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...