“I am smiling because you are my brother. I am laughing because there is nothing you can do about it!” – Unknown

“When we build positive relationships we establish great learning environments” Nathan, W.  This is Tamatoa, we are a brotherhood, we are KELSTON HARD!!!

The name TAMATOA in essence means to never give up. Research shows that girls develop/mature faster than boys, however – try telling TAMATOA that. With the right attitude we can be the best.

So, lets look at it….we are in week 7- term 2….

Well, let me tell you – Our inquiry topic has been about GLOBAL WARMING. We have been looking at the CAUSE and EFFECTS of natural disasters specifically, events that have happened in NZ.

Tamatoa have been working on a disaster timeline which they will need to present to the class. We have had a variety of topics that the students have been very keen to investigate. Pictures of the end result will be up shortly.

To make links into our Inquiry topic our writing focus has been to explain how GLOBAL WARMING effects our world and environment. I can assure you, we have had some interesting debates/discussions on the Why & How. 

Geometry has also been a very interesting subject.

To start Geometry we do an activity called “Shapes”. The leader will call out a Geometry shape and the students need to make that shape, if not they are out. For example the leader might say octagon, the students then need to get into a group of 8 people. Nathan, w – to help boys engage in their learning, they also need to be moving & not sitting for more than 30 minutes. 

A special mention to Linkin the Head Boy. He is the first person in Tamatoa to receive a Taumata Wha. The first of many more .

Up & coming events: next week on the 20th of June Tuesday, team Aroha will be down at the Whau river helping to plant 1000 trees. We will be there from 9 am – 2 pm.