Wednesday, November 18, 2020

White Water Rafting!


Thank you to Find Your Field Of Dreams for making dreams come true for a group of student rangatira in our school. Today was an opportunity to learn how to be safe around moving water, currents and rapids along with experiencing white water rafting. For all of our tamariki it was their first time so there has been much excitement today. To the instructors and staff at Wero in Manukau we thank you also for being passionate instructors making the experience a lot of fun for our tamariki. We are very grateful and know that our tamariki and their whanau are feeling blessed by the generosity of another. Kia pai taea tatou tamariki - Always be the BEST you can!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Bike ready visited Room 14

 ‘Bike ready’

WOW! How fortunate are we? Bike ready is a program that teaches tamariki how to ride bikes safely. 

We have three amazing instructors Karin, Aidan and Zac.  They have come to share their matauranga (knowledge) with us. 

What an amazing experience. 

“You need to do a helmet check, you check to ensure that it has no cracks, that it is a certified helmet or that it has a barcode, that the straps are even, the dial is adjustable.” By Tayla

 You also do the 2,4,1 check.

2 - two fingers above your forehead and under your helmet. 

4 - two fingers under your ears in a ‘v’ shape

1 - one finger, between the strap and under your chin.  

“Before we even get on the bikes, we need to do a bike check.  This check is known as the ‘M’check.  You start at the front of the bike, checking the front spokes, tyre pressure, front brakes, handlebars, adjust the seat to the height of your hip, making sure it is inline with the frame.  You check that the pedals rotate the chain, making sure the chain is not rusty, then you do the same for the back.  Tyre pressure, spokes and the trid.  It is your responsibility to ensure the bike is safe to ride.   By Miana