Thursday, August 16, 2012


Knowmia is a great site for HS to find and share video lessons on a wide variety of subjects.  There are over 7000 videos for teachers to search through and can browse by subject.  All these videos are short and easy to understand should be easy to integrate into their teachings.

I highly recommend checking out Knowmia by clicking here!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rm 7 and 8 Baby Chickens

In the Garden

Monday, September 12, 2011

E ia e taku poi

Taku whaiaipo moe tahi  e
Tiemiemi ana e
Ko koe ia taku tau pumau

E oho  ra ko te korimako
Tangitangi mai
Tioriori mai ana nga manu o te ngahere

Whakaoho I te ao kuikui
Aue te aroha taku poi

By Maraea and Rongomai

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Te Reo Programme

I am very excited to accept the challenge, as a reliever, of teaching te reo at Crawshaw Primary School. My programme will be based upon, 'Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki' Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13. I want to be involved with helping to secure the future of te reo Māori as a living, dynamic, and rich language. I am expecting this resource to help this school, an English-medium school, to design and shape a curriculum that includes te reo Māori, alongside other learning areas, and acknowledges its value. Te reo Māori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand, is a taonga and is guaranteed protection under the Treaty of Waitangi. It was declared an offi cial language in 1987. Te reo Māori has a special place in the New Zealand Curriculum. Eight curriculum principles underpin curriculum decision making in New Zealand, and one of these principles is headed “Treaty of Waitangi”:

Toi te kupu                                           Language is permanent
Toi te mana                                         Prestige is permanent
Toi te whenua                                      Land is permanent
Ko te reo rangatira e kōiri atu nei.   The resonating sound of the prestigious Māori language.