Monday, June 7, 2021

Samoan language week 2021 celebration

 Talofa lava tamaiti, today you all looked amazing! 

So colourful and vibrant ending our celebration week on a positive.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Certificate Champions

 Congratulations Certificate Champions 

for Term 2 2021 

We are all so proud of your achievements and ability to live our vision to 'Kia pai taea tatou - be the BEST you can'

You have been selected for success in learning, healthy kai & wai and for being the best ambassodor for our school. 

Keep it up!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

In our Malaetaalo (playground) today

 Celebrating whanaungatanga & manaakitanga in our playground today with some special flavoured Samoan themes in keeping with Samoan language week

With so much on in our playground it is always a joy to see the big SMILES and activity the children are getting themselves involved in to improve their wellbeing. 

Creating a lei in our library 

Constructing with LEGO a fale, ta'avale & vaalele

Alot of critical thinking and reading whilst also trying to be active learning how to play netipolo (netball).

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Wharekai & Mara

 We are so happy to be back in our wharekai & mara planting, harvesting, preparing and eating healthy kai. Lucky Yendarra to be supported by so many wonderful volunteers especially Mrs Powell who offers both her time and expertise for our benefit. 

The learning we have gained will support us through our life time and we hope to teach the skills we have learnt in our kitchen and garden to others we meet especially our families.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Yendarra goes Rock climbing & bush survival in Birkenhead


Our rangatira have gone rock climbing & bush survival in Birkenhead for being models of our vision to Kia pai taea tatou - Be the best they can in learning, attitude and behaviour this term.

We were thrilled to learn new technical vocabulary, experience the great outdoors, be physically challenged and demonstrate the value of whanaungatanga by working as a team.

The experience was one we know our rangatira will remember for a lifetime and we are so grateful to the team at the Birkenhead leisure centre for both sharing their manaakitanga (hospitality) & matauranga (knowledge) with us. As we were engaged, excited and exhausted from the exciting excursion.