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Whanau Challenge

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is happening in Week two of the term (27-31 July).  The theme for this year's Māori language week is “Ngā Mātua”  (nurturing the language for parent and children).  

Maungaraki School's whanau group (Ngā Kākano Puawai) has created a whānau challenge (wero) to help our children, their families and those in the wider community to learn more about our local place names.  You will see 14 posters like the one below 'hidden' around our community, each one represents a different place mentioned in the Maungaraki School waiata (song).  Remember to check out our school blogs, website and twitter account for QR codes as well.           

By scanning the QR code on each poster you will find the meaning of the place name.  If you dont have a QR reader you can download one for free via the app store.  Families can then choose the most creative way to share/present/display this information and either send it to rebecca.perkins@maungarakischool.net or drop it off at the school office by Monday 3 August.

Waimarie Pai! (Good luck!)

Whanau evening - Tuesday 4 August

Maungaraki School families are invited to come on a voyage with Reuben Tipoki (watch captain of Te Matau Māui) as he shares his knowledge and experiences from using traditional navigation techniques to sail around the Pacific.  The evening will start at 5:30 and will incorporate the prizes being handed out for our Whanau Challenge.  

Please bring a plate of finger food dinner to share.

This event is open to all members of the Maungaraki Community.



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Maungaraki School is a full primary, family orientated school. We have a wonderfully supportive community and together, we are committed to providing high quality educational programmes that meet the needs of each individual learner. We believe in students taking pride in themselves, their families and their school. We work hard to foster a positive, caring environment where differences are celebrated and acknowledged.

School provides many opportunities for your child and we believe that it is the students' responsibility to make the most of these opportunities, to work hard and try their best. We expect our students to be kind to each other and have fun at school.

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Lisa Cavanagh