Friday, June 30, 2017

Tapa Cloth

This week Henderson Class looked at different Tapa cloth and how they were made. We learned about the meaning of the designs and what they were used for. We then used tradition patterns mixed with our own designs to create our own tapa cloth. We went over our designs with Indian ink and then scrunched our papers up and covered them in brown dye. This made them look like real tapa cloth! Check out some our art below and let us know what you think!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Cultural Day

Today Henderson Class had an awesome time learning all about India! We got to make Mango Lassi and put on Henna (also known as Mendhi) on our hands. We also hosted the Cultural Day Assembly. Check out our video below!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Ports of Auckland

This week the senior students at Hay Park got the opportunity to go to the Ports of Auckland. We were dropped near the wharf and made our way to Silo Park. Unfortunately it began to rain, so we had to turn around and walk to The cloud. This is where we stopped to relax and have our lunch. After that we walked to the Maritime Museum to meet our tour guides. This was followed by an awesome cruise around the Auckland Harbour and learned lots of interesting facts. Check out our photos below!

Have you ever explored the Auckland Harbour? 

Friday, June 9, 2017


This term the students in Henderson Class have learnt to Skateboard! It has been so much fun and we have made such awesome progress. Check out our photos below.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Samoan Week

This week in Henderson Class we learned some interesting information about Samoa. This included looking at Miss Tau's Samoan artefacts and learning about them. One of the artefacts we really liked was the war weapon. It was made out of wood and had carved Samoan patterns on it. These patterns were similar to the tatoo patterns Samoan men and women get. We also learned some Samoan words to use when talking to our friends. One of these was "o a mai oe?". This means "how are you?". Do you know any other samoan phrases we can learn?