Saturday, May 31, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Boys Rugby 30th May

In their final warm up match before next week's Eastern Zone Finals the Tamaki Intermediate Open Grade Boys hosted Remuera Intermediate on Friday at lunchtime. It was a last chance for some of the Tamaki players to prove they deserved a spot in the tournament team for next week. The Tamaki forwards proved their worth, but Remuera Intermediate had an exceptional backline with their number 10,first five starring with exceptional attacking play. At half time the score was 15-7 to Remuera, after Ronyah had scored at the end of the second half following a devastating run from George. The Tamaki team was tiring in the second half and early points would be needed to stay close to Remuera... could they do it?

Our regular filming team was unavailable as Victor and Douglas were in the thick of things on the field, so Zubair and Vincent filmed some of the action - Moli also stepped in with an impromtu interview at the end of the match... the next step for the team is Wednesday when the Tamaki Intermediate Boys Open Grade compete against Remuera Intermediate, Howick Intermediate, Pakuranga Intermediate and the Stanhope Road/Bailey Road teams in the 2008 Eastern Zone finals.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Basketball 29th May

Tamaki Intermeidate Girls Basketball team claimed their second win of the season with a nail biting win against Pakuranga Intermediate. In a close game Tamaki lead at half time 11-6 and Pakuranga remained in contact throughout the game, with Tamaki taking the win 29-23 overall. Scoring for Tamaki were a number of players with Patricia scoring 6, Mii 4, Latrell 5, Maggie 2, Cecilia 1 and Lasini top scored again with 11 points. Next week the Girls take on a huge challenge against a dangerous and undefeated Bucklands Beach Intermediate (BBI) Girls team...

These highlights were filmed by Chris. We had a guest presenter in Latrell and then Cecila interviewed our two top scorers Latrell and Lasini the following day at School.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Sasa Lesson 2

This is the instructional Sasa video by Gaifo and Zecillia. They go through all the steps involved in performing a basic Samoan Sasa. In this video they are helped by Sosaia, Jasmin and Joshua all from Room Six. Zecillia has a challenge for you all to come up with your own Sasa moves and send us the videos!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Week Four, Term 2, 2008

This week, week four of term two.
All Room Six students must have their "being enterprising" speeches completed by the end of the week because syndicate finals are next week.

Our Boys Open Grade Rugby Union team look to win their first game of the season when they do battle against Remuera Intermediate at School on Lunchtime Friday. Boys in this game will require a pair of boots and its 15 a side competition not the 12 a side the other teams have been playing. Kick off at school will be at 12:30pm. We'll post the footage Friday afternoon/Saturday right here at

Our Girls Basketball team look to back up a strong win against St Kentigern College Boys B team last Thursday with a game against Pakuranga 'White' at Lagoon Stadium. Cecilia will be there to film the highlights and grab an interview after the game! Could this be the game where Lasini finally breaks the magical '30' point margin? It's never been done before in the history of the school but she was only one point off last week in the 47-23 point win!

Plus we've got the second half of the Sasa Instructional Video, more Maori videos to come and finally we're back online in the classroom so look for our students to be visiting your site early in the week! Phew what a week!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Sasa Lesson

In this Samoan lesson Gaifo and Zecillia teach you how to perform a Samoan Sasa. They demonstrate what you need to know and how to do it. We'd also like you to think about performing one yourselves from your country or school and send it to us! You need a leader for the participants to follow and come up with a pattern of slaps and calls! Check out this video for the all the details! Written by Zecillia and Gaifo.

Tamaki Int. - Poi Lesson 4

This is our fourth and final Poi lesson for the moment! In the past we'd had you using one poi at a time. Now Mikeala and Mereana double the difficulty by using two poi to complete the set tasks... this is in conjunction with the other lessons that are available! Written, presented and produced by Mereana and Mikeala. Caution this is extremely difficult!

Tamaki Int. - Basketball 22nd May

Just it Tamaki Intermediate Girls Basketball team opened up the Term Two campaign at Lagoon Stadium with a win 47-23 against St Kentigerns College Boys 'B' team.

The score at half time was 21-17 to Tamaki who were able to pull away in the second half.

Lasini scored an incredible 28 points, which is the second highest score by an individual player on record, only a single point short of the all time record held by Rivalana in 2006!

Latrell scored 10, Maggie 3 and Meliane added a further 4, and that puts the team right on top of the standings at this early stage in the competition! Well done Girls!

Tamaki Int. - Boys Rugby 21st May

Rugby Highlights from Wednesday 21st May. Tamaki Intermediate hosting Remuera Intermediate School - Under 55kg Boys. Filmed by Mereana, Moli and Sosaia. When Sosaia does the interviews after the game hes demonstrating bad interview technique! On purpose! Tamaki were down 5-14 at half time and needed a huge comeback in the second half... could they do it... you'll have to watch the video to find out. Includes interviews with Lucky and Tom from Remuera.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Week Three, Term Two, 2008 - Update

Well done to our Y7 Girls Soccer team. At this Monday's Eastern Zone finals they had a big win in the first game, defeating Elim College 3-0 with Rochelle scoring a hat-trick. They then lost to Baradene College before drawing against Sommerville Intermediate. They still had a chance to make the semi-finals in their last game, unfortunatly for us we had the eventual tournament Champions Bucklands Beach Intermediate standing in our way! In a closely fought game BBI emerged the winners scoring in the first half and with the last kick of the game. The Soccer season has now concluded, and we are into the Rugby season offically with the Eastern Zone Finals fast approaching! If you in the Under 55kg Boys Rugby team dont forget your game at Lunchtime tomorrow against Remuera Intermediate in the Barbarians Rugby 12 a side competition, we'll have the highlights here on Tamakitoday as soon as possible!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Week Three, Term Two, 2008.

This week at Tamaki Intermediate School:
Monday - the Y1 Road Show Group Perform at our Hall on Monday. That same day the Y7 Girls travel to Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga to take part in the Eastern Zone Soccer Tournament.
Wednesday-Tamaki's Under 55kg Boys look to chalk up their first win of the season as we host Remuera Intermediate School at Lunchtime. All players need mouthguards and a pair of shorts.
Thursay - Tamaki's Girls play Basketball in the Thursday evening League.
Friday - Open Grade Boys Rugby Vs. Remuera Intermediate has been postponed a week and will now take place next Friday.

All the while students are preparing for School Speeches (we'll be showing the highlights of the syndicate finals next week), the School Musical Production (only seven weeks till the end of term performance of "The Quest" can you believe it?) and our Term Two work...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Boys Rugby May 13th

Highlights of the May 13th game against Sir Edmund Hillary Middle School for 55kg Boys. Played at Tamaki Intermediate School, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand. Interview with the victorious Edmund Hillary Middle School Captain after the game by Mereana. Filmed by Mereana, Sosaia and Cecillia. Tamaki were down 0-17 at half time and had it all to do in the second half.

Please note: We were intending to post footage of the Open Grade Boys between Tamaki and Edmund Hillary Middle School game at this point, however a short time into that match a player received a serious injury that required an ambulance and hospital treatment, out of respect for that player we are not showing any footage of the game, as it had to be abandoned.

Tamaki Int. - Musicial "the Quest"

Later this term Tamaki Intermediate School is having a school production of the musicial "the Quest" students have been working hard since last term, and Moli was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to talk to two of the main characters... She filmed and edited the work herself and is the first to announce the date for the musicial offically!

Tamaki Int.- Girls Rugby 16th May

Highlights of the Open Grade Girls Rugby game between Sir Edmund Hillary Middle School and Tamaki Intermediate at School on Friday 16th May. Includes what might already be the tackle of the year by Meliame in the first thirty seconds of the game! You have to see it to believe it! Filmed by Mereana and Sosaia, interviews with Sir Edmund Hillary Captain after the game, can Tamaki remain undefeated for 2008, and continue their progress towards the Eastern Zone Finals? Tamaki are in the blue/grey. Sir Edmund Hillary in the Maroon/Red.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Barbarians Rugby Results - Friday May 16th

Round One of the Barbarians Rugby was completed on Friday with Tamaki hosting Sir Edmund Hillary Middle School. The busy day started with the Under 55 Boys with Edmund Hillary winning 32-0. The Under 45 Boys was a lot closer with Edmund Hillary taking the game 14-12. In the Open Grade Girls Tamaki Intermediate chalked up their second win of the season taking the game 15-7. Due to a serious injury the Open Grade Boys game was stopped after 5 minutes with the score 7-5 in favour of Edmund Hillary. Of course Tamaki Today were filming each of the games, and once the footage is sorted through we'll be posting the results!

Disclaimer, we're aware of some of the technical viewing problems people are having with the video highlights of the Howick Intermediate games and we'll attempt to resolve the problems!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Boys Rugby Tuesday 13th May

In our first game for 2008 the Open Grade Boys did battle with Howick Intermediate School. The team found the going a little difficult, eventually being defeated 7-32. These are some of the highlights that were filmed by Mereana and Cecillia. Tamaki Intermediate are in the stripped blue/white jerseys, Howick are in the purple/maroon.

Tamaki Int. - Girls Rugby 13th May

Highlights of the Open Grade Girls Rugby game vs. Howick Intermediate School Tuesday 13th May at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Filmed by Mereana and Cecillia. Interviews with Lucy our fullback who scored two tries and Leseli the Girls Captain by Sosaia. Our Open Girls had their first 2008 game against the Runners Up for 2007 - check out some of the action! Tamaki Intermediate Girls are playing in the Blue/Grey strip and Howick are in the Purple/Maroon. Half time 10-0 Tamaki, Full time 15-5 Tamaki Intermediate.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13th Rugby Results

Tamaki Intermediate's Open Grade Teams had mixed results with the first game of the seasons.
The Open Grade Boys played against a strong Howick Boys team going down 7-32, Samson scoring a powerful try in the second half. The Open Grade Girls started in ominous form, although a little rusty they defeated Howick 22-5. Lucy our fullback scored two tries to add to try's from Lasini and Katie who opened the scoring in the first half. Tomorrow we will post the video highlights of these matches!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tamaki Int: Poi - Lesson Three

Poi - Lesson Three. Once you've made your Poi (lesson one) and completed some basic moves (lesson two) you need to check out Mereana and Mikeala with the latest challenge! Advanced Poi moves! Once you can master these you'll really be doing well! If you missed lesson one that covered all the material you needed and how to make poi, lesson two was the first moves and todays lesson is the advanced poi movements!

Tamaki Int. - Samoan Lesson 3

In this lesson Gaifo and Zecillia go over some expressions in Samoan, such as happy, angry, sad and laugh and some more that you can share with your friends! The next lesson is a Samoan Sasa which will be coming later in the week!

Tamaki Int: Poi - Lesson Two

In the first lesson Mereana and the Girls showed you how to make Maori Poi. This is the next lesson in the series, in this lesson they teach you some basi poi moves for you to practise with your poi. Presented by Mereana and Mikeala (R6). This is Lesson Two in the series.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Y8 Girls Soccer Results

Hot off the press! Today the Y8 Girls Soccer team travelled to Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga to compete in the Eastern Zone Soccer Finals. The team claimed wins against St Thomas School and St Kentigern College, draws against Farm Cove Intermediate and Pakuranga Intermediate and were beaten by Sancta Maria College and Remuera Intermediate. Lasini ended up top scorer with five goals. Due to technical difficulties the footage taken on the day can't be produced for you here, but keep watching tomorrow for the first posts of the new term!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Basketball Update

Those of you who've been following our Girls Basketball posts will know that the team has put a lot of effort into training and playing etc. That was rewarded for some of our players this week when Lasini (our top scorer who was interviewed for the 10th April game) and Cecila (who films the games and does the interviews) were both named in the Auckland U13 Girls Basketball team!

This is fantastic news for the Girls and the School and they're only the 2nd and 3rd Girls from our school to achieve this honour! Well done Girls!

Dont forget the team has another round of games coming up this term (starting in week two) as the team continues to build for the AIMS games Nationals in September!