On Wednesday 4th of June, the Junior School had a visit from a Priate called Captain Jack Pukeko. Our topic is called "Can you find the hidden treasure?". We will be learning lots about pirates, treasure, discovering hidden messages, following clues and also learning about treasures of our own.
We all enjoyed the visit from Captain Jack Pukeko. He told some funny jokes, did some great magic and got us all excited about our new topic.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 15:30
Senior School Marae Visit
Written by Rachel Angell
Monday, 26 May 2014 17:00
On Monday 12th of May, the Senior School went to Te Tahawai, the Edgewater College Marae. Room 8 and 11 went in the morning, followed by Room 9 and 10 in the afternoon.
We waited excitedly for Whaea Lola to start the Karanga. Once she started calling, we moved slowly towards the Wharenui. We took off our shoes and the boys took their place in the front. The Tangata Whenua (Whaea Lola and Whaea Jill) welcomed us, then sang 'He Honore.' We then had some of our boys do their mihis to represent us (the manuhiri). The classes then stood to support our boys and we sang our school song, 'Nga Iwi E.' The boys and teachers/parents then had to do a hongi. The children who wanted to were also invited up to do it too. After that, Whaea Lola invited us to have a snack .
We then split into groups to do some activities. One was designing some kowhaiwhai patterns, which were meant to represent us and our families. We used the koru (new beginnings/growth), puhoro (waves of the sea) and mangopare (hammerhead shark/strength). The next activity was back in the Wharenui. We looked at the carvings that represented different tribes. We were then given a piece of paper with the body of one of the carvings on and we had to complete the patterns and details. We followed that with some waiata and ended with a prayer.
What a great day, we all learned a lot!
By Thomas and Cheyenne.
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 June 2014 17:06
Mother's Day Breakfast
Written by Rachel Angell
Monday, 26 May 2014 20:33
On Friday 16th May, Macleans Primary had our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. There were some delicious muffins, chocolates, tea and coffee available for the Mums and sugar donuts, hot chocolate and marshmallows for the kids.
Ava and Ency made a special slideshow. They asked some children from around the school about what they love about their Mums. We did some fabulous activities, such as making cards and coupon booklets. We also created some beautiful flowers out of tissue paper. They were lovely and bright!
Thank you to all the Mums who came along, it was amazing to see so many of you there. We hope you had a blast! Another huge thank you to Mrs Rogers and her team for organising everything.