Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
In week 10 we were very lucky to have a Duffy Hero’s Assembly. Husband and wife team Mary Kippenberger. ( storyteller) and Peter Charlton-Jones. (musician) had travelled up from Otane to tell us about themselves, as well as rope us into some very hilarious role playing.
They were very eager for some actors to help them out, and lucky for them we have a great range of budding young actors in our school. Joedy, Tegan and Jack Karekare had us all laughing with their amusing impersonations of the Huntsman, Little Red, and the wolf (in Grandmas clothing). They also had a great selection of talent helping them out when discussing the story of Henny Penny, including the acting skills of Miss Grover and Whaea Eds!
Peter and Mary left our school very impressed with how well our kids did and are certain they may see some of them on stage in a few years time (maybe even on Shortland Street?) We are also very thankful for all the books, which they presented to us. Know doubt the kids will be reading up a storm, as Peter had told them the best way to get an amazing imagination is to read.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Congratulations to Kingi (1st place), Tegan (2nd place) and Ngaire (3rd place) for our Kiwikids Weekly quiz results for term 1. It has been an extra big effort to be up to date with what is happening in our nation, around the world and with sporting news. So who are our term 2 triumphant people going to be?
Don't forget on our last day of term, Thursday 17th April, Te Mahia School is holding a mufti day - our theme is wacky hair. Go crazy people and use your creativity. Here are a few snaps to give you inspiration - the possibilities are endless. All putea from this day is going towards Eastern Zone Sports. Kia ora =)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
My Great Grandfather went to World War 1. Even though I never met him, I have been told that he was a remarkable man. He received two medals whilst at World War 1, my Uncle wears these to Dawn Parade at Kaiuku each year. They are a very special taonga that our family have. When I think of ANZAC Day, I think of the incredibly brave and selfless people that went to war. To put your life on the line for your family and country is a remarkable and I think all soldiers are incredible human beings. I know our country would be very different today if soldiers and people did not stand up for what was right and wrong. Dictatorship is a word that has a lot of negative connotations to me and I hope our future does not include people such as Adolph Hitler. Currently around the world, there are a number of wars going on because people in power abuse it and can't negotiate and reason with different beliefs and views. On the 25th of April, I will be at Kaiuku for Dawn Parade and will be thinking firstly, about my Grandfather and other soldiers involved in WW1 and WW2.