#15 Newsletter 2022

Rāmere, te 3 o teHune 2022

Competition – Each week we will have a competition. One lucky winner will receive a $10 Millie’s Coffee voucher! It’s simple, just email your answer to kahuiako@orewacollege.nz

Congratulations to    Fran Earwaker   this weeks winner! 

This weeks Question: What does the colloquium “Wēkeneru” translate to? 

Have something to share? Get in contact with one of our Across School Leaders – we would love to hear from you!

markralston@silverdaleprimary.school.nz Te ao Māori

l.evans@orewacollege.nz Hauora

jackieboyd@silverdaleprimary.school.nz Future Ready

bodea-bayes@orewaprimary.school.nz 21st Century Pathways

Pōhiri for Staff at Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae

The Kāhui Ako ki Orewa are excited to announce that we will be holding a pōhiri for our staff who have never been to Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae before. 

The event will be held in term 3, on Tuesday 9 August, at 3:45pm. You are welcome to attend no matter how long you have taught in the area. If you have never been to our marae then this is for you. 

If you would like to attend, please fill in the form via this link

New Resource Site with Posters and Supporting Material

We have found a great online resource full of printable posters to teach te reo Māori greetings in primary and secondary schools. 

These posters align with the draft te reo Māori progressions and our own Kāhui Ako ki Orewa lessons. 

Tuakana/Secondary Posters Primary School Posters

Kia kaha ki te kōrero Māori!


 Clarifying Hauora Continued…

New Zealand Mental Health Foundation’s tips

3. Rethink your priorities

Our Mental Health Foundation says:

  • Life has changed from what we knew it to be before.  What we may have seen as important or prioritised in our lives before may need to change.
  • Think about what you, and your Whanau and tamariki as safe, and supported as you can. Perhaps taking extra time reading to your tamariki or talking with your teenager is more of a priority than having a tidy house for example.
4. Take some time out for you

Our Mental Health Foundation says:

  • Try to find a few minutes on your own each day.  Sit quietly and take some deep breaths, step outside and take notice of the environment, have a cup of tea or a hot shower.
  • Although it may seem hard, if we can create some space in the day for ourselves we are more likely to have the emotional energy to be there for our tamariki (or others).
  • If you have younger tamariki try to use the times when they are napping or having screen time to do something you enjoy.
  • If you have older children, can you step outside on your own for 10 minutes for a walk?
  • Don’t be tempted to catch up on chores and work at every spare opportunity – take that time instead to prioritise yourself and your wellbeing.

Spotlight: Orewa Beach School

As teachers in the junior area we are always in the Tūī advertisements looking for ways to use the devices and apps that children can learn rather than just have as an add-on. I have been lucky enough to run a 1-1 digital Year 2 class on several occasions and have been amazed at how amazing they actually are on the devices using not only the google suite but also a range of different apps.

Above are a collection of some of the best ones to get you started with.

Educreations: an interactive whiteboard that has several features for drawing, typing, and also recording the work as the children do it.

ABC Stadtler and Letter School: a couple of excellent handwriting apps that children can work independently learning the formation of letters, numbers, and line patterns.

Maths slide is a great game-based maths activity for all children where you can have up to 4 children on the 1 device.

Sight words: a range of different ways to learn sight words with interaction and bright colours.

There are lots of amazing apps out there and I am happy to talk to anyone about how to use them down in the juniors. Email h.ross@orewabeach.school.nz

SPCA + Minecraft

Care and Create – SPCA’s Minecraft World has just landed! Explore this new and unique platform to teach animal welfare education and digital technologies, as well as core curriculum subjects and NZC key competencies. Click HERE to view the resources.

Kīwaha o Te Wiki (Idiom)

“Wēkeneru” (Wear-keh-neh-rdu)

Holy Moly! This can be used to express surprise just like you would in English/Te Reo Pākehā.

New Zealand Curriculum Refresh Timeline

The New Zealand Curriculum Refresh 

“These changes will help schools and teachers to manage their workloads and deal with the impacts of COVID-19, as well as provide more time for them to be involved as they get ready to adopt the refreshed curriculum from 2026 onwards,” the Ministry announced, outlining the below:

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories

  • The timeline for the public release of the ANZH content will be moved to early 2022. Schools and kura will now be expected to implement the new content from 2023, rather than from 2022 as originally intended.
  • This means that those schools and kura who are well-placed to pick it up and use the content earlier than 2023 will have the option to do so. 

NCEA Change Programme

“To ensure the NCEA change programme and the sector are aligned, the NCEA planned pilot approach will change. However it is still crucial that, in 2022, the sector can test and refine the new Level 1 subjects,” said the MoE.

  • The NZC and TMoA pilots planned for 2022 will be replaced with Level 1 mini-pilots that have fewer schools participating. 
  • NZC Level 1 (full) pilots will take place in 2023, instead of 2022, with full implementation by 2024. Level 2 pilots will take place in 2024 with full implementation by 2025. Level 3 pilots will take place in 2025 with full implementation by 2026.

TMoA mini-pilots will also take place for Level 2 subjects in 2023, and Level 3 subjects in 2024:

  • Literacy and Numeracy | Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau pilots will continue as planned in 2022. The implementation of the corequisite in 2023 is subject to sector readiness, and we are preparing to make a decision (implement or defer) in mid-2022.
  • The Te Ao Haka programme will not change and pilots will commence in 2022.

Kāhui Ako Hui Dates – Term Two 2022

9th June – Silverdale School – 11.05am ASL

16th May – Orewa Beach School – 11am ASL

16th June – Orewa College – 3.30pm ASL and WSL

23rd June – Orewa College – 10.15am ASL

30th June – Dairy Flat School – 11am ASL

30th June – Orewa College – 3.30pm ASL and WSL

Other Dates:

New Staff Pōhiri @ Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae 9th August/Ākuhata – 3:45pm

Māori Leaders Hui @ Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae 11th August/Ākuhata – 9am

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