Friday, January 31, 2014

Kei hea to turangawaewae? / Where is your turangawaewae?

Kauri whanu teachers organised the whole school immersion activity for this term's concept 'Turangawaewae, A Place to Stand.'  On Friday, each whanau dressed in their colours and gathered on the school courts.  The courts were covered with chalk the outline of the world.  Each child identified and stood on the part of the world that they felt was their 'turangawaewae.'  The children then paraded around the outside of the world - then it was the teacher's turn.  Photos were taken by Mr. Hacker who was standing (at a secure position) to help record the event.  The event was a huge success.  Ka pai to mahi, Kauri whanau!!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Nau Mai, Haere Mai te Turangawaewae

Our Summer Holidays...

Kalym loving our new chocolate fountain machine...yum!

The boys enjoying 'The Twin Coast Cycle Trail' between Okaihau and Kaikohe.

Tauwhara Bay, Whananaki.

Three monkeys that had just escaped from Auckland Zoo, enjoying the sights and sounds of the DoC Camp Ground at Otamure Bay.

Toby, from Hawera (Taranaki), and Kalym sunbathing while on a day trip at Whananaki South.

Can you spot Kalym (and the three seagulls) hidden in the pohutakawa tree?

Chris and Elijah, from Hawera, having a father and son moment, while holidaying with the Werder's at Tauwhara Bay.