Welcome to Ahi 2018!
Ahi means Fire, and is one of the four learning teams at Hataitai School. We operate as a team, teaching collaboratively and also in our home classes. Sean, Judith and Jenn are the team teachers and Cilla the Team Leader. Within Ahi we have a strong emphasis on the school vision of building 'confident, independent, highly achieving students who enjoy learning'. We work collaboratively and the students work with all teachers at different times during the year. Home class teachers attend to specific needs of their home class and are the main contact between home and school.
Roxy 5 Short Film Competition
In Ahi, we have entered a competition called the Roxy 5 movie competition. We all make a short film to enter into the competition. But there is a twist. Every year, we must include three random things in our movie. This year, it’s a star, a piece of string and the words - “Kia Ora.” If we win, we get to remake the movie professionally. So for the past two years Ahi has entered this competition. We all break into small groups and we have around one month to fully complete our movie.
The process of making a movie is hard. You need to think of an intriguing storyline that includes all three things. Then everyone gets a role. Now to start filming! We film the scenes many, many times. The most I have had to re-film a scene is 64 times. Then after your movie has all its scenes, you need to edit. That includes, reshooting, adding music and organising your movie. Then your movie is all done! They are all sent to the Roxy 5 organisation and judged. But of course, all the movies are fun to watch!
We hope we can share our movies with you this year and that you enjoy them! Below are the posters we have made to promote them.
Co-existence Art Exhibition
Co -existence Art Exhibition
By the Hataitai year 7/8 art team: Grace Buur, Ava Johnston, Lily Coltart, Kate Clare, Oleta Adams, Eva Matthews, Lourenco Higino , Melissa Burns, Madiba Cokataki .
This piece of art symbolises the current coexistence with water and humans. It’s a table of noughts and crosses; the noughts represent the earth, water and land, and the crosses represent the human race. The humans are stopping the earth from winning the game.
In the end, nobody wins.
Kia ora koutou. We are almost through Term One and as always things are busy in Ahi! Here are a few recounts of what the students have been working on:
For the past few weeks, Ahi have been working very hard on a variety of art projects. During our ‘All About Me’ art, we had the choice to respond to someone else's profile or do our own. We really enjoyed having the chance to express our likes and passions on a piece of paper on put it up on the wall for display so parents and other students and teachers can see them. It also helped us to get to know each other better. Here, on the left, are some examples of the art we are doing. You will also see the ink images that went with our Haiku, and some beautiful visual representations of our summer holidays.
Briar and Madi L
On Wednesday, three teams of Year Seven and Eight students went to Kilbirnie Park to compete in the inter-school cricket tournament for the Primary Cricket Cup. We played lots of different schools from all over Wellington including SWIS and EBIS. Everyone had a great time giving cricket a go and everyone kept their heads up even if they were losing! All participants had a positive attitude which was great to see. There was lots of encouragement in the field and some of my chants to keep the team motivated included, “Send those bails to New South Wales” and, “That ball’s history, next ball’s a mystery.” I thought everyone gave one hundred percent!
Earlier in the Term - Developing Collaborative Skills
In the voice of our students:
"I think it's going to be a good year because of the great start. I'm looking forward to the leadership roles that I will be managing and working with the sports coaches throughout the year. "
"We hit the ground running. It was a big shock for the Year 7s but overall everyone's happy and inspired. I'm looking forward to ski camp this year and what the leadership roles will bring me."
"It started off it quite good because we got into fun tasks like the stop motion and the Year 7s look like they are enjoying themselves. I'm excited about the chance of being a part of the reception team."
Financial Literacy - BANQER
Following on from last year Ahi will be using Banqer again as part of our financial literacy curriculum. Each student can login to www.banqer.co and view their virtual bank accounts where they get 'paid' for a days work and learn about the value of saving and delayed gratification. Please encourage your child to talk about their finances and the possibilities when being money savvy. There will be an opportunity for the students to spend their money through end of term auctions, and various other initiatives throughout each term. Students can earn more by participating in the modules as they are opened and by trying their best within school time. Last year 2 of our money clever students were selected for the Kiwibank ad which is currently being aired.
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