Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Pacifika Beats?

Talofa lava, Kia Ora, Fakalofa lahi atu, Aloha, ni sa bula, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Taloha ni, Halo olaketa.

We are going to listen to a poem next week called FAST TALKIN' PI and use it as a model for writing about our heritage. It is written by Samoan/Tuvaluan/European poet Selina Tusitala Marsh. Think about links to rap and song as you listen...

Monday, 20 February 2012


Kia Ora Whanau

Just a reminder that you should be doing the following...

Read your text – read at least 30 minutes a day and record title, author, number of pages and observations of each chapter in your BLOG. You should respond to the IDEAS, the TECHNIQUES, your PERSONAL REACTION and the links with the REAL WORLD.

And you should have completed...        

1     Your group poem - published and printed in colour.
2     Your group analysis of the poem TAKAPUNA BEACH.
3     Your 50 word review of The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia
3     Your blog setup and a post on my blog to send me your blog address.
4     Your recitation of a poem from VOICES OF THE PACIFIC.
5     Your mind map/brainstorm/list of the IDEAS, the TECHNIQUES, your PERSONAL REACTION and the links with the REAL WORLD in one poem of your choice from the ones you have read in class so far this year.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Haere Mai Nau Mai - Welcome

Kia Ora 

Hi everyone. Welcome to our blog.

You will use this blog to access your home and independent learning tasks, share your opinions and responses and develop your writing and ICT skills.