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.

Monday, 23 April 2018

Our Celebration Day 2018

Blessing, Assembly and Hangi

What a fantastic way to end our term.  We have been learning about our new names and spaces.  To share our learning, we had a celebration day where we invited guests and all contributed to the day.  The rain and hail came down on us but the day it was still a day of being together and sharing.  We all felt very blessed to be surrounded by such great people.


  1. Hi there Te Ropu Whakamanawa, my name is Bilal and I am from Waikowhai Primary School, and I really like how you have shown what you did on you celebration day. It reminded me of my school's celebration day. It was really cool (even though I didn't go) but people said that it was very cool. Maybe next time you could think of adding a few more slides to your presentation. If you want to check out my blog here is the link

  2. Congratulations on your celebration of your new learning spaces. I am imagining that you are now learning in these spaces. I hope it is going really well. What are the names of your new learning spaces and the stories behind the names?