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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……..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



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



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




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.



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


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

See Calendar for Key Events