This week at Tamaki Intermediate we've a number of features: Wednesday the Science Fair goes ahead in the School Hall, the Science Fair is also available to visitors in the evening from 4pm-6pm. This is also the final week at school before we have the AIMS 2008 National Sports tournament. The team has their final training runs this week, before leaving for Tauranga on Sunday. All next week we will be posting live from the event as the team attempts to better last years fourth place. Each night after competition we will be posting footage and results online so this is literally one of the best places to keep up to date with information. The team is a little nervous as the tournament date finally approaches after well over a years preparation. By this time next week the team will be in transit to the tournament!
Wednesday evening the students who have been on the Cook Islands Trip return, they're expected back on School Thursday (and we've been excited to see the traffic that's been coming on this site from the Cook Islands while they've been there!). We're expecting that Miss Valoa, Miss Whalley and everyone brings backs plenty of photographs, videos and material for us to post online, which we will do as soon as it becomes available.
Our 'views' on teacher tube has now moved over 7,000 and another thousand or so viewers watch every week and a half or so. We're all very proud of these figures and the numbers that our students have achieved. A special occassion was reached at the end of last week when 'Learn to Speak Samoan 2' went over 1,000 views! In all our Samoan Language tutorials is heading towards 3,000 views which is fantastic for the students! Mr Webb even went out of his way and made a cake for the students involved (yes really...)
Finally this week I'd like to acknowledge the efforts of the Waikato Air New Zealand Cup team who have struggled so far this season! Im sure there's a lesson in there for the students about not giving up, keeping on putting the effort in and getting results in the end. What a mighty victory on Saturday night as the team now races for the quarter finals!