Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Congratulations to our parents who successfully completed the Reading Together Programme this year.

Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro

Yesterday Mt. Tongoriro exploded. No one knew because there was no warning. There were children from a school on the mountain when it exploded. They screamed and they were scared. they only saw ash clouds in the sky. the flights were cancelled. This means that if you are living in Mt. Tongoriro, you cannot go to other places. The eruption lasted for five minutes. The ash cloud was about 3 kilometers up in the was very dark and hot. Now we are not allowed near Mt. Tongoriro because it might explode again.

By Azuredream
Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro

Yesterday, on 21st November, 2012, Mt. Tongoriro exploded and there was no warning. It went for 5 minutes. Some of the tourists were excited to see an active volcano. Everyone saw the ash cloud above Tongoriro which is near Mt. Ruapehu. The explosion went 2 to 3 kilometers into the sky and it has exploded twice in 2 months.

By Marshal
Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro

Yesterday Mt. Tongoriro exploded near Mt. Ruapehu. The volcano erupted and the ash cloud went about 2 to 3 kilometers up into the sky.At that time there was a group of school children on a trip. it erupted without any warning. No one was hurt but people were scared and were running to a safe place. We in Room 2 think that volcano eruptions can happen at any time without a warning.

By Cerenity.

Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro

Eruption of Mt. Tongoriro.

Yesterday on 21st November Mt. Tongoriro erupted in the clear blue sky. All that the people could see was a big ash cloud in the sky. The eruption lasted for five minutes. There was a group of school kids from an Intermediate school. One child cried out “Look” and everybody turned to see this huge cloud of black smoke. They were very scared. The smoke went up to about 3 kilometers in the sky so air flights were cancelled for low flying planes because the smoke will wreck the rotors on the plane. The people are warned not to go close to the mountain because it might erupt again. This shows us that we do we do not know enough about volcanic eruptions.

By Jahrell Leewes

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Making a compost bin

Mrs. Kelly bought a new compost bin for our school garden.

Metui and Falakiko assembled it. "It was hard work but we both enjoyed doing the job." they said.

Composting is fun

At the Beach

The Beach

 Once upon a time there were three boys called Falakiko, Siosifa and Demetrius. They asked their mum if they could go the beach. Their mum said "Yes". All the three boys swam in the beach. Suddenly, Falakiko saw Demetrius drowning. Demetrius was shouting out for help. Demetrius's Dad heard him. He ran to the Life Savers. Falakiko and Siosifa ran with the life savers where Demetrius was sinking down in the water. They quickly got Demetrius out and called 111. The ambulance people said that Demetrius was O.K. and did not need to go to the hospital. Demetrius said " Thank you Falakiko and Siosifa, You are heroes". Demetrius was very proud of his friends.

 By Toma

Narrative: The Garden door

The Garden Door

 I have a garden in my house.The garden has a door. One day my friend, James saw it accidently. Both of us opened it. There were spooky spiders. I said to my friend" Wait there is purple stuff on them". My friend said" It is poison". We tried to run back but the door was closed. My friend said" please don't say it is locked." "Yes" I said but there is a key on that baby spider's eggs." How do we get the key?" I said. "Kill all the spiders" said James. "How are we going to do it" I said. We took a big stick and killed all the spiders. Then we quickly took the key and opened the door. We ran back to our houses and went into our beds to sleep.

 By Azuredream

Narrative: The garden door

The Garden Door

 Once upon a time there was a garden. It was in my backyard. I tried to open the door but my Dad said " Jahrell do not open the door" "O.K." I said to my Dad. One day, me and my friends opened the door and a black cat was behind the door. The black cat bit me on my arm. I had to go to the doctor and the doctor gave me some medicine to rub on my arm. I had to stay at home for 10 days. On the 11th day I went back to school. I now have the black cat as my pet. It did not bite me again. If it did then I would have to stay home for another 10 days.It will be boring at home, just lying in bed all day long and watch T.V.

 By Jahrell

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

John Pule's Style Of Art

We went to the Art Gallery and looked at John Pule's style of art. We adapted his style to show what is important in our lives. 

I am Aroha. I am a Maori girl. The Maori patterns in the picture show that I am from New Zealand. The heart in my picture is for my name because Aroha means 'love'. I like going to the beach to fish and collect shells. I also like going to the church and play with my church friends. 

I am Dupri. I am Maori boy. I was born in New Zealand. My picture represents the mountain where I live. My picture shows Hangi because I like Hangi. The Silver Fern, the All Blacks and the rugby ball represents New Zealand.

I am Helen. I am a Samoan girl. I was born in Samoa. I wear jandals when I go to Samoa. We play rugby in Samoa. The Silver Fern represents New Zealand and the Coconut Tree represents Samoa.

My name is Cerenity. I am a Maori girl. I have my family in my picture. I was born in New Zealand and so was my family. We use spear to catch fish. The waves in my picture tell that I like going to the beach and swimming.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Henna paste is made by crushing leaves of henna plant. Henna is a traditional Indian art form. Women usually adorn their hands and feet on occasions such as marriages and festivals. It is also used as a natural hair dye and conditioner. It is growingly becoming popular all over the globe. This term at Tamaki Primary we are learning all about different forms of art. Students used henna to adorn their palms with patterns that signified their own culture. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012


This Term we are learning that artists use art in a similar way to oral and written language to tell stories and to present a message or idea. We in Room 2 have tried to create a piece of art showing opposites.

"Open and Close"
By: Christine

"Day and Night"
By: Emma

"Straight and Curly"
By: Aren

"Happy and Sad"
By: Falakiko

"Straight and Wiggly"
By" Timeus

"Straight and Wiggly"
By: NJ

"Heavy and Light"
By" Aja

"Above and Below"
By: Jadaleigh

"Open and Close"
By: Sifa

"Big and Small"
By: Nature

"Big and Small"
By: Dupri

"Summer and Winter"
By: Demetrius

"Day and Night"
By: Faith

"Up and Down"
By: Royd

"Dull and Bright"
By: Denise

"Tidy and Messy"
By: Helen

"Far and Near"
By: Agnes

"Warm and Cool"
By: Aroha

"Love and Hate"
By: Azure Dream