Nga Puna O Waiorea

Te Rumaki Reo o Nga Puna o Waiorea

06th November 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) Hat Day Tomorrow – All Students please bring a Green Hat so that Whenua House is able to get the maximum number of house points.

2) Senior Study – Just a reminder that Pa Chris has set aside Tuesday 3.30pm to 7pm and Wednesday 3.30pm to 9pm as times for those senior students needing to finish any mahi.

3) Whanau HuiDATE CHANGE - Due to Pacific Prizegiving and many of our students/whanau attending this event the Whanau Hui is being postponed to the following Wednesday 15th November. If you have any agenda items for this meeting, could they please be emailed through to Rumaki@westernsprings.school.nz.

4) Te Ahurea – DVD’s can now be ordered for $15.00 and a CD of photo’s (140) in total is also available for $20.00. Please use the order form attached to purchase these. If you are paying by Cheque please make it out to the Nga Puna O Waiorea Whanau Committee. Orders with money must be in by the coming Whanau Hui 15th November. I have seen both the DVD and the CD of photo’s and they are very well done.

5) Junior Homework Centre – operates as normal. Whanau rostered on this week are Alice and Deb.\


1) Junior Book Logs – a reminder whanau, junior students need to return their weekly reading log books which have been signed by you on Mondays.

2) Food Bank – Year 10 students in conjunction with Whaea Hana have set up a Food Bank. Please Whanau anything you are able to donate would be greatly appreciated. All donations can be given to any Y10 or Whaea Hana. Any questions please feel free to contact Whaea Hana.


Nov 8th

Pasifika Prizegiving (Evening) - This Tuesday all attending please bring a plate

Nov 10th Sports Dinner – (Evening)
(to be held in school hall - $35pp – tickets selling at lunchtime in foyer – to keep the cost down for Tamariki the Whanau Committee will pay $10.00 towards the cost – please see Whaea Tracey for the $10.00)
Nov 14th 14th Senior Prizegiving (Evening)
Nov 15th Whanau Hui (New Date)
Nov 20th Senior External Exams Start
Dec 4th-7th Junior Exams
Dec 7th New Parents (2007) Evening
Dec 11th Junior Activity Day
Dec 12th Rumaki Interschool Sports Day
Dec 12th Rumaki Prizegiving (Evening)
Dec 13th Junior Picnic Day

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

Whanau there appears to be a real lack of urgency from all senior students in terms of finishing off internal assessments (the last day is this Friday) and using time wisely at school/home to begin their revision in preparation for the upcoming exams. Can I stress to you yet again that your tamariki should be doing the following;

1) Writing answers/essays to old exam questions.

2) Rewriting/Summarizing class notes.

3) Making Flash Cards. (Revision Cards)

4) Making Mind Maps or Diagrams.

Note: Re-Reading Books/Stories/Texts is not an effective study technique and should only be done after the above have been completed e.g. reading before going to sleep at night.


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