Tena koutou katoa, nau mai ki ta matou panui 🙂
Kura Teina News
|Kia ora e te Whanau – greetings to all.
Term 3 Highlights – so far!
It was a pleasure for the Kura Teina Kaiako to meet and speak with whanau at the Learning Conversations earlier this term. We had a great turnout so thank you all very much for taking the time to meet with the Kaiako to discuss your tamariki’s learning. We offered whanau the choice of meeting face to face or online. Please feel free to provide any feedback to how these Learning conversations are organized and any constructive suggestions are welcomed.
In Week 5 I had the opportunity to accompany our Te Roopu Aroha ki te Reo tamariki to see the movie Cocoa in Te Reo Maori, we were all enthralled by the movie, and to see our beautiful language/taonga captured in cinematic glory was EPIC! We then followed this up with a visit to the new “THE PA” at Waikato University, if you ever get an opportunity to see this mana-enhancing wharenui, I highly recommend visiting it since it’s the focal point of student life at tertiary level.
Student learning this term includes environmental education with the Karioi Project team – the first sessions began in Week 6. Year 5/6 speeches have been completed and students from our school participated in the recent Western Cluster Speech finals. This week is the Western Cluster Cross Country event held at Waitetuna School on Thursday (31st August) from 9am. At the end of the term some of our teina students from Tawera are involved in the Western Cluster Kapa Haka festival hosted by Te Mata School (Friday 15th September) all are welcome on the day.
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Enjoy the rest of Term 3 and the upcoming holidays koutou!
Nā Whaea Haylee Webber DP (Kura Teina)
Kura Tuakana News
|Nau mai hoki mai ki te wahanga hou – Term 3
We farewell Whaea Michelle Campbell and wish her all the best as she returns home to Taranaki and welcomes back Matua Joe Rao into the year 7-8 team. His energy, experience and passion for learning and learners add strength to this dynamic team.
Students have begun their 3rd rotation for modules.
Year 7-8 have been practicing for the Western Cluster Kapa Haka event hosted by Te Mata next Friday (15th). Our kids are performing at 12.20pm. Exciting! Our kids are also preparing for the Totara Springs inter school event in Week 10.
Our Year 9s and 10s Are currently on camp with the year 9 and year 12 PE classes combining in Pirongia to experience a range of challenges and activities over 3 days. Our year 10s will be up bright and early for a 4am start as they trek down to Ruapehu for their mountain Snowboard / Skiing experience.
OUED trips this term so far. The level 3 students spent 2 days white water canoeing on the Tongariro river learning to navigate rapids and run river safety. The level 1 students completed their overnight tramp on Pirongia. After a rainy first day they were treated to cold but spectacular views at the summit. Our year 12’s have been busy building their own canoe paddle ready to take on the Whanganui river!
Derived Grade Exams
All students in Years 11-13 will be on study leave in the last week of term. Year 13 will be on study leave from 12.20 Monday. Years 11 and 12 will be on study leave from 2pm Monday. This means students are only required to attend school for their exams or if they have been called into finish classwork by their teachers.
NCEA Update 2024
Learning rather than assessment and credentialing will be the focus. Parents and Caregivers might ask their young person: “What did you learn today?” rather than: “What assessment are you working on?” This will look and feel different for whānau who have had older siblings experience NCEA.
Students can gain an NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate endorsement by attaining 50 credits (out of 60) with Merit or Excellence, for a Merit or Excellence endorsement. This remains the same. If a student achieves 14 or more credits in a course which includes at least one external standard, they will be eligible for Course endorsement. External assessments will look and feel different from external assessments of the past. There will also be variations in external assessments between and across subjects.
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