Thursday, 21 June 2018

Matariki Electives

Making and designing lanterns
On Thursday June 14, Kilbirnie school celebrated Matariki with a day of electives and evening celebrations. Students participated in a range of activities including digital Matariki, haka, technology challenge, preparing kai and a fantastic selection of art activities.


"I liked making the tautara (fishing rod) in Room 8 and working with the younger kids in the school." (Jacqui R8). 

"I did the haka, digital Matariki and preparing kumara. I liked learning about a man hiding in a kumara patch and telling the story through the haka." (Marcel, R10).
Technology Challenge with Lou
Koru art with Mrs Te Rito

Friday Rotations

On Fridays, the Matairangi hub run subject rotations. Mr Wilson offers history, Mrs Te Rito runs art class and Rachel does music. Each student in the hub spends three sessions on each of the three topics.

Clay unicorns made in art
African Gumboot Dance
















 "We got to make clay animals. I made an elephant. It was cool using clay- I hadn't used it before. I liked that we got to choose what to make." (Tilly, R9)


"In history we learnt about the Mayans and their gods because they believed in many. They used hieroglyphics instead of normal writing and their books were giant tablets made out of bark." (Arana, R8)
Working on clay animals

"In music, we learnt about notes and the African Gumboot Dance and it was really fun!" (Bijou, R9)                                                 
                                                                                     








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