End of Term 2 Week 9 Pānui

Getting this out to you all a day earlier than usual. Mānawatia a Matariki ki āpōpō (Happy Matariki for tomorrow) Our tamariki are working hard to complete their Matariki themed artwork in class at the moment. Our goal is to decorate Tāne Mahuta (the Hall) with all of this beautiful mahi toi (art) in the hope that your child brings you through this space to show off their creation next week during our Kōrero Mai (Learner Conferences) which are on Wednesday 3rd July/Thursday 4th July. This also happens to be the last week of term if you weren’t aware. You...


End of Term 2 Week 8 Pānui

WHAT A WEEK! A super proud tumuaki right now. Your tamariki have really stepped up this week and showcased their talent, passion and confidence in Kapa Haka. From smashing it on the stage at the Regent for Pae Tamariki on Tuesday, to then blowing the roof off the Linton Army Camp Gymnasium yesterday. It is something I definitely couldn’t have done at my primary school growing up, nor really had the opportunity to, so it fills me with pride that our tamariki have this. Mihi atu (thanks) to Whaea Tūrehu for getting them performance ready and to all our whānau...


End of Term 2 Week 7 Pānui

Another busy week here with lots of things happening in and around the place. On Monday, we welcomed Caelum, who has joined us in Rimu with Meagan and Hannah. He and his whānau live in the area, but have just returned from a long trip to China. Nau mai haere mai ki te kura o Turitea (Welcome to Turitea School).  I was invited to Mataī class on Wednesday to see the finished product of their mahi toi (art), where they have represented their whānau members with the popular koru which symbolises life in Te Ao Māori (The Māori World) Don’t...


End of Term 2 Week 6 Pānui

Thank you for your support with letting us have our Teacher Only Day on Tuesday. Not only was it a great day of mātauranga (learning) about local history in our rohe (region) but it was also great to come together as a collective group of primary schools. In Te Ao Māori,(The Māori World), knowledge is seen as a taonga (treasure), so we were extremely grateful with all that was shared with us from the Tai Huki team.