Wiki tekau-Wahanga Tuarua- Ko tata tai ki te mutunga

Kia ora whanau,

As we near to the end of Term 2- Wow what a term it has been!!! Our tamariki have been brainstorming all the amazing kaupapa we have learnt thus far throughout the year and then creating beautiful and very informative posters!- The kaupapa they have studied are: Whakapapa, Pepeha, Axis & lines of symmetry, Explanation writing, Te Reo Maori sentence structures, past-present and future tenses, large ball skills, Geometrical shapes and angles, Jade speaks up-Hika ma-just to name a few kaupapa we have covered.

Nga kakano creating a visual pepeha for our Whakapapa display to complete our Term 2 Inquiry kaupapa.

Our karakia hou mo te timatanga o te ra. Our new karakia Nga Kakano do every morning before our himene.

In groups we recite our karakia and practice everyday making sure our pronounciation and understanding of our karakia is very clear! Our tamariki learn the importance of karakia in Te Ao Maori and its purpose on a daily basis.

Kyron working hard to complete his Wahanga tuarua poster! This poster needed 20 examples of mahi that was completed this term and Kyron completed this to a very high standard. Ka rawe Kyron. Kia kaha mo te roanga o te tau!!!

Noah completing his Wahanga Tuarua poster describing all our kaupapa we have done this term! Ka rawe to pikitia Noah!

George and Noah working collaboratively researching the definitions and explanations of kupu hou. Ka pai korua!

Roopu Ruaumoko strategising and solving problems of Maths and uploading their mahi onto OneNote. Nga Kakano enjoy OneNote. Our tamariki will be using digital portfolios to showcase their awesome mahi thus far at our Student Led Conferences which will be on the 3rd & 4th of August!-Appointment times will be sent out this week. Please make a time and return the panui with your tamaiti on the first week back at kura. Nga mihi whanau



Mahi kainga: Our tamariki have a 2 week assignment due Monday the 24th July. Our kaupapa next term is on ‘Hauora’ and the well-being of ourselves, others and understanding this in the context of Te Ao Maori. Please awhi and assist your tamaiti to have this completed and returned first day back at kura. They will need the internet to research some of their kaupapa. Kia kaha whanau!

Samoan roopu performance at Zeal: Noah and Ocean will be performing at Zeal-WestWave this Wednesday at 5.30pm. Come on down and tautoko our boys and our beautiful Samoan roopu!

‘Old skool’ production: Our AMAZING Supa choir have a brilliant production this Thursday (Rapare) in our kura hall. Gold coin donation! 6:30pm start. Our Ocean, Lewis and Roman will be starring in this production. It would be awesome if you could come and tautoko our tamariki. They have worked really hard for this to be a success.

Taumata hui: This Friday we have an amazing day to celebrate our tamariki achieveing their first or next Taumata. Please come and tautoko this very special day for our tamariki. 2pm start.

Mena he patai, he hiahia tau imera mai:

Kia pai o koutou wiki,

Whaea Terina Hetaraka





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“Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.”  – Thomas Carlyle.

This is happening right now in Tamatoa ;

Tamatoa planing for our future learning wall next term.

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Mauria Te Pono – Term 2

Talofa, Kia orana and greetings….

In Mauria Te Pono we have been studying the following topics:

Math: students discussed how angles are used in everyday situations and why we need to have a solid knowledge of them.  We have also been learning multiplication strategies and how to multiply using decimals in some of our small learning groups.

Writing:  We have been using language to persuade the reader and some students wrote persuasive texts about ‘Why the haka should remain as part of New Zealand’s identity during sports matches’ and ‘why students should wear a school uniform’.

Inquiry: Students used ICT to present their findings around the importance of Water.  These were very interesting and our students put a great deal of hard work and planning in to their tasks.  Well done to our inquiring students !

Jade Speaks: We have set up a positive environment where we can support each other and discuss issues around keeping ourselves safe.  It is great to see that our students can work together and help one another when needed.

Upcoming Events – Get along and support your classmates at the SUPA Motown concert this Thursday 6 July, at 6.30 pm in the school hall.  Almost half of our class will be singing, dancing and acting, so get along and support whanau !

Congratulations – Team Kotahitanga are doing a great job at fitness and are making a great TEAM effort, keep it up everybody !



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