ngāpō

and illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White.

A tale set at a time, in the mythical past when Kiwi can fly.  But when the trees of the forest are dying,  Tāne-hokahoka (guardian of the birds) and Tāne-mahuta (guardian of the trees) ask each bird to come and live on the forest floor and eat the insects that are destroying the trees.  Only courageous kiwi bravely agrees and is prepared to give up his life in the sky.

Introduction to Inquiry Topic for Term 2 – Transformers.

On Monday we had our whole school immersion assembly.  Each team gave a performance of what they will be focusing on this term.

The focus question for: How can I . . . . .

Team 1 –  show feelings through drama and music?

Team 2  – understand emotions through drama?

Team 3 –  showcase my feelings of others?

Team 4 –  use drama to express myself and my emotions?

Team 5 – use the Elements of Drama to express myself?

Check out the highlights and guess which famous children’s author, two teams chose do an re-enactment from their popular books.









PENN Movie – Term 1

Kia ora tātou.

Every Tuesday,  we have Te Reo Māori with our lovely kaiako, Whaea Saf.   We got to learn the Māori alphabet which consists of 15 letters, eight consonants h, k, m, n, p, r, t, w and two digraphs which represents single sounds ng and wh. There are five vowels – a,e, i, o, u.

We love the waiata of the māori alphabet and with actions.  Including Mātenga, Pakihiwi, Turi, Matiwae  – head, shoulders and knees. Give this a go and you might be surprised how much fun it can be!