Thursday, 26 September 2019


Week 10 in Orongomai



It has been a busy end of the term. Today we had sports day, click the link below to watch a photo slide show.

Orongomai sports day


We hope you have a relaxing holiday and can't wait to see you next term.  :)

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Week 9

This week in Orongomai has been a busy week. We have been learning about Conservation week and the Rugby world cup. We have also had Liam from Halswell Football club here taking sessions with our classes. 



Thursday, 12 September 2019

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. -Greetings to you all. 


Term 3 Week 8: Te wiki o te reo Māori takes place this year between 9th and 15th September. We have been integrating Te Reo into our learning this week and have also been listening to a variety of Māori myths and legends in Orongomai.

(Click the 'Creation Myth' link below) to watch the children re-create the 'Creation myth' using an app called puppet pals'.



Creation Myth





T
о̄tara have also been creating and weaving baskets from the myth 'Tane and the Three Baskets of Knowledge.' 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Lava Song


Lava Song 
A long long time ago
There was a volcano
Living all alone in the middle of the sea
He sat high above his bay
Watching all the couples play
And wishing that he had someone too
And from his lava came
This song of hope that he sang out loud
Every day
For years and years
I have a dream
I hope will come true
That you're here with me
And I am here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and sky up above
Will send me someone to lava

Years of singing all alone
Turned his lava into stone
Until he was on the brink of extinction
But little did he know
That living in the sea below
Another volcano
Was listening to his song
Everyday she heard his tune
Her lava grew and grew
Because she believed his song was meant for her
Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea
As he sang his song of hope for the last time
I have a dream
I hope will come true
That you're here with me
And I am here with you
I wish that the earth, sea and sky up above
Will send me someone to lava

Rising from the sea below
Stood a lovely volcano
Looking all around
But she could not see him
He tried to sing to let her know
That she was not there alone
But with no lava, his song was all gone
He filled the sea with his tears
Watched his dreams disappear
As she remembered what his song meant to her
I have a dream
I hope will come true
That you're here with me
And I am here with you
I wish that the earth, sea, and sky up above
Will send me someone to lava

Oh they were so happy
To finally meet above the sea
All together now their lava grew and grew
No longer are they all alone
With Aloha as their new home
And when you visit them this is what they sing
I have a dream I hope will come true
That you will grow old with me, and I will grow old with you
We thank the earth, sea, and sky we thank too
I lava you, I lava you, I lava you.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Term 3 Week 3


This week we have had a focus on light houses, electricity circuits and ropes / pulleys. This has come from our Literacy focus on 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. 



We asked some great questions about our electrical circuits. 
-"What happens if you use two batteries?"
-"What if you break the circuit?"
-"What if you had no batteries?"
-"What if you had two bulbs?"




Thursday, 1 August 2019

Term 3, Week 2.

This week we have been focusing on a range of topics including; health and wellbeing, the Lighthouse Keepers Lunch, gymnastics and parent conferencing. 



Here is a photo of the children creating a pulley system to transfer the basket from the spider web to the classroom and colour coding the digi blocks for lighthouse creations. (Inspired from The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch book).



During literacy this week we read Presto Pizza and learnt how to make pizza with Miss Heveldt.