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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



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!


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


  • 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



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.


  • 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



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


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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 

Important Dates

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