Wāhia - Paraire 19 ngā rā o Mei 2023
MEASLES, STREP THROAT & COVID
Our wet weather is now upon us and it is accompanied with its friend the cold temperature. We currently have 2 positive cases of Covid and there is strep throat amongst our community. It is important we remain vigilant to keep our tamariki and whānau warm and safe. If our tamariki are sick, please keep them at home.
Tau kē te mahi i kāmurahia nei e ā tātou tamariki tuakana. He paenga tēnei i mahia e rātou. Me mihi ka tika ki a Pā Matarae Royal, he tuakana ia nō Matua Paora. Nāna rātou i tohutohu me pēwhea te hanga.
Nā Pā Matarae tēnei whakaahua i mahi.
E TĀKARO ANA
He rawe te kite atu i ā tātou tamariki e nuku ana, e neke ana. Tama mai, kōtiro mai e tākaro ana, e whakawhanake ana i ō rātou pūkenga. Ko te katoa o ā tātou tamariki e whēnei ana te mahi. Tau rawa koutou mā.
KIA TŪPARA TE HOE
Last year, a number of our Year 7s and 8s were participants in a river initiative called Kura Waitī. This year, a selective group of our seniors are again engaged in learning more about our river. Below are photos that capture some activities our tamariki are involved in.
Me whakaatu ka tika i ngā momo mahi i mahia e ā tātou tamariki huri noa i te kura. E pōkea ana ā tātou tamariki e ngā tini kaupapa o tēnei wāhanga, otirā te katoa mai o tēnei tau. Ki tā Whaea Ariana tirohanga, e tau ana ā tātou tamariki. He tohu pai tēnei.
Paraire 5 ngā rā o Mei 2023
NAU MAI, HAERE MAI, WHAKATAU MAI E!
Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai a Oliver Shelford-Katipa rāua ko Piata Tapatahi ki tō tātou kura. He teina a Oliver nō Turanga. He tuahine a Piata nō Te Rata rāua ko Kaarea. Kia kaha kōrua kia tū hei tangata pai, kia tū hei tangata pukumahi.
TERM 2 DATES
Touch and Netball Tuesday 23rd May
Public holiday Monday 5th June
Pātukitahi Wednesday 14th June
Student-led interviews Wednesday 21st June
End of term 2 Friday 30th June
CONTACT DETAILS UPDATE
Have you updated your contacts with us?
If you have moved address, you have a new phone number or your child has a recent change in their health (allergies, asthma, seizures) can you please advise Whaea Kōtiro of the change for our records.
WINTER HEALTH AND VACCINATION REMINDERS
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand encourages whānau to vaccinate our tamariki for pneumococcal disease, Meningococcal B, measles, and flu, alongside their three COVID-19 vaccines to provide the greatest level of protection heading into winter.
Tamariki aged six months to 12 years are eligible for free flu vaccinations.
KIA ŪKAIPŌ TE REO I ROTO I NGĀ KĀINGA
Kua roa te wā e whakaaro ana ahau i te korekore o te reo e kōrerohia ana e ā tātou tamariki ki te kura. Te nuinga o te wā, e kōrero ana rātou i te reo Pākehā, he tino whakamā nōku. Nō reira i ara ake te whakaaro kia āwhinatia te whānau kia ūkaipōtia te reo i roto i ngā kāinga.
When our tamariki wake up in the mornings, greet our tamariki by saying, ‘Mōrena, He moe pai?’ Āe, he moe pai e Māmā / He pai te moe / I moe roa ahau / He tino moe tērā.
When our tamariki retire to bed for the night, this expression can be shared,
Pōmārie, kia pai tāu nā moe. Hei āpōpō.
I te wiki tuarua o te wā whakatā, i hui ai mātou kaiako mai, tamariki mai ki te hanga poi. He kaupapa rawe tēnei i te mea i torona e mātou ō mātou ringa ki tēnei kaupapa hei rauemi mō ā tātou tamariki otirā mō te kaupapa kapa haka.
I taua wiki anō, i hui anō te pae kaimahi o te kura ki te whai mōhiotanga ki te tuku manaakitanga ki te tangata e whara ana, e whati ana. Ahakoa he kaupapa nui tēnei te oranga tō te tangata he nui te pukukata. He kaupapa anō ēnei kia kāpuia tātou e tātou anō.
PARAIRE 31 ngā rā o Maehe 2023
Tuesday afternoon, one of our tamariki was accosted by a group of boys for his scooter. This tamaiti is to be applauded for his bravery as he was determined not to give up his scooter. I am also appreciative of Preston Muru of Ngāruawāhia Primary School for his intervention in to this incident. Please keep a vigilant eye on all our tamariki walking, scootering or biking to and from each of our respective kura in Ngāruawāhia.
I highly encourage our whānau to look at the kura website that has been refreshed by Matua Chris. Features include the fortnightly Wāhia, our results from the recent swimming competitions and a term calendar.
TE MAHI KAUHOE
Kei runga noa atu ā tātou tamariki ki te whakapau wera ki te mahi kauhoe, ki te whakapau kōrero ki te akiaki i a rātou anō. Ahakoa te hua i puta ake nei, ka mau tonu i a tātou i te hūmarie. Kei te paetukutuku o te kura ngā hua i tutuki i ngā tamariki.
Ko ēnei ā tātou tamariki i haere atu ki te mahi noa i te mahi. I tukua hei kanohi mō te kura. Tau kē tamariki mā.
I te Paraire 17 o Maehe, i tū anō te whakataetae kōpapa. E rua ngā tau, kāore tēnei kaupapa i tū ake. I haere atu rā ā tātou tamariki tuakana ki te tahatika o te awa ki te hoe kōpapa, ki te hoe whakataetae. Ehara i te mea me ako ā tātou tamariki ki te tūpara te hoe, me ako e ētehi hoki i te mahi urungi kei kōtiti. Tau kē ā tātou tamariki!
Today, we congratulate Matua Anaru for graduating from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatāne Campus with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching). He tino tauira a Matua Anaru ki ā tātou tamariki ki te haere ki te whare wānanga hei whai tohu. Tau rawa!
KI TE KĀPUIA, E KORE E WHATI
Throughout term 1, the staff have been engaged in a weekly exercise programme. Each session is full of effort, encouragement, collaboration and anticipation. If the expectation for our tamariki is to have a good level of fitness, it is the expectation of the staff to be fit as well. This initiative is designed to bring the staff together, to build each other by doing something that is challenging. This initiative will continue throughout the year.
KELLY SPORTS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
Kelly Sports are running a holiday programme in the April holidays. An attachment about the activities of the programme has been added to this week’s Wāhia. I believe all our tamariki should have a sound grasp of the basic skills of catching, throwing and striking before they leave kura. Holiday programmes facilitated by Kelly Sports provides another layer of learning of these skills for our tamariki.
TE RĀ WHAKAMUTUNGA
Next Thursday 6th April is the last day of this term. We will be finishing at 2.00pm. We return Monday 24th April for the beginning of term 2.
AKONA TE REO MĀORI
The following is an excellent opportunity for the whānau of our kura to learn our beautiful language. Our tamariki’s ability to kōrero Māori will be enhanced if the language is also spoken at home.
Classes begin Wednesday 26th April and conclude Saturday 2nd December.
Classes will be held in Hamilton (Venue to be confirmed)
Times: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Age: 18 years + only
Any enquiries please email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Pikikotuku Tumai on 021 074 7343.
PARAIRE 10 ngā rā o Maehe 2023
HEAD LICE ALERT!
The kura has received a number of reports from whānau about the return of these irritable critters. An attachment has been added to this week’s Wāhia showing how to treat ‘kutu.’.
With people travelling overseas again, there’s a risk that someone with measles could unknowingly bring the disease back to Aotearoa. Measles spread easily and quickly, usually between people who are unimmunised or only partially immunised. It can be serious and life threatening.
The best protection against measles is the free MMR vaccine. It will protect you, your whānau, and prevent the virus from spreading.
More information about measles vaccination can be found here:
Measles vaccination - Ministry of Health.
KEEPING OUR TAMARIKI SAFE
We’re all responsible for keeping our tamariki safe in our families and communities. It’s also important for our tamariki to know how to identify unsafe behaviour and what to do if they feel unsafe.
We encourage parents and other caregivers to talk to our tamariki about what inappropriate behaviour and actions look like, rather than the “types of people” that could cause harm.
Advice for our whānau:
Listen carefully to our tamariki – take notice of anything unusual and discuss what they can do if it happens again.
Always know where our tamariki are, and only leave them with trustworthy people. Consider asking caregivers for references.
Show our tamariki how to get safely to and from kura and other common places. Teach them to walk with friends, not alone.
TE MAHI KAUHOE
I tērā Paraire, i wawae atu ngā tamariki, tuākana mai, teina mai ki te puna wai, ki te Town Pools kauhoe ai. He rawe te kite atu i ā tātou tamariki e pokea ana e te puku kauhoe. He rawe anō hoki ki te kite atu i ngā mātua i taetae mai ki te toko ake i ā tātou tamariki katoa. Tau rawa koutou ngā tamariki!
Hīnei ngā whakaahua i mahia hei hokinga mahara o te rā kauhoe nei.
Congratulations to all our tamariki who competed last week at our kura swimming competition. As mentioned in a previous Wāhia, I want all our tamariki to be competent and efficient swimmers in any body of water. The swimming results have been shared on the kura website.
Wāhia - PARAIRE 24 ngā rā o Pēpuere 2023
NAU MAI, HOKI MAI, WHAKATAU MAI E!
Nau mai, whakatau mai i Maukutea Ratu-Eketone. He tama ia nā Nathan Eketone. Ko te mea nui, ko te tūmanako nui, ka puta ake a Maukutea hei tangata pai, hei tangata pukumahi anō hoki.
HE TIROHANGA NOA
The kaiako have settled our tamariki quickly into their classroom routines. During paramanawa and lunch, our tamariki are jovial, interacting with each other by playing a myriad of traditional games or games they spontaneously make up on the spot. Tau kē!
Our tamariki who walk home via Ngāruawāhia High School must follow the footpath along the northern perimeter to Hui-ngā-rua, the marae at the high school. Our tamariki are to cross Kent St at the high school marae. Do not cut through the high school and do not loiter amongst the car park at the high school.
If our tamariki cross over at River Road, please use the crossing between the marae and Ngā Miro Health Centre. Take your time to look both ways before crossing.
MATUA RAUTIA - IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD
Poupoua, tiritiria te aroha ki roto ki te whānau. He tikanga anō tā te Māori mō te whakatipu tamariki.
Our tupuna knew that tamariki were our brightest future. Still today most of us understand that growing our tamariki is the biggest job we ever get to do, and sometimes it can be really hard.
How do we want them to grow up?
How are they experiencing their world?
What kind of relationship do we want with our tamariki?
What can whānau do together to support each other?
To register for a class series contact, Katarina@mauritau.org.nz. www.pouaroha.org.nz
The first day is Wednesday, 22nd March 2023 at the Ngāruawāhia Community House. Times 10.00am - 12.00pm. Finish with a shared kai. Gold coin koha.
It is good to see an improvement in the standard of uniform adorned by our tamariki. I’m a believer in our tamariki wearing a uniform and wearing it correctly.
UNIFORM PRICE LIST
Red T-shirts - $23.00
Red Sweatshirts - $37.50
Black hoodie - $48.50
Our tamariki look sharp when they wear the correct kura uniform.
To the Year 8 and Year 7 whānau who have expressed the interest of your tamaiti to travel to Rarotonga in September 2023 and paid your deposit, continue to inform Whaea Kōtiro when payments have been made. The dates are Monday 4th - Sunday 10th September. Ensure your tamaiti has a current passport.
TE MAHI KAUHOE
Hīnei ā tātou tamariki e kaukau ana. Hau mai te rongo o te harikoa, hau mai te rongo o te pūkana. 1, 2, 3 Pūkana!
Nā Whaea Kōtiro tēnei whakaahua i mahi.