Sunday, 23 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Farewell Mrs Ellis

Today, we farewell Mrs Karyn Ellis who has worked at Tamaki Primary for the past fifteen years. We honour and celebrate the time she has spent with us and wish her only the very best for her future. Thank you. Mrs Ellis. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012



It's the FINAL week of school for 2012 so enjoy the
 week with your teachers and friends!

Here's what's happening at our school this week:

Monday 10th December 
  • Tae Kwon Do for the Junior Syndicate.
  • Some professors from the Auckland University will visit the Senior Syndicate as they are interested seeing classes learning using their netbooks. 
  • Whole school practice for prizegiving at 11:30am and 1:45pm. 
Tuesday 11th December
  • 1:00pm - School prizegiving 
Wednesday 12th December
  • BIG SHIFTS OF CLASSROOM FOR 2013
    Thursday 13th December 
    • Enjoy the second to last day of school with your friends and teachers. 
    • Take the time to reflect and evaluate about your learning journey this year. 
      Friday 14th December - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2012
      • School finishes at 1:00PM

      MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

      STAY SAFE AND ENJOY THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

      SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

      TERM 1 2013 STARTS ON
      MONDAY 4TH OF FEBRUARY 2013

      Tuesday, 4 December 2012

      Room 8 - Group One - Energy Movie

      This term we have been studying Energy. As part of our end of term product, we had to produce an information pamphlet to take home to our whanau and a group movie encouraging others to think about how they are using energy. Here is Group One's finished movie product. Enjoy!

      Monday, 3 December 2012

      Room 8's Taekwondo Experience!

      Room 8 have been learning Taekwondo for the last 7 weeks.  We had so much fun learning about this martial art from Korea.  Check out the action from our very last session!




      Saturday, 1 December 2012

      Term 4 Week 8 2012

      Yay it's now SUMMER!

      Enjoy your week with your friends and teachers. It is now near the end of the year and we encourage all students to bring back any library books or reading books that belong to our school. 

      Reflect and think about what you have achieved throughout the year with your learning and be prepared to share your thinking with our T.P.S Media Team who are in the process of putting together our last T.P.S News video for the year. 


      Here's what's happening at our school this week:

      Monday 3rd December 
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Junior Syndicate.
      Tuesday 4th December
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Senior Syndicate.
      Wednesday 5th December
      • 9:30am - Traffic Patrol Training with Constable Teina. 
      • 9:30am - Student Leaders will visit Hingaia School with Ms Hansell for new furniture ideas for Year 7 and 8 classes for 2013. 
      • Variety Club Bikes presented 
      Thursday 6th December 
      • Enjoy the day with your teachers and friends. 
      Friday 7th December 
      • Enjoy the day with your teachers and friends. 

      Thursday, 29 November 2012

      T.P.S Fundraising Winner - Tupou

      Congratulations to Tupou for winning 1st prize for our school fundraising competition. Enjoy your adventure with your new bike Tupou!


      Athletics Tournament 2012

      Press play to view some of our students represent our school at this year's Athletic's tournament held at Point England Reserve. 


      2012 Athletics Tournament from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Sunday, 25 November 2012

      Learn, Create Share between Room 7 and Room 3 by Miss Fiona




      Term 4 Week 7 2012


      Here's what's happening at our school this week.

      Monday 26th November
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Junior Syndicate.

      Tuesday 27th November
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Senior Syndicate.

      Wednesday 28th November
      • Athletics Field Day at Point England Reserve for students who are in our T.P.S Athletics team. 
          
      Thursday 29th November 

      • Rainbow's End trip for our T.P.S student leaders and patrol monitors. 
      Friday 30th November 
      • 2:15pm T.P.S School Assembly

      Wednesday, 21 November 2012

      Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro


      Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro.

      Yesterday on 21st November Mt. Tongoriro erupted in the clear blue sky. All that the people could see was a big ash cloud in the sky. The eruption lasted for five minutes. There was a group of school kids from an Intermediate school. One child cried out “Look” and everybody turned to see this huge cloud of black smoke. They were very scared. The smoke went up to about 3 kilometers in the sky so air flights were cancelled for low flying planes because the smoke will wreck the rotors on the plane. The people are warned not to go close to the mountain because it might erupt again. This shows us that we do we do not know enough about volcanic eruptions.

      By Jahrell Leewes

      Tuesday, 20 November 2012

      Electrical Safety

      Watch this clip and Room 2 will tell you how you can be safe around electrical things. 



      ELECTRICITY from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Make a Better Tomorrow


      Watch this encouraging movie put together by Room 2. We can all make our place a better place. We can do this through positive changes and thinking!

      Tongue Twisters!! by Room 3



      WALT read tongue twisters out loud with expression.


      We have been reading a very funny tongue twister this week about a baby sitter that tries to make fritter with bitter butter. She fails so buys some sweeter batter and tries again! 

      We have recorded ourselves reading a few versus for you to watch. Enjoy! 


      VID00006 from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      The Manaiakalani Film Festival by Mavis

      In term two we were learning how to make movies that influence our world. We learnt a lot about the movie making process

      Room 8 also got the opportunity to ask some real movie makers about their experiences and get some tips to take our movies to the next level. Jayden created this presentation sharing movie magic tips. We celebrated our Movie Magic term with our very own Tamaki Primary Academy Awards.

      Our class movie, 30 Things, will be played at The Manaiakalani Film Festival today. We wanted our movie to help children find fun activities to do after school. We chose this message because we wanted to help kids stay out of trouble.

      We made our movie in a fun way so that kids our age can understand it. Most of the advertisements for staying out of trouble are aimed at teenagers or adults. We also wanted the kids to learn this message at a young age.



      30 Things from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      The Manaiakalani Film Festival by Losana

      Room 3 has made a movie about honesty. It will be played at The Manaiakalani Film Festival today. Honesty means telling the truth whether you get into trouble or not. Honesty is the best policy.

      We are very excited to see our movie on the Extreme Screen at Sylvia Park. Our movie was also shown at the Tamaki Primary Academy Awards.

      The Manaiakalani Film Festival by Michael

      Room 4 thought it would be awesome to think about what we might like to be when we grow up.  When we grow up there are lots of things we could do and be. We had lots of fun making our movie, dressing up in the different costumes and learning the dances. 

      We learnt that it is important to think about what you might want to be when you grow up and there are lots of choices. I was very interested to find out more about Martin Luther King. He was a man who was responsible for his actions.


      Our movie was also shown at the Tamaki Primary Academy Awards.

      School is Cool Reported by Cypress

      In Term 2 we were learning a lot about movie magic, and how movies can influence our world. We created many movies. We started by brainstorming key messages we could include in our movies. 

      We also made a movie that explains how to plant kumara. It was really fun to do. We created this movie to inspire people to learn how to grow their own kumara.


      Our movie for The Manaiakalani Film Festival is called 'School Is Cool'. We made it to share all of the cool learning and fun that we have at school.

      Our movie was also shown at the Tamaki Primary Academy Awards. We created a PMI about Movie Magic and shared what we liked, what was challenging and interesting.



      School is Cool from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Monday, 12 November 2012

      Our Students Meeting Prince Charles and Camilla


      Watch some of our students shake the hands of 

      Prince Charles and Camilla. 



      Our kids with royalty from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Spot Prize for L.J

      Watch L.J receive his spot prize at the Hairy Maclary show.


      LJ spot prize from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Sifa and Rhythm Advertising our T.P.S Green Team


      T.P.S Green Team! from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Room 7 Planting Kumara for our School Kai Garden

      In week 3 Room 7 planted kumara in our school kai garden. We would like to say a special thank you to Koro for helping us.

      Press play to watch how we planted kumara. This clip was put together by Willy and Danisha.


      Room 7 Planting Kumara from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Term 4 Week 5 2012


      Here's what's happening at our school this week.

      Monday 12th November
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Junior Syndicate.
      • Hairy Maclary Show for ROOM 3.

      Tuesday 13th November
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Senior Syndicate.

      Wednesday 14th November 
      • Mananiakalani Film Festival - Just a reminder that on Wednesday the school is attending the Manaiakalani Movie Festival at Sylvia Park Movie Theatre.
            
      We will be leaving at 9:00am and returning at 11am. All    children are expected to attend. Please send $2.00 to cover the cost of the bus to Sylvia Park.

      Thursday 15th November 

      • 2:15pm School Assembly.

      Friday 16th November 
      • Normal school day - have fun learning with your teachers and friends.

      Saturday, 3 November 2012

      Term 4 Week 4 2012

      Here's what's happening at our school this week.

      It's our school athletics day on Friday so make sure you practice your running skills throughout the week on the racing tracks on the field during break times. 


      Monday 5th November
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Junior Syndicate.
      It's Guy Fawkes day today. Have fun with your family tonight as you celebrate Guy Fawkes. 

      Copy and paste the following link to find out about the history of Guy Fawkes and read the safety tips about lighting fire crackers. 

      http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/articles/guy-fawkes/


      Tuesday 6th November
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Senior Syndicate.

      Wednesday 7th November 
      • Touch tournament for Year 5 and 6 students. Remember to get your permission slip signed and return it to the school office. 

      Thursday 8th November 

      • Last day to practice your running skills on the racing tracks on the field. 

      Friday 9th November 
      • ATHLETICS DAY - We encourage our parents and family to come along and have fun supporting our children as they participate in our school athletics. Notices should be sent home during the week to inform you all about our school athletics. 
      Have a great week everyone!

      Sunday, 28 October 2012

      Term 4 Week 3 2012

      Here's what's happening at our school this week. 

      Monday 29th October

      • E-asTTLE Reading assessment for Rooms 4,5 and 6. 
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Junior Syndicate.

      Tuesday 30th October 
      • 9:30am - Assessment testing for seniors - EasTTle Reading for students in Room 7 & 8
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Senior Syndicate.

      Thursday 1st November
      Vector Energy Talks in the hall
      • 9.00am - Rooms 4, 6, 7 in hall
      • 10.00 - Rooms 5 and 8
      • 11.20 -Rooms 9 and 1
      • 12.00 - Rooms 2 and 3

      World Teacher's Day 2012

      It was world teacher's day on Friday 26th October. Press play to view a clip about students talking about teachers at our school. This clip was put together by our school leaders. 


      Teachers Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Monday, 22 October 2012

      Term 4 Week 2 2012

      Here's what's happening this week at our school 

      Monday 22nd October

      • Labour Day

      Tuesday 23rd October 
      • 9:30am - Assessment testing for seniors - EasTTle maths for Year 7/8 students.
      • Tae Kwon Do for the Senor Syndicate.
      Wednesday 24th October 
      • 9:30am Writing Assessment.
      • 11:30am - Spelling Assessment.
      Thursday 25th October 
      • Year 7 Touch tournament.
      • 9:30am E-asTTle maths assessment for Room 7 and 8. 
      • 11:30am EasTTle maths assessment for Room 4 and 6.
      Friday 26th October 
      • 9:30am STAR Assessment for Year 4, 5,6 and 7 students.

      Thursday, 27 September 2012

      Congratulations Miss Thompson!


      Congratulations Miss Thompson! from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Miss Thompson has reached the end of her Beginning Teacher journey and is now a fully registered teacher. Congratulations Miss Thompson!

      Wednesday, 26 September 2012

      T.P.S Community Celebration


      Whanau Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      On Wednesday 26th September we had a special day with our whanau and community. This day was all about celebrating our learning. Some students presented their learning to the community while others took their whanau around to view the different learning stations around our school. 

      Press play to view the video of this special day. This video was put together by two students who are in our T.P.S Media team - Jayden and Darwin

      Wednesday, 19 September 2012

      T.P.S NEWS - Senior Syndicate Traditional Garden Day


      TPS News Senior Syndicate Traditional Garden Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Press play to view the Senior Syndicate traditional garden day. Students learnt how to make traditional gardening tools in preparation for our mara kai in week 10.

      The T.P.S Media team worked hard to put this clip together.

      T.P.S News - School Fundraising


      TPS NEWS Mural cards from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      Press play to view how you can support our school in raising money.

      Sunday, 9 September 2012

      Term 3 Week 9 2012

      Here's what's happening at Tamaki Primary School this week!

      Monday 10th September
      -Junior Syndicate basketball coaching session. It's a good idea for students to wear suitable footwear so that they are comfortable when they are playing basketball. A bottle of water will also be good to have to keep your body hydrated throughout the day. 

      Tuesday 11th September
      -Senior Syndicate basketball coaching session. It's a good idea for students to wear suitable footwear so that they are comfortable when they are playing basketball. A bottle of water will also be good to have to keep your body hydrated throughout the day. 

      -Home School Partnership Meeting:
      • Purpose: Showcasing our ICT in classes and learning authentic ways about being Cyber Smart. 
      • Where? In our school hall first then everyone will go to classrooms for demonstration of how our Literacy Cycle and "Learn, Create, Share" model is used.
      • What Time? 6:30pm

      Thursday 13th September 
      -School Fundraising for Year 2 and Year 1 students only. 
      • Where? In our school hall. 
      • What time? At lunch time from 1:10pm to 1:40pm
      -Homework club in Room 8 and room 7

      Friday 14th September
      -9:30am:Visitors from Waikato will visit the senior syndicate to observe the use of Netbooks during learning time. 

      -2:15PM - School assembly in the the hall. 

      Monday, 27 August 2012

      Ms Kyla and Ms Aireen's University Presentation


      TESSOL - Agents of Change from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

      In week 5 Ms Aireen and Ms Kyla had to share with their class at university how they have been agents of change in our school. They both did this through a video presentation. Press play to view this amazing video.

      Term 3 Week 7 2012

      This week at Tamaki Primary School

      Monday 27th August 
      -Basketball coaching session for the Junior Syndicate. 

      Tuesday 28th August 
      -Basketball coaching session for the Senior Syndicate.

      Thursday 30th August 
      -11:30am Senior Syndicate garden day.
      -1:10pm -1:45pm - School fundraising party for the Year 4 and 5 students only. 

      Friday 31 August 
      -2:15pm School Assembly 

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      We hope that all classes enjoys the learning session with Life Education Caravan this week!

      Monday, 20 August 2012

      Term 3 Week 6

      What's happening at T.P.S this week

      Monday 20th August 
      -Junior Syndicate basketball coaching session. 

      Tuesday 21st August 
      -Senior Syndicate basketball coaching session. 

      Thursday 23rd August
      -T.P.S fundraising party for Year 6 and 7 students only in the school hall at lunch time. Cost $2. 
      -3:30pm-4:30pm - Homework club in Room 7 and 8. 

      Friday 24th August 
      -11:30 Kapa Haka for the senior syndicate. 

      Tuesday, 14 August 2012

      Week 3 Term 3 2012

      Monday 13th August
      -Junior Syndicate basketball coaching session. 

      Tuesday 14th August
      -Senior Syndicate basketball coaching session. 
      -Netball tournament for Year 7 girls. 

      Thursday 16th August
      -Homework club in Room 7 and 8 at 3:30pm to 4:40pm. All students are welcome.

      Friday 17th August 
      -School assembly at 2:00pm