Te Ra Whanau!!!!

Kei te TINO hari koa ahau e kite ia matou whanau e huihui mai nei i te ra mo nga whanau o Kerehana.
Such an AMAZING day last Friday at our Annual Whanau Day. Our tamariki were humbled with the amount of whanau that came into Nga Kakano and shared a day and experienced a touch of what we learn here at Te Kura takawaenga o Kerehana. We thank you ALL for coming and sharing and listening to all our stories, lessons, pepeha, karakia and waiata. Here are a few pics of Nga kakano in action on Whanau Day



Nga Kakano tamariki getting ready to present their whakatauki, followed by their own pepeha and a waiata. They were so nervous but eventually calmed their nerves and stood so proud and proudly said their pepeha with pride and mana. Tino ataahua!!


After our tamariki stood and presented their pepeha, Papa Ngaro stood and replied and gave our tamariki about his whakapapa and explained who his mokopuna are (Kyron, Chelston & Te Ao) and how their Pita whanau hononga back to Kelston Intermediate. It was sooooo beautiful to hear our Papa korero to his mokopuna and how proud he is of their efforts thus far! Ka pai Papa!!

Ranui Williams and his Mama. Ranui is teaching her all about Mathletics

George Talukder showing his brother our GTK activity. Also Antonne is asking mum for answers around Cyber Safety. This is our kaupapa this week.

















Our tamariki had an AWESOME fun filled packed morning. We had the privilege of getting Matua Sefa (KiwiCan) Matua Tyler (Our class T/A) & Matua Sean (Our specialised class T/A) to introduce themselves and share a little bit about themselves to our whanau. It was nice for our whanau to see other elements and bonuses our tamariki get to experience with our amazing staff and opportunities for them to learn and grow into successful young adults!

Normally our tamariki ALWAYS have a kai first but just for one day- we twisted it a bit and let our manuhiri(parents) go first! Was awesome and sooooo YUMMY our kai!!!

A MASSIVE mihi to our student teachers who have been in Team Taongas Mrs Taylor (Te pou herenga waka’s class) and Mrs Tuilaepa (Lumanii Manuia). They were both helping prepare all our kai for our hakari! Thank you korua for your awhi!

Our kai was delicious!!! Tino tino reka nga kai!. We thank you whanau for your kai 🙂 Was very humbling to know that most of our tamariki/parents made the effort to bring a kai so nga mihi mo tera.








Matua Gordon (Our tumuaki) and headgirl Gwendolyne Turner-Paki










Mrs TeAriki, Tyler, Matua Sean and Sefa!!










Congratulations to our 6 tamariki who received Taumata Tahi: Ty Broughton, Aaliyah Paul, Geoge Talukder, Raiden King and Lewis Ashby who received Taumata RUA!! Kia kaha o koutou mahi. Hikina i nga wa katoa whanau 🙂

And to end our AMAZING day off, we annouced our Class Councillor and Deputy and CONGRATULATIONS goes to Malania Aumata- Deputy councillor & Roman Wallbank- Class councillor 2017!! Ka pai korua!! 

Another HUGE Congratulations to all our prefects and councillors named last Friday! We are so lucky to have 2 prefects for Sports, Peer Mediation and Library. We have a strong leadership team this year (10) in total. The calibre of tamariki applying for these head positions this year was next level and we applaud you all for your hard efforts thus far. Kia kaha whanau!!

Once again whanau, Nga mihi mo to koutou mahi me nga kai me nga aroha ki te ra o nga whanau!! Our amazing WHANAU DAY #2017 would not have been so successful without all of your support and I thank you so much for attending, cooking, cleaning at any part of our special day. I thank you very much!!


Kia pai o koutou wiki,

NGA MIHINUI Whaea Terina xx