Ia Raapa – each Wednesday. Well, we have a great group of matua, whaea me nga tamariki nohinohi who come along for our puna kohungahunga. Their programmes are based on ‘learningthrough play’ and also with integrating into the taina akomanga.





P1060232How lucky are we! Jeffrey and Whaitaima travelled from Waitahanui-Taupo to perform for us. They also bought along their wonderful musical instruments and we all got have have some great learning with them. We invited all of the other schools in the district to share this wonderful performance experience also. We learnt and taught Numa Haka too! Tumeke Koutou katoa!

ap2013 008ap2013 011We had another very successful time at the A & P Show. Our tamariki created their inquiry learning kaupapa based around Nga Manu o Aoteroa. We made contributions in the Childrens’ crafts, cooking, floral, photography sections also. nga mihi ki a koutou katoa

Well, we have had another busy term! Tomorrow evening we all meet at 5.30pm and have our end of year celebration. Along with awarding cups, certificates and acknowledgements, we will be having a special guest (dressed in red) to speak to our tamariki. I’m sure our whanau and tamariki will find his talk relevant and inspirational! I’ll post a photo soon.

The Old School Class at Brayshaw Park 2011
We have just returned from our annual hikoi-roa. We stayed at Wairau and visited and learnt about some significant historical and geographical sites in the area. Re-playing the Wairau Affray was awesome, then we travelled on to Picton and boarded the Edwin Fox immigrant sailing ship. That was awesome! A whole week of excellent learning, weather, kai, people!

We received our swim safe certificates for our achievements at the beginning of this year. The swim safe mascot came along and presented them!

Our tamariki taina went to town and sang to Mrs Aitken when she turned 100 years old. Imagine what school must have been like then – 95 years ago!!

Tu meke koutou! We are so proud of all our tamariki and their contributions to this marvellous event.


Kids Art, Hip Hop dancing and stage set design.



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