Friday, 30 November 2012

Week 6 .... its the final countdown ...

 Sunny Pacific Greetings to you all.

Week 6 has come fast and furious before you know it, Santa's coming down your chimney for milk and cookies ... oh presents too hehe :) 

What's the goodies of this week?

Hmmmmmmm .... had the pleasure of having the scooter girls come in and show our junior school the ins and outs of riding a scooter.  Man, these scooters, helmets and kneepads are all flash :)

Busy week and busy people.  Thanks again TA's/Support Staff for being YOU!!!

Russell Sch beats the pavements of Wellington :)

Vedui' (il'er) 
Week 7 is upon us and yes, its also nearly over.  This week sees us having gone to:  Frank Kitts Park for a wee play around, cruise on the elevators at Te Papa, see Gandalf the Great on top of the Embassy Movie Theatre building, a little bit of a look-see at Hobbit-ville at Waitangi Park and the Wind Farm in Makara. Wow!  That one day was jam packed.  No wonder me poor toes were aching hehe so check out some of our wheel-wind pictures of our wonderful day ...
Yes morning tea at Frank Kitts Park, Wellington.
Up onto the seagull nest aka lighthouse slide
Swings are cool too

Woohoo our flash rides at Te Papa
'Let us out', they cry ....
Gandalf the Great
Willow rides the elevator ....
Our own little Hobbits hanging around
More Hobbits ...
Hobbit Village down Waitangi Park
Making our way to the Windy hills of Makara to see the WINDMILL FARM was scarey to say the least.  If you're prone to motion sickness don't sit too close to the window but if you like a good ride, watch the sides of those winding roads and you feel like you could fall off...just saying. 

Although the weather was very mmmmmmmmmmmmm we survived it.  Wind mills everywhere.  So back to school we return very tired yet very happy. 

Thursday was SCOTLAND DAY - ST ANDREW'S DAY so big shout outs "Madinn mhath" (hello)  to Whaea Pam, Whaea Catriona and Margaret as we tautoko your motherland day :) :)

So folks, our week has and is jam packed and we've got 2 GLORIOUS weeks to goooooooooooooo till the end of year !!! Have a good weekend all and happy reading or blogging :) :) :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012


Kia Ora, Talofa, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Kia Orana
Warm Pacific Greetings

WOW!!!! This has been the first time in a week I've been able to get on line and blog about what has been going on in the last week.  

First up we celebrated our PTAP ESOL TEACHER AIDE COURSE last Thursday at Cannons Creek school.  WOOHOO we indeed crammed 10wks of work into 4 days and we enjoyed it all.  

Rachel, Helaina and Andrew recieve their certificates.  Support Staff Nancy smiles on.
CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew, Kirsty, Helaina and Rachel for graduating from the PASIFIKA ESOL TEACHER AIDE COURSE.  Well done!!!  
Check out our fellow graduatees .....
Brandon Int Teacher Aides.
Glenview Teacher Aides and Supporting Teacher
Natone Sch Teacher Aides
Rangikura Sch Teacher Aides  
Fisiena, Rae and Daniel - ESOL TEAM

        Week 5 is nearly over and Christmas is around the corner.  To all our fellow Teacher Aides, have fun while the year is still going and if possible get a CHOCOLATE BOX....WE DID!!!!!  Have awesome week everyone :)           

Friday, 2 November 2012

Friday 2 November 2012
Yes we have indeed survived another glorious week here at RUSSELL SCHOOL. 

This week alone T.As and Support Staff have been out and about with different programmes doing what we do best - help kids extend themselves and having lots of fun along the way.
Here are some photos of us doing our thing:)
Andrew helps Ethan with his writing skills
Kirsty helps Phoenix jump rope
Eating kai at Micael Fowler Centre - NZSO show.
Andrew and Max play matching game.
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Nancy listens as Eniyah reads to her.

As I look back at our week of learning about Tokelauan Langauge (GAGANA TOKELAU) I have to say FAKAFETAI (Thankyou) to the following students Sina and Telsie (Rm7) for helping me within the maths group to say our numbers in Tokelauan.  I leave you with a Tokelauan proverb that I learnt this week - "E laga kita ko te fanau, te lumanaki o fenua - My endeavours for the children, the future of the nation". (Our children are the future of the nation).

Have an amazing weekend and your feedback on all our blogs would be AWESOME .....:) :) :)