Central Normal School is a vibrant learning environment where we encourage whanau to share all learning with their tamariki. There are regular events that enable students to demonstrate their increasing understanding across all curriculum areas.
We offer quality teaching and learning by providing diversity and variety throughout our teaching teams. Each team provides stimulating and exciting learning opportunities for students making use of modern learning environments and ICT.
At Central Normal School classrooms are colourful, organised and reflect children’s learning.
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At Central Normal School, we believe that the active and authentic involvement of students in their learning is crucial to engagement and achievement.
Students actively drive WISE within the school.
We believe that students are the heart of Central Normal School and actively seek student voice to make OUR school a great learning environment.
Team Te Arawaru Weave
Teaching Team: Te Arawaru
Enrolment: Bilingual NE
Years: Year 1- 6
Rumaki classes: Akomaga 15, Akomanga 16, Te Whare
Team Leader: Robert Waaka
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Ko Ngongotaha te maunga
Ko Awahou te awa
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Rangiwewehi me Ngāti Whakaue ngā hapū
No Rotorua ahau
Ko Mere Waru tōku ingoa
B. Ed Teaching & Learning (Primary) / Dip. Te reo me ōna tikanga (Primary)
Tēnā koutou katoa, We begin our year in Akomanga 13 - Te kura nohinohi o Te Arawaru (Junior syndicate of our bilingual unit). This year Akomanga 13 will continue to focus on developing our current teaching approach of 'Play-based learning'. I am very committed to ensuring each tamaiti has a smooth, successful transition from ECE/Kohanga reo as they begin their first year at our Kura in a fun, interactive way. Our akomanga is a bright, bubbly, stimulating place to come and learn. My teaching career in Māori education spans over 21 years, and I have absolutely loved my journey here at CNS for the past 7 years. I have two beautiful daughters, Angel (20) and Paris (3). This year Angel is in USA completing her internship at Disney World, Orlando. As a whānau we love to travel and spend quality time on the east coast and in the good old Bay of Plenty visiting whānau. I love learning how to do DIY projects and home interior with a Māori twist.
Please feel free to come in and visit us or ask questions about your tamaiti and their learning journey. I am excited to be meeting you and working towards providing many great learning opportunities and experiences throughout the year.
Ngā mihi – Whaea Mere
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Ko Tararua te maunga
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Hokio te awa
Ko Ngāti Raukawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Pareraukawa te hapu
Ko Ngātokowaru te marae
Ko Ranea tōku tamahine.
Ko Evander tōku tama.
Ko Mahina Selby-Law tōku ingoa.
I am excited to be joining the Te Arawaru team and Central Normal this year. I will be in Akomanga 14 working alongside the tamariki. I am looking forward to getting to know all the tamariki and their whānau.
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Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Taupiri te maunga,
Ko Waikato te awa,
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi,
Ko Waipatoto te marae,
Ko Ngati Kinohaku te hapu,
Ko Josephine Barrett tōku ingoa.
Nau mai, rarau mai, whakakotahi mai, Tēnā koutou e te whānau, te hunga e pōpori ana ki tō tatau reo Māori. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa.
Greetings and welcome back to Central Normal School. I am the teacher in the Rumaki class Room 15 this year. We will work hard to achieve our goals this year and make our learning experiences as enjoyable as possible. I am privileged to be your child’s teacher and look forward to our time together as a whānau. I have worked in Total immersion education for the last 13 years and moved to Central Normal School in term 3 in 2014. I have a daughter Tania who is also a teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manawatu. I have an open door policy so please feel free to call in for a chat.
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Kei ngā ihoiho ō ngā maunga whakahī e tū kāwekaweka mai nā,
i ō koutou nā rohe taurikura tēnā rā koutou katoa.
‘He piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, Waikato taniwharau!’
My name is Robert Waaka the team leader of Te Arawaru. I have an absolute passion to teach in te reo Māori and English. The richness that language can add to the growth and progress of a person I cannot emphasise enough. The Te Arawaru team are on the cutting edge of bilingual education and we look forward to guiding your tamariki to be the learners they can be in English and te reo Māori. I lead a team of extremely enthusiastic and passionate teachers who are professional, knowledgeable, and above all, very approachable. Therefore, our doors are always open and welcoming. I will finish with one of my favourite Whakataukī (Māori proverb) that talks about the many influences a child will face that will eventually make them who they are.
‘Ko te piko o te māhuri tērā te tipu o te rākau’
Ka āpiti hōno tātai hōno, rātou te hunga wairua ki a rātou, tātou ki a tātou e tau nei, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, huri ki tō tātou piringa whare, tēnā tātou katoa.
Nāku iti nei,
Nā Pā Ropata Waaka
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Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Mākeo te maunga
Ko Waiaua te awaKo Whakatōhea te iwi
Ko Waiaua te marae
Ko Ruamoko te whare tipuna
Ko Te Puritanga te whare kaiKo Ngāti Patumoana te hapū
Ko Luana Kelland tōku ingoa
Tēnā koutou katoa, I am very excited to start my journey in the whare along Whaea Therese this term! I believe that school should be exciting, fun and engaging to help children learn. I like to inject a lot of humour in my teaching and believe in making meaningful relationships with students and whānau. We will be learning through play based experiences, games and hands on learning with a focus on relationships and of course teaching numeracy and literacy on a daily basis using Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. I look forward to meeting your tamariki and working with you to help achieve successful learning in a fun filled environment. If you have any questions please come in and let me know, my door is always open!
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Ko Whakateretere te maunga
Ko Waima te awa
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Ko Te Mahurehure te hapu
Ko Tuhirangi te marae
Ko Phally tōku hoa rangatira
Ko Tiana rāua ko Tayla āku pēpi
Tēnā koutou katoa. I am excited to be teaching in the middle school this year. I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow. I have been teaching for 14 years. I received my Bachelor of Education at Massey University and later I completed my Post Graduate studies at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. My home is a multi-cultural home. I am fluent in both Te Reo Māori and English. My children speak Khmer, Te Reo Māori and English. I look forward to working with you to make your child's learning experience fun.
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Ko Hikurangi te maunga,
Ko Waiapu te awa,
Ko Horouta te waka,
Ko Awatere te marae,
Ko Tuwhakairiora te hapu,
Ko Ngati Porou te iwi,
Ko Hine Moana Rokosuka tōku ingoa.
Tena ra koutou katoa.
Kia Ora and welcome back to another exciting year! I will be working in Te Arawaru this year as a support teacher for ngā kaiako. I am also happy to be teaching one day a fortnight with Pa Ropata. Last year I taught year 3 & 4 in Maharahara, and previously worked at Fairfield School in Levin. I live in Bulls and have 3 children. Te Aroha, Miliana and Te Koha, who attend Bulls Primary School. I look forward to meeting and getting to know ngā tamariki and the whānau.
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Uea te pou o tōku whare kia tū tangatanga
He kapua whakairi naaku ki runga o Taupiri .
Taku kiri ka tōkia e te anu mātao
E te iwi, whītiki, whītiki!
Ngā waka e whakarewa, whakarewa
Nga tai e ngūnguru nei,
Tomo mai, ako mai, Whakatau mai ra.
I would like to acknowledge our whānau, friends, community and especially our tamariki.
This year will be exciting as I will be teaching te reo Māori and tikanga Māori across the mainstream school through waiata, pūrākau and whakapapa. Through learning te reo Māori and tikanga Māori the tamariki will develop;
Ko Taupiri tōku maunga e tū pakari ai.
Ko Waikato tōku awa I korowaitia ngā taniwha kei ngā piko.
Ko Tainui tōku waka i kawea tōku rangatira a Hoturoa.
Anō nei, i kawea hoki tōku iwi o Tainui-Waikato.
Ko Te Kaharoa, ko Maungatautari ōku marae tūpuna.
Ko Ngāti Māhanga me Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura ōku hapū.
Ko Joespeh Te-Huti Kereopa rāua ko Kahukupenga Kereopa ōkupou-tokomanawa, ōku mātua.
Ko Kapene Kereopa ahau, e mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa o tēnei ao kikokiko,
Rire, rire hau.
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