Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Finders Keepers by Room 7

Sometimes you lose stuff and gain stuff but at the end of the day its is important to take care of your belongings or else it will be the finders keepers game.


You Are Special by Room 5

Room 5’s favourite book is ‘You Are Special’ by Max Lucado. He wrote this book to help us remember that no matter what our talents are, or how we look, we are all special to someone. Here is our version of this book!


Friendship By Room 10

A little while ago friendship and honesty needed to be promoted but how do we do this ? The students came up with a solution... Help is on the way!

Animals At The Zoo By Room 4

Walking by the zoo you often wonder what makes these creatures what they are.The year two students went to the zoo trip and were inspired by the mysterious personality of these animals. So they decided to come up with questions to ask them. They came up with an original rhythm to tie together with the questions.

We Like Reading by Room 2

Room 2 is a class of New Entrant and year 1 Students. There are lots of new things you have to learn when you start school, and one of them is learning how to read. Learning to read takes involvement from many people. In this movie students in Room 2 share a song they originally wrote about some of the people they read with through the week. Reading is important and it is fun!

We Like to Read from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Tukana/Teina Day - Room 7 and Room 4

Room 7 and Room 4 worked together this week. Press play to find out what tuakana/teina day is all about. 

Tuakana Teina Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Tamaki Primary School Notices.

Term 2 Week 8 2013

Monday 24th June 2013
  • Its a normal day today. Remember to keep warm. Have fun learning with your teachers and friends.

Tuesday 25th June 2013

  • AFL sessions for the Junior Syndicate - Lead by Kiwisport.
  • 6:30pm - Camp meeting for Year 8 students and parents in the school hall.

Wednesday 26th June 2013

  • AFL sessions for the Senior Syndicate - Lead by Kiwisport.

Thursday 27th June 2013
  • 9 to 11am - Year 7 & 8 Technology
  • 11:30am - Senior Syndicate Performing Arts

Friday 28th June 2013

  • School photos
  • 11:30pm - Junior Syndicate Performing Arts
  • 2:00pm - Senior Syndicate Assembly

Thursday, 20 June 2013

T.P.S Rubbish Audit Report by Renee, Mavis, Renee and Salome

On Friday the 21st of June, a group of year 1-8 students were nominated to participate in  sorting out all of the rubbish we produced in our school over 24 hours. From Room 7 four girls represented their class. Their names are Caprice, Renee, Salome and Mavis and did they do their classroom proud!! Ron, who works at the Auckland city council was our tutor and explained to us about the rubbish we produce in our school. He also explained to us the different categories of rubbish and how we can reduce the amount of rubbish in our school.

Multiple times we had to discuss the categories in which the rubbish that was collected, where it would be sorted into. Individual students were chosen as leaders of their own crate(recycling bin). They put their given categories onto a crate. We then weighed the rubbish. After it was weighed, we sorted the rubbish into different crates. The pieces of rubbish were sorted into Non-recyclable paper, Food Scraps, Plastic wrappers, Steel and aluminium cans, Paper and Recyclable Plastic.

Most of the student in the seniors were group leaders, like Salome she was the group leader for the aluminum cans. I was the leader for the all other waste, and the people in my group was Stanley and Samuel, they helped me sort the rubbish, and the weight of the waste was 0.6.

When we finished the sorting of the categories others were then organised into small groups to help the leader of the group find and sort their rubbish that they were instructed to find. Groups were then give buckets to help collect the rubbish,the rubbish was then poured onto a tarpaulin and classes came to observe us as we collected and sort the different waste.

The amount of plastic wrappers blew up in our faces. Nearly over 270 pieces of chip, muesli and snack wrappers were scattered all over our tarpaulin and in the crate. Hevani and Paeroa collected a lot of these wrappers and within minutes the back was halfway full. The food scraps had an huge amount which continued to grow when we finished collecting it we had to carry it all the way to the scale but it resulted in being too heavy for one person to carry it ,so Marshal and Taylor carried it to the scale to get weighed.

The food scraps weighed 18.0kg due to the weight of the food scraps inside the bag and the crate altogether. After we sorted the rubbish we weighed the different categories of rubbish that we collected.The heaviest was the food scraps which weighed 18.0kg and the most found was food wrapper.

After we weighed all the sacks of rubbish from the crate our instructor calculated the rubbish that we weighed to see how much rubbish is thrown on the ground or wasted in the bin. Turns out that our school is producing more rubbish than other schools.

The solution today's rubbish findings will be in our next school rubbish report. Be on a look out for our next report.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Tamaki Primary School Notices

Term 2 Week 6 2013

Monday 10th June 2013
  • Its a normal day today. Remember to keep warm. Have fun learning with your teachers and friends.

Tuesday 11th June 2013
  • 9:30 - Visitors from Christchurch and Wellington will be visiting the senior syndicate. These visitors are teachers who are wanting to know about e-learning with the use of netbooks. This is a great opportunity to show off what e-learning looks like in the classroom.
  • AFL sessions for the Senior Syndicate - Lead by Kiwisport.

Wednesday 12th June 2013

  • AFL sessions for the Junior Syndicate - Lead by Kiwisport.

Thursday 13th June 2013
  • 9 to 11 - Year 7 & 8 Technology
  • 11:30 - Senior Syndicate Performing Arts

Friday 14th June 2013

  • 11:30 - Junior Syndicate Performing Arts
  • 2:15 - Senior Syndicate Assembly

Monday, 3 June 2013

Free Shoes from KidsCan

Today we received our shoes from KidsCan.

Thank you KidsCan for our shoes. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Faith,Mavis and Johnny Science Experiment

For science we learnt about Solid,Liquid,State . We created an experiment with different layers of liquid. You can do this at home. This presentation indicates what we have been learning throughout the week. I hope you enjoy reading. There is more to come.

Room 4's News

room 4's news from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

This is the first time we have used our i pads to film our news. Lizzy and Leo wrote the script. After much editing we came to the final copy. We practiced reading our roles and then proceeded with our filming. Mrs. Sharma helped us to edit our films. Please leave a comment to let us know how you liked our film.
Room 4

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Paper Mache Bowls by Room 4

This week Room 4 students made paper mache bowls. Here is how they did this:

  1. Tear the empty egg trays into little pieces. 
  2. Soak the little pieces. 
  3. Blend the wet pieces in a blender. 
  4. Mix some glue and plaster of paris into the mixture. 
  5. Rub some oil on the mould. 
  6. Spread the mixture onto the bowl. Leave it to dry for two days. 
  7. Separate the mould from the paper mache bowl. 
  8. Paint your bowl. 
  9. Decorate it with glitter. 

Tamaki Primary School Notices.

Term 2 Week 4 2013

Monday 28th May 2013
  • Enjoy the day with your teachers and friends!

Tuesday 29th May 2013
  • Junior Syndicate Netball

Wednesday 30th May 2013
  • Senior Syndicate Netball
  • 11:30am - Kawa of Care parent sessions in the TAP office.

Thursday 31st May 2013
  • 9am-11am -  7/8 Technology
  • 11:30 - Performing Arts for the Senior syndicate
  • 6:00- Kawa of Care Parent session in the Library

Friday 1st June 2013

  • Teacher Only Day - School is closed today.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Taking My Netbook Home by Chasity

It was a pleasure to take my netbook home for the first time because now I can make more blog posts than ever and finish of work I haven't finished at school.Taking my netbook home is a very exciting thing for me at this time of my life. I just love taking my netbook home because I love finishing my school work at home. I take care of my netbook at home and at school and that's a good thing. Finishing homework and other school work on time has been done on my netbook. I love taking my netbook home which is a tremendous feeling!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Weekly Notices Term 2, Week 3 2013

Weekly Notices
Term 2, Week 3 2013

Term 2 Week 3 2013

Monday 20th May 2013
  • Enjoy the day with your teachers and friends!
  • Netbooks for year 7 and 8 will go home today for the first time. Yay!!!

Tuesday 21st May 2013
  • Junior Syndicate Netball

Wednesday 23rd May 2013
  • Senior Syndicate Netball

Thursday 24th May 2013
  • 9am-11am -  7/8 Technology
  • 12:15 - Performing Arts for the Senior syndicate

Friday 25th May 2013
  • 11:30 - Performing Arts for the Junior syndicate
  • 1:45 - Senior Syndicate Assembly

Sunday, 12 May 2013

T.P.S Weekly Notices

Term 2 Week 2 2013
This week is Sign Language Week

Monday 13th May 2013
Tuesday 14th May 2013
  • Junior Syndicate Netball

Wednesday 15th May 2013
  • Senior Syndicate Netball

Thursday 16th May 2013
  • 9-11 7/8 Technology
  • 11:30 - Performing Arts for the Senior syndicate

Friday 17th May 2013
  • 1:45 - Senior Syndicate Assembly
  • 11:30 - Performing Arts for the Junior syndicate

Happy Mother's Day

Friday, 10 May 2013

Meeting Will.I.Am - Reported by Mavis and Faith

Faith,Taylor,Jayden and I got the chance to experience another way of  learning with the Manaiakalani.
A fantastic piece of new which came to us as "Someone donated some money to the Manaikalani education trust" Well we found out that someone was Mr Will.I.Am
I hope you enjoy reading my awesome experience below 
Please leave a comment!!

Thursday 6 May 2013, was well... the best day of our life!!! I’m not being dramatic or anything but a group of students got the chance to see that Mr.William James Adams,otherwise known as Will.I.Am . He has donated $100,000 to the Manaiakalani Education Trust. We were told at first that it was an anonymous donater but when we arrived we got the news that it was Will.I.Am himself who had donated the money.It was something worth experiencing.

When the cheque was presented we were thankful and honored for his helpful donation towards the Manaiakalani Education Trust. His inspirational words motivated us all as students to keep moving forward in life.

The words that he preached today was "My mission is to help transform disadvantaged youths, and I hope my donation to the Manaiakalani Trust will help these young people gain the skills they need for tomorrow's job market."

We acknowledged that fact the he shared a small portion of his life with us about growing up with  only his mum to raise him and about the fact that music and arts literally saved his life. He told us that his dream was to look after his mother and siblings.

When he told us what his dream was we felt like we could do something with our life. Meeting or hearing him wasn’t just hearing or seeing him as a celebrity but we got to hear and see him as a person who motivated himself to succeed in life.

We came back to school feeling glad we got to be part of something worth remembering, we got to be part of something we could tell our friends with pride and experience.

Tina and Tane Water Show by Willy

Today, we had a water show called "Tina and Tane". We learned lots of lessons
which includes, "Outside Drains only Drain Rain!".

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Honourable Minister of Education - Hekia Parata Visits our School

On Friday 12th April the Honourable Minister of Education - Hekia Parata visited our school. Press play and to watch our special assembly featuring Hekia Parata. 

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Easter Eggs!!

We would like to say a huge thank you to our friends from SERCO who donated easter eggs to our school.

Thank you!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The New Cat by Room 2

In Room 2 we read the book 'The New Cat' by Joy Cowley.

We looked in our lunch boxes and thought about what Greedy Cat would eat if he was in our class.. this is what we thought...

Room 2s Cat from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013