Snapshots of our Learning in Whakatōtanga …
Throughout the year, we engage in rich learning activities. Check out these photos to see what we have been up to:

On the 14 June Whakatōtanga hosted the school Assembly.  Room 8 taught us the body parts song  – Māhunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope, waewae.  Room 3 recited class poems and Room 9 entertained everyone with a circus made up of ‘loose parts.’  Thank you to our 2 announcers from Room 10!  Loads of fun was had by all as we had a ‘Baby Shark’ dance off!







     Congratulations to one lucky Whakatōtanga learner!  He won The Minstrel’s fishing rod for his writing!             

“Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!”

On Friday the 17 May the whole school participated in Pink Shirt Day.  Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007.  Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces and communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected.


Sunday 12 May – Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers and amazing caregivers.  We appreciate our Home School Partnership and all your support – From the Whakatōtanga Team.

On Wednesday 8 May The Minstrel,  his wife and Hiwi the Kiwi came to remind us how to be a kaitiaki of the oceans and fish for the future.  We learnt how to keep marine life safe when we go fishing and how to keep ourselves safe too!  


On Tuesday 7 May St John came to visit us and taught us all about identifying obvious hazards in our homes, school and local environment and how to adopt simple safety practices.  We even got to administer some first aid on each other!




On Friday 3 May Kelly Sport came to provide us with Cure Kids Donation Promo Day.  It was an exquisite sunny day with loads of fun had by all!  



In Term 1 Room 9 made Pet Robots.  We thoroughly enjoyed the hands on experience!  You can see problem solving in action. We were using our curiosity, creativity as well as logic to make new discoveries.