Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tamaki College Ex Students Star at Christmas in the Park...

This article is from the Eastern Bays Courier....
Click here to see the original article online.

 Big Talent in the park

is performing at Christmas in the Park on 
Saturday night. From left: Paula Fakalata, 
Bruce Baiabe, Sakalia Vaetolo and 
Tony O'Rourke.

ORGANISERS of Christmas in The Park weren't looking for groups to perform at tomorrow's event –
until they met The Talent.
Four young singing sensations formed the group after bonding over music while at Tamaki College.
They've performed to schools throughout the country, to 3000 people in Tonga and to former
Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Tomorrow they'll sing to their biggest audience of about 100,000 people at the Auckland Domain.
Tony O'Rourke says their pastor told them about the auditions earlier this year.
"They actually said no at first," the 21-year-old says. "I just emailed them back and said:
`I think you'll benefit from us singing'."
The organisers weren't looking for groups at that stage but invited The Talent to audition anyway.
"They didn't ask us for a callback or anything. They just said: `That's it, you're in'."
Tony met Sakalia Vaetolo, 21, Bruce Baiabe, 22, and Paula Fakalata, 19, when they were part of
the high school choir.
They all sang different parts so decided to see how they sounded as a quartet.
"We're good individually but we're much better when we're all together," Bruce says.
The group performs popular songs and old-school favourites like The Temptations' My Girl
and The Beach Boys' Barbara Ann.
When they first started they roped in a couple more mates and formed the band Island Emo,
 which came second at the Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition. They then formed The Disciples
before the new name took over.
The group often visits schools around the country as part of The Revolution Tour, which is
organised by Equippers Church.
Members hope to fully dedicate themselves to touring next year and "taking a positive message
wherever we go".
Music was the first thing all four bonded over. Religion was the second.
They credit part of their success to Panmure couple Paula and Tania Finepolo.
The boys met them a few years ago and moved in with them shortly after.
The couple had been living in a flat in the CBD but moved to Panmure so the boys could be closer
to school.
All of them lived with the Finepolos at one stage, because of family circumstances and a desire to
 live together.
"They took us in and kept us off the streets, away from parties and getting into all that stuff," Tony says.
"They helped build discipline in us."
The Talent members also say their families, friends and church played an integral role in shaping them.
"If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing now," Bruce says.
Other east and bays residents performing at Christmas in the Park from 7.30pm tomorrow include
Remuera singer Edward Laurenson, 16-year-old Glendowie resident Stephanie Field and
Paddy Leishman, a 17-year-old Mission Bay singer/actor.
MICHELLE COOKE - East And Bays Courier

Friday, December 3, 2010

Graduation Night 2010

We had a great night at Tamaki College on Thursday this week. The auditorium was full of the friends and families of our graduating Year 13 students as they finally left the college.
Everyone then moved on to have a wonderful meal.

Here are some photographs from the night...

There was some great speeches too....

Here are the Year 13 students looking so cute when they were still in Year 9 !!!

Here is the Graduation video made by some of the Year 13 students ( you may recognise them !!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Young scientist's chance to realise a dream.

This article was in Eastern Bay's Courier....
Click here to see the original article.

He hasn't yet finished high school but is already undertaking honours level research – and being recognised for it.
Leon Forbes is one of 20 students selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend Realise the Dream.
The 18-year-old is excited to be part of the event that will see the young scientists and inventors travel from Auckland to Wellington next month stopping at top science and technology organisations along the way. It ends with a prizegiving in the capital on December 11.
Leon's selection was based on his work with the Liggins Institute over the past two years.
While he has as good a chance as any at being awarded one of the prizes he is modest about his work.
"It depends on the calibre of everyone else's work," he says.
The Tamaki College head boy has been part of the institute's Student Scientist Mentor programme for the past four years.
He's spent much of the past two years studying the effects of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on placental cytokine production.
In other words he is looking at how the chemical, which is found in many plastics, affects a group of molecules in the human placenta that regulate inflammation, infection and labour.
Present in most drink bottles, plastic baby bottles and the lining of tin cans, BPA is released when heated and becomes mixed in with the food.
Leon's mentor Dr Anna Ponnampalam is part of the institute's reproductive and developmental biology group and says BPA is a concern because its structure is very similar to estrogen.
"More of it could be bad. It's basically steroids. The body might not be able to differentiate."
Leon combined the chemical with samples from five placentas to see if there was any change in the gene expression.
The small scale of his experiment means there is not enough data to draw conclusive results but his research will become part of the preliminary study into the issue.
"There's enough there to say something could be happening. It warrants more investigation," Leon says.
The Panmure resident says the project has been a massive learning curve.
"Just learning all the techniques of pulling apart the placenta. It's heaps of fun. But it's crazy the amount of sterility you have to preserve."
Liggins Institute senior educator Helen Mora nominated Leon for Realise the Dream.

written by Fiona Goodal

Friday, November 12, 2010

Prizegiving 2010 - Year 13 Graduation Song

Tamaki College has a tradition that the Year 13 class from that year will put together and perform a song at each Prizegiving.
Here is the Graduation Song from the Year 13 class 2010.

Prizegiving 2010 - Head Boy's Speech

The Tamamki College Head Boy for 2010 was Leon. Here is his speech.

Prizegiving 2010 - Head Girl's Speech

Our Head Girl for 2010 was Christine. Here is her speech.

Prizegiving 2010 - Guest Speaker

The guest speaker at the Tamaki College prizegiving this year was Brian Tunui. He is a Tamaki College former head boy.

Part one...

Part two...

Prizegiving 2010 - Senior Chorus

Here are the Tamaki College Senior Chorus singing "Somebody to Love".

Prizegiving 2010 - Helena - Best Music Performance

Here are Helena and Annie, performing Lithium, the Best Music Performance 2010.

Prizegiving 2010 - Jamillah - Best Original Composition

The first musical item for the prizegiving was from Jamillah, who won the Best Original Music Prize.

Prizegiving 2010 - The Principal's Speech

Here is the Principal of Tamaki College, Mrs Soana Pamaka, delivering the Principal's speech.

Prizegiving 2010 - The Chairwoman's Speech

Unfortunately, our chairwoman of the board of governors could not attend the prizegiving, so her speech was delivered by Mr. Alfred Ngaro.

Prizegiving 2010 - The Powhiri

On Monday night this week, Tamaki College held it's annual Senior Prizegiving. It was a fabulous night, with the auditorium packed with family and friends of our senior students who were receiving prizes.

Here is the Powhiri for the guests at the beginning of the night.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Prefects Assembly...

We had a great assembly this week at Tamaki College. The prefects for next year were announced and the auditorium was full of excitement as this year's prefects each read out one name. Family and friends were there to help celebrate with our new prefects and then they all went to the library for a lovely lunch.

Here they are :-

Rachel Ahomee, Rhyce Jackson, Gerri Lee-Kum, James Matavao, Sara Messine, Helena Napier, Shalom Ngaro, Alvina Pau'uvale, Paul Pupou, Stephanie Tafea, Keio Tupou, Ashleigh Vilione-Palangilangi, Roy Vucago.

The head boy and girl will be announced at the senior prize giving next Monday.

Here are the photos from the day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Fabulous Night at the Media Studies Film Presentations...

On Monday night this week, TCTV was honored to be invited to the Media Studies end of year screening night. The event has got so big this year that it was held in the Auditorium. Friends and family were there to support the Level 2 and Level 3 Media Studies classes as they showcased their end of course movies. We had popcorn, pizza, home made cakes and drinks to make the night complete.
Click the link here to go straight to the Media Studies blog to view all of the great movies.
Be sure to read the project explanations by Miss Emery down the side of the blog page when you get there.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Movie Festival - Trailer and Teasers....

TCTV has been getting loads of requests for sneak previews of this weeks Movie Festival entry.
To keep our fans happy we are giving you  some photographs that were taken during the filming and Allen has put together a trailer to give a taste of things to come.

Photographs from the filming of the video...

Here it is...The Trailer.....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Film Festival Preparations....

It has been an exciting time for TCTV recently. The film festival is coming up and we have had a music video competition here at Tamaki College to get a great entry this year.
The winners were Allen's team. They entered the competition in great spirit and handed in a fantastic entry. The team have been busy filming their Film Festival video this week and it is looking great!!!!

Here is their winning competition entry so you know how good they are. Their festival film is even better but you will have to wait to see that !!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Senior Physics Trip to Rainbows End.

The Tamaki College senior Physics classes had a great trip out to Rainbows End. They were studying all sorts of Physics principles of motion, and using all kinds of measuring equipment on the rides.
Check out the Science blog to see the workbook, the videos and the photographs.

Monday, September 27, 2010

TC Level 3 Media Studies - La Nuit Du Chasseur Trailer

An introduction by Alisha Henry
This is a trailer for a Level 3 Media Studies film a friend & I made at school. The short film was an assessment, but this trailer is purely for my entertainment & boredom. Our genre was "Film Noir" .. This is also my first video made using the Sony Vegas software..

Song: Brand X Music - Bring The Pain
Film Title: La Nuit Du Chasseur (Made by Alisha Henry & Jese Puna)
Trailer Made By: Alisha Henry

Friday, September 3, 2010

Music Video Competition....

Announcing the Tamaki College Music Video Competition.

 Do you think you can make a music video ?
If yes ?...enter this competition...

You can do one song or do a combination of songs.
You can sing your own song or use tracks from other people.
You can act, sing, dance, use cartoons, puppets, anything you like.

The video can be made on cameras, mobile phones, webcams, any way you like as you are not being judged on the quality of the type of video.

You have the rest of this term and the holidays to make your videos.
Have them to Miss Ferguson by Monday 11th October.
This competition is open to all current students at Tamaki College.

The videos will be judged and the winners will be asked to make their video again on the TCTV cameras so that we have a really good quality music video for this year's Film Festival.

All entries that follow the rules will be shown on TCTV.

The Rules.
No obscene language or gestures.
No gang, drugs or alcohol references.
Entries must be in the form of a digital file, either from a computer or phone.
You can enter as many times as you like.
All videos must be less than 3 minutes.

Here is the video from the staff at Tamaki College to inspire you to do better!!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Arriving at the Tamaki Ball 2010...

It was a fabulous night last night for the Tamaki College senior students. It was the night of the Ball at the Hyatt Hotel and everyone turned up looking very glamorous. TCTV was outside the hotel waiting for everyone to arrive and check out all the beautiful outfits...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rugby Girls Honoured in Assembly...

We had a great assembly at Tamaki College this week. The victorious girls Rugby team came into the auditorium to "We are the Champions". They were presented their winners certificates by Mrs Pamaka and the whole school was entertained by a highlights video put together by Miss Apelu, the girl's coach.
Here is the video...

Article in Rugby News...

Here is an article in Auckland Rugby News.
Click here to see the original article online.
Original article written by Auckland Rugby Development Officer Chantal Baker-McKittrick

Last week Tamaki College took on Auckland Girls Grammar (AGGS) in the final at Cox’s Bay Reserve.
This was the first time Tamaki had been in the final. Last year Tamaki lost their semi-final to Onehunga High, who ended up winning the title in 2009. This year the same scenario occurred with Tamaki facing Onehunga in the semi- final, but this time finishing victorious.
AGGS had been undefeated all season, entering this game as overwhelming favourites to win. However their lead into the final had been disjointed as Manurewa High defaulted to AGGS in their semi-final. This meant AGGS had not played a game for three weeks due to the Manurewa default and the two weeks of the July holidays.
The first half saw Tamaki dominate, scoring three tries with the half time score 15 – 03. However AGGS did not give up showing plenty of determination to fight back. Both teams’ defensive lines were strong, holding each other out from crossing the try lines with no points scored in the second half. 
 Final score: Tamaki – 15 AGGS – 03

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Talent Quest 2010 - Backstage

Do you want to see what was happening backstage at Talent Quest?
Our new TCTV presenter is Rhyce and the camera work has been done by Micky and Carlo. All of the acts were videoed by Fred.

Talent Quest 2010 - Melena'aite & Lupe

Talent Quest 2010 - Malu's Angels

Talent Quest 2010 - V Squad

Talent Quest 2010 - OMG

Talent Quest 2010 - Skul Boyz

Talent Quest 2010 - Unfamiliar

Talent Quest 2010 - Annie

Talent Quest 2010 - Simon and David

Talent Quest 2010 - Angela and Bay

Talent Quest 2010 - Cookie Boys

Talent Quest 2010 - Douglas and Francis

Talent Quest 2010 - Ester, Annie, Ana, Amber

Talent Quest 2010 - Eta, Mi'i, Missipa

Talent Quest 2010 - Karen, Pele, Douglas, So'o, Lose

Talent Quest 2010 - G Rated

Talent Quest 2010 - Alan and Sabina

Talent Quest 2010 - Millie

Talent Quest 2010 - Grace

Talent Quest 2010 - Heke

Talent Quest 2010 - Ashliegh

Talent Quest 2010 - Matias

Talent Quest 2010 - Douglas

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Talent Quest 2010 - Photographs

It was a really busy night on Monday here at Tamaki College. We held our annual Talent Quest competition in the auditorium and the singers and dancers performed to a packed house.
Here are the photographs from the night. Stay tuned to TCTV to see the upcoming videos...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maori Language Week in the P.E. Department

The P.E. Department here at Tamaki College got into the spirit of Maori Language Week. They invited TCTV over to see the junior students in their P.E. lesson today. The boys were learning the Haka and the girls were learning the Poi.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Maori Language Week - He Whakatauki

TCTV has been out videoing students and staff saying He Whakatauki today.
Here it is :-

Nau Te Raurau
Naku Te Raurau
Ka Ora Te Tangata

With my food basket
and your food basket
the people will be well.

Have a go too..see if you can say it.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Girls Rugby Final...

The Tamaki College Girls Rugby team 2010 took on our arch rivals Auckland Girls Grammar in a gruelling battle on the field, and proudly won the Auckland Championship for the first time, making history for the college, with both the girls teams being champions this year. The final score was 15-3.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Maori Language Week - Day 1

It's Maori Language Week again and here at Tamaki College we are looking at a variety of things this week.
To start with, we are looking at ACTIONS!!!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tamaki College v Japan....

The Under 17 team were taught a lesson in teamwork and discipline by a touring Japanese team called Osaka Toin High School. The Under 17’s believed they might be too big and physical for their Asian opposition. However the Japanese team played cohesively and with better fitness they ran away with the game 40 points to nil.

Meanwhile the Under 15 team played the Oasaka B team, and feared a little better, going down 15 to nil. Captain and player of the day Owen Talatau summed it up when he said that the game was a different style of rugby than we are used too!

Both teams can be congratulated on the way they hosted the opposition both before and after the match. Both teams were able to exchange stories in the after match function / feed in the auditorium. Although there was a language barrier the Osaka team found our boys extremely friendly and hospitable.

(Mr. Borland)

Here are some photographs from both of the games...

Here is a video of both the hakas and a little of the action...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tamaki After Hours.....

Do you want to see what some of our more creative student get up to "after hours" here at Tamaki College ???
All shot and edited on a mobile phone.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Student looks forward to Political Experience

Article from the East and Bays Courier, written by Amy McGillivray.
Click here to see the original article. 

Politics is the last thing on the mind of most 17-year-olds but Vainga Pahulu is not your typical teenager.
The Tamaki College student has been selected to represent the Tamaki electorate at July's Youth Parliament in Wellington.
Vainga, the political junkie of her family, is thrilled she was selected for the two-day event held once every parliamentary term.
"It was overwhelming because no one's interested in politics aside from me. They're proud," she says of her family.
Each school in the electorate was able to nominate one student with Tamaki MP Allan Peachey making the final decision on who would go.
Mr Peachey was looking for a student who is confident enough to speak in the house, has a good grasp of the political process and is committed to serving the electorate.
"She has a very good understanding of the way the parliamentary process works," he says.
"She's a most unselfish young lady."
Vainga is looking forward to seeing how the House of Representatives works and experiencing Parliament first hand.
She will be part of the social services select committee discussing alcohol, will take part in a general and legislative debate on the topic and be responsible for asking the supplementary question.
The year 13 student will also have full use of Mr Peachey's office and his executive assistant.
Vainga hopes the experience will help her encourage others to do their part.
"Most people in this community don't understand. You have to know to get involved."
As far as advice for the teenager, Mr Peachey wants her to enjoy the trip.
"Be humble, modest and learn. Keep your eyes open and love every moment," he says.
A prefect and the students' representative on the board of trustees, Vainga has had a passion for politics since she was at intermediate and hopes the trip will help her decide where she wants to go with it.
She plans to study law and science at university next year and has already been awarded a First Foundation scholarship which will help pay for study and provide work experience with Telecom.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Boys Rugby League Final .....



Auckland Secondary Schools Rugby League Final 2010. 
Tamaki College Under 85kg League boys played Southern Cross at Mt Smart Stadium 30th June.
Tamaki College won the final 16 -6 against Southern Cross taking home the V & G Fagan Cup.
We had an awesome season loosing only our first game.
Well done TEAM – we are so proud of you.
( Karen Mordell - Manager)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Learning Centre Artwork Project

The LEC staff and students decided to undertake an artwork by Rita Angus, a New Zealand artist. We sought the help of Neil Burton who came along and guided us through this project.

Please click here to watch the video on Youtube...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Girls Rugby League Final....

TCTV has just got back from the Girls Rugby League finals for 2010. Our Tamaki College girls were the returning champions and were playing Manurewa High School, their big opponents this season. It was a very cold afternoon and the girls played really well and beat Manuwera 24-12.

Girls Rugby League Champions 2010 !!!

Here are photos from the match.

Here is a video of the girl's journey to the final put together by Miss Apelu...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Unsung Heroes: Boots and all go into rugby coaching

The following article is from the New Zealand Herald.
Written by James Ihaka.
Click here to see the original article.

Tamaki College players Paul Pamaka, 15 (left), and Raymond Heka, 16, try on boots donated by Joe Rokocoko and his Blues teammates. Photo / Greg Bowker

A team of budding rugby players from a decile 1 Auckland school literally have big shoes to fill after their heroes - the Blues rugby team - donated them their boots and gear.

The Tamaki College 2nd XV is now 18 pairs of new and near-new rugby boots better off after Blues players stepped in to help.

The boys' coach, Jamie Hodgetts, who got involved last year after being told the school needed a few more helpers, is among a group of people being recognised in the Herald's Unsung Heroes series for their voluntary work in the community. Five nominees will be chosen to go on a P&O cruise.

The 29-year-old marketing manager does everything from getting the boys to and from games, organising sponsorship and providing counsel to making sure his team from the Glen Innes school have all they need - including boots.

Blues communications manager Jo Coleman told the Weekend Herald she was touched by Mr Hodgetts' story and his efforts to help those in need.

She received a phone call from Mr Hodgetts' girlfriend, who asked her about the possibility of the team donating some of their gear to help the youngsters.

"It was the end of the season and good timing and we thought, 'Here's a guy who has stepped up and has done something good for the community, and what a good way to add on that'."

After discussions with team management and the players themselves, she got back to Mr Hodgetts' girlfriend and said: "I just hope you have boys with big feet in your team."

All Blacks Keven Mealamu and Jerome Kaino and teammates Joe Rokocoko, Charlie Faumuina and Peter Saili were on hand to donate their gear at Unitec yesterday to two boys from the team.

"They were a bit shy and quiet but we are happy the boots and gear have gone to young boys who trulyneed them," said Ms Coleman.

The kind gesture has sparked a new tradition with the Blues, who will now nominate a team or club to donate their boots and gear to at the end of each Super rugby season.

Mr Hodgetts said his young charges were in awe of the Blues players. "They were pretty rapt to see Joe Rokocoko, and when Keven Mealamu came in they were like, 'It's Keven Mealamu', and there were big handshakes."

He said the boys couldn't wait to show off their heroes' boots to their mates.

"It's quite scary the majority of these kids will fit these boots. I mean, one of the kids I coached was 14 and had size-15 feet! If they can't fit them they will go to the boys in the 1st XV or we will just give them to the school."

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Enviro Group Blog

The Enviro Group are making a big impact at Tamaki College. They have started their own blog and their first post is all about a recent competition they were involved in. Go and visit their blog to check it out...

New Blog to Check Out!!!!

There is a link down in the Tamaki College Department Blogs to a new blog that has been started in the English Department. To get you there quickly today, click here !!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Barista Opening...

Tamaki College opening of the Barista

Friday 14 May the Year 13 Catering and Hospitality students held the official opening of the school's Art of Coffee Making. It has been some time now that the school has had the coffee machine but they decided with their teacher that they would hold a formal ceremony to open it in Term 2.

Having a machine like this at the school means an extra skill for the students to have especially if they are seeking part time jobs in local cafes. The morning started of with a word of prayer to bless the programme/machine by the schools kaumatua , Wally Noble and followed by the cutting of the ribbon by our principal, Mrs Pamaka.

The guests were then treated with freshly baked goods ranging from a variety of muffins and slices. This was accompanied by a freshly brewed cup of coffee, decided upon by the guests themselves. The celebrations did not end there as there was a lunch time special for the students, staff and other parties interested. All hot drinks served were at a special price of $1.00. There was a mad rush and everyone who bought one came back for seconds some even thirds.

The catering class would like to extend their sincere thanks to all distinguished guests who came to the official opening, the students and staff who supported us during our lunch time sale and last but not least our teacher, Mrs Heka.

Thank you once again and we look forward to your support in the near future.

Written by Maine.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Fantastic Time at the Science Road Show...

Come and check out the Science page for all the details about the Science Roadshow we have had in the auditorium over the last two days.

Girls Rugby Highlights

The Girls Rugby team had their first home match on Monday after school this week. Check out the highlights on the Sports Page.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Junior Social

It was a great night on Monday at the Junior Social.
Here are some highlights from the evening. Video work and editing by CJ and James.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Babylon Riddim Finishes up in Style...

These photographs were taken by Elena who along with another women Shirley are the two coordinators of the Smokefree Pacifica Beats Music Competition.

The photographs were taken at the conclusion of the bands two and a half day video recording session during the weekend. The video and its accompanying sound track “Reggae is my Heart” will be released in May.

All seven band members attended gave a 100% effort throughout this period.

The photographs depict the closing few shoots of the recording on Sunday evening. The site was the top of Mount Roskill and we could not have had a better sunset backdrop. It was only by coincidence that the recording was on Anzac Day. The Christian cross is only visible for Easter, Christmas and to our surprise Anzac Day. Nobody was expecting it to come on, but it really made an excellent prop to be able to work with.

First Match of the Season for the 1st 15....

Come and check out the sports page for the photographs of the action from the 1st 15 first match of the season...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Dawn Service...

We had an early start this morning here at Tamaki College. A group of senior students had a trip to the Auckland Museum for the Dawn Service for Anzac Day.

The Anzac Service was something that I had always wanted to attend.
Finally when I got the chance I jumped at it, and I knew a lot of others would too. Being there, at 4:30 in the morning, listening to the speeches and honoring those who lost there lives at war, words can't explain the feeling you get. It was just paying your respects, it was about remembering and giving thanks.

Christine Savele.

Presented by Joel
Video camera work by Peni.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tamaki College Anzac Remembrance Ceremony...

We had our Anzac remembrance ceremony here at Tamaki College today. We had readings and slide shows in the auditorium then the whole school went out by the flag poles. The Service Academy students marched to the flag poles and put the flags to half mast while David played the Last Post. A wreath was laid on our sculpture, Emerging Life, by Christine, Leon and Wally. It was a moving ceremony to remember the sacrifice of those who fought at Anzac Cove and all the wars since.


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 glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eyes, 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 condemn
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 daytime,
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
But where our desires and 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 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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Athletics Day... The Entrances....

Here are the four houses doing their march ons.... It's a big competition to look the best as the teams come on the field for athletics day. Who do you think was the best ?
Camera work by Cindi and Dose.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Athletics Day 2010

It's been a beautiful day and Tamaki College has had a fantastic athletics day. The four houses were marching out in force, determined for the best march on prize....
There were house points flying as the events brought out the competition in everyone.
We even had a special guest. See if you can spot him in the photographs. Videos are coming later...keep checking back...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cook Island Stage...

Well, TCTV have been to the Cook Island stage. A huge crowd watched our Tamaki College team put on a fantastic show.

Live from Polyfest!!!!

It's a fantastic day here at Polyfest. TCTV are here enjoying all the atmosphere and watching our fabulous teams on stage.

The Maori stage kicked off the day for Tamaki College with a great performance...

Then it was the Samoan's turn to show the crowds what they've got...

We are off to the Cook Island stage now.... update you soon!!!

Polyfest 2010

Vastsrff: Big shoulders . Tulsa: Just woke up . Jacob: Want a hug
At Polyfest setting up cameras at the Samoan stage...
We are here at Polyfest 2010 for TCTV to catch all the action and give you updates...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fia Fia Videos

Tongan Fia Fia

Video work by Aquilla.

Samoan Fia Fia

Video work by Sosia and Viliami

Maori Fia Fia

Video work by Saschamarie.

Niuean Fia Fia

Video work by Dose.

Cook Island Fia Fia - Part 1

Video work by Viliamai.

Cook Island Fia Fia - Part 2