Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Weka Hub's Culture

In Weka Hub this term, our inquiry focus is on culture. It is all about learning about who we are, where we are from and what is special and unique about us - whether this is knowing another language, coming from a different country or celebrating different things.

Here are some photos from our learning journeys. 

Above: A photo of Kishan, Carlos and Tony looking at a map of New Zealand and where the different iwi's are. 

Above: A photo of Room 18's plotting wall. We have found out where we are born and also if we are connected to an iwi and have plotted these on the maps (images shown below).

Room 18 have also done a country study. We really enjoyed doing these. Here are some photos of what we learnt.


It has been so interesting finding out where we are all from and how all these things make us so unique and different. 

- Miss McPhail 

Monday, 10 September 2018

Room 17's Calendar Art

Artwork by Lagavale.

Check out our calendar art! It was inspired by our learning about the weather in our Te Reo sessions this term. We think they are so Kawaii and can't wait to share them with our whanau!

Art work by Amber.

Artwork by Liam.
Artwork by Leo.

Artwork by Leah.

Aroha nui
Room Seventeen

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Black and White Disco

Above: Kayla, Alexis, Kiara and Te Mauri
A big thank you to all the whanau and teachers who ran the Disco on Friday night. It was an awesome way to end a full on week of learning. Weka Hub loved dancing with our friends and listening to the fantastic beats put on by the Sua whanau. Check out these photos of the event.

Above: Malina, Nevaeh and Kayla.

Above: Friends from Tui Hub - including Te Mauri and Piripis' big Sisters. 
Above: Ataahua and her beautiful family.
Above: Kayla hanging out with Hannah from Tui Hub.
Above: Ta and Ngawini holding down the drinks stand.
Above: Stacey and Karen from YMCA came and helped too!
Above: Leva and Dora were on beats.
Above: Ataahua and Brieah.
Above: The groove on the dance floor!
Above: Miss McPhail helped in the Candy Store.
Above: Amber dancing with her Mum ♡ 
Above: Lynn dancing with the Rm 17 girls. 
Above: Mrs Wasley dancing with her new friend from Kiwi Hub.  
Above: Zoe and her Mum ♡ 
Above: Favourite photo of the night! Max and Amber Rose.
Above: Max and Ataahua raving it up with their glo-sticks.
Above: Kyden, Levi and Tony busting a move on the dance floor. 
Above: CJ, Kayleigh and Marcus dress in the black and white theme.
Aroha nui
Weka Hub

Monday, 3 September 2018

Reading has changed in Weka Hub!

This term in Weka Hub we have organised our reading programme collaboratively. Mrs Wasley works with a smaller group in Room 16 and Miss McPhail and Miss Burns work with a group of students who get to choose which books they would like to read for the week. 

At the start of the week several texts are shared and students get to decide which workshops they would like to join. This gives greater student agency. Here are some photo's from these sessions over recent weeks.

Above: At the start of our session we discuss the days activities in a learning circle. We are working hard to strengthen our learning dispositions.
Above and below: On Mondays Te Rōpū Rākau head to the library to work with Janine.

Above: Cory and Amber Rose work on an independent spelling activity - putting together word chunks.
Above: Atasha, Amberly and Lydia working on literacy games using the iPads.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Our Matariki Breakfast!

A big thank you to all the whanau that came down to our Matariki breakfast to help Weka Hub celebrate. We had such a fun day with all our collaborative activities, and this was a brilliant way to get things started.

I couldn't decide which photos to post, because they all made me smile - so get ready for a photo dump!

Aroha nui
Miss Burns

Thank you for cooking our sausages Mrs Turner!

The Photos below are of Weka students in the Kowhai Whanau Group. We made kites with our senior buddies. Check out Kayleigh, Piripi's big sister!

Aroha nui

Weka Hub