Hui Whanau: Important Meetings for Parents and Guardians:  Nau Mai Piki Mai.

We welcome whanau to get involved with our kura.  It is necessary for whanau to attend the scheduled hui for whanau.  Our goal at any of these hui is that whanau will receive;

  • Very important information, guidance and support.

  • Specific information regarding your child, his/her progress, and what he/she needs to do to go to the next level.

Our key meetings for whanau are;
  • Meeting with your child and his/her Kaiarahi (week 4, term 1):  The purpose of this meeting is for the whanau to get to know their child’s kaiarahi, and for the students to let her/his whanau know their passions, goals, plan for the year, and they key outcomes they hope to achieve each term until the end of the year.

  • Exhibition to Whanau (week 10, term 1): Students will share their life journey, honour their family, and share their aspirations for their life short term (this year), mid term (next 2 to 4 years), and long term (5+ years).  The wider whanau are welcome to come to these presentations and hear what our young people have to share as they honour the past and look to the future.

  • Whanau can meet with Teachers (Week 1 of terms 3 and 4):  Students reports are written at the end of each term and sent out to the students whanau.  Teachers will report on students progress including any major assessments including assignments and tests to complete the modules that students have just completed.  Whanau are welcome to contact their child’s kaiarahi and teachers if they have any questions or queries in regards to what is in the report.

  • NCEA Preparation Meeting (At 6pm on the First Thursday of Term 4):  All Year 11,12 and 13 students and at least one parents/guardian should attend these hui.  During this hour long hui, parents and students will meet with the teachers of all of your child’s modules/subjects.  Teachers will give out all information regarding the strategy to ensure that your child achieves all she/he can in each of their subjects.  There will be a weekly plan, notifications in regards to assignments, tests and exams, as well as information on study groups (wananga) for each subject after school and during weekend to help your child.

  • Further Exhibitions:  We are considering students giving an exhibition at the end of either term 3 or 4 where they will share personal projects and plans with their whanau.  We have yet to confirm this initiative.

  • Senior Prize Giving and Graduation:  All whanau are invited to this wonderful evening of celebration.  We will acknowledge students for their attitude and achievement, be entertained by student groups which includes soloist singers, singing groups, kapa haka and dance groups.  This will also be a time where we honour our Year 13 graduates and the pathways that they have set for themselves when they begin their post Taiatea life.  This years prizegiving is on November the 9th.