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Update w/o : 17/02/14
by Ngamata Christie - Friday, 21 February 2014, 11:21 AM

Kia Ora whanau

Apologies for being M.I.A this week, uni is getting back into swing and it has been a lot more hectic then i had originally planned but i plan to be back in full swing next week being the  24th - 28th Feb 2014

Some quick panui while im on here  HOMEWORK CLUB !!!!!

Homework Club has changed, it will be now called Te Aho Matua and it will be held on a Thursday after school the place is yet to be confirmed but there will be some improvements made from last year .. so i look forward to seeing some old faces and meeting some new one

Also over the next few week i would like to organise a lunch maybe with each year level so keep an eye out for a panui coming round so we can get to know more about one another

Whanau Club - Reminder that there is also Whanau Club that is held every Friday lunchtimes in G5 . i encourage you all to get involve with it and meet new maori student within the school because it is so BIG !!!

Hei Kona Ra whanau ma , 

Naku Noa Ngamata

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Te Aho Matua - Homework Club
by Ngamata Christie - Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:55 AM

Homework Club is back again with a brand new name - TE AHO MATUA

So i ask you all who are interested to fill out this form so i can work out which days to hold it and where i need to find a room smile

Fill out this form so we can begin ASAP !!!


Naku Noa Ngamata

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Panui Tuatahi of the Year
by Ngamata Christie - Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 9:45 AM

Kia te whanau ...

Congratulations to the many senior Maori students who achieved very highly in NCEA last year.
Congratulations to Savannah Gibson and Aidan Mikaera who have been selected as Maori Student Leaders for 2014. We thank them for the leadership they will provide for our Maori Students. More information about them will follow so you can get to know
Rapaki Marae Trips - We hope that all our Year 9 Maori students enjoy their day at Rapaki Marae with the other members of their form class. Four classes are going on each of Friday 7, Monday ...
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Kapa Haka
by Ariana Coleman - Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 1:19 PM

4 weeks and counting.

Everyone to check our FACEBOOK Kapa Haka page regularly as the items you will be performing have been posted on there, Note this is a private page so those who are not yet connected, get a friend to add you and myself or Ngamata will accept you

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Nau mai hoki mai
by Ngamata Christie - Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 9:18 AM

Nau mai hoki mai whanau ma ki te wahanga tuatoru o tenei tau.

Hope you are all having a good start to the term so far.

Just a few reminders - Homework Club is back on this Thursday so feel free to come along and say hi . I hope to see more people there this term

Also there will be a powhiri held on Monday morning for ERO. You need to be at the Aurora Centre at 8.30am, and the powhiri will begin at 9.00am. The waiata we will be doing are Hei runga, tahu potiki and manu tiria

Kia pai to koutou wiki

Naku Noa Ngamata


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by Ariana Coleman - Monday, 8 July 2013, 2:41 PM

Nga mihi nui, mihi mahana hoki kia koutou nga kai korero i tu i runga i te ataamira i tera wiki mo nga manu korero, i tu maia, tu kaha koutou. He mihi hoki tenei ki nga tauira i tatu mai i runga i te ataamira ki te akiaki tautoko hoki i nga kai korero. 

I would like to congratulate all the speakers who stood at the manu korero on Friday, also a big mihi to those students who stood to support them. I am very proud of you all.

I will see you Wednesday morning to go through what we have on for the end of term.

Nga Mihi

Ms Coleman

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Manu Korero
by Ariana Coleman - Thursday, 4 July 2013, 2:23 PM

"Tena Koutou rangatahi ma"

Reminder we are to meet at the front of the Aurora tomorrow morning no later then 7.10am to head to Manu Korero

Have a awesome sleep tonight, be safe, be warm and make great decisions, will see you bright and early apopo

Nga Mihi

Ms Coleman

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Kapa Haka
by Ariana Coleman - Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 11:45 AM

Thank you to those students who came in to perform at assembly this morning, you are awesome. Also a big MIHI to Oriwa who stood to speak at assembly yesterday, we have had a lot of great feedback and I am very proud of each and every one of you. 

Class tomorrow, Ngamata will be taking this as I am away but will be back to watch speakers at lunch time Wednesday and Meeting at lunch time Thursday it will be brief.

"Ma pango, ma whero,ka oti ai te mahi"

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Maori language week
by Ariana Coleman - Friday, 28 June 2013, 2:46 PM

"E nga mana e nga reo, tena tatou katoa."


Keep and eye and ear out for the Notices next week. It is going to be a busy week for all. Note there are changes to performance this week, we only have one on TUESDAY assembly. 

Mon: Oriwa speaking at snr assembly. Wai, T.K and Oriwa to meet me Mon lunch time in student office to fit blazers.

Tues: Kapa Haka performance in assembly, report to Aurora at 8.00am ready to perform. Items are:

Hei runga, hei raro

Tahu Potiki

Manu tiria

Hau toto.

Wed: Class as usual, this will be taken by Ngamata as I am away. All speakers meet at Whare at lunch to run speach and impromptus.

Thurs: Meeting at lunch. This is a urgent Hui for students travelling to Manu Korero. If you cannot attend you need to notify Ms Coleman.

Fri: Manu Korero held at Aranui

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Manu Korero
by Ariana Coleman - Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 11:46 AM

A reminder that permission slips and money needs to be paid to student office on Friday the 28th June at the latest.

All Kapa Haka supporters travelling to Manu Korero you have practice tomorrow afternoon in the Whare and you also have a meeting in the Whare on Friday as well.

Maori Language week:

Mon 1st July - Oriwa Nicholas - Rakatau will be speaking at assembly

Tues 2nd July - Kapa Haka performance in South assembly

Wed 3rd July - Class as normal

Thurs 4th July - Kapa Haka performance in North assembly

Fri 5th July - Manu Korero trip to Aranui High School.

See you all at practice tomorrow afternoon

Nga mihi

Ms Coleman