End of Term 1 Week 4 Pānui

It was great to see a huge showing at our annual PTA run Overnight Camp last Friday night. What an amazing night and so cool to keep this Turitea tradition alive as it has been a while since we last had the overnight component. As always, shout out to our supportive PTA for the behind the scenes mahi you do to make events like these happen and whakawhetai (thanks) to those parents who were able to ‘see a need, fill a need’ on the night or the morning after. Cheers Lucain for taking the pics below of the night. Special...


End of Term 1 Week 3 Pānui

Hoping to see you all tonight for our annual PTA run Overnight Camp. As mentioned previously, this is a bit of a Turitea tradition and a great showing of our school uara (value) of whanaungatanga (community). I look forward to seeing our field transform into a campsite. Massive thanks to the organsing team from the PTA and everyone involved to make the evening a success.


End of Term 1 Week 2 Pānui

Thank you for your support on Monday enabling us to have our Staff Only Day. We were extremely grateful to have Jon Procter share his pearls of wisdom about the history of Papaioea (Palmerston North) and the Rangitanē Iwi. The pics below show snippets of our tour. I’m wondering if any parents are interested in this kaupapa (topic) also and we might be able to entice him into running another hikoi (walk) around these spots learning our local history, let me know…


End of Term 1 Week 1 Pānui

Nau mai hoki mai ki a koutou (Welcome back everyone) We had our ‘first day back’ mihi whakatau to embrace our new whānau to the school on Tuesday, which I found really special. It was nice to set the tone for the year from this and ‘live and breathe’ our uara (values) of Whanaungatanga (Positive Relationships) and Manaakitanga (Kindness and Hospitality) in doing this important ceremony in Te Ao Māori.