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....

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tamaki College Anzac 2015 Ceremony

Engraved forever at ANZAC Cove are these words from Kemal Ataturk, the Commander of the Turkish 19th Division during the Gallipoli Campaign and the first President of the Turkish Republic from 1924-1938:

Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives. You are now living in the soil of a friendly country therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

Friday, April 24, 2015

We Will Remember Them

Today, Tamaki College held their Anzac day service ....

Ode to the Fallen
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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Samsung Scholarship for Manaiakalani students entering Tamaki College in 2015

It was a very exciting assembly at Tamaki College today. Parents and friends were gathered in the auditorium for the presentations of the Samsung Scholarships to our lucky Year 9 students. We were delighted to have Mr Dan Dale there from Samsung to make the presentations.

Here is the background to the scholarships :-

As part of its partnership with the Manaiakalani Education Trust,  Samsung NZ has offered a scholarship to leadership students from Manaiakalani primary schools who are entering Tamaki College in 2015. The Scholarship purpose is to encourage and support highly successful students from Manaiakalani primary schools to choose Tamaki College, their local Manaiakalani high school, for their secondary education. The scholarship equips each student with their uniform, a Samsung learning device and robust carry bag, and  has a value of up to $1000.

We are delighted that this opportunity has attracted 13 leading students from seven schools to enter the College’s year 9 cohort. A number of these young people were almost certainly headed to an alternative school however were impressed by the profile given to the College as a result of the scholarship process.

Each school undertook communication activities with parents and students to promote the opportunity. This included parent evenings, prizegiving profile, direct discussions between principals and parents, and presentations from current College students to year 8 students, accompanied by the excellent promotional DVD produced with Samsung to highlight the benefits of the College.

The desire to reinforce the prestige of the scholarship meant that only designated students were eligible. While this disappointed some families and students, the key driver of attracting top students by setting the bar high was integral to the approach. The successful applicants will have been one of the following in Year 8:
  • School leader, prefect or house captain
  • Winner of the top sports person’s (boy and girl) award at the end of year prize giving
  • Winner  (first or second) of their school’s top academic award at the end of year prize giving

In 2015, the College has had 127 students entering in year nine. This is above ministry predictions for 2015. The number of students with strong leadership, excellent sporting and or academic  strengths has increased this year.

Scholarship winners

Leadership role (2014)
Panmure Bridge School
Puke Rapata-Mohi  

Tyler Topia-Valepo
School ambassador and learning leader
Pt England School
Gloria Tuitupou
Dux and Prefect

Auri Kamo
Top Sportsman, House Captain

Mele Lavaka

Rocky Vea

Wyatt Parsons
Glen Innes School
Enosi Falekaono

Autymn Kanuta William
St Pius X Catholic School
Vaitolose Manuha'apai
House captain
Glenbrae School
Danielle Mailata
School leader
Tamaki Primary School
Taylor Takilai
Ruapotaka School
Talita 'Aho
Prefect; sports award.