Such an awesome week here at Kerehana! Tuatahi, we would like to welcome our new tama Cypress Riki. Nau mai haere mai bub. We cant wait for you to learn all about our Tikanga here at Te kura takawaenga o Kerehana and the social, cultural and academic components that encapsulates our kura!
- This week our tamariki in Nga Kakano have experienced the hard mahi that goes on when preparing kai/hua whenua for a hangi. Our pakirehua kaupapa this term is Te Taiao/Our environment. On Wednesday we worked as a whanau, peeling, cutting, cleaning, counting riwai, kumara and pokena. We had many korero around preparation, purpose and understanding the importance of huawhenua.
- So proud of our two kotiro Malania Aumata and Taylor Tokimua-Tarei who stood at our school speeches! Malania had an amazing speech and spoke about gangs and the social justice issues of being involved in a gang and the effects this has on our Maori society and their whanau and friends. Taylor stood and delivered her whole whaikorero in Te Reo Maori. Her korero was about withholding our three values respect, responsibility and engagement in all aspects of our lives and to show these no matter where you are. I am so proud of both of these kotiro for having the courage to stand in front of our whole kura and korero passinoately on what they believe in. Ka rawe korua. Tino hikaka ahau ia korua 🙂