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Team Te Arawaru

Team Te Arawaru Weave

Team Te Arawaru Weave

Te Arawaru
It was from here that the Rangitane people on both sides of the ranges would light great fires to signal their relatives on the other side the need for assistance in times of trouble. It also refers to the whetu marama, the eight pointed star and the eight pathways.

Teaching Team: Te Arawaru

Enrolment: Bilingual NE

Years: Year 1- 6

Rumaki class: Years: 4 - 6

Team Leaders: Jonella Smith and Robert Waaka 

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JONELLA SMITH (TEAM LEADER)

E ngā waewae tapu, To the first time visitors
E ngā mana,To the prestige
E ngā reo, To the voices
E ngā waka, To the canoes

Tēna tātou kōutou,

Welcome everyone to my profile. I have been employed at Central Normal School for many years in Te Arawaru Bilingual unit. I believe each and every tamaiti has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I help tamariki to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I assist tamariki in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas through an inquiry process.

My emphasis is on providing an opportunity for learning through Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga. I am extremely focused on raising achievement for all students.

Nō reira, kia hora te mārino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana,
Kia tere karohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi Marautanga.

Therefore, may calm be spread around you, may the sea glisten like greenstone and the shimmer of summer dance across your pathway to education. God bless.

Naku noa Whaea Jonella

My email address is jonella@centralnormal.school.nz

Akomanga 13 -  MERE WARU

Ko Ngongotaha te maunga

Ko Awahou te awa

Ko Tawakeheimoa te Marae

Ko Arawa te waka

Ko Te Arawa te iwi

No Rotorua ahau

Ko Angel rāua

Ko Paris ōku tamāhine

Ko John toku hoa rangatira

Ko Mere Waru toku ingoa

Kia ora e te whānau,

We begin our year in Akomanga 13 - Te kura nohinohi (Whanau whatonga). This year Akomanga 13 & 14 will be implementing 'Play-based learning' through the MLE (Modern Learning Environment) approach with an emphasis on Tuakana - Teina, Student Agency, focussing on student engagement, developing appropriate social behaviour and enhancing the learning environment with hands-on, play-based learning. Literacy and Numeracy will be taught daily, as per usual.

I have been teaching for nineteen years with a strong passion and focus on Maori education and achievement. I have twelve years experience at secondary level and this is my seventh year in Te Arawaru, specialising in New Entrant. Please feel free to come in and visit us or ask questions about your tamaiti and their learning. I look forward to meeting you and working towards helping your tamaiti achieve many great things throughout the year in their learning and understanding.

My email address is mwaru@centralnormal.school.nz

Akomanga 15 (Rumaki) - JO BARRETT

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. 

Naku noa,

Whaea Jo.

My email address is jbarrett@centralnormal.school.nz

akomanga 16 - ROBERT WAAKA (TEAM LEADER)

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

My email address is rwaaka@centralnormal.school.nz

whare - Matua Kapene Kereopa

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 welcome 2018 to our whānau, friends, community and especially to our tamariki. This year will be an exciting journey as I will be teaching in the whare, alongside Whaea Therese. One of my visions is to guide our tamariki to succeed personally and achieve educational success. I believe this will help to:
• Be strong in their national and cultural identity.
• Aspire for themselves to achieve more.
• Have the choice and opportunity to be the best they can be.
• Be an active participant and citizen in creating a strong civil society.
• Be productive and valued in the world.
The purpose is to lift aspiration and raise educational achievement for your tamaiti/tamariki, which I am most proud to be a part of and also humbled to witness their growth.

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 ōku pou-tokomanawa, ōku mātua.
Ko Kapene Kereopa ahau, e mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa o tēnei ao kikokiko,

Rire, rire hau.
Pai mārire.

My email address is kkereopa@centralnormal.school.nz

whare -  THERESE KEO

Ka tū nei au i Whitianga.

Mau tonu taku mata ki te waiu o Waipapa

Ko Ngāti Paeakau!

Kei tua kei uta ko maunga  Oariki

He tapu he tipua ko Te Whānau ā Apanui e!

Tēnā koutou katoa.I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year. Ever since I started teaching, I have been passionate in my commitment to maximising individual student performance.  I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow.I have been teaching for 10 years.  My previous school was total immersion te reo Māori. 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 (Cambodian language), Te Reo Māori and English. I look forward to working with you to make your child's learning experience fun.

Ngā mihi,

Nā Whāea Therese

My email address is tsofa@centralnormal.school.nz

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