Friday, 17 February 2017

Mystery Skype with Auroa Primary School



Today we did a Mystery Skype and we won. It was the children at Aurora school’s first time mystery skyping. They guessed Wellington but they didn't find our school. There are so many schools in Wellington so we reckon they had a hard job. We asked them if they lived by a mountain and they did it was Mount Taranaki. Mystery skyping was really fun.  

By Chester and Theo



Greetings from Taipei

At Worser Bay School, we are excited to learn about different places and cultures. We have started a project that is linked to International Friendship Day (this is celebrated in Singapore to celebrate collaboration and connections with other cultures). Schools from across the world have signed up to share a short movie about their country. The movies will be posted on this site. Here is the first one from Taipei/ Taiwan: 



If you are a teacher, you can sign up here.

Dear Taipei American School,

Thank you for your video.

We really enjoyed it. It was fascinating.

We like the look of your food. The sushi looks really yummy. We like all of the different kinds.

Taipei 101 is a very tall building. How many floors does it have?


We have a teacher at our school who is from Taiwan. Her name is Wanwan.

From Worser Bay School.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Thanks Andy for making the Garden Beds! Thanks Chester for helping Him!



Chester and his dad Andy have spent a lot of time over the holidays working on the gardens.  They are made of beautiful Macrocarpa which looks and smells amazing! There has been an incredible transformation from the wonky crooked beds to the new look; something you might find in 'House and Garden'.
It has been a huge job and we would all like to thank them for the amazing work.

The gardens themselves have some resilient plants still growing despite the autumnal conditions they have been subjected to.  We are hoping to fill the garden beds with topsoil and

Cricket Practise

 We have been practising our cricket skills. Eastern Zones Cricket is coming up soon (1st March). This is a chance for Year 5 and 6 students to experience a cricket tourament.

What is a Powhiri?

POWHIRI POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY (24th February)

Worser Bay School is doing a powhiri on Friday 17th February to welcome the new people.


KARANGA-is a Female call. The Tangata whenua (hosts) start the karanaga and the manuhiri (visitors) respond.


WHAIKORERO-are speeches after the female call.


WAIATA-are maori songs that follow each whaikorero.


KOHA- The koha is a gift by the manuhiri to the tangata whenua.


HONGI-is a nose pressing and a hand shake. The manuhiri will be invited to come and hongi and harirū with the tangata whenua.

HAKARI- We will finish with kai. This will symbolise the end of the powhiri.

By: Kaia and Matilda

We have been making our own Powhiri books. Here is one by Sam:

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Helping Circle


We have been helping each other to edit our writing in the "helping circle". We can make suggestions about how to improve our writing. 

Buddy Reading With Autahi

Gabrielle's base group have been buddy reading to Autahi.  We talked to them about the book they had chosen and the clues the pictures give, and read the books to them. We're looking forward to doing it again!












Monday, 13 February 2017

Learn the Songs for the Powhiri


Utaina Mai Nga Waka

Utaina mai Nga waka
Nga waka o te motu
Toia mai a ki uta
Ki te takoto ranga
A hikinuku hiki e
Hiki rangi rangi e
Tena Tena ra
Koutou Katoa



Tihei mauri ora

Tihei mauri ora
Tihei mauri ora
Ngä iwi o te motu e
ake, karangatia
ake, manaakitia
Ngä iwi, kia ora ra
Ngä iwi, kia ora ra


Takiri by Irini Melbourne
Takiri ake te awatea
Haruru ana te manu
Whiti mai te ra i te pai
Hei whakaoho i taku moe


Tutahanga nei
Tutehu ake nei
He tekoteko  e tu nei
I te koko o te whare
Hei matakitaki noa e


Takiri ake te awatea
Haruru ana te manu
Whiti mai te ra i te pai
Hei whakaoho i taku moe


Tutahanga nei
Tutehu ake nei
He tekoteko  e tu nei
I te koko o te whare
Hei matakitaki noa e
Hei matakitaki noa e
Hei matakitaki noa e




Nga waka e whitu
E tau nei
Hoea hoea ra
Tainui Te Arawa
Mataatua
Hoea hoea ra
Takitimu Tokomaru
Kurahaupo
Me Aotea ra
Nga waka enei i hoea mai
E o tatou tupuna
Nga waka e whitu
E tau nei
Hoea hoea ra
Tainui Te Arawa
Mataatua
Hoea hoea ra
Takitimu Tokomaru
Kurahaupo
Me Aotea ra
Nga waka enei i hoea mai
E o tatou tupuna


Tīhore mai te rangi
tīhore mai
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
E rere te kōtare
ki runga pūwharawhara
ruru parirau
kei mate i te ua,
ruru parirau
kei mate i te ua.

e rere e noke
maipokorua
kai ki i te wai
kai mate i te ua,
kai ki i te wai
kai mate i te ua,

e . . . i . . . e . . .
whiti mai te rā

e . . . i . . . e . . .
whiti mai te rā.

Tīhore mai te rangi
tīhore mai
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā,
mao mao mao te ua
whiti mai te rā.

Practising for the Powhiri on Friday




 We have been practising as the whole school for the Powhiri on Friday where we welcome new people to our school community. We all joined together and practised the waiata that we will will sing. We are also learning a new haka about Ko Te Upoko o te Ika (calling people to the head of the fish, or to Wellington).