“Reach high and have faith.  Always try your best to reach your potential”

Kia ora Koutou Katoa, Malo e lelei, Bonjour and Aloha…

Welcome to our classroom, MAURIA TE PONO, Room 5.  Today was an amazing first day and it was great to meet our new teina and whanau who attended our powhiri.  We are very happy to warmly welcome you to into our whanau.  This year we have been lucky enough to make one the brand new classrooms next to our school library, our HOME or kainga.  We are LOVING our new kainga and can’t wait to decorate our walls with our new mahi/work.

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Leisha Tuaoi and I am the classroom teacher of Mauria Te Pono – Room 5.  I am also the team leader for Team Kotahitanga.  Team Kotahitanga’s teaching team consists of Mr Asema Williams – Ulimasao, Room 1, Mauria Te Pono –  Room 5, Mr Rishi Maharaj – Te Urunga, Room 9 and Mr David Vowells who teaches technology in our Chopshop.

* Reminders:

  • Please clearly label ALL items of clothing
  • Hats are compulsory and can be purchased from the front office
  • Students need to bring in PE gear daily
  • Students must wear correct uniform and will need to take a signed note to our Deputy Principal, Mrs Gates, in order to receive a uniform pass
  • Please feel free to contact me at anytime by phoning the school office on 8185544 or emailing me –, if you would like to discuss any matters regarding your child


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2018 has begun

Today we welcomed our new tauira (students) to our kura (school). Our school hall was packed from wall to wall with past, present and future students. The feeling of aroha, whanaungatanga and pride circulated the room as the karanga began. We are very happy to welcome our new year 7 students as well as our new staff members Mrs Martin, Mrs Ensor and Matua Sefa.

Here are a few pics of our day today.

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Welcome back to 2018!

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Namaste.

What an awesome first day we had! Today we focused on team building to build positive relationships. We also incorporated our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Engagement into our team building activities.

Look at our awesome students of Lumana’i Manuia.

Here are our tamariki in action:


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Nau mai haere mai

Kia ora and welcome to 2018 in Food Technology.


This year in food technology we will build on your prior knowledge and bring new skills to help you prepare and present nourishing meals for you and your whanau.

We will explore how food was grown, harvested, gathered and prepared historically and compare that to now.  We will also look at migration and the fusion of different foods and flavours.

Nutritionally we will also look at the impact of different foods on our diet and lifestyles…good and not so good.

See you in Food Tech!!!


Whaea Reitu Warren

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