Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Practicing our Mihi

For Maori language week this week Room 3 are learning our Mihi. It is a basic introduction saying our name, where we were born, our local mountain, who our mother is and who our father is here are a couple of examples from Georgia and Riley.

Monday, 7 July 2014

15000 Hits

Wow! Room 3's class page has just ticked over 15000 hits. What a great target to hit and only half way through this year. Our next aim is to get 20,000. Here we come!


Friday, 4 July 2014


Today Room 3 celebrated Matariki by getting into groups and participating in different Maori activities. Some of us made Rewana. Here is a presentation of the action.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Play it if you dare!

Our first pick a path adventure is up and running. Play it if you dare and see if you can survive to the end!

Pop over to her blog and play it for real

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Matariki this week

We have been celebrating Matariki in the past week at Auroa school and this Friday are going to have a fun day with lots of learning and a performance by the Kapa Haka group. If you don't understand what Matariki is here is a little information:

What is Matariki?

Matariki is the Māori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or the Seven Sisters.  
During Matariki we celebrate our unique place in the world.

Matariki is an important time of the year for the provision of kai:

“Ngā kai a Matariki nāna i ao ake i runga.”

  “Matariki scoops up the food.”  

•There are 2 translations for Matariki.

•Matariki - tiny eyes.

•Mata Ariki – Eyes of God.

When is it?

During the end of May and the beginning of June each year, Matariki rises on the north east horizon.  The same spot as the rising sun.

Pyjama Day

Last week at Auroa school was Pyjama day where the students had to come dressed in their own Pyjamas. The students had to line up and  have a parade around the school and some were picked as best dressed. Abby and Rico from room 3 was chosen as best dressed. Well done guys!