Kura Teina News
Kura Tuakana News
|We have had a terrific start to 2023. Kura Teina is made up of 14 classrooms. We have 4 Yr 0-2 classrooms; 4 Yr 3-4 classrooms and 4 Yr 5-6 classrooms plus two Maori Medium classes.
We have 5 kaiako who are either new or returning to RAS. Welcome Whaea Ruby who is a beginner teacher and in the Yr 5/6 team. To Whaea Annika, Whaea Emily, Whaea Victoria and Matua Nick, who are returning to RAS or moving from team Tuakana, it’s great to have you all on board and we are so excited to have you as part of the team.
This year we have introduced team leaders to the fold. These talented wahine are vital to ensuring that every possible avenue for learning is available to your tamariki. If you have any queries at all please see Whaea Nicole Yrs 0-2; Whaea Amy Yrs 3-4, Whaea Alison Yrs 5-6 and Whaea Bonita Te Roopu Aroha ki te reo. However, your first point of contact should always be with your child’s classroom teacher. Whaea Hilary is our designated Literacy/Hybrid Coach while Whaea Stephanie remains our Pastoral lead.
By now you should have received classroom newsletters from all Kaiako introducing themselves and a little about what to expect this term. Learning Conversations are a highlight this week as well as some awesome outdoor education activities. Surfing lessons are available for Yr 6 tamariki and not forgetting the Western Cluster sports events dotted throughout each term.
Please check our school’s website and social media platforms to keep apprised of what is happening within the Kura.
Feel free to call in and say “kia ora” would love the opportunity to meet with you face to face or alternatively contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have an awesome Term 1 koutou!
Nā Whaea Haylee Webber
|We start the year in years 7 and 8 with 3 homeroom classes taught by Whaea Michelle Campbell, Matua Eddie Martinez and Whaea Jaime Paulin and led by Whaea Michelle Satchell as the year 7-8 Dean.
Years 9-10 is led by Whaea Gwyn Brodie as Dean and has 3 whānau classes taught by Matua Richie Tau’alupe (HPE & Social Science) and Matua Brendon Rickard (Music) who are the newest staff members in this team joined by Matua Liam Caulden-Lavers, Whaea TJ Pemberton, Whaea Briar Heinrich, Whaea Linda Holmes and Whaea Ariana Millward.
In Years 11-13 we have 4 whānau classes. Year 11 Dean and whānau teacher is Matua Lee Copson joined by Whaea Angela Prain.
Year 12 Dean and whānau teacher is Whaea Stevie Gardiner joined by Matua Glenn Rangitonga.
Year 13 Dean is Whaea Pauline Sweetman. Year 13 Whānau teachers are Matua David O’Loughlin and Whaea Kerry Arlidge-Rangitonga.
Year 11-13 Surfing Academy whānau is taught by Matua Larry Fisher and Matua Deane Hishon.
Rounding out our Years 7-13 team we welcome Matua Matt Stockton (Digital Technologies), Whaea Mary Rose Speakman(Maths), Whaea Ruth Hare(Drama), Matua Nicholas Stevens(Music), Whaea Maree Harris(Gateway) Whaea Sandra Jonas(Math / Assessment/TT) and finally our Learning Support Coordinator schoolwide Whaea Naomi Tovio.
To contact whānau teachers or Deans via email please use email@example.com (all lowercase).
EDGE mobile App – We encourage whānau to download and sign up to this. You will be able to track your child’s attendance, timetable and NCEA progress. Follow these steps https://www.raglanarea.school.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/How-to-access-edge-app.pdf.
Looking Ahead we have
We have a busy term ahead and look forward to sharing more about our experiences in the next edition.
If you would like to contact me for anything here is my email firstname.lastname@example.org