Sunday, December 6, 2009

Graduation and Leaver's Dinner...

The Year 13 students had a good time this week at Tamaki College. The Graduation Ceremony was held in the auditorium. With parents and families there to support them, the graduating Year 13 students filed into the auditorium where they were awarded their graduation certificate and photograph. A new element this year was the graduation sash that they all got to keep too.
After the ceremony, everyone got on the bus to Butterfly Creek for the Leavers Dinner. They all got to watch the crocodile feeding show while they were there.

Photographs of the night are here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Year 9 Activities Day 3...

Day 3 of year 9 activities here at Tamaki College saw everyone going off to Rainbow's End. The bad weather did not put anyone off going on the rides and a fantastic day was had by all..

Here are some photographs of the day...

See if you can hear all the SCREAMS on the video!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Year 9 Activities Day 2...

Well it's day 2 of the Year 9 activities here at Tamaki College and today it's Waiwra!!!
A great day was had by all.
A big thankyou to Miss Bunce for the photos today.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Year 9 Activities Day 1...

It's that time of year again here at Tamaki College.
Year 9 students are celebrating the end of the school year by doing some exciting activities over the next few days.
Today they went ice skating and to the cinema.

Here are some photographs from the day. Check out the 3D glasses in the cinema !!!

Here is a video of the ice skating. See if you can see Mr. Thomas falling over in the barefoot race!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Film Festival 09 !!!!

It's that time of the year again!
It's our cluster film festival today and we are all exited to be gathering in the auditorium to watch each others films.
This is the Tamaki College entry this year.
It is called Twist and Shout and is presented and produced by Joel.

Here are some photographs from the day !!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SELL Programme 2009


For three days in August, 80 Year 12 students swapped the class room setting to participate in the SELL Programme, run by the Young Enterprise Trust. A business programme which tested leadership abilities, patience and team work.
SELL stands for Student Enterprise Learning Link hosted by Ewan Mcleod and Sue Jury. All year 12 students involved were split into 10 groups of 8. These were our final groups for the next three days.
Each group was made to come up with a product, how it would be marketed, the financial point behind it and how it would be made. Teams were lead by their CEO and after the first day all students had their products and team set. The different inventions and products that were thought up were extremely creative! Ideas ranging from an alarm clock pillow, a portable hairstyling comb to a portable microwave! The fun had begun along with three days of pure hard work.
Day 2
On the second day of SELL, the real hard work began, you could even say, the competition had begun! Each team member was allocated a role, either as a Strategic Planner, Financial Advisor, Marketing Planner or a Production Advisor. All roles were given a task to complete that was vital in the completion of the company project. And it was here on in, that the ball started rolling. For an entire day, the CEOs were pushed to use as much of their leadership potential as they could. Getting yourself on track is one thing, but when you have to lead 7 other students who you may not even be used to working with, that’s a whole different story! Each and every role was demanding and tested each and every one of us mentally. We were made to think BUSINESS!
Day 3
The final day was do or die! It was judgement day... Teams were given two hours to decorate their located areas and set up boards with information on their product. All the hard work was settled down to this one day. We were all given time to breathe and then judging begun. Teams were given ten minutes to present their product to the judges, explaining every fine detail possible. The sense of competition created an awesome atmosphere and brought a lot of the teams closer together. The judges tallied their votes and at the end of the day found the product “OFF HEELS”, which are removable high heels as the winning product.
Overall the SELL programme was an amazing experience. It emphasised the importance of team work showing how every one has to do their bit in order to complete the project. CEOs were pushed to their limits to show leadership skills and to lead the team. We all learnt the importance of patience and working together to get things done. We were able to be hands on and experience all these things through SELL. It was an amazing learning experience.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Sue and Ewan for granting us with this amazing opportunity! And to all the staff who helped out.

Christine Savele
Year 12

Here are some photographs showing the action over the 3 days...

Here are the videos of the adverts that we had to make in 20 minutes...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Maths Week 2009

The Maths Department has us all thinking here at Tamaki College this week. There was activities and challenges all week to keep us on our toes!!
Check out all the action on the Maths page...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Health Expo have a great day !!!

On Monday the 3rd of August, Tamaki College hosted a group of health representatives during its first ever, Health Expo. Along with group displays on diabetes and environment issues run by Tamaki College students, there were people from the Asthma Society, Family Planning, HELP (Sexual Abuse survivors), Smokefree and Odyssey House. The Heart Foundation provided interesting displays on fat and sugar levels in commonly eaten foods and alcohol issues were covered by Al-Anon and Community Drug & Alcohol Services. Information on mental health was provided by the Kari Centre.

Throughout the day, students were able to get information from all of the organisations and increase their knowledge around keeping a healthy body and mind. The day was very successful and our nurses Tania and Chris did a great job in organising the expo.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Science takes off!!!

Wow...have you seen what the Year 10 classes have been up to at Tamaki College ?
Who needs all this fuss about the moon landings when we have our very own rocket launches here !!
Check out the Science page for all the great details and photographs...

The Newsletter just gets better and better...

Our Tamaki College Newsletter team have done it again. There is another fantastic edition for you to read. Click on this link to take you to the Newsletter page.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Maori Language Week...

Can TCTV entice the teachers here at Tamaki College to join in Maori Language Week and speak a bit of Moari?
Will it be Mission Impossible ???

Check Joel and Liam's video to find out...

Peni meets a Superstar!!!!

Our students here at Tamaki College get to do all sorts of exiting things.
TCTV got to hear about one of these things and interviewed Peni to find out all about it.
Interview by Joel, camera work by Finau.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

What a Great Assembly!!!!


We had a fantastic assembly here at Tamaki College.
It started with a small Powhiri for our exchange student from Canada. Sarah Rosenblat has come from Branksome Hall, in Toronto, Canada. She is staying at Emma's house for 4 weeks on her part of the exchange programme.
The Kapa haka group put on a great Powhiri for Sarah as she came into her first assmebly....

If you want to hear more about this fabulous exchange, then keep tuned into TCTV as the Year 13 Team will be interviewing Sarah very soon.

Girls Rugby League Champions...

During this assembly, the school had the opportunity to honour our girls rugby league team.
They are winners of the Auckland Rugby League LVD Shield for 2009.
If you want to check out more details, then take a look at the Sport page...

History Trip...

We also had a fantastic presentation from the History Department about their trip to Northland. Check out the Social Studies page for more details of that....

Friday, June 12, 2009

Kapa Haka Put on a Fine Performance...

Our Kapa Haka group has done it again. Te Poho O Tamaki performed to a sold out house in order to raise funds for a trip. Check out the photos, video and a great write up from Alamanda on the Maori Department page...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Junior Social 2009

The juniors had their yearly social in the auditorium. It was a busy night that was organised and run by the prefects and house captains. Everyone had a good time and TCTV were there to get all of the action....

Presented by Joel.
Camera work by Finau.
Edited by Joel and Finau too!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Media Studies start the year with a Bang !!

Come and check out the Self Portraits of our Media Studies students here at Tamaki College. Click this link or check out the department pages down the side bar...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Te Poho O Tamaki wow the Polyfest crowd...

You have got to check out the Tamaki College Maori page for the fantastic news about about how Te Poho O Tamaki did at Polyfest 2009.... TCTV were there to record the action and it was VERY EXCITING !!!!!

Social Studies joins TCTV...

TCTV is delighted to announce that the Social Studies Department has joined the "family" and has started a new Social Studies at Tamki College page. There is a link in the department pages down the side of this blog. Their first posting is about the International Women's Day breakfast that some of our senior girls were involved in.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Year 9 Computer Scholarship

Tamaki College is delighted to announce the recipients of Year 9 Computer Scholarships for 2009; Christopher Henry, Colleen Henry, Mii Henry-Ru, Nive Isaako, Moli Kulasora, Lavinia Lovo, Joseph Parsons, Jaycee Sanisitou, Abigail Strickland and Maasi Tapa.

At presentation evening was held at the college on Wednesday 11 March for recipients and their families. This year students received a notebook computer, together a printer and a memory stick. Recipient Maasi Tapa described the notebook as ‘really good’.

Tamaki College wishes to acknowledge the on-going support of the Mt Wellington Trust in this venture.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Catering and Hospitailty show us what they are made of...

Check out the TC Technology page to see the latest 2 posts from the Level 1 and Level 2 Catering and Hospitality classes. With practical assessments and field trips out of school, they have been really busy.
Student reports and photographs are all there for you to see... check it out ..

Monday, March 16, 2009

Polyfest Dress Rehearsal....

Te Poho O Tamaki were absolutely fantastic in the auditorium tonight as they performed their dress rehearsal in preparation for the 2009 Polyfest competition on Thursday. They showed a full audience of friends and family the set they will perform but you will have to wait a little longer to see the video. We don't want to give too much away !!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Year 13 Camp 2009 - Post 6 - Snow Planet

A report about Snow Planet from Sam Siaki.

On Wednesday, it was a hot afternoon when we went skiing at Snow Planet. I thought it was a great activity for us. I learned how to ski on my own two feet. The best moment for me was when 1 was coming down hill and jumping off the ramp. I loved it. Mwwaaaah .

This report is from Meleane Fifita.

On the 25th of February, the Year 13 went to Snow Planet. What I did at Snow Planet was Snowboarding. First of all, we had to go and get our shoes and we got told to go inside the snowy part. We did activities like being told how to put on the snowboard and how to stop and how to move.
After that we went up to the top of the hill and we got to come down.
I thought it was awesome and sore and ugly because I crashed into the window and everyone was cheering me.
After that we had our lunch and then we filled in our unit standard for PE while the other half of the group went in.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Year 13 Camp 2009 - Post 5 - Wonderful food and Singing

A report about preparing the food from Maine Putai

On the 3 days of camp, it has been a busy journey having to help to prepare the food with Mrs Heka. On Monday, Sina, Mrs Heka and I had to go food camp shopping while the rest were on their way to Goat Island. After our long day food shopping we went back to school to make dinner which was honey soy chicken with ham fried rice, and for dessert we had fruit salads. For breakfast me and Sina got up at 6 o'clock in the morning while the rest of the students were still sleeping. We had spaghetti on toast with a variety of cereals then we prepared lunch which was ham rolls with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cheese and mayonnaise and a few more snacks. For dinner we had nachos served with sour cream and bread and lastly to fill our stomach with happiness we topped it up with a desert serving of trifle. On Wednesday we had the same breakfast as Tuesday morning and for lunch we had packed lunch that was prepared by Mrs Heka and the team. They made us a packed lunch of pizza, muesli bar, fruits and a bottle of jolly drink each.

This report is from Charlotte Tumanuvao.

The three days of camp was so so awesome. The first day we started off by having a year 13 meeting in the auditorium and Mr Borland just told us the regulations for going on camp. Straight after that, we were off to Goat Island. I was so nervous going to Goat Island because we were going to swim with the fish. Our very first activity was to go on the glass bottomed boat andit was so cool seeing all the fishes up close. Everyone was so excited. Then we went to two caves and we went just a little bit inside them. The supervisor was telling us storys about the caves. Then the next activity was to get into our wet suits which were really tight on everyone and jump in the sea and swim close up with the fish. It was cool as many fishes were coming and swimming next to us. Then we headed back to Waiwera to sort out who will sleep inside all the cabins and tents. I chose a cabin and sleeping in it with me was Mina, Joanna, Leilani and Quentina. Th esecond day was the hardest day of camp.

Here is a video of our second evening at Waiwera, where we had a small singing competition at the hot pools.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Year 13 Camp 2009 - Post 4 - Wenderholm

This report is from Alamanda Tahu

Dear Diary,
So its Tuesday afternoon and the bad weather has ‘gapped it!’ Thank goodness for that. Today we went up this hill at Wenderholm, it was totally insane! We all had to hike up this stupid hill. I was coming last as usual, but it was cool because Mr. Dunn , Ms. Bunce and my Uncle George were being my tautoko (or support). It was challenging this hill, but I’m glad I made it to the end. I fell over, and all my men were behind me. It was crack up!
We got into our whanau groups and did a few team building activities. TOTARA was the best in my opinion. Each whanau worked on their chants for athletics, I could hear Kowhai's, it was alright? No, it was awesome I’m just jealous.
I had a lot of fun today, even though I had to climb up that stupid hill.
My boys were MEAN today, mad respect for them.
The food is awesome, everybody is walking around in toes, hopefully we can gap soon to Waiwera for our talent quest night things. EXCITING kind of. Well, that’s me for today people. My legs are sore, I want to swim, and I got to see what’s happening with the tent.
Later Diary.

Here are some photographs of what we did there...

Here is a video of the walk to Wenderholm...

This is a short video of what we did when we got there...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Year 13 Camp 2009 - Post 3 - Tuesday Morning

This post is from Quentina Katinapi

Tuesday morning started with Miss Ferguson saying “wake up ! It’s lovely”. I immediately woke up with a sore throat and a massive migraine. We then gathered together to share a morning meeting with some complaints to how last night had gone. Mr. Boland broke the news that one of the students had been taken home due to misbehaving and breaking the regulations. As soon as the meeting finished we all set out for a stroll along the beach. Beneath the horizon it was a magnificent view. It was like little pebbles glittering in the shimmering light. Heading back to our cabins with sweat dropping off our faces we rushed into the showers to extinguish the smell then settled down to munch on a really good breakfast.

Joel Herbert

On the morning Tuesday the 24th of February, Mr. Roy’s class were on kitchen duty and had to make breakfast for all 70 students plus a few extra for the teachers. I had just come to help and everything was almost done as they had been in here early to cook and prepare the food. There was a wide range of foods like cereals and spaghetti on toast. Miss Heka was the person in charge in the kitchen and made sure that everybody was organized. It turned out quite well and everything was gone in less then half an hour even the muesli.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Year 13 Camp 2009 - Post 2 - Waiwera

This report is by Talanoa Manu

On Monday the 23rd February after a long day at Goat Island we headed back to our camp site at Waiwera to unpack our luggage into our cabins and tents. At about 6pm, we headed into the Waiwera hot pools to enjoy each other’s company. Everyone enjoyed it and had a lot of fun. It was also a chance for us to bond together as a Year 13 group.

Here are some photographs from the evening at Waiwera and a video of the best splashes.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Year 13 Camp 2009 - Post 1 - Goat Island

This report is from Paea Ahokava

On Monday 23rd February the Year 13 students of Tamaki College left for their camp. We started off by going to Goat Island where we were split into two groups. One went snorkeling and the other group went for a boat ride. The snorkeling was amazing. We were kitted out with all the swimming gear we needed, like wet suits and masks, and we headed off to the water. The water was nice and warm with a whole new life under the sea. We saw all types of fishes from snappers to sting rays when we explored the bottom of the deep blue ocean and we witnessed many amazing things. Later we left to go on the boat. The boat had a glass over the bottom of it so we were able to see through into the water. We learnt about the marine reserve and what was the purpose of it and why we are not allowed to fish there. We explored caves and saw more fishes and their habitats and learnt that a fish’s mood will depend on the weather and the direction of the wave. We have just finished putting up our tents and now preparing to go to the Waiwera hot pools.

Here are some photographs from Goat Island.

Here is a short video of the activities we did on Goat Island.

After the Goat Island trip, we came back and put our tents up.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New sport page....

Check out our new sports page here at Tamaki College.
All the fixtures results and photographs will be posted here so keep visiting to keep up to date.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Powhiri for the new teachers and Year 9 students.

On Thursday this week, Tamaki College welcomed all the new teachers and Year 9 students with a fantastic Powhiri on the Tamaki College marae.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Welcome Back...

Tamaki College staff and students have had a good holiday and we are now back and ready to go. Our new Year 9 students had their first full day in school today, trying out a variety of lessons. This afternoon they were all on the field doing team building activities in their new tutor classes. Tug of war was the game with a fierce competition planned. Out new prefects were there to help and TCTV were there to record all the events.
Stay tuned for lots more TCTV this year and did you notice we recieved our 2000th view over the holidays...

Here are the photos of the competition...

Here is a video showing some of the action..