Friday, 25 May 2018

Talofa lava, Bonjour & Greetings to you all

Your Room 1 BLOGSTARZ for this week are Mahida Sitwat and her buddy Asim Ahmed.

This week we furthered our learning on our inquiry; our focus and BIG question is - “Our choices impact our future - What footprint(s) do you want to leave?
We will be working on our own individual projects to demonstrate our understanding of our Inquiry focus, and will share this in Week 10

Our Teacher Mrs Peautau has asked each of us to think of a question that we would like to investigate for our Inquiry, here are some of the questions students in Room 1 have come up with…..

What is the best way we can help those in our community who are homeless? Miako Mavae      

Who are the people we need to work with, to help those in our community, who are without homes? Mahida Sitwat

Homai’s student leaders (Head/Deputy boy and girl, and whare leaders) will be working with a doctor and some Auckland University students once a week.

Junior School Update
Homai’s Junior students had their sleepover (as part of their Inquiry) yesterday and from the sounds of things - it was a HUGE success! How lucky were the Junior students, they were visited by Queen Elsa, Elmo, Olaf and Spiderman, how COOOOOL is that!

On Tuesday 22nd May, our boys rugby team represented our school at our Zone Rugby tournament. Zedric Leaso said “it was a great day out with the boys and Matua Edward, we really tried to use the skills we used during our practises when we played”.

Monday, 21 May 2018


  Nau mai, Haere mai, Afio mai, Bienvenido, and welcome.
Your BLOGSTAHZ for this week are,
Sabriya Sahib & Hamuera Cribb.

On Monday 14th May we had our school photos taken which was fun.

Our class was lucky enough to get a funny photo - massive shout out to Junaid & Leon for helping to get classes organised for school photos. 

We also had our Teacher/Whanau conferences on Wednesday l6th and Thursday 17th of May 2018.
The Teachers and students had been working so hard to set learning goals, and we were so excited to finally have Mrs Peautau meet with our parents to discuss ways that they can further help with our learning at home.

Here are only a few of the hardworking Teachers at Homai - preparing for our Guardianship Conferences.
(B) L-R: Mrs Peautau & Whaea Terangi
(M) L-R: Mrs Chinta & Mrs M
(Front) Mrs Helsham

We also had Counties Manukau in to work with us on Thursday 17th of MAY 2018, it was loads of fun.

This week - is also the start of the Muslim fasting period - so to acknowledge the start of 'Ramadan' and our Muslim whanau, our class has agreed not to play any music until this comes to a close. Ramadan began on the 16th May, and will go on until the 14th of June.

So bare in mind when you are around those who may be fasting this season.

Palmerston North Muslims gather for dinner and prayers.


Friday, 11 May 2018

L - R: Samira, Junaid, Miako, Keziah (back), Easter, Mahida

Malo e lelei & greetings everyone.
Your Blogstarz this week are Miako & Samira.

On Thursday 10th May, the Year 6 students went to the Auckland Maritime Museum. We did lots of fun things. First we sat down to have some morning tea, while group 1 went off - sailing first.

After morning tea, Leichelle (the facilitator) showed us a video, and taught us about the effect humans have on our waters. Each student was asked to take along a plastic bag, which we then used to make a flower. This flower was then added to a memorial called - R.I.P plastic bag. The idea was to encourage others to rethink the use of plastic bags because of the danger they put our sea life in.

Here are some photos of our amazing trip.

Here are some very important current & upcoming notices:
  • This week we started our cultural group rotations & whare challenges.
  • Monday 14th May - Class photos (students must be in full school uniform)
  • Champion Choices will continue on the same days & times (Tuesday & Thursday - last block)
  • School finishes early (1pm) on Wednesday 16th May - First day of Parent conferences.   
  • Second day for Parent conferences - Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:30pm.
  • Friday 18th May - Pink shirt mufti day. Raising awareness for bullying.

Friday, 4 May 2018


Kia ora, Talofa, Bula & Greetings all

Hello everyone your Room 1 Blogstarz for week 1 are Samira and her buddy Corbin. Welcome to our first class blog. We would like to share what we have been up to in ruma tahi.

We have been learning how to calculate an Area in mathematics, and have been working on our values as well. Did you know that our school hall is getting renovated? This is one of many awesome things Mrs Tofilau has done for the school!

This is also our first week for Buddy classes to work together. this takes place at 10am, every Friday - our buddy class this term is Room 9. We also kick started our Champion Choices options this week; here are photos of a few Champion Choice groups, and the exciting things they have been involved in this week:

This is our Cook Islands arts & crafts group

The Aboriginal art group

Homai's talented Music group

Important current & upcoming events:
  • Monday 7th May
    Haka powhiri for our new staff members
  • Tuesday 8th May
    Homai Rippa rugby team out Champion Choice block changed to 12pm (for today only) 'Inspire me' group performing in the last block
  • Thursday 10th May Year 6 students visit to the Maritime museum in Auckland, and sailing experience on the Ted Ashby ship. Students will be out from 9:00am - 2:30pm.
  • Friday 11th May Buddy classes will continue, and plan art works that will contribute to a mini art exhibition for Homai’s BIG Art Exhibition in Week 8. this will give parents the opportunity to come in and view the beautiful art work put together by our students. Cultural groups & Whare Happs will also be every Friday - beginning next week. So watch this space!

Thank you for taking the time to read through our blog for this week make sure that you stay tuned for the next update next week.

This is Samira Eshani & Corbin Smith signing out.
Be kind to one another, and have a safe, and great weekend.


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