E rere nei ngā mihi ki ngā whānau katoa i tautoko i tō tātou puni i te wiki tuatoru. A big massive thank you to all parents who contributed and supported our camp at Mōtakotako pā.
Day one with our tuakana was wonderful climbing our maunga and finishing with a beautiful soak down Toreparu.
Day two started off awesome with our tuakana running the pōwhiri to welcome our teina onto Mōtakotako. Followed by sports, mahi tahi, a beautiful bbq and then fun and laughter down Toreparu.
Day three was a wicked one where a nasty bug took over and a number of tamariki and staff fell ill.
We thank all whānau for the quick response in picking up your tamariki early. Mauri ora☺
Kōka Liz still has a purple sleeping bag and left over clothes from camp. Come and have a look please or she will be taking them to Kahu’s Nest.
On Sunday 8 March is Maui Dolphin day at Te Kopua Domain. Our Kōhanga Reo is running a stall and would like to give the pūtea they make to our kaumātua group who are travelling to Rarotonga next term. They have asked if we would like to join in and support also.
If you are available to jump on the stall for an hour, or can drop off baking or whatever you can contribute, I know our Kōhanga Reo and kaumātua would absolutely appreciate it. “Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai tātou”
Kōkā Liz and her two teams are attending the Turangawaewae Waka Regatta on the 20th of March 2015. Whānau who would like to come along and enjoy the day with us please feel free to let Kōkā know. Our two teams are practicing here at kura and on the awa down Ngaruawahia on Wednesday afternoons. Piki mai kake mai.
Kapa Haka ki Te Kōpua
A big reminder, Whāea Chanel would like to meet her Kapaz club students who are performing at The Maui Dolphin Day outside Jo’s Takeaways at 12.15pm on Sunday. Please make sure your tamaiti is dressed in black shorts or skirt and a black tshirt or dress shirt. Please support Whāea Chanel in any way you can.
Ngā Rawa nō te Kāinga
Please, please remind tamariki NOT to bring personal items to kura like toys and mp3 players. Kaiako will not take responsibility for any loss or damage to personal items that tamariki are bringing to kura.
Marau ā whānau projects for term two will be sent home to whānau in week 7 of this term. This kaupapa is about empowering the learning between our tamariki and whānau. It will consist of two projects given out by the kaiako, whānau choosing one of these projects to work on, and then presenting this project at the end of term two with your tamariki. Kia rite mai tātou!
We would appreciate some more support at swim times especially with our teina. If you are free on the following days and times please come along and tautoko.
Monday 10-11am (Matariki), Tuesday 11.30am-12.30pm (Matariki), Wednesday 2-3pm (Tawera & Meremere), Thursday 11.30am-12pm (Tawera & Meremere), Friday 1.30-2pm (TRAKTR).
Kaitaraiwa Whēne ki Kirikiriroa
Ngā Taiātea Wharekura have offered two vans for term two for our tuakana who travel to Ngā Taiātea every day on the bus. We need two reliable, committed drivers who are over the age of 25 and have a full drivers licence. If you are interested or know of someone please see Kōkā or ring her.
On Monday and Tuesday of last week our 8-14 year olds competed in our whole school swimming sports to attend the Western Cluster Swimming sports. Results will be put out this week when we have everything finalised. Thank you to those whānau who attended.
Our teina class Meremere are having a fun swimming sports day with the mainstream classrooms on Wednesday the 11th of March at 11am. Please ensure our teina have their swimming gears and lots of kai and inu for a big day.
We need your support with keeping our teina safe and happy so please make the effort to come along.
Nau mai, tomo mai, piki mai, kake mai!!
A reminder that Tawera are selling Nacho’s in the school hall on Monday the 9th of March. Please send $4 with your tamaiti to support Tawera. Mmmmm te reka!!
On the 25th of March our Rōpū is closing at 12.30pm for Parent Teacher Interviews. Please put this in your diaries and arrange for alternative care for your tamariki if you have to work.
Ngā Akoranga o te Wā
E pēwhea ana koe? – How are you
E pai ana – I am good
Nō whea koe? Where are you from?
Nō Whaingaroa ahau – I am from Raglan
E hia kai ana ahau – I am hungry
E hiamoe and ahau – I am tired
Kua pau taku hau – I am exhausted
Ngahere – bush/ forest
Aihe – dolphin
Rūma moe – bedroom
Rūma horoi – bathroom
Horoi ngā rīhi! – Wash the dishes!
Whakapai tō rūma moe! – tidy your bedroom!
Kia tika ō mahi! – be good!
He niiti koe – you are neat
Kei whea mai koe – You are amazing!
E oke – do your work
Tiioi – choice