Kuranui Update Term 2 Week 5

The time certainly is flying at the moment and there has been a lot going on over the last two weeks. If you are interested in reading about everything that has gone on in the Kahui Ako panui to date click here.  

Coming up:

  • Staff PLD Session | Wednesday 5 June – This session will start together in staffroom. A session on how to use the iPads with Witarina will follow. 
  • Student Led Inquiry  | Friday 7th June P1 with Josh Weigman, Rose Nobel, Evlyn Stokes, Emma Rose, Jayden Drinnan, Hamish Kill, Ruby Swanson, Oli Hammat and Jorja Holden.  is underway and students are working on a houora theme. 
  • Matariki Community Celebration 27th June 
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi training 8th-11th July

Waka Project

Kuranui students are digitising each schools Waka drawings. Students are also in the process of creating a video that showcases our schools values. Stay tuned … the website is under development and will be live in Term 3. 

Teacher Inquiry Seminar 

The inquiry seminars held at Featherston schools last week were really successful. The chance to meet with colleagues from other schools and share ideas was very useful. The next session will be an informal get together, stay posted for when and where your session will be.

Within School Leader hui

Within School Leaders met with Across School Leaders and Support Principal Simon Fuller on Friday 17 May to feedback on their progress within schools on their specific areas of responsibility; student led inquiry into learning, digital waka designs to connect to the history and character of each school, teacher inquiry and communication.  We consulted on the communications document and Simon led a wonderful session around leadership. Thank you all for your contributions.

Matariki Art Exhibition

The South Wairarapa Kāhui Ako Matariki celebration which will be hosted at Hau Ariki marae and involve the active contribution of our Kaitiaki Academy.  

Specific details for the day will follow, but for now please get busy with your artwork for exhibition and get it to Micaela asap.

Lead Principal and Support Principal roles

After three years, Gina Smith has resigned her role as Support Principal for Kāhui Ako.  Gina was a fundamental part of the research that established the goals for the Achievement Challenge and has been part of the appointments process for many positions throughout our Kāhui Ako.  As such, Gina has been an integral part of establishing the Kāhui Ako and its strategic vision. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gina for all of her mahi and dedication to Kāhui Ako and look forward to continuing to work with her as part of the wider community steering group.

Sadly, Alison Woollard will also be stepping down as Lead Principal for the Kāhui Ako at the end of Term Two.  Alison has been a very enthusiastic Lead Principal who has promoted engagement of the community and active collaboration.  We are sorry to see Alison step down and again look forward to continuing to work with her as part of the wider community steering group.  Processes are already in place to replace these roles within our Kāhui Ako. Part of the philosophy behind this is that other people can take over the role and take on leadership at different stages.  Our work for the year, as planned, will continue.


South Wairarapa Matariki Celebration

We are very excited about the opportunity to bring you a South Wairarapa Kāhui Ako Matariki celebration which will be hosted at Hau Ariki marae and involve the active contribution of our Kaitiaki Academy.  Specific details for the day will follow, but for now please get busy with your artwork for exhibition and get it to Micaela asap.

Steering group hui

The steering group for Kāhui Ako met last week.  This hui involves all of our principals, wider members of the community, including DHB, Police, RTLB, iwi and many more.  We are working together towards our shared vision of hauora for our community. At the hui we heard from Carterton Kindness Crew who fed back about the success of the Student Led Inquiry at their school.  We shared our strategic and annual plan and consulted on our communication draft plan for Kāhui Ako.


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