Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Celebrating cultural traditions

This is the movie that Leanah, Leilani, Leaaepeni, Robati and I did about celebrating success. I enjoyed cooperating with  the people in my group. I present to you Celebrating cultural success...


  1. Room 10 has seen quite a lot of poi action lately! What a wonderful experience to see you all cooperate to create this movie, Shakaia! It was such a challenge to learn the moves and film the different parts before the end of term. You challenged yourselves and you achieved. Well done!

  2. Hi Shakaia,

    It is wonderful to see that you and your classmates have been celebrating cultural success. It is so important that we honour each and every one and learn all that we can about where people come from, what they value and what their traditions and customs are.

    I have spent the past three weeks blogging with students who are learning all about the customs and traditions of people living in countries all over the world. They are all part of the Summer Learning Journey blogging programme and I'd love to invite you to join us!

    To join the programme, simply hop onto the Summer Learning Journey website (, click on the 'Weekly Activities' tab, choose from one of 60 different activities and post a blog about it.

    I will read your blog and post a comment back. I also have other teachers and students who would love to read your blog posts and provide comments. You will earn points for each blog that you post and I'll keep track of your points.

    At the end of the summer I'll come to Ruapotaka to hand out certificates and to bring prizes for the Top 3 bloggers in your school. I really hope that you'll join us and be in to win a great prize!

    You can start blogging any time that you want from now until the end of the January. The programme officially ends on Friday 27 January.

    Hope to see you online this month!


  3. Kia ora!

    I'm Mark, a teacher working with Rachel on the Summer Learning Journey.

    We have 8 days left on the SLJ and I just thought I would remind you that you can join in anytime! It is never too late. Plus if you're running out of things to do, this is definitely an interesting and worthwhile way to spend you time.

    The point of the journey is to keep your mind sharp for when school starts by make you use all the skills you developed last year. The activities are designed to be interesting and are only as hard as you want to make them.

    At this point in the journey, you don't even have to do all the activities, or even do them in order! You can just pick and choose. Everything is cool as long as you're getting that brain up to speed.

    I hope to see you online soon and blasting through some of these activities. If you don't know where to find them, then just follow the link below. Remember to post the answers on your blog-site and label them with their day and activity number.

    If you decide not to however, it is all good! I hope you have been doing your own reading and writing over the holiday period anyway, and I wish you all the very best for the 2017 year at school!

    Kia kaha, never give up and always do your best!


  4. Hi Shakaia it is good to know that people are keeping the pacific island cultures alive.

  5. Hi Shakaia
    i like how you done the poi it great keep it up.