Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Te Tahawai Marae

At the end of our Inquiry topic we went to visit Te Tahawai Marae in Pakuranga. It was a wonderful afternoon where we got to learn a bit about life on a marae, its customs and traditions along with having a drink and a bikky.

This video shows us being called onto the marae. You can see the women go in first to show that we are friendly and the men follow behind. Once on the marae however it is the men who do the talking and thewomen who sit in the back.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A New Zealand Forest

We have been looking at our wonderful forests and what makes them so special. We have created our own version. We got into pairs and drew then painted trees found in NZ and then put some of our native birds and insects in there too. We hope you enjoy it.