Thursday, November 13, 2008

Film Festival...

It has been a fantastic day here at Tamaki College. We have had our film festival to celebrate the end of the year for our Manaiakalani EHSAS cluster. All of the schools in our local area have been coming to visit and watch the films produced by their students. It has been a really busy day with 4 shows during the day and another tonight for the community to come and see the work. All of the students did extremely well all day with their presentations and everyone went away very impressed with the work. If you want to see the work for yourself then check out the links down the side of this page.

Film Festival Preparations...

It's the highlight of the year for our cluster of schools working on the Manaiakalani EHSAS projects. It has been a year of hard work but celebrations are starting in the auditorium of Tamaki College.
Do you want to see how a school auditorium is converted into a movie theatre? Then watch this space...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

90 Years of Armistice Day Remembered.

Today, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year, thousands in New Zealand and around the world gathered to mark the end of what was supposed to be the "war to end all wars".
We did just that here at Tamaki College. To mark 90 years of Armistice Day, we gathered by the flag poles and the last post was played. A 2 minute silence was held there and in all the classrooms to pay our respects to those who fought and gave their lives for our freedom.
A reading was done of part of the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon.
Here it is in full.

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.


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Prizegiving 2008 - Year 13 Graduation Medley

Monday night was an exciting night at Tamaki College. The Prizegiving ceremony was a big event and the auditorium was packed with family and friends. In between the speeches and the award presentations, we were entertained by talented groups of students giving us their musical items.
It is traditional now for the Year 13 students to work together on a "medley" for their final graduation song. It is always an "interesting" process for them to put it together and get it right.
Here they are...
Camera work by Paul Pamaka.

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Prizegiving 2008 - Entertainment - Senior Music Chorus

Monday night was an exciting night at Tamaki College. The Prizegiving ceremony was a big event and the auditorium was packed with family and friends. In between the speeches and the award presentations, we were entertained by talented groups of students giving us their musical items.
Here are the members of the Senior Music Chorus giving us their moving version of "World in Union".
Camera work by Paul Pamaka.


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Prizegiving 2008 - Entertainment - Impromptu Drum Solo

Monday night was an exciting night at Tamaki College. The Prizegiving ceremony was a big event and the auditorium was packed with family and friends. In between the speeches and the award presentations, we were entertained by talented groups of students giving us their musical items.
Here is Peni Peleti giving us a wonderful drum solo.
Camera work by Paul Pamaka.


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Prizegiving 2008 - Entertainment - Piano Duet

Monday night was an exciting night at Tamaki College. The Prizegiving ceremony was a big event and the auditorium was packed with family and friends. In between the speeches and the award presentations, we were entertained by talented groups of students giving us their musical items.
Here are Annie Gogo and Christine Savele playing "Rando a la Turk" on the piano as a duet.
Camera work by Paul Pamaka.


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Prizegiving 2008 - Speeches - Alan Peachey

We had some great speeches at Prizegiving this year at Tamaki College. Our final guest speaker, Mr Alan Peachey, MP for Tamaki, was originally present at the ceremony to present some of the great awards but he stepped in at the last minute to deliver a much appreciated speech.
Camera work by Paul Pamaka.

Prizegiving 2008 - Principal's Speech

We had a great night at the 2008 Prizegiving on Monday night at Tamaki College. A large traditional part of the evening is the Principal's Speech. This year, Mrs. Soana Pamaka did not let us down.



Camera work - Paul Pamaka

Prizegiving 2008 - Speeches - Sylvia Fausett

This year at the Prizegiving 2008 ceremony at Tamaki College, we had a variety of speeches from our guests.
The first speech of the night is normally given by the Chairwoman of the Board, Mrs. Sylvia Fausett. This was read out this year by Deputy Pricipal, Mrs. Kathryn Moore.



Camera work by Paul Pamaka.

Prizegiving 2008 - Powhiri for the Official Party

We had a fantastic prize giving here at Tamaki College on Moday 10th November 2008 and TCTV was there to capture all of the action.
The evening started with a great Powhiri from our fantastic Kapa Haka group.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tamaki College Prefects Assembly.






















On Friday this week, Tamaki College held their assembly to announce the new prefects for next year. It was a very exciting occasion attended by the parents of the new prefects.
This year's group of prefects presented the ties and welcome packs to the new group.
The Head Boy and Head Girl for next year will be announced at the prize giving ceremony which will be held next Monday.
Also present at the presentations was Paul Tupou-Vea from AUT. He was there to talk about the Prefects that Peak programme which is run by AUT. Our prefects go through this programme each year and he was full of praise for this year's group who are just finishing the course.
The choir and the music students sang a very moving version of "The World in Union" to celebrate the announcements today. They were really good.
Also during this assemebly, our Year 13 students sang their graduation song to the whole school. They usually only sing this at the prize giving ceremony, so it was a real treat for the whole school to hear it this year.

The prefects announced for next year are :-
Paea Ahokava
Finau Aholelei
Sinavaiui Alai
Emma Brown
Mikaira Chan
Talanoa Manu
Phyllis Mulia
Sam Siaki
Alamanda Tahu
Natalie Taniwha
Pevelini Tulia

Here are some photographs from the ceremony :-

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Want to see a Website for Ants ???


Have you ever wondered what a website designed for ants would look like. 9TVu were wondering just that in their English lessons here at Tamaki College.
Come and check out their designs. The 9TVu page link is down the side.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

9RNi Publish their Fantastic Myths and Legends Animations...



Miss Dale's English class, 9RNi, have been working really hard on their Film Festival entries. They have been producing animations based on a Myth or Legend of their own choice.
To produce the animation they had to write a script, manipulate their chosen images in Adobe Photoshop and then put the images, animation sequences and the audio into Windows Movie Maker.
Check out the work submitted so far on the 9RNi page ( the link is down the side of this page ).