Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The new TOA TE REO Trophy - And the winner is.....ROOM 14!

This year, we have a trophy that will be given out at each School assembly. It is given to the class who uses and responds to Te Reo exceedingly.

This week, the very first winners of the trophy, were ROOM 14! Ka mau te wehi, Room 14! You have been using Te Reo all round the school, and in your classroom too. Well done and keep it up!

Who will be the next winners?

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Kapa Haka - First session with our new tutors!

Today we had our very first Kapa Haka session (Years 4 - 8) with our new tutors. This year, we will be working alongside Whaea Debbie and Matua Wiremu.

We welcome them to our whanau and look forward to learning new waiata, haka and korero from them.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Welcome back to 2017!

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa, a warm welcome to everyone! We are excited to get 2017 underway.

We have lots of exciting events planned for this year and we look forward to celebrating all the cultures we have in our Belfast whānau.

Today we held our Mihi Whakatau to welcome all our new students and 4 new Teachers to our kura.

A big welcome to all the tamariki beginning their journey at Belfast School. We look forward to having you as a part of our whānau.

A warm welcome to our new Teachers, Miss Spence, Mrs Toscano, Ms Wing and Miss McCombie, and of course we welcome back Mrs Hurdle and Mrs Teague, who will be teaching on Fridays.

A BIG mihi to Dejuan, Alex and Jacko for leading our Haka Powhiri with mana and welcoming our manuhiri into our community. Ka mau te wehi, tamariki tāne!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Junior Kapa Haka Introductory Session - Rooms 1, 3 and 7

This term, the Junior Syndicate are able to experience some Kapa Haka. Each class will be having a session learning about Kapa Haka commands, etiquette, basic poi and learning new Waiata.

Well done to all the tamariki in Rooms 1, 3 and 7 for their fantastic effort in their sessions. They worked hard to listen to all the Te Reo commands. They practiced their poi really well and they sung beautifully.

Here are Rooms 1, 3 and 7 putting all their learning together for the first time....

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Belfast School Fair 2016 - Jump Jam, Choir and Kapa Haka Perform

Today was the Belfast School Fair - the first of it's kind in a very long time! It was a huge success and the weather was absolutely outstanding! There were lots of different stalls to go to, heaps of delicious food and lots of fun games to play.

Whilst it was a great fundraiser for the school, it was also fantastic to see the community come together and have some fun. We owe a HUGE thank you to Carolyn Mason and the PTA committee for all the hard work they put in to help make it such a success.

Well done also to the Choir, Jump Jam teams and the Kapa Haka group for their performances as well. You continue to show case all the talent we have at Belfast School.

There was even a special performance by all the Staff - it certainly was quite the extravaganza!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Jump Jam 2016 - We're off to Regionals!

A huge congratulations to the Year 2-4 Jump Jam team as well as the Year 5-6 Jump Jam Team for making it through to the South Island Regional Championships this year.

They have worked very hard at their routines and will now be changing choreography, putting together costumes and getting ready to perform on stage!

Feel free to come and watch them perform at the Lincoln Arts Centre on Saturday 29th October.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Belfast's Got Talent 2016

Today we finished the term with a very exciting event, the first ever Belfast's Got Talent!

It was a fantastic showcase of all the amazing talent we have here in our School. There were ballet dancers, mimes, singers, comedians, Karate fighters, hip hop dancers, jazz dancers, gymnasts and more! Congratulations to all those who participated, you showed great enthusiasm and confidence to perform up on stage!

A big well done to all our winners:

Seniors/Upper Middles:
1st place: Hamish, Room 10
2nd place: Kobi, Room 10
3rd place: Tasha, Room 13

Juniors/Lower Middles: 
1st place: Naomi, Room 22  (and overall trophy winner)
2nd place: Sade, Room 22
3rd place: Lauren and Charli, Room 16