Monday, 10 September 2018

Fono #2 GIS PELP


Come help celebrate ALL things PASIFIKA with Glen Innes School and the MOE....

Whether you are TonganCook Island, Nuiean, Tokelauan or Samoan you are invited to talanoa, share and celebrate the AWESOME initiatives that we have put in place and have been embraced within the GIS community since Term 2.

Malo e le le

Tongan Language Week




Tongan langauge week was celebrated SO well at Glen Innes last week...quizzes, face to face talking and sharing of the language, reading, food and cultural fun on Friday!

As one of our biggest demographic ethnicities at school we talked the talk and walked the walk together and celebrated all thing terrifically Tongan.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Kete Talanoa's go home...



Kete Talanoa's...Tongan, Samoan, Cook Island Maori and Niuean going home.




Room 2's Kete's...Tongan, Samoan and Cook Island Maori.


Hi Luisa,

Viliami is bringing home a "kete talanoa" today inTongan...please enjoy and return either Monday orTuesday next week! Thanks.
 13:57
Hi Heather,

Aww thank you so much, yes we will certainly.

Thank you with kind regards
Luisa
No problem Luisa, enjoy and let me know whatyou think...plenty in there for Ilaise and the otherstoo...
Hi Rose,

Quinn is bringing home a "kete talanoa" today for her and Emery in Cook Island Maori...please enjoy and return either Monday or Tuesday next week! Thanks.
Thanks Heather, sounds like fun, will make sure the kete comes back on Monday.


Hi Josie,

Ilm is bringing home a "kete talanoa" today inTongan...please enjoy and return either Monday orTuesday next week! Thanks.
 13:56
Awesome, thank you
More than welcome...let me know what you think!

Thursday, 23 August 2018

MET Hui 2018

MET HUI 2018

"G.I should the place you want to get into...not the place you want to get out of!"
                                                                                                                                 Pat Sneddon

Achievement Challenges 1-6; School Inquiry > CoL Inquiry > External Inquiry.

Learn / Create / Share

Round 1 Presentations... Ashley - Tamaki Primary Sch

























Round 2 Presentations...Lauren Sommerville

Round 3 Presentations...

ORAL LANGUAGE

NAME
PROGRESS from initial base-line to Term 3
(6 months)

S.K

+ 2Years 5 Months


F.H

+2 Years 2 Months


A.G

+ 1 Month


N.G

+ 2 Years 3 Months


J.T

+ 3 Months


T.A

+ 11Months


READING LEVELS

                    T1           T2           *T3
SK                4              6               8    (1B)      
Y2 * additional needs diagnosed 2018 @ GIS    
(T)

FH                2              5               8    (1B)           
Y2 * additional needs diagnosed 2018 @ GIS   
(CIM)

AG               6              8               9    (1B)    
(CIM)

NG               6              8              13    (1P)                                                                      
(CIM)

JT                12            15             18   (1A)       
Y2 (in Y3 class) * additional needs diagnosed 2017 @ GIS  
(N)

TA               18            19             21    (2P)                                                                  
(NZM)


Tamaki Education Change - housing, population, diversity...

Acceleration   Aspiration   Back Foot  Vulnerable Learners   Support Networks  Limited Perception   Circumstances  Excellence   Attendance   Expectation  Misconception   Preferred Choice


Catalyst Changes required...
  • Infrastructure
  • Bridging the learning gap
  • Drive new "norms"
  • Transitions into and out of school/college
  • Sustainability



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Story Sacks REGENERATED into "Kete Talanoa"

So after a whole day "working bee" party (in conjunction with the MOE PELP programme we are participating in) making kete talanoa's they were piloted internally with a mixed age group of Cook Island Maori and Tongan students...

The stories were told in "mother tongue" thanks to some awesome T.A's I coerced into my needs and the students engaged actively and participated purposefully in the whole experience.

#ENGAGEMENT 



Presenting
                        ...Kete Talanoa's
(currently available in Maori Kuki Airani, 
Lea Faka-Tonga and Gagana Samoa)

(duel language books, activities, recording book and pens, pencils and colours)





Hui 2018 - movie




Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Latest Readings...














Busy reading lots of research and theories about oral language and language acquisition 
and how to make that difference to so many who really need a difference being made...

Talking really matters, oral language is just that...  

It's not a reading test or defining words...

It's not picking out a synonym or adjective...

IT HAS TO BE ABOUT;
ACQUIRING LANGUAGE, 
GATHERING NEW WORDS, 
TRIALING UNKNOWN VOCAB 
IN AN EXCITING, REAL AND RELEVANT WAY...

#Purposefullearning #itsneveraboutme!