Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Whanau Hui - 28th May 2018

Whanau Hui Agenda/Minutes
Monday 28th May 2018 - School Staffroom

Whanau Present: Whaea Maryanne, Pa Shane, Whaea Karen, Becks Dunning, Marie O’Neil, Leanne, Rob, Mike, Lucy, Whaea Judie
Apologies: Tracey Chapman, Casey Cunningham, Jo How (Principal)

Welcome: Karakia Timatanga
Maryanne welcomed everyone.  She also showed us the Facebook pages.  Encourage our whanau to join the pages so that we can keep up to date with what is happening.  Also showed the school website, with the different website link.
Opened with Karakia.

Te Pae Tamariki – Friday 15th June (Nga Tipuranga)
Collaborative discussion was held with the Nga Tupuranga and a decision to focus on the Regionals not Te Pae Tamariki. Nga Tipuranga with support from a few older students.  We will need a ratio of 1:8 so are hoping we will get a lot of support from whanau.  Performance time will be 11am for approximately 20 minutes.  Whaea Sandy, Whaea Ollie and Pa Dean are supporting the students, along with Whaea Judie.  Nga Tipuranga performed at Barnardos last week and this was very well received.  Judie will catch up with Vanessa to get some photos on our Facebook page to showcase what we are up to.

Kowhiri Tika Mai (Regional Competition – 9th November)
Shane shared information about this.  It is on the 9th November.  So far there are about 14 groups registered.  Depending on how many register by the date, there will be the top three groups will go forward to Nationals.  The group needs to perform seven items.  Using weaponry is part of the performance.  The group are currently using rakau and patu for now.  

It is planned to have a couple of overnight stays to build on the learning.  
Being able to show there is progress between the junior school and the senior school with both Nga Tipuranga and Nga Tupuranga is a huge plus for the school.  

Great to have such a wide range of cultures involved in Kapa Haka.  

Tama Toa & Wahine Toa Programme
Tama Toa has been in place for two years now and Wahine Toa has just begun this year.  Resources are required for these groups.
Maryanne shared the report on these groups.  This included an overview of what the groups are covering. The Wahine Toa group performed at the Youth Space on Friday night as part of the Flashmob.  This was very successful and an awesome experience for the girls. 
One of the aspects is Oral Language so looking at Manu Korero - speech competition in Te Reo Maori.  
The goal is to move this knowledge to the Junior school.  Teina Tuakana korero.

Fundraising (Hangi for Matariki – Pa Jason)  Matariki Whanau Day – Wednesday 20th June
Encourage as many whanau to attend during the day.

Looking at holding a Hangi as one fundraiser.  Pa Jase is currently looking into this. 
It will be nice to get a putea (nest egg) to be able to support all things Maori in the school.  
Money fundraised will be used for things Maori….
E.g. Patu, poi, Wahine Toa, Tama To, Tangihanga

Staff Development (Wananga Reo Classes)
This is held on Wednesday’s after school.  There is also a small core group that attend Raranga (weaving).  This is a great opportunity to build on skills and knowledge of all things Maori.  

Recent confirmed ERO Report
ERO visited in Term 1.  Our confirmed report is on the school website.  42% of our school is Maori.  The report is quite positive towards things Maori within the school and the marked improvement from last visit.  We read through the report together.

BOT:  Leanne is one of our parent representatives on the BoT.  Leanne gave a bit of a run down of the Board and how it works.  Gave a bit of a plug for having more Maori whanau on the Board would be great as it would help give a wider cultural lens to the Board.  If any whanau would like to know more, feel free to talk to any Board member or Whaea Maryanne.

Pa Shane – Te Puna Matauranga o Roslyn (The Well (Puna)  of Knowledge (Matauranga))  (Proposal/Discussion)
We have seen some vast expansions of all things Maori at the school.  Shane shared that he has felt it a privilege to be part of that growth and development.  Because of this, Shane has proposed a notion that we look to provide the school with a name with what has been completed.  The name that Shane has thought of is Te Puna Matauranga o Roslyn.  This is the well of knowledge that our children/tamariki are surrounded with when they are at Roslyn School.  
There would be work to do around this to ensure the name was applicable and then would need to go to the Board for approval.    Many schools always translate their school in Te Reo by saying/recording Te Kura o _______.  If possible after discussions etc Pa Shane has suggested we look at using Te Puna Matauranga o Roslyn rather than Te Kura o Roslyn.

6.30pm Kua Mutu - Karakia Whakamutunga - Finished with Karakia at 6.35pm.

To do at next Hui:  Possibly having a second whanau hui at the end of the term to have a learning night - around Treaty of Waitangi in Education and also the narrative of the names of our school blocks of the classrooms.  This has been shared with staff and BOT and was discussed briefly at the last Whanau Hui but it is good to talk about it again.   Everyone was in agreement with this and was quite excited about it.  Whanau were very interested in the korero this evening.  A night to be confirmed.  

Nga mihi ki a tatou whanau.

Mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi
By black and by red the work is done
This can be paraphrased by saying that with everyone's’ input no matter who they are the work is soon done.. 

Next Meeting:  
Term 2
Matariki Hui - Hangi (Pa Jason) or he will send info out to whanau.

Monday, 29 January 2018

2018 - Nau Mai Haere Mai

Welcome back,  2018...Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.   I wonder what this year will have install for us all. It is fantastic to see all our whānau returning back for another year and the many new whānau who have started this year.  Nau mai haere mai.  

We would like to start the year with a whānau bbq in week 2. We do this each year and have had a good turn out in the past.  All past, present and new whānau members are more than welcome to come along.  I would like to definitely see our whānau supporting us by attending and also whānau who have students in our Kapa Haka to come along.   

Monday 5th February, 2018
5.30pm - 7pm
Shade Sail area outside School Office

Monday, 19 June 2017

Nau Mai Haere Mai Whanau - Matariki Celebration Day

We are looking forward to as many whanau as possible to come along and join in on the fun at our Matariki Celebration day on Friday 30th June.  Check out the flyer for what's happening, or check in with your child's teacher.

The day begins with a celebration Assembly showcasing all the wonderful learning that has been happening in our classrooms for Matariki.

We will also plant our annual Matariki tree, this year we are planting a Karamu Tree out on the field which will be fabulous for future shade.  Our youngest and eldest student will plant the tree as it is being blessed and the school sing a waiata.

Nau mai Haere mai

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Term 1 Update

Kia ora whānau

What a fantastic term we are having so far.  Students are enjoying classes and exploring the world of Kiwiana as part of their Inquiry into what makes NZ unique.

Kapa Haka practice is going well.  Ngā Tupuranga will be performing part of their bracket on Saturday at the 'Wacky Water' Community day at Skoglund park.  The event goes from 12pm - 4pm down at Skoglund park with lots of things to do and it's all free.  Our senior team have been invited to perform from 12.30pm - 12.45pm.  Kids are coming down all ready to perform and dressed in their kākahu, meeting me at  12.10pm by the playground.  It should be lots of fun.

We had a fantastic time at our Mid Term Madness yesterday.  It was great to see whānau in classes from 2pm -3pm yesterday joining in on the activities and learning happening in our classrooms.  Our after school fun was a hit with all who attended too, games, activities out on the field, finished off with a sausage sizzle cooked by Mr Husband and Mrs How.  Our teachers had a lot of fun interacting with lots of whānau and our students.  Nga mihi to all who came down.

Wednesday Kapa Haka practice times:
ā Tupuranga:  11.30am - 1pm

Ngā Tipuranga:   2pm - 2.45pm

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Kia ora e te whanau
Nga mihi mahana o te tau hou.  Nau mai haere mai

School starts back on Monday,
30th January - 
10.30 am Powhiri in hall

We would like to extend an invitation out to all our whanau to be at our Powhiri on Monday morning. In case you were unaware we always have a powhiri to start our year off to welcome new staff, students and their whanau.  We would love to see you at the powhiri to help welcome any new whanau, students and our two new teachers, Miss Patel and Mr Thurlow.

We are having a Welcome Back Celebration day, you are more than welcome to stay the day if you like too, there will be activities to join in with your kids or you could help out with activities.  We look forward to seeing you.

Noho ora mai

Whaea Maryanne