Thursday, March 30, 2017

Noho Marae with Room 11

Noho Marae


We were welcomed into the Whaiora Marae with what is known as a powhiri. After the Tangata Whenua welcomed us on, we sung waiata to them.

The Tangata Whenua talked in Maori and English about the Maori Ancestors and he was funny. He talked about the amazing Pou and carvings in the Marae.

After the Powhiri, we assembled together and got into our groups ready for our activities. My group was He Taonga Aroha.
Some of the activities we did was clay modelling where we used clay to make structures of Maori shapes. I did a whales tail. Next was art with Miss Kelly. We used putiputi (flowers)Huruhuru (feathers) and uga uga (rocks) to make Maori art.
Another awesome activity was Ki O Rahi which was a fun game based all about Maori legends. It was great to sit down and learn some waitata as well as Rakau.

The next day we were a little bit tired, but we still had amazing activities like poi to complete before our poroporoaki. What a great trip.

By Kayla

Room 13's Te Ao Maori experience

Haka Powhiri

“Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai koe” the lady chanted as she welcomed us onto the Te Waiariki Marae. We were at the Marae and my mind blew with excitement and fantastic wonder. When I walked into the Marae it had beautiful carvings, one of them symbolised peace, strength and new life.


By Aaliyah Taulu 

He Oranga Poutama


As me and Manaia were scampering on the game Ki Oma no one could pull the tags off me and Manaia. On the last round of Ki oma we were delighted that no one ripped the tags of us. After that we played a game called Poitoa. We learnt to perform an underarm
throw with the poi. Whaea Keri gave us a really tough challenge and told us to catch with the tail. I felt very blissful because I could catch the tail of the poi.

By Ivalani Latu 



Accelerating and chasing my peers frantically. I was speeding to rip Xialo’s tag. Whaea Keri from He Oranga Poutama taught us how to play Ki Oma.
By David Moimoi 

Room 15 at Noho Marae

Whaiora Marae, Kara whiua



We got pohiri onto the marae by Nanny Una.







We learnt that we have no kai in the wharenui, we have to take our shoes off.

“The kai was yummy” 

After our kai we got to play Ki-o-rahi, that was fun.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Road Safety Rap in Room 12


ROAD SAFETY RAP


Stop look and listen are the three key words.

Stop look and listen is what you need to know.

Before you cross the road you need to 
1: STOP! 
2: listen for their engine 
3: look left and right then when the coast is clear you safely cross the road.

Stop look and listen are the three key words.

Stop look and listen is what you need to know.

When you come up to a car park you need to be careful because there’s traffic going ccrraazzyy 
1: STOP! 
2: listen for their engine 
3: look left and right and at the back for their brake lights then safely cross the road.

Stop look and listen are the three key words.

Stop look and listen is what you need to know.

When you come up to a sneaky driveway you need to 
1: STOP! and be rreeaallllyy careful 
2: listen for their engine and 
3:look left and right and at the back for their brake lights when the road is clear you need to safely cross the driveway.

Stop look and listen are the three key words.

Stop look and listen is what you need to know.




John-Paul Shelley

Monday, November 21, 2016

Welcome to Room 16!

Welcome to Room 16!

Term 4 has been our busiest term! We have had a lot of enjoyable events happen throughout the term.






Ms. Cornhill and Beach Haven Primary students came to visit us for a day. It was good to see Ms. Cornhill again, who was a past teacher of our school.










We also had Constable Matt. Greene who came in to talk to us about road safety. He comes in to visit us every Wednesday. We enjoyed learning about how to cross the road safely.
Bettel Rm 16













Our class has also enjoyed learning Taekwondo skills this term. We learnt about self-defence and had plenty of fun!
Senetuli Rm 16

Monday, September 19, 2016

Otara Schools Rugby Tournament

We are the Champions!


Friday 2nd September was a historical moment for Yendarra being crowned winners of the Otara Schools Rugby tournament for the third consecutive year in the Open boys’ grade. Our girls were also very impressive on the day coming first equal with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate and after not being able to play a semi-final point differential was taken into consideration with our school losing by 1 point difference. 



To celebrate the success and allow our children to hold this success with them into other areas of the curriculum our children wrote recounts to remember that great moment of feeling like champions.


Running as fast as I could chasing my opponent from the other school I tackled the player out of the field. I saved a try that allowed us the win because I wanted to defend our title of being crowned Winner of the Otara schools rugby competition for 2016.
John-Paul Room 12

I ran as quickly as I could to support my team’s hooker and did my best to bridge and protect the ball so that others in my team could pass the ball on to our fastest runners. Unfortunately our team knocked the ball on and we had to form a scrum and then defend. I was feeling exhausted but knew I had that this win would mean we would be champions.
Narosah Room 12


We are so thrilled with our success and know that we have future All Blacks and Black Ferns growing for future years because of whanau support from home and the dedicated coaching by Mrs Natasha Toki-Mautairi and Mrs Jazmin Greig as well as the management on the tournament day of Mrs Ta’a Pritchard.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ted - x Visits Yendarra

Night time, Show time!

Thursday 5th May Yendarra School had the privilege of being both host and sponsor for the Ted-x Manukau launch. Our school was dressed in white sparkling with the colourful costumes, sound and smiles of our children who performed traditional song and dance for 30 visitors. It was an exciting opportunity to share our value of ‘manaakitanga and aroha’ with visitors to Yendarra.


Some of our performers have shared their special memories of the night by describing costume, sound and emotions.


For the Ted-x performance I wore a bright orange Samoan Puletasi with a repeated white flower pattern across the entire top. My hair was wrapped high on top of my head in a bun and to hold this in place I wore a head piece that glittered with flowers. I was excited to perform and at every moment smiled as best I could.
- Fesui Room 12


I felt so lucky to have the privilege to perform at a night time event with all my friends. I was in the choir and wore a beautiful black and magenta Samoan Puletasi with magnificent blue and yellow flowers in my hair. Shiny oil lathered on my skin which sparkled but made me feel really nervous at the same time. I heard our guest clapping as we sang beautifully and as the groups performed gracefully this made me excited.
- Grace Room 10