Friday, 5 February 2016

Welcome to Team Tekau in 2016!

What lies ahead?  We think it is going to be .......

An award winning year in Team Tekau!  We are a class of Year 4 & 5 students, who are ready to listen, talk, share and learn.  Our teacher is Mrs Haronga, who will be helped by our candidate teacher, Miss Ferris.  We have been talking this week about the steps we need to take in our learning, to make sure that we are being the best learners we can be.  Lots of times we ask ourselves - 'what step are you on at the moment?'  If we need reminding what we need to work towards we can just look on our wall.  Hopefully we'll all get to the "Yes!  I did it!" step lots of times this year.

This first week of school we've been working on getting to know each other better, as people and as learners.  We've set some goals, (ways we're going to 'knock the socks' off our teacher this year).  We also wrote and signed our class treaty - this is our agreement on how we are going to work as learners this year.  There is lots more to come from Team Tekau, so watch this space!!!

Friday, 27 November 2015

This is how we roll in Team Tekau - well some of us at least!

Check out the moves with four of Team Tekau's fabulous students today!  Nothing like getting caught getting your groove on is there boys??!!!!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Anyone for tennis?

Today we have had our third session with our tennis coach Tipene.  We've been working on our serve. Some of us managed to get it over the net!!!  Some of us played a game without a net!!!! Great work Team Tekau.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

EOTC - Otatara Pa and Waiohiki Arts Village visit 18 November

What an amazing day we had in the rain yesterday!  Rm 10 along with Rooms 5 and 11, got to visit the Waiohiki Arts Village and Otatara Pa.  We learnt how to weave 'English Roses' with flax at Waiohiki, which was challenging but great fun.

We then got to walk in the rain, up the hill at Otatara Pa.  Tareha and Gary, were our guides, and they spoke to us about the land we were on, how and why it was so sacred to the local Maori people.  They also shared some interesting stories about the local area, and the local people.  It was a fantastic day and an awesome experience for us all.  

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Wimbledon - here we come!!!

Today Team Tekau had their first of four tennis training sessions with Tipene Cottrell.  We are so lucky to have a very patient expert teaching us about tennis.  We can't wait for our other sessions.