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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, ko Samson, ko Elisapeta, ko Simi-Reweti, ko Eliyah rātou ko Te Ariki. 
Tēnā tātou.
 
I am so lucky to be working with our tamariki in Te Arawaru in the Whare with year 1/2 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 koutou.
ELISSA SSEUMANU Team Leader
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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.

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    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.

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    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
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Emma Coleman

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Tēnā tātou e te whānau,

I'm extremely lucky to begin my teaching journey with Te Arawaru as the Kaiako in Akomanga 14. Being a Māmā of 3 boy, I aspire to be the Kaiako that I would want for them. I am conscious and understanding of each student's individuality and am passionate about finding ways to adapt my practices to suit their needs and interests.

He aha te kai o te Rangatira? He korero, he korero, he korero. Na reira, te kaupapa mātua i tōku akomanga, ka korero tātou i Te Reo Rangatira, Te Reo o ngā Tupuna, ko Te Reo Māori, i ia ra i ia ra.  I want to ensure my akonga feel confident learning in, through and about Te Ao Māori, Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

My akomanga is a space where all whānau are welcome and my door is always open. I look forward to working with you and your tamaiti this year.

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    Emma Coleman

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    Tēnā tātou e te whānau,

    I'm extremely lucky to begin my teaching journey with Te Arawaru as the Kaiako in Akomanga 14. Being a Māmā of 3 boy, I aspire to be the Kaiako that I would want for them. I am conscious and understanding of each student's individuality and am passionate about finding ways to adapt my practices to suit their needs and interests.

    He aha te kai o te Rangatira? He korero, he korero, he korero. Na reira, te kaupapa mātua i tōku akomanga, ka korero tātou i Te Reo Rangatira, Te Reo o ngā Tupuna, ko Te Reo Māori, i ia ra i ia ra.  I want to ensure my akonga feel confident learning in, through and about Te Ao Māori, Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

    My akomanga is a space where all whānau are welcome and my door is always open. I look forward to working with you and your tamaiti this year.

Emma Coleman Pouako
Pouako

Jo Barrett

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Ko Tainui te waka, 
Ko Taupiri te maunga,
Ko Waikato te awa,        
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi,   
Ko Waipatoto te marae,
Ko Ngati Kinohaku te 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 13 years and moved to Central Normal School in term 3 in 2014. I have a daughter Tania who is also a teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manawatu. I have an open door policy so please feel free to call in for a chat. 

Naku noa,
Whaea Jo

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    Jo Barrett

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    Ko Tainui te waka, 
    Ko Taupiri te maunga,
    Ko Waikato te awa,        
    Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi,   
    Ko Waipatoto te marae,
    Ko Ngati Kinohaku te 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 13 years and moved to Central Normal School in term 3 in 2014. I have a daughter Tania who is also a teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manawatu. 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

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    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 te whanau o Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea.
Ko wai tēnei e mihi atu nei......?
Ko Hikurangi me Panekire ngā maunga, 
Ko Waiapu me Waikaretaheke ngā awa, 
Ko Horouta me Mataatua ngā waka,    
Ko Hine Tamatea me Waimako ngā marae,
Ko Te Aitanga a Hauiti me Ngāti Ruapani ngā hapu,
Ko Ngāti Porou me Tūhoe ngā iwi,   
Ko Pamela Keelan tōku ingoa.
Tēnā tātou katoa.
 

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

Nāku noa

Whāea Pam

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    Pam Keelan

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    Tēnā koutou te whanau o Te Kura Tuatahi o Papaioea.
    Ko wai tēnei e mihi atu nei......?
    Ko Hikurangi me Panekire ngā maunga, 
    Ko Waiapu me Waikaretaheke ngā awa, 
    Ko Horouta me Mataatua ngā waka,    
    Ko Hine Tamatea me Waimako ngā marae,
    Ko Te Aitanga a Hauiti me Ngāti Ruapani ngā hapu,
    Ko Ngāti Porou me Tūhoe ngā iwi,   
    Ko Pamela Keelan tōku ingoa.
    Tēnā tātou katoa.
     

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

    Nāku noa

    Whāea Pam

Pam Keelan Pouako

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