Whitireia e whakarite ana mō te whakataetae ā-motu ki Te Tairāwhiti
Te Maunga Nekeneke o Whitireia ki Te Tairāwhiti 2017
Ka tū Te Whakataetae Kapa Haka ā-motu o Ngā Kura Tuatahi ki Tūranganui ā-Kiwa, Te Tairāwhiti mai i te 6 ki te 10 o Whiringa-ā-rangi/Noema 2017. Ka nukunuku, ka nekeneke. Kua nuku atu te maunga o Whitireia (ki te tonga) ki Te Tairāwhiti ā te wiki e tū mai nei, mō te haka te take. Kāore e kore kei te mōhio kē koutou kei te haere atu tā tātou rōpū a Whitireia hei kanohi mō te rohe o Porirua, otirā mōtā tātou kura. E ai ki ngā kōrero neke atu i te 50 ngā rōpū e tutū ai te puehu ki reira. Nō te 25 o Whiringa-ā-rangi i tū ai te Whakawai Ōkawa o tā tātou rōpū ki te Kāreti o Aotea me te ātaahua hoki o te tū. He wā kia waea ai, kia taunga ai ā tātou tamariki ki te tū ki mua i tētahi marea. Kāore e taea te whakaatu i ngā mahi ki tēnei whārangi, heoi hei te hokinga mai i Tūranga ka whakaatuhia ai ā rātou mahi ki tētahi o ā mātou whārangi. E hine mā, e tama mā kia rangatira te tū!
National Primary School Kapa Haka Competition, Te Mana Kuratahi Gisborne 2017
The National Primary School Kapa Haka Competition, Te Mana Kuratahi will be held in Gisborne, the East Coast from the 6th - 10th of November 2017. Whitireia maunga (of the south) will be moving up to Gisborne next week for a week of haka and fun. As you will most probably know our tamariki will be representing the Porirua region and our school. There will be over 50 groups at the competition, giving it their all. A dress rehearsal was held as Aotea College on the 25 October giving our children a chance to stand in front of a crowd. No doubt the crowd in Gisborne will be huge, so it was a good chance for our kids to get used to standing in front of a largish crowd. We are not able to show much here, so as not to give too much away, but once the group has stood or returned we will post some videos on one of our pages. E hine mā, e tama mā nōu te wā, karawhiua!
Very Important Dates
We have a lot of kaupapa this term. Please note all the relevant dates and put them into your diaries. Please also have a look at the most recent pānui.
5 – 10 Nov - Whitireia Kapa Haka leaves to go to National Kapa Haka Competition
6 – 9 Nov - Support group leaves to go to Gisborne, Te Tairawhiti
7 Nov - Whitireia take the stage at Te Mana Kuratahi, National Kapa Haka Competition
14 Nov - Hearing and Vision Testing for new entrants
16 Nov – School photos, all photo envelopes were sent home last week.
24 Nov – Teacher only day
27 and 29 Nov – Goal setting hui, please note the second date has changed from 28 to 29.
28 Nov - Trip for the entire kura to Wainuiomata Pools
1 Dec - Taiopenga
6 Dec - Year 8 Graduation
7 Dec - The movie Moana in te reo Māori to be shown at kura
8 Dec - Trip for whole kura to Avalon Park
9 Dec - Te Wānanga o Raukawa Graduation
13 Dec - Big celebration day at kura for all the students
13 Dec - Year 13 Graduation
14 Dec - Last day of kura
31 January 2018 - First day of Kura for 2018.
Te Whakataetae Kapa Haka ā-motu o Ngā Kura Tuatahi ki Te Tairāwhiti 2017
Waiata i te waiata a Hine Rēhia, Haka i te Haka a Tānerore
Nō te 5 o Hōngongoi 2017 te Whakataetae ā-Rohe o ngā Kura Tuarua Whanganui-a-Tara ki Ōtaki.I rere ko te ihi, te wehi, te tapu o te mātātahi o tēnei rohe i runga i te atamira o Ngā Purapura ki roto o Ngāti Raukawa ki Ōtaki.Haramai mai rā he toa, tū mai rā he toa, haramai rā he toa, tū mai rā he toa, he toa hi! Tekau mā tahi ngā tīma kapa haka i whakaheke werawera, i whakapeto ngoi ki mua i te tini i tae atu ki te mātakitaki i a rātou kia ea ai i roto i te toru tekau miniti te hia marama rātou e takatū ana mō tēnei whakataetae te take. I heke a roimata, i pupū ake a aroha, i puta a whakaaro rangatira. Ngāti Raukawa te Au ki te Tonga, nāu rā i tū, nōu rā i manaaki, ka mihi!.
I riro i a Ngatuere Matakatea te toa mō te Kaitātaki Tāne
Te harikoa o ngā tuākana
Te tū ki mua i ngā teina o te kura
Ko ngā matarau a Te Puāwaitanga e noho whakaiti ana i te tōnuitanga o tō tātou kura, mahara tonu ai ki te ara whakatau kaupapa, te ara whakarite tira me te ara takatū kia ekea te koronga ā-ngākau iti ki Ngā Purapura ki Ōtaki rā. Kāore e ārikarika ngā mihi mō tātou o te kura nui, o te kura whānui o Te Kura Māori o Porirua i tōngakingaki ai i roto i ā tātou mahi, kura mai, whānau mai, taonga mai. Ka tiki i tā Matua Epa i whakakipakipa i mua i te tū atamira 'Me he makā ki te kai!' Kia te manawatina tonu tātou ao noa pō noa.
Secondary Schools Kapa Haka competition 2017
Eleven schools from the Wellington to Ōtaki region took to the Kapa Haka stage recently for the Secondary School Kapa Haka Regional competition held at Ngā Purapura in Ōtaki. The teams that stood on the day were
Ngā Uri o Whiti Te Rā - Porirua College
Te Rōpū Haka o Waipāhihi - Onslow College
Ōtaki Te Rāhui Kura - Te Rito, Whakatupuranga Rua Mano and Ōtaki College
Te Haeata Awatea - Wellington Girls and Wellington Boys
Taraika ki Pukeahu - Wellington High School
Kia Aio Te Noho - Kāpiti College
Te Wharekura o Ngā Mokopuna - Ngā Mokopuna
Ngā Maioha o Te Rangikauia - St Patrick's Town, St Catherine's and St Mary's
Te Kapa Haka o te Kāreti o Paraparaumu - Paraparaumu College
Te Kura Māori o Porirua
Ngā Taiohi o te Rāwhiti - Wellington East, Rongotai College
We pleased that our kura Te Kura Māori o Porirua are the regional champions for 2017 and will be attending the 2018 National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka competition in Manawatū. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna from Seatoun in Wellington will be the other team attending the competition to represent this rohe. All teams on the day from Wellington to Ōtaki represented their schools with pride and skill, where the standard has improved every regional competition, showing that Kapa Haka is certainly well and alive in our region. It was very impressive that 11 teams stood to compete, with teams like Te Kapa Haka o te Kāreti o Paraparaumu - Paraparaumu College making their first showing at a regional competition, ka mau te wehi! It is hoped that more teams in the region will take part in future competitions. Thanks have to go to Ngāti Raukawa who hosted the competition at Ngā Purapura in Ōtaki, what a wonderful venue, and what great hosts.
Poumua Haerenga ki Takapuwāhia me Horokiwi Nā Pari Taniora
I te Rāapa 28 o Pipiri, i haere mātou o Poumua ki Takapuwāhia marae me te wāhi e kīia nei ko Horokiwi(Battle Hill).I te tuatahi, i haere mātou ki Takapuwāhia. I tae atu mātou ki te marae, i pōwhiri a Ngāti Toa Rangatira i a mātou. Kātahi ka kai mātou. I whakarongo mātou ki ngā kōrero o te marae. I waiata mātou ki ngā kaumātua, kātahi ka tīni kākahu mātou kia haere ki Horokiwi. I tae mātou ki Horokiwi, i kai anō mātou kātahi ka purua e mātou ā mātou pēke ki roto i te wēne. Whaimuri ake i haere mātou ki ō mātou wāhi/rōpū. Ko ngā ingoa o ngā rōpū ko Te Heke mai Tahutahuahi, Te Heke Mairaro, me te Te Heke Tātaramoa. I roto ahau i te rōpū Te Heke Tahutahuahi. I te tuatahi i haere mātou ki te taha o Matua Brian. I te taha o Matua Brian i tunu kai mātou. Ko ngā kai i tunua e mātou ko te marshmallow me te pāraoa. I tunu mātou i te pāraoa me ngā marshmallow ki runga i te ahi.
Whaimuri i ngā mahi ki te taha o Matua Brian i haere mātou ki te taha o Whaea Awhina. Ki te taha o Whaea Awhina i haere mātou ki roto i te ngahere ka kōrero a whaea mō ngā rākau e pai ana māu mēna e ngaro ana koe i te ngahere. Ko te rākau e āhei koe te whakamahi mō ō hakihaki, mamae rānei ko te Kawakawa. Ko te rākau e pai ana māu mēnā ka hiahia haere ki te wharepaku ko te Rangiora. I kōrero mātou e hāngai ana ki ērā kātahi ka haere mātou ki tētahi wāhi, ki taua wāhi he tuna, i whāngai mātou i ngā tuna.
He maha ngā tuna ki taua wāhi he tuna nui, he tuna iti hoki. Ka pai ngā tuna ki te tōtiti koira te kai papai ki ngā tuna. Ko ngā tāngata tata ki te tiki i te tuna me te hiki ki runga i te wai ko Keana rātou ko Tiare me Maia-Rose. Ā muri i taua mahi katoa i hui tahi mātou ki ērā atu rōpū kātahi ka mihi mātou ki ngā Mātua me ngā Whāea kātahi ka tikina e mātou o mātou peke mai i te wēne ka eke ki runga i te pahi ka hoki mātou ki te kura, otirā ki te kāinga.
MATARIKI: The Star of the Year
I waenga i te wā o Mākeremumu hupe tautau ka puta te Whetū o te Tau a Matariki kainamu ki te atahāpara. Ka karangahia, ka karakia, ka whakatairangihia, ka whakanuia ko ngā mata o te atua Tāwhirimātea e te tini māioio o te tangata. E ai ki te kōrero nā runga i te riri hūneinei ki ōna tungāne ka tīikaro atu a Tāwhirimātea i ōna mata ka whuia ki te rangi, ka puta ko Pōhutukawa, ko Waitī, ko Waitā, ko Waipunarangi, ko Tupuānuku, ko Tupuārangi, ko Ururangi, ko Hiwa-i-te-rangi, me Matariki .
Nō ētahi o mātou o te kura te māringanui kia tae atu ki te whakamāhukitanga a Tākuta Rangi Mātāmua mō ngā kōrero i hoatu ai e tōna pāpā ki a ia, nā tōna tupuna a Te Kōkau Himiona Te Pikikōtuku mō Matariki, otirā mō te tini anō o ngā whetū kua irihia ake ki te kahu o Ranginui e tū ake nei.
Anō te Pai, Anō te Āhuareka... Kaumātua Day
A te nohotahitanga a te kaumātua me te mokopuna i runga i te whakaaro kotahi. Muia ana te kura i te mahi a te kaumātua i te 23/06/17. Matakuikui ana te kanohi o ngā tamariki i te taenga mai a ō rātou kui, koro, mātua ki te kura ki te whakanui i te Rā Kaumātua.
I huraina hoki ngā papa whakanui i ngā raukura kua wehe i te kura. Ko ngā ingoa i tapaina ki ngā papa nei ko Tuhiwai Hauiti-Parapara, ko Paora Temuera Ropata me Waiariki Te Kerehi Grace. I whakanuia hoki ētahi o ngā mātua i whakawhiwhia ki ō rātou tohu heke mātauranga e te kāhui kaumātua, otirā e te katoa o te kura. Ahakoa te ngunguru, te poto, te roa rānei o ngā kōrero i tutuki pai te Kaupapa. Āe rā, e kare mā kātahi te rangi whakahirahira mā te katoa ko tēnei.
Kaumātua day, what a special day! Even the winter couldn't put these kaumātua off as they showed up in droves on Thursday to see what their mokopuna get up to at Kura. We were honoured that so many took time out to wrap up warmly and pay us a visit on our annual Kaumātua day. As luck would have it the day was fine and the sun was shining just like the faces of the mokopuna as they saw their kaumātua coming into the hall. Thanks to all the kaumātua that came to school last week to spend time with their mokopuna and to see what they get up to during the day. Please remember we have an open door policy here at kura, so don't be shy and just wait for Kaumātua day, come down anytime and see what your mokopuna are up to.
Kaumātua - Grandparents, Elders
He rawe te kite i a Whaea Pare i te Rā Kaumātua, i muia hoki te kuia e ngā mokopuna o te kura
Ngā Papa Whakatairanga | Honours Boards
Three New Honours boards to honour the Raukura | Graduates of our kura and have been named to honour three special individuals that had a past connection with kura were blessed by our kaumātua and are to be installed in the hall. He Kura te Tangata honours the late Waiariki Te Kerehi Grace - founding kaumātua and community leader, who identified our kura mātāpono and wrote them into our founding documents. The board recognises ākonga fulfilling the kura mātāpono, Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Rangatiratanga and Whai Wāhitanga. Mātāpono - Principle, guiding principles
He Toa Whakaihuwaka honours the late Tuhiwai Hauiti-Parapara, a past board member, sports coach and parent of the kura. Tuhiwai was an advocate of establishing a tradition to recognise and support ākonga to pursue excellence in all areas, especially sport. The board recognises achievement by past and present students who have been selected in national representative teams and/or hold national titles. Ākonga - Student
Ngā Manu Kōrero is in honour of the late Paora Temuera Ropata. As a broadcaster and presenter Paora was a skilled orator, he expounded the importance of ensuring our rangatahi are able to express themselves as individuals and more importantly as Māori.
"Impress the judges with oratory
and then hit them with the classics!"
This board recognises achievement by past and present students who have been selected to represent the kura at the Ngā Manu Kōrereo National Speech Competition and those who go on to win the competition.
Manu Kōrero ā-Rohe ki te Manu Kōrero ā-Motu 2017
Nō te 24 o Haratua i tū te Whakataetae Manu Kōrero ā-Rohe ki Ōtaki. Kātahi te whakataetae, ko tērā! Tuatahi mai ko ngā tene, rere ana ngā kōrero rangatira, ngā kupu whakamiha a te hunga tuakana. Nō muri mai ko ngā kōrero ōkawa nō tēnā kura, nō tēnā kura huri noa i Pōneke, tae atu ki Porirua, tau ana ki Ōtaki. E te ihi, te wehi, te mana tēnei ka mihi!
I riro te toa i tā tātou kōtiro a Te Paea Te Tana i te whakataetae Tā Turi Carroll (Ingarihi Teina). E kō, kāore i kō atu, kāore i kō mai i a koe, mō te kōrero i ngā reo e rua ko koe ā-runga! Tūhoe, moumou kai, moumou taonga, moumou tāngata ki te pō e, tū whakahīhī ana i te kura i āu mahi rangatira.
The recent Manu Kōrero competition in Ōtaki was an awesome event for all that participated and watched. Our girl Te Paea Te Tana took out the Tā Turi Carroll (Junior English competition) and will be competing in the Nationals later on in the year. She competed in both English and Māori, and we of course think she was unlucky not to win both. We were well represented by our students and thank their family and friends for supporting them before and on the day, thats what it's all about whānau, WHĀNAU! Thanks again to Ngatuere Matakātea and Ngārangi Babbington who stood with mana for the school and their respective whānau, ka mau te wehi e tai mā!
Te Haerenga ki Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākau ki te Hohipera o Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Nō te wiki kua pahure ake ka haere tētahi kāhui rangatahi ki Te Kura Whakangungu Tangata Hauora o te Wānanga o Ōtākau i te Hohipera o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. He tirotiro, he whāwhā, he whakawai i ngā momo āhuatanga o te Mahi Hauora. Ko te tikanga ia he whakaatu ki tēnei kāhui ngā tūmomo āhuatanga o te Hauora mei kore ake ka hiahia whai rātou i tētahi o ngā āhuatanga o te Hauora. He nui ngā momo āhuatanga i whakaaturia i taua rā, heoi, kāore ngā taiohi i tae atu ki te katoa. Ko ētahi o ngā āhuatanga i whakamātauria e rātou ko:
te Waka Rererangi Tūroro (Air Ambulance)
te Rehunga (Anaesthesia)
te Whakaahua Whakaroto (X-ray)
te Kōmiri (Physiotherapy).
I tua atu i tūtaki rātou ki tētahi Tauira Tākuta Māori e whai tonu ana i tana tohu tākutatanga, 21 ōna tau e whā tau ia e whai ana i tana tohu, ka mau te wehi! He kōhi tēnei i whakahaerehia e Te Wānanga tonu mā te ōhinga Māori, kia kite ngā rangatahi mena he mahi tēnei ka hiahia whai rātou.
The other week some of our college students were invited to a day facilitated by Otago University at Wellington Hospital. The day course was designed to give the students insight into the Health Sector and an opportunity to try different aspects of Health. A few of the courses the students were able to get to on the day were:
the Air Ambulance
the Anesthesia suite
the X-ray unit
Although they did not get to things like the surgeons course because of time restraints they did meet a Māori student training to be a doctor. We hope this may encourage some of our students to at least look at the Health sector as an option for them once they leave school. There are many options, not just being a doctor or a nurse and all the facilitators were quick to encourage the students to look at the different options in Health. Anyone interested in the Health will need to look at all the sciences in Wharekura. Me rere te mihi ki Te Wānanga o Ōtākau, nōu te whakaaro, nāu te pōwhiri, he ara tenei e eke panuku, e eke tangaroa ai ā tātou tamariki, tēnei te iti o TKMP te mihi atu.
Strike Percussion Ensemble
The kura was visited by the Strike Percussion Ensemble on the 8th June 2017. Touring nationally and internationally throughout the year, Strike has earned the tag as one of New Zealand’s hardest working musical groups. The group ran two sessions at the same time for all the students of the kura. The ākonga were all given a drum or two and followed the instructions of the tutors to produce a beat. The group played a concert at the end of the day which was enjoyed by all the ākonga. Strike tēnā koutou i whakaaro nui mai ki tō mātou kura, hoki mai anō ā tōna wā.
Nau piki mai, naukake mai, welcome to Te Kura Māori o Porirua, a total immersion kura situatedwithin the rohe of Ngāti Toarangatira, located in Waitangirua, Porirua. We are avibrantkurathatprovides quality education and learning opportunities for both Kura Tuatahi (years 1-8) and Wharekura (years 9-13).
Ka oho te wairua, ka mataara te tinana, he aroha ki te aroha, ka kā te rama. Ko te kūrae o Whitireia, te rehu paripari o Porirua, Ko Te Waewae-Kāpiti-o-Tara-rāua-ko-Rangitāne, Ko te Mana o Kupe, mai Miria te Kakara ki Whitireia, whakawhiti i te Moana o Raukawa ki Whakatū, ki Wairau te kurupe o Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Nei mātou te itinga o Te Kura Māori o Porirua e hāpai nei i te whakaaro