Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hangarau Whare

Over the past few weeks we have had a challenge in our classroom to design and build a whare for our 3D pā. Mr Roberts our principal was the judge and we had criteria 1. How creative is the tekoteko? 2. The design of the whare, colour, roof material and layout. 3 Construction of the whare. Only three whare were able to be selected for our 3D pā and one pātaka. There were two whare used for sleepng in called wharemoe, one whare for eating in called a wharekai and one pātaka for storing food. Here are our winning whare.

These are the others that were designed and constructed.


Finally here is the pātaka.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Franko the pug visits Ruma 3

This morning we were lucky enough to have a visit from Franko. He belongs to Mrs W and he has just graduated from puppy school. He has a broken leg and a blue cast on it until it heals. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Congratulations Narnya

Today Narnya was awarded her Trusted Trekker badge. We know you will be a fantastic role model Narnya. Tino pai!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gathering harakeke

We have been learning about the tikanga for gathering harakeke. We know about leaving the whānau in the middle of the bush and how to cut the outside leaves correctly to look after the plant. Here we are gathering harakeke yesterday. We are going to dry it and use it to bind together the fence for our pa, just like in the olden days.

Construction of our Pa has begun

We have been designing and building some whare which will be used on our pa construction. Lots of natural materials have been gathered and they are looking great.