Te Iti Rearea Hui Minutes 6 August 2015
Karakia - Rosie
Darryn started with the Poutokomanawa interim report. There were 3 areas of data that were collected about Poutokomanawa - Attendance, National Standards Data and an Engagement survey.
16 attending more
9 worse - but were justified (due to illness)
4 stayed the same
Māori are doing very well in Poutokomanawa and are above the national standards across the board.
That the children mostly and nearly always loved coming to School, and all our tamariki had family that were interested in their learning.
Sha - Quentin is thriving in Poutokomanawa (noticed it in the first term) She has seen a change in his whole being, she feels he has a real sense of self and his culture.
Marisha has been helping in Poutokomanawa on Wednesday afternoons and she said she has noticed that the children are so engaged and interested in whats going on.
Darryn also mentioned that having Whaea Meta in class was a real benefit to the children. She brings that caring Kuia element to the environment.
Kapa Haka - Pae tamariki
Rosie felt really well supported by the whānau with a large number turning up to help with getting the children ready and a large number being present at the regent to support the children with their performance. We are very proud of the children. They showed real wairua/spirit and determination There has been lots of really positive feedback from people who attended the festival and from the community.
Sha mentioned that special thanks should go out to Jo for making the extra uniforms so all the children looked the same.
Marisha talked about the Kapa Haka being like a family and how she saw the big children looking after the little children at the back of the stage at Pae tamariki.
Suggestions for changing the meeting night - Monday or Wednesday – we will email parents to decide.
Car Boot Sale, 19 September
Darryn thought this could be a good opportunity for the whānau to have their own boot / table to raise some funds. We all agreed. All present are happy to contribute something for the sale. It would be good to see if every whānau can contribute something towards the sale and the funds be used for Kapa Haka uniforms. We just need someone to run it on behalf of us. Sha said, she may be able to run it but she needs to check her calendar. I said, I might be able to help her on the day - need to confirm this.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Rosie reported on the week and the positive energy created by Poutokomanawa as they lead language activities and a competition for the week. The Te Taura Whiri posters were well received.
Next meeting date:
Karakia - Rosie