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, Leanne Betty, Mererangi Moore
Pou Tuarongo - Tau 1-2 - Parerāwhiti Raerino, Te Māhoe Baker, Meranea Turei, Marsella Hippolite
Pou Tokomanawa - Tau 3-5 - Tania Panepasa, Te Ruahuihui Hīroti, Tayler Cassidy, Eparaima Waiwai, Keanu Andrews
Pou Mua - Tau 6-8 - Glenys Turu, Grace Taniora, Whakaae Baron, Juanita Teepa, Jacob WIlkins-Hodges
Pou Kaiāwhā - Tau 9-13 Hayley Galo, Beau Matakātea, Jack Baker, Mal McKenzie,Tasha Rōpata, Lavinia Pewhairangi, Lani Keelan Goldsmith, Kahumoana Shedlock, Hinga Smith, Swapan Saha, Wareko Te Angina
Te Whare Kōnae - Sophie Tukukino - Tumuaki; Kataraina Taepa-Matakātea - Tumuaki Tuarua (2017); Sharyn Cassidy - Pito Mata; Diane Tunoho - RTM