Room 1 Classroom Ambassador Last week the class had the honour to see Reneeta Masilagi presented with her classroom ambassador badge at the whole school assembly. She was voted by the class as a student who is respectful, kind, caring and who cares about the class and their well being. As a leader Reneeta has a good work ethic and she believes that as a leader she must also be a very effective learner who strives for success. Congratulations Reneeta Masilagi I know you will be an amazing classroom ambassador. https://youtu.be/VlreRZzqX1k
"SIPAIO" As the Room 1 teacher, I am extremely proud of the commitment and respect of the students in Room 1. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning about my Niuean culture. This week the class had learnt how to sing a song that every Niuean child learns when they are young. "Sipaio" is a fun vibrant song that translates to the movement of ones body when singing this vibrant song. https://youtu.be/ZL7ig8fba1A Please visit this link and listen to the beautiful voices of Room 1.
As a fun way to introduce the Niuean language to the class I decided to teach Room 1 two Niuean games that children play at the Niuean village sports day. Game one is a skiing game where the students are dragged across the grass while holding onto a long stick. The idea is to balance and stay on the coconut tusk with out falling.
The second game is a game just like javelin where the students must throw a stick called a "Sika" as far as they possibly can. The winner is the thrower who has thrown the "Sika" furtherest.