Te Piringa

He Kupu Whakamihi

Kia hiwa rā!  Kia hiwa rā!  He mihi kau atu ki a koutou ngā mātua, ngā kaitiaki, ngā whānau katoa o te hapori nei.  Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa.

E te Wāhi Ngaro, nāna nei te ao i whakairo.  Kai te mihi.

Ka huri ngā whakaaro ki te hunga kua wehe atu i te tirohanga kanohi, whakaoti atu e!  Waiho rātau ki a rātau, tātau ki a tātau.  Kāti ake.

Ka noho a Te Piringa ki ngā waewae o Te Ranga-ā-Hiwi, torotoro atu ai ki Hauwai, ki Kaipapa ngā pae whenua.  E mihi korenga mutu a Te Piringa ki a Te Āti Awa otirā ki a Ngāti Toa Rangatira, ki a Ngāti Raukawa.

Nā Ahorangi Te Wharehuia Milroy, nō Ngāi Tūhoe, tō tātau ingoa, ā, nā Tā Tīmoti Kāretu, nō Ngāi Tūhoe, nō Ngāti Kahungunu hoki, ia i tono hai tapa mai i tō Te Piringa nei.  He momo whakaruruhau a Te Piringa mō ngā ākonga Māori me ō rātau whānau e hiahia ana kia eke panuku, kia eke Tangaroa!  Heoi anō, nau mai rā, kake mai rā ki Te Piringa!  Rarau mai rā.

 

Coming up …   

  • PŌHIRI for new students (kawa is Te Āti Awa): Tuesday, 31 January, 9:00 am, Alan Gibbs Centre
  • HĀKARI for all whānau Māori, particularly new whānau: Friday, 10 February, 5:00 pm onwards, Firth Hall 
  • HUI TAKIWĀ - first hui for 2023 (usually one hui per term): Wednesday, 15 February, 6:00 pm, Staff Room 
  • RĀ HAKA - kapa haka for all year levels in Wellington secondary schools, beginners always welcome: Wednesday, 15 February, all day event, Te Rauparaha Arena
  • NGĀ MANU KŌRERO - Wellington regional Māori speech competition: Wednesday, 10 May, all day event, venue TBA

 

About Te Piringa

Te Piringa all whānau, parents and caregivers of ākonga Māori and whānau in our school community who have a strong interest in kaupapa Māori, including ākonga.  In 2023, its priorities are:

  • engaging with whānau Māori,
  • finalising and implementing our Ākonga Māori/ Māori Student Graduate Profile, and
  • creating a Māori Strategic Plan - click here for the previous Māori Student Achievement Plan (2018 - 2020).

Contact us

Tiamana/Interim Chair -

Carl Church, Kāi Tahu ki Ōtaka Aparima, carl.church@manawarahi.nz, (021) 166 6441

Māngai/Te Piringa Board Representative -

Rewhia King, Waikato, rewhia.king@wegc.school.nz

Communications -

Fiona Johnson-Bell, Waikato, johnson-bell@hotmail.co.nz

Kaituhituhi/Secretary -

Vacant

Connect with us on our Facebook page or te.piringa@wc.school.nz

Look out for …

Takiwā 2/ Term 2, 2023

  • Te Whakataetae ā-Rohe mō Ngā Manu Kōrero ⧫ Wellington Regional Māori Speech Competition (Wed 10 May)
  • Te Whakataetae Kapa Haka ā-Rohe mō ngā Kura Tuarua ⧫ Wellington Regional Kapa Haka Competition @ Te Rauparaha Arena (23 June)

Takiwā 3/ Term 3, 2023 

  • Tū Tagata ⧫ Pacific Festival
  • Cultural Extravaganza ⧫ Wellington Girls’ College & Wellington College performing arts evening
  • Kāhui Ako Whanaungatanga Festival ⧫ Cultural performing arts festival with local primary schools
  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (11 - 17 September)
  • CSW Senior Kī-o-rahi Tournament 

Takiwā 4/ Term 4, 2023 

  • Pō Whakanui ⧫ A celebration of our Māori leavers & a celebration of Māoritanga
  • CSW Junior Kī-o-rahi Tournament