Wiki Tuawaru

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, kei aku rau rangatira ma! Tena koutou katoa!

Wow, what a full on Week 7 & 8 we have had!

Last Friday we enjoyed the amazing ASB polyfest out at the Maunkau Velodrome. Our whole kura went and enjoyed the different cultures, kai, performers and festivities!

It was beautiful to see past students of Kelston Intermediate perform their little hearts out and represent the various cultures and various high schools. The level of intentsity and passion was widely seen on each stage and I am so proud of our past students and how engaged they all were for their entire brackets! Our tamariki in Team Taonga (Rm’s 2,3,6 & 10) had an assignment to complete while at Polyfest.

These were mini documentaries. This involved conducting mini interviews of a ‘performer’, Stall owner & spectator. Our classes were split up into 4 roopu & each of these roopu chose 1 specific stage. My class chose the Maori, Samoan,Niuean & Tongan stages. The interviews they created were AMAZING and really detailed. I’m very proud of the courage our kids displayed whilst conducting these interviews with strangers. ka pai koutou!- These mini documentaries will be available to view from Week 9!

Thank you to those whanau who attended our PLP eveing this week. Each tamaiti set an academic, social & cultural goal that needs to be achieved by the end of Term 2. They also need the support from whanau at home to achieve these so please whanau. Lets awhi our tamariki at home too.

We had 19/29 whanau come and share our kids mahi(work) and awesome portfolios! Our tamariki have worked really hard to showcase their mahi in their portfolios. If you werent able to attend please email me on:terinah@kelstonint.school.nz to organise a hui. Together we can achieve the best outcomes culturally, socially & academically to seek their highest potential.

Any patai/questions, please dont hesitate to email, call the office or just come and see me! We ALWAYS have an open door policy so nau mai, haere mai whanau!

Nga mihi mahana

Whaea Terina 🙂