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Tumuaki Blog

Matariki Ahunga Nui

Nāu mai e ngā hua o Puanga, o Matariki

Matariki is a time for us to reflect, to learn from our past and, to plan and prepare for the year to come.  And what a year it has been!  We here at kura learnt that what we had been doing and how we had been doing it; was not going to be part of how we moved forward, post Lock-down. Covid-19 and it all that it bought, whilst distressing and scary, was also an opportunity we seized upon.  We used the time to review our curriculum, to pave a clearer and more successful learning pathway for kaiako, tamariki and whānau, we recommitted ourselves to our ‘new normal’ and we vowed to move forward as a more united and cohesive unit.  That is what Puanga/Matariki helped us achieve in  2020 and we certainly look forward to reflecting on this past year come 2021!

Te Kura o Hato Hōhepa Te Kāmura e mihi nei…

Tēnei te maioha o te ngākau māhaki, tēnei hoki te au ō mihi e rere atu ana ki ngā whānau, ki te hāpori whānui mō tā koutou i hakarangatira ai i tā tātou ‘Hui Ahurei o Ngā Kura o Whangaroa’. Nō mātou te hōnore nui I tae mai koutou ki te tuari hakaaro, ki te mātakitaki mai i ngā tamariki mokopuna e tū ana ki te papa tū waewae.  Nō reira, anei te oha o te manawa reka ki ā koutou i whai wāhi mai, ki te tautoko i te kaupapa e kawe nei e mātou o Te Kura o Hato Hōhepa Te Kāmura.

“E paru i te tinana, ka mā te wai
E paru i te aroha, ka mau tonu”

Whangaroa Cultural Festival – Term 4

We would like to acknowledge Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa and the Kaeoannes who sponsored our event. Nei rā te mihi maioha.

Despite the awful weather on Thursday 14 November (our originally scheduled Whangaroa Cultural Festival day), we were able to continue with the hangi. A big thank you to our kura whānau who battled the thunderstorm in the early hours of that morning to light the fires and lay the hangi!

On Monday 18 November, we held the rescheduled annual Whangaroa Cultural Festival at Whangaroa College. Our day would not have been possible without the support of whānau, community and especially our local schools. We would like to thank all the schools, who at very short notice were able to join us, mei kore koutou, ka ngaro atu te kaupapa.

We would like to acknowledge Jack Anderson and Whangaroa College staff and students, for generously offering us your school to host our Festival.

Finally, we would like to congratulate all the students who performed and who were not able to perform, for all their hard work and perseverance in preparing for the Festival. There were smiles a plenty and the sheer joy beaming. The showcase of talent and display of pride from all students make all the trials and tribulations worth the effort.

Te Kura o Hato Hōhepa Te Kāmura wish all of our schools, whānau and community a great end to the year and a very Merry Christmas.

A Magical Musical and Visual Arts Showcase, 18 September 2019

To call our Arts evening an Extravaganza was not an exaggeration. It was rather a testament and show of gratitude to our kura whānau and wider community for your on-going and continued support. The Art on display and the musical items performed were an expression of pride, of passion, of talent and in many instances of perseverance.

We did not simply see classic visual art; we also experienced storytelling because behind each of the pieces on display was a story, a poem, lyrics, histories that are all part of the learning journey for each and every one of our tamariki.

We hope you enjoyed our evening together celebrating kotahitanga, achievement and success as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you!