Wiki 10, 5 - 9 Paenga-whawha

Week 10, 5 - 9 April

Monday/Rahina 5

Kati (Kah-tea) closed

School Closed - Easter Monday

Tuesday/Ratu 6

Hararei (hah-rah-ray) Holiday

School Closed - Education holiday

Wednesday/Raapa 7

Kia tau (key-ah toe) Relax! Settle petal.

​Māori Lessons start - check the timetable.

Thursday/Rapare 8

Kaua e pena (Koh-ah eh peh-nah) Don't do that.

PCT Pete, SLT - Grant

Tech Arts

3pm - Staff Meeting - Libby

Reminder to enter your certificates for Dee.

Friday/Ramere 9

Kei runga noa atu koe (kay roo-nga naw-ah ah-two kwe) You're the best.

8am Admin Meeting

Grant away - Roger in Room 4

CRT - Catherine

Kapa Haka - 11am

2.15 - Assembly

Principal's Post

Welcome to Week 7.  

Wow, who would have thought such a tragedy would have befallen the city of Christchurch and the Muslim community within it, and that would be the way the week ended in Aotearoa.  Just when we could confidently say we were safe from terrorism, it came to call and thoughts and prayers go out to the Muslim community.   I live about 200 m from the mosque in Claudelands and Hamiltonians in their thousands have been paying their respects quietly outside, either individually or in organised vigil since Friday.

Our response at Gordonton....

  • We will fly our flag at half mast while the country is acknowledging the loss.

  • I will circulate a couple of documents to you all, one from Paula Rawiri at the MOE and the other from a Senior Muslim leader giving advice for care and support as required for children and of course yourselves.

  • Make sure all conversations with children around the tragedy are appropriate and caring.  

  • Discourage over-attention to the incident if you can.

  • We don't have any Muslim children enrolled so no special responses required.

  • At some point I would like to review with you our lock-down procedures.  Some interesting 'noticings' emerged from the Christchurch incident that highlight most schools' under-preparedness.

There are no PUMs happening this week in consideration of the ChCh incident.  They will happen later.

Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm in getting work up on Seesaw.  It is great to see.  I will start commenting on it this week.  Remember we are all responsible for its success.  It's not just about reporting against progress and achievement, the parents need to be shown that they are being 'reported to'.  That places quite a standard on us to do well.

Kapa Haka starts this week.  Middle Block Friday.  A list will circulate to gather names from rooms.  If it seems like a lot are keen, include them.  Numbers tend to drop off after the start as the kids realise there are expectations on them. We have two very enthusiastic Kapa Haka Kaiako.  Im looking forward to the results.

 

Looks like a quiet week.    

Week 7, 16 - 20 March

Monday 16

Haerenga (hi-reh-nga) Journey

Kia pai tō harenga (key-ah pie teh hi-reh-nga) Have a good trip.

Wiki 9, 28 Pipiri - 2 Hōngongoi

Week 9, 28 June - 2 July

Monday/Rahina 28

Whetū (feh-too) Star and sometimes used for other celestial bodies

1.15 - MRS G - Seniors

Tuesday/Ratu 29

Puanaga (poo-ah-nga) The 7th brightest star and seen above Tautoru (Orion's Belt) in the eastern sky in early morning. With some iwi Puanga heralded the beginning of the Māori year.

Paid Union Meetings

1.15 - MRS G - Juniors

Wednesday/Raapa 30

Ururangi (Oo-roo-rah-nge) A star that determines the nature of the winds for the year.​

 

Māori lessons - Cancelled as Michelle is away

Thursday/Rapare 1

Matariki (Mah-tah-re-key) Pleiades - A star cluster, not a constellation

SLT - Grant, Jennifer PCT - Pete, 

Tech/Arts

Matariki Art Auction - Teachers don't need to be here for the main auction but should be at the children's auction.

Friday/Ramere 2

Pōhutukawa (Paw-who-two-kah-wah) A female star that connects Matariki to the dead.

Grant away - Roger in Room 4

Wacky Hair Day - Fundraiser

8am Admin Meeting

 

11am Kapa Haka

Monday

Morning Tea

Catherine and Jennifer

1st Half Lunch 

Catherine and Jennifer

2nd Half Lunch

Marian and Andrea

Tuesday

Morning Tea

Marian and Andrea

1st Half Lunch 

Marian and Andrea

2nd Half Lunch

Enya and Neska

Wednesday

Morning Tea

Enya and Neska

1st Half Lunch 

Enya and Neska

2nd Half Lunch

Grant and Julie/Nic

Thursday

Morning Tea

Grant and Julie/Nic

1st Half Lunch 

Grant and Julie/Nic

2nd Half Lunch

Lucinda and Brooke

Friday

Morning Tea

Lucinda and Brooke

1st Half Lunch 

Lucinda and Brooke

2nd Half Lunch

Catherine and Jennifer