Thursday, 30 March 2017

Pepeha recordings

Yay, tamariki have some mahi to share with you.  They have completed their own Pepeha Pikitia and have recorded themselves reading their pepeha for you.  Please click anywhere on the picture to go to access their names for  their individual links.

 pepeha recordings

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Whanau Meeting

Kiaora koutou whanau and caregivers

Just a heads up that we have a full kura whanau hui on 16 February from 4pm to 5pm.  All whanau are welcome, so come and meet your tamariki's kaiako and the other awesome staff members of our kura.  This is an opportunity to ask questions and find out what is happening this year with our kura and your tamariki.

Nga mihi nui

Whaea Nicki

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Birthday for Kararaina

Nau mai, haere mai.  E haere ana koe ki ruma tekau ma toru if you would like to hear about your tamariki progress or next steps for Wahanga Tuawha.  Whanau are welcome to come during report evening for the juniors on the 20th September 3:30 - 5:30pm.
Nga mihi.   Whaea Nicki 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

As a kura we attended The GAFE Summit in Auckland for 2 days.  It was full on, we went to 4 workshops per day, listening to and participating in presentations.  We gained some valuable insight into a lot of apps that are available on Google, plus presenters were up with the play on new apps as well. 

Tamariki had to construct a Pepeha using Rakau, then they had to practice saying and pointing to each area of their pepeha and finally use screen castify to record themselves saying it.  If they completed these tasks they had to post to their recording to their blog.

The mana is in the stone!.. Kei roto i te Whare Taonga te kohatu.  This is a huge green stone that is set in a container that has water for tamriki to sprinkle over it so they can see the tino ataahua nga tae that is within.
On the boardwalk, we went through the mangroves to the beach.  It was awesome being able to observe some of the sealife that was happening in the mudflats without actually having to stand in it.  Cool day out with Ruma Tekau ma Toru.  You dudes are the best.

Tino pai kourua, you ran your best and came up trumps, hi ho hi ho its off to Ohaeawai you two go.

And so the banners begin.  We have begun to put our banners together for our Whanau Whakaiti Olympic Games.  Tamariki have thought up their names, designed their banners and created the borders.  Unfortunately kapa haka practice is clashing, so the faithful kaiako have stepped in get the painting done.  

Kia ora Midas, if you are seeing this I hope you don't mind, I found this on my laptop.  We miss you so here is you practising your pepeha using the Rakau.  Next time perhaps you may need to use your sheet and practice saying it fluently before you record.  Hope all is well for you and your whanau.  Nga mihi nui kia koutou TeKuru raua ko Johnstone whanau.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

KWS  2016  Cross Country Team going to Ohaeawai on Thursday   -  Big thumbs up to you all!!!

Our Olympic Team for Cross Country, well done Patrick and Kenadee for placing 1st and 2nd in your age group.  Good luck at your run in Ohaeawai on Thursday, we will all be running with you in our hopes and dreams.  Go hard, go fast, go kourua.