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TERM 2 Enrichment Classes Round 1

Students will be choosing their whakareinga from Wednesday 18 May to Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Descriptions of the Whakareinga for Term 2 are listed below.

Here is the form for students to fill in. It will open on Wednesday 18 May.

Aerobics 2022 (Pre-selected)

Aerobics is a pre-selected whakareinga this year. Students who have signed up will have the opportunity to work in groups and learn a range of aerobics techniques and movement to choreograph their own routine. If they decide to take this further, there is a regional and national competition, in which they can be entered. (Miss Carroll and Mrs. Hapeta)

And . . . Scene!

If you love being dramatic, putting on a show or think you’re the next Jennifer Lawrence or Brad Pitt, come and join And…Scene! We will be playing drama games, learning about different drama conventions and putting on short scripted scenes!  A great way to enhance your confidence and get involved with the theatre process.(Miss Mollison)

Architectural Design

Have you got a flair for architectural design? Would you like to design and construct a model of your dream house? In this enrichment, you will learn about architectural design, computer-aided design, and how to construct your models using the laser cutter and 3D printers to make high-quality products. Be prepared to be focused and work hard. We are aiming high for this one!!! (Mr. Bailey)

Basketball Academy

Do you want to improve in your favourite sport of Basketball? Well come give it a go – all skill levels welcome. We will look at what is required to become the best you can be, work on your game through skills and drills, and play mini-games and tournaments. (Mr. Mansfield)

Beginner Spanish

¡Hola! ¿Comó estas? Do you want to be able to speak a different language? Travel to different parts of the world? Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In this whakareinga we will explore some beginning Spanish through games and activities. (Whaea Harriet)

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – you have just broken your fast.

Come and learn the why, the how and the what about breakfasts.

You will learn about nutrition, plan and make some breakfasts, and experience using different ingredients and equipment. (Mrs. Dowman)

Crafty Robots

Do you enjoy programming the mBot’s and the agent in Minecraft? Would you like to collaborate and compete with students from another school? This whakareinga is for programmers of all abilities. Beginner? No worries. Experienced veteran? Sweet as. There will be something for everyone across the Minecraft and mBot cinematic universes. (Mr. Boekhorst)

Dance Through the Decades

Do you have dancing feet? A creative streak and a love of a d-floor? Then this is the whakareinga for you! This time round we will be looking at dance styles through the eras. Think charleston, rock ‘n’ roll, moonwalks, or breakdancing… We will start off finding out a little more about the different styles and then launch into creating our own short dance routines! (Mrs. Howie-Price & Miss Westlake)

Exploring Popular Music

Exploring Popular Music is a magical mystery tour of the music that has made the world tick for the last 50+ years. This is a celebration of music! In this course you will learn all about the bands and artists that have influenced the music that you know and love! If you are a music appreciator then this should definitely be for you! It will help you connect with the music that drives you and you will learn about history along the way! (Mr. Martin & Matua Tadhg)

French for Beginners

Bonjour mes amis! Do you want to know more than just ‘hello’ in French? Do you hope to travel the world one day and be able to have a conversation in another language? French for Beginners is the whakareinga for you! (Miss Edge & Miss Allan)

Improv Drama

What do Key & Peele, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, and countless other amazing comedy actors have in common? They all got their start doing improv! Come and learn the art of improvised comedy by playing theatresports games. Learn to think on your feet, create characters and build scenes without the safety net of a script. (Mrs. L-P)

Make a Korowai (Cloak)

For Māori the concept of mana is given to particular objects. The korowai has mana because of who made it, who wore it, where it was worn and its purpose. In this whakareinga you will collaborate to make a korowai using a variety of media. (Whaea Bridget)

Māori Sports and Games

You will have a rare opportunity to learn and play a range of exciting sports and games that are heaps of fun and unique to Aotearoa. (Mr. Porteous & Mr. Steele)

Netball Umpiring

If you watch Pulse games and wonder how umpires control such tight matches, this could be your starting place. Join us to learn the basic techniques and rules of umpiring. This could be the start of a real passion for you. You will need a whistle but Ms. H will talk to you about this so don’t buy one before we start. (Ms. Herbert)


A popular practice that has left a particularly extensive paper trail across the globe is origami, the art of paper folding. Come join me on a journey of discovery of this ancient Japanese pastime. (Mr. Wright)

Podcasting 101

Each week during Whakareigna we will transform the Studio Space into a Podcasting space. Learn to craft segments, find your radio voice and build your editing skills week to week! (C J)

Point and Shoot

I enjoy taking photos of most things and finding the best shot. In this series of classes we will be doing photography and the techniques to help improve your shot, and creative eye. Come along and have a go. It’s a great way to show artistry and creativity. (Mr. Hawea)

Rāroa Rugby High Performance Squad

Do you want to improve in your favourite sport of Rugby? Well come give it a go – all skill levels welcome. We will target tackle techniques, fitness, what it is like to be a pro footy player and play the beautiful game! You will need to have a mouth guard and boots (optional). (Matua Jacob & Mr Morris)

Science Mad or Mad Scientists

Have you ever wanted to mix chemicals and make horrible smells? Or work out how to drop eggs from a great height without them breaking? If you love experimenting and science, come and join Mr. Mac and Mrs. Collins in the science lab. Lots of cool fun to be had while learning. (Mr. Mac & Mrs. Collins)

Task Master

Each day will provide a new wero (challenge), which you will do with a collaborative group. We will be working on our problem-solving skills, our critical thinking skills, and our collaboration skills. By the end of the term, you will be creating your own wero for other groups to solve. (Miss McKenzie & Mrs. Temple)

The Knack of Knitting

Are you creative and clever with your hands? Do you love to make things and decorate your room? Have you ever heard of yarn bombing? Join this whakareinga and learn to knit, or develop your existing knitting skills, make crafts and toys and exercise your brain at the same time! (Ms. Forrest & Mrs. Dobie)

The Micro and Macro World 

There is a tiny world around you and inside you, to which you are an absolute giant. And an enormous universe around you, to which you are a tiny speck of dust. Doing experiments and investigations and using tools like microscopes and telescopes, come explore the world of the very big and the very small! (Mr. Boucher)


Toiere in Te Reo means to sing. Come along and have some fun singing contemporary music in Te Reo! Artists covered will be Bene, Bob Marley, Earth Wind and Fire and others. While you’re at it you’ll get to improve your knowledge and pronunciation of Te Reo. Ka mau te wehi!/ Awesome! (Miss Fa’alogo)

Ukulele for Beginners

Always wanted to learn a new instrument but never got around to it? Ukulele could be the perfect starting place for you! Come and learn how to play the ukulele and some beginning chords to a song. You can bring your own ukulele but it is not compulsory. Please note that this is a beginners group so we will be starting from scratch. (Miss Mark)