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TEAM


TE ARAWARU

Te Arawaru is our Māori Immersion Learning Team led by Melissa Seumanu.  Te Arawaru consists of two Reo Rua classes (Years 1-2) and four Rumaki classes (Years 3-6). All classes in Te Arawaru teach from the Māori Curriculum - Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. 

It was from the peak, Te Arawaru, that the Rangitane people on both sides of the ranges would light fires to signal their relatives on the other side when assistance was needed in times of trouble. Te Arawaru also refers to the whetū marama, the eight-pointed star and the eight pathways.

 

 

Te Arawaru Team Leader

Melissa Seumanu

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Mauri ora ki te whānau o te kura nei, ā tēnā tātou.

Ki te taha o tōku kuia, he uri tēnei nō ngā iwi o Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te tonga me Ngāti Apa, nō ngā waka o Tainui me Kurahaupō.

I tipu ake au ki tō mātou ūkaipō, ko Ōhinepuhiawe, ki te taha o tō mātou whare tūpuna o Parewahawaha. 

Ko te awa rā e whakairo ana i te whenua, hei tautīnei mō tō mātou hapū o Ngāti Parewahawaha, ko Rangitīkei. 

Ki te taha o tōku koroua, he uri hoki ahau nō Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngai Tūhoe me Ngāti Kahungunu.

Ko Alefaio tōku hoa tāne. I ahu mai ia i te whenua tapu o Savai’i kei Hāmoa, ā, ko te ingoa tawhito, ko Hawaiki. Tokorima ā māua tamariki. Tēnā tātou.

I am so lucky to be working with our tamariki in Te Arawaru in the Whare with Year 3/4 this year. I am passionate about Māori achievement and empowering our tamariki to enter the world confident and proud of their Māoritanga. I enjoy being part of the journey watching our tamariki grow in their mātauranga Māori, creativity and most of all, in who they are. 

Tēnā toutou.

MELISSA SEUMANU Team Leader
Pouako

Mere Waru

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Ko Ngongotaha te maunga
Ko Awahou te awa
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Rangiwewehi me Ngāti Whakaue oku hapū
No Rotorua ahau
Ko Mere Waru tōku ingoa
Tēnā koutou katoa,

Akomanga 13 is a very special place to come and learn in a bilingual immersion setting. We are developing our current practice of ‘Akohia me takarohia’ - Play-based learning. I enjoy researching Maori history and am very passionate about Mahi Toi and DIY projects around the home with a Māori twist. Quality whanau time is always a must in our household.

Mere Waru Pouako
Pouako

Therese Keo

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Ko Whakateretere te maunga
Ko Waima te awa
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Ko Te Mahurehure te hapu
Ko Tuhirangi te marae
Ko Phally tōku hoa rangatira
Ko Tiana rāua ko Tayla āku tamariki 

Tēnā koutou katoa, I enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow. My home is a multicultural home. I am fluent in both Te Reo Māori and English. My children speak Khmer, Te Reo Māori and English. I look forward to working with you to make your child's learning experience fun.

Therese Keo Pouako
Pouako

Luana Kelland

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  Ko Mātaatua te waka
Ko Mākeo tōku maunga
Ko Waiaua tōku awa
Ko Waiaua tōku marae
Ko Ngāti Patumoana tōku hapu
Ko Whakatōhea tōku iwi
Ko Jai rāua ko Kaya āku tamariki
Ko Luana Kelland tōku ingoa

Tēnā koutou katoa, I am very excited to be back in the whare this year.  I have had an amazing time learning Te Reo Māori last year at Te Wananga o Raukawa and ready to share what I have learned with the tamariki!

Ngā mihi

Whaea Luana

Luana Kelland Pouako
Pouako

Jo Barrett

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Ko Tainui me Aotea ngā waka.
Ko Taupiri me Ruapehu ngā maunga,
Ko Waikato me Whanganui ngā awa,        
Ko Ngati Maniapoto me Atihaunui a Pāpārangi  ngā iwi,   
Ko Waipatoto me Otoko ngā marae,
Ko Ngati Kinohaku me Ngati Apakura ngā hapu,   
Ko Josephine Barrett tōku ingoa.

Nau mai, rarau mai, whakakotahi mai, Tēnā koutou e te whānau, te hunga e pōpori ana ki tō tatau reo Māori. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa.

I have worked in Total immersion education for the last 21 years and moved to Central Normal School in term 3 of 2014. I have a daughter Tania who is also a teacher.  I have an open door policy so please feel free to call in for a chat. 

Naku noa,
Whaea Jo

Jo Barrett Pouako
Pouako

Hine Rokosuka

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Ko Hikurangi te maunga, 
Ko Waiapu te awa, 
Ko Horouta te waka,    
Ko Awatere te marae,
Ko Tuwhakairiora te hapu,
Ko Ngati Porou te iwi,   
Ko Hine Moana Rokosuka tōku ingoa.
Tena ra koutou katoa.

Kia ora e te whanau o te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea. I am blessed to be teaching in the Whare (Yr 2 - 4) this year, working alongside Whāea Melissa. It is a privilege working at this kura with a wonderful and supportive staff. This is my 3rd year here and I love being apart of this whānau. Our Whare door is always open and look forward to seeing you this year.  

Naku noa,
Whaea Hine

Naku noa,

Whaea Hine

Hine Rokosuka Pouako
Pouako

Pam Keelan

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Tēnā koutou ngā whanau o Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea.
Ko wai tēnei e mihi atu nei......?

Ko Hikurangi me Panekire ōku maunga, 
Ko Waiapu me Waikaretaheke ōku awa, 
Ko Horouta me Mataatua ōku waka,    
Ko Hine Tamatea me Waimako ōku marae,
Ko Te Aitanga a Hauiti me Ngāti Ruapani ōku hapu,
Ko Ngāti Porou me Ngāi Tūhoe ōku iwi,   
Nō Te Tairawhiti ahau
Ko Pamela Keelan tōku ingoa.
Nā reira, Tēnā tātou katoa.

Ngā mihi mahana whānau mā.  I am privileged to be working in Te Arawaru. I am very passionate about imparting my knowledge of Te Rēo Māori and tīkanga both bi-lingually and  total immersion. Come one, come all, I look forward to meeting you.

Nāku noa
Whāea Pam

Pam Keelan Pouako

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