Mahuru 2017


Kia ora, Assaiamu, Nameste, Kia oranana, auibowan, Hola, Bonjour, Yoboseyok, Save, Hi, Jambo, Guten Tag, Hej, Merhaba, Ni-hao



Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Maori Language Week 

What a fun Disco we had on Friday night.  It was lovely to see everyone and wow what fabulous dance moves.  Our children had so much fun that they continued their Disco on Monday and Tuesday. 

Our Children have been practicing their te reo.  Our older children enjoy saying their mihi mihi during mat times.  We have seen lots of wonderful poi dancing and waiata.  See below for a little list of te reo words that we use at centre – I am sure you will be very impressed with the amount of te reo māori your wonderful children know.

Bug Alert

The change of season has seen a lot of bugs, coughs, noses and general un-wellness, especially in our under 2’s room.  Please be assured that teachers are doing all they can do to help minimise the spread of these bugs.  While it seems of little consolation, when you are faced with your little one being unwell, believe me when I say it will get better.  Your little baby is for the first time being exposed to an environment with more people, they are still building their immune systems.  Everyone can help by ensuring that you keep children home when they are unwell.  If you are called to come and collect your child because they are unwell, please appreciate that teachers have your child’s best interest at heart.  We can appreciate that it is not always easy to get away from work, but these calls aren’t made lightly.  We are following ministry of health guidelines.


Monday 18th September:  Parent Teacher Discussion Evening (check your bookings with whanau teachers)

Beginning of October: Workshop – more details to follow

Monday 23rd October:  We are closed for Labour Day

Friday 22nd December:  Last day for 2017

Monday 8th January:  First day for 2018

Kōrero te reo Māori

    Text Box: o	Mā – White
o	Pango – Black
o	Kākāriki – Green
o	Kikorangi - Blue
o	Kōwhai – Yellow
o	Pōuriuri – Brown
o	Karaka - Orange
  Text Box: o	Kōrero – talk                                                 
o	Koa – Happy/Please
o	Kia – Food
o	Titiro – Look
o	Haere – Come
o	Pukapuka – Book
o	Wharepaku – Toilet


Ko te piko o te māhuri tē rā te tupu o te rākau

The way the sapling is shaped determines how the tree grows

HAND IN HAND: learning and Growing