Friday, 30 June 2017

Matariki Ball Photo Booth 2017

Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The Beautiful faces of Room 14

Last week our roll grew from 3 lovely students to 5 and today we now have 11 amazing students in total. In room 14 we strive to achieve the best we can at our own pace. We have many different cultures, each adding their own flavour to our classroom. 

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Ko wai ahau (who am I)

Ko Hikurangi toku maunga
Ko Te Raparapa toku awa
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua toku waka
Ko Ngati Hine toku Iwi
Ko Te kau i mua toku hapu
Ko Hine-a-maru toku tupuna
Ko Matawaia toku marae 
Ko Te Rangimarie toku whare tupuna
Ko Miria toku whare kai
Ko Jor-el Parkinson ahau.

Kia Ora whanau and friends this is just a brief introduction of who I am and where I come from and what I have to offer your children. I look forward to meeting you all when you come and drop off your children.

I am of Måori descent born in the south island but raised in the far north. I believe in establishing relationships between myself and the students as well as their whanau. I am very passionate about my culture and I intend to involve maori culture into my teaching practice here at Homai. I aspire to create a fun and safe learning environment for our students to call their own. I am a mother to my beautiful daughter Te Uwhinga-Waimoko who is 4 years of age and is also fluent in Te reo maori.
I am truely honoured to be apart of an awesome school who value our maori learners as much as I do. I look forward to meeting you all in the near future.

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei 
Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain
This whakatauki is about aiming high or for what is truly valuable, but it's real message is to be persistent and don't let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal.