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We are into the last full week of school year with Prize-givings and Graduations all on the books.  It is so important that whanau come along and help us celebrate the year that was.

  • Paenuku – This Wednesday 6th Dec – 10am @ TBC
  • Paerangi – This Friday 8th Dec – 6pm @ Maumahara (whanau tickets with Whaea Jackie)
  • Paetata & Paetawhiti – Next Monday 11th Dec – 11am @ Whare o Paetawhiti

This week Paetawhiti (Year 9 &10s) will be off with Moana Futures Tues/Wed/Thurs…kinas on again!!

On the weekend a number of ākonga competed at the Iron Māori event in Tamaki at Okahu Bay.

It had been cancelled due to the sink hole that formed earlier in the year but at the last minute they decided to run the event and our kura stepped up and sent down 4 teams. Only Kura there!!!

And again, one of our teams took out first place in the team event…up against adult teams…TKW!!!


I haere mātou ki Tamaki Makaurau ki te Zoo, Rainbows End me Kelly Tarltons. He rawe ki a ratoute haerenga. Ngā mihi ki ngā kaimahi katoa me te roopu tautoko.


  • This week we were visited by Geva, the art specialist at Humdervasser centre
  • On Tuesday we played Ki O Rahi with Ngātihine, and ākonga are becoming more skilled
  • On Thursday Staff Louis put ākonga through their RFL run, press-ups, and burpees. It was great to see the participation and everyone giving it their best.
  • Iron Māori Tamaki – What a weekend, what an event…Read more in the actual newsletter!


  • Teina Christmas Camo Disco, Raapa 6th Hakihea
  • Hoake tatou! E whai ake nei ko te pōkanikani o te tau
  • We need your support to send our cadets to ITALY 2024, where they will retrace the footsteps of the 28th Māori Battalion and commemorate the sacrifices made 80 years ago at the Battle of Monte Cassino.

Whānau, please note

  • Our kura has high expectations of ourselves and ākonga, therefore, we need to attend consistently, be awake, follow the hygiene and dress standards, and be well-rounded in our hauora.
  • Healthy kai (provided) and Wai Māori are the only acceptable kai allowed at TKW. Please ensure that your tamariki has a clean and named water bottle with them each day.


As part of the merge process, Te Kāpehu Whetū has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community. Access details are in the newsletter.


Important Dates (October-December)

Moana futures (Tau 7, 8, 9, 10), Paenuku Prize Giving, Graduation & Paerangi Prize giving,

2023 – End of Year 12 December 2023

2024 – First day back for Full kura – 7 February 2024