Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Trades Academy BBQ Tables

The Trades Academy at Tamaki College have been really busy recently making tables to go around the grounds at school. They look great and are very popular with the students as they give them lots more places to sit during interval and lunch times.

Here is some information about the Construction Trades Academy.

BConstructive are hands on programmes that lead to two qualifications; BCATS Level1 and BCATS Level2. They are innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programmes for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry.

The BConstructive programmes are primarily workshop based. Rather than focusing on any one trade the programmes build skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. They also develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills and have close links with the NCEA and the Technology curriculum.

There are two qualifications currently available. These may be offered at senior secondary school or at polytechnics and private training establishments. All of the resources are available on line, free of charge.

The full qualification documents can be viewed on the NZQA website using the link below:

Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: building, construction, plumbing, drainlaying, roofing, gasfitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring and joinery. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.

The programme complements other schemes such as Gateway, careers and transition programmes, work experience and Young Enterprise.

Here are the students hard at work on the tables during construction.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Athletics Day 2013

It was a beautiful day yesterday and the whole of Tamaki College was out on the field for our anual Athletics Day.
Instead of the the usual "march ons", the houses performed in front of everyone else, setting the tone for a competitive afternoon.

TCTV was there to catch the all the action.





Here are the photos from the day...

More of the action...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Polyfest 2013 - Samoan Stage

It was a fantastic year for Tamaki College at Polyfest.

3rd Entrance,
3rd Exit, 
3rd Uniform, 
3rd Mauluulu, 1st Sasa, 
3rd Fuataimi (John Tuilata Lemalie), 
3rd Taualuga 
and 1st Taupou (Nive Isaako). 

2ND PLACE Overall Co-Ed Section

Here is the video from Fiafia night.....

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Harlem Shake Competition

TCTV are holding a HARLEM SHAKE competition.

There is only one rule - no rude body movements or gestures.
Entries are to be submitted to Miss Ferguson in the form of either a video file or a link to the uploaded file on the net.
If the video is on the net, it will be downloaded and put onto the school youtube account so the comments can be controlled.
Deadline on Monday 25th March.

All entries will be uploaded onto TCTV on that date for the voting to start.
Voting will be open for one week from the deadline.
Good luck

Any entries not following the ONLY RULE will not be uploaded for voting.

Here is an example that was made by 9PFn that their tutor teacher bullied them into doing.
We are sure you can do better!!!!!