Friday, 28 July 2017

Geodesic Domes all over the world!

This term our  year 5 and 6 students in Team 4 are making geodesic domes. Here's a slideshow of some geodesic domes that have been made across the our world and designed for other worlds.


Sunday, 23 July 2017


is now open for registrations
24 July - 23 Sept 2017
The Te Oro: Hōtoke Programme is live on our website. Check out this exciting line up of workshops for Winter 2017. We are taking registrations online via the website or at the reception at Te Oro.

If you would like a copy of our programme, please send an email to

Collage & Printmaking
Mother & Daughter Digital Storytelling

B Boy & B Girl Jam  with Taups Toki
Hip Hop  with Piki Te Ora Maihi (7 - 9 Years) 
Hip Hop  with Piki Te Ora Maihi (10 - 13 Years)
Cook Island Dance

Drum Lessons  with Swap Gomez
Keyboard Lessons  with Connor McAneny
Music Workshop with Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa
Studio School with Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa

Spoken Word  with Ken Arkind from Action Education
Tāmaki Media Club with Tyrone Tangata-Makiri

Jazz and Musical Theatre  (7 - 13 Years)
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We look forward to seeing you at Te Oro very soon.

Nāku noa nā
Te Oro Team.
Te Oro
98 Line Road
Glen Innes
09 890 8560

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Ko Te Awa Ahau: Matariki Tree Planting for the Omaru river

Today a group of Year 7 and 8 students joined schools across Glen Innes to plant trees to celebrate Matariki and help protect the Omaru creek.

 We were welcomed on to Paddington Reserve by Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Puau Te Moananui a Kiwa and Madave. Auckland Council experts taught us how to plant trees correctly.

Along with the other schools we planted 500 trees in under two hours! 

If you want to help out and plant trees for Matariki, there are more opportunities in the next month during the weekends: 

Monday, 19 June 2017

LED light Matariki kites!

Check out our glowing LED night kites! Do you think they will fly???

Monday, 22 May 2017

NEWS FLASH!!! Team 3 have connected their first LED light!

Today Rangimaria,Troy, Angelica and Teingoa from Room 14  completed building their first electrical circuit and lit up the first battery powered LED light on team 3's Matariki kites.  

First the electrical current ran from the positive + side of the battery into the copper tape. Then the copper tape let the aluminium circuit carry the electricity into the LED, lighting it up! 

The electricity carried on through to the other side of the circuit, running back up the negative aluminium and copper lines. The circuit was finally completed by the copper tape sticking onto the negative - side of the battery.  

It didn't work the first time, however we realised we weren't holding the lights hard enough to the aluminium. When we stuck them down strongly with copper tape the light was shining brightly.

We look forward to creating more lights for our kites!