Kapukataumahaka Camp

Tirohanga was the destination this year – just a wee snippet of the great fun and learning we had.

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival – Wearable Art

As part of the Port Chalmers Seafood Festival there was a sea-themed wearable art competition.  The tamariki in Mihiwaka entered this as part of their Technology learning in Term 3.  They made some amazing outfits and we took out second place in the competition!


Otago Polyfest

Once again we performed at the Otago Polyfest.  This year we had a dedicated Kapa Haka group who worked hard and performed beautifully on the day.  Ka rawe tamariki ma!


Science Fair

Congratulations to four Kapuka students whose science fair projects are going into the Otago finals.  Well done Poppy, Tamati, Ollie and Hazel.   Poppy investigated how to cut onions without crying (wear swimming goggles), Tamati found out what type of food goldfish prefer to eat (fish prefer sinking pellets over flakes), Ollie tested different parts of the tongue to find out how they connected to different tastes (the side of your tongue has the strongest sense of flavour), and Hazel ran tests on limestone to track different erosion scenarios (vinegar dissolves limestone the most and coke doesn’t dissolve it at all).  IMG_3528IMG_3529IMG_3530IMG_3527

Matariki Celebrations 21st June 2017

We had a fabulous evening celebrating Matariki.  During the day the tamariki prepared kai for our hangi and then busily finished off their lanterns for the lantern parade.  At 5.30  we had a parade  of our colourful lanterns and then shared kai together.  It was a wonderful celebration with our school whanau.

Manaaki Papatuanuku – Harakeke Raranga (weaving)

One of the guiding principles for an Enviro School is Maori Perspectives.  We are learning the art of raranga to incorporate this into our learning.  The tamariki have been making some amazing putiputi (flowers), whariki (mats) and much more.

What is Matter? – Science Term 2

This term Science is our curriculum focus.  We are asking ourselves ‘What is Matter?’  We were very fortunate to have Amadeo the Otago Museum Science Communicator visit us and share some really cool science experiments.  There were a lot of loud noises and interesting outcomes!

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Anzac Day Art

Mihiwaka have produced some stunning Anzac Day art that they are going to display at the Blueskin Hall for Anzac Day – here a few of the fabulous pieces.