Te Reo o Te Wiki Māori – Māori Language Week

Kia ora

We have been having a blast using te reo both inside and outside the classroom this week. We learned that te reo is our national taonga (treasure) and it is up to us to keep it alive. Mrs Hermond challenged us to go around the school and ask others, ‘kei te pēhea koe?’ We were excited by how many people could reply, as well as how many people we could teach.

School Kit has landed in our classroom again this term!


We were very excited to receive our little garden. On Tuesday we created out gardens with Mrs Prescott. We’ll keep you posted on how they are growing!

CaptureHere are a few photos of our kaingaki māra!

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We also received our pūtaiao kete. This kete is sponsored by Counties Power and was only available to students within the Franklin district.

We were excited to have the opportunity to participate in this activity as it links in well with our focus of the physical world. We have been inquiring into electricity generation and this kit has helped us develop a better understand of electricity by giving us hands on experiments.

Today we learned how to create circuits. We learned how we had to use copper to allow the electricity to move from the battery to the light.


We also got a little creative with our newly made lighting system!

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