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)