Open your mind …

Open your mind and heed the words that are given to you….We are learning about hooks and emotive language in Persuasive writing, noting how the power of words can be used to influence the views and opinions of the reader.  We have observed the words, Open your mind and to us, this means to see other viewpoints and to listen to those around us, teaching us to have a respect for different perspectives.  Some of the opinions we have read about, have helped us to strengthen our own views and have enabled us to critically analyse various situations.

In Math, we have been working with decimals and Geometrical shapes.  Thank you very much to Mr Williams who has been sharing Math strategies with our class, through our teacher.  We have been constructing Geometrical shapes – these look great in our classroom.

Congratulations: Taumata Tahi: Alice & Lynette.  Taumata Rua: Shahid, Velria, Rosalina.  We are very proud of you all !

Upcoming Events: $5 day fundraiser – Team Taonga.  Money must be paid on Thursday 8th 🙂

MATARIKI CELEBRATION: At 5pm our school Kapa Haka Group will be performing at the Kelston Hub this Friday.  Please come along and support this cultural event and our school Roopu…

Here are some of our amazing Mauria Te Pono students performing at the lovely Mrs Tariu’s farewell, with the Samoan Group.  They were quite spectacular !


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Term 2 Week 6

Talofa lava matua, aiga, uo ma le fanau aoga,

Malo lava le soifua maua ma le lagi e mama. Viia pea le alofa o le Tama i le lagi i lona alofa ma lona agalelei ia i tatou i aso uma. Talofa talofa lava.

Greetings and a big faafetai lava to all the parents and students who contributed food and drinks for our shared lunch to celebrate the Samoan language week. It was awesome to have parents coming in and witnesses the some of the students lauga/speech about ‘why my Samoan language and culture is important to me?


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