Friday, September 7, 2018

Testing Our Taekwon Do Skills!

For our last Taekwon Do session, we got to participate in a exercise to test our strength. We were all asked to stomp down, and use our foot strength to break a plastic brick in half! It was an awesome experience and we all managed to break the brick. Watch our videos below!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Taekwon Do!

As part of Kauri team, this term we have been learning some fundamental Taekwon Do skills! It has been an awesome experience so far. Some things we have learnt are how to throw a strike with your hands and legs, how to block strikes, and how to keep balance. The most important learning, however, was that Taekwon Do is a form of self-defense that is to be used only when absolutely necessary. We have also learnt about the importance of discipline in Taekwon Do. Thank you to all our Taekwon Do teachers who have helped us learn!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Cook Island Language Week!

It was an exciting week in Room 24 and at Owairaka School this week! We observed and celebrated Cook Island Language Week through a range of different activities. In Room 24 we were very lucky to have Hamida come in to teach us about Cook Island culture and dance. Some interesting things we learnt were:

1. That there are more people, who identify as Cook Island Maori, living in NZ than in the Cook Islands!
2. There are 15 main islands that are a part of the Cook Islands
3. The Cook Islands were named after Captain James Cook
4. We greet each other in Cook Island Maori by saying "Kia Orana"

Along with this we also got to learn some awesome dance moves! Check out our videos below!

Monday, July 2, 2018

ARL Taster Sessions!

On Friday, in Week 9, Room 24 had the awesome opportunity to take part in Rugby League drills with ARL (Auckland Rugby League). They worked with us on our basic rugby league skills like carrying the ball correctly, putting it on the ground safely, holding and passing the ball to the right place, and using space effectively to avoid defenders. We had a great time. Thanks ARL!