Nga Puna O Waiorea

Te Rumaki Reo o Nga Puna o Waiorea

5th March 2007

Te Rumaki Reo o Nga Puna o Waiorea
Western Springs College
100 Motions Rd
Western Springs
Auckland 1022.
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


Book Returns – Whale Rider, Bullibasha, Dreamswimmer

  1. One week’s amnesty is offered to all current students and whanau with past students in a hope that you will return any of the above books. The rumaki has so many copies missing that unless these are returned, whanau will need to be charged to replace the missing copies.
  2. This week Kaiako reports will be posted out to Y11/12./13 students so that whanau can gauge where their student/s are in relation to internal assessments.

Whaea Hana

  1. All senior students are preparing for korero assessments to take place in Week 6 and 7 of this term. Please ensure your child is working on his/her korero at least once a day until the assessment day.

Whaea Tere

  1. Yet another reminder parents that Rumaki T/Shirts are compulsory for all Y9/10 students for PE, these can be purchased from Whaea Tracey on Monday/Thursday and Friday at a cost of $12.00. Black shorts are also compulsory. Parents will be contacted by phone if students do not turn up with these items.
  2. Period 5 this coming Friday 9th March, all Y9 students will be taking a trip to Te Tokaroa. Permission slips have been handed out to those students and these need to be returned signed (by a parent) by Wednesday of this week. There is no cost involved.
  3. Test results for all students taking any of my classes will be glued into their books. I ask that parents sign these in the space provided. I will be checking with students that this has been completed.



  1. Pasifika Carparking is on this weekend … all whanau will be contacted by their Ropu Co-ordinator in the next couple of days.
  2. Kapa Haka Live-In…will also run this weekend. Students are free to go home after school on Friday but must return by 7pm. Remember whanau this is our only Live-In before Polyfest which is only 2 weekends away. The wananga will end at 4pm on Sunday afternoon. Again your Ropu co-ordinator will be in touch to remind you when your ropu is scheduled to do kai.
    We do realise that some of our Y11 students will have been on PE camp but they are still required to attend this wananga.
  3. Year 11/12/13 Kaiako Reports – will be posted out this week FYI.
  4. Scheduled Practices and Events - We are still getting a lot of parents saying that they didn’t know students had Kapa Haka and that they didn’t know that this event was on and that was on etc. At the beginning of the term a blue Term 1 calendar was sent out to all whanau. On top of this you also get the weekly panui which are sent home with tamariki and also emailed to those whose addresses we have with this information on and any updates. There should be no reason for you not knowing when events/practices are scheduled for. If you have any questions regarding this or you didn’t get a calendar please make contact with Whaea Tracey and she will ensure you have another copy.


Tues 6th

Softball Training 3.30-5pm (Both Boys and Girls Teams)

Wed 7th Y11 PE Students Leave for Camp
Auckland SS Athletics Day (Girls)
Homework Centre 3.30-5pm
Kapa Haka 5.30pm to 8.30pm (Ropu C is on Kai)
Thurs 8th Auckland SS Athletics Day (Boys)
Waka Ama Training 3.30-6pm (Senior Boys)
Senior Boys Waka Ama Training 3.30 – 6.30pm
Ropu Co-ordinator Meeting 5pm-6.30pm
Friday 9th Y11 Students return from camp
Kapa Haka Live In Starts 7pm
Sat 10th Pasifika Carparking
Kapa Haka Live In
Sun 11th Kapa Haka Live In finishes at 4pm

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


Waka Ama

Congratulations to all our tamariki who participated in the Auckland Secondary Schools Waka Ama Regatta on Saturday, again the rumaki surpassed any previous years paddling in terms of placings.

To those new students who only had 3 hours paddling on the water leading up to the regatta – Ka Pai you were awesome.

Thank-you also to our coaching Team of Puna and Shanti. - also our new recruit Jelly – Puna’s daughter.

Also a big thanks to those whanau who came along to support; Clive (our resident on the road chef), Tolley’s, Lamsam’s , Bribiesca’s, Watford’s, Russell-Byrne’s, Watkinsons – Ex students Jamie, Hera and our tent helpers Steve and Sikana.

Last but not least Pa Chris who continues to be the biggest rumaki extra curricular activity supporter for your tamariki – Kia Ora Pa.

Parent Meeting – Wednesday

Could I please have all the parents of the following students attend a Waka Ama meeting this Wednesday at 7pm to discuss the Rotorua National Regatta Trip, (This meeting will take place prior to you picking up your tamariki from Kapa Haka practice.)

Brad, Siobhan, Anania, Dan, Margaret, Norbryn, Apenti, Moeawa, Grace, Pat C, Sam, Hayden, Mat, Trent and Jared.

Waka Ama Boys

Thursday - Training is still on 3.30-6pm
(Pat, Brad Danny, Mat, Apenti, Hayden, Jared & Trent)


Once I have spoken with Puna I will let you know when your practices will be.


The following Rumaki Students have been chosen to represent WSC at the Auckland Secondary Schools Athletics Day this week.

  1. Daniel
  2. Pat C
  3. Ian
  4. Steven

The PE department will be handing out notices tomorrow to let parents know what will be happening on the day and what students are required to bring.

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