Pānui ā Kura – 12 February 2016

Tihewa mauri ora. Tuatahi, me tuku moemiti ki tō tātou Matua Nui i te Rangi, nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua, ki ngā tini mate o te wa haere, haere, haere atu i runga o te rangimarea. Ka huri ngā mihi tino aroha kia koutou e ngā mātua, i tatū mai i runga i tō mātau pōwhiri, mai i o koutou maunga, o koutou marae, o koutou whānau ki te tautoko i te kaupapa o Te Kāpehu Whetū. Ara tū ki te marae, tū ki te ao. Ki te whakahoki mai i o tātau ake mātauranga i raro i te tino rangatiratanga i whakatakotongia mai e o tātau tupuna i te 28 o Oketopa 1835 i whakaingoatia ai te 28th Māori Battalion e Harding Leaf i te pakanga tuarua o te ao. Oti rā e kore e mutu ngā mihi kia koutou e whakarangatira nei i a mātau, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, ka huri.

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Pānui ā Kura – 5 February 2016

Tū ki te marae, tū ki te ao, tihewa mauri ora. Tēna tātou e te whānau, tuatahi, me mihi ki tō tātou matua nui i te rangi, nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua, ki ngā mate hohua o te wā, haere. Haere ki pae maumahara, haere ki te kainga tūturu mō tāua te tangata. Mate atu he tete kura, ko rātou tēna i okioki ai. Ara ake he tete kura, ka hoki tēnei ki ngā kanohi ora, koutou rā e te whānau, tēna koutou.

This week’s pānui for your information.

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TKW to launch primary school

Pānui ā Kura – 28 January 2016

Tū ki te marae, tū ki te ao, tihewa mauri ora. Tēna tātou e te whānau, tuatahi, me mihi ki tō tātou matua nui i te rangi, nāna nei ngā mea katoa. Tuarua, ki ngā mate hohua o te wā, haere. Haere ki pae maumahara, haere ki te kainga tūturu mō tāua te tangata. Mate atu he tete kura, ko rātou tēna i okioki ai. Ara ake he tete kura, ka hoki tēnei ki ngā kanohi ora, koutou rā e te whānau, tēna koutou, ngā mihi o te tau hou me ngā manaakitanga o te runga rawa kei runga i a tātou katoa. Nō reira, mauri ora ki a tātou.

We are in full swing and looking forward to the start of the year. Below are key dates and key events happening over the first few weeks of term 1. Please take time to read and note dates:

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Important Dates for Term 1, 2016

Tēnā koutou e te whānau o te kura o Te Kāpehu Whetū.

Ngā mihi o te tau hou kia koutou.

Welcome to 2016. Already our school calendar is looking very full for the first term and we’re looking forward to receiving nga ākonga charged and ready to go.

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Chicago Haerenga 2015

During October a group of students and staff from Te Kapehu Whetu held a successful cultural and educational exchange with Oak Park and River Forest High School in Chicago. The exchange was an opportunity for students to see and appreciate first hand one of the largest economies in the world, participate in school life in another country and gain a global perspective on New Zealand’s position in the world. This video is a highlights package from that trip that also includes a visit to Ross School in New York, and stopping off in Washington DC and Los Angeles.

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Baseball: Northland talent steps up in class

Several aspiring Northland baseballers are making their mark at national level, and a surge of youth interest in the sport could lead to more players joining them.

Aotea Parata, Tahu Tawhiwhirangi [Te Kāpehu Whetū students] and Xander King have continued soaring in the sport and, with the backing of Baseball Northland, will play for North Shore to further their progression.

Despite a lingering threat of losing them to other regions, Northland Baseball president Edward Irving is confident the boys will bring back what they have learned to Northland’s under-13 and secondary school representative teams.

“Our ultimate goal is to have strong under-15s and under-18s teams that we take to Auckland to play in their competition and, hopefully, take the title in two to three years.

“We have had two players get into the New Zealand Under-16 representative team and Aotea Parata made the cut to travel to South America,” he said.

“Our failure unfortunately is always funding and player depth … we will be pushing for a smart business owner to see value in potentially having three NZ rep players under their business brand in 2016.”

Irving said it was often hard to get players ahead of other sporting codes.

“I see this amazing depth from 12-16 years of age that would be great at baseball but they get grabbed by touch [rugby], but this season I will just need to get to them a bit quicker than Te Tai Tokerau Touch’s Joe Rau.”

Northland Baseball is looking to take the sport back to the schools, with a proposed intermediate and high school tournament to end with two trial teams selected to make a team of 12 players to travel to the New Zealand Nationals in April, 2016.

The season starts this week for all primary school age groups and then into intermediate schools in term four. To enquire with Northland Baseball, contact 021 189 0098.

 

Originally published in the Northern Advocate, November 4, 2015
Photo: Tahu Tawhiwhirangi (left) and Aotea Parata will play for North Shore. (Supplied)

Rangatahi Inc Launch Dinner

On August 28 this year, a bold new initiative called Rangatahi Inc was launched at Whangarei’s Toll Stadium. Rangatahi Inc is a collaborative initiative designed to unlock rangatahi entrepreneurship in Tai Tokerau. This video captures some of the highlights from the evening including the first product launch as a result of Rangatahi Inc – Inc Me, a high quality smart phone case with a QR code that contains a company or individual’s contact details.

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Māori youth learn tricks of the trade

See video here. Originally presented on Te Kaea, by Dean Nathan

Developing the economic growth and success of Māori youth was the purpose of last night’s (August 29) business launch in Whāngarei. The project aims to focus on knowledge and opportunity gaps that hinder the progress of Māori youth.

Business leaders and politicians alike came together to support the launch of Rangatahi Inc.

Inspired youth Lewis Paul is passionate about the project ‘This amazing project will help me achieve my goals and aspirations to become a future leader.’

Ideally this initiative will help develop the resources needed to advance the Māori economy.

Charter teacher from Te Kāpehu Whetū Mr Nathan Mathew said he is proud of his youth’s presentation ‘It’s not an easy thing to get up before an audience of this calibre but tonight they did.’

Rangatahi Inc is a business centre for youth. Proceeds from the launch will go towards a trip to New York and Chicago in October. The 20 entrepreneurial youth chosen for the trip will be exposed to one of the world’s largest and most dynamic markets.

For Lewis Paul it’s all about ‘Experiencing the world and developing ourselves into Māori leaders of the future.’

 

 

 

Pānui ā Kura Paerangi – 4 August 2015

Tēnei ka hikitia, tēnei ka hapainga. Ki te tihi o te rangi i kakea ai e Tāne kia riro mai ai ko te whakaaronui, ko te wānanga, tēnei ka hikitia, ka hapainga.
Ko te koha nui mōu, mō te tangata. He mātauranga ka eke
Tihewa mauriora!
Mōkori anō kia mihia ngā mate tuatini o te wā e takoto ana i ngā marae huri noa i te motu. Hoki atu koutou ki te huinga o te kahurangi, te mūnga o te tini, o te mano, ā, kāti e moe. Tātou ngā mahuetanga iho ki a tātou.
Tēnā rā tātou katoa. Tihewa mauriora!
Mōkori anō kia mihia ngā mate tuatini o te wā e takoto ana i ngā marae huri noa i te motu. Hoki atu koutou ki te huinga o te kahurangi, te mūnga o te tini, o te mano, ā, kāti e moe. Tātou ngā mahuetanga iho ki a tātou.
Tēnā rā tātou katoa.

We have made a busy start to Term 3 highlighted by the pōwhiri for our new Pouwhakaako Whaea Maia Cooper-Henare. Whaea Maia has spent the past seven years working at Moerewa School and to show their support for her they all (200+) came to her pōwhiri. Nau mai, haere mai e te uri whakaheke a Hineamaru. We also welcomed back Heiwari Smith to the Kura and two new ākonga Blade Ekman-Orr and Moeau Cherrington-Whatuira. Nau mai piki mai koutou ki Te Kāpehu Whetū. This is a big Term with the Kapa Haka Regionals on Saturday 5 September and our senior group heading to Chicago at the end of the Term. It is extra important that ākonga are managing their time and getting their mahi finished, particularly for NCEA. Your support in ensuring they are using their time wisely is much appreciated.

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