Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Nga Pukorero - Interschool Speech Competition

On Thursday Kalani and Brady represented Te Mahia School at the Wairoa District Speech competition. It was a day that emulated high standards as all of the speeches were excellent. It is an amazing achievement to get that far as only two students could be selected. Kalani delivered her speech on Maoritanga and what it means to her. A lot of thought had gone into the content and the presentation was clear, concise and interesting to listen to. Brady chose to do her speech on ANZAC Day - we will remember them. I know her Pop would be extremely proud of his moko and how she shone on the day. Brady really impressed me with the level of effort she put into rehearsing and getting her cue cards down to almost non-existent. Not many people can talk for 4 minutes without notes in front of them. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and am so proud of both ladies. An enormous congratulations to Kalani who won the Junior division on the day!!! Watch out for their video to be uploaded in a day or two(the weather wont let me do it today).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Duffy Visit - Alistair McIntyre

On Tuesday we had our first Duffy Assembly for the year. Alistair came to visit Te Mahia School and talk to us about his dream of writing a book. Alistair was not a good writer at school. In fact, he did not like much about school and was absent a lot. He told us how this reflected in his results. After an accident stopped him from doing his dream job he decided to put pen to paper and write a children's book. Just goes to show, you can achieve anything if you really put your mind to it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gold Medal Athlete Visits Te Mahia Kura

The New Zealand Olympic organisation contacted schools to identify who would like a school visit by an athlete. Danyon Loader had been visiting school in Gisborne and made the trip down to Te Mahia School on Thursday 11th April. Danyon spoke about how he loved water from a young age, but decided to get competitive when he had to choose between football and swimming. Swimming has taken him all over the world and he is the only New Zealander to have received 2 gold medals at the olympics. Danyon was only to keen to share his ideas about the importance of working/training hard and believing in yourself to achieve great results.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Harlem Shake

Miss O'B didn't even know what the Harlem Shake was all about. Thanks Dreydon for sharing your craziness and organising Room 1. Check out our kanikani that took little effort to perform and record. Ivory - you are a shining star!

The Cup Song - Room 1

Do you think we have talent???  Room 1 rehearsed this song and with our natural rhythm, persistence and team work, we managed to perform this song with relative ease. Thank you Kingi and Brady for trying to teach me and not giving up - it does take your teacher a rather long time to master things doesn't it?