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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



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.



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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