He Kura Tūwhera Open Door Policy
Our kura has an Open Door Policy, which means that parents are welcome to come into our kura and visit at anytime. Please feel free to come into the staff room at anytime for a cup of tea.
If you are interested in helping on a regular basis, please talk to your child's kaiako. There are lots of ways that parents can help and there are a few places in the kura that English is allowed to be spoken, so kaua e whakamā, don't be shy, haere mai.
Ngā Pou o te Kura Māori o Porirua
There are three posts that support the tāhuhu, namely the pou mua (front post), the pou tokomanawa (centre post) and the pou tuarongo (back wall post). There is also the pou at the very front of house, this is the pou kaiāwhā (porch post).
Class levels are grouped into each of these pou. One pou is housed in each Whare ā-Kura (classroom block).
Ngā Kākāno - New Entrants - Kataraina Smith, Te Mahoe Baker
Pou Tuarongo - Tau 1-2 - Meranea Turei, Leanne Betty, Mererangi Moore, Tuhiwai Hauiti-Parapara
Pou Tokomanawa - Tau 3-5 - Tania Panepasa, Whakaae Baron, Tayler Cassidy, Eparaima Waiwai, Jacob Wilkins-Hodges
Pou Mua - Tau 6-8 - Grace Taniora, Te Rauhuihui Hiroti, keanu Andrews-Sio, Juanita Teepa
Pou Kaiāwhā - Tau 9-13 Beau Matakātea, Jack Baker, Mal McKenzie, Lavinia Pewhairangi, Lani Keelan Goldsmith, Kahumoana Shedlock, Hinga Smith, Swapan Saha, Wareko Te Angina
Study Leave 2018 - Kataraina Taepa-Matakātea, Glenys Turu, Hayley Galo
Te Whare Kōnae - Sophie Tukukino - Tumuaki; Evelyn Wharehinga - Tumuaki Tuarua; Sharyn Cassidy - Pito Mata; Diane Tunoho - RTM