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, and the development of specialised knowledge/skills
- Kia Tū Rangatira Ai – Be Rangatira – Do
The development of strong character and personal excellence, living with mana).
“Ki te kore te putake e makukungia, e kore te rakau e tupu”
If the roots of the tree are not watered, the tree will never grow
Whānau and Pouako hou
On Wednesday 7 February, 2024, Te Kapehu Whetu welcomed and embraced our new staff and students, alongside returning ākonga and pouako, in traditional TKW style at Maumahara.
TE URI O MOTUKIORE
TE HAPŪ O TE NGAHENGAHE,
TE IWI O NGĀPUHI
Ko Toni Hack tana ingoa
Is a partner and mother of 3, who was raised amongst her people.
Toni comes with a wide range of skills to offer TKW, 18 years of Teaching, Sporting and ECE skills. Toni has held deputy Principal roles at Horeke Primary and has been a kaiako and head Kaiako for Mokopuna ECE for well over 10 years as well as having her own tamariki nohinohi over at Paenuku since the opening.
We are very excited to have Toni’s skills set amongst us at Paenuku as the Pou Arataki.
(Pou Arataki – Deputy Principal Teina)
HOEA MATA O TE ATUA MAI HAWAIKI
NĀU TOROA TE KII
NĀU TĀNEATUA TE KAA
TŪ TONU MAUNGA PŌHATU
TE TOKA TŪ O TE AO
RERE ANA TE AWA O ŌHINEMATAROA
TŪ ANA A OTENUKU
TE PĀ TŪWATAWATA O NGĀTI KŌURA
TE WHĀRUA O RUĀTOKI
TE ROHE PŌTAE O TŪHOE… tau ana!
Ko Hera Henare tēnei e mihi ake nei.
Ka toro ngā parirau whakaako I ngā rua tekau tau kua hori.
Ka tau nei aku tapuwae mai ki Te Tai Tokerau.
Kāpehu nei ngā wawata e ngā whetū a Matariki
Hei tohu Pouako ki te kāwai rangatahi e whakarauora nei.
Nā Hera Henare Pouwhakahaere
(Pouwhakahaere – Head Pouako Paenuku)
Rāhiri Mai, tauiti mai…
Tēnei matou te mihi ake ki a tātou katoa o Te Kāpehu Whetū
(Matua Wiremu, Whaea Kei, Whaea Petina, Whaea Serena)
Ko Taupiri, ko Taranaki ngā maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Te awamarahi te marae
Ko Ngāti Tiipa te hapū
Ko Poutatatewherowhero te tangata
Ko Hohaia ko Clark ngā ingoa whanau
Kaupapa – Wāhanga Tuahahi
- Pepeha me whakapapa
- Ko ahau tēnei
- Whāinga mātua
- Kaupapa ā iwi
- 28th Māori Battalion
- Kapa Haka
Ngā Kaupapa ō te wiki nei
- Powhiri ā kura
- Kaupapa Mātua
Ko Rangi ki runga
Ko papa ki raro
Ko te ira tāngata kei waenganui
E kiko e wairua ki te ao
Tihei wā mauriora
Ngā mihi ki a koutou ngā whānau hou ki to tātou kura nei. Otirā nau mai hoki mai ki a tatou ngā pouako me ngā tauiri o mua. Whakatau mai rā.
Te Kāpehu Wehtū started back this week with our whole kura pōwhiri held at Maumahara. It was wonderful to welcome our new whanau, pouako, kaimahi, and tauira to our kura.
Nau mai anō ki a Matua Wiremu who will be the new pouako in Paetata, tau whitu ki the tau waru, working alongside Whaea Kei.
Ngā manaakitanga ki a tātou
Tihei ko te wao tapu nui a Tāne
Tāne te wānanga
Tāne nui a rangi
Tihewa mauri ora
Kei ngā atua Māori e tiaki, e manaaki nei i a tātou katoa
Kei ngā mate o te wā, koutou mā kua hoki atu ki tua o te pae o maumahara
Haere mai haere.
Ki a tātou e pae nei tēnā koutou katoa.
E te whānau o Te Kāpehu Whetū nau mai hoki mai ki te wāhanga tuatahi o te tau 2024.
Welcome back to another new and exciting year. We hope that you have all had a nice break over the Christmas period.
It has been an amazing start to the year with our haerenga last week to Kupe Waka Centre and this week our pōwhiri to welcome new staff and students into the kura. We then came together as Kura Tuakana to do different fun activities to set tikanga and expectations of our kura and to Whakawhanaungatanga with our new students and teachers.
It has been awesome getting to know the new students and staff and look forward working with them all during the year.
Nau mai haere mai matua Wiremu ki te whānau.
Nō reira ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa,
Nā Matua Ropata
TE KĀPEHU WHETŪ KAUPAPA
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.
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