Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week 10 Update

Kia Ora Whanau and welcome to Week 10 - our final week for this term.
We are timetabled to have our cycling skills underway - with Let's Go Team. Although the forecast is questionable we still will be planning to go ahead if at all possible.

That means - bikes to school and covered in shoes/helmets.
The team always have a few spare bikes so please let us know if you need to access these......we want everyone to be able to join in with confidence. Of course, riding the bike that has been bought to fit the child is always great. There will be a bike safety/helmet safety check which means the students get some great knowledge about doing their own 'warrant of fitness' on their bikes. It is also amazing just how many helmets are fitted incorrectly so it really is a worthwhile process.

Adults will be on hand with tools, oils and advice so we all should end up spick and span and ready to rock.

We do have a designated place to store bikes which is able to be locked - so bikes can stay at school overnight if that helps make things more manageable.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Our Whakangahau "Celebration"

To end off the day with a bang, Tūhono hosted the Whakangahau.  We brainstormed all of the things that we wanted to share with others about our learning and fun in Tūhono and we decided use the theme of "Open Mindedness" as this is a key attitude that we all show on a daily basis.

All Tūhono students were involved, whether it be teaching a waiata to the school, introducing someone or sharing our work.  It was a brilliant display of all the fun things we do in Tūhono and the learning that goes along with it.

Check out our presentation below...  What was your favourite part of the Whakangahau?

Bullying is not OK!

Another change to our Monday was a visit from Shane Wallace-Hoskins who teaches Martial Arts.  He has been going around schools talking about Bullying and helping kids recognise the different types of bullying and how to deal with them.  Your child has been given a task to share with you following on from today's session, which needs to be returned in 48 hours to be eligible for a prize draw on Monday.  Tūhono really enjoyed listening to Shane speak and contributing to the discussion and also the playing of First to Ten!

Who can remember the three types of bullying and what they are?

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Tūhono!

Today was a very different Monday in Tūhono.  We started our day off welcoming Manoa Francis who has joined our whānau all the way from Belgium.  He has moved back here with his mum and dad and they are building a house on Parrs Road to live in.  Manoa speaks French and a little bit of English.  In true Tūhono style, we held a mihi whakatau for him and his whānau, which included a haka pōwhiri (welcome chant/dance); Cormac doing a whaikorero (speech) and singing a waiata.  To finish off our proceedings, kai was shared.  Today our kai came all the way from Belgium in the form of delicious chocolate bars!!  You may have heard that Belgium chocolate is pretty amazing, now we can confirm that that is definitely true :)

It was lovely getting to know Manoa and his whānau better when we asked them lots of questions.  We are so happy to have you in our hub Manoa.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Just Keep Running...

There was no stopping Tūhono when it came to the annual Cross Country build up this year.  We trialled a few training regimes and reflected on these in terms of fun, physical and emotional benefits.  Students in the end made an informed choice as to what their needs were for the type of training they wanted to participate in.  This helped everyone succeed in this are of Physical Education that can quite often be the most dreaded!!  We had runners tackling the hill once, twice, even three times each day as their challenge, others training in peers and maintaining physical fitness through dance and skipping.

Cross Country day came and Tūhono were given the choice of what events they entered into.  It was really encouraging to see so many students participate in the individual competitive races because they knew that it was challenging them and maybe taking them out of their comfort zone.  They should all be very proud of themselves in their achievements and attitudes towards this event.

Also a big tino pai to those who represented us at the New Plymouth Cross Country today.  We are looking forward to hearing reports back of how much fun they had taking on another personal challenge.

Click on this link to check out our school cross country photos.

Check out the pictures from Mr Anderson from today.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

All Black Fever!

Taranaki has been abuzz the past week with the excitement of having the All Blacks playing here at Yarrow Stadium.  Tūhono were lucky enough to meet the All Blacks Captain Kieran Read and show him their support through the spontaneous performance of a haka.  What an honour this was to bestow upon such a role model for so many of our Frankley Students.

Check it out, who does it better?  Frankley... or the All Blacks?!

Whakangahau Suggestions for Tūhono

Welcome to our planning week Tūhono. Next Monday the 19th we are on stage for the inaugural Frankley School Whakangahau.........fantabulous.

Please find the blog post where we all reflected on our last Whakangahau. With those reflections in mind, add your own suggestions for our performance next week. Keep in mind what you enjoy watching yourself, the ages of our audience and the purpose of performing....

                                               inform, entertain and persuade. 

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