Rotorua Intermediate 26 May 2021
MOE MAI RA MATUA ASHLEY
We would like to thank our community for the support they have shown towards our teachers and tamariki over the past week. To help bring some closure at this difficult time, we would like to share the final words from Whaea Becks to Matua Ashley.
We met you last year, Ash, Kelsi had trained at Uni with you for the three years prior, and Pou, a family friend. You were a newly graduated teacher with all the excitement and passion one would expect from a first year. You couldn't wait to get into our learning space and 'Just do it'.
You graduated from uni and chose Rotorua Intermediate, Hurungaterangi Whānau. For this we thank you.
Then January rolled around... it's on!!! You came into our space with your beautiful, larger than life personality, and a laugh that would lighten any room. For this we thank you.
You were ready with hugs for us when we needed them, and boy, sometimes we needed them, and sometimes, so did you. For this we thank you. You were the male member of our Hurungaterangi Whanau that Pou had never had, his boy buddy in our meetings when the women talk got too much. For this, Pou thanks you.
You built incredible relationships with the kids. They loved you, trusted you and wanted to learn with you. For this we thank you.
You believed in our kaupapa, you believed in our whānau, and you believed in us. For this we thank you.
You let slip that it was your happy birthday and we celebrated you. For this we thank you.
We spent Friday remembering the kaiako, who was more to our students than just someone who wanted them to learn. This was so in the stories they shared about you. You touched their lives, Ash, and many will never forget you. You will be that kaiako, when they turn 27, sitting with their friends saying, remember that teacher we had? How he would give us lollies after he'd try and growl at us, the teacher who blasted his music when we were meant to be quiet, the teacher who gave us a hug when we really needed it, the teacher who actually cared about us as little humans because of his big heart. The teacher who we celebrated on his special day, his birthday, and we touched his soul with the surprises we had for him and performed our haka, that we knew was so loved by him.
On Friday we shed many tears, Ash, tears that showed just how much you meant to our students. Tears that showed how much you will be missed, tears that were mixed with emotion of confusion, sadness, and loss. But we also smiled and laughed through those tears as we recalled stories about the big man with the extra big heart.
For this we thank you
We miss you.
We love you.
We celebrate you.
Rotorua Central Kahui Ako Vision:
Learning outcomes of students will be enhanced through collaborative networks, building the learning capacity, and seamless, inclusive and effective transitions in the Rotorua Central CoL/ Kahui Ako.
TEACHER ONLY DAY (SCHOOL CLOSED): Monday 31st May
This is a reminder that Rotorua Intermediate will be closed on Monday 31st May for a Teacher Only Day alongside our other Kahui Ako Schools (Ngakuru, SDA, Whakarewarewa, Glenholme, Malfroy, Otonga, RIS, RGHS, RBHS, Toi Ohomai & ECE's).
The purpose of the day is for our nine schools to participate in a range of workshops run by teachers, for teachers. It is a day dedicated to Celebrating our Collaborative Networks.
2021 KAHUI RANGATAHI MAORI LEADERSHIP ROOPU
We would like to introduce our 2021 Rotorua Intermediate Kahui Rangatahi Maori Leadership roopu.
E tipu e rea mō ngā rā o tōu ao. Ko tō ringa ki ngā rākau a te Pākehā hei ara mō tō tinana. Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a ō tīpuna Māori hei tikitiki mō tō māhuna. Ko tō wairua ki tō Atua, nāna nei ngā mea katoa.
(Tā Apirana Ngata)
Kahui Rangatahi is founded on the aspiration to develop successful Māori leaders, who will grow as competent and confident leaders, effective communicators in the Māori world, healthy of mind, body and soul and secure in their identity, and sense of belonging.
The purpose of Kahui Rangatahi is to enhance and strengthen Kaupapa Māori, Tikanga Māori and Māori Culture at Rotorua Intermediate School through;
Te Reo Māori
Iwi, Hapu, Whānau, Community engagement
- Monday 31 May...................Teacher Only Day - Kahui AKO - School Closed
- Thursday 3 June--------------BOP/PB Squash
- Thursday 3 June -------------FOTS Disco
- Friday 4 June -----------------BOP Basketball Invitational Tournament
- Wednesday 9 June -----------CBOP Rippa Competition
- Friday 11 June --------------- BOP/PB Mountain Biking
- Tuesday 15 June ------------ CBOP Cross Country
- Friday 24 June----------------Matariki Mufti Day
EDUCA - Learning Platform for Sharing Work.
Educa is a learning platform that allows students to share their learning and progress with whanau as well as whanau being able to respond with comment.
Term 1 Pathway Reports will be sent via your child's Educa Profile. The Pathway team would like to celebrate with you, the learning and assessment over the previous term in their Pathway programme.
You would have previously received a few emails from Educa inviting you to activate your account. Please activate your account by clicking on the link provided.
If you have not received an email from Educa please contact the school office.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to be part of your child's day to day learning.
You can receive, learning stories, reports, updates and notices via email or download the app to your phone.
BREAKERS!! Here they Come!
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INCLUDE THIS INTO YOUR SCHOOL NEWSLETTER to inform your families and whanau:
Rotorua here they come! The Breakers will be here in Rotorua at the Energy Events Centre for one game only as part of their NZ tour. Whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan or just looking for some mid-week family fun then this is a perfect evening of entertainment. There’s going to be prizes, dancers, competitions, food and more! There are a range of ticket options available with tickets starting from $18 Child concession and $32.50 Adult Concession (Ticketmaster booking fees apply). Grab your tickets >>> https://www.rotoruanui.nz/event/sky-sport-nz-breakers-vs-cairns-taipan-rotorua/