Rātā Street School Pānui
Pānui No 15 Term 3 Wednesday 22 September 2023
Kia ora whānau
For the last five weeks, our tamariki Māori have worked with Miss Casbolt to plan for the Whānau Hui Me Kai that was put on for their whānau on Wednesday night in the hall. The turnout was impressive, as we had approximately 55 adults and 35 tamariki take part in the celebration. Apart from the evening itself, which was a huge success, the part of the process that I enjoyed most was all the work that went on in the lead up to the event, and the fact that the children planned every single aspect of the performance with their whānau in mind. The children wanted to put on a show that they knew everyone could be proud of, and they certainly didn’t let themselves down!
Māori Language Week was a huge driver for the items shared on the night, but it was the children who took on the leadership role during the hui. They were the ones who were MCs, who welcomed whānau, introduced items and of course performed. I was in awe of the maturity and confidence that they showed.
Another feature of the evening was where Miss Casbolt was able to share with whānau some of the things that we as a school have been working on this year, especially around the teaching and learning programme. There was also an opportunity for whānau to share their aspirations for their children over the coming years.
A big thank you to Miss Casbolt for organising the hui and to all the children and whānau who made the night a success.
We look forward to welcoming the children back to school for Term 4 on Monday 9 October.
We warmly welcome our new students and their whānau to Rātā Street School. They are: Ira and Aarush.
Rātā Street School Values Award Recipients
Congratulations to the following tamariki from Te Whānau Pihinga who received a Values Award at last week’s assembly.
Sky for being Pakari - Resilient
Jossy for being Pakari - Resilient
Kedin for showing Aroha - Heart
Carla-Marie for being Pakari - Resilient
Joel for showing Aroha - Heart
Charley for being Pakari - Resilient
Carter for showing Aroha - Heart
Gunner for being Pakari - Resilient
A reminder that if you have a child or know of a child who is turning 5 soon, and they will be enrolling at Rātā Street, we encourage you to make contact with the school as soon as possible. This is so that school visits can be arranged to ensure a smooth transition to school.