Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pay it Forward - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

RISE Heroes - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

Rocket Man - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

Respiration Trap Rap - Manaiakalani Fim Festival 2015

Green Stuff - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

ACT - The Breakfast Club - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

Fatal Battle - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

Don't Panic - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Prize Giving

It was a wonderful evening here at Tamaki College for the 2015 prize giving ceremony.
The auditorium was full of family and friends to see the students receive their prizes.
Out guest speaker was Mr Ronnie Taulafo, television personality and presenter of "What Now"

The Year 13 students gave everyone a treat with their singing.

They then honoured their family and friends with a rousing finish.

There was lots of entertainment throughout the evening. Here is Jarna starting us off.

Here are our fabulous prize winners...

Congratulations to all!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Prefect Handover

It was a fabulous afternoon at Tamaki College as friends and family gathered to welcome the school leaders for 2016. This year's prefects and house captains handed over their roles to the new group with much celebration. Congratulations to all.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Senior Science Students visit the Waterview Connection Project

Our team of future professional engineers at the Waterview Connection project. Thanks to all the staff at the Western Alliance who made this possible including civil engineering and environmental consultants, Tonkin and Taylor. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Maori Language Week - Who Can Say the Pepeha

A great job by Gloria, Maia, Lisia and Sarah filming this and editing it together....

Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Wai-o-taiki te awa
Ko Te Poho o Tamaki te marae
Ko Tamaki te hapu
Ko Tainui te iwi
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Hoturoa te tangata

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mathex 2015

On Monday, 27 July Tamaki College held its inter-class Mathex competition in the auditorium for all year 9 and 10 participants.

Top 2 teams for each year level will represent the college at the Auckland Mathex finals at ASB stadium in Kohimarama on Wednesday 26 August from 7 - 9pm. Spectators welcome and entry is free.

Thanks to the maths department for all their support and encouragement for Mathex and for their assistance on the day.             
Winners on the day were
                 9KMn                                                                    10TWe.

Y9 Class
Y10 Class
9KMn B
PJ Rapata Mohi
Claudia Mounga
Paris Davey
Autymn Kanuta William
Fiti Leona
Ruth Aho
Kaz Tuitupou
Viola Makalio
9RLa A
Molimauola Taunofoa
Henery Taulongo
Enosi Falekaono
Tyler Topia-Valepo
Gabriel Inia
Raenan Garcia
Silas Makea
Jesiah Timoteo
Gloria Tu’itupou
Sarah Taiseni
Maia Roos
Lisia Misa
Salome Wara
Clearissa Thompson
Simaima Laimani
Tame’e Taufa
Uili Tumanuvao
Rocky Vea
Tre Edwards
Tule Kuki Lagatule
Damian Webster
Nicholas Nualona
Donovan Malafu
Mary Taupau
Juliet Siliva
Kimberly Taoro
Eleva Tuipulotu
Katherine Malolo
Pakii Pakii Mata
Kelekele Akau’ola Laula
Sarona Fuifui Vili
Vena  Fungalei
Patrick Peihopa
Tua Telefoni
Heremaia Aperahama
Max Leuila

Sio Nulona
Enilose Mounga
Kato Afemui
Evon Malolo

Maori Language Week - Fruit

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Maori Language Week - Tamaki College Pepeha

Tamaki College pepeha "way of introducing yourself"

Ko Maungarei te maunga
Ko Wai-o-taiki te awa
Ko Te Poho o Tamaki te marae
Ko Tamaki te hapu
Ko Tainui te iwi
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Hoturoa te tangata

Maori Language Week - Animals

Monday, July 27, 2015

Maori Language Week

Maori language week has started here at Tamaki College. We had a great presentation from Gabriel in the staff room this morning.

We were then introduced to the Tamaki College Pepeha.
Click on the loud speakers to find out how to say and pronounce this correctly.

Stay tuned to TCTV for more great updates throughout the week.....

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dan Bidois mentoring session streamed live from Tamaki College

An exciting event in the auditorium this morning at Tamaki College.
Dan Bidois, on behalf of the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Spark, held a mentoring session where he talked about leadership. The Year 12 students and some of the Year 9,10 and 11 students were invited to listen and ask questions. Our future leaders don't get chances like this very often and were keen to take the opportunity.

Here is the write up from the site ..
Dan Bidois, one of New Zealand’s greatest academic success stories, will be speaking to students in a live streamed event. 
Dan is a successful international economist and policy maker, currently advising the government of Malaysia as a Fellow for the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute. Prior to this Dan spent three years working as an economist for the OECD based in Paris, France, and he has also worked as a strategy consultant with Deloitte New Zealand.
Although at the age of 15 Dan dropped out of his Auckland high-school and shortly thereafter bet the odds to overcome cancer, today he holds a Bachelor in Commerce (Honours), a Bachelor of Arts and most recently he graduated from Harvard University with a Masters in Public Policy, as a New Zealand Fulbright Scholar.
Dan will be speaking about the importance of dreaming big, setting clear goals and actions and believing in yourself in the face of setbacks and failures.

Click this link to see the recording of the live stream...

Monday, July 6, 2015

George Moala named in the All Black line up

Tamaki College old boy, George Moala has been named in the All Black squad against Manu Samoa this week. Good luck George !!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Data is Key - Tamaki College write up in the Courier

Tamaki College features in a write up in the East and Bays Courier this week.
Here it is online on

Catering Students Looking Good in Secondary School Competition

Late nights and hard work has finally paid off for our two Catering competitors. Seini Moala & Vaioletti Sau competed in the Secondary school regional salon sponsored by the chef's association for 2015. It is our first time to enter into a live kitchen competition and it was pretty intense. Seini participated in cake decorating, wraps, omelette, barista and smoothie. Due to clashes in the heats Seini missed out on the smoothie and wrap competition. However it was a very successful day as both student's are winners in their own right. Vai competed in the barista competition and walked away with a certificate of participation. Seini received a certificate of participation for both omelette and barista and walked away with a bronze medal  in cake decorating. Well done to both and thank you to everyone for your patience and support.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

1st 15 V Papatoetoe

Another team effort by Tamaki College to secure a win in wet and windy conditions. Boys were up for today's game after memories of the play off loss to Papatoetoe in 2013. Papatoetoe scored first before the game turned in Tamaki Colleges favour through scrum and lineout dominance. Final score Tamaki 32 - Papatoetoe 19. 2013 loss now truly forgotten.

Here is the link to lots of photos taken by Ms George....
Thanks for capturing all the action Miss!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Matariki 2015 - Presentation of the Matariki Cup

It was the final day of Matariki week here at Tamaki College.
The inaugural presentation of the Matariki Cup was held a special assembly at the end of the day.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Matariki 2015 - House Haka Competition

Matariki week at Tamaki College has started with a bang!!
The house Haka competition was held at lunch time. The prefects and house captains have been training their teams up ready for the competition so they were READY at lunch time.
The judges were lined up and and were looking for some slick performances.

Here are the videos...






Science Road Show

It was Science Roadshow time again here at Tamaki College.
To kick the event off, we were visited by Mr Simon O'Connor, MP for Tamaki.

Our Year 9 students had a great time listening to a range of science issues facing our world today, like global warming, and power generation. Then they got to play with, learn with all the activities that had been set up.

Matariki 2015 - Dawn Service

It was a beautiful morning here at Tamaki College, where we had a dawn service to welcome the stars of Matariki over the Marae.
The new flag was raised in the front of the school and everyone sang the school waiata. Then a lovely breakfast was had in the Whare Kai.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Careers Expo

The Careers Expo provides an opportunity  
for our students and teachers alike creating a  stimulus for discussion and , increased knowledge all in one place’.

Recently all Year 13 and 12 students were herded onto Double Decker passes with thier Tutor Teachers in support to attend the Careers Expo Auckland held at the ASB showgrounds in Auckland. They were taking full advantage of an opportunity for students to talk face to face with the widest range of employers industry government departments and training providers. 

The students were exemplary in their attitude and behaviour and received many compliments on the day about how engaged and on task they were as they completed Careers related tasks on the day.

Cheers to all involved and definitely a regular event on our Careers Calendar in the future.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Tamaki College, The Webb Ellis Cup and Richard Kahui ... All on Seven Sharp

Click on the picture here to go to the Seven Sharp report...

Richard Kahui and The Webb Ellis Cup come to Tamaki College

Emirates brings the Webb Ellis Cup to New Zealand

"Emirates brings the Webb Ellis Cup to New Zealand

Emirates, a global connector of people and their passions, is bringing the official Rugby World Cup Trophy, the Webb Ellis Cup, back to New Zealand for one last visit before the defending champions attempt to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups.
The Trophy arrives in New Zealand on May 2, ahead of a public day and children’s rugby clinic at Eden Park on Sunday May 3. The Trophy will then visit two Auckland-based high schools on Monday, May 4."

Tamaki College was one of the really lucky schools to have this opportunity.
Here are the photos and the video of the day ...


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Year 8 College Experience Day - Presentations

It's the end of a really busy day for the Year 8 students.
They are all in the auditorium and the Tamaki College student leaders are reading out the students in their groups who had best displayed the RISE values of Respect, Integrity, Success and Responsibility during the day. These lucky students were given prizes of really tough chromebook cases and wireless printers.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Year 8 College Experience Day - Work from English

Ms Metcalfe's class did some great work during the Year 8 College Experience day.
Here are two links to blog posts containing their work and what they were doing ...

Te Ao O Tamaki - 1st Post
Te Ao O Tamaki - 2nd Post

Year 8 College Experience Day - Feedback

Year 8 College Experience Day- Session 5

It is the last session of the day and the fun is still continuing here at Tamaki College with the Year 8 students ...


Year 8 College Experience Day - Session 4

The Year 8 students are working really hard today. Most of them are in Maths and English at the moment, concentration and focus is high.

Year 8 College Experience Day - Elephant Toothpaste

TCTV are in the Science department with one of the Year 8 groups.
We are looking at how to make Elephant Toothpaste!!!


Year 8 College Experience Day - Morning Feedback


Voni and Brandon

Year 8 College Experience Day - Interval

It's interval here on college experience day and our Year 8 students are having a well earned break.

Year 8 College Experience Day - Preparing the Food

Every good army runs on it's stomach and it is the same here with our Year 8 students in today. Our Catering and Hospitality team are hard at work preparing lots of yummy things for everyone to have at interval and lunch.

Year 8 College Experience Day - Session 1

It's into the first session now and all the Year 8 students are concentrating hard, focusing on the tasks being set..

Year 8 Tamaki College Experience Day - The Introductions

It is a fabulous day here at Tamaki College.
The Year 8 students from all our lovely intermediate schools are in having a college experience day.
They have a great group of Year 9 and Year 13 students leaders and guides to help them round for the day, and they are off to their lessons....