Term 1 2020

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Karakia – whānau




Whaea Metarina

Whaea Lorraine











Karakia timatanga – 3.15ish

2019 Term 3 recap

    • Kaitautoko Māori – BOT representative


  • A big mihi to AJ for being our board rep and representing us (our whānau voice) at BOT meetings
  • Waharoa – Artist suggestions – Waharoa Frame (Maxwells line)
  • Not sure what’s happening in this space
  • No Nic Term 1 (Whānau support)
  • AJ has stepped up again and has started coming to practices with her guitar – Ngā Mihi ano
  • Poutokomanawa future / opting out / in – thought
  • We used the ‘opt out’ approach which worked well for our whānau.
  • We were so full that we had very limited spaces for new whānau
  • We are lucky to have a love and appreciation for things Māori, not only for the children who are Māori but for everyone.



Term 1 2020

  • Poutokomanawa has started well and is full to the brim
  • Whaea’s knowledge of Te Reo Māori is in demand across the School. She is also our Māori resource person and she has sorted out all our Māori resources – Whaea korero (Resource room) 
  • Open morning on a Friday for whānau – use as much reo as we can
  • Junior Kapa haka – taking senior students to support the juniors
  • Ranginui Kapa Haka – years 3-6 are all together the begin with. When we eventually separate, it might be a group who are ‘wanting to be challenged’
  • Next steps for us in Te Ao Māori at RSS – 
  • Te wiki o te reo
  • Matariki
  • Concert – Glow Show
  • Increase in Kapa Haka 
  • uniforms (not enough for Paptūānuku)
  • Poi
  • piupiu (we have none)
  • look into the cost of it and perhaps start fundraising
  • Kai? 
  • Once a week? 
  • Come and help organise it?
  • Pizzas? 
  • Bake sale?
  • Car boot sale? 
  • Hangi? 
  • Boot camp – Pele
  • Moko stencils – Lucy to get a quote
  • Talk to Toddy about designing one for our school with a values link
  • Marae – Te Ahu a Turanga
  • Pae Tamariki – Term 2 – 17/18 June
  • When your tamariki are on paepae, it would be nice to have whānau come in and watch – put a ‘roster’ on seesaw maybe so all whānau can see
  • Pōwhiri/mihi whakatau
  • We are lucky to have a kaumatua who pushes us to do a little more here and there


Karakia Whakamutunga: 3.50