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.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

ANTHEM: Tonga's passionate anthem at RWC 2011

Malo e Lelei
Let's all learn the Tongan National Anthem as we celebrate
another beautiful Pacific Island nation
Malo au'pito :)

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

NZSO come to Porirua

Our senior classes and some of our school music group had a treat today as the NZSO (NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA) came to our beautiful city and we went to see them.

Our bus ride took us down into the heart of Porirua and we got off at Te Rauparaha Arena.
Check out some of our photos.  We so enjoyed it all.

The anticipation in the bus
We're all seated and ready for NZSO
Whaea Eunice & some of us from Rm2

NZSO played so many songs and one famous one was "Royal" by Lorde, "Night in Tunisia", "Tango" and one that had Spanish flavour.  
Here are some comments from us students
Alatina - "They were amazing!"
Ezel - "It was loud and I enjoyed it"
Angelica - "I found it awesome"
Jacqualand - "I liked listening to the music because it sounded good".

Your ROCK NZSO !!!!

(Due to no photos allowed to be, here is an old photo of the 
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra)

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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (c) Eventfinder 2016

Our Wall of Fame - Olympian Heroes

Our Wall of Olympian Heroes

We have been having so much fun learning and watching the Olympics that for our Art session with our Faiaoga Eunice
we made our Olympian Heroes out of foil.
See our work below because we are so proud.
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Harlem's Hero - Peter Burling
Peter Burling - Sailing on our wall of fame
Kevin Druit USA Olympic Basketball Team
Niall Williams - 7's NZ Rugby Olympic Team
Rm 2 Olympics Wall Of Fame