SEPTEMBER – Tongan Fiefia Night

The end of Term 3 we had our Tongan Fiefia Night at Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate.  The children had been learning traditional dances taught by our tutor Mrs Fatai and performed exceptionally well [...]

By | 2017-06-30T15:41:38+12:00 9th November 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on SEPTEMBER – Tongan Fiefia Night

SEPTEMBER – Tongan Language Week

At the end of Term 3 we celebrated Tongan Language Week taking part in a range of school-wide activities.  We were blessed to have Reverend Tavake from the Tongan community open our week [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:05:13+13:00 8th November 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on SEPTEMBER – Tongan Language Week

AUGUST – KidsCan Mufti Day

KidsCan has been a HUGE BLESSING to our After School Programme, supplying healthy snacks for our children Monday to Wednesday. Every year they have a nationwide MUFTI DAY to raise much needed funds [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:05:41+13:00 7th November 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on AUGUST – KidsCan Mufti Day

JULY – Supa Showcase

  Our Mid Year SUPA showcase was held at The Mangere Arts Centre at the end of Term 2.  The children showcased pieces they had been learning and practicing during SUPA throughout Terms [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:06:17+13:00 3rd November 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on JULY – Supa Showcase

JULY – Art Exhibition

On Thursday 28th of July Rise UP Academy held their first Art Exhibition and auction.  The students were able to design and create a piece of artwork through the N.Z Curriculum Learning area ‘The Arts [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:06:27+13:00 3rd November 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on JULY – Art Exhibition

JUNE – US Under 20 Soccer Team

Room 4 and Room 6 had the privilege of being invited to watch the Under 19 women’s USA soccer team play against our Under 19 Women’s New Zealand Team at the North harbour [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:06:45+13:00 4th June 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on JUNE – US Under 20 Soccer Team

JUNE – Samoan Fiafia Night

  Our first Fiafia night for 2016 was an avenue to fund raise for our container classroom. Our children had been working vigorously for 8 weeks to prepare for this inaugural event. The [...]

By | 2017-03-21T11:19:25+13:00 3rd June 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on JUNE – Samoan Fiafia Night

JUNE – Samoan Language Week

This year we celebrated Samoan Language week with our students and embraced both the culture and language through integrated activities.  The theme ‘Efelelei manu ae ma’au I o latou ofaga’ ‘Birds migrate to [...]

By | 2017-03-21T11:19:13+13:00 1st June 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on JUNE – Samoan Language Week

APRIL – Twilight Food Festival

Over the past 7 – 8 weeks the children had been learning about Healthy eating and being a healthy citizen. The teachers and students talked about how some children were still bringing unhealthy [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:07:34+13:00 1st April 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on APRIL – Twilight Food Festival

MARCH – Otahuhu Pools

At the beginning of Term one the students at Rise Up Academy were able to participate in an E.O.T.C event at the ‘Otahuhu and Leisure Centre Pools’.  The purpose for a school-wide trip [...]

By | 2017-02-28T13:07:42+13:00 1st March 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on MARCH – Otahuhu Pools
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