Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Cook Island Dance

Our School has a trip departing soon to the Cook Islands. Part of preparation for this trip involves the students performing at the schools that we are visiting, a cultural dance. This is the rehearsal of this dance filmed at our school hall this week. Afterwards Soana and Helen from R14 spoke about the trip as well as Josephine from R15.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Quest Musical Special Preview

Next week Tamaki Intermediate School have a very special presentation - our 2008 School Musical "The Quest" students have been preparing for this since Term 1. Next week we have performances on Tuesday (during the day) and on Thursday 7th August and Friday 8th August we have two special night time performances at 7:00pm! tamakitoday was allowed a special sneak preview at one of the last practises of the show, and some of the students are in full costumes. When the dancing and singing starts keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot Sosaia, Moli, Sabrina or Josh P, from Room Six. This is presented by Moli and Sabrina and was filmed by TJ at school, today.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tamaki Int. - New Classrooms Opened!

Since February at Tamaki Intermediate School there has been some massive building work in progress as all of the school classrooms have been increased in size.

Its a gradual process and today the very first, new improved classrooms were opened and furniture and desks were moved in. Its not the official opening ceremony but its the first day that the new classrooms were open, so we thought that it was a special occassion.

Not everyone could be there for the opening but tamakitoday certainly were! We sent roving reporter Moli to the new classrooms with Camera person Sabrina and they filed this report from a room in building progress as well as giving you a tour of a completed classroom. So if you were an ex student or someone who knows the school you can just click on the video and see inside! the improvements are just massive. We'll also have a photograph slide tour posted tomorrow.

Unfortunately, as our New Zealand viewers will know there has been another huge storm hitting the North Island of New Zealand. The Girls Open Grade Rugby Finals were indeed cancelled today and will now have to take place at another date.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Learn to Speak Maori 1

This is the first in a new session of language videos. In this we cover basic Maori phrases that you might use in the classroom. These videos are written, directed, starring and produced by the Girls themselves. They are filmed at our school, and the students also put all the footage together themselves. Filmed by Mikeala and Anna-May. Edited by Sosaia and Mikeala and overseen by Victor. Well done R6!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Week Two, Term Three

This week, we're as busy as always at Tamaki Intermediate School.

Tuesday: the Girls Rugby Final for Auckland (which were running) is supposed to finally go ahead, unfortunately those of us in New Zealand have had massive storm this weekend (it was described as a one in fifteen year event!) and the fields are currently flooded. The weather forecast for Tuesday isn't an improvement so whether it goes ahead will depend closer to the time but the outlook isn't very good.

All this week we have School Musical Productions for "the Quest" Musical. As you know, we've got four students in major roles Sabrina, Moli, Sosaia and Josh! They're practising every day next week as well as having the first dress rehearsal on Friday. We'll be there of course filming and interview and should be posting online. The productions has two night time performances next week (on Thursday and Friday) and there is going to be a matinee performance for local schools. Of course we've got exclusive footage of the event and behind the scenes information.

Finally there's two other things I would recommend that you check out if you are not familiar with them already. The first is we found about this from our friends in Coventry, mainly MisterP (see our blogroll). We got hooked on it at end of last term and this term its proving just as popular. I've just registered the class online so we'll start keeping official class records from next week.

If you haven't tried out this site we really recommend that you should. In a nutshell it allows you to compete against another person (hopefully a student!) from elsewhere in the world in either a mathematical based problem or as a spelling test. One of the great things is that it has levels of difficult from basic times tables and addition problems right up to problems that in New Zealand would fit roughly at the level of advanced additive/advanced multiplicative levels of numeracy. By introducing the competitive element it forces students to think on their feet and our students just love it. Likewise we've found the same with the spelling activities, I really think our students will improve their spelling and mathematical problem solving skills from using this site!

The second is a reminder that the NPC (National Provincial Championships start this Thursday). The mighty Waikato begins their campaign this Thursday against the Northland Taniwha.

Tamaki Int. - Samoan Lesson 9

Learn to Speak Samoan Lesson 9. This is Lesson Nine - don't be amazed to see Zecillia and Gaifo together again, in this video she will explain why her face is back on our screens. This video focuses on what to say from the holidays. The three key sentences you will here Gaifo say are:
  • I watched some movies on sky - Sa matamata lau ata i le matou sky
  • Spiderman 3 - O le ata a Pogalevele tamaloa lona tolu
  • I went to visit my Uncle in Wellington - Ioe! Sekia lou holidays sa ou alu; Wellinton e asi lou uncle
As with everything else in the series this is written, produced, presented and directed by the students themselves and filmed at our school.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Samoan Presenter Interviews

Those of you following our most know we lost at the end of last term one of our most popular presenters - Zecillia who was one of the co-presenters of our very popular 'Learn to Speak Samoan' videos because Zecillia told us she was moving to another school. We even said goodbye to her collectively (as a whole school) at the end of the term!

We needed to solider on so Gaifo conducted interviews at the start of the new school term.

She asked each of the potential presenters questions in Samoan so we could choose the best one as the new presenter. This footage is of the final potential presenters: Zubair, Tevita, Sosaia, Meliame and a last minute applicant who wore a mask. In this exclusive 'behind the scenes footage' that were not releasing elsewhere you can see the efforts of our students!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Eastern Zone Netball

This is footage of the 2008 Eastern Zone Netball Finals. It was filmed by various students at the tournament on the day. It was edited and produced by Victor and there's presentations on the video by Sosaia and Moli. Recorded live at Morrin Road Panmure on Thursday 24th July 2008. The great thing about this is work is that Victor a Y8 student completed the entire work from start to finish! Well done!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Netball/Basketball Update

Today Tamaki Intermediate had four teams competing in the Eastern Zone Netball Finals. Our Y8 Girls came 3rd last year but this year found the going pretty tough... we defeated Baradene 'B', Baverstock B and had a draw with Farm Cove B. They were defeated by Remuera A and Somerville 'A'. The Year 7 Girls had a win against Sancta Maria B. The Y8 Boys managed a win against Farm Cove Intermediate and lost narrowly to Bucklands Beach and Pakuranga. The Y7 Boys enjoyed their day very much, but found the going a little tough. We have had some footage filmed at the day, and we'll process this online tomorrow (Friday NZ time).

Later we had some of the team play again, this time in Basketball. Some tired players managed to defeat 'Pakuranga' White 37-17. Lasini continued to top score this time with 17 points, Latrell added 8, Cecilia 6 and Kathy 4.

and YES! that was Tamaki Intermediate Girls Rugby team that some of you saw on the episode of "Sports Cafe" that was broadcast Nationally on TV2 last night! They created a montage of uploaded files that included tackles (from the best of 2008 tackles) that feature work from Zecillia and Meliame! Well done!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Learn Tongan Lesson 3

This is lesson three of Learn the Tongan Language. It is written, presented and produced by Sosaia and Joshua from Room Six. In this lesson the students teach you how to say the name of the main colours, saying them in Tongan and English so you can learn them. Filmed live at Tamaki Intermediate School 23/7/08.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Week One - Term Three Preview

At tamakitoday we came back from the holidays to find us celebrating 1,200 'hits' on this blog and also 4,000 view's of our material from teacher tube! The students were all very excited to reach these marks and Room Six would like to thank everyone that has logged onto our class blog and also everyone that has left a comment for us, we all really, really appreciate it. Our students are looking forward to this term and have already begun planning and filming the next series of posts. Some of the highlights to come shortly include...

Thursday. Our Netball teams will (weather permitting) compete in the Eastern Zone Netball Finals at Morrin Road! We have two Boys teams and two Girls teams competing! It might be wet, in probably will be cold but we'll be there hopefully recording a successful day of competition.

Learn to Speak Samoan: We have some excellent news, at the end of last term we said our goodbyes to Zecillia, tomorrow we release our Lesson 9 with Gaifo and a new presenter! We have had a number of high quality auditions for the role and it was very difficult choosing a successor to such a skilled presenter.

Learn to Speak Tongan: We will be publishing the next lesson in the series shortly, although were only up to Lesson Two its already proving amongst our most popular material!

Maori: In New Zealand right now its Maori Language Week! We celebrating Te Reo and will have our series of Maori Language Lessons continuing. We've had a lot of positive feedback about of Rakau Lessons.

We also have a report from Moli coming tomorrow about the Quest and major role that she and other R6 students are involved in! Stay tuned to this location!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

End of Holidays - Term Three Preview

The mid year holidays end today and as of tomorrow, Monday 21st July School in New Zealand will be back, so we have to say buh-bye to the holidays...

This term we have some significant events happening.
Firstly we have in Week Three of this term the School Musical! We haven't had a production for the last few years but in week three we will have our production of "The Quest". This has a number of students who will be very busy as we head towards production night.

Week Four see's the School's Y8 students depart on Camp to Camp Bentzon at Kawau Island. Most of the Y8 students will be involved in this the school hasn't set a final figure just yet for a five day four night camp but it will be something in the region of $100 per student. We've been doing a lot of fund-raising to help pay with costs, as those of you who view this site regularly will know. The students depart Monday morning and will be returning Friday. Once they're back we'll have footage aplenty to post online.

Week Six has those students who are part of the Cook Island trip are departing! Last year we were lucky enough to have School trips to both Samoa and Tonga for select number of students and this year Tamaki Intermediate is doing so again this year this time to the Cook Islands. We'll have footage and material filmed and posted once the tour returns.

Week Eight AIMS Basketball Tournament, finally after a year of preparation the Tamaki Intermediate Girls team travels to the National Finals in Tauranga for a week. We'll be posting online from the event and posting material when we return.

Sport wise we've got the Eastern Zone Netball Finals in Week One, the Auckland Girls Rugby Finals in Week Two, the Eastern Zone Basketball Finals in Week Five, Eastern Zone Cross Country, Eastern Zone Volleyball, Interzone Rugby League and Eastern Zone Rugby League!
Finally we have four teams in the 12 a side Barbarians Knock Out Competition which culminates in the finals at Eden Park! At all these events we'll have tamakitoday teams and be putting together footage of these events!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Girls Rugby Top 8 'Hits' of 2008

Today we're looking back at the best hits (tackles) so far in the Rugby Season! We can exclusively reveal that the postponed Girls Auckland Rugby Finals will now take place in week two on Tuesday - that's Tuesday 29th July 2008 at Dunkirk Reserve in Panmure. This huge event will involve 14 teams and nearly 300 students!

Can Tamaki Intermediate improve on last years third place, when they lost an epic 50 minute sudden death golden point game against Viscount School? Will Lasini or Cecilia break the magic 14 tries in a season mark? Will Viscount School reclaim the title? Can Henderson Intermediate retain the title they first won in 2008? How will Howick Intermediate, the Eastern Zone Runners Up fare? Reflect on the top eight tackles to this point in 2008 as you ponder these questions!!! The footage has been filmed at a variety of locations against a number of schools in both friendly games and at the Eastern Zone Finals.

Footage from this material was broadcast on the July 23rd July episode of "Sports Cafe" broadcast on Television New Zealand at 9:30pm.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Cook Island Quiz Night 2

Tongan Dance Highlights - during the Cook Island Quiz Night that took place on Thursday 3rd July in the School Hall, we had some entertainment during the intermission. We had possibly the youngest dancer that you will ever see here, check out the Tongan Dance Highlights! It's common for supporters to dance with the people dancing which is why the sisters were up there with Makeleta when she went up on stage! People not only stuck money onto the dancers themselves but also donations were put into the bucket on the front of the stage. This was filmed on the night by Latrell from R5 and Makeleta is from R14.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Term Three Preview

This term we have some major events occurring at school. In week four the Y8 students are going to Camp Bentzon at Kawau Island.

Students will be at Camp from Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August. Students will be at the camp for five days and four nights. The camp will take about an hour and a half bus journey North of Auckland to Sandspit were the ferry for Kawau Island. After a ninety minute ferry journey staff and students will arrive on the island. We have been doing some major fund-raising for this event although we are still having to charge about $100 per student for the week, and this includes all food and accommodation! We will have a film crew on site for the School Camp and the students will be posting reports online when they return - we can't do it from the Camp as they don't have a high speed internet connection!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Cook Island Quiz Night 1

In the last week of school term Tamaki Intermeidate School Hall hosted a quiz night. The Quiz night was a fund raiser for our school trip in term three. In week five a select group of students are going on a trip to the Cook Islands! This is a major event for all those involved (last year our school made trips to both Samoa and Tonga) and students have been fund-raising for some time, practising for the cultural performances that go with the trip constantly!

On Thursday 3rd July we had 25 teams competing in a trivia night at our school hall. There was also a dancing competition and entertainment. Our Principal Mr Horan was Quiz Master for the evening that was organised by Miss Whalley. What a fun time was had by all. Including entrance fee's and donations during the dancing the school raised over $500 for the School trip. This video shows some of the highlights from the evening... a special highlight was the adult dance competitions. In the quiz itself the second placed team was Team Waikato who lost by a single point (nevermind! next year!) The event on the night was filmed by Latrell from Room 5.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Basketball Details

One of the major events that Tamaki Intermediate School is involved in this year is the 2008 AIMS Games.

This is the Nationals for sport and we're fielding a Girls Basketball team in the tournament, as those of you who have been watching our regular Basketball posts will realise.

The team consists of our two Under 13 Auckland Representatives Lasini (whose our Captain) and Cecilia (our Vice Captain). It includes the only player who went last year, Meliame as well as Latrell, Angel, Kathy, Maggie, Meliane, Mii, Santana and Patricia.

The team has been together playing regularly since July 2007 preparing for these finals. Last year we had a 1-9 Thursday Night record and this year that's improved to 5-2. We're currently playing against a mixture of teams (including Boys) in preparation for the finals we're there's 13 teams entered from as far South as Christchurch in the South Island and places like Rotorua, Waihi and Hastings!

When the team is at the nationals we'll be posting remotely from Tauranga so you can watch the teams progress day by day, we'll also have a go at posting videos online and photos too! If you want to check what all the fuss is about you can visit the official site at

Last year in our first entry into the event the Tamaki Intermediate Girls defeated Otumoetai Intermediate, Kaitoa Middle School and Morrinsville Intermediate onto their way to fourth place. Rivalana was named in the tournament team for her outstanding play.

This year as well as practising once a week and playing every Thursday the team has been involved in some serious fund-raising which lots of people have been involved in. Some of our players are getting very excited about this tournament and its taking place in week eight of this coming term!

This video below is footage of our last pool game of term two against 'Sylvia Park School'. While the score was close at half time being 18-10 to Tamaki in the second half Tamaki managed to score another 28 points while our defence restricted Sylvia Park to just three points... check these highlights out and watch for these faces at the nationals!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tamaki Int. - End of Term Assembly T2 2008

This is highlight of Tamaki Intermediate Schools End of Term Assembly on Friday 4th July 2008. Each term we have the awarding of class of the term (last term Room 12 had the honour), the presentation of Duffy Books, the classroom term awards. Most importantly we had the awarding of the term house shield. At Tamaki Intermediate all students are split into one of four houses Orpheus - Blue, Calliope - Red, Achilles - Yellow and Leander - Green. The students compete against each other once a week in house competitions and also are awarded points in class each week. The houses are all named after ships that were part of the New Zealand Navy in the Second World War. The houses date right back to the founding of our school in 1956! In term one the winning house was Achilles House, could they repeat the feat and take a huge lead? Would Leander, Achilles or Orpheus step up? View the assembly highlights filmed by Victor and find out!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Rakau Stick Games 2

Rakau is a traditional form of Maori stick game involving two or more people completing a set of patterns or moves with two wooden sticks (although you can also use magazines taped together at one end!). In the first lesson we taught you some basic moves for you to learn. In this lesson Mikeala and Anna-May teach you an advanced move with a cross over that needs some practise! It's challenging but once completed it will look really clever. Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School on July 5th before our School Holiday Break.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Holidays Week 1 Update

This week we've been a little lax with posts due to our schools involvement in fund raising at the Walter Dixon Under 55kg Boys Auckland Representative Rugby Tournament. We were given the opportunity by Mr Wagner at Viscount School who ran the tournament to run the BBQ at the tournament which was at Sacred Heart College on Monday and then at Archibald Park in Keltson from Tuesday to Friday. Between 10:30am and 1:00pm each day we were selling sausages for $1.00 each for players and supporters. We need to thank Miss Curran, Miss Tauri and Miss Feasey who all helped out during the week. Tamaki Intermediate managed to shift 1,300 sausages and 500 drinks during the week! Phew! Never mind the onions, mustard and sauce that went with it. The good news is that we have raised a significant amount of money needed for the Girls Basketball Team to travel to Tauranga to compete in the AIMS Nationals!
The other positive is that we have a lot of processed footage from last week of school and this will go online in the coming week before school continues again after the final week of our break this week!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Learn Tongan Lesson 2

This is Lesson Two in the series of Learn to Speak Tongan Lessons, presented by Sosaia and Joshua. It was written, produced and directed by the students themselves. In this lesson the students go over feelings that you could experience, saying and modelling them in English then translating into Tongan.

Both these students have major roles in the school production next term, and you can see there talent by watching the video. When Gaifo, who presents the Samoan videos, saw this she was rather concerned that there had been a 'steal' of ideas from 'Learn to Speak Samoan 3'! Whose to say but there does seem to be a similarity...

These videos will be continuing next term!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Week 1 Holidays 2008

In the last three days although its been the holidays Tamaki Intermediate has been very busy. In week three of next term we are performing our school musical 'the Quest'. R6 has some really special roles in this with Sabrina, Moli and Sosaia (who are all regular tamakitoday presenters) all have important parts of the show. On Monday all the teachers except one came into the school and spent the day making the scenery and painting sets! Some of these look fantastic and we'll release a sneak peek of them on this site as soon as possible!

That one teacher who wasn't there was Mr Webb from R6. That's because all this week the School has been running a BBQ at the 2008 Walter Dixion Rugby Tournament. This is the premiere Under 55kg Y7/8 Boys Rugby Competition. Today Mr Webb helped by Miss Feasey managed to sell 220 sausages and 120 drinks in three hours! Miss Curran and Miss Tauri have also been helping out hugely with this vital task! All the funds from this are going towards the Tamaki Intermediate Girls Basketball AIMS Tournament 2008 in Tauranga - in the past three days we've raised nearly $400!. That tournament which we've been building up for since mid 2007 is now only eight weeks away! Happy holidays everyone (tomorrow we're releasing 'Learn to Speak Tongan 2') and there's more to come in the next week and a half...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Samoan Lesson 8 - the final lesson!

All good things must come to an end, so we are sad to present the last ever 'Learn to Speak Samoan'. In Lesson Eight Gaifo and Zecillia, who is leaving our school to start at a new school next term - share with you some Samoan ways of saying goodbye. Included is the very useful 'Goodbye and watch out for the strong Dog' and 'Goodbye and watch out for the hole!'.

This is the last Samoan Lesson, until we complete the audition process next term when we will have a new presenter! Hopefully Zecillia will watch this from her new school and leave us a comment!

Written and presented by Gaifo and Zecillia, recorded at Tamaki Intermediate School on Friday 4th July 2008.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Netball Highlights 1st July

One of our extra curriculum activity that students from our school are involved in at the moment is Netball at Morrin Road in Panmure on Tuesday night. This is the highlights of the Y8 game against Dio on Tuesday 1st of July (although if you listen carefully you might hear a small mistake made by a presenter who describes it as June 1st!). Its presented by Moli and Sosaia from Room Six and features some familiar faces that you might recognise from the Girls Basketball team that plays on Thursday night... the team is looking forward to the first week of next term when we compete in the Eastern Zone Netball Finals. All sport at Tamaki Intermediate against other schools usually takes place in the Eastern Zone. The Eastern Zone is a competition that contains 36 schools altogether stretching from down town to the far reaches of East Auckland. There are 16 schools in the main draw and another 20 in 'sub' groups. If we win that competition we have an opportunity to go to the Auckland Champion of Champions Finals and compete against the other eight Auckland Zone winners. Already this year we've had wins in Y7 Girls Softball, Open Grade Girls Rugby and Under 55kg Girls Rugby. Our Netball teams have a proud tradition at the Eastern Zone Finals particularly the Boys who achieved the 'double' and won both tournaments in 2006!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Room 7 Food Market/Restaurant

This year we are going to school camp at Camp Bentzon on Kawau Island, an island about 90 minutes North of Auckland (well the ferry departs from there and takes another half an hour)

The cost of this Camp is $100 for three nights and four days. To help with this our school this term had a 'being enterprising' focus. The classrooms each had a different activity to raise money. R7 had a market fair/restaurant in the Hall. You could order ice cream for $1, a milkshake for $1.50, Chocolate Cake for $2 or a plot of Chop Suey for $3.

Zecillia and Gaifo introduced the clip, Victor filmed the goings on (including some exclusive preparation footage) and Moli when she'd finished eating interviewed not only Mr Pasupati from Room Five but also our Deputy Principal/Acting Principal Miss Waetford! This all took place on Wednesday 2nd July. Well done to Miss Tafea and the rest of Room Seven!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Week Nine Term 2. 2008.

Friday: This is the last day of school before our break BUT we have 'banked' enough material for a lesson or a posting a day during the break! All the regular video lessons will continue during this time, including reports articles, etc. Sadly we must say goodbye to one of our most popular presenters as Zecillia is moving to another school. Don't worry though because Learn to Speak Samoan will continue with Gaifo and a new presenter! This will be announced during the holidays...

Sports Update: Well done to the Tamaki Intermediate Girls Team who defeated Sylvia Park mixed last night. The score at half time was 19-10 to Tamaki. In the second half Tamaki were able to restrict Sylvia Park to just three points (in a twenty minute half) and score a further 28 themselves meaning they won the game 47-13 overall. Footage of this game will be shown on this blog in the next few days. Well done to Lasini who top scored with 20 points, only a single point behind was Meliame with 19. Maggie, Kathy, Cecilia and Meleane also contributed. The national AIMS finals which the Girls are competing in against 13 other top New Zealand teams in September are getting closer and closer!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Samoan Lesson 7

Can you believe that we're already up to lesson seven of Learn to Speak Samoan? Well the year is nearly half way through... and unfortunately this is nearly the last broadcast from Zecillia and Gaifo as a team as Zecillia is moving schools at the end of the term! The lessons will continue but with a replacement that we are now searching for!

In this instalment of Learn to Speak Samoan we focus on comment or statements that the teacher can learn in class and talk to the students in Samoan! So this if for any teachers out there who want to communicate properly with Samoan students in their classroom. Written, produced and created by Zecillia and Gaifo with help from Miss Vailoa. Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School on Wednesday 2nd July 2008.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Room Six Virtual Tour July 1st

This is Victor's virtual tour of Room Six. It was designed so that if you wanted a quick look into the Room Six environment you could see what it was like. There was no script as such for this filming as we had Victor just 'free roaming' although the map work was very clever. Filmed in week nine, term two, 2008 just before we have our mid year holidays (we will be not at school for two weeks). But don't worry due to the magic of technology, and the fact we have lessons 'banked' we will be posting regularly throughout the break. Mr Webb filmed the ending of this video as students were going. We'd also recommend as a class you try the site if you haven't already as we're really enjoying that at the moment! (Educational games!)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Rakau Stick Games

In this lesson Mereana from Room Six with the help of Sharma, Ngatokorima, Sidenna and Anna May teach you how to play Rakau, or a simple Maori stick game. This is the beginner lesson so its going to get a lot harder, but master this first! Filmed at School by Victor, with help from Solomone on Tuesday 1st July 2008. In this example the students are using wooden sticks (baton sized) but this activity also works well with magazines that are rolled up and taped with masking tape.