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

Friday, 2 September 2016

Cultural Festival 2016

Today we had 85 tamariki perform at the Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival. It was an absolutely outstanding day, and they represented Belfast Kura with mana. We really looked the part too, with outstanding uniforms and makeup - even the adults had uniforms too!

Here are some photos from the performance. The link to the video can be found under the "Cultural Festival 2016" tab.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Te Wiki o Te Reo Quiz

Today tamariki had the opportunity to compete in a quiz, testing out their knowledge in Te Reo and Maori culture. It was great to see some senior students helping the younger ones out, showing tuakana teina!

Test out your knowledge and see if you can answer the question as well!

Kapa Haka performs for the kura

Today, in Celebration Assembly, the Kapa Haka group performed "Tahu Potiki" for the kura to mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori. It is the largest group the school has ever had, with a total of 80 students!!

They did an excellent job, ka mau te wehi everyone!

Rerenga Kupu o Te Ra

Today's phrase of the day is:

"Kia kaha tonu!"

It means:

"Keep on trying!"

Remember to get out there and use the phrase, if you're heard "akina te reo", giving it a go, you could be in to win some cool prizes!

Making Poi!

This week we are busy making Poi and learning how to use them. We have had such a massive turn out to these workshops, that we have had to run 2 extra sessions so everyone can have a turn.

Some students have been showing off their poi skill around the school and at home. Be sure to ask your tamariki if they can show you their new tautōhito.