Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tamaki Int - Boys Maori Haka 2

It goes without saying that students are very excited about the big cultural festival that is taking place this Friday. In our continuing series of highlights leading up to the big event this is the work in progress that is the Achilles Boys Haka. Achilles House were the runners up in last years competition and will be looking for their boys to lead them again this year. Each house has five acts that make up their entire performance that need to cover all of the cultures of the school and Maori culture is compulsory. We've already posted a varitey of Maori Haka's online and this is another example. Calliope who are the fourth house are the only house that are performing 'Ka Mate' which is the traditional All Black Haka and the one that people seem to be most aware of. Filmed by Victor on Friday 29th November 2008 at Tamaki Intermediate School.

Tamaki Int - Cultural Festival 2008

There's a lot happening this week at school. Monday to Wednesday the Y7 students have their EOTC week of activities (Education Outside the Classroom) The rest of the week is dominated by a huge event, probably the most important event of 2008 for our school. Its the massive -


As you know if you are regular visitor to this site students are divided up into one of four houses for competition - Orpheus (Blue), Leander (Green), Achilles (Yellow) and Calliope (Red). The students compete in a cultural competition at the end of each year. Each house has to perform five acts that represent the cultures of students of our school. The competition has been building with two houses dominating the past few years of competition with Orpheus winning in 2004 and 2006 and Leander winning in 2005 and 2007. Competition will be fierce as the students are incredibly proud of the competition. The schedule for the competition is as follows:
  • Wednesday 3rd December - Dress Rehearsal 1:30pm in the Hall.
  • Thursday 4th December - Contributing Schools Performance
These are the final two rehearsals for the Houses and their students this is followed by the final show which takes place on

Friday 5th December in our School Hall at 11:30am.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tamaki Int - Tongan/Samoan War Dance

This is another tamakitoday excluisve. As you all know next week we have probably the biggest single event of the year, the students Haka/Waiata Cultural Festival! This footage is the Orpheus House Boys combination Tongan War Dance/Samoan Slap Dance. This is only a work in practise but by seeing this you'll get a good idea about the finished version next week! Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School on Friday 28th November 2008 by Miss Samson.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tamaki Int - Girls League Tag Finals

On Wednesday 26th November 2008 the Girls League Tag team travelled to Cornwall Park to compete in the Interzone Girls Tag Finals - which consisted of the top eight Auckland Girls League Tag teams. Our first game was against Glen Eden Intermediate, it was a close game but we were very happy to win 4-3. Our second game was against Kedgley Intermediate. It was a hard game and we lost 2-7. Our last pool game was against Northcross Intermediate. It was a very close game as we were leading 3-1 with not long remaining. They scored twice near the end to draw the game 3-3 which just edged us out of the semi-finals. We did enough to qualify for the plate finals and had to play Weymouth Intermediate. We didn't put our best effort in to the last game for the season and we lost 2-6. The Girls were very proud to be the only East Auckland Qualifiers for the Finals, and came 6th in all of Auckland. Report by Cecilia. Camera work on the day by Maggie and Gaifo. The tries in these highlights were scored by Valeria and Katrina.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tamaki Int - How to Make a Hangi

How to make a Hangi
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As part of our information sharing with other schools around the world our students are very excited to be helping Mr Toa's class at the American International School in Shanghai with their study of Maori people and Pacific people. Dakota and Mereana created this sideshow based upon a procedural piece of writing that gives you instructions about how to create a Hangi. There's also a podcast about this on KPETV!

Tamaki Int - Blog Check! Mr McClungs Blog

Most of you will be familiar with the outstanding work that is being produced by Mr C's class in Missouri, at Noel Elementary School. If you haven't been and visited this blog, and you have any spare time, you really need to check it out! Superb examples of ICT and a blog with a really great 'feel' to it. Mr C's class recently posted a link to Mr McClungs 6th Grade blog in his school and asked for visitors for a new blog that's started at his school. They have yet to have any traffic from our side of the world so if you wouldn't mind paying them a visit and get some New Zealand feedback to the site you can click on the link here. Im sure we can all remember when our blogs started about how thrilled students were to get feedback from far away, and what a 'buzz' it is to generate traffic quickly from when you start...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Drumming Show Highlights 2

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tamaki Int - Drumming Highlights

We had an awesome show at school on Monday when Dylan came and drummed. The students loved the performance and these are the highlights - filmed by Victor and John and edited by Victor.

Yesterday we had a drumming show in the Hall. The show was on Monday 24th November. Dylan is 18 years old. He started drumming when he was six! The show was amazing and cool. He has a website that you can check out at He had some great moves and was an amazing showman. If you get a chance you have to see this show!

Tamaki Int - Boys Maori Haka

This is a example of a Maori Boys Haka. This is one of the cultural items from our Haka Waiata festival which is taking place next week. This is Leander (the green house) and their Boys leading the Haka is Wiremu.

This haka is from the Tainui tribe in the Waikato region.

There are many haka's in New Zealand. Each tribe has their own.
Some are challenges to other people, whereas some describe inequalities and
concerns over issues in the world.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Maori Speech Winner 2008

This is Joseph's speech from the 2008 Whakokero finals. He was the winner of the competition and this is his speech. This was filmed by Victor on the day of the finals and he edited this as a final product. There are details on this blog relating to the structure and the Waiata sung in support of the speech at the end.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Week Seven

This week at Tamaki Intermediate School... next week we have our huge cultural festival so the students in the four houses are practising for the event every day this week just before lunch as well as after school practises and work. We also in addition to this have:
Monday - a drumming display in the Hall. Students have to bring a two dollar donation to witness this show. Wednesday - our School Athletics team travels to Ericisson Stadium to compete in the 2008 Eastern Zone Finals. The same day our Girls League Tag team have the Auckland Champion of Champions Finals at ARL HQ in Cornwall Park. This will be the last organised sport for our school for this year. Lastly our big announcement this week we start our Tamaki Idol 2008 Auditions. We are going to be filiming all the auditions and these will go online as 'live as possible' so that you can follow the entire process from start to finish! The juding the tears!, the talent... all will be posted here live on Tamakitoday! This will culminate in our big final talent show on the last day of School which will be recorded and posted in full.

This is now week seven of 2008 and school and all related activities will close in late December and not start again until February. We have just recored our 12,000 teachertube view and this in addition to our traffic at this blog and youtube views means that this site is well on track to reach the magic 20,000 figure before the end of the year.

Tamaki Int - Learn to Speak Fijian 6

This lesson presented by Moli and Lelani covers a number of high frequency Fijian words that you might need to know. Featured in this lesson are the following Fijian phrases/words:
  • Yes - Io
  • No - Sega
  • Hello - Bula
  • Goodbye - Moce
  • Good - Vinaka
  • Please - kerekere
  • Thank you - Vinaka vaka levu
  • Dog - Kuli
  • Nice Food - Vinaka Na kacava e kana
The words appear in Fijian and in English on screen for you to follow. Written and produced by Moli and Lelani and filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School by Zecillia from Room Six.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Haka

In two weeks time we have our huge cultural festival for our students. They are competing in their four houses against each other. Each house has five acts that are part of their performance. These highlights are of one of the four houses practising on Friday. Leander House won the 2007 competition and this is footage of their boys Haka, which is still a work in progress. Filmed by Victor at Tamaki Intermediate School on Friday 21st November 2008.

For some reason blogger wouldn't let me update this with a link, so I had to post this video again. This is the link here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Learn to Speak Fijian Lesson 5

This is another in our free online Fijian Lesson series. This lesson is counting from one to twenty. The lesson is hosted by Lelani and Moli. Each of the numbers from one to twenty will be spoken in English and then repeated in Fijian. We've also got the numbers on screen as well to help as a visual prompt. Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School on Thursday 20th November 2008.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tamaki Int - Learn to Speak Fijian 4

This is lesson four in our free online Fijian lesson series. In this lesson Moli and Lelani go over some common phrases saying them in English and then Fijian. Some of the later ones are very tricky so be warned! The text of what the students are saying will be onscreen, although you will need to listen carefully. Filmed at Tamaki Intermeidate School on Wednesday 19th November 2008. Filmed by Zecillia.

The key phrases that you need to be listening for in this video are:
  • Can you please pass me the book please?
  • Kereya na vola qori
  • What can I do to help?
  • Cava o yau rawa ni cakava me vukei iko kina
  • Can you help me with my work?
  • Iko rawa ni vukei au noqu kani vuli
  • Are you alright today ?
  • Iko bulabula vinaka tiko vacava tiko
  • How was your day today?
  • Vacava na nomu Siga ni ka?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tamaki Int - Miss Vailoa Interview

Miss Vailoa is the teacher in charge of the Cook Islands Group at School. This interview was conducted by Sabrina before Sabrina herself went to the Cook Islands for two weeks, Sabrina chatted with Miss Vailoa about the group, what it had done this year and a special event later in the week.

Tamki Int - Learn to Speak Maori Lesson 13

This is lesson 13 in our Learn to Speak Maori series. This lesson is presented by Sideana and Mikeala and introduces some greetings and questions that you can put to someone that you have met. Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate on Tuesday 18th November 2008.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Cook Island Dancing Instructions

This video is the first in a new series of Cook Island Instructional Dancing videos! Our School is very proud of our Cook Islands Group and their performances. This is the first video in the series explaining about the dance moves and how they are carried out.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Learn to Speak Samoan 23

Continuing our free online Samoan Language series of lessons. This is our new format - we're combing both 'Make me a Samoan' and 'Learn to Speak Samoan' into one! The focus of this lesson is revision - we've had lessons in the past about asking for materials and using your manners well this is the 'test' for you. As with all our online lessons you'll here a vocal prompt and the words will be on screen as you say it, repeat it along with the presenters! Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School on Monday 17th November 2008 by Sabrina. Written by Gaifo and presented by Gaifo and Sideana. The key phrases that you are dealing with are pass me ("au mai") and please ("famolemole".)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tamaki Intermediate - Week Six Preview

This week at Tamaki Intermediate School.
Starting Monday: Our Cook Island Group (if you don't know as we've mentioned this site is now top ten in the world for google searches related to it!) have a big performance this week at the Telstra Clear Center in Manukau City. At the same performance the APOPs group and the Choir will be also performing. This is a major undertaking for all of our school groups who start extensive rehearsals today and not only will we be filming the event we have special new video series related directly to this show! Stay tuned for exclusive footage of this amazing event!
Tuesday - Our Athletics team which are competing in the Eastern Zone Finals at Ericisson Stadium, the full team list will be released online here before anywhere else! Our Girls League tag team will also be hard in training for the Auckland Finals, which they managed by claiming the Runners Up spot at last weeks Central/Eastern Competition.

The Haka Waiata House Competition is only three short weeks away and all students are preparing for this compeditive cultural festival. In addition this week the first auditions are taking place for Tamaki Idol 2008. Again with everthing this site will have full exclusive footage before anywhere else.

Also due this week are the last in the series of Learn to Speak Samoan, Learn to Speak Tongan and Learn to Speak Fijian (which were all in the top ten google searches for worldwide! amazing!). Finally we've also now reached not only 11,500 teacher tube view, our 2,500 youtube view but this site should receive its 3,500 visitor at some point this week! That means our students work and related material has been viewed by 17,500 individuals since we starting broadcasting in March. We're very excited and hoping to reach 20,000 visitors before the site closes at the end of the year!

Tamaki Int. - Make Me a Samoan 2

Online Samoan Lesson. This is the second lesson in the new series. For those of you who witnessed lesson one you will know that Gaifo is teaching Sideana to talk Samoan as Sideana has a Samoan parent but dosen't speak any Samoan. This lesson focuses on the vowel sounds in Samoan, Gaifo made some cards and presents them to Sideana to ensure her pronounciation is correct! Filmed by Brooke at Tamaki Intermediate School on Friday 14th November 2008.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tamaki Intermediate -School Athletics

For Athletics at Tamaki Intermediate School students are categorised as Junior, Intermediate or Senior depending on their birthday at the1st of October. Students who are under 12 years and three months are Juniors, 12 years three months to twelve years and nine months are Intermediate and Seniors are those students who on the 1st October are aged 12.9 and over.

Long Jump our best Senior Girl was Katie who jumped 4.0 m. Curtis managed 4.3 m in the Senior Boys. Takawai won the Intermediate Boys with a leap of 4.2 m and this was bettered in the Junior Boys by his brother Patrick who leapt 4.5 m! Alison won the Junior Girls with 4.2 m.

Discus Senior Girl was won by Lesieli who threw 20.9 m. Vasini threw 25.9 m to win the Senior Boys, Ricky won the Intermediate Boys with a throw of 22.5 m, and the Intermediate Girls was won by Moli (yes, that Moli) with 19.4 m! Kathy won the Junior Girls Discus by throwing 20.7 m. However all these results were bettered by Samisoni in the Junior Boys who threw an impressive 28.0 m.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Backstage at Film Festival.

This is exclusive backstage footage shot during the EHSAS Presentation Day at Tamaki College.
Prior to the evening display Moli from Tamaki Intermediate took time to interview Mrs Dorothy Burte from Point England School who ran the event and also took some 'behind the scenes' footage. Filmed on the night - Thursday 13th November 2008.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Film Festival Sasa.

On Thursday 13th November 2008 our Maniakalani EHSAS Cluster had their huge movie day at Tamaki College. From 9:30am to 8:00pm at night students, teachers and the community were welcome to come and view the work being carried out. This is Tamakitoday's contribution called the International Sasa. Its' focussed on some of online tutorials and features Mr C's Class from the USA, Mister P's Class from England and Room 16 from Grey Lynn Primary School! Be sure to visit our cluster site at to see all the entries!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Whaikorero Highlights

This video filmed by Victor and Douglas is the highlights of the 2008 Tamaki Intermediate School Maori Speech Finals (Whaikorero). Each speech had to consist of a mihi (greeting) in Maori and a Waiata (Song) at the end. If you missed the judges verdict on the winner, or want to see the winner presented with their award then you need to view this video! Filmed at Tamaki Intermediate School on Wednesday 12th November 2008.

Tamaki Int. - League Tag Results

Today Tamaki Intermediate participated in the 2008 Eastern/Central League Tag Finals. Our Boys team managed a win against Kowhai Intermediate. They unfortunately found the going a little difficult from there on, and remained win less for the remainder of the competition. The Girls team started off by defeated Waiheke Island 5-0 and then defeated Farm Cove Intermediate 4-3 in a very close game. Our next pool game saw us taking on the form Girls School of 2008 Bucklands Beach Intermeidate (the defending 2007 Champions) who have dominated most competitions this year. The Girls were very nervous before this game, however Tamaki Intermeidate were able to score a considerable upset winning 4-0. Our last pool game was against Wesley Intermediate and a tense game ended in a 3-3 draw. There was a three way tie on points to determine the semi-finals ceedings and Tamaki Intermediate took top spot on goal difference. That put us in the Semi-Finals against Kowhai Intermediate. It was a game of two halves as in the first Cecelia (Tamaki's Captain and former Tamakitoday Basketball Correspondent) managed a hat trick of two point tries, Kowhai did score three times in the second half but all three tries were only single point efforts meaning Tamaki won 6-3. That put the Girls into the final where they took on the undefeated Royal Oak Intermediate. Royal Oak were able to claim a 4-0 win but Tamaki managed to qualify for the Interzone League Finals due to them claiming the runners up spot!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Tamaki Intermediate - Posting Reminders

Note to those of you who have been leaving comments on this site!

Thanks so much to all of you who post regularly on this site or leave comments for our students. If there's one thing that we could ask its that if you please leave a comment and a contact address that we can get back to you on! Its hugely important for the Room Six students to be able to comment back to you and we've had some brilliant comments lately, but don't forget to leave your classroom blog page so we can come back and visit!

Also we'd like to thank once again acknowledge those schools who've made contributions to our International Sasa for our big cluster event this week. If you aren't a regular visitor to Mr C's Classroom page in Noel, Missouri (and really you should be its superb) or a visitor to Mr P's Foxford School page then there's links to the work. We also must mention the amazing site that exists at Grey Lynn Primary School who contributed fantastic work, which was Room 16.

A final reminder that the end of the year for schooling in New Zealand is nearly upon us. School breaks for Summer at the end of week ten (and we're already at week five) and will start again in February.

Tamaki Int - School Athletics

This week at Tamaki Intermediate School...
Monday - we have School Athletics. This was originally scheduled to take place on Friday but was postponed due to the weather. Our School Athletics day consists of students in their four competitive houses trying to win points for the Athletics Shield. Students are categorised as either Junior, Intermediate or Senior depending on their age at 1st October [Junior Under 12, Intermediate between 12 to 12.9 and Senior 12.9 and over] all students compete in 100m, 200m Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump, Discus, Hurdles and [Plastic] Javelin. This event will be split into two seperate days starting with Monday and concluding this Friday.
There's no need to ask of course Tamakitoday will be fully there recording and releasing the results and whats more were also putting online our best times, score, heights, throws for you to compare yourselves against.

Wednesday - Our School sports teams have the final team event for 2008 when we compete in the Auckland Rugby League Eastern/Central League Tag tournament. There are a number of students turning out for the school for the final time. Both teams have four pool games against the likes of Kowhai Intermediate, Farm Cove Intermediate, Waiheke Island School and Wesley Intermediate. This will take place at Cornwall Park in Auckland. Footage will posted following the tournament.

Thursday - Our ESHAS Cluster have their big day at Tamaki College. During the day all of the local schools will be coming in for our viewing hour to see the work from Tamaki College, Tamaki Primary, St Pius X School, Glenbrae, Panmure Bridge, Point England and of course Tamaki Intermediate School. Each of the schools are coming for an hour to see our work and our movies, followed by all the teachers later and then in the evening its the parents chance to come and see our work! During the day Tamaki Intermediate presenters will be there! As part of our presentation we will be releasing our movie contribution to the show online here. We will be putting the movie online live from 10:30am on Thursday for you all to view. This is the culmination of the 'International Sasa' that we are so greatful that some of you have contributed to!

Friday - Athletics, the second day of our school Athletics competition. This will allow us to select our School Athletics team for the Eastern Zone Competition at Ericisson Stadium later this month.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Make Me a Samoan

This is the first in our new series of Online Samoan Videos.

Sidenna one of the students in Room Six has a Samoan parent but she's not sure about speaking Samoan... and is keen to learn, but who to teach her?!!??! but of course we have just the expert required for Make Me a Samoan as Gaifo will be working with Sidenna over the next few weeks to teacher her Samoan language.

There's a series of phrases spoken and then they are repeated by Gaifo but be warned were not putting this on screen you will have to listen carefully to the vocal leads!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tamaki Int. - School Athletics Part 1

Unfortunately we had to postpone Athletics on Friday due to the weather, we didn't have rain but we had significant showers that have caused us to go with the schools savings day this Monday. We will have full footage of the event and we'll be posting online the best results so you can compare yourself to Tamaki Intermediate Students!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tamaki Int. Y7 and R15 Blogs

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At Tamaki Intermediate we are very excited to round off the term with lots of more teachers involved in blogging. Most of you will know that the Y7 students have their own blog site called tamakitales! The slider above is some work that Miss Walley has been doing with her classroom. It was a nice touch that they were helped with their presentations by Sabrina, Moli and Victor who were sharing the skills that they've developed this year.

Not only that but now Room 15 have started blogging as well. Hopefully they can generate the sort of buzz created by blogs like Grey Lynn Primary School and Tanielu's blog from Point England School. Its fantastic to have these other sites producing work. Tomorrow we have a big event the School Athletics (Day 1). Weather permitting. One of the things that we will be doing this year is posting the best results online! We'll put down for instance the best throws in Shotput so you can compare yourselves to Tamaki Intermediate School! Of course we'll be taking footage both still digital images of the day and recording video footage for this blog! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tamaki Int. - Whaikorero Speech Contest

On the 5th of November at Tamaki Intermediate school there was the Y8 Whaikorero competition. Whaikorero means Maori Speech. All of the speeches had to have a proverb, and introduction in Maori and a Waiata (Song) to close. These are some selected highlights from this competition. Mikaela from Room Six was a representative and she wrote the following description about the experience.

My name is Mikaela I am Maori I competed in the whaiakorero speeches. There was six people who competed I think we all did really well. The Maori speech had to include a Whakatauki and an introduction on a speech. The Maori speech all up had to be three minutes long. It had to be followed by a Waiata. My song was:

Ma wai ra
E tau rima
te marae e waho nei
ma te tika
ma te pono
me te aroha e.

A few of the other songs that other contestants sang were NZ National Anthem, Te Aroha and He Honore .

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tamaki Int. - EHSAS 30 Seconds Advert!

Today in class our students were given 30 minutes to follow the literacy process and produce a 30 second advertisement to publicise the big ESHAS Cluster event next Thursday at Tamaki College. ESHAS (Extending High Standards Across Schools) is our cluster of Eight Schools which make up the Manaiakalani Cluster who are producing a movie night. Tickets are by gold coin donation and you can purchase a ticket from the local schools. Throughout the day of the 13th of November all of the local schools students are visiting the college to see our students work. This task was for students to brainstorm a 30 second advertisment for the show next week to publicise it. Students had seven minutes to brainstorm and plan, seven minutes to rehearse and then a five minute filming schedule. Start time in class 2:30pm. Fully finished by 2:52pm. Completed in twenty two minutes! Sorted! Filmed at School on Tuesday 4th November.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tamaki Int - APOPs Highlitghts

These are the highlights from the APOPs extension music group show at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday 31st October 2008. Sosaia will write a full report up to go with this video. Filmed by Evandah and Vincent.

On the 29th of October the APOPs people got a really great opportunity.We got to go to the Edge in the town hall in Auckland city. what we got to do was is on Wednesday the 29th we got to rehearse with the Philorama Orchestra and on the 30th of October we got to peform with them infront of lots of schools.The APOPs people got a dressing room with lights around them just like the movies I think what we got to do was a really good opportunity to sing with profesionals. Apops is a group of people who have extended in instruments.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tamaki Intermediate - Leander House Sasa

As you know all Tamaki Intermediate School students are divided up into four different houses for competition. The Haka Waiata Festival is the massive cultural festival that all students and the four houses compete in at the end of each year. This is top secret footage of the 2007 Haka Waiata House Winners Leander house practising thier Sasa for the mass group item. There are five preformances that each House must have for judging and the competition is only four weeks away! Can Leander win a third title in four years? Could Achilles improve on last years runners up position, and what of Calliope and Orpheus? Stay tuned...

Tamaki Intermediate - Week 4 Update

This week at Tamaki Intermediate School. Tuesday our Y7 students have this years Maori Speech Finals - the Waikorero competition in the hall. Wednesday our Y8 have the same competition. Choir is practising all this week for their big performances that are upcoming. Friday we have out Athletics Day for 2008 - the first half. Not only will we be recording the event here at Tamakitoday we'll also be recording selected times and distances (shot put, discus and high jump) so whereever you are you'll be able to compare yourself to the students of Tamaki Intermediate School.

Tamaki Intermediate - Year in Review Part 1

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These are some of the highlights of 2008 at Tamaki Intermediate School. How many highlights of the year and famous faces can you make in these pictures? Only six weeks to go and 2008 will be no more!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tamaki Int. - 3,000 Plus!

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Two weeks ago we celebrated our 2,500 visit, well things are progressing nicely here at Tamakitoday as we've just reached another milestone our 3,000 blog visit barely two weeks later. We're fast ending towards the end of the year. School in New Zealand has another six weeks to run before the end of the year as most schools finish around December 20th. We then break for Summer holidays and will return in February having roughly six weeks off.