He wiki tino nui kua hipa. Whaikorero, Hangi me Hakinakina.

Ka pai Ocean me Kyron. Helping give back to the community and our whanau at Te Kura kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi Marae.

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.

Ka pai Cypress, Pounamu, Ty me Noah i o koutou mahi. Nga mihi

Ka pai Monaro and Amos. Learning how to peel and skin a kumara, riwai and pokena

 

 

Whaea Pam teaching our tamariki the importance of hauora and the different skills and dynamics of sports. Our focus this term is Large Oval ball skills and the bio-mechanics of our body.

Whaea Pams daughter working with a group of tamariki for 2 minitue bursts of body resistant drills. We had 6 stations working hard for the whole 12 minute rotations.

Team taonga speech finalists. Congratulations to Izaiah, Malania and Mathius for representing our awesome Team and speech finals inanahi! Ka mau te wehi Iziah for winning our kura speeches with an amazing whaikorero on “Child Poverty”.

  • 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 🙂