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Pānui ā Kura – 19 February 2016

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.

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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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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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Mochaccino wins Smokefree Rockquest regionals

Pānui ā Kura Paerangi – 25 June 2015

Kohiti-te-marama!
Tirama-nuku, Tirama-rangi!
Tiramararama te tini a Uru!
He whetu ururangi!

He whetu uruao, he whetu matarau!
Te whetu o te tau, E Mata e!
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.

The end of Term 2 is upon us, and our ākonga are busy completing work before a well earned break. Most have been putting in a lot of effort and working hard to meet deadlines and get their mahi finished. Autahi have almost completed their Toi Māori course at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and have produced some great kōwhaiwhai panels that are now decorating Tapatoru. We have an end of term celebration next Friday and extra courses running during the school holidays, as outlined below.

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Matariki – Relaunch of Whakaruru Te Hau

hek-busbyWe are involved in the opening of the Whangarei District Council Matariki Celebrations on Saturday 27th June. The major point for us is that we will be officially relaunching our waka “Whakaruru Te Hau” here in Whangarei Te Terenga Paraoa. Matua Hekenukumai Busby and Matua Te Wārihi Hekaraka will be conducting the karakia for us.

The ākonga involved in crewing the waka are meeting at the Kura at 11am. They will be part of the main ceremony at the Town Basin at 12.45am and this will be followed by the official karakia at 1pm. If you are free on Saturday please come down to support and celebrate this momentous occasion.


Whānau Information Hui – Taratahi Agriculture Course

In the second week of the school holidays, Sunday 12th – Friday 17th June, we are offering an agriculture course in partnership with Taratahi based at Bennetts Farm, Whangaruru. All ākonga that are involved have received their information pack and permission slip. We are holding an information hui on Wednesday 1st July at 5.30pm for whānau to explain the course and answer any questions. This course will give ākonga both valuable skills for working in the primary sector and NCEA credits.


 

End of Term Matariki Celebration

On Friday 3rd July at 1:30pm we will be holding an End of Term Matariki Celebration to showcase some of the mahi our ākonga have completed. It will finish around 3pm. Our ākonga will be presenting a range of their mahi and achievements including spoken word poetry, the Kura band, ngā Manu Kōrero, written/visual work will be displayed in Tapatoru as well. It would be great to get as many whānau as possible in attendence to celebrate our outstanding ākonga. Nau mai, piki mai, kake mai.

 


Senior Reports

Senior reports will be sent home during the last week of this term. They will detail the progress each ākonga has made in their individual NCEA subjects, including a credit count and comments on attitude, application and any improvements that need to be made. We will have Hui Whakapiki in Week 2 of Term 3 for all senior ākonga.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Kura office directly on 094388422


Smokefree Rockquest

Congratulations to our very own band “Mochaccino” who came first and soloist Izaiah Tilialo who came second at the recent Northland Smokefree Rockquest. Our amazing ākonga showcased their various talents and absolutely rocked the crowd!

Mochaccino wins 2015 Smokefree Rockquest regionalsIzaia Tilialo places in the 2015 Smokefree Rockquest Regionals and qualifies for the nationals


 

Netball / Crossfit

Netball team does crossfitOur netball girls have started crossfit classes every Monday & Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm to improve their fitness and endurance for their upcoming grade promotion. These will be for the remainder of term 2 and the duration of term 3. Please ensure ākonga attend all classes and bring their Kura PE uniform, running shoes and water.




Ngā manaakitanga,
Dr Nathan Matthews Pouhere

 

Pānui ā Kura Paerangi – 17 June 2015

Kohiti-te-marama! Tirama-nuku, Tirama-rangi! Tiramararama te tini a Uru! He whetu ururangi!
He whetu uruao, he whetu matarau!
Te whetu o te tau, E Mata e!
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.

Matariki occured at the end of the harvest season, it was a time when pātaka kai were filled with food, and the land was at its most unproductive. It was a time of bountiful catches, with the migration of fish like the moki and korokoro. Kukupa, having feasted on native berries, were snared and preserved in fat. People gathered during Matariki to survive the winter months, to remember the past and plan for the New Year.

This is a good time of year for us to reset our goals and put in the preparation that will result in success later in the year, this holds true for our ākonga and their academic work. Our senior ākonga are working hard in NCEA with a number of assessments due over the next 2 ½ weeks. They have plenty of mahi and need to be using as much of their time, in and out of Kura, to ensure they put themselves in the best position to succeed at the highest possible levels. Our junior ākonga are continuing with their work programmes and will be retested in reading and writing to allow a comparison with the beginning of the year so that we can track their progress or where they might need further support.

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Teachers Only Day

This will be on Monday 22nd June, no ākonga are to attend Kura this day as all pouako will be involved with planning and marking.


Matariki – Relaunch of Whakaruru Te Hau

hek-busbyWe are involved in the opening of the Whangarei District Council Matariki Celebrations on Saturday 27th June. The major point for us is that we will be officially relaunching our waka “Whakaruru Te Hau” here in Whangarei Te Terenga Paraoa. Matua Hekenukumai Busby and Matua Te Wārihi Hekaraka will be conducting the karakia for us. We will begin preparing our crew for the day and a group to provide haka pōwhiri, further details will follow.

 


Uniform

winter-uniformWe are now into the winter months as Matariki approaches. Ākonga are able to purchase the warm tops (see photos) to wear at Kura as part of their uniform. Both of these tops are available from the Warehouse and are under $20 each, tane and kotiro must wear their respective tops as depicted in the photos. How our ākonga wear their uniform is a good indication of the respect they have for themselves and the Kura so we expect that they have the correct uniform and that it is clean and tidy. This includes footwear which are solid black shoes and socks (no other colours, stripes or logos). Ballet flat shoes are a good option for kotiro.

 


Senior Reports

Senior reports will be sent home during the last week of this term. They will detail the progress each ākonga has made in their individual NCEA subjects, including a credit count and comments on attitude, application and any improvements that need to be made. We will have Hui Whakapiki in Week 2 of Term 3 for all senior ākonga.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Kura office directly on 094388422

 

Ngā manaakitanga,
Dr Nathan Matthews Pouhere

 

Oak Park and River Forest High School

Pānui ā Kura Paerangi – 11 June 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.

Just a short pānui to highlight two important events we have coming up. The first is a meeting for the whānau of senior ākonga that are considering going on the Kura Chicago Exchange, these ākonga know who they are or need to check with Whaea Robyn if they are unsure. The second is our first Teachers Only Day.

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Chicago Exchange

This year we have the opportunity to send a group of senior students on an exchange to a high school in Chicago, USA. Last year we were visited by an African American school teacher, Jessica Stowell, who was in New Zealand as a Fulbright Fellow researching indigenous education. Jessica teaches at Oak Park and Forest High School in Chicago. Her school runs the most successful “Spoken Word” programme in the USA. Spoken Word is a form of slam poetry that teaches ākonga how to articulate themselves and communicate their perspectives through poetry. We have introduced this into Te Kāpehu Whetū this year and are looking to develop an ongoing relationship and student exchange with Jessica and her school.

We are holding an information night to explain the details on Wednesday 17th June, 5.30pm, Tapatoru.

This hui is to provide information to the whānau of selected students about the proposed trip to Chicago in the school holidays at the end of Term 3, 2015. This will include the requirements in terms of academic progress and commitment from the ākonga and the cost for whānau. We will also be able to provide some detail around the proposed itinerary.

Teachers Only Day

This will be on Monday 22nd June, no ākonga are to attend Kura this day as all pouako will be involved with planning and marking.

 

Ngā manaakitanga,
Dr Nathan Matthews Pouhere

 

Whānau Pānui – 17 April 2015

To say that Term 1 has been busy would be an extreme understatement! We have been involved in a wide range of mahi across all three pou Kia Māori, Kia Mātau, Kia Tū Rangatira ai. This mahi is important to establish a strong culture and build whanaungatanga in the Kura. Our ākonga, both at Paenuku and Paerangi, have excelled in everything that has been asked of them and have been a credit to themselves, our Kura and their whānau. In this issue, I have attempted to capture the events and activity we have been involved in so far this year.

In this issue

  • Paenuku Opening
  • Kia Māori – start of year activities including the annual hikoi and Leader’s Retreat, and a number of kapa haka performances
  • Kia Mātau – 2014 NCEA results and the Paenuku art exhibition
  • Kia Tū Rangatira ai – integration of the Leadership Academy of A Company, Anzac Day commemorations, the launch of the Esther Muriwai Foundation, and lots of sporting success.
  • Upcoming Events – also see the online calendar
  • Permission slip for the April 25 field trip to the Waka launch in Taipa.  This permission slip is also online here.

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