# 14 Weekly Update 2020


Rāmere, te 5 o Pipiri, 2020

It is important to

  • Accept and acknowledge everyone’s experiences of Covid-19 are different
  • Understand and accept that impacts on staff and students can include anxiety, trauma. Economic fall out, family situations, fear
  • Understand and accept that impacts may not have occurred yet e.g. economic fallout due to job loss could be in the coming months or year
  • Understand that behaviours may spike as stress levels waver
  • Acknowledge that there may be longer lasting impacts over the next 12-18 months.

The 4 Rs help us to know how we can help students and our colleagues:

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Matariki is closing in


Over the past few years, kura across our Kāhui Ako and the rest of Aotearoa have increasingly been coming together to celebrate Matariki, the Māori new year. It’s a celebration unique to our country and it’s been awesome to watch people getting into it.

Last year we saw kite flying, flax weaving, kapa haka, waiata, art, shared kai and numerous other activities across our kura. This year, due to the lockdown, we may have lost some of our preparation time but more than ever we need something to collaborate to ensure we maintain the momentum gained in previous years.

What will Matariki look like in your classroom and kura?

We would love to know so we can share your ideas and make this year a celebration to remember. Please share your ideas and watch this space as we’re working to add some resources for you to use in next weeks update.

Te reo tip – Pronouncing “Kia ora!”

Whaea Celeste (Kōkā) taught our team a great tip in the lockdown when using, “Kia ora!” (Hello, cheers, thanks)

Kia ora is phonetically pronounced, key-ao-rda omitting the space between kia- be and ora – well/alive

So it’s spelt “Kia ora!” but it’s spoken like, “Kiaora!”

Although it is written as two words, in te reo Māori, when a word ends with a vowel and the following word begins with a vowel, the two words blend together

And finally

It was awesome to see our whole team together again this week. While Zui is good for some meetings, it was good to have the energy of a face-to-face meeting where people come up with creative solutions. On 10 June we have a combined board meeting where we will share what we have been working on. Our next leaders meeting is scheduled for 18 June.null



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