#21 Newsletter 2022

Rāmere, te 9 o te Hepetema 2022

Competition – Each week we will have a competition. One lucky winner will receive a $20 Millie’s Coffee voucher! It’s simple, just email your answer to kahuiako@orewacollege.nz

Congratulations to   Becky Jackson      this weeks winner! 

This week’s Question: What does the colloquium “Hūkere, hūkere!” 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

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2022

Week 8, is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. It sounds like every Kura has some great activities planned to celebrate this beautiful taonga.


If you are looking for something extra, we have made up a BINGO/Choice Board that kaiako can use with their tamariki. There are also BINGO/Choice Board Teacher Notes to help you to explain each activity.

There are also a whole kete of printable posters and resources found on the official website to help support you and your Kura this year.

Remember, as teachers, this is a perfect opportunity to model the learning pit with your tamariki. Give it a go, feel uncomfortable, make mistakes and verbalise how it feels because that’s what powerful lifelong learners do. 

Kia kaha te kōrero Māori

All New Waiata Anthems 2022

Keep an ear out for this year’s installment of some of our biggest artists bringing their music out in Te Reo Māori. The big release date is Monday and includes a wide range of popular artists, including:

  • Drax Project & Rob Ruha
  • Fly My Pretties
  • Kora
  • Ladi6
  • Pacific Heights featuring Stan Walker & Crete
  • Sol3 Mio
  • Tiki Taane and Moana
  • Maniapoto featuring Ria Hall, Georgia Lines, Mazbou Q, Chey Milne
  • Tim Finn

Waiata Anthems Week 2022 


From last week: Apologies that the link to the Hauora Creatures slides did not work properly.  Click on the picture below and the link will appear underneath.  They are super cute and wise!

Get Moving Resources

Tana Tihana / movement is one of the five parts of our Hauora according to the model, te whare tapa wha. Various sports organisations and the Ministry of Health New Zealand provide posters for simple movement activities. The websites are listed under each poster for your reference.

Full brochure

Health Ed Link here

The importance of play also assists movement and therefore hauora/wellbeing.

Sport NZ Get Active Link

Come celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with OMGTech!

They’ve got 2 online workshops for your ākonga!

Rāhina / Mon 12th Sep


Join Matua Geoff for a fun, musical 3-Sprite Reo challenge in Scratch!

Suitable for Years 3-8


Rātū / Tue 13th Sep


Join Matua Kawana to make a Te Ao Māori game with MakeCode Arcade.

Suitable for Year 6+


Get ready for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with these rauemi rawe (awesome resources):

  1. Record Your Reo – our first Aotearoa-centric Scratch card! This activity helps ākonga research, record, and play kupu (words) in Scratch.
  2. Ka taea e au iPad tech skills bingo for your ākonga! Created by Paula Jamieson & Layla Rask.
  3. Te Mana o te Reo Timeline – shows a number of significant milestones of the Māori language over the last 250 years.
  4. Waka Tāonga – learn about waka and design and animate your own in Scratch through our Ākonga Wharenui platform. It is FREE to register!!!
  5. Bilingual classroom signs we’ve made some awesome signs of tech kupu (words) that you can print out for your classroom.
  6. Taringa Podcast – with over 250 episodes, this podcast is perfect for growing your own reo and understanding of Te Ao Māori.
  7. More Reo resources for you and your class

Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Years 1-3 

For Year 1-3 teachers, a new digital media series featuring Nelly, the kuaka that leads your ākonga through Aotearoa New Zealand Histories (ANZH) big ideas in a way that suits their level.  

Use the videos with your students and the teaching support material for guidance and activities to help you link each video to your classroom context.

Find the link here

A sense of place Years 1-3 
Link to resource – Progress outcomes

Link to A Sense of Place resource

The relationships of individuals, groups, and communities with the land, water, and resources are reflected in the names of places and in the stories we tell about them. This resource shows how five texts from the School Journal series can be used to support learning in the context of tūrangawaewae me te kaitiakitanga through stories, names, whakairo (carvings), and pepeha.

Upcoming PD

Supported by MOE Curriculum Leads, there will be an opportunity to walk through the Leading Local Curriculum Guide Part 1. This will be provided in a webinar held on three different dates starting 18 August (it has been recorded)

For more information and to register for a webinar, visit: https://bit.ly/3QnwJgU

Kiwaha o Te Wiki (Idiom)

“Hūkere, hūkere!” Go harder!

“Who-keh-rdeh! Who-keh-rdeh!”

Kāhui Ako Hui Dates – Term Three 2022

15th September – Wainui Primary – 10.10am ASL

22nd September – Silverdale School – 11.05am ASL

22nd September – Orewa College – 3.30pm WSL

29th September – No Hui

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