Who are we?

Te Rōpū Whakamanawa is a group of Year 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 2018.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Mandala Art

Our First Fun Friday

One of the highlights of our week here at Ara Tū Whakatā is Fun Friday.  Each teacher runs an activity that children can opt in to.  For our first one of the year, Miss Waho and a group of students coloured some Mandala Art.  This was a great opportunity for senior students to work alongside their junior school mates.

We can't wait to finish this next week and having these on display.
Levi took his Mandala art home and worked on it from home.  Today we mounted it and laminated it for Levi to have at home.  We loved it so much Levi let us photocopy it so we can have one in our learning space.


  1. Hi Levi my name is Lily I like what you did it looks really good! keep up the great work.

  2. Hi Levi my name is Lily I like what you did it looks really good! keep up the great work.

  3. Hi Levi my name is Lily good job on your work it looks really good! keep up the great work

  4. Hey Its Kaycee here. and i like the art work that you are doing i wish i was there to do that and i like how you coulour in the good

  5. Hi It Is Addison here I like the art live did and i did sameto and i like my one

  6. hi this is dylan here. i like that colouring in picture that u did it looks so cool. next time maybe think about putting in more colours to make it stand out more....


  7. hello im Noah from this school lol
    I liked the mandala art it look wonderful mabey next time you could do a rainbow mandala art couliring compition even mabey.
    it looks wonderful the one levi made I might do that next fun friday. thats all from me BYE!

  8. I am a student at Gilberthorpe Primary School. This is a place where I will be able to share my learning with you. Please note....some work won't be edited - just my first drafts, so there may be some surface errors. I would love your feedback, comments, thoughts and ideas. i like this funfriday to bad i couldnt join one question why is there just pictures what I mean is put some facts about what happened &