ULIMASAO, TERM 3
|Special dedication to Mrs Brown…
Thank you Mrs Brown for your hard work, teaching us the good things for our future and helping the students in our class to become better readers and writers.We really thank you for putting a lot of blood and sweat into your time teaching us students.We pray that God will guide you through out your journey and that you may receive a lot of blessings.We will cherish you and your greate work and help forever and ever and have a great journey. From OJ
Good luck for your future, we will miss you and we will take to heart what you have taught us in Ulimasao and Team Kotahitanga. It was an honour having you as a member at K.I.S and a pleasure as well.Take care, we love you in many ways. Good luck with you,your family, and a new son. Once again, Thank you so much. By Julia
Thank Mrs Brown
Talofa lava, malo le soifua maua and Welcome to week 2 of term 3. This term is going to be an awesome and exciting term with lots of learning and activities happening. Class Ulimasao has been full on, straight in there, busy and ready for new challenges every day, especially getting their e-portfolio ready for Student Led Conference this week. Our focus for this term is ‘Maori and the Forest’.
This term is great fun we tried something different and new which is awesome! We have done Persuasive writing last term and again this term, writing and learning our speeches in English and Samoan. We are also doing explanation writing discovering ‘Maori and the Forest’:
WALT: Explore and investigate the native animals, birds, trees and plants; the Maori ritual before cutting down a tree;
Ulimasao has been using reciprocal reading Strategies to help us understand what we are reading about and to build our confidence to share in our group discussions and to present our readings to the whole class which we love to do. Our readings are based around “Maori and the Forest” to help us enhance our future learning wall.
|Physical education (P.E)
Large ball skills are our focus this term. These skills will be covered in volleyball, netball, soccer, touch and rugby league. Later on, in the term we will be focusing on athletics.
Our Future learning topic for this term is “Living World”. Our focus questions is; “OUR NATURAL RESOURCEs ARE AT RISK?” What can we do about Them? We started to learn about “Maori and the Forest”. Learning more about the issues, causes and effects to our native animals, birds, trees and plants and how we can help our community to have an awareness on these issues.???
This term for Maths we are learning about Statistics and Probability. For Numeracy, we are learning about fractions, decimals and percentages and these are used in our everyday life.
|Hapit of minds!
Learn from yesterday,
live for today,
hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
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?
Talofa lava and a huge welcome back into our learning for term 2, 2017.
Your child will have an exciting, new opportunities and lots of challenges throughout the term. Mrs Brown and myself are very excited with the new enthusiasm that the ULIMASAO students has shown so far in the first week of this term. Thanks to the parents who have helped their children with their ANZAC holiday assignment. There are a few students still need to complete their ANZAC assignment.
Our main focus this term is “Water Is Life!” Vai O Le Ola!” Our main focus question is; “Our precious resource is at risk, what can we do about it?” All our readings, writings and research work will be based around this topic.
Geometry; is all about shapes, nets, angles, directions, locations and symmetries.
Numeracy; working out different types of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.
P.E. We will focus on fitness large ball skills. Sports like rugby, soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball and rugby league.
Starting next week, our class work, assignment and e-portfolio will be on ONE-NOTE. Which means you can view and excess their work at home.
If you have any concern about anything relates to your child, please don’t hesitate to come and talk it over with or e-mail at any time.
Manuia lenei kuata,
We had the most awesome time in class with our team and with our teachers. Thank you teachers for a great day.
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.
Please come tomorrow we love to share with you how great our school is. Its a day full of fun. Please come!
Talofa lava, malo le soifua maua ma le lagi e mama i matua ma aiga o fanau o loo a’oa’oina i le vasega a ULIMASAO Bilingual class. Tali tonu le agaga o loo manuia uma outou i le alofa o le Silisili ese.
It’s already week 5 and a lot have been happened at our school and in our class this term. A big fa’afetai to you parents for helping your child and preparing them for school for the last 4 weeks. Last week our class have topped the attendance with 99%. Our aim for this week is to get 100% attendance and 100% punctuality or NO Late to school.
This week on Thursday, your child have swimming. Make sure they the proper swimming gear every Thursday for the next 6 weeks. They need their swimming togs, a towel and a plastic bag to put their wet clothes in.
This Friday is a BIG day at school. It’s our WHANAU DAY! Parents, care-givers and aiga are welcome to our school and to our classrooms to share our school values and our learning with you. You will have an input of your child’s GOALS and learning for the term. So, please make sure some one from your family is representing your child on this special day at school. We will also be having a shared lunch on this day (Friday 3rd Marsh). So, please we are asking if your child could bring a plate of cultural food to share on Friday, fa’amolemole lava.
We are looking forward to see and meet you all on Friday.
Soifua ma ia manuia,
Mr A. Williams.
|Whanau Day – Friday the 3rd of March||
Team Kotahitanga Programme for Whanau Day
9.40 -10.45 Whanau and Students to classes. Activities in class.
1.45-11.00 Parent Feedback to class
11.00-11.25 Interval. Whau have tea in the staff room.
11.30- Team Assembly to hand in Taumata. Start with “sasa” Book hall for Team Assembly. Songs – Minoi and Rona. Team Sports on Turf with whanau if we have time. (Lape, Hoopla)
12.45 – 1.30 Kai in Asema’s Room. Cultural kai.
1.30-1.50 Lunch break
2.00-3.00 Formal Assembly
Talofa lava, malo le soifua maua ma le lagi e mama. Si’i le viiga ma le fa’afetai i le Matai i luga i lana tausiga ma lona alofa ua tatou toe aulia mai ai lenei tausaga ma le manuia. Greetings to you all especially the matua, aiga ma le fanau aoga i le vasega a ULIMASAO. My name is Mr Williams and I am your child’s teacher for 2017.
A big fa’afetai tele lava to all the parents and aiga who turned up to support your child at our powhiri and our class this morning. What a great day to begin with!
Our topic for this TERM; “We Are Kelston!”
- Learning about the history of kelston, West Aucland and Waitakere
- Our identities (ID), fanau (whanau) and cultures
- learning our lauga/pepeha; the school pepeha and our own in Te Reo and in Samoan.
So, parents and fanau help your child with their learning this term.
Talofa lava and greetings to the families and friends of the students in ULIMASAO class.
What a great week it was last week!!! Especially the students showcasing there cultural dances and costume last Friday at Kelifest. A big faafetai lava to all the parents and the fanau for coming along and support your child.
Most of the students in Ulimasao class were in the Samoan Culture Group, a few the Cook Island Group and in the Tongan Group. Malo lava to you students for your hard work for all the practices since term 1 and the great enthusiastic performance last Friday.
In the next two weeks, we are doing a lot of testing in all curriculum areas. Your child needs to do more reading and learn their basic facts to help them improved in their reading, writing and Maths.
Talafo lava, malo le soifua. Welcome to term 4, 2016. This term is going to be an awesome and exciting term with lots of learning and cool programs happening. Make sure to encourage your child to come to school every day and to be on time. Your child also need to bring his/her P.E. gear and a hat every day and that they are wearing their school uniform with pride.
Reading: In reading we are using different reading strategies like questioning, predicting, summarising and clarifying based on Reciprocal Reading. Students are encouraged to read for up to 30 minutes a night. They are required to write a Book Report after reading a novel. This is part of their home work.
Writing: For term 4 writing, we are focusing on Narrative Writing. Allowing students to learn more about the language features and text structure of narrative writing. Students are developing their imaginative skills with the assistance of our new online resource “pobble 365”. They are enjoying this writing exercise twice a week.
Maths: For strand we are focusing on Algebra; students need to interpret a word problem into an equation then solve the equation. In Numeracy we are learning different strategies on how to solve Ratio & Proportion problems. Students are encouraged to learn their basic facts and timetables for homework.
Inquiry: This term we studying; “Law and Order as well as Forensic Science.” We are blending these two areas together to lead into a “CSI” type inquiry where students will use Law & Order and Forensic Science to investigate various scenarios.
Physical Education (P.E.): Athletics is our main focus this term. These skills and techniques will be covered in high jump, long jump, shot putt, discuss, relay, sprinting and long distance. There is an opportunity for students to join an event in our school Athletics Day on Wednesday, 2nd November.
Talofa and malo lava le soifua maua male lagi e mama.
Yes, what a term? So much has happened this term, with all the learning, sports, culture group practices, school maths/ Mathex week, the march against child abuse, Samoan Speech Competition and the Talent Quest. So, well done to you all if you were one of those awesome Kelstonian who tried and make your school proud.
Malo lava to the Ulimasao students who have worked very hard to complete their NZ Crime Assignment. Most students have done their presentation on ‘Sway’, power point and a few are doing booklets. They look awesome and are on high standard. Thank you to the parents and care-givers for helping your child with their school work.
Ulimasao class and myself will missed one of our awesome student as him and his family will moved to Australia in the holidays. So, thank you Ropati Aumua for being an excellent student in our class this year. Thank you for your hard work and your contribution to our class discussions and group work. All the best to you and your family in Australia.
Ulimasao, two more days then school holidays. Make sure be safe, be responsible, be respectful and enjoy your 2 week holidays. See you again on the 10th October, 2016.
A huge fa’afetai lava to all the students who have participated in our schools Maths Week. Congratulation to Room 7, Lumana’i Manuia for winning the inter-class Maths Display competition. This Thursday 25th August, Ms Tuilaepa and myself will take a Year 7 and a Year 8 Mathex Teams to the Auckland Mathex competition which is huge competition for intermediate schools in Auckland.
This Friday, the 26th August is our school’s Transition Day. All the year six students from our contributing schools plus our year 7’s will experiencing what we do at KIS and what KIS is all about. Our Year 8 boys will go to Kelston Boys High School and the Year 8 girls to Kelston Girls College.
Homework; there are still a number of students who need to complete their Report writing about their opinion on “Child Abuse and Family Violence” in our community and our society.
For Statistics; WALT: construct an investigation on how statistics is used in our everyday life. 1. They need to construct an investigation about an event in our community.
2. Collect the data. 3. Display data on a tally chart. 4. Display data on an appropriate graph. 5. Write a summary about the out-come of their investigation.
Have a great week Kelston.
Talofa lava Kelston,
This week is a very busy week as this is KIS Maths Week. Students had worked hard to create posters to promote our school Maths week. I have received some awesome posters and the winners will be announced on Friday after our school Mathex competition. This Thursday, our judges Mr Gordon, Ms Keenan, Mrs Patel and Mrs Teariki will judge our classroom’s Maths display about students’ work in their classes. This Friday to end our Maths week will be our inter-teams Mathex competition in block 3. Parents and whanau are most welcome to attend this special event at our school.
Next week on Thursday the 25th September, Ms Tuilaepa and myself will take one year 7’s team and one year 8’s team to the Auckland Mathex competition. Congratulation to these students that have made into our school Mathex teams. Year 8; Aulky, Chi Lam, Leighton and Arsdeep. Year 7; Julia, Xarya, Mark and Linkin.
Students of Ulimasao class are investigating an event in our community for their statistics investigation. This is part of their homework. Could you please assist you child with their work. For writing, they are wring a report about their opinion on child abuse and family violence in our community and society. Could you please help and sign your child’s work each night.
Talofa lava once again to all the families and friends of ULIMASAO students.
Last week, Ulimasao students were very busy writing and learning their English and Samoan Speech. This week all students need to present their English speech to the class. Two students from our class will be in our Team Taonga Speech finals. Students are encouraged to practice their speech in front of their family or friends. Samoan speech presentation will be at the last week of this term. Please, help your child with their Samoan speech, fa’amolemole.
Please, remind your child to wear their school uniform properly, to bring their P.E. gear every day and to be at school by 8:40am.
Manuia lava lenei vaiaso,
Talofa lava, malo le soifua,
What is happening this week;
- Students need to get sponsors for their fun run this Friday. Students only need to collect money after the fun run. The fur run booklet and money needs to be returned to the teacher or the school front office.
- Please, make sure your child is completing homework at home and to the best of their ability.
- Part of your child’s homework is to start writing their speech. Their topic should be a debatable topic.
- Students also need to practice any science experiment at home with supervision that they would like to share with the class.
Can you please make sure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform and to bring their P.E. gear everyday for fitness and sports.
Manuia lenei vaiaso,
Talofa lava once again to all the parents, guardians, caregiver and friends. Welcome back to term 2, 2016. This is going to be a busy term for all your fanau in Vasega ULIMASAO.
The amazing things that we will covered this term are;
Math strand: Geometry- looking at shapes (2D and 3D shapes), enlargement, reflections and rotations.
Numeracy: use different strategies to solve Multiplication and Division problems. Students need to know their basic facts and timetables.
Reading: Main focus is reciprocal reading, and strategies are predicting, summarising, clarifying and questioning.
Writing: Persuasive writing, focusing on speech and Explanation writing focusing on Science experiment reflection.
Inquiry: Our main question for this term is “How do Science investigations help everyday life?”
P.E.: We will be doing large ball skills on volleyball, basketball, netball, soccer, touch and rugby.
We look forward to an awesome term ahead of us. Ia faatasi mai le agaga o le Atua ia i tatou i na ia uli ma sao le tataou folauga i lenei kuata.
Talofa lava and welcome to the last week of term one 2016.
It has been a long and fruitful term for vasega (class) ULIMASAO. Faafetai tele lava to all the parents and families of our students in vasega a Ulimasao. Thank you for your support and help in order for your fanau to enjoy the first term of their journey at Kelston Intermediate.
Just a reminder that Ulimasao students need to complete these homeworks;
- Writing their MYTH about a landmark in Kelston, West Auckland, Waitakere, Samoa or Tonga.
- Measurement worksheets
- Taumata evaluation for term one
- pay their Shakespeare money $5, swimming $14 and gold coin for the Orchestra show.
I wish all our fanau a restful, safe and enjoyable school holidays and we will see you again on the 2nd of May, 2016.
Soifua ma ia manuia,
Mr A. Williams.
Talofa lava to you all,
Welcome to week 9 of term 1. I hope everyone had an awesome Easter brake and celebration. We have two more weeks before the end of this term.
- Swimming: two more swimming lessons on Wednesday week 10 and week 11 from 9am to 11am at Kelston Girls College. $14 has to be paid by 6th April.
- Homework: Your child need to read for 15 to 20 minutes every night, learn your timetables and basic facts every night, and students need to complete their Polyfest essay and argument writing about ‘sasa’ (corporal punishment).
- Students need to bring P.E. gear and hat everyday.
- Shakespeare play: is on this Friday from 9am to 10am. It is compulsory for all students attend this event. The cost is $5 for this event.
Have a great and safe week.
Welcome to week 7 of term 1. This week is one of the busiest week for ULIMASAO.
By the way, we are no longer called Room 1 but ULIMASAO. ULIMASAO is a Samoan pro-verb which means; “Steer and proceed our boat cautiously and safely on our journey”; “Ia alu ia le malaga ia ULIMASAO”.
On Tuesday 15th March is Personal Learning Plan (student led conferences). School will be finishing at 1pm. Interviews start at 2pm till 8pm. There is no conferences on Wednesday 16th March. I will be ringing families of students who haven’t brought back or contacted the teacher for an interview time.
Our class ULIMASAO and Team Taonga swimming lessons starts on Wednesday at Kelston Girls College from 9am to 11am for 4 weeks. Please ensure your child has everything needed in order for them to participate fully for this special programme. Appropriate swimming gear are towel, goggles and something for their wet gear. Swimming money of $14 need to be paid by Wednesday 6th April.
On Friday 18th March, Team Taonga and Team Kotahitanga will be going to Polyfest, leaving school at 11am and returning at 5pm. I will be ringing families of those students who still haven’t returned their permission slip for this trip. If you have concerns about the cost for this trip contact the teacher. The cost is $12. This trip is part of their learning. they have activities to do on this trip.
A big faafetai lava to all the parents and families who came on Whanau Day. It was a great and an awesome day and it was good to see you participated in your fanau’s learning.
Congratulations Zion Callaghan Faafetai as he has been selected as ULIMASAO’S class councillor for 2016. Also a big congratulations to all the students from Ulimasao class who received their Taumata on Whanau Day. Well done to you all and make sure to aim high for your next Taumata level.
Fa’afetai tele lava, manuia le vaiaso.
A lot of things are happening this week. ERO visiting our school, Whanau Day on Friday, students receiving Taumata bands, the naming of the rest of the prefects and class councilors and students presenting their pepeha and work to their fanau.
Homework; students need to complete maths work plus their basic facts test.
Polyfest trip; all permission slips and $12 to Mr Williams by Friday the 11th of March. The trip is on Friday the 18th March. Parents helpers are needed on this trip.
For the Samoan Bilingual Class, we came up with this name; ULIMASAO means ‘Steer and proceed our boat cautiously and safely on our journey’. ‘Ia alu ia le Malaga ia ULIMASAO’.
Talofa lava, malo le soifua maua ma le lagi e mama. Greetings and a big talofa lava to all the parents, fanau and students of Room 1, 20016. My name is Mr. Williams and I am your child’s teacher for 2016. A huge faafetai lava to all the parents and fanau who accompanied their child’s first day at school at the Powhiri and then the Orientation in our awesome Samoan Bilingual Class. Thank you for making an interest to be here on that day and I was very pleased with the support from all the parents who were here.
Please, be assure that you are always welcome to our class for your input and ideas to make our Samoan Bilingual class an exciting learning place for your child. I have come up with the name for our ‘Samoan Bilingual Class’ with the help of the students and Mrs Brown which is “ULIMASAO”. It means ‘ To Steer and Proceed Our Boat Cautiously and Safely On Our Journey”.
The first five weeks, we are focusing on the ‘We Are Kelston!’ unit, where our students are learning about themselves, their aiga, the history of Kelston and West Auckland/Waitakere. Your child will also be learning their school/own pepeha, school karakia/tatalo both Samoan and Te Reo Maori.
Faafetai, faafetai tele lava,
Mr Asema Williams
Congratulations to all those who participated in our Kelston Intermediate Kelifest last Friday. It was a huge success, all that hard work has paid off.
Our next focus is now on our assessment which is due on Wednesday. Please support your child as this task is a grouped task.