Friday, March 25, 2011
Kowhaiwhai is a traditional form of Maori art.
We have used a koru pattern to create our own Whanau (family) Kowhaiwhai.
A koru pattern represents new life,peace, growth, harmony and strength.
The shape of the koru is based on the curled up yourng fern frond.
The colours we used were based on what our whanu like to do, what we like and our interests.
In New Zealand you can find Kowhaiwhai patterns mainly in Maraes but you can also find them in MacDonald's, hospitals, schools, kindergartens and our bush.
Please listen to the stories of our own Whanau Kowhaiwhai and look at our artwork. We had lots of fun creating these.
Madison, Keagan, Waiwai, Taelyn.
Monday, March 7, 2011
We have just installed our very own FM Radio Station at Broadlands School.
Today, the FM Radio Managment Team did their first real live broadcast on the Broadlands 107.0 FM for one hour. Brendon Weatherley, from Classic Hits, came to listen and give some great advice! They had lots of sports events and music on there. It was great! We hope to hear them again soon.
The FM Radio Managment Team is Abby, Emily, Sophie, John, Ben, Reihana, David and Cody.
GO SUPER RADIO REPORTERS GO!!!
By Maddy.P and Jessie
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Renee and Abby decided that they would raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake. They asked Mr Taylor if it would be okay and then decided on a day. On Tuesday 1st March we had a mufti and wacky hair day. We also gathered together to have 2 minutes of silence at 12.51pm. That was a powerful and moving moment.
We are a school of 83 students and we raised a whopping $315.20
I asked Abby and Renee how they felt about that. They replied, "it was fun and we are proud."
I think they are two very caring and responsible girls and I am proud to be their teacher.