Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Sharing Our Culture

Anavea, Joseph, Elaine and Quros.

These four brought in some wonderful items to show us that represent their cultures.  

You may notice and be able to name some of the items from the last class reporters.

Joseph also brought photos showing life in Tonga: dances, food, ceremonies, school...

Thank you!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Tapa Making Process

Tapa cloth is part of many cultures throughout the pacific.

There are many steps to the process of making tapa cloth as these clips show.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Making Tapa

We were very lucky to have Elaine and Mrs Alamoti bring in real tapa cloth for us to use.  We are working on our designs and are getting ready to create these using the cloth.  These are our first steps.


Our inquiry topic this term is Pasifika.  The question we will be researching is:

How have people passed on their cultural traditions over time?

Our reporters this week were asked to bring in something that represents their culture, here are the wonderful items they brought.

What fantastic smiles!  Maranatha brought in her families tapai ngatu and a special vesa (bracelet).  Mele also had a tapai ngatu , a kickie fau, a kafa and a ta'ovala (which Harris is wearing for us).  Akanesi had a tapai ngatu as well and a kickie fau, and Harris shared some special family photos and had his awesome phone too.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Dance Display

The fabulous dancers in Room 9 practiced and practiced to learn two dances to display.  The wait is over here is the first one if you weren't able to be there on the day.