Friday, May 23, 2014

Helping Hands

Brotherhood means so much to us and our old boys.  We were sad to hear news about a past Yendarra brother being very ill in hospital. Because of this the Yendarra Whanau decided to show aroha and manaaki by hosting a mufti day in support.

Sam will always be a member of the Yendarra Whanau and because of this reason during writing learning we have been learning to write prayers to GodWe know God is living, forgiving and loving so know he will hear our prayers and comfort Sam and other seriously sick children at this time.

Dear Lord,
I pray you will watch over Sam and his family during this time.  Give him good memories to keep him calm in hospital.  Help him with his sickness so he can be strong and healthy.
Lead and guide Sam with your grace and especially your love.  Make the doctors and his family wise so they can make him better and stop any more illness.
This I pray in your precious name. Amen.

Heavenly Father,
I ask you to help our  brother Sam get well when he is in hospital. Give him strength to go back and play rugby for school.  Make him healthy again so he can run around with his friends at school and family at church.
Take bad thoughts away so that he can think about getting better.   Help his family during this hard time going to see him every week in hospital.  I want him to get better soon so he can come out to play sport and sketch in art and maybe he could visit Yendarra again.
In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
By Teariki 

May God continue to be with us and those who need him. Amen.


Room 2

We have been learning all about looking after the environment. We have been learning what re-use, reduce, recycle and rot mean. Anna-Maria is going to tell you all about our science experiment.

We are investigating if fruit scraps, paper and plastic decomposes-that means rot. First Miss Kelly brought us some plastic cups. Secondly we put the materials that are waste inside the plastic cups. Next we went outside, dug up some soil and plopped it in the cup over the waste but we didn’t cover it all with soil because we needed to see if the waste was going to decompose. Then we stuck on the sticky name tags so we know what’s inside each cup. After that we picked up our cups and watered them and lastly we put our cups on the window sill until eight weeks is over, that’s until term 2 two is finished. During the term we are going to observe our waste to see if it decomposes and record our observations. I predict that the fruit waste is going to decompose and it is going to turn into soil. I think the paper is going to stay the same. I also predict that the plastic is going to do nothing but stay the same like the paper. Room 2 has been working really hard and thinking like scientists

Room 2 loves numeracy! Prysaia is going to tell you about what she has been doing during numeracy time.

Hi my name is Prysaia. I am learning to instantly recall addition facts to 20 and instantly recall multiplication facts for 2, 5, and 10. That means I need to say the answers fast. I use my basic facts when I learn new strategies so I can solve number problems. Then I can be intelligent and my parents will be proud of me because I have been working and focusing and proving to my teacher that I will always be focused and full of intelligent ideas. 

We are always striving to...BE THE BEST WE CAN!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Room 18

Talofa Lava, Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Taloha ni, Malo e lelei, and thank you for checking out our blog. Room 18 have sooooo much to share with you Whanau…

We have been learning about CULTURAL IDENTITY this term.
O ai a’u? Who am I?
I statements…

“I understand that my parents left Samoa for a good future”
 “I believe in God”
“I am an awesome Softball player”
 “I hope for the best future ever”
“I am proud to be Samoan”

For Visual Art this term we explored
Robyn Kahukiwa’s AMAZING art work and used her work to help us create our own self-portraits.

Can you find your brother, sister or friends artwork? Go on, have a guess!


Remember to come and visit us in Room 18 to check if your guess was correct!

Our Key competency focus this term is

Our team challenge was to take on a ‘Fashion Design Team’ role and work together to design and model the most creative WEARABLE RUBBISH BAG OUTFIT. Yes, you read correctly a RUBBISH BAG OUTFIT! What do you think of our outfits?
 Fashion Team: New York      
Fashion Team: Rome

 Fashion Team: Samoa      
  Fashion Team: Paris
 Runway Models: Joseph, Saumotu, Hannese, Denise

We have had a busy term  and can't wait to see what's coming up in term 2!