Saturday, December 8, 2012

Year 9 Activities

It has been a busy and exciting week for the Year 9 students at Tamaki College. This week was their activity week. They have been having loads of fun at Rainbow's End, at Waiwera and at the ice skating and cinema. The teachers were having fun with them too, as you can see from these photographs.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cross Country 2012

It was a lovely afternoon today and all of our Year 9 and 10 students went over to the Point England reserve for the anual cross country.
There were 4 races, year 9 girls, year 9 boys, year 10 girls and year 10 boys. Points were awarded for all those who finished so it was well worth all members of a tutor class to enter, so they would have more chance to win!
Staff were also involved in the races, and some got dressed up for the event. Water guns and water bombs might have made an appearance by certain staff!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

55th Reunion Celebration.

It was a fun night last night at Tamaki College. Students from when the school was first opened came back for a 55th anniversary reunion. The auditorium was set up with school photographs from past years in the 1950's and 1960's and people were soon labeling them with the names that they remembered. It was a very busy event with lots of happy meetings between old friends.
The Tamaki College catering class did a fabulous job of keeping everyone supplied with very tasty treats all night. They had spent all day preparing everything fresh.
Next year's prefects had their first job. They were greeting people as they arrived at the college and escorted them to the auditorium. Lots of stories were being told to the students on those walks from the car parks.
A fun point of the night was recreating the school photographs from various years, starting from 1957.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Prefect Handover Ceremony.

We had an emotional assembly today at Tamaki College. It is that time of year when the new prefects for next year are announced.
It was a different process this year, where the Year 12 students had to apply for the post. They then had to go through an interview process and the successful applicants were then put forward to be voted on by the school.

This year's leaders presented the new Prefects and House Captains, one at a time. Family and friends had been invited to the assembly, so it was noisy, cheerful event.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NZ Navy Visit to Tamaki College

It was very exciting here at Tamaki College today. We had a visit from the NZ Navy in a Seasprite helicopter. The students were out on the field to welcome it down, then they were allowed to gather round for a closer look and to ask the pilots any questions that they liked. Here is a short video of the helicopter landing and taking off and some photographs around the helicopter.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tongan Language Week

The students and staff at Tamaki College kicked off Tongan Language week with a musical start to Monday morning in the staff room.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fire Drill

Tamaki College want all of our lovely students to be safe, especially if there is an emergency. TCTV has produced a video to encourage students to follow the fire safety rules if anything happens.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Talent Quest 2012 - Backstage

Talent Quest 2012 - Dmah

Talent Quest 2012 - Last Minute

Talent Quest 2012 - Last Minute

Talent Quest 2012 - Grace

Talent Quest 2012 - Noodle Boys

Talent Quest 2012 - Joshua

Talent Quest 2012 - Mii, Anna and Ember

Talent Quest 2012 - Karen

Talent Quest 2012 - Anna

Talent Quest 2012 - Irae

Talent Quest 2012 - One Practice

Talent Quest 2012 - Thomas

Talent Quest 2012 - Cindi, Joshua and Ember

Talent Quest 2012 - Kim

Talent Quest 2012 - Thomas, Grace, Karen and Irae

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Film Festival 2012

It is that time of year again!!
The TCTV team have been busy coming up with ideas for the Manaiakalani Film Festival this year.
The 3 short video ideas are here.
Please watch them and decide which one you like the best and then vote on the form supplied. The video idea with the most votes will go into full production for the 3 minute film for the festival.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tamaki Kolisi Tamaki Styles Voting Form

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Samoan Language Week

Samoan Language week got off to a great start here at Tamaki College. We had a celebration in the library with the opening of a new exhibit and we had all sorts of yummy food to sample. The national anthem of Samoa was sung and we had a lovely welcome from our senior students.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Crossing the Road...

To encourage our lovely students to use the crossings outside the school, some of the staff of Tamaki College have paid homage to The Beatles and recreated a certain famous album cover...

The original

Tamaki College style...

So remember...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ultra Fast Broadband comes to Tamaki College

It was very exciting today when the digging started at Tamaki College to be one of the first colleges to be connected to the Ultra Fast Broadband. It will mean that our students working on their netbooks on Google will have a much easier and smoother experience.

School embraces paperless classrooms

Tamaki College has appeared in various newspaper articles, and the latest one is very exciting.
Check out this link to the article on about our use of netbooks and Google.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

1st 15 v MAGS

The 1st 15 team kicked off the season with a match against Mount Albert Grammar.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Girls Rugby v Onehunga

The girls rugby team kicked off the season with a friendly against Onehunga.
It was a wet afternoon but the girls played a great game and TCTV was there to catch the action.

The final score was 29-5 to Tamaki College.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Junior Social Videos

The lovely team at TCTV have been busy editing the footage from the ball on Monday and getting some feedback from people about what they thought.

Editing and feedback filming by Siana, Dose, Colleen and Sione.

Junior Social


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Junior Social

Last night was the Junior Social here at Tamaki College. Here is some feedback from some of the students who attended.

 I went to the Junior Social and it was absolutely EPIC.

I enjoyed every second of it because it was fun, energetic and the night just had took my breath away.

 I went to Junior Social yesterday and it was amazing, but the sound was too loud and it nearly broke my ears. Many students enjoyed it a lot and they were very happy when they were dancing. It started at 6:30, and ended at 9:30, I playing in the DJ booth and with the lights. 

 Social was extremely fun. It was buzzing and very energetic. 

 Last night there was a junior social. It was very fun and exciting.

 Junior social was fun because I had never been to something like that before, so it was a new experience for me. One of the awesome things about this social is that we (the juniors) get to chose the music they play and this meant most of us liked the music. 

The junior social was such hectic event! There were so many people there, dancing, singing and simply just having a good time.

 Here are some photographs from the night...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Get those Dance Moves Ready!!!!

With the Junior Social coming up next week, TCTV thought it would be fun to go out and about and check out the dance moves that will be brought to the event!! Filming and editing by Siana, Sione, Dose and Molly.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Polyfest 2012 Tongan Stage

TCTV ended the day back at the Tongan stage, where the Tamaki College team played right in front of a huge crowd.

Polyfest 2012 Niuean Stage

The Tamaki College Niuean team are crowd pleasers.

Polyfest 2012 Samoan Stage

The Tamaki College Samoan team do a fabulous job.

Polyfest 2012 Tongan Stage

The Tamaki College boys were awesome!!!

Niuean Group have a Great Start at Polyfest

TCTV was at Polyfest this year, to support all of our groups. The first group to catch everyone's attention was the Tamaki College Niuean group, who got to raise the flag at their stage to open the proceedings.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Clean it UP!!!

The TCTV team have made a short video to encourage our lovely students to put their rubbish in the bin. Camera work by Molli and Nathaniel. Editing by Siana.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Careers and Open Evening

It has been a really busy night here at Tamaki College. We held a combined careers and open evening. There were lots of external providers of courses and information set up on the Marae for students and parents to look round and gather loads of really useful information for their future plans. Also there was the music department providing great entertainment, a sausage sizzle and a bouncy castle for the little ones. After visiting there, parents were welcome to tour the school where all the departments were open with displays and information about courses and choices. Here are some photos from the night... Here is what some of out seniors get up to while waiting for parents to direct.... practicing their polyfest moves...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Athletics 2012

It was a beautiful afternoon here at Tamaki College and the whole school was out on the main field for Athletics Day. The whanau groups have been practicing their chants, so the march ons were loud and spectacular. The competitions were hot as the competitors raced for the finish lines to that that first place. TCTV were there to catch all the action. Here are photographs of the day and video is to come.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Internet Safety

Tamaki College students are really lucky having the opportunity to work with their new netbooks this year. What they need to realize is the importance of being safe online while they are working. TCTV have been out and about asking people what they think is important about being safe on the internet. The video is presented by Dose.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Web Ellis Cup comes to Tamaki College...

We had such an exciting time here at Tamaki College when the Rugby World Cup roadshow came to see us. The whole school was in the auditorium for the main presentation, where they saw ex Tamaki students talk about how well they were doing with rugby. A video was played of Sonny Bill Williams talking about commitment to the game and quizzes were done, where 2 lucky winners got to come on stage to hold the cup. After that, the school went into whanau groups to practice their athletics chants. While that was happening, the cup was brought round to each group for photographs and a closer look. We laso had visitors from our local primary and intermediate schools to come and see the cup. you can see them in the photographs too.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Powhiri 2012

We had a great Powhiri this week here at Tamaki College. It was a beautiful day when the school welcomed the new Year 9 students and new staff members onto the marae. Here is a short video of the haka that the senior boys performed as everyone came in.