2017 Term 2- 9th May Newsletter

 

 

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Term 2 Week 2: Raapa 10  o Haratua 2017

Principal’s Mihi

Te mea tuatahi he mihi ki te Atua,te timatatanga o nga mea katoa, ta matapuna o te tapu, o te mana, o te wehi
nana nei i arahi, i arataki tatou, kia whakatutuki to tatou pumanawa.
Tuarua ko te mihi ki nga maatua tupuna e noho mai ra kei tua o te arai, mo ratou i whakawatea i te huarahi, i aroha mai ki nga uri mokopuna.
Ko Hohepa Tamati raua ko Bella Ihaka e haeretahi ana ma runga i taua huarahi inaianei.
Haere kourua, haere, haere. 
Nui rawa atu te aroha ki nga whanaunga e noho pani ai.
Ka huri ki te ao o te ora.
I timata te wahanga tuarua i tera Mane. Inaianei  e whakareri ana nga taitama tane, nga taitama wahine, me nga tamariki mokopuna mo nga whakatatae o NASA me te TaiTokerau manukorero. Ka tu te hui mo nga teina kei Panguru kei Otamatea mo nga tuakana.
I hoki mai au i te waa whakataa e kii ana ki te tari te “Sabbatical”. Ka piki te ora ki toku rangatira, toku hoa tane a Dixie inaianei.
Tino hari ahau i hoki mai a Matua Wiremu McMath raua ko Carol me to raua whanau ki te waa kainga. Akuanei ka tutaki ano.
No reira e nga karangamaha.
Tena koutou katoa
Tihei mauriora.
Pani Hauraki

Calendar Events:

  • week 1:  SNUPS upgrade, School Closed-Friday
  • week 2:  Career Expo – Okaihau College Y10+, NASA hui, CoL Expo, Enviroschools visit, PLD-Digital Fluency starts
  • week 3:  Northland Area Schools Association – Sports (Whangarei),  Ako Panuku Conference,  Smokefree Rock Quest,

Junior School

This week 8-14 May, our class (Waiiti, Years 1-3) will be supporting “Road Safety Week”.  The Road Safety kaupapa this year is “SPEED”.  For homework this week please talk to your child about road safety.  Make your child aware of the importance of wearing their seat belt and of the dangers around travelling at high speeds on the road.  Please visit the website  http://brake.org.nz/campaigns-events/events-training/road-safety-week.

I have also noticed some of our tamariki riding their push bikes around the community without helmets or suitable footwear.  Wearing a bicycle helmet is a road rule and reduces the risk of injury.

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No reira, e nga whanau, ata tiaki i o tatou tamariki mokopuna.

Na Whaea Eyez.

 This week our class (Waita, Years 4-7) is preparing to spoil our Mothers for Mothers Day.  

In technology we are planning to “construct” a gift for Mum.

 

 Middle School (Waipunarangi, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi)

Te Reo Maori, Tikanga a Iwi, Nga Toi - (Henare)

The theme for term 02 across these subject areas is Puanga and the celebration of the Maori new year.  Our teaching and learning for the term will give priority to the values and principles which have been handed down to us from our tuupuna.  These will be expressed in our written, oral and art activities, both within and outside the classroom.

Our previous term’s work focused on mana tangata, whanaungatanga, tangata tino rongonui me Te Hokowhitu a Tu (ANZAC).

Food Technology/Digital Technology:  I would like to thank Whaea Esther for taking the Years 8-10 for Food Technology in term 1, this term we will be looking at Digital Technology, ipad maintenance, and introduction to new APPS.
Na Whaea Danelle

Science

The most important task for all Middle School Science students has been to come up with a Science Fair investigation IDEA.   All Middle School students have been shown how to do a fair test investigation and all have access to the Internet where there are lots of ideas available.  Finding an idea is a student INQUIRY process that MUST be student driven, eg. Jazmine Murray will be building a model to demonstrate Diffusion.  The student can also ask other teachers, their parents or anyone else to help them find an idea.  Their Science teacher is ready to show the tamariki HOW to “run with the idea” – but the process must start with finding an idea first.  We want to go to the Tai Tokerau Science Fair in Kerikeri with plenty of great ideas to show off to others……

 

Senior School 

Academic NCEA Goal for Term 2: 4 credits per subject

 

Te Reo Maori Wahanga Tuarua 

“Ko te kai a te manu ko te miro nōna te ngāhere,

Ko te kai a te tangata ko te mātauranga nōna te ao”

Tēnā anō te whānau he mihi maioha, he mihi aroha ki a koutou te whānau i runga i ngā piki me ngā heke o te wā.  Anei ngāwhāinga mō Te Reo Māori i tēnei wahanga.
Kaupae 1.  Ka whiwhiri e rātou e rua ngā kaupapa e ngākau nui ana rātou kātahi, ka kōrerohia mō aua kaupapa mō te (2min).
Kaupae 2.  Ka whiriwhiria e rātou he whakaaturanga (presentation) me tētahi kōrerorero (conversation) e pā ana ki tētahi o ngā hautipua (A good role model) e rata ana e ia mō te (2 min).
Kaupae 3.  Ka whiriwhiri e rātou he whakaaturanga (presentation) kua rangahaua, he kōrero paki, he taupatupatu rānei e pā ana ki tētahi kaupapa e.g. “Social networking sites devalue our friendship”. Ka kōrerorero rātou mō te (3min).

 

MCAT 

The acronym MCAT stands for Mathematics Common Assessment Task.  The standard that is associated with the MCAT assessment is AS 91027.  The MCAT is a NCEA Level 1 external assessment.  All students who aspire to continue with NCEA Mathematics Level 2 and beyond usually find the achievement of this standard very useful.  There is a clause in the standard that states that students have to solve problems using mathematical strategies and procedures.  The Ministry of Education (MoE) has reminded NZQA (assessment body) not to overlook this very important clause, as they may have done in the past.  There may have been too many skill-based questions, rather than problem-solving questions in past MCAT papers.

How does this affect us?  In simple terms – this means that the external MCAT-assessment will be a little bit more challenging from 2017 onward.

Does this mean that we have to give up the MCAT altogether?  No, we just have to work a little bit harder in the Mathematics class.

SCIENCE – A MUST

Recently a very responsible senior student inquired about  subject choices in the pursuit of a career in Graphic Design and also about the possibility of studying at university.  The subjects that came to mind were English, Te Reo Maori, Visual Arts and ICT.  English is the international tool of communication.  Te Reo Maori is important because we are in New Zealand.  Visual Arts is important because it develops artistic expression, ICT is important because Graphic Design is done on computers nowadays.  What about the other subjects?  All of the other subjects are just as important, because a graphic designer needs to have a fairly good general knowledge to design meaningful logos and layouts.   Science is a core subject that everybody should have, it is a subject that feeds into numerous careers.

SMALL SCHOOL DYNAMICS

Broadwood Area School is a relatively small school.  There are many benefits associated with small schools with a few challenges here and there.  One challenge is that we are sometimes limited to offer a small range of subjects.  However, if a student wants to study a particular subject that we do not currently offer at school he/she should enquire with Matua Carl about the options available.  An outcome could be to follow an online course.  Online learning is a very good option with regular interaction with online tutors and alongside continued access for students to our BAS teachers.

PAY, PAY GO AWAY…

We can sing that tune forever, but the bill for NZQA will not go away.  It is time again to save up for the NZQA annual fee.  For those people with no community services cards, the bill will be $76.70 per student – with a discount where there are more than one tamariki.  For those people with community services cards, the bill could be as little as $20 per student – with a discount where there are more than one child.  Parents and caregivers, who have community services cards need to send the TWO NUMBERS ON THE CARD to Matua Carl so that he can arrange the discounts.  The due date for the discount and payment is 1 September 2017.

 

Sports News

Training continues for NASA this week for Netball, Rugby, Volleyball & Basketball.

 

Puanga Learning Extension Programme

Puanga was formed in 2012 as a learning extension programme for students of Broadwood Area School.  It is coordinated and managed by Henare Gabel.

The Primary Goal of the Puanga programme is to extend learning experiences to outside the classroom.  Puanga has three main objectives:

1.  to promote the Performing Arts through Kapa Haka, Hoe Waka & Ura
2.  to promote the physical & emotional health & well being of students through EOTC activities
3.  to promote Te Reo Maori me ona Tikanga within these learning and outdoor activities

The Performing Arts activities include performances of Kapa Haka, Hoe Waka drills and Ura to the public.  The outdoor activities are also divided into 3 dimensions:  land based (emergency first response, bush survival, abseiling, caving),  water based (water safety, kayaking, off shore paddle, food gathering), alpine based (mountain safety, alpine survival, tramping, climbing).  Students also have access to additional NZQA qualifications through these programmes – eg.  in 2016, 2 students generated 20 L1-3 credits between them in the Performing Arts.  We expect to build on these achievements in the future through the inclusion of qualifications in Outdoor Education, Health & Safety and Tikanga Maori (Hoe Waka).

Our first activity this year was a planning and training day in March at Kororareka-Russell to introduce our students to the 2017 programme.  Activities included strategy planning, team building, water safety drills and kayaking.  Students who participate in the planning and training days will be expected to use their skills and knowledge to assist students new to the Puanga programmes in the future.  The senior instructor is Kahu Sutherland who has worked with our students previously.  Staff and students from both Manganuiowae and Panguru schools attended.  We meet monthly and are currently preparing for a 3 day Leadership camp on Urupukapuka Island.

If interested, students should see Henare or any of the following Puanga members:  Brodie-Lee Barber, Ariana Adams, Tia Roberts, Oceania Roberts, Aston Beddie, Carlos Hemara-Ngaiti, Maui Pomare

 

 General Notices

 

Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017

 

Ko te whainga matua mo tēnei wahanga ko te whakapakari i ā tātou tamariki kia eke ki ngā taumata mo ngā Manu Kōrero A Rohe o Te Taitokerau 2017.

Kei hea?  Otamatea

Ahea?  7th ki te 9th o Pipiri.  

Nā reira, mō ia akomanga reo Māōri ko te whenu ko kōrero.

Tīhei Mauri Ora!

Whakapiki Reo

Ko te reo kia tika,

Ko te reo kia rere,

Ko te reo kia Maori”

E whakapakari tonu tātou i te reo ki te kura i waenganui i ngākaiako me ngātamariki. I tēnei wā e tū ana ngātamariki ki tem ahi i tō rātou pepeha me tō rātou mihimihi ki ngā hui ā kura. He rangatira tem ahi he rerehua hoki. Ngā mihi nui ki ngā tamariki katoa e kaha hāpai ana i tō tātou reo rangatira. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui.

Nā Whaea Rewa

ATTENDANCE CHARTER GOAL REACHED

Congratulations to all those students that gained 90% Attendance in Term 1.

They all received a $5 lunch pass from the Board of Trustees and PB4L  for reaching our school Charter Goal.

Year 1-3:  Keith Buchanan 90%, Wiremu Buchanan 91%, Kodi Jane Porter-Rankin 98%, Bismark Fenton 100%, Lucas Fenton 100%, Alexandrina Fenton 100% 

Year 4-7:  Taipari 91%, Kawiti. 91%, Helena Pirini-Samson 93%, Tia Proctor 95%, Emmylou Pirini. 96%, Olivia Pirini 98%, Gary Edmonds 100%, Jordan Chapman 100%, Victoria Irimana 100%, Zaria Murray 100%, Elenor Irimana 100%, Monique Brown 100%, Anataia Adams 100%.

Year 8-9: Jazmine Murray; Ngataiawa Pirini-Maika; Raize Raharuhi; Anyah Tito; Beau Waipouri; Kazius Williams

Year 10: Ariana (90%), Brodie-Lee (100%), Damon (91%), Daniel (97%), Jess (94%), Logan (91%), William (95%)

Year 11: Hone Adams 95%, John-Alec 98%, Tia Roberts 97%, Hope Pihema 92% 

Year 12: Aneta-Rea 93%; Alexandra 98%; James 96%; Shaydon 94%; Cannon 93%; Charlotte 98%; Blue 92%; 

Year 13: Aston 100%; Carlos 100%; Rosalee 94%; Oceania 100%

 

 

Te Roopu Kapa Haka 2017

Stevie-Rea Harris Campbell, Ariana Adams, Sharon Edmonds Chapman, Helen Waipouri, Tia Roberts, Oceania Roberts (Kaitaki Wahine), Jessica Wikaira, Charlotte Chapman, Hope Pihema, Waimaria McMath, Blue Hill, Jasmine Murray, Tamina , Jamie Moa, Anyah Tito, Ellis  , Alexandra , Aneta-Rea Harris Campbell, Rosalee Johnson, Brodie-Lee Barber, Aroha Adams

Johnny Edmonds Chapman, Raize , Kazius, Ngataiawa McMath, William, Wiremu Emery, Robin Herbert, Aston Beddie (Kaitaki Tane), Hone Adams, James Hohaia

Guitarists: Daniel Haturini, John-Alec Grbich.  Tutors: Whaea Rewa Pirini, Whaea Rerekohu August

The school would like to thank our wonderful chefs, beautiful bakers, poi makers and kaiawhina Terina Connelly, Shannon Hill, Puti Pirini, Denise Proctor, Denny Grbich, Takawai Mcmath, Nick Pirini, Whaea Adelaide me tana tamaiti Kiripa Te Wake who all came to support our tamariki. Nga mihi aroha, nga mihi nunui ki a koutou katoa te whanau.

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Tai Tokerau Festival

Dixie and I travelled to Ruakaka in our campervan and stayed at the Ruakaka camping ground the night prior to the Manganuiowae performance. At night we could hear the rumbling thunder rolling over the ocean and we saw flashes of impressive lightning lighting up the sky. These were the warning signs of the cyclone that was advancing rapidly towards the coast.
When we arrived at the college we were directed to park further down on the field. Bream Bay College had done a magnificent job organizing the festival, there were two performance venues so we were very privileged to watch our kapa haka group perform twice.
The waiata written for Hone Proctor was beautiful and the group sang with deep emotion. Oceania deserves acclaim for composing  this unique tribute.
Every performer presented to the best of his or her ability,. Aston lead the boys with valour and Oceania the girls with pride and dignity.
My final tribute is to our wonderful teacher Rewa Pirini , this event is always challenging and demanding, she has real pride in our kura and our students.
Rerekohu was delighted to be able to return to Manganuiowae to assist in whatever manner she could. He mihi nui rawa atu ki a kourua mo tenei mahi rangatira.
We were all affected by news of  the loss of a parent from te Kura taumata o Panguru. They valiantly took the stage, performed then returned to Panguru, ka nui te aroha ki a ratou.
When we ventured outside, the heavens  opened, the rain was almost torrential. The rain  ceased for a brief  moment, we rushed Dixie to the campervan in his wheelchair loaded then ventured off.
The field had turned into a muddy quagmire almost as deep as our Hokianga mudflats and we got stuck badly, really stuck!
Students, teachers and parents and Whaea Danelle attempted to push us out.
Fortunately we were rescued by a Maori warrior, an amputee just like Dixie, he hopped out of his car organised a tow rope, hopped back into his car and pulled us free.
Whaea Danelle resembled the gingerbread man except she wasn’t ginger she was covered in mud from head to toe, her hair was wet and her clothes were soaked, she had been pushing our waka that we call “Taurere” from behind. I did not dare stop to say thank you as we would have  bogged down in the mud again.
Whaea Danelle had to attend a Ministry meeting soon after and when she arrived hungry, wet and exhausted she had to be comforted and dried out.
Thank you Danelle.  Our intention was to come and support you all not to be a menace. If anyone knows who that man was who pulled us out please let me know who he is.
Kia manawanui Manganuiowae.
Whaea Pani.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!   WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

Eileen Porter-Rankin has been permanently appointed as a teacher to our school.  I am delighted, it is wonderful to have ex students of Manganuiowae- Broadwood Area school return as teachers.

Rewa Pirini is also an ex student and she is in a year long fixed term position at present.  I am SO pleased that Rewa has returned home.

We NEED more students to enrol at our school so that we can make Rewa permanent too. Teacher placements are based on roll numbers so if you hear of any student who wants to work hard and do well at school encourage them to enrol with us

 

Congratulations to these students who passed their Learners Licence last week which was held at Kohukohu Bowling Club 2 day course then the test at AA Service in Kaitaia

David Nahi

Quinlyn Mitchell

Rosalee Johnson

Helen Waipouri

Special thanks to Hayley Paul, Celia Henry and Elliot (The local policeman)

 

 Careers Expo Year 10,11,12,13

Students Yr 10-13 will be attending a Careers Roadshow at Okaihau College tomorrow

Students will be travelling on Ritchies Bus

Bus will leave school at 9am and return to school at 12.00pm

Special thanks to Isabel Beddie and the whanau for recovering our chairs for our students.

That was a huge job and we all really appreciate what you have done. Nga mihi nui ki a koe Whaea me to whanau hoki.

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