Monday, 6 May 2019

Making Rēwana Bread

As part of our unit looking at Kai (food) Rooms 18 and 19 had a go at making Rēwana bread. This is made using a home made yeast (called a bug) out of potatoes.

The bug is prepared up to a week ahead by mashing potatoes with flour and sugar and being left to ferment (age) in a warm place.

This 'bug' is then added to a basic bread mixture and left to prove for a minimum of 4 hours. We baked it and ate it with lashings of butter and strawberry jam. Yum!

If you wish to have a go at making it yourself click here for the recipe.

He kai reka!
(Delicious!)






Thursday, 4 April 2019

Curiosity Card Inquiry

Looking to the past to understand culture
How food plays a part in our culture
Year 6 have been focussing their learning on the importance that culture plays on our lives. This fits in nicely with the School wide Inquiry of Turangawaewae (a place to stand).

How and what can we learn from others cultures?
 Rooms 1, 2 and 11 have shared some fantastic ideas about their own culture as well as ways in which others express their culture. They have a great understanding of how we can respect others cultures too! 
What does it mean to have more than one culture?

Check out a collation of  Room 1's ideas here....Room 1 Curiosity Card Inquiry

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Haere Mai - Welcome to Te Reo and Tikanga Māori for 2019

The term is in full swing and I have already worked with over 200 tamariki. 
I am loving the enthusiasm shown in the Kākāriki room and together we are improving our understanding of 
Te Reo and Tikanga Māori 
(the Māori language and the Māori 'way of doing things').







Monday, 3 September 2018

2018 New Beginnings

This year we are fortunate to have Whaea Tiana and Sapphire leading our roopu with the support of Mrs Knofflock.  We are learning the following set to perform for our whanau on Friday 23rd November at 2pm in the Hall. Whanau are then invited to stay on and share with us, how Sunnyhills can support our community with recognising Te Ao Maori.

Sunnyhills Koanga Festival 2017

Monday, 7 November 2016

Sunnyhills Kapahaka - Bucklands Beach Intermediate Saturday 17 September 2016

Sunnyhills Kapahaka rocks at the Koanga Festival at BBI!

Sunnyhills Performance Group performance at Buckland Beach Intermediate on Saturday 17 September 2016.

Our programme as fols:
Entry - Kapanapana
Haka - Ara Ngapuhi
Waiata Ringa - Whakarongo ake au
Poi - Purea Nei
Exit - Wairua Tapu

Olivia - Rm 20

Waiata Practice before performance


Whaea Tearani, Tiana, Kylie and Matua Jimmy have led our tamariki beautifully and thank you to our whanau for getting us to school for our practices. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Koanga Festival 2015

This year the Koanga festival was hosted by Elim Christian College.

We had a fabulous day and were proud to represent Sunnyhills School.  Big thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of this.

Here are some photos for you to enjoy.