Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Here's our favourite class song of the term.
 Carving in the meeting house 

We looked at the carving - This one is the top of a Toko Toko rakua ( a carved talking stick)
 Some of the carvings were big and had stories about them and what they represented.

At the fromt of the meeting house are two big carvings - one is Whatonga  and the other Te Peeiti AweAwe

The history of the iwi is amazing and all of came away with a greater appreciation of the Rangtaane Iwi


Swimming Demo for Puawaitanga

 Here we are at the West End Aquatic Centre  showing off our swimming skills to the parents.

We're having so much fun.

Monday, April 3, 2017

We  left school early and made our way to the Mara on the bus, all of us waited out side of the Waharoa ( the gateway ) so we could be Karanga (called ) on.

 Matua Shane welcomed our classes and gives us some of the history of the Rangataane Iwi.

Before we went in to the wharekai ( Dinning room) everyone has to take their shoes off