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Monday, October 21, 2019

Duffy Theatre - Magic Bricks

Duffy is so excited to stay with his cousin Sam for the school holidays but when he gets there he is so disappointed. Sam is addicted to gaming and doesn't want to spend time with Duffy! When Duffy puts on his nana's glasses and does the 'dumpling' things get a little crazy!

We were so lucky to have a visit from Duffy Theatre today. The show was performed with so much enthusiasm and energy. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the message that was delivered. Read for enjoyment, read to succeed, read, read, READ!!!

The students are retelling the story in their own words so look forward to those on their blogs next week.






Friday, September 27, 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019

In Te Manga, we have been learning about the Rugby World Cup. Each of the students have a team to follow and support. The students have been learning all sorts of interesting information and facts about the history of the RWC and about their adopted country.

Yesterday we had a RWC dress up at school and our class were definitely the most colourful class. Some of the students dressed up in their countries colours and others dressed up in support of the All Blacks. Whaea Deb and Riley dressed up as the host nations Japan. 

Check out our colourful photos!








Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Ka Pai Kai - Smoothies

Today our fourth group had the opportunity to cook with Whaea Anna as part of our Ka Pai Kai learning.The students made delicious and nutritious berry smoothies, crammed full of goodness! We were all licking our lips for more, thank you Arahia, Awhi, Zaviah and Cleo!



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Football Fun with James Coleman (Northern Football Federation)

James Coleman from the Northern Football Association visited school last week to take the students through a range of football skills and activities. The students were so engaged throughout the whole session as they negotiated their way around the pitch, whilst dribbling the ball and trying to avoid tripping over others. There was certainly a lot of skills on display from the students and James too! We look forward to James visiting Paparore School again next term!!!





Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Seaside Village Art with Glorious Gloria aka Mrs Seddon!

Mrs Seddon is a fabulous art teacher who loved teaching in Te Manga when Whaea Deb was at her Digital Fluency Professional Development Course. She introduced the concept of hot and cold colours to the class using a seaside village concept.

Seaside Village
Starting with a freehand drawing of the water using cold colours and patterns, the students developed their artwork by adding simple buildings with patterns if they chose to. Textured sand was added next using light and dark brown pastel and finally everything was outline in black except for the sea.

The students did a marvellous job and their art work is currently being admired on our Te Manga walls.









Monday, September 9, 2019

Water Theme Art with Glorious Gloria aka Mrs Seddon!

Mrs Seddon is a fabulous art teacher who loved teaching in Te Manga when Whaea Deb was at her Digital Fluency Professional Development Course. She introduced the concept of hot and cold colours to the class using a water theme.

Water Theme
The students had to choose cold colours to represent water and also had to think about light and dark to show depth. Then they had to design their own water pattern. Next they chose hot colour for their koi fish, starting with a simple S the students developed their artwork by adding features and details. They had to focus on light and dark hot colours and patterns.

The students did a fabulous job and their art work is currently being admired on our staff room and admin area walls.






Friday, August 30, 2019

Term 3 Assembly - The Great Te Manga and Te Tinana Reading Adventure

Today Te Whare Tui performed a Duffy Assembly called 'The Great Reading Adventure' to celebrate Book Week. Our main character Duffy (aka Arahia) loves reading but her sister Scruffy (aka Kaydee) thinks reading is soooooooo boring. To encourage Scruffy to read, Duffy and her friends take Scruffy on the 'Great Reading Adventure' through stories such as The Cat in the Hat, Maui and the Sun, comic book heroes, non-fiction books and the Harry Potter series. Each of the students performed with enthusiasm and had a lot of fun during the performance. You can check out the script by clicking this link: The Great Reading Adventure Script

Here is our assembly video. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as the students enjoyed performing it.