NEWSLETTER NO. 5 THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2015 KA MAU TE
NEWSLETTER NO. 5
THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 2015
KA MAU TE WEHI – FOR MAKING A POSITIVE START TO SCHOOL
Congratulations to the following students who received their class certificate of Achievement last week
for making positive choices, so far this term. Congratulations to:
Zavier Higgan, Euliz Samson
Suchin Manocha, Laumanu Feki
Niko Savelio, Ruby Marshall
Coral Kohu, Willoe Thompson
Selei Faitamai Saolotoga, Alex Greenfield
Alex Hewitt, Wiremu Te Moananui
Manaia Kanara, Auauna Saolotoga
Tyrell Campbell, Zanita-Maree Savelio
Gideon Wilkins, Te Awhitu Tipene
Pritika Reddy, April Cleverley
LEARNING MAPS PROJECT
Both Miss Winnie and Mr Botha have been participating in a project with Auckland University with 25
students. The Learning Maps Project aims to:
support students, teachers and families to use their learning maps to actively change their learning
build an understanding of how using the student learning map enables students to take active
responsibility for their learning and make positive changes to their learning environments, and
build our understanding of teacher, school leader, parent and Whānau perspectives on how they
can best support students in modern-day learning.
On Tuesday we had our first ‘Learning Map’ session along with approximately 120 other students from
other schools and colleges. From the feedback I have received from staff, students and whanau is that
the workshop was very successful and we look forward to hearing more as the project progresses.
INTER SCHOOL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
This week we had two teams represent Naenae Intermediate at the Intermediate Inter school Soccer
Tournament, held at Wakefield Park in Island Bay. Our boy’s team played 3 games and whilst we lost all
3 games they played exceptionally well and were fantastic ambassadors for our school. The girl’s team
played 4 games and lost 1 and drew the other 3. Thank you to Mr Botha for coaching and organising
Congratulations to the following students who represented our school: Jono Little, Bryant Tarun, Colin
Macmillan, Bryon Burns-Kennedy, Alex Greenfield, Habibullah Isamatullah, Liban Ali, Harley Troke,
Jamac Farah, Elias McBride, Chris Zhou, Isaiah Graham, Joshua Wilson-Burns and Royce Ansell.
Unity Ritchie, Nui Renata, Diamond Teariki-Tangohau, D’Stani Foley, Karleen Nathan, Niamh Cusin,
MAU RAKAU CELEBRATION
Congratulations to the following students who have completed their 8 week Mau Rakau programme
tutored by Whaitiri Poutawa. It was wonderful for our students to share their learning with staff and
Congratulations to: Tyrell Campbell, Lorence Fruean, AJ Kereopa, Dakoda Kimura, Jono Little, Jared
Matagi, Western Matatia, Sione Ngu, Darrin-Ray Sakey, Niko Savelio, Wiari Simmonds, Jorden Stone,
Nesian Sydney, Wiremu Te Moananui, Ruaumoko Toatoa, Harley Troke, Logan Waikato, Haami
Thank you to the whanau who came to the celebration evening. A special THANK YOU to Barnardo’s,
who through the SWIS programme, provided the funding to allow Mau Rakau to be taught at Naenae
Intermediate. Thank you also to Rose Russell for your organisation.
We had our first mass choir practice yesterday. All but 24 students are involved in this year’s
production. A newsletter with more information will come home early next term for those involved.
The cast will be finalised early next term. School Production will be held 21-24 September 2015.
If you have any old make-up that you no longer need please drop it off to the school office. Thank you.
ANZAC DAY ASSEMBLY
On Friday 24 April 2015 we are holding a special assembly for ANZAC Day. It will start at 1.30 – 2.30pm
and parents, caregivers, family and friends are all welcome to come. Please ring or email the office if
you are planning on attending to help with seating arrangements. Phone 939-8216 or email:
The school choir will sing, a war veteran is going to be our guest speaker, a trumpet player will play ‘The
Last Post’ and there will be other items.
Afternoon tea for visitors will be in the staffroom, immediately following the assembly. Poppies will be
on sale in Week 1, Term 2 at the school office and students are encouraged to wear them at the
assembly. They can be purchased for a donation.
Monday 20th April
Monday 27th April
Tuesday 28th April
Monday 4th May and Tuesday 5th May
Tuesday 16th June
Monday 22nd June and Tuesday 23rd June
Ariana Tyson, Principal
Swimming for all classes – further details to follow
Board of Trustees meeting starting @ 5.30 pm
ANZAC Mondayization (Public Holiday)
Hui for parents of Maori students. Starts @ 6.30
pm - kai provided
Self Defence for Year 8 Girls
Year 6 Information Evening
Parent/Teacher interviews – further details to