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Sunday, 23 July 2017

TE ORO HŌTOKE PROGRAMME- Winter Worksops

WINTER WORKSHOPS
HŌTOKE PROGRAMME
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 info@teoro.org.nz
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VISUAL ARTS 
Collage & Printmaking
Mother & Daughter Digital Storytelling

DANCE
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

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

PERFORMING ARTS 
Spoken Word  with Ken Arkind from Action Education
DIGITAL MEDIA 
Tāmaki Media Club with Tyrone Tangata-Makiri

TO BE CONFIRMED
Jazz and Musical Theatre  (7 - 13 Years)

Te Oro Events
26 July - 3 Aug
Cook Island Language and Art Week
(Free)
The week is a chance for all New Zealanders to celebrate the Cook Island culture and language. Come celebrate with Te Oro and our hosts East Cook Island Community Group and Auckland Museum .

Mon 31 July 4pm – 7.30pm
Opening concert
Tues 1 August 11.30am – 2pm 
Costume (hats, necklaces)
 Wed 2 August 11.30am – 2pm 
Ei (Flower garment) making
 Thurs 3 August 11.30am – 2pm
Painting
 Sat 5 August 10pm - 2pm
Closing Showcase and Workshops with Auckland Museum
Vaane and Mama Mii in the Tivaevae Showcase for Cook Island Language and Art week 2016
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We look forward to seeing you at Te Oro very soon.

Nāku noa nā
Te Oro Team.
 
Location
Te Oro
98 Line Road
Glen Innes
Contact
www.teoro.org.nz
info@teoro.org.nz
facebook.com/teoro
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!
  

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Clay Club!

PES CLAY CLUB!
An awesome aspect of the Maker Space are the projects that students suggest. Some we can do, some we can't, and some we keep stored away for a better time.   

The first ever Clay Club session (Check out the Manu Tukutuku kites in the background!)  

The Clay Club is an awesome example of students who thought of a great idea, and kept persisting until it happened. This club has started with 20kgs of clay, a positive attitude and plenty of creativity.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

LED Light Kites. Circuit building

Team 3 have started making the parallel circuits we need to attach our batteries and LED lights to. 



We are very careful cutting and gluing the aluminium foil to the frames. Room 13 worked so well on Tuesday that they have already begun to attach the copper tape to the circuits!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Manu Taratahi Kite- First Steps

 The classes in Team 2 are making Manu Taratahi  for Matariki.

 Room 25 first peeled the layers off  the toetoe stalks to make as thin and light as possible. We then arranged them, ready to lash them together.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Te Oro Technicians

Room 24 Manu Taratahi kite brainstorm

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I was lucky today to visit Room 24 for an hour where we started our design brainstorm for materials and methods to make our Manu Taratahi kites for Matariki. I am curious about what we will experiment with and change to build and improve our kites.
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Monday, 1 May 2017

LED Light Matariki Kite Prototype

Safety First with Matariki Kite Materials!

SAFETY FIRST!
When cutting native toetoe or the South American weed pampas for Matariki kites be careful!
Toetoe and pampas are types of cutty grass, the leaves of these plants are very sharp. Use garden loppers if you can and always use gloves...

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Parallel Circuits at Gribblehirst Community Hub

In my last post I wrote about electrical polarity while learning how to build circuits. However only one LED light was working on my prototype kite frame.
Today I went to the Maker Space at Gribblehirst Community Hub to ask for  some advice. I met lots of makers! They explained I had made a series circuit. The first LED light was using all the power and not sharing it with the other lights. I was glad I had asked for help and that people were so keen to share their knowledge!


Ted explained that I needed to build PARALLEL CIRCUITS like my first try on the black felt. He also gave me advice about different batteries and other conductive metals like aluminium foil team 3  could use to make our Matariki kites.

Ted had some awesome Matariki ideas! He even suggested using special magnets to help attach the battery to the circuit! I drew diagrams and wrote down lots of notes.

 
It's always good to look for advice and work with others when you come across a problem. I am even more excited about building sparkling LED Matariki kites in term 2.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Learning about circuits and LED lights for Matariki...

In the Holidays I visited the Maker Spaces at the TAP lab in Te Atatu and the Gribblehirst Community Hub in Sandringham. I'm meeting a lot of makers in Auckland and most importantly... learning!

I never learnt how circuits worked when I was younger. Last week with good teaching, advice from the makers and experimenting with conductive metals (copper tape and aluminium foil), I made the a circuit above for LED lights last week. 

After finishing the circuit on the black felt, I followed the same rules of electrical polarity on my prototype Matariki kite corflute frame but only one light was working....

Keep an eye out for more electrical kites from Team 3 this term!

Te Oro Ngahuru Winter Workshops & Events

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WINTER WORKSHOPS
NGAHURU PROGRAMME
is now open for registrations
8 May - 1 July 2017
The Te Oro: Ngahuru 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 info@teoro.org.nz
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VISUAL ARTS 
Experimental Art Lab  with Han Nae Kim

DANCE
B Boy & B Girl Jam  with Taups Toki

Jazz and Musical Theatre  with Piki Te Ora Maihi (7 - 9 Years) & (10 - 13 Years)

Hip Hop  with Piki Te Ora Maihi (7 - 9 Years) &  (10 - 13 Years)

MUSIC
Drum Lessons  with Swap Gomez
Keyboard Lessons  with Connor McAneny
Jam School with Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa
Studio School with Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa

PERFORMING ARTS 
Circus Training  with Le Cirque De JP
Spoken Word  with Ken Arkind from Action Education

DIGITAL MEDIA 
Tāmaki Media Club with Tyrone Tangata-Makiri
Photo taken from Jazz class with Piki Te Ora Mahi
EVENTS
Te Oro Events
UP & COMING
11th and 12th May
Shot Bro
(Koha entry - Theatre Production)
From multiple award-winning actor, writer, Rob Mokaraka, using his utility belt of tools like stand-up comedy, expert dance moves, mime and puppetry, Rob unfolds his depression in an entertaining yet insightful way, shining the light on a traumatic event - you will hear why he ended up being Shot Bro.
Shot Bro - Confessions of a Depressed Bullet (Thurs)
Shot Bro - Confessions of a Depressed Bullet (Fri)

13th May
Te Oro Birthday
(Free)
We've been open 2 years and it's time to celebrate!
We are throwing open the doors and showcasing the talent of our wonderful students, their artist tutors and the community.
Te Oro 2nd Birthday

26 May - 3 June
Samoan Language and Art Week
(Free)
The week is a chance for all New Zealanders to celebrate the Samoan culture and language. Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is also a time to focus on encouraging more people to use and learn Gagana Samoa
The Orator : Movie Screening (1 June, 4 pm - 6 pm)
Three Wise Cousins Movie Screening

26 May - 4 June
Youth Week
(Free or low cost - more events to be confirmed)
Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people.
Eastweek: GLOW Dance Party
Eastweek: Movie Screening of Moana

1st - 8th July 
Matariki Light Trail
(Free or Low Cost)
For one week, take a magical journey along a flax lined pathway among thousands of twinkling fairy lights. Local performers will share their talent and the final night will include a community concert with a spectacular fireworks display.
Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail

Join our database via the website to be the first to get notifications, and hear about Te Oro news.

We look forward to seeing you at Te Oro very soon.

Naku noa na
Te Oro Team.
 
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Te Oro School Holiday Programme

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
Autumn Break Programme is now open
18 - 29 April 2017
The Te Oro Autumn Break Programme will go live on our website as of midnight tonight. We are taking registrations online via the website or at the reception at Te Oro as of tomorrow morning.

For more information on the new season's programme visit our website. There is something for everyone.

If you would like a copy of our programme, please send an email to info@teoro.org.nz
Join our database via the website to be the first to get notifications, and hear about Te Oro news.

We look forward to seeing you at Te Oro very soon.

Naku noa na
Te Oro Team.
Location                                                                                                             Contact
Te Oro                                                                                                 www.teoro.org.nz
98 Line Road                                                                                     info@teoro.org.nz
Glen Innes                                                                                      facebook.com/teoro

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Te Taiao o Tamaki at Te Oro

We are very proud of our Maker Space work that we shared with our Glen Innes community at Te Oro. We saw some amazing work from the other Manaiakalani schools which inspired us for future projects.
Te Taiao o Tamaki Exhibition Highlights 2017 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.
Look out for Team 4's Bird Feeders, Team 1's Bollywood Pukeko, Tui and Eels! You can also see Team 3's Weta Hotels, and Team 2' s Eels looking out from our Omaru Awa hanging tapestry that all the teams helped to sew and construct.

Friday, 31 March 2017

The River Talks 2017 PNN footage



videoThe River Talks this year with schools from all around the Glenn Innes area. We explained how the Maker Space was making Weta hotels to help with our kōrero of  Kaitiakitanga i ngā wā katoa

We enjoyed hearing about other schools' projects to help the Omaru creek and loved the music from Tonga, The Cook Islands and Aotearoa.

Monday, 13 March 2017

White Night: East. Auckland Arts Festival - Mural Tour & Te Oro Performance



           

BRADLEY LANE ILLUMINATED 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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98 Line Road, Glen Innes

An exciting, illuminated tour of the Bradley Lane outdoor murals by leading NZ artists, with live entertainment that will surprise you. Don’t forget to bring a torch.
TE ORO PROJECTION AND PERFORMANCE
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Te Oro  
When darkness falls see Te Oro become the site for a projection by Tom Bogdanowicz that references local graffiti artists both past and present.

Whānui: He Korowai Hāpori (Our Community Korowai)

Saturday March 18,  1 PM, 
29 Fenchurch St

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The River Talks

A highlight from Wednesday's presentation at the Omaru River. 
This performer came from Tonga with two others. She and another woman sang from the trees while a man sang at the bottom of the tree playing a beautiful sounding drum and guitar.

 We look forward to visiting and sharing our Weta Hotels again tomorrow!

Maker Space at 'The River Talks'

We have been making wētā hotels in the Maker Space to help the native insects in Pt England Reserve. Keep a look out for them next Wednesday and Thursday at this event:


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Auckland Arts Festival starts next week!

1 MARCH 2017
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Festival opens next Wednesday!
DISCOVER Dance / Music / Circus / Theatre / Visual Arts / Festival Club / Family / Free

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Waiheke Sculpture Trail

Last week a group from Team Five had the opportunity to take the ferry to visit the Headland Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke Island.

Thanks so much to our wonderful guide, Charlotte who invited us to the island, led  us through the hills and helped us explore the amazing sculptures. 


Waiheke Art trip MS group 2017 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Applications for Team Four 3D Printing Team are open!

Kia ora Team Four  

Welcome back to school!
Our 3D Printing  Extension group was awesome last year! We designed and printed fantastic  work while learning heaps about how to use the software and the printer.  This year we will keep learning, printing and sharing.
The first twelve people who email me with reasons they want to be part of the 3D Team this year will get to join the 2017 team. Tell me your ideas, any experience and why you want to be part of the team.

Send me your emails or pay me a visit by Friday February 24!   

I look forward to hearing from you...