#25 Newsletter

Rāmere, te 18 o te Noema 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        Cindi Meyer        this week’s winner! 

This week’s Question: What is the name of the kaumatua at our local marae? 

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

Kia ora Koutou,

As the term seems to be rapidly coming to an end, appointments for new positions have been made in our schools and for the Kāhui Ako ki Orewa roles. All the Across School Leaders have been appointed for 2023/24. These are two year contracts. Congratulations to the current three Across School Leaders, Mark Ralston, Jackie Boyd from Silverdale School and Leanne Evans from Orewa College who have been reappointed. Congratulations to Rhonda Beet from Orewa Beach School in winning the fourth Across School Leadership position for 2023/24. We look forward to welcoming you in this role. We will be reviewing the year at our final Within School Leaders meeting to plan ahead for 2023.

Ka kite ano

Gillian Bray Co-Leader Orewa Kāhui Ako 

Courses for 2023!

This is the time to think seriously about studying in 2023. There are so many great options for learning te reo Māori these days both locally, online or a short drive away. Below we have compiled a list of great options:

Tēnā koutou katoa. In preparation for the 2023 intake, we are now asking for tenders of interest for Te Pōkaitahi Reo Kaupae 3 & 4 (intermediate level) based at Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Marae, 2A Blue Gum Ave, Silverdale. Please fill in the attached form and send to Danyelle.nathan@wānanga.ac.nz.

Programme details: Te Pōkaitahi Reo Kaupae 3 & 4

There will be two (3hr) classes a week in 2023. Monday (online via zoom) 6pm – 9pm and Wednesday (face to face) 6pm – 9pm.

6 month duration:

  • Semester one (level 3): 8th February to 25th June 2023
  • Semester two (level 4): 24 July to 10 Dec 2023 

Wānanga dates:

Semester one K3 (2x mandatory weekend wānanga):

  • 31st March – 2nd April 2023
  • 9th June – 11th June 2023

Semester two K4 (2x mandatory weekend wānanga):

  • 15th September – 17th September 2023
  • 24th November – 26th November 2023 

All our programmes are delivered in full immersion and taught by trained Te Ataarangi tutors. 

“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōna te ngahere, ko te manu e kai ana i ngā mātauranga nōna te ao”

Promoting Hauora with Staff and Students

Hauora Creatures / Emojis

Including Te Reo

These cute little emoji creatures display actions which help build a healthy hauora/wellbeing environment.   Use them as cards to play SNAP, Go Fish, Memory.  Put them up on your wall to display the positive actions you hope for and expect in your classroom.

They support the language of hauora/wellbeing in your kura.

Click HERE to join us in Week 8 (Dec 5-7) for some fun & creative online workshops! We’ll even have some Tech Stars joining us from the world of Animation, to inspire some creative coding!.

Hello Ruby is the world’s most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology and programming. The story started with a book, and now Ruby continues her adventures in exercises, activities and videos. It’s suited for kids age 5 years and older (but even adults might learn something new).

Computational Thinking Digital Progressions

Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes Digital Progressions


The refreshed Social Science Curriculum is now LIVE! 

Click on the image to view

Free Educational Resource – NZ in WW1

Greetings all, my name is Dylan Woodhouse and I am a director at the Passchendaele Society. I want share with you a free educational resource you may find useful when teaching New Zealand’s history in the classroom or online.

Why you should use Blood and Mud <https://bloodandmud.org/>:

It is a completely free resource developed by a New Zealand registered charity, the Passchendaele Society (CC48999)

As an educator in New Zealand, we also invite you to become a member of the Society, free of charge

Blood and Mud is a visually engaging website which provides a wide range of resources about New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War

There are very few resources on the Government’s educational resources websites, which address New Zealand’s role in the First World War in the context of the new curriculum. This is a large omission from our nation’s history

Resources are available for multiple age groups including years 7-10 (most of the website), and dedicated pages for NCEA covering achievement standards in history <https://bloodandmud.org/ncea#ncea-cover> and younger learners Ys 2-6 <https://bloodandmud.org/young-lions-resources-for-younger…>

We have established specific links for where our resources connect to the New Zealand Curriculum <https://bloodandmud.org/curriculum-links>

We offer an easy, guided and meaningful project, that satisfies the difficult to plan for local component of the new curriculum <https://bloodandmud.org/new-index>

Many aspects of the war are covered including cultural and social elements as well as some information on essential components of the war <https://bloodandmud.org/life-at-war>

We explore many facets of the history of the Great War through personal stories, most draw on the experiences of real New Zealanders from the time. We found this helped build a personal connection between students and the subject they are studying without overloading them with information <https://bloodandmud.org/new-index-3>

We have trialed our resources with students who clearly had a very positive and engaged response <https://bloodandmud.org/community-1>

Critical thinking pages aim to foster an understanding of perspective in history <https://bloodandmud.org/critical-thinking>

There is a large section on Maori which makes use of a range of media to explain their differing responses to the war <https://bloodandmud.org/critical-thinking#maoriww1>

We are happy to hear your feedback and create new resources based on any new requirements. Thank you for your time.

Kāhui Ako Hui Dates – Term Four 2022

24th November – Silverdale 11am – ASL

1st December – Orewa Beach 11am – ASL and WSL

8th December – No Hui

15th December – No Hui

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