Sunday, 24 May 2015


Our amazing student councillors hosted a school assembly about Pink Shirt Day.
Click here to find out about Pink Shirt Day. We raised over $126 which will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation so that this foundation continues to raise the awareness of bullying.

Press play to view a video put together by our student councillors related to the key theme of Pink Shirt Day which is standing up to 'BULLYING'.



Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Y7 & 8 Girls Soccer Tournament

Well done to the Year 7 & 8 girls who braved the horrible weather yesterday 
and represented Tamaki Primary School with energy and grace.
You played in the pouring rain, on full size soccer fields and with only a few practices! 
 Great effort girls TPS is proud of you!

Here is one of the team members reflections on the day - thanks for sharing Maopa :-)

Hey guys,
this is a DLO( Digital learning object) about our Soccer tournament that we had today at Madill's Farm. We versed a lot of good schools that did a great job.
Well done to all the Year Eight and Seven girls who competed and represented our school.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Auckland Museum Trip by Mehi

Hey guys today me and my class Kia Manawanui went to the Auckland War Memorial Museum to explore different Myths and Legends(which is our Inquiry topic). It was so fun I learnt many new things for example some more myths from my own culture and even our Pacific cultures too. We even got to make and use things too. There was also a Mummy tomb feature that we got to look at but sadly not touch. I learnt so many things in that Mummy exhibit for example there was this vase called a Canopic Jar that ancient Egyptians used to put the Mummy's organs in(which is disgusting but back in the days people thought it was good because they thought that it would be needed in the afterlife). Back in the day Ancient Egyptians also put other things in the Mummy tombs for example tools, weapons, food and etc. They thought that all these things would be needed in the afterlife. The more wealthy you were the more things you'll have in your tomb. I also learnt that mostly only wealthy people were put into tombs while the poor people were just buried normal.  I also learnt other things but it's just too much that I can't explain it all.

Today was such a great experience(even though I've been there how many times)....
I think that you should also go to the Auckland Museum because it is such a great place to go to.

Canopic Jar

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Mummy Tomb!

Day trip to the Museum

Today the Kia Manawanui senior syndicate went on an adventure to Auckland Museum. The sun was shining and the students were excited, a fantastic way to start Week 4!

We organised the trip to help our students investigate myths and legends as part of our inquiry unit this term.  We had two educator sessions; Te Ao Pasifika looking at the world through a Polynesian perspective, and Ancient Civilisations where the students became archaeologists and investigated artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy and Scandinavia. 

A few spare minutes were also used to check out the amazing and very moving war memorial monuments and galleries, still decorated with beautiful remembrance poppies.

We had some wonderful parent and teacher helpers on the day and the students had a full on entertaining and educational day!  

Maui's Skills for adolescence task

WAL about adolescence.
Today I was showing what a positive relationship is and what a negative relationship is.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Andre and Willie's Definitions of Myths and Legends

At the beginning of our inquiry unit we have been investigating the meaning of words and phrases associated with our topic of myths and legends. Here is Andre and Willie's padlet.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Lavinia's Best Friend

Hey guys, So this is my characteristics of my BEST FRIEND! Yes we all have many best friends and we like calling them Mains/Ride or Die/Soul sister/brother etc. But this girl is like a real soul sister to me. I've known her for the past 5 years. She's been by my side 24/7 she will always be there to cheer me up even though we have a lot of our Up & Downs. She may make me sad or cry but at the end of the day we will always be by each others side. She is really special to me and no matter what I will always have her back cause she's my partner in crime and her name is Devine. 

Willy and Stanley - At War with their Blogs

Hi. Sergeant Willy here. This is my slightly-big short and unexplanatory-like video that is telling you to go onto my side of this Blogging War...