Kia ora e te whaanau

and welcome back to Term 2!  I hope that everyone had a relaxing break and were able to spend quality time with family, as well as friends.  As we move into the winter months, we have another busy but exciting term ahead.  

This term we delve into the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum, with our 'Big Idea' being: Maaori history is the foundational and continuous history of Aotearoa New Zealand and our school wide 'Compelling Question': What was the world of early Maaori settlement like?

Me tiro whakamuri , kia anga whakamua

If we want to shape Aotearoa New Zealand's future, start with our past.

Term 2 sees a group of talented and driven athletes prepare themselves for Sports Camp, which will take place in week 8.  This involves a range of different sports and activities - from Indoor Bowls, Swimming, Human Foosball and Rugby.  Miss Curtis and Luana are again heading this team - BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE!

Our cast members in the 'A Lesson in Time' Production continue to perfect their lines as well as practice routines, under the guidance of Fiona Greaves and her support team.  Tech Arts remains the same, with Year 7 students' needing to be at school before 8.30am and ALL students' are required to wear closed footwear. 

For important dates and events, checkout our Senior Syndicate Homepage.  I will endeavour to uploads photos and other information throughout the term. 

Kia pai too raa

Isacc Hunia


Tauira (students) are to be prepared for their learning day. This includes: having their stationery ready to go, hand in any notices and arriving to class on time.

Classroom maintenance 

During Term 2, ALL dirty footwear must be removed upon entry.  Tauira (students) are to wash their feet is well.  The tap fitting can be collected from Room 17. 

Trainings / Practices

Please ensure that your child attends their trainings/practices.  This includes: Turning up on time, communicating with the coach or adult in charge if they can't make it, having the necessary equipment or having a changed of clothes.

Classroom Equipment

Technology is a vital and integral component, that is used to support your child's learning.  Unfortunately, at times, there is a bit of wear and tear.  To help minimise this, could you please talk to your child about showing Te Rapa HEART. 

Student Council Representatives

Bottom photo, left to right: 

Andrena Baretoka, Eledon Ing and Braydi Smith

Student Ambassador Representative

Sienna Bishop

House Leader Representatives

Top photo, left to right: 

Niamh Marsh, Priscilla Paki and Dion Benson

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at: 

Mr. Isacc Hunia
Room 20 Teacher