Who are we?

Te Rōpū Whakamanawa is a group of Year 5 and 6 students at Ara Tū Whakatā Gilberthorpe School in Hei Hei, Ōtautahi, Aotearoa. We work in a collaborative learning space of Years 4 to 6 students, called Te Ara Takitini. Welcome to our blog where we share our learning throughout 2019.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Farewell to Dave

Our Last Bible in Schools Lesson

Today we had our last Bible in Schools session with our lovely teacher Dave.  Dave has come to see us each Friday and shared stories from the Bible.  
Today we made Christmas cake to send to the people of Kaikoura as they deal with the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquakes.  
We will miss Dave and hope that we will see him again.
Many hands make light work.

Happy mixing.

A sneaky shot of Dave.

Rimu Class say see you again to Dave.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Uru Mānuka Kapa Haka Festival

Uru Mānuka Kapa Haka Festival

Our Senior Kapa Haka group took part in the Hornby Cluster Kapa Haka Festival.  Check out some of our photos from the night.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016


New Look Uniforms

Exciting times.  Today the first shipment of our new sport uniforms arrived.  We are looking forward to our next sports event.

Check out the backs of these two models.