East Otago Cross Country

Another stunning effort by our tamariki at the East Otago Cross Country.  Tamariki competed hard and fairly and were a great support to their peers in other races.


School Value Term 1 – Turangawaewae

Turangawaewae – a place to stand – this term we have been learning about the value of turangawaewae.  The tamariki have been learning about feeling connected and having a special place to stand that makes them who they are.  During Manaaki Papatuanuku last week tamariki wrote some poems about turangawaewae.

Turangawaewae poems

After School Art Class

Thursday afternoon art classes are a huge success.  Have a look at our Starry Night artwork.  The first step was painting, learning brush technique and color mixing from primary colors.  The second step was using pastels to add a shadow tree, darken the sky with shadow lines on the hills and deepen the swirl effect learning how to blend the colour tones.  Then of course glitter for the Star effect!


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!


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.