Thursday, November 30, 2017

Best School Entry in the Annual Christmas Parade

Carrying on with our community theme saw another bit of history taking place at Frankley School.  An idea was "floated" around about entering into the Christmas Parade around Carnival time, which only gave us two weeks to plan and put our plan into action.  Along with members of the B.O.T., S.F.R.C. and some keen teachers and a truck, we made this into a reality!  Last weekend, the Frankley School Carpark turned into a scene of sparkling glitter and an array of santa hats.  The end product was a thing of beauty.  Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this happen, and an added bonus was that we won Best School entry earning us $500 for the school!  How can we possibly top that next year?  Hopefully it has put down the challenge for some other schools to enter next year...

Click on the photo below to see more of the action

A Serious Case of Volunesia has hit Tūhono and it does not seem to be slowing down!!

Wow - we have been flat out in our Tūhono learning hub. We have had such great ideas from our groups so have a real range of events happening: (we explored the word 'volunesia' and what it meant and then what making a positive impact on a community would we explored some great examples such as the student army in Christchurch.  We shared our experiences with a group called School Kit that connects classes and schools together in really fun learning experiences.  Check out this link to see us profiled on their website...

This is our 'task' to inspire the students...

Your task is to plan and implement a voluntary community
project that will have a positive impact on others.  Your project
will involve time, not fundraising.   You will need to consult an
expert to validate your planning.

Tuakana Teina in Action

Lots of Tūhono students have been able to share their knowledge of tikanga Māori and te reo through Kapa haka this year.  A couple of weeks ago, we invited Top Kids Preschool and Kahikatea Kindergarten children to school to be part of a mihi whakatau (a welcome) and watch our rōpu perform.  We had a wonderful time sharing our talents with the younger children and being great role models to our tamariki.  It was also very cool for Haka to have Mokii as part of the audience.  We ended the afternoon with a shared kai.  It is definitely an event we would like to happen each year.  We also thought that maybe next time we could make the performance more interactive by teaching the tamariki some waiata and actions.

Check out all the beautiful photos and videos...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Best Biscuit in ALLLLLLLLLL of NZ

Kia ora Tūhono munchers

Your challenge is to record a response on our class FlipGrid about your favourite biscuit from the chart.

Make it sound delicious with your choice of words:)

Parents - you are welcome to record your own response too.

Biscuit FlipGrid