Friday, May 22, 2009

Our First Post

This is our school. Our school's name is "The Gardens School." It is in Manurewa which is a suburb of Auckland city.

This is our school logo. It stands for the koru which is Maori for the fern frond - the growing part of a fern plant. It is a very important New Zealand symbol. Our school motto is "Growing New Horizons."

This is the place where we do technology. We learn food skills, sewing skills, woodwork skills, art skills and computer skills. This term we are making box cars (go - karts) for a box car derby (race competition). Poutama is a Maori word. It means "steps of learning".

To pronounce Maori words - use the same vowel sounds as you do in Spanish.