Monday, April 14, 2014

Fiafia Fiafia Whooo! by Christian

What is Fiafia? Fiafia,  hmmmm that is a tricky question. Well,  I  will  tell  you all.

If you translate fiafia in to Samoan  or Tongan it will mean happy. In New Zealand it means to have a celebration of cultures and also happiness too.

Did you know that I think relating to others is the one key competencies that you need at fiafia? This is so the kids in my Samoan group can listen to me, so I can do my job as a captain.

Eating Pikipiko by Dezarae

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hawaiian Hula Girls 2014!

Hawaiian Fiafia from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
Last night we had our Fifia! Here are some photos of my Hawaiian group. Aren't they the most beautiful girls you have ever seen? 

More posts about Fiafia 2014 to come... :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hansel and Gretel Map by Bradley

I have showed the path that Hansel and Gretel may have followed from their house to the witch’s house, USING squares on the map grid.

NZ Bush layers by DJ

I am learning to find and use information from a range of sources. We are reading about the native bush and ferns. This picture shows the different layers of New Zealand’s native bush.

The Key Competencies

The Five Skills (Key Competencies)

The key competencies. What does it mean to you? The key competencies are the sensible skills that we use to keep our brains going and learning other things.

Managing self is what I’m really successful at. For example in our class the students could be chatting and one person is sitting up and ready to learn for the day.Thinking is one of the other things that I’m really good at because when the teacher asks us a question we think about that question and use our brain to find data and give the ideas.

I am really good at lots of things, but I still need to improve some of my learning as well as  participating and contributing. I’m good at doing that but I need a bit more practice. What I need to practice is speaking clearly because I am sometimes shy when I’m in front of an audience or crowd.

These five skills thinking, managing self, participating and contributing,relating to others and using language symbols and texts has to be included in schools. So make sure you start doing it even though other people are being silly around you.