Thursday, 22 September 2016


There are a couple of reminders for tomorrow, the last day of term.
In Team Tekau we are having 'Fun and Games' - if you have any suitable board games, that you don't mind sharing and that don't have lots of pieces that could be lost - we'd love to use them!  I promise that they will be taken good care of!

RETURNING FORMS FOR EOTC AND YEAR 5 CAMP - please complete these and send them back to school TOMORROW!!!  This is really important!  Any children who hadn't returned their forms were given more to take home tonight.

LASTLY - our Team 3 fundraiser - Car Boot Sale on Saturday 24 September - starting at 9am.  Spaces have filled fast but there are still a couple available.  Please contact the office tomorrow during office hours or email Mrs Haronga (  We'd love to see you there!
I hope that you have a safe and happy holidays with your families.  Enjoy the break and see you back in Term 4!
ps Don't forget to put your clocks forward this Sunday!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016


Today at school assembly we were lucky to have Aimee Fisher come back to see us again.  Aimee who is 21, is an ex-Mahora pupil and was at the Rio Olympics as part of the K4-500 team that came 5th!  Aimee spoke to us about the importance of finding something you are interested in, having fun, dreaming big and working hard!  Really fits in so well with our school values.  She then presented our school with one of her NZ singlets that she wore while racing in Rio.  We are so proud of Aimee and what she achieved and we will continue to follow her progress and achievements over the next few years.

"SAY CHEESE" - Reminder for Monday.

This Monday we are having school photos taken so it is really important that everyone is at school, dressed in the correct (clean) uniform, looking extra gorgeous and with their best smiles!
All orders and monies need to be at school on Monday as well.

Thursday, 1 September 2016


After our Literacy Evolution session with Whaea JoJo today we have a special homework task!  We need to find a word that ends with "tion" AND we need to be able to write down what is means.  Most interesting word + meaning will win a reward!

Friday, 19 August 2016

DON'T FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi all, don't forget all students need their togs and towels for next week - 
we're off swimming at Clive Pools!

Thursday, 11 August 2016


In Team Tekau today, we were learning about giving and following accurate directions.
We worked with a buddy outside.  We had to stay on the lines on the courts, and we had our book with us which had our compass drawn on it.  We used like turn, forwards, backwards, North, South, East and West.  We took turns being the student and the teacher.  It was easier to work outside because we had lots more space, the noise was much less and we had fun!!!!
Ka pai Team Tekau for the great team work!

Written by Hasrat, Tanishka and Mrs H.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Putting ourselves "UP" there!

In Week 9 we enjoyed creating artworks using crayons, dye and our photo!  Mrs H took a photo of us pretending to be falling through the sky.  Once our picture was put onto our background, we had to think of a caption that matched our facial expression.  Some of us were looking quite happy, others were worried and others, well just plain terrified.  Feel free to come in and check us out in Rm 10 - we think we look pretty cool.


Friday, 24 June 2016

Making movies in Team Tekau

This week in Team Tekau we've enjoyed using the I-movie app on the i-pads to create our own movie trailers.  There has been a lot of laughter and a bit of blood (aka red vivid!).  We have worked hard and are proud of our efforts.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Celebrating Matariki with our Tuakana Teina buddies from the Piki Pod

This week in Team Tekau we have enjoyed getting to know our Tuakana Teina buddies from the Piki Pod.  It is a great way to get to know the younger children in our school, and to help them with their learning.  This week, we've created name badges, read together, sung songs, danced and made kites.  The best part was flying kites together on Friday afternoon as part of our Matariki celebrations, although the weather did turn a bit so we couldn't stay out quite as long as we would have liked.  Thanks for sharing with us Piki Pod kids!

Monday, 30 May 2016


Tomorrow (Tuesday 31 May) we have Tanya from the Heart Foundation coming in to our class to take us on a 'virtual' tour of a supermarket, looking at the packaging of food products.  She will have some food packaging with her, but it would be great if we could have lots of different items so that we can compare lots of different foods.  We would love your clean, empty food packaging (boxes, bags, wrappers, packets, jars, bottles) that you can spare - FOR TOMORROW!!!  Many thanks from Team Tekau.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Writing in Team Tekau

Today in writing, we worked with a buddy, teaching each other how to use Goggle docs to do our writing.  We had to share Mrs Haronga in on our writing, so she could comment on our work as we were writing!  It is great to be able to use technology so effectively to help us with our learning.
What are you saying now Mrs H?

Thumbs up to you too Jayden!

Hard at work.

Great tutoring Thor.

Sharmaine re-reading her work.

Olly hard at work.

Sofia with her thinking face on!

Mahstang concentrating hard on his writing.

Cameron and Jayden sharing their device.

Mrs Haronga was editing our work while we were writing!