Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Welcome to 2018 Term 1

First Day of School today!

Don't worry about Stationary this year but please do come into talk to us about getting your child a Chromebook.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Room 2 - New Year, New Kids, New Season

This is us :)


Practising our timetables outside in the sun


Happy reading 😊😊 Next blog will be an introduction to our awesome class 😊😊😊😊😊


Monday, 7 November 2016

Part II - Gagana Tokelau

Malo Ni Fanau o Luma Lua.

Our visit to the Tokelauan Hall Papalaulelei was very memorable and awesome teachings.  Here are more photos of our day.

Fakafetai to our Tokelau community for hosting our young ones.  
Our kids loved it all.

Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

Talofa Ni Koutou & Warm Pasifika greetings to you all.
A little bit overdue but here are some photos of our awesome week learning, hearing and doing all things Tokelau.  Hope you enjoy the pics and make comments if you wish.
First up are some photos from our opening and flag raising

Riley waiting for the national anthem "Te Atua O Tokelau"
Tuaine & Fano raise the flag
Fano secures the flag

Performing Arts group do some Tokelauan songs FATELE
Tuaine leads the Tokelauan Fatele

Fakafetai to all our faiaoga & students who made this day possible.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Vagahau Niue - Niue Language week

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu kia mutolu oti
This week we celebrate the Pacific nation of 
This year's Niue Language them is:
Bind, Anchor to Firmly Uphold the Vagahau Niue

Here are some pics from this morning's opening with flag
raising and beautiful singing.

Neziah leads the Niue athem "Koe Iki he Lagi"
Russell School singing Sipaio.
Harlem leads our boys in the Niue Takalo (haka-type dance) and song "Sipaio" lead by
Dennis with the help of Faiaoga Sue.

Neziah, Reign, Harlem and Whaea Rachel
under their Niue flag.  

Here are some Niue words you can learn with your children 
and each other.
Fakalofa lahi atu - Hello/Greetings
Malolo nakai a koe? - How are you? 
Malolo au, fakaaue - I'm good thankyou.
Ko e higoa haau? - What is your name?
Ko au ko _______ - My name is _____________.
Fanogonogo - To listen
Tutala           - To talk
Nonofo - To sit
Kitia  - To look
Mutolu kia, tau magafaoa o Rm 2
(Goodbye to the families of Rm 2)
Enjoy celebrating Niue Language Week/Vagahau Niue with us.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Term 4 Week 1: Whose had a growth spurt and upcoming events

Bam!!!! Day 2 and seeing some of our Rm 2 pupils wow, they have surely shot up through the holidays.  

Let's take a look at what's coming up this term: 

*Saturday 15 October - Virtuoso String Orchestra
Aotea College

*Week 2 - 17 October - 21 October
Niue Language Week = Vagahau Niue 
The theme for this year’s Niue Language Week is 
Ponataki, Tukutaula ke Mauokafua e Vagahau Niue’, 
which translates into 
‘Bind, Anchor to Firmly Uphold the Vagahau Niue’.

*Week 3 - 24 October - 28 October 
 Tokelau Language Week - Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau  

*Week 4 - Wednesday 2 November Maraeroa Marae visit

Term 4 is looking good so far and there's so much more to come and be a part of.  We have school assemblies every fortnight and would love to see you.  
Have a great week 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Mini Olympics Russell School Styles :)

When the Mini-Olympics came to Russell School, wow!  The nations of Canada, Italy, Scotland and France came out to play.

We all took part in parading our country colours and flags, and chanting loud with lots of laughing and pride.

Here's some of our photos of the day 

Amazing day had by all.  Some medal ceremony photos to come.