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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Author Visit - Apirana Taylor - Monday 14 September

Apirana Taylor is a well-known Māori poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, musician and storyteller. He has been widely published, both nationally and internationally reciting his poetry and performing his written stories for young and old.. Apirana mainly writes his own stories that come from his Māori culture. As well, he tells traditional Māori myths.
As a storyteller, Apirana tells his stories in English and Te Reo. He uses dance and movement as part of his story-telling techniques, and frequently plays his own music to accompany his stories. He plays the guitar and an assortment or traditional Māori nose flutes, the clarinet, the blues harp and a variety of percussion instruments. Tricks with his flute add old-world magic to the atmosphere of his stories.
He has held writers’ residencies at Massey and Canterbury Universities. A selection of his poetry was recently published in the anthology A Treasury of New Zealand Poems for Children, published by Random House. His stories for children are frequently broadcast on Radio New Zealand.

We are so lucky he is coming to visit Victory Primary School - thanks to Storylines! Photos to come!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Book of the Week

This amazingingly HUGE Marvel book was donated to the library by one of our Teacher Aides - Cathryn Hayes. Thanks Cathryn! It's going to be a very popular book. We will keep it as a reference book initially so all the Ākonga have a chance to look at it.

Paper Craft!!

Every Tuesday we have a very busy library with Pauline Neale coming in to teach papercraft. The students love learning something new and taking a little bit of art home with them.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kia Toa in the library

We made a Kia Toa video in the library. Enjoy the special effects towards the end!

Our first post for 2016

Welcome back to the library blog. We are happy to be back online! Our Matariki display brightened up the library.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Pukapuka of the week - One minute's silence


In one minute of silence you can imagine sprinting up the beach in Gallipoli in 1915 with the fierce fighting Diggers, but can you imagine standing beside the brave battling Turks as they defended their homeland from the cliffs above...

In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you...

In One Minute's Silence, you are the story, and the story is yours - to imagine, remember and honour the brothers in arms on both sides of the conflict, heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives.

A moving and powerful reflection on the meaning of ANZAC Day.
Allen and