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..