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Monday 18th February 2019

Ko te Rahina ko tēnei rā te tekau ma waru o Hui-tanguru
Term 1 - Week 4 - 2019


Kupu O Te Wiki


: see, find

Kua kitea e koe? Ko te aha? Ko tāku waea pūkoro?
Have you seen it? What? My cell phone?
- this is an example of a passive sentence

Kei te kite koe i ngā manu rā?
Can you see those birds?
(Literally, “Are you seeing the birds there?”) - this is an example of an active sentence

Although kite is an experience verb, it always takes ‘i’ rather than ‘ki’.

Ka kite ā te pō nei!
See [you] tonight!
- this is an example of an active sentence

Ka kite au i a koe ā te pō nei.
I will see you tonight.
- this is an example of an active sentence


Kupu O Te Ra

ika: fish

Ka kai tātou i tētahi ika nui. 
We will eat a big fish
- this is an example of an active sentence

Te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui
The head of the fish of Māui (a name for the Wellington region).

See also hī ika - to fish.



Duty Teachers
1st Half: Whaea Tia and Sally
2nd Half: Mrs Burns and Mrs Fairley

Weekly Events 


  • Yr 7&8 Technology


  • Year 5-8 Wheels Day
  • Juicies - $1, Muffins - $1.50, Cookies - $1.50
  • Sausages - $2.00


  • Year 1-4 Wheels Day

Welcome back to you all. Hope you had great holidays and got lots of reading done. Just a reminder to those that took out library books for the summer Reading Programme that these need to be returned before they can get any more books issued. All classes have completed a refresher tour of the library to go over the criteria for using the Wharepukapuka, so we are now open for issues ! Look forward to seeing you all soon,

Emma M


Term 1

Week 4

Wednesday 20th February - Meet the Teacher Evening in the school hall from 6-7pm. See the School Newsletter for more information.

Week 5

Week 6

Tuesday 5th March - Rūma Kākāriki and Rūma Kōkako trip to Pataka.

Thursday 7th March - Rūma Kārearea and Rūma Kea trip to Pataka.

Week 7

Thursday 14th March - Kauri Team trip to Capital E.

Tuesday 12th March - Run Jump Throw Day.

Week 8

Thursday 21st March - Pōhutukawa Team trip to Capital E.

Friday 22nd March - Kōwhai Team trip to Capital E.

Week 9

All week  - Kahikatea Team on Camp

Week 10

Week 11

Friday 12th April - Last Day of Term 1.

Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April - Book Week (details to come)

Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April - Scholastic Book Fair Enchanted Forest: let your imagination grow. 

Friday 12th April - Book Parade @ 9.00am


Senior Council suggestion  - Padlet 

Remember that Green padlets have been approved and the Red ones not approved (and why).  Please leave your suggestions white so we can see which ones we haven't discussed yet.