Nga Kakano ka puawai i te reo

Nga Kakano have been focussing on ‘What is our Taumata’ and how do we incorporate this kaupapa in everything we do here at Kerehana. Malania created her Wahanga Tuatahi Taumata stars focusing on a Social, Cultural and Academic Goals, with 5 sub goals which are building steps to achieving her overall goal in the middle. Ka pai to mahi Malania 🙂

Here is Ty Broughton with his awesome and realistic Taumata goals for Wahanga tuatahi. Nga Kakano have their own personal Taumata learning journals as well and we focus on Tikanga, Values and the whole ahuatanga of our Taumata in all our different areas of learning. Our tamariki have enjoyed learning different scenarios and understandings of our kaupapa- Respect, Responsibility and Engagement and writing about their own experiences and how these look, feel and sound at kura, within their own whare with their own whanau and also within our own Kerehana community! Ka pai koutou ma! I’m very proud of them all and their efforts this week.

Our tamariki have also been enjoying and becoming familiar with other kaiako within our kura. Matua Sefa & Whaea Amiria are our Kiwi Can leaders, and they have already built great relationships with our tamariki. Our Kiwi Can kaupapa is one of a kind. It is a forum where our tamariki get to learn and voice their own/honest opinions about ‘life’ and how we should treat and respect others and the environment. We love Kiwi Can and are excited for the rest of the year. Here are some pics of our awesome kaupapa we learnt this week!

Positive relationships= Positive Communication

We also have the AMAZING Mrs TeAriki who is our lovely librarian/resource wizz! 🙂 This week we learnt about fiction books and the different genres of a fiction book. Our tamariki were allowed to issue 2 books which must be returned in two weeks. We also spoke about our values and incorporating these around our pukapuka by respecting our taonga, taking responsibility by caring for them and when its time to panui, we be engaged and learn from our readings.



Mahi kainga– Our tamariki have HOMEWORK Every week whanau!- Please encourage and awhi our tamariki to complete and assist their mahi kainga koa. There were a few tamariki who did not complete their mahi kainga, which was disappointing. So kia kaha whanau, encourage your tamaiti to try their hardest! Nga mihi 🙂

Pina kauhoe– Swimming starts next week so we need permission slips and $10 to cover our 4 weeks of swimming lessons at Kelston Girls.

Whanau Day– Yayyyyyy this is such an exciting event and we encourage ALL WHANAU to attend. Next Friday- 9am- Powhiri!! Nau mai, haere mai- Welcome to you all!! Come and see the amazing mahi our tamariki have been learning thus far!!…They are all excited to show case the cultural, social and academic areas of learning here at Te Kura takawaenga o Kerehana

It is a cultural day of fun activities, Taumata presentations, Team hui, waiata, pepeha presentations and to finish off we have a HUGE hakari (shared kai) to show our appreciation to all our whanau xx

So nau mai, haere mai whanau- Next Friday!!

Have a great week, Nga mihi mahana- Whaea Terina Hetaraka 🙂