Lumana’I Manuia

Lumana’I Manuia

Patricia Tuilaepa

Talofa lava matua ma aiga! We have had an awesome start to the term. Our enthusiastic students in Lumana’i Manuia are showing a positive attitude to learning. A reminder that next week we have our Student Led Conferences on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of August. The students have been working hard on their digital…

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!

We have had an awesome start to the term. Our enthusiastic students in Lumana’i Manuia are showing a positive attitude to learning.

A reminder that next week we have our Student Led Conferences on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of August. The students have been working hard on their digital porfolios and are eager to share their learning. Thank you to all those who have made an appointment. If you haven’t already, please return the slip or email me patriciat@kelstonint.school.nz.

The students will also be receiving their reports at their SLC.

Below are some photos of our students in action this week.

Kia ora whanau! We would like to welcome back Miss Ali, our student teacher who will be completing her final practicum in our class. She will be planning and teaching for 3 weeks in term 3. We wish you all the best Miss Ali.

Kia ora whanau!

We would like to welcome back Miss Ali, our student teacher who will be completing her final practicum in our class. She will be planning and teaching for 3 weeks in term 3. We wish you all the best Miss Ali.

Talofa lava! Last week we practised our Touch Rugby skills with Mr Tasi. Mr Tasi incorporated Reciprocal Teaching into the lesson. This involved predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising. We learnt how to develop our critical thinking skills to help us become better touch rugby players. Thank you Mr Tasi for an awesome lesson!

Talofa lava!

Last week we practised our Touch Rugby skills with Mr Tasi.

Mr Tasi incorporated Reciprocal Teaching into the lesson. This involved predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarising. We learnt how to develop our critical thinking skills to help us become better touch rugby players.

Thank you Mr Tasi for an awesome lesson!

Talofa lava! Students in Lumana’i Manuia have been learning how to write persuasive arguments on a variety of current issues. They learned how to identify the language features of a persuasive argument, and how to back up their arguments with facts and evidence. Students worked in collaborative learning groups to critically analyse a range of exemplars.…

Talofa lava!

Students in Lumana’i Manuia have been learning how to write persuasive arguments on a variety of current issues. They learned how to identify the language features of a persuasive argument, and how to back up their arguments with facts and evidence.

Students worked in collaborative learning groups to critically analyse a range of exemplars.

Some focus questions were looked at were:

  • What is the writer’s argument?
  • Do you agree with the writer’s argument?  Why/Why not?
  • How has the writer maintained the reader’s interest?
  • What facts/evidence has the writer used to back up her argument?
  • What do you think the writer has done well?
  • What do you think the writer needs to work on?

 

Talofa lava! On Friday it was Pink Shirt Day – making a stand against bullying. Activities were organised by students from Lumana’i Manuia, Twinkle, Brandy and Serena, and Zayna from Te Pou Herenga Waka. Activities included Kahoot, colouring in, GKQ and dancing. Every student who attended signed a pink shirt to make a statement and…

Talofa lava!

On Friday it was Pink Shirt Day – making a stand against bullying.

Activities were organised by students from Lumana’i Manuia, Twinkle, Brandy and Serena, and Zayna from Te Pou Herenga Waka. Activities included Kahoot, colouring in, GKQ and dancing. Every student who attended signed a pink shirt to make a statement and a stand against bullying. They even got a Pinky bar!

Unfortunately, we have been having trouble uploading the awesome photos we took on the day.

Kia Ora whanau! This week we started our ‘Jade Speaks Up’ programme for Health. This programme is a chance for us to look at choices we make about how we act, especially around violence.  We are learning ways about how we can act in more peaceful ways and how we can keep ourselves safe if…

Kia Ora whanau!

This week we started our ‘Jade Speaks Up’ programme for Health. This programme is a chance for us to look at choices we make about how we act, especially around violence.  We are learning ways about how we can act in more peaceful ways and how we can keep ourselves safe if we find ourselves feeling scared.

 

Talofa lava matua ma aiga This term we have a Science focus for Inquiry – The World Around Us, with the focus on cause and effect. Students in Lumana’i Manuia have chosen Pollution as their main topic. The students will then choose what type of pollution they will research e.g.  water pollution, air pollution. The…

Talofa lava matua ma aiga

This term we have a Science focus for Inquiry – The World Around Us, with the focus on cause and effect.

Students in Lumana’i Manuia have chosen Pollution as their main topic. The students will then choose what type of pollution they will research e.g.  water pollution, air pollution.

The students have been learning how to ask high order questions using Solo Taxonomy verbs. They have decided upon their big question and are now in the process of finding relevant information, using a range of sources. Our students will learn the necessary research skills such as skimming and scanning for key words/ideas, summarising, analysing and evaluating.

Please talk to your child about what they are learning at school and support them with their homework.

Thank you for your support.

Miss Tuilaepa

Kia Ora whanau! We have had a great start to the term. We had fun in Mandarin with tutor Ms Juan. We are learning how to say simple commands in Mandarin. Today we played an interactive game on our digital devices and competed with each other.

Kia Ora whanau!

We have had a great start to the term.

We had fun in Mandarin with tutor Ms Juan. We are learning how to say simple commands in Mandarin. Today we played an interactive game on our digital devices and competed with each other.

Happy 12th Birthday Athalia!  Ia manuia lou aso fanau! I hope you’ve an awesome day. May your dreams come true. From Miss Tuilaepa and all the students in Lumana’i Manuia. P.S.  Thank you for the delicious birthday cake. Fa’afetai lava.  

Happy 12th Birthday Athalia!  Ia manuia lou aso fanau!

I hope you’ve an awesome day. May your dreams come true.

From Miss Tuilaepa and all the students in Lumana’i Manuia.

P.S.  Thank you for the delicious birthday cake. Fa’afetai lava.

 

Talofa lava matua ma aiga! Today was our last swimming lesson of the term. The teachers assessed each student to find out where they were at and what their next steps were. Every student has made huge progress in their swimming.  

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!

Today was our last swimming lesson of the term. The teachers assessed each student to find out where they were at and what their next steps were. Every student has made huge progress in their swimming.

 

Gathering information Mrs Laing came into our class to teach us how to create inquiry questions for our ‘We are Kelston’ topic. We worked collaboratively in groups and participated in a range of tasks: Compare West Auckland to South Auckland Use Western Leader articles to find facts about West Auckland Read viewpoints about famous West…

Gathering information

Mrs Laing came into our class to teach us how to create inquiry questions for our ‘We are Kelston’ topic.

We worked collaboratively in groups and participated in a range of tasks:

  • Compare West Auckland to South Auckland
  • Use Western Leader articles to find facts about West Auckland
  • Read viewpoints about famous West Aucklanders
  • Draw or write facts about landmarks in West Auckland
  • A whole class art brainstorm about West Auckland

WALT use information to create inquiry questions about Kelston.

Success Criteria

  • Questions where the answer is not on the internet.
  • Open ended questions – multiple answers
  • Based on Kelston, West Auckland

Here are some students working collaboratively in mixed ability groups.

Kia ora whanau!  Talofa lava matua ma aiga! There is a lot happening at this time of the year. Your tamariki have been involved in some testing during the past 2 weeks. Teachers are currently in the process of making OTJs (Overall Teacher Judgments). This means that teachers are using a range of information e.g.…

Kia ora whanau!  Talofa lava matua ma aiga!

There is a lot happening at this time of the year. Your tamariki have been involved in some testing during the past 2 weeks. Teachers are currently in the process of making OTJs (Overall Teacher Judgments). This means that teachers are using a range of information e.g. book work, observations, anecdotal notes, tests and conferencing to help make an OTJ. The purpose of this process and the gathering of the data is to help inform the teachers’ planning and practice. Teachers and students will be able to find out what they can do in all curriculum areas and what their next steps are. The students will then set goals to help them achieve the next level. These goals will be shared in our PLP (Personal Learning Plan) evening next week.

Important Reminders:

Polyfest Trip – This Friday 17th March, 9am – 3pm. Please remember to return the permission slip and pay the $15 if you haven’t already.

Personal Learning Plan Evening – Next Tuesday 21 March and Wednesday 22 March. The PLP is designed to show the current learning levels of you child and the goals they have set alongside their teachers to achieve before our mid-year report.

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINMENT IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY. RETURN THE SLIP OR EMAIL THE OFFICE OR MYSELF:  patriciat@kelstonint.school.nz

Thank you to the whanau who have handed in both slips. I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Nga mihi

Miss Tuilaepa

 

 

POLYFEST 2017 PERMISSION LETTER click on the title and please make sure that your child returns their permission slip and pays their $15 for entry fee and bus. Could you please make sure you pay and bring the permission slip by Wednesday 15th March 2017. Thank you

POLYFEST 2017 PERMISSION LETTER

click on the title and please make sure that your child returns their permission slip and pays their $15 for entry fee and bus.

Could you please make sure you pay and bring the permission slip by Wednesday 15th March 2017.

Thank you

Kia Ora Whanau! Students from Lumana’i Manuia have been visiting the school library every Wednesday mornings. They have been learning about the different parts of the library, the Dewey system and where to find information on certain topics. Our inquiry topic this term is ‘We are Kelston’. The students have been given the opportunity to…

Kia Ora Whanau!

Students from Lumana’i Manuia have been visiting the school library every Wednesday mornings. They have been learning about the different parts of the library, the Dewey system and where to find information on certain topics. Our inquiry topic this term is ‘We are Kelston’. The students have been given the opportunity to choose a topic of their choice to research that links to Kelston, Waitakere City or Auckland. This may include landmarks in Auckland, famous Kelstonians, or even currents events that is affecting the people of Auckland, such as the rising housing prices in Auckland.

The students have chosen their big question and have written subsidiary questions (smaller questions) to help them answer their big question. They then made a list of ways they can find relevant information, e.g. interviewing an expert, newspaper articles, watching the news, YouTube etc. They are expected to use a range of sources.

The students are now in the process of finding information using key words from their questions or graphic organisers. The students will be finding information during their library time and will become more familiar with the Dewey system and the different parts of the library.

Thank you to Mrs Teariki, our school librarian for helping us and teaching us about the library.

Here are our students in action in the library:

Kia Ora Whanau! We have been learning about our 3 school values – Respect, Responsibility and Engagement. We have discussed how we apply these values at school. We then created role plays in groups to show how we can demonstrate these school values. At Kiwican we learnt how to develop positive relationships with others, including…

Kia Ora Whanau!

We have been learning about our 3 school values – Respect, Responsibility and Engagement. We have discussed how we apply these values at school. We then created role plays in groups to show how we can demonstrate these school values.

At Kiwican we learnt how to develop positive relationships with others, including our peers, adults and everyone we come in contact with. This includes communicating positively with others, e.g. saying kind words, complimenting others and using our manners. This is showing the value of Respect.

Here are some photos of our students and Matua Sefa in action at Kiwican.

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!! Thank you to all those students who have returned their swimming lesson slips and paid their $10. Swimming starts next week, so these slips need to be returned ASAP please. There are 4 swimming letters that need to be returned: permission slip medical form aquatic consent volunteer slip $10 School…

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!!

Thank you to all those students who have returned their swimming lesson slips and paid their $10. Swimming starts next week, so these slips need to be returned ASAP please.

There are 4 swimming letters that need to be returned:

  • permission slip
  • medical form
  • aquatic consent
  • volunteer slip
  • $10

School uniform: Students need to be in full school uniform every day. Shoes need to be black leather lace ups or black sandals.

PE gear: Please bring PE gear every day. This includes running shoes.

Sunhats: Please bring sunhats every day, even if it is raining. These need to be labelled.

Homework: 

Maths – Please learn your basic facts to 20 and timetables to 12. Mathletics passwords are now ready and you can start working on this at home.

Karakia and school pepeha – Please practice pronunciation and learn these off by heart.

Students, remember to be punctual and be ready for your learning every day.

Be Respectful, Be Responsibility and Be Respectful.

Fa’afetai lava

Miss Tuilaepa

Kia ora whanau! This week students in Lumana’i Manuia started collaborative problem solving activities in Maths. We are learning how to work collaboratively in a group to solve real life word stories, using correct mathematical language. Homework: Please practise your basic facts to 20, timetables to 12 and division facts. This number knowledge will help…

Kia ora whanau!

This week students in Lumana’i Manuia started collaborative problem solving activities in Maths. We are learning how to work collaboratively in a group to solve real life word stories, using correct mathematical language.

Homework:

Please practise your basic facts to 20, timetables to 12 and division facts. This number knowledge will help you to solve strategy problems from stage 6 onwards.

Here are the groups in action:

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!! We welcome Miss Sarah Ali, a student teacher from University who is with Lumana’i Manuia in the first 3 weeks of this term. Miss Ali is in her final year of her degree and is studying to become a teacher. She will be returning in term 3 to complete her…

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!!

We welcome Miss Sarah Ali, a student teacher from University who is with Lumana’i Manuia in the first 3 weeks of this term. Miss Ali is in her final year of her degree and is studying to become a teacher. She will be returning in term 3 to complete her final practicum with us.

Below is Miss Ali teaching a team building game.

Kia Ora!  Talofa lava! My name is Patricia Tuilaepa and I am the teacher of Lumana’i Manuia.  Students in our class had an awesome first day. The day was filled with activities to get to know each other, team building activities, learning about our school values and school routines. Our topic for this term is…

Kia Ora!  Talofa lava!

My name is Patricia Tuilaepa and I am the teacher of Lumana’i Manuia.  Students in our class had an awesome first day. The day was filled with activities to get to know each other, team building activities, learning about our school values and school routines. Our topic for this term is ‘We are Kelston’. We will be learning about the history of Kelston and West Auckland, our identities, whanau and cultures. We will also be learning our school pepeha and then be challenged to write our own. I believe it is important for our students to be confident in their own identities, culture and languages.  Students will be encouraged to learn about their cultures and others’ throughout the year. Whanau, you are welcome to come in and share your knowledge and expertise with our class.

If you would like to get in touch with me, you can email me patriciat@kelstonint.school.nz.

I’m looking forward to meeting with you all.

Fa’afetai lava

Patricia Tuilaepa

 

Talofa lava matua ma aiga! I would like to begin by thanking all those students who have handed in their Student Led Conference forms, paid their $3 for the ‘Eel and Sina’ show, paid $12 for the year 8 graduation dinner, and paid $8 for the Point Erins Pool trip. You are showing the value…

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!

I would like to begin by thanking all those students who have handed in their Student Led Conference forms, paid their $3 for the ‘Eel and Sina’ show, paid $12 for the year 8 graduation dinner, and paid $8 for the Point Erins Pool trip. You are showing the value of Responsibility!  Fa’afetai lava.

Whanau, please keep these important dates in your diaries:

Student Led Conferences:  Tuesday 6th December 1:30pm – 8pm, Wednesday 7th December 3:15pm – 5pm.

Year 8 Graduation Dinner:  Thursday 8th December

P0int Erins Pool trip:  Friday 9th December

Participation for this trip is by invitation only and is dependent on students proving that they will be good ambassadors for our school.

Whanau, please ensure that your tamariki return all their permission slips asap and that all trips and shows are paid for.

If you are unable to attend the Student Led Conferences next Tuesday and Wednesday, please arrange an alternative time to see me.

My email is patriciat@kelstonint.school.nz

I look forward to seeing you all at Student Led Conferences next week.

Nga mihi

Miss Tuilaepa

 

 

Talofa lava! This year, students from Lumana’i Manuia have made pleasing progress in Maths. They have been learning a new approach in Maths called Pasifika Maths. In this approach, Pasifika contexts are used. The problems are related to the students’ real life experiences. They work collaboratively in groups to solve a problem. They then share…

Talofa lava!

This year, students from Lumana’i Manuia have made pleasing progress in Maths. They have been learning a new approach in Maths called Pasifika Maths. In this approach, Pasifika contexts are used. The problems are related to the students’ real life experiences. They work collaboratively in groups to solve a problem. They then share their strategies with others. Students learn to challenge each other and justify their reasons. Here are some photos of the students in action.

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Talofa lava matua ma aiga This term, students from Lumana’i Manuia have been learning about their own cultures. They have been focusing on their cultural values, traditions and protocols. They then shared this knowledge with the class. 

Talofa lava matua ma aiga

This term, students from Lumana’i Manuia have been learning about their own cultures. They have been focusing on their cultural values, traditions and protocols. They then shared this knowledge with the class. 2016-11-08-12-03-052016-11-08-12-21-102016-11-08-12-34-452016-11-08-12-02-47

Talofa lava matua ma aiga This term, students from Lumana’i Manuia have been learning about their own cultures. They have been focusing on their cultural values, traditions and protocols. They then shared this knowledge with the class.

Talofa lava matua ma aiga

This term, students from Lumana’i Manuia have been learning about their own cultures. They have been focusing on their cultural values, traditions and protocols. They then shared this knowledge with the class.

Talofa lava matua ma aiga! Welcome to Term 4. For the last 2 weeks, students in Lumana’i Manuia have been learning about Law and Order in NZ. ’Societies need laws and rules to function properly’ Students should understand: How government works How laws are made How elections are organised This week we have learning about…

Talofa lava matua ma aiga!

Welcome to Term 4. For the last 2 weeks, students in Lumana’i Manuia have been learning about Law and Order in NZ.

’Societies need laws and rules to function properly’

Students should understand:

  • How government works
  • How laws are made
  • How elections are organised

This week we have learning about our own cultures, covering aspects such as protocols in our culture, traditions and values. We will then make links to Law and Order in the countries that our families come from.

Whanau, you are welcome to come in and share your knowledge about your culture with our children.

Remember, Kelifest is this Friday from 9am – 3pm. Our students will be performing cultural performances they have learning throughout the year. Cultural food stalls will be available on the day. Please come and support our tamariki!!

Talofa lava aiga! This term our class has been learning how to write information reports using the correct structure and appropriate language features. Each student chose an aspect of our school and wrote their own report, describing some of the special features of our school. Check out some of our information reports below. aulkys-report elenas-report…

Talofa lava aiga!

This term our class has been learning how to write information reports using the correct structure and appropriate language features. Each student chose an aspect of our school and wrote their own report, describing some of the special features of our school.

Check out some of our information reports below.

aulkys-report

elenas-report

serenas-report

jerrys-article

Talofa lava aiga/whanau! Today Constable Carl came to talk to us about the role of the police officer and the process that an offender goes through after they get arrested. This links to our Inquiry topic – NZ Crime. Check out our photos!

Talofa lava aiga/whanau!

Today Constable Carl came to talk to us about the role of the police officer and the process that an offender goes through after they get arrested. This links to our Inquiry topic – NZ Crime. Check out our photos!

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Talofa lava whanau/aiga! Last week Kelston Intermediate celebrated Maths Week. Lumana’i Manuia worked hard on their statistical investigations. Our class won the best maths wall display. We received 10 pizzas for lunch! Our Maths Week ended with a Mathex competition where the top mathematicians from each team competed. They had to solve some extremely challenging…

Talofa lava whanau/aiga!

Last week Kelston Intermediate celebrated Maths Week. Lumana’i Manuia worked hard on their statistical investigations. Our class won the best maths wall display. We received 10 pizzas for lunch!

Maths display

Our Maths Week ended with a Mathex competition where the top mathematicians from each team competed. They had to solve some extremely challenging problems!

Mathex

Congratulations to Aulky and Chi Lam who will be representing our school at the Auckland Schools Mathex competition which will be held at the ASB Showgrounds Stadium this Thursday evening.

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Talofa lava aiga Last Friday Kelston Intermediate had a march in the local community to raise awareness against child abuse. The students have discussed this issue in class and have gained a good understanding of this issue. This issue links to our Inquiry topic of NZ Crime and allows the students to think critically about…

Talofa lava aiga

Last Friday Kelston Intermediate had a march in the local community to raise awareness against child abuse. The students have discussed this issue in class and have gained a good understanding of this issue. This issue links to our Inquiry topic of NZ Crime and allows the students to think critically about current political issues.

You may have seen the coverage last Friday night on Newshub. Thanks to Aulky, Tolinn, Sai and Aulky who organised the march.

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Talofa lava whanau/aiga This week we are starting our Keeping Ourselves Safe unit for Health.  Constable Carl will be assisting us with our teaching.  He will be covering topics such as family discipline, family stress, stranger danger, stealing and consequences and distraction. For more information about this unit click on the link below: http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-and-community-advice/school-portal/resources/successful-relationships/kos-info-teachers  

Talofa lava whanau/aiga

This week we are starting our Keeping Ourselves Safe unit for Health.  Constable Carl will be assisting us with our teaching.  He will be covering topics such as family discipline, family stress, stranger danger, stealing and consequences and distraction.

For more information about this unit click on the link below:

http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-and-community-advice/school-portal/resources/successful-relationships/kos-info-teachers

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