Thursday, 28 February 2013

Camp Thanks

Harakeke Hub want to say xie xie to our amazing camp hosts, especially the Waters whanau. You were all terrific tangata whenua and we really appreciate your hospitality. You guys rock!

Here's a mind map of what we got up to [click to enlarge]:

Highlights of our exciting week

Some of the Year 3s and 4s have been thinking about the highlights of our busy, exciting week.  Here's what stands out for us:
* Camping in the tents at school
* Making masks at the National Library
* Going to Te Tapa
* Going on the bushwalk at David and Max's house
* Making wigwams at David and Max's
* Seeing the amazing Maori artwork at the National Library
* Seeing the beautiful marae at Te Papa

We learnt that when we are manuhiri (visitors) somewhere, we should always:
* Be respectful of the buildings
* Listen to the person talking
* Be careful
* Follow instructions
* Be quiet at the right time
* Remember your manners
* Put all your rubbish in the bin
* Don't touch things that you shouldn't touch

We think we did this pretty well!  Phew, what a busy, fun week.! :-)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tired out kids!

We've had a great day at the National Library, Te Papa and playing on the waterfront in the beautiful sunshine...and now we're tuckered out!  Time to go home!


@ The National Library

Past, present, the future. And mask making.

Whirlwind Trip of Te Papa

Our bus guy was half an hour late, so we sped through Te Papa this morning. We're at the National Library now!

Fun at the National Library

We're having loads of fun making masks at the National Library. We have also shared lots of our knowledge about the Treaty of Waitangi, and we saw some awesome art and displays.  Now we're off to Te Papa!

Te Wehengã

Wow, this artwork us all about the Mãori creation story. We were surprised about how much we really knew from our Karakia! Tau kë!!

Bright lights, big city!

Watch out National Library and Te Papa, Harakeke Hub are comig to visit!

Giggles in the Dawn...

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Slice around the fire. Thanks Mary Jane! Next: the highly anticipated spotlight.

Goldmine Ridge

Headed up to the ridge to check out the sunset and moon rise. The full moon is beautiful tonight!

Grub's Up!

Why does food taste so much better when it's cooked outside? Delicious!

Tent City

Phew, putting up the tents in the sun was hot work! Time for a spot of cricket and some reading in the shade.

Our Epic Bushwalk

Huhu grubs, freshwater crayfish, piwakawaka, Vinnie the dog. We made it!

Lunch Time

Refuelling the energy tanks for our bush walk after lunch.

Anyone need a new house?

Our 'Adventure' group making a wigwam.

Scavenger Hunt

Hunting around the forest being detectives! We found a skull! I wonder what animal it's from?

Monday, 25 February 2013

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Chilled Fruit Juice Available

Kia ora koutou,
We still have a number of small juice packs left over from our wonderful Summer Day Out at the weekend.
They are Charlie's fresh orange or apple juice (not made from concentrate). We are storing them in the fridge in the team space in Harakeke hub, and we are selling them for $2. All proceeds will go to the fundraising for our senior playground.
If you would like your child/ren to have a chilled juice at morning tea or lunch simply send them along with $2. Available while stocks last!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Camp food shopping!

Yesterday we went to Churton Park New World to buy our groceries for camp.  We had lots of fun finding all the food for our meals. :-)

Quadblogging MANIA

This afternoon we had some time to check out the other schools blog sites for quadblogging. We read posts we found interesting and left quality comments- something we enjoyed a out their blog and a question about what we read. Quadblogging MANIA in Harakeke!