Kāhui Ako ki Orewa Event Newsletter 2023

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Paraire, te 2 o te Hune 2023

Orewarewa whenua, puāwai māhuri

On the fertile ground of Orewa, the sapling blooms

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 [email protected]

Congratulations to   Jason Irvine    this week’s winner! 

This Week’s Question/Pātai o te Wiki: What does the whakataukī/proverb “Kaua e mate wheke, mate ururoa” translate to in regards to being relentless? 

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

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This week Kāhui Ako ki Orewa welcomes Hamish Brewer. Known for his disruption in education, inspiring and motivating others to challenge themselves and how they engage with our tamariki. Check out his messages below or his website here.


The Relentless Principal I Sunday I TVNZ

known as the…



Hamish Brewer (aka the Tattooed Skateboarding Principal) grew up in a home disrupted by poverty, addiction, and family dysfunction. He understands the feelings of fear, lostness, and desperation that overwhelm too many children today—because that was his life. That experience is what drives him to work relentlessly to empower people living in the toughest areas to envision and create a better future for themselves.

known for…


1. You can’t serve someone you think your better than

2. Our kids are an opportunity not an obligation

3. One More Round

4. We are not here to be average, we are here to be amazing

5. Disrupt the status quo

6. Educational Disrupter

7. Real Work, Real Results

8. Poverty is not a learning disability

2023 Leaders

Whakataukī o te Wiki

Kaua e mate wheke mate ururoa 

Co-wa eh mah-teh feh-ceh mah-teh ew-rew-rdor-ah

Don’t die like an octopus, die like a hammerhead shark.

Meaning don’t give up no matter how hard the struggle is.

Kāhui Ako Hui Dates – Term 2 2023

15th June – Orewa Primary School – ASL – WSL – meet at Orewa College 3.30pm

22nd June – Orewa College – ASL – WSL – meet at Orewa College 3.30pmFriday, 14 July – Matariki Public Holiday

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