Nga Puna O Waiorea

Te Rumaki Reo o Nga Puna o Waiorea

29th August 2006

Te Rumaki Reo o Nga Puna o Waiorea
Western Springs College
100 Motions Rd
Western Springs
Auckland 1002.
Phone [09] 846 – 8196 Fax [09] 815 - 6740
Whaia te Matauranga kia tuohu koe me he maunga teitei
He wehi ki te Runga Rawa. Kia whakapaingia tona ingoa tapu i nga wa katoa. Ka mahara hoki o tatou tini aitua, tini mate! Haere Haere Moe Mai Ra! Koutou kua ngaro atu kia koutou. Kia tatou nga waihotanga o ratou ma, Tena Koutou e rau Rangatira ma. He mihi nui tenei kia tatou katoa o Nga Puna o Waiorea; Tena koutou e nga Matua, e nga Whaea, Rau Rangatira ma! Tena Tatou Katoa!
Kia ora Whanau

1) Kapa Haka and Homework Centre’s as usual this Wednesday. Ropu E is rostered for Kai any questions please call Alice.

2) Sports Photo’s – these are today please make sure you wear your uniform/s if you played in any sports team and follow the photo timetable set for the day. Unnecessary absences from class will be treated as truancy.

3) Kapa Haka Live-In This Weekend – just a reminder Whanau of the Live In this weekend. Please check your rosters as to who is on when. If you have lost your copy please see Tracey or check the noticeboard in the main entrance of the Whare. Reminder too that for the weekend you are not bringing kai it will all be supplied; you just have to turn up to prepare, cook and clean up &/or supervise.

4) Congratulations again to our First XV players who won the final on Saturday – it was an excellent win. Sikana, Pat, Brad and Lifeimi have asked me to thank everyone who came to the game to support them and to their fellow students who performed a Haka after the game – it was awesome.

5) Thank-you to the Ropu co-ordinators who organized Whanau and Students to attend Sunday’s clean-up at Ericson - its never easy trying to ring around and get people there. It was all done in 2 hours and I heard on the Radio that it was the largest crowd they have had all year. Thank-you

6) ASB Polyfest DVD’s – A lot of people have asked for the deadline to be extended –so orders and money needs to be in this Sunday. I will place the final order on Monday.

7) Po Fia Fia 2005/2006 DVD - This DVD is also still available for ordering. The DVD contains performances from 2005 and 2006 the cost is $10.00. Orders can still to given to Whaea Tracey.

8) Subject Choices and Careers Evening - This was a successful evening thank you to those who attended & Whaea Ka’u for ringing all the Year 10 parents. A copy of the course book will be given out today. Students have a week to start exploring their choices. It is imperative that students make their very best choice when the first option choice sheet comes home!


28th Aug BOT Meeting
5th Sept Course Choices morning for Y10 and Y11
Course Choices for Y9 Period 5
13th Sept Whanau Hui
8-10th Sept Senior Waka Ama Trip to Kaitaia
13th-20th Sept Senior Exams
15-17th Rumaki Netball Trip to Rotorua
16th Sept U14 and First IV Rugby Trip to Hamilton Boys High School
22nd Sept School Talent Quest

1) Ngarimu Essay – Students have started these; Due Date: September/Mahuru 18th

2) Junior Course books and paperwork – is being sent home tomorrow.

3) Wednesday Homework Centre – this week all Y11/Y12/Y13’s will be attending an English workshop. Yrs 9 & 10 pangarau have algebra work. Yr 10 have a tikanga a iwi assessment and Yr 9’s have tikanga a iwi homework to complete.

4) Next Week Homework Centre – all Yr 11s will have a Science workshop with Miss Victor.

5) Junior Parents Y9/Y10 – please remember that your tamariki should be reading at least 2 _ hours per week. This needs to be logged on the slip which has been provided to each student and then signed off at the end of the week by a parent or guardian. Matua Neil does check these logs.

6) Late Assignments – please remember if tamariki are late in handing in assignments they need to go through the late process. Forms can be got from acting Assistant Principal Heather Dikstall, the Academic Directors for Years 12 & 13 or Pa Chris.

If you have any ‘take’ please do not hesitate to contact Pa Chris at kura, 846 – 8197 main , or DDI 815 - 6742 (marae).
Chris Selwyn
DEAN/TUMUAKI: Ng_ Puna o Waiorea

Ko te Manu e kai i te miro, Nona te Ngahere

Ko te Manu e kai i te Matauranga, Nona te Ao!

[The bird that eats of the miro berry survives in the forest

The bird that partakes of knowledge owns the world


Western Springs College
:: 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
:: Phone (+64 09) 846 8197
:: Fax (+64 09) 815 6740

:: Email admin@westernsprings.school.nz