Monday, 9 November 2020

Diwali Celebrations in the Ngake Hub

 This week we are celebrating Diwali in Ngake Hub. Diwali is the celebration of Indian New Year. This week we have been doing some activities to celebrate in groups across the Ngake Hub. Mrs Mudge and Tamara have been making Diva with clay, Mrs Patel has been making Rangoli Patterns and Mrs Thomson has been looking at Henna patterns and the children have been making their own designs.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Mihi Whakatau

 Over the last 2 weeks, Kilbirnie School has held a Mihi Whakatau each week. We do this to welcome any new children to our school. The manuhiri (students and staff) sing songs, and deliver some whaikorero to welcome the tangata whenua. The tangata whenua elect a parent to deliver their whaikorero and also perform a waiata. After the mihi whakatau is finished, the tangata whenua become part of the manuhiri and will sit with the manuhiri during the next mihi whakatau to welcome the new students.

Here are a few photos from our most recent mihi whakatau.

                                                    The tangata whenua performing Te Aroha

            The manuhiri performing a waiata after Mr Austin delivered his whaikorero
                        The tangata whenua move to shake hands or hongi with the manuhiri

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Ngake Hub Production

 This week we finally got to present our Hub Production called Off the Planet

Our Inquiry topic for this term has been Space. We decided to incorporate some of our learning into our hub production.

Our production followed a Grandma and Grandpa reading the children a bedtime story. The story takes us on a trip through space where we meet some friendly aliens and take a tour of our solar system; learning about the planets, the moon and the stars along the way. 

All of the children in the Ngake Hub did such a wonderful job learning the songs, the actions, their lines, their places on the stage and the art of performing. We are immensely proud of these kids for their huge achievement- It was an amazing show- one they will remember for years to come.

Here is a photo of our dress rehearsal:

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

100's Party

Room 3 and 4 have been doing lots of learning about numbers this year. Each day we have been putting a stick in the jar until we got up to 100. We count the sticks, talk about the number that comes before and after the number of the day. We figure out if it is odd or even and we work out how many more days until we get to 100. To celebrate all of our learning, we had a party! Here are some pictures of the delicious food we had and some pictures of the activities about 100 that we did.