Enrolment – 15 July 2024

Enrol now for Term 3 of 2024. Te Kāpehu Whetū (the Māori Star Compass) is a kura based in Whangarei that combines the wisdom of our tupuna with 21st century learning systems.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of our kura community.
📧 Email Josephine Palmer to enrol! j.palmer@mokonz.co.nz

 

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendar for Key Events

Pānui ā Kura – 7 July 2024

View/Download7 July 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū

Term 2 – Ka Oti……done and dusted!!!

And what a term it was:

  • The third Academy haerenga to Italy, for the Battle of Cassino commemorations, with Tā Bom Gillies
  • Kapa haka continuing with gusto across the kura
  • Paenuku Poitūkohu training…..games…..wins!!
  • Increasing number of Tuakana ākonga passing RFL
  • Persistent fitness training across the kura
  • Continuation of daily academic mahi in each whare
  • With Year 12s finishing or nearly finishing their NCEA Level 2

 

And of course our mahi up to and through Matariki week

  • Amazing Ākonga Art Auction
  • Fabulous Wearable Arts evening and
  • Our very own Hautapu early morning Thursday 27th

Finishing last Friday with the Tuakana Inter-Platoon kapahaka competition – with Mako taking it out!!!

KA MAU TE WEHI TKW!!!…….Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou

 

Term 2:

  • Return Mon 22nd July (9am powhiri @ Maumahara for new ākonga/whanau)
  • Manu Korero Mon 29th to Wed 30th July
  • TKW Whanau hui Thurs 1st August 5.30pm (re: Term 3 plans/Charter School info)

 

Kia haumaru me te ngahau mo te hararei whanau!!

Kia pai to wiki!

Ngā mihi
Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Paenuku Hi, Paenuku Ha!

Matariki ahunga nui
Tāpuapu, Matariki hunga nui
Te Mātahi o te tau

Te unga o matariki
Ka rere ōna purapura
He rite ki te hukapapa
E tau whakararo nei
Ki runga i a papatuanuku
Nā tataraimaka e
Ana te tairewa e
Nā tana kupenga, na tāne
Nā tana aroha aue
Tōia ki rangi

Wāhanga tuarua, hori ake
Ngā kaupeka o te tau, hori ake
Ngā hua o te wao
Ngā pua o te rangi
Puna rere, Hau tere Nunumi atu e
Nei te mihi maioha ki ngā kāhui whetū e tīrama nei i te wāhanga 2, 2024

 

Paerangi

It might have been the last week of term but it was a full on busy week. For the NCEA assessment Year 12 ākonga had to plan, prepare and deliver lessons to younger students.
They stepped up and showed some great leadership and fun was had by all.

prep for Nga Manu Korero and Nga Pu Korero is well under way with a number of ākonga ready to take on the challenge. Nga Manu Korero is set for 29th-31st july (Week 2) and Nga Pu Korero will be held on the 14th August (Week 5)

Well done to our Northland Secondary School Cross Country participants who competed at Barge Park against all the other Tai Tokerau Schools last week.

Kruize Cooper-Brown, Tia-Moana Edwards, Raiha Leuluai, Aki-wa Kawana, Saieti Reti, Te Ihi Ramekea-Kere, Boston Kleiman-Pene, and Xyvijarn Reti-Latu

Progress reports have gone out to all year 9-13 whanau either in person or by Email. Please contact the tari if you have not received yours yet. Paetata reports will be out early next week.
Have a great term break whanau and we will see you on the 22nd July at Maumahara to powhiri in our new ākonga and welcome everyone back.

 

RFL & Inter platoon challenge (Kapa Haka) – See the Panui PDF for this section View/Download7 July 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

 

Attendance

PLEASE NOTE:

Along with disallowing cell phones and IT devices from being used in Kura (unless part of a lesson and allowed for learning by Pouako) another Government policy being measured is Student Attendance.  See below:

The Government has set a target of 80% regular attendance each term by 2030.

Attendance is linked to both student wellbeing and to attainment. Ministry of Education insights studies show that attending Kura regularly is, on average, associated with more positive wellbeing outcomes.  Attendance is also linked to student attainment especially in secondary students.

Although we have a good attendance rate across the Kura, it can be better.  Our attendance across both sites is usually around mid-high 70s.

We understand that there are valid and important reasons for ākonga to be out of school at times and this is ok but please let the tari know when and why your child is absent.

Tari Year 7-13 ring Whaea Jackie: (09) 955 9996

Tari Year 1-6 ring Whaea Sam: (09) 438 8033

Automated text notification of absence

We have reinitiated our automated text message system for absences starting next week.  If your child is marked with an unknown absence in the morning on an automatic text message will be sent to the primary caregiver(s) to notify them.

Thank you very much to all whanau who have responded to these texts either by replying or contacting the office.  This has made a significant difference to the number of unjustified absences we have.

 

Policies

Te Kāpehu Whetū has worked with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and align with the National Education and Learning Priorities. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our school board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented.

We invite you to visit the site at School Docs
 

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendar for Key Events

 

Pānui ā Kura – 29 June 2024

View/Download29 June 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū

What an outstanding week we had…..thank you whanau for coming along and supporting our ākonga.

Ill leave the gushing to everyone else but just a piki mihi ki a koutou katoa from me!!!

…..Manawatia a Matariki…..

Remember it’s the last week of Term 2 – last day is this Thursday 4th July

Kia pai to wiki!

Ngā mihi

Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Nau mai, hoki mai ki te akomanga o Meremere

Mānawatia maiea te putanga o Matariki,
Mānawatia maiea te ariki o te rangi,
Mānawatia maiea te Mātahi o Te Tau,
Matariki Hunga Nui,
Matariki Tāpuapua,
Matariki Heri Kai.

Tenei mātou e maioha atu nei, e mihi nei, tēnā rā tātou katoa, mānawatia a Matariki.

Nei rā ka rere ngā tai o mihi ki a koutou te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū whānui i huihui mai ki te whakanui i te kaupapa whakahirahira o te wā, Nau mai rā te tau hōu Māori, Rauhi mai e nga hua nui o Te Mātahi o Te Tau.

He tāonga nui kia kite atu ngā tamariki i ō rātou nei whānau e hāere mai ana ki te tautoko i te kaupapa.

He huihuinga whetū. he huihuinga tangata o Te Kāpehu Whetū whānui!

He miharo katoa nga iho pū manawa o Meremere ki te whakarite i ngā māhinga toi e hāngai ana kia Matariki tāpuapua, Matariki hunga nui i roto i tēnei wahanga, e mihi kau ake ana.

‘He rei ngā niho, he parāoa ngā kauae’

Inā te mahi he rangatira. Tenei ka mihi ki te tāenga mai o to tatou nei tino rangatira a PāPā Rae. I hāere mai ia ki te noho tahi, ki te tuku ngā kupu o whakamihi ki ngā tamariki me o rātou nei mahi nui kia oti i a rātou te tutuki i tēnei wahanga.

Miharo rawa, i tā koutou kaha, ki te ako, ki te mau kia ū ki te kaupapa ako. E pou kaha ana ki te whakaautu mai i tō koutou nei mōhiotanga, māramatanga ki ngā kaupapa motuhake o te wā. Kia kaha tonu tamariki mā, kia maia, kia manawanui. E tū rangatira ai koutou, e tū whakahirahira, Kia Māori, Kia Mātau, Kia tū Rangatira ai. Mauri ora ki a tātou.

 

Paerangi

See the Panui for this section View/Download29 June 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

 

Attendance

PLEASE NOTE:

Along with disallowing cell phones and IT devices from being used in Kura (unless part of a lesson and allowed for learning by Pouako) another Government policy being measured is Student Attendance.  See below:

The Government has set a target of 80% regular attendance each term by 2030.

Attendance is linked to both student wellbeing and to attainment. Ministry of Education insights studies show that attending Kura regularly is, on average, associated with more positive wellbeing outcomes.  Attendance is also linked to student attainment especially in secondary students.

Although we have a good attendance rate across the Kura, it can be better.  Our attendance across both sites is usually around mid-high 70s.

We understand that there are valid and important reasons for ākonga to be out of school at times and this is ok but please let the tari know when and why your child is absent.

Tari Year 7-13 ring Whaea Jackie: (09) 955 9996

Tari Year 1-6 ring Whaea Sam: (09) 438 8033

Automated text notification of absence

We have reinitiated our automated text message system for absences starting next week.  If your child is marked with an unknown absence in the morning on an automatic text message will be sent to the primary caregiver(s) to notify them.

Thank you very much to all whanau who have responded to these texts either by replying or contacting the office.  This has made a significant difference to the number of unjustified absences we have.

 

Policies

Te Kāpehu Whetū has worked with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and align with the National Education and Learning Priorities. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our school board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented.

We invite you to visit the site at School Docs
 

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendar for Key Events

 

Pānui ā Kura – 22 June 2024

View/Download22 June 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū

Matariki week has arrived!!!….ākonga have been discovering and learning about the significance of Matariki and Ngā Whetu and are ready to show you, their whanau, what they know.  We look forward to having you at the following events, please note times and venues:

  1. Tues 25th5.30pm – 7pmĀkonga Matariki Art Auction @ Maumahara
  • This is a fundraiser
  • All Ākonga art will be on display AND WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF
  • We will run a silent Bidding Process – info on the night
  • Don’t miss out!!!
  • Kai Stalls (fundraiser) available bring cash!!!
  • Maramataka Calendars for sale on the night $35each bring cash or card

 

  1. Wed 26th5.30pm – 7pm Matariki Wearable Arts Show @ Hihiaua
  • Ākonga have been designing wearable art outfits for their akomanga
  • An ākonga from each class will wear the art down the runway on Hihiaua deck
  • Whanau are asked to be seated by 5.30pm
  • Kai stalls (fundraiser) available bring cash!!!
  • Maramataka Calendars for sale on the night $35each bring cash or card

 

  1. Thurs 27th6.00am – 7amMatariki Hautapu @ Hihiaua
  • It is important that ākonga are at Hihiaua by 6am to be part of the karakia
  • Nine of our Ākonga will lead the Hautapu karakia for all of us
  • Their karakia will welcome in Ngā Whetū of Matariki for this Māori new year
  • Hautapu is followed by kai for all, prepared by our Admins
  • PHOTO EXHIBITION of our ākonga Tuakana will be on display. Outstanding!!!

Nau mai, haere mai!!!

Nau mai, piki mai!!

PLEASE NOTE: Kura closes early on Thursday 27th at 2pm!!!!…and Friday 28th is Public Holiday

ALSO TO NOTE: Potential haerenga for Paetawhiti/Paerangi Kōhine in following week – info yet to go out

Kia pai to wiki!

Ngā mihi

Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Ko Matariki ki te rangi – Ko Pāenuku ki te whenua

Tuia ko Matariki ki te rangi, paiheretia ko Paenuku ki te whenua,
Ko au te taiāo, ko te taiāo ko ahau!

‘He kai kei aku ringa, Ko Matariki kei aku whakaaro’

Ko Ngā Pou e Toru o Pāenuku ka noho hei tūāpapa, hei whakaruruhau tonu i to mātou nei whare, me ōna mahinga katoa. Nō reira he mahi nui te oti i ngā akonga kia whai mana ai ko ngā mahi whakarite taumata, me te whakahāere i ngā mahi whakatau i te ata i a rā. He mea nui rawa ki te whakaatu i ēnei hua nui o te ako kia pai ai te taki ake i ngā mahi whakaako katoa, ahakoa te aha! No reira e mihi ana ki ngā mahi nui te oti ia Pāenuku whānui te whakatinana i ēnei tikanga tuku iho i roto i ēnei wiki ako. Kei runga noa atu.

Kapa Haka Ki Mangoroa

He tino tūmeke rawa ngā tamariki ki te wānanga i a rāapa kia noho tahi ki Mangoroa kia akongia i ngā waiata me ngā haka o te kura. Kua mau pai ai te ako i te waiata ‘Te Mātahi o Te Tau’ hei hāpai i te kaupapa mo te matariki. E hāere tonu ana ngā mahi haka kia pai ai te whakatō i te pou Kia Māori ki roto i a rātou! He tino pai rawa ēnei tikanga ki te whakapūmau i aua whakaakoranga ki roto i ngā tauira katoa. Haramai te pai e tai mā!

‘Ko Au Te Tāiāo – Ko Te Tāiāo ko ahau.
Tērā ko matariki ka rewa ki te pāe’

E pakari hāere ana te tupu o ngā hua nui mo te kaupapa ako mo tēnei wahanga – ‘Toitū Te Taiāo’. Kua whānui hoki te mau pai o ngā akoranga mo Te Mātahi o Te Tau me ngā aro nui tonu o te kaupapa motuhake nei mo Te Matariki!

E āo e te rā e ngā kaupapa huhua o te wā. Nau Mai, Whakatau mai e ngā hua nui o te tau hōu māori!! Hāere Mai e te iti, e te rahi ki runga i a Te Kāpehu Whetū whakatau atu ai i ngā mahi whakanui i tēnei wāhanga o te tau.
 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wiki Tuawaru

Tēnā tātou e te whānau, nau mai ano ki to mātou karere mo te wiki tuawaru nei. Ko mātou ngā whare, Paetawhiti ko Paetata, e mihi atu ana ki a koutou e tāmara mā.

Week 8 was jam packed with mahi toi preparations for Matariki Celebration week coming up.

Paetata and Paetawhiti have been busy preparing, organising and sorting through the final touches of art pieces for our art auction coming up on Tuesday 25th June.

The whetū for Paetata this week was Hiwa-i-te-rangi and Matariki Hopes and Wishes for the Māori New Year.

Matariki Photographs

Thank you to whanau who provided their tamaiti taonga to bring to their photo sessions. We had a very successful day of taking photos. Your childs digital image will be made available to purchase once we have set up an ordering system.

 

Paerangi

Kia ora e te whānau!

Paerangi students are preparing their wearable arts costumes for Matariki celebrations this coming week.

Matariki is also a time for students to take hold of any opportunities available to them.

Students need to be more resilient in the tasks that are at hand to them. These include:

  • Their commitment to completing any assessments,
  • Punctuality to kura and
  • Also adhering to the kaupapa of Te Kāpehu Whetū.

Learning is a life long journey no matter what the learning is.

Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.

Ngā manaakitanga o te wāhi ngaro ki a koutou

Ngā mihi
Matua Ropata

 

Academy

Academy on Point

On Thursday evening we received a call from our kaumatua, Matua Hori Parata.  He was seeking support for mahi out Pataua.  So Friday morning, heeding the call, 11 of our Academy boys headed out to help Te Kaurinui Parata plant natives out on bay.

Te Kaurinui is from the Fred Baker Intake.  He leads a crew who are involved in maintaining native flora and korero regarding the taiao.  It is a programme we are keen to have a closer connection with in coming terms/years.  Staff Louis and matua Moses on crew!

Hakinakina

Kia ora whānau,

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the following students who have been selected to participate in the Northland Secondary Schools Cross Country next Tuesday, 25th June:

Kruize Cooper-Brown
Tia Moana Edwards
Te Ihi Rameka-Kere
Raiha Leuleuai
Saieti Reti
Akiwa Kawana
Krenshaw Snowden
Kwade Cooper
Xyvijarn Reti-Latu

Permission slips have been sent home with your child. Please ensure these are signed and returned on Monday.

A special well done to the girls who have been working hard at Whangarei Boxing Gym. They are getting fitter and developing great resilience through their efforts.

Congratulations to Ezra Toi who played in the Northland Rugby League under 14’s Grand Final for the Hikurangi Stags.  In a very close and hard fought match, the Portland Panthers came away with the win. Final score: Portland 10 – 8 Hikurangi

RLN (Rugby League Northland) will be starting an Under 16’s competition for female players in the middle of next month.  If your kotiro would like to play, get in touch with them through Facebook or come talk to me at Kura and we will find a way to get your kotiro involved

Mauri ora,
Matua Rua Paki

 

Hauora

See Panui for the Hauora Section

View/Download22 June 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

 

See Calendar for Key Events

 

Attendance

PLEASE NOTE:

Along with disallowing cell phones and IT devices from being used in Kura (unless part of a lesson and allowed for learning by Pouako) another Government policy being measured is Student Attendance.  See below:

The Government has set a target of 80% regular attendance each term by 2030.

Attendance is linked to both student wellbeing and to attainment. Ministry of Education insights studies show that attending Kura regularly is, on average, associated with more positive wellbeing outcomes.  Attendance is also linked to student attainment especially in secondary students.

Although we have a good attendance rate across the Kura, it can be better.  Our attendance across both sites is usually around mid-high 70s.

We understand that there are valid and important reasons for ākonga to be out of school at times and this is ok but please let the tari know when and why your child is absent.

Tari Year 7-13 ring Whaea Jackie: (09) 955 9996

Tari Year 1-6 ring Whaea Sam: (09) 438 8033

Automated text notification of absence

We have reinitiated our automated text message system for absences starting next week.  If your child is marked with an unknown absence in the morning on an automatic text message will be sent to the primary caregiver(s) to notify them.

Thank you very much to all whanau who have responded to these texts either by replying or contacting the office.  This has made a significant difference to the number of unjustified absences we have.

 

Policies

Te Kāpehu Whetū has worked with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and align with the National Education and Learning Priorities. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our school board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented.

We invite you to visit the site at School Docs
 

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendared Dates

 

Pānui ā Kura – 14 June 2024

View/Download14 June 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū

This week will be spent finishing our academic work for Term 3, particularly NCEA for Paerangi PLUS ākonga continue to mahitahi and prepare for the 3 events in the following Matariki week.  Ākonga have been spending considerable time learning about Matariki and preparing for these.

Please come view, acknowledge and be part of this important journey with us:

  1. Tues 25th 5.30pmĀkonga Matariki Art Auction @ Maumahara
  • Ākonga art will be on display and available for sale.
  • Don’t miss out!!
  • Kai Stalls available

 

  1. Wed 26th 5.30pmWearable Arts Show @ Hihiaua
  • Ākonga have been designing wearable art outfits for their akomanga
  • An ākonga from each class will wear the art down the runway on Hihiaua deck
  • Whanau are asked to be seated by 5.30pm
  • Kai stalls available

 

  1. Thurs 27th 6.00amMatariki Hautapu @ Hihiaua
  • It is important that ākonga are at Hihiaua by 6am to be part of the karakia
  • Nine of our Ākonga will lead the Hautapu karakia
  • These karakia welcome each of Ngā Whetū of Matariki for this year
  • Hautapu is followed by kai for all, prepared by our Admins

Nau mai, haere mai!!!

Nau mai piki mai!!!

Kapahaka – prep for regionals has started for Paenuku and Paetata.  Regionals is in November Term 4.

A reminder: that Poitūkohu isn’t on this week as Kensington stadium is not available

Kia pai to wiki!

Ngā mihi

Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Kaupapa o tenei Wahanga

Wearable arts has been an exciting learning activity for Paenuku, it has allowed us to learn about sustainability and how to be mindful of our environment in collaboration with our overall kaupapa Toitu te taiao.

Kapahaka Antics

Our akonga here at Nuku have really enjoyed Kapahaka with whaea Hera, especially our teina mā who are always excited to participate and learn new waiata and actions.

Important Notices

We would like to kindly ask if parents would be able to updatetheir childrens medical details with whaea Sam please – Ngā mihi ki a koutou

Hakinakina

Exposing the students to a variety of different sports has encouraged them to engage in other outdoor activities. With doing so we have fostered positive relationships, encouraged new opportunites, and developed our skillset in many areas of hakinakina and here at Paenuku, that’s what we are all about.

Mihi Motuhake

We would like to give a special acknowledgement to Te Koha-mauri and his team for their team efforts and successes in poitukohu. Nga mihi nui Matua Te Whata for coahing our team

 

Important Sports Dates

No Poitukohu next week

Rippa Rugby 25th June TBC

 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wiki Tuawhitu

Tēnā tātou e te whānau, nau mai ano ki to mātou pūrongo mo te wiki tuawhitu nei.

Week 7 saw an abundance of activities happening in our whare. From kaupapa Matariki to digital technology, mahi toi, aims games training, kapa haka and much more.

Our akonga have been working diligently toward countdown to Matariki. There are final touches to be added, details to be perfected, and displays to be organised.

Our akonga are looking forward in being able to present their creative works in a manner that truly honours the significance of Matariki

Paetata Matariki Presentations

At the end of each week, ākonga in Paetata present their weekly Matariki Whetū inquiry. Each of the 9 stars of Matariki has been guiding the learning for this term, and this week has been focussed on Pōhutukawa.

Hunderwasser Arts

The whetū of Pōhutukawa was leading the learning for Paetata. Creations made at the Hunderwasser mahi toi workshops were based around how we can acknowledge Pōhutukawa through shadow boxing and puppeteering.

Kapa haka – Paenuku and Paetata

Combined kapa haka with Paenuku and Paetata ākonga has started in week 6 as they work towards gearing up for this years kapa haka regionals in November. Kapa haka will be a combined effort with pouako from our teina and tuakana kura navigating our waka.

Reminders

Matariki Photographs

All students in our tuakana whare, Paetata, Paetawhiti, and Paerangi will have their photographs taken as part of our Matariki celebrations. They will be dressed up as how they see themselves as a Rangatira. These photographs will then be exhibited at Hihiaua Cultural Centre from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 June as a follow on from our Matariki celebration in week 9.

If you have a korowai, tupuna photograph or a specific taonga you would like your child to wear or hold, bring those with them.

Getting their photo taken is not compulsory but we encourage students to give it a go. Photographs will be taken Thursday 20th June in one of our tuakana whare.

Matariki Karakia

9 students will be selected to read out one of the Matariki karakia on Thursday 27th at Hihiaua Cultural Centre for our Matariki dawn ceremony. If your child is selected they would need to be there at 6.00am. Parents of students who are selected will be informed next Monday 17th June. Students will be provided with their karakia, which is only short, to learn. The karakia will be found at this link (Matariki Karakia)

Basketball

No Basketball for week 8 – Will resume Thursday 27 June 2024

  • Paetata – 4.15pm
  • TKW Kotiro – 5.00pm
  • TKW Tama – 6.30pm
 

Paerangi

Kia ora e te whānau!

This week we had a group of Year 11 and 12 students attend an automotive workshop at NorthTec Monday to Wednesday.  They gained knowledge in petrol and diesel engines, the tools and equipment used within the automotive industry, and how to disassemble and reassemble a 4 stroke engine.  We are very proud of the commitment and effort these akonga gave over the 3 days.

Taihoronukurangi pitched his business idea to the YES Regional Judges this week. His business Battle Belts are personalised weight lifting belts designed to improve ideal biomechanics when performing lifting activities in your workout.  Tai’s presentation was well prepared and clear and informative, the judges were impressed with his innovation and entrepreneurship.  Excellent work Tai!

Back at kura we are still focussing on our Kia Mātau pou.  Many of our Year 12 ākonga are very close to completing NCEA Level 2 through a mix of vocational, Te Ao Haka and tikanga achievements.  We are developing a plan for next term for these students to start NCEA Level 2, gain work experience, develop skills for once they leave kura as well as focusing on the core skills of literacy, numeracy and Te Reo Māori.

Ngā mihi, Whaea Brenda

 

Hauora

As the Winter months get colder and wetter, they also bring with them more bugs and illnesses.  We are seeing a few cases of Strep Throat hitting our tamariki and we want to make sure whanau are aware of the signs and symptoms.

A child’s untreated sore throat (‘strep throat’) can lead to rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic fever is a serious preventable disease which may cause permanent heart damage.

Strep throat and Rheumatic Fever is not uncommon in Northland.  Those most at risk are:

  • Children aged between 5 -15 years
  • Māori and Pasifika (>95% of cases in Northland are Māori or Pasifika)
  • People who share a house with lots of others.

Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever often starts with a sore throat (a streptococcal infection).  A few weeks later, the following symptoms may develop:

  • sore or swollen joints
  • a skin rash
  • a fever
  • stomach pain
  • jerky movements

By taking sore throats seriously, we can help prevent lifelong illness and suffering for our tamariki.

  • Stop sore throats hurting hearts. An untreated sore throat (‘strep throat’) can lead to rheumatic fever, or rheumatic heart disease which can cause serious heart problems.
  • If a child complains of a sore throat, make sure they are checked by a doctor.
  • If a ‘strep throat’ is diagnosed, the doctor will usually prescribe a 10-day course of antibiotics.
  • It is important to complete the whole 10-day course to prevent rheumatic fever from developing.

Ngā Mihi
Whaea Karlene
Hauora Coordinator

 

See Calendar for Key Events

 

Attendance

PLEASE NOTE:

Along with disallowing cell phones and IT devices from being used in Kura (unless part of a lesson and allowed for learning by Pouako) another Government policy being measured is Student Attendance.  See below:

The Government has set a target of 80% regular attendance each term by 2030.

Attendance is linked to both student wellbeing and to attainment. Ministry of Education insights studies show that attending Kura regularly is, on average, associated with more positive wellbeing outcomes.  Attendance is also linked to student attainment especially in secondary students.

Although we have a good attendance rate across the Kura, it can be better.  Our attendance across both sites is usually around mid-high 70s.

We understand that there are valid and important reasons for ākonga to be out of school at times and this is ok but please let the tari know when and why your child is absent.

Tari Year 7-13 ring Whaea Jackie: (09) 955 9996

Tari Year 1-6 ring Whaea Sam: (09) 438 8033

Automated text notification of absence

We have reinitiated our automated text message system for absences starting next week.  If your child is marked with an unknown absence in the morning on an automatic text message will be sent to the primary caregiver(s) to notify them.

Thank you very much to all whanau who have responded to these texts either by replying or contacting the office.  This has made a significant difference to the number of unjustified absences we have.

 

Policies

Te Kāpehu Whetū has worked with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and align with the National Education and Learning Priorities. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our school board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented.

We invite you to visit the site at School Docs
 

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendared Dates

 

Pānui ā Kura – 8 June 2024

View/Download8 June 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū

Hari Tau Hou Māori

Friday 7th June was Whiro and also marked the start of the Māori Lunar New Year

The next few weeks Matariki and Puanga will rise….with Matariki Public Holiday on Fri 28th June.

Te Wā O Te Hine:

Now that the Academy are home we turn our attention to a programme for our senior Kōhine.  We are working through a range of concepts and will share these over the last weeks of term.

However, as we are in the Māori Lunar New Year and Matariki is rising, we are hoping to organise an overnight wananga for Year 9/10/12 Kōhine, with Year 11/13s attending 1 day only.

If we can organise the logistics. information will be sent out to whanau.  Keep an eye out!

Poitūkohu:

In case you missed the notice, the Kensington gym ISN’T available for 2 weeks so there won’t be any Basketball for the next two Wednesdays….Ohhhhh our teams love the game and do so well.

“Nga mihi” to Matua Herb” and his crew who come every week to train our teams at Paenuku.

Keep an eye on your messages/emails for updates.

Kapahaka 2024:

Training has started for our kapahaka stand at Primary and Intermediate regionals in November. We are throwing all in to get our two roopu ready. Watch this space!!!

Matariki:

In the last week of term we will be celebrating the rise of Matariki…everyone is involved in preparing for a Wearable Arts evening, Art Auction and an early morning Hautapu karakia.  Again, we will send more information out regarding events and timings.

Kia pai tou wiki!

Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa

Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Attendance

PLEASE NOTE:

Along with disallowing cell phones and IT devices from being used in Kura (unless part of a lesson and allowed for learning by Pouako) another Government policy being measured is Student Attendance.  See below:

The Government has set a target of 80% regular attendance each term by 2030.

Attendance is linked to both student wellbeing and to attainment. Ministry of Education insights studies show that attending Kura regularly is, on average, associated with more positive wellbeing outcomes.  Attendance is also linked to student attainment especially in secondary students.

Although we have a good attendance rate across the Kura, it can be better.  Our attendance across both sites is usually around mid-high 70s.

We understand that there are valid and important reasons for ākonga to be out of school at times and this is ok but please let the tari know when and why your child in absent.

Tari Year 7-13 ring Whaea Jackie: (09) 955 9996

Tari Year 1-6 ring Whaea Sam: (09) 438 8033

Automated text notification of absence

We will be reinitiating our automated text message system for absences starting next week.  If your child is marked with an unknown absence in the morning on an automatic text message will be sent to the primary caregiver to notify them.  You can either reply to this text or call the office with the reason or more   information.

 

Paenuku

Paenuku Wānanga
Paenuku Huhua

E aku iti, e aku rahi, e aku whakataparahi ki te rangi, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Tenei te mihi whanui ki te hunga kua riro ki te kāpunipunitanga o ngā wairua, kua mihia, kua tangihia rātou, no reira ko te whakatau noa ake, ko rātou ki a rātou, ko tātou ki a tātou.  Hoki mai ano ki a tātou te hunga ora, te hunga e pīkau nei i ngā āhuatanga o te ao kikokiko nei, tēnā tātou katoa.

Te matahi o te tau
Matariki Hēri Kai

E tū tupuanuku e
Tiritiria te oneone
Kia matomato ki raro
Ka tīnaku, ka tupu ka tāmaota ngā marae e…
Ko te kūmara, e ko te kūmara
I reka ai e!

Te Tai Tokerau Manakuratahi
Kapa Haka 2024

Takiri mai te ata, ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea

Ki rite mai e, kia rite mai e…
Haramai ra te whakateetae o Te Mana Kuratahi ki te Tae Tokerau
Kua timata mai ngā kapa haka e ki ngā teina o te Kāpehu Whetū whanui.
Ko Mangoroa (5&6) me Paetata ko piritahi nei

Toitū te Taiao

E ako ana mātou ki te whakahou hanga kākahu.

He aha te kākahu rērere?
He mea nui, kia mutu, ā,
kia kore e riro nei ngā kākahu taratara o te ao,
ki roto anō i a Papatuanuku

Poitukohu – Matua Herb mā

Ki ngā pukenga nui o te poitukohu, e kōkiri tonu ana ngā tuakana ki ngā akoranga matua a Matua Herb me tana tira, whakapiki pukenga.

Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori… Nā Tā Himi Henare

Total Immersion – As many of you know, our kura is toal immersion Māori at Paenuku. We ask that when whanua are on site, that only te reo Māori is spoken as much as possible. We understand that not all whanau are able to understand or kōrero Māori, however we do encourage you to attempt basic words and sentence. Of course if you are needing to speak to staff, please speak to the Kaiako away from the students. Please refer to our TKW Paenuku page for Te Reo Māori courses and opportunities.

“Hapaitia te ara tika pumau ai te rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu”
“Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence, and growth for future”

 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wiki Tuaono

Tēnā tātou e te whānau, nau mai ano ki to mātou karere mo te wiki tuaono.

During our 6th week at Te Kāpehu Whetū, we explored the significance of the Matariki star Ururangi. Two students accompanied Whaea Petina to the National library to discuss navigational techniques and 3D waka building.

Highlights of the week included a platoon challenge in table-tennis and a 3-point shootout between Tui, Mako, and Katipo.

Paetwahiti’s ICT classes have been going really well, alomg with Paetata’s Hundertwasserrt classes. We also have matua Mohi starting starting as kaiawhina in Paetata, and the beginning of AIMS games training for Paetata is in full swing with Staff Louis, Matua Mohi, Whaea Kay and Matua Wiremu.

 

Paerangi

Kia ora e te whānau!

It’s been a short week and it’s good to have our ACAD ākonga back in Paerangi after their time away in Italy and Greece.

ACAD students have shared their wonderful kōrero with their peers and teachers. It has been awesome listening to their highlight of their trip as well.

Student report are being generated and will be dispersed to your whānau for perusal within the coming weeks.

Just a note to remind Paerangi students that it’s important that they maintain good working habits and complete all required assessments.

Ngā mihi, Matua Ropata
 

Leadership Academy of A Company

Make sure you follow the Leadership Academy of A Company Facebook page for all the updates and photos of this outstanding haerenga.

Leadership Academy Facebook Page

 

See Calendar for Key Events

 

Policies

Te Kāpehu Whetū has worked with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures.

The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and align with the National Education and Learning Priorities. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.

SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our school board has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented.

We invite you to visit the site at School Docs

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendared Dates

 

Pānui ā Kura – 30 May 2024

View/Download31 May 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū

Remember no Kura this Monday 3rd June ……We are into week 6 of Term 2 and going strong!!!

If you haven’t seen the photos on our Kura and Academy page please go see….and importantly share the page with whanau and friends.

Te Kāpehu Whetū Facebook Page

Leadership Academy Facebook Page

This was in Fridays Huaki page of the Northern Advocate

Honouring the Legacy:
Leadership Academy of A Company
Monte Cassino 80th Commemoration

At the Leadership Academy of A Company, we believe in honouring the sacrifices of the past while shaping the future. That’s why our Leadership Academy embarked on a poignant journey to Monte Cassino to pay tribute to the 28th Māori Battalion.

The 28th Māori Battalion holds a revered place in history for its bravery and resilience during World War II. As we retraced their footsteps at Monte Cassino, we were reminded of the extraordinary courage and sacrifice displayed by these brave men.

The journey to Monte Cassino was more than just a trip; it was a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by the 28th Māori Battalion. As we honour their memory, let us also strive to embody the values of courage, resilience, and leadership in our own lives.

We are taking enrolments for the ‘Leadership Academy of A Company’ and our Kura Te Kāpehu Whetū, for term 3 and 4

For more information visit Te Kāpehu Whetū website or email our administrator j.henare@mokonz.co.nzNgā mihi ki a koutou katoa
Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Nau Mai – Haere Mai

Mai, Whakatau mai rā e Simeon Walker-Herewini me tō whānau. Ko te wawata, ka tau pai ai tō noho ki waenganui ia mātou i tō whānau hōu nōki o Te Kāpehu Whetū – Pāenuku.

‘Whāia te iti Kahurangi ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei’.

Kua tau ngā manu iti nei ki roto i Te Wāo Nui o Pāenuku, e rere ana ngā mahi, e aro pūmau ana te whakaako i ngā tikanga o Pāenuku me ‘Ngā Pou e Toru’. He hari ,he koa katoa te hunga nei ki te whai i te ara o ako.

‘Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngāhere,
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao’.

Mahi Hurihanga

Ko te aronga nui o ngā mahi e hāngai tonu ana ki te kaupapa matua o tēnei wāhanga, arā, ko “Toitū te taiāo me Matariki”. Nō reira, e pai haere ana ngā mahi ako e whāngaihia ana ki ngā akonga me te mea anō hoki, e pakari pai ana te tupu o te pā harakeke o Pāenuku.

He nui ngā kai kua hora ki te papa o Pāenuku hei wānanga i tēnei wiki. E mahi tonu ana i ngā mahi kia tutuki pai ngā whāinga ako i tēnei wāhanga – Ko au te taiao, ko te taiao ko ahau.

I te tīmatanga te kupu, I te Atua te kupu
Ko te Atua anō te kupu i te tīmatanga

‘Ko Matariki ki runga, ko Pāenuku ki raro,
Ko au te taiāo, ko te taiāo ko ahau
Nau mai e te Tama kia mihi atu ahau

Nau mai te Mātahi o te tau – Ko au te Taiāo, Ko te Taiāo ko ahau

E kaha haere tonu ana ngā mahi ako, e puta mai ana ngā hua nui o te mahi. Kua timata ngā kākano te tupu ki roto i ngā mahinga, he mahi toi e haere ake ana, he tuhituhi, he kōrero Māori, he whai mātauranga Māori tonu te mahi nui o te wā. Kia Kaha tātou ki te kōrero i te reo Māori ki o tātou nei tamariki i ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa.

Poitukohu

He tino pai ki ngā tamariki ki te whakapakari i o rātou nei pūkenga poitūkohu ia wiki. E mihi nui ana kia Matua Herbie me tōna roopu tautoko. E mihi hoki ana ki ngā kaiārahi o ngā tīma, e haere mai ana ki te āwhina ki te whakangūngū tahi ki ngā tīma. He miharo rawa te kite atu i te hari pai o ngā tamariki ki te tākaro ia Wenerei ki te wharehākinakina ki McKay Stadium ki Kensington.

Hākinakina

NUKU ANA MĀUI
NUKU ANA MATAU
WAITĀ KI TAI
WAITĀ KI UTA
PAENUKU HI, PAENUKU HĀ!

On Wednesday 29thMay, a group of tamariki from Paenuku took part in the WPSSA Winter Sports tournament.  The Kura participated in Pāwhutupōro, Poitūkohu and Poikopiko.  All teams were praised for their awesome sportsmanship and amazing behaviour.

The Table Tennis team played four games.  Sonny-Lo and Tamateamohau showed some amazing talent.  Their skills and determination gained four wins from four games.

Basketball had five games throughout the day.  They too won all their games.  Well done to the tamariki in this team.  Noah, Tawhia, Matana, Waitaha, Puhi, Tairyse, Charlotte and Te Areka who brought their “A” game on Wednesday.

The Rippa Rugby team, Te Kohamauri, Te Koharua, Tai, Shakur, Kaitiaki, Te Paea, Cedella and Amelia had the tough road. They had to battle the weather conditions as well as their opponents.  They won the majority of their games.  Despite the weather being cold and wet these tamariki went out and played with mana and pride.

Winter Sports 2024 was a blast! Well done to all teams, players who participated.  Thank you to our Coaches Whaea Kay and Matua Moses!!

Up and coming events:

Tuesday 4th June 2024 – Yr 3 & 4 Rippa Rugby Festival held at Pohe Island, starting 10am

Our Year 3 & 4 tamariki will be playing Rippa Rugby straight after our long weekend.  This tournament will be at Pohe Island 10am to 2pm.  A reminder pānui will be sent out to whanau over the coming days.

Tuesday 25th June 2024 – Yr 5 & 6 Rippa Rugby Festival

There will be a pānui sent out to whanau closer to the date
 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wiki Tuarima

E mihi ana ki a koutou e te whānau whānui of te Kāpehu Whetū.

Week 5 is done and dusted and we have officially reached the halfway mark of term two. Another very busy and active week from our tuakana whare. Earlier ths week we welcomed home the Academy akonga on their return for Italy in support of those whose Tupuna took to battle all those years ago in the 28th Māori Battalion. It was an emotional return for the boys as they were brought back into Te Kāpehu Whetū with a stirring pōwhiri. A very big thank you to our kura staff who organised, accompanied and took care of the boys and one another while in italy.

Although we had a short week, it was yet again, buzzing with activity.

Paetata were inquiring about te whetū a Tupu-ā-rangi and Paetawhiti were very busy keeping box fit and Matariki research ready.

So far this term, Paetata have covered five of the nne whetū. Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi.

Each weeks learning theme is guided by a star, where akonga get their enquiry caps on to delve a little bit deeper into Te Ao o Matariki.

Matariki

The guiding whetū fpor Paetata this week is Tupu-ā-rangi, which takes care of all food sources above the ground and in the trees. Manu were considered a delicacy epsecially Kererū.

Reminders:

No School on Monday 3rd June, Kings Birthday. School resumes Tuesday 4th June.

  • Kapa Haka Paenuku/Paetata to start week 6 every Wednesday, 1-3pm at Maumahara
  • Aims games deposit of $150.00 due June 1st 2024

 

Paerangi

We are very pleased to have our Leadership Academy ākonga back on Tuesday.  Kura for Paerangi has been very quiet with their absence.

Some students have been using their time wisely to catch up, and/or get ahead in mahi and get started on their wearable arts creations.  Paerangi has great ideas for their pieces, now they just have to pull through with the effort and application to get them done on time.

Next week is full on, back into the mahi of learning and assessments, with the focus on doing what needs to be done.

Student progress reports will be out to whanau in Week 8, and these will give an indication of where your tamaiti is up to with their NCEA journey as well as how they are doing with our 3 pou:

  • Kia Māori,
  • Kia Mātau,
  • Kia Tū Rangatira Ai.

With the government’s focus on attendance, it’s a timely reminder to please either contact the office or Whaea Brenda/Matua Ropata if your child is going to be absent.  Plus most ākonga are doing well either not bringing in or handing in their phones/devices.  Increasingly, research is showing that more than 2hours time on a phone a day can impact a young person’s brain….and that’s not taking into account the negative content on social media.

We recommend that whanau monitor and reduce time on phones/social media.  We will provide more info on this over time.

Naku, na Whaea Brenda
 

Hauora

Kia Ora Whanau

I hope you are keeping warm and dry during Ngahuru = Autumn.

Whooping cough, flu, colds, and sore throats are the common illnesses around at this time.

If you have any concerns about your tamariki health, please speak to Whaea Karlene at Paenuku or Whaea Kerrian at Tuakana, who can contact our nurses. They may be able to awhi or refer you.

In an emergency dial 111 or for major health issues or go to your GP, White Cross or A & E.  It’s better to get on top of our health issues before they worsen.

NEW NURSES – We have two new Public Health nurses who Whaea Melinda will be bringing in to meet with us.  Sarah and Madi, will be starting soon to oversee our in-kura general care for of our 5–12-year-olds ākonga at Paenuku.

A big MIHI to Whaea Melinda, for all you have done for us here at Paenuku.

 

NASTY CRITTERS
Head lice are always about, so please check your tamariki hair. Scabies have been a hoha in a few schools recently, keep an eye out

Na Whaea Karlene
 

Leadership Academy of A Company

Make sure you follow the Leadership Academy of A Company Facebook page for all the updates and photos of this outstanding haerenga.

Leadership Academy Facebook Page

 

See Calendar for Key Events

 

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
POUHERE

Important Dates

See Calendared Dates

 

Pānui ā Kura – 17 May 2024

View/Download17 May 2024 Pānui PDF / 1 MB

Pouhere

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū…..

As you would know, 21 cadets, staff and kaumatua of our Leadership Academy of A Company left for Italy earlier in the week. Theres plenty of photos and vids on our two Facebook pages (below) if you want to keep track of their haerenga. They spent their first evening in Italy with Tā Bom having dinner and then unexpected, he gifted a poppy to each to wear while there. Tā Bom is a sprightly 99years old and last man standing of the 28MB.

Te Kāpehu Whetū Facebook Page

Leadership Academy Facebook Page

These two FB pages are our latest means of communication with whanau. They will provide a snap shot of key events taking place in the Academy or Kura that we wish to share with Te Ao. Whereas, our TKW Tuakana and Paenuku pages will continue to be our direct Comms channels for whanau only, as is our weekly panui and emails. In coming weeks we will be looking at more opportunities to unite with whanau…..”Whanau Connect”…..keep an eye out for the call!

Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa
Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Whanau and ākonga hou

Nau mai haere mai Charlotte McLean, Wairoa, Maire and Rautini Waigth, Te Kauri and Tialee.

Ko te tūmanakokua tāunga haere koutouki waenganui i a tātou ō Paenuku.

“Tūngia te ururoa, whakaritorito te tutu o te harakeke.”

Kapa Haka

Paenuku has been working really hard learning new waiata and haka alongside Whaea Hera. Her Kia Māori initiatives and all their efforts were positively displayed at our kura whānau hui at Maumahara last week.

Poitukohu

Basketball at Kensington has started back up for the term and students are really enjoying being back on the court and training with Matua Herbie and the crew.

Mahi hurihanga

Ko te kaupapa o tēnei wāhanga ko te “Toitu te taiao”. E ako ana mātou i. ngā ahuatanga o matariki i.e., te whetu “Waita” te taha moana and Te whetu Tupu-ā-nuku koira ngā mahi maara kai. Mai i era  hua tīmata mā tātou ki te hunga i wā mātou kakahu toi (wearable arts)
 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wiki Tuatoru

Te Kāpehu Whetū tuakana are joining in with Pink shirt Day, supporting the kaupapa of promoting kindness, respect, and inclusivity. Pink shirt dayrepresents a stand against bullyingand aims to create a safe environment for everyone by encouraging people to wear pink shirts as a visible statement of solidarity and support for those who have been bullied. We enjoyed a very enthusiastic hikoi around the loop with lots of supportive encouragement from the public.

By speaking up against bullying, schools can help create a more inclusive and supportiveenvironment that benefits all students.

Mahi Toi

Paetata have been taking mahi toi classes at Hundertvasser. This will run untill the end of the term and consists of 2 lessons per week, one for year 7 and ne for year 8 ākonga. Each lesson is based off how we deliver our term overview, with Matariki being the navigator of that learning process.

Paetawhiti have started boxing lessons in town, with one lesson a week. Ākonga enjoyed their first session and are looking forward to their next one.

Unfortunately Winter Sports was cancelled which mean Paetata weren’t able to go, so instead we improvised and set up our own rotation of games, which helped ease the dissappointment of the games being cancelled.

Reminders:

  • Aims games – Paetata Hui, Tuesday 21 May 2024 5-6pm Paetata Whare 183 Lower Dent Street
  • Aims games deposit of $150.00 needs to be paid before June 1st 2024
  • Paetata whanau please make the hui if you are able to

 

Paerangi

Early Tuesday morning we farewelled our ACAD boys at Maumahara.  The whare is a lot quieter now and a wee bit empty but that just gives our kōhine a great environment to focus and get the mahi done!

On Thursday our Paerangi kōhine attended a STAH (Scientific, Technical and Allied Health) Careers Forum.  They heard from 12 different careers areas in the Health sector, including dental, dietitians, central sterilising unit, radiology and Hospital Play specialists.  The area of health care is rapidly growing and there is a demand of people to train and work in these areas.  These workshops gave our ākonga an insight into the diverse range of possibilities available to them beyond the traditional doctor or nurse. But in saying that, New Zealand has a shortage of both nurses and doctors. We have the highest rate of foreign trained nurses and the 2nd highest rate of foreign trained doctors in the OCED (2019)

The career pathways presented ranged from needing no specialist training and gaining your qualifications on the job, to 5 years study and a Masters degree before you can practise in the profession. Te Whata Ora is also working to create more opportunities for apprenticeships and training on the job opportunities in Whangarei.

These are the current shortages in New Zealand

  • 4,800 nurses
  • 1,050 midwives
  • 1,700 doctors (incl. GPs)
  • 170 pharmacists
  • 120 sonographers
  • 200 anaesthetic technicians
  • 220 dental / oral health therapists and hygienists
  • 30 radiation therapists
  • 30 clinical/cardiac physiologists

Experiences like this health careers forum are important for our ākonga to help them widen their horizons and understanding of all the opportunities available to them and see what they can do in their future.

Every year NorthTec provides a variety of different short courses for high school students to give them experience and credits in different trade industries.  Our Year 13 akonga completed their baking course this Friday where they have gained knowledge in working in a commercial kitchen and tips and skills in baking for cafes and bakery departments (as well as at home for whanau) One of the significant benefits of many of these courses is they provide the basic unit standards the industries require you to have before you can work in them such as health and safety, hygiene and knife handling and safety.  Although working in these industries might not be the lifelong career goals, they are handy skills to have as you can go anywhere around the world and find work while also enjoying the sights.  The next course is around beauty services, and there is an automotive skills 3 day workshop starting in June.

Naku, na Whaea Brenda
 

Leadership Academy of A Company

Make sure you follow the Leadership Academy of A Company Facebook page for all the updates and photos of this outstanding haerenga.

Cassino

 On Sunday the 19th the Leadership Academy of A Company will be privileged to attend a uniquely New Zealand service at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Cassino and then attend the dawn service on the 20th at Monte Cassino railway station.

no infantry battalion had a more distinguished record, or saw more fighting, or, alas, had such heavy casualties than the Māori Battalion”.  

General Freyberg

“In the New Zealand section, New Zealand being the small community that it is, there were so many names that I knew.. Two men who had played for the NZ All blacks, George Hart and Jack Harris, but what affected me the most….were all those magnificent Maori names.. I jotted only a few down in my diary….Perenara, Heke, Rikiriki, Hapeta, Herewini, Te Kura, Takurua, Wiremu, Te Whata, Maaka, Taurere, Kaire, Paurini, Rakau.. I went to each and every 28 Battalion soldier’s headstone and read the name and rank aloud while tears were streaming down my face. It was more than just watching the Maori’s marching down the strada into the line, it was more than just hearing their regular Bren guns on our flank, it was more than just the harmony of their voices in an Army concert. I could not put it into words.”

 26 Battalion infantry private Gordon Slatters upon returning to Cassino in 1970

Kia maumahara tātou i a ratou

 

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Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
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Pānui ā Kura – 11 May 2024

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“Hari ra ngā māmā katoa”

To the backbone of most whanau….we wish all our māmā a beautiful day 

Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū…..

Again, we had a full week of action an activity. From

  • Visits to Waitangi to reinforce our learning of Te Tiriti,
  • To learning about “Recycle, Restore, Reuse”,
  • To Paerangi representing our Ngāti Kahu O Torongare hapu at the closing statements of the MACA Claims
  • Through to our fantastic Whanau hui Tuesday evening

What a privilege it is to be part of this Kura!!!….and its only Week 2 or is it 3?

This week The Leadership Academy of A Company leave on Tuesday morning to take part in the 80th Commemorations of the Battle of Cassino.  This is the third time the Academy have travelled to Italy and the second time to Crete.  Uncle Pita Tipene will be part of the roopu this year. His father and uncle both fought in Crete and were captured.  At the Whanau hui we acknowledged Uncle Pita for all the support he has given the Academy over the years in his many roles, including as chair of the Waitangi Trust which saw Te Rau Aroha built and the Academy taking a central role in many events.  We all wish our boys, staff and Uncle Pita safe travels and an amazing experience and we will see you back here in Whangarei for your whakatau on the 28th May.

Na Whaea Rae
Pouhere

Paenuku

He ao, he ao, he pō, he pō
Kōrihi te manu, tākiri mai te ata
Ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea
Tihei wā Mauriora!

Kia whiti atu rā te nohotahi ki te tuakana ki roto i te whakaaro ki te teina. Nei rā te mihi ki te whakaaro rangatira, te waiaro whakaitio te tuakana ki ngā teina. Tau ke!

 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wiki Tuarua

E mihi ana ki a koutou e te whanau. We have had another busy and productive week across all three of our tuakana whare. Starting off the week with a haerenga to Waitangi for Paetata and Paetawhiti and finishing off a long day with a very successful Hui ā Whānau held in Maumahara. Thank you to all those who were able to make it and also to all of our Te Kāpehu Whetū ākonga who showcased a wonderful display of kapa haka.

Tēnā tatou e te whanau – Week 1 has started and we have a few whare changes for our tauira tuakana. We have moved buildings to better accommodate the number of stidents in each whare.

Tuakana Sports

Interball and Secondary Schools Poitukohu kicked off this week for Term 2. TKW played against some tough teams but showed resilience and determination. A big mihi to all that showed up to represent our kura in each grade, especially our senior kotiro team that showed strength and commitment. Poitukohu will be played every Thursday this term between 4pm and 9pm. Please make sure to get your tamaiti to and from basketball at Kensington each week. The draw will be sent out on the Wednesday. Fees are $25 a term, so if you played last term your fees are overdue.

Reminders:

  • Aims games – Paetata will have another hui regarding Aims games 2024
  • Pānui reminder will be sent out week 3 for next hui and progression updates, we need as much whanau support with these hui so everyone is on the same page

 

Paerangi

Kia ora e te whanau,

Thank you to all who came to our TKW Whanau hui on Tuesday, having Maumahara packed with past and present whanau and students was a heart warming indication we are moving in the right direction, together.

Earlier that day on Tuesday, Paerangi akonga represented at the Maori Land court at the final hearings for the MACA claims (Marine and Coastal Area) for the inner Whangarei Habour. Paerangi were outstanding in their demeanour and the way they represented Te Kāpehu Whetū.

Tamariki Makaurau Regional Kapa Haka

Pouwhakahaere Paerangi, Matua Ropata, took the stage with Ngā Tūmanako on Saturday. A crowd favourite, with a commanding presence and mana they performed outstandingly, like true champions. Matua Ropata was part of the roopu who took out Te Matatini in 2019 and got to represent Aotearoa and Kapa Haka around the world. It was clear from the performance that Matua Ropata is still in his element performance Kapa Haka on a large stage. Koe tonu a runga!

Leadership Academy of A Company

On Tuesday 14th May our ACAD boys and staff are heading off to Italy and Greece for the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino and to the site of the Battle of Crete, two campaigns the 28 Māori Battalion were a crucial part of.

At least 17 A Company soldiers lost their lives during The Battle of Crete, 20th May 1941- 1st June 1941 and many more were injured and/or made prisoners of war. One of those who lost their life was Captain Harding Leaf, our 2013 Intake namesake. His body has still not been recovered.

Of all the battles involving the 28 Māori Battalion, none were more brutal or costly than the Battle of Monte Cassino in early 1944. The railway station was a significant target, destroying the axis method of transportation would help the allies campaign significantly. On the night of 17/18 February 1944 the Māori Battalion successful attacked the railway station being the only NZ Battalion able to cross the flooded Rapido River, but the supporting tanks were unable to get through, so they were forced to withdraw. A and B Companies suffered major loses with over 120 of the 200 men killed, wounded or captured. (8 A Company soldiers lost their lives)

Although our boys know these stories, the knowledge, depth of understanding of the sacrifices, the importance of the 28 Māori Battalion, their mana, strength and courage, and the importance of honouring their legacy will be truly understood and engrained by standing where their tupuna stood.

We wish them all the best on this important haerenga. Represent the 28 and A Company with pride and honour.

“Give me a Maori Battalion and I will conquer the world.”
Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, the famous Commander of the German Afrika Korps

 

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Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
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Pānui ā Kura – 4 May 2024

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Kia ora e te whanau o Te Kāpehu Whetū,

 

Firstly nau mai, haere mai ngā whanau hou.

We welcomed our new whanau and ākonga last Monday at Maumahara.  On Thursday many of the newbies were off with Paenuku to Waitangi to learn more about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Rua Tekau Ma Waru.  A good foundation and start for ākonga at our Kura.  It reinforces all the learning done by Paenuku in Term 1.

This Tuesday, 7th May, Paetata and Paetawhiti are also off to Waitangi and then Tuesday evening we will be holding our Term 2 Full Whanau Hui at Maumahara

The Whanau Hui starts at 5.30pm.  We will korero about:

  • The Academy’s trip to Italy in one weeks’ time
  • The learning programmes each Whare will be offering
  • And for those who weren’t able to make it to Okaihau our Tuakana will do their kapahaka bracket.
  • Paenuku will also do a small bracket…….

So I hope you all can make it!!

It is our plan to produce this Panui at the end of every week to give whanau a glimpse at the variety of mahi our Kura and ākonga do.  It is important to us that we share these experiences with you and you get to be part of the development and their journey.  We are also working on streamlining our communication to whanau to make it easier to see messages and information….more on that later!

Lastly, Poitūkohu competition at Kensington Stadium, for Paenuku starts back this Wednesday 8th May.  We are still waiting for the timetable from the organisers and will get this out to you once we receive it.  Plus a little change,   All Poitūkohu training is during Kura hours, making it easier for whanau.

Kia pai tou wiki
Whaea Rae
Pouhere

 

Paenuku

Nau mai, hoki mai ki te wahanga 2, 2024

Powhiritia e te iwi, nau mai e ngā whānau hou ki te pae ā nuku, ki te pae ā rangi, paetata, paitawhiti e!

I te rā tuatahi, i haere etahi ākonga ki te whakatau atu i a Papa Morore ki Whangaruru. Kātahi ko te rā ataahua ki Ngāti Wai ki uta, Ngāti Wai ki Tai. Kia turuki atu ki ngā awenga nui a nga rangatira!

I hoki ana mātou ki ngā mahi rangatira ki a huhua nei a Paenuku

 

Ko Te Piko O Te Māhuri, Tērā Te Tupu O Te Rākau

The way in which the young sapling is nurtured (bent), determines how the tree will grow

 
Poitukohu – Pakipaki mai Waitā pai… Hūteki tū mai a Nuku!

Kua hoki mai a matua Herbie me āna ruanuku poitukohu, hākinakina hoki. Hūpekepeke, hūoioi ngā akonga ki ngā whūwhunga ā ngā pukenga hōu! Paenuku HĀ!!

Haerenga ki Waitangi

He hokinga mahara, kia puāwai ngā hihitangaa o matua tūpuna. Ki a whakaara ake ngā akoranga a te tiriti o Waitangi. Ki a kikī ake, ki a rahi ake, ki te hunga o te āpōpō!

Hākinakina

Nuku ana Māui
Nuku ana Matau
Waitā ki tai
Waitā ki uta
Paenuku Hi, Paenuku Ha!

Welcome back! Hopefully everone has had an awesome break and now ready to rock term 2. We have a few things coming up over this term. Firstly our Basketball in School programme has started back with a bang.

Poitukohu at the Kensington Stadium will start back next week Wednesday 8th May 2024. Th draw is still to come out. Once qe have the information a panui will be sent out via our Poitukohu facebook page and email to the whanau with tamariki playin in one of our teams. Should any game be at 3.30pm the kura will organise the kura van to transport that team to the stadium. However, all times after 3.30pm it will be the responsibility of the whanau to get your tamaiti to the game. Reminder that whanau need to collect their tamaiti/tamariki after their game has finished. We are also lookin for a coach for our Nuku team if anyone out there is interested please come and see us at the kura.

Winter Sports is coming up on the 29th May 2024. We have entered teams in Poitukohu and Table Tennis. Please keep an eye out for updates, as we get closer to the tournament.

Rippa Rugby Festival is also coming up. There are two different dates for this tournament. Years 3/4 – 4th June at the Northland Rugby Union – Pohi Island, Years 5/6 – 12th June at the same venue.

We have entered teams into this festival, as above information will come out closer to the dates so please keep and eye out.

What to look forward to:

  • Poitūkohu
  • Winter sports
  • Rippa rugby

Reminders:

  • Games for PoitūkohuWednesday 8th May (times to be confirmed)
  • Fees are due for those in our teams
  • Waita have training Monday after kura with Wahaea Josephine
  • Water bottles and non-marking playing shoes are a must for games and black shorts no pockets for games
  • Send PE uniform to kura every day

 

Paetata/Paetawhiti

Whats been happening this week?

Wahanga Tuarua

Nau mai e ngā hua kua whakatipu pai ai ngā kākano mō apōpō.

Tēnā tatou e te whanau – Week 1 has started and we have a few whare changes for our tauira tuakana. We have moved buildings to better accommodate the number of stidents in each whare.

Paetata (years 7-8) 183 Lower Dent Street
Paetawhiti (years 9-10) 177 Lower Dent Street
Paerangi (years 11-13) 173 Lower Dent Street

He rarangi maunga
Tū te ao, tū te pō
He rarangi tāngata
E hinga nei, e hinga nei
Toitū te whenua

Term 2 Kaupapa

Term 2 will be a very busy and productive time of learning and exploration for all of our whare.

With Matariki coming up at the end of this term,. we have based a lot of our kaupapaand curriculum links araound ngā kāhui whetū, Matariki, Puanga, Hautapu, Art exhibitions and an exciting celebration brining together all of our learning at the end of this term.

We start each term with RFL (Required fitness level) which sets the fitness level of each student and then reassessed at the end of the term to see if their pace & strength have improved.

Reminders:

  • Basketball starts next Thursday 9th May for secondary and intermediate
  • Waitangi trip Tuesday 8th May – Paetata and Paetawhiti
  • Whanau hui – Maumahara 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Pouako to discuss what is coming up this term for each whare

 

Paerangi

Kia ora e te whanau,

Welcome back with a very busy start to Term 2. Its business as usual for Paerangi focussing on our NCEA assessments and future pathways once ākonga are ready to leave school.

It is vital that all ākonga are at kura this coming week as it is the last full week the ACAD boys are in classes before they head to Italy. All ākonga have assessments due Week 3, regardless of whether they are travelling or not, for example Level 1, 2, and 3 have their Te Reo Tuhituhi assessment due. We all be sending out credit summaries once these assessments are in.

  • Arrive at kura on time
  • Stay for the full day. Do not leave before 3pm
  • Correct uniform
  • No phones or ear/headphones
  • Healthy kai only
  • Respect each other and kaimahi
  • Correct PE Gear every day

Lastly we would like to extend our condolences to the Aekins whanau on the passing of their mama. The Aekins have been a big part of the kura and ACAD since its beginnings, with Chief Luke and all 3 children, Caleb, Killarney, and Anahera being students of TKW. Aroha nui.

Na Whaea Brenda

 

See Calendar for Key Events

Kaupapa

We believe passionately in our culture, our people, our ākonga, and we know that through hard work, commitment, and focused support they will achieve within the Kura and beyond. We do this hereby acknowledging the 28 Māori Battalion and the price paid for citizenship, so that ‘we’ can “Navigate Māori Futures”.

To do this we commit to success in all its forms:

Kia Māori – Be Māori – Be

An education that validates Māori knowledge and ways of learning.

Kia Mātau – Be Knowledgeable – Know

Encouraging innovation, inquiry, the development of specialised knowledge and skills.

Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do

Development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana.

 


Raewyn Tipene 
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