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Waatea School School Newsletter Success is not the work of one but the work of many. Kia Ora e te whanau,  Welcome to the end of Week 3! It has been a very interesting week as we continue to navigate through a lot of sicknesses that are beginning to circulate through the community. It is important to remember to keep your children home if they are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms. This ensures that whatever is spreading is somewhat contained at school. There has been so far, a gastro bug (Stomach pains, vomiting & diarrhea) if your child has any of these symptoms they must stay at home for a minimum of 48hours. If your child has a temperature, cough, or sore throat, they must stay home and get tested. We are continuing to sanitize, clean, and have masks on hand for children to use if they choose to. We are wanting to remain open this term, and to do so we have to protect our tamariki and staff. We appreciate your support. Have a great weekend! Ngā mihi Whaea Zara Acting Principal Nau mai haere mai Whaea Kenya! Welcome to Waatea School Whaea Kenya! Whaea Kenya is the new kaiako for Rongomātane. She is originally from Te Tai Tokerau, and brings a passion for te reo Māori and te ao Māori. Her two pepi have also started at Waatea ECC. We are super excited to have her on board, and we look forward to seeing all the great things happen in Rongomātane! Check out some of the learning that is happening in the classes! Dayton and Hami were being the best tuakana and supporting the teina with their reading.  Emily and Josiah have been working hard on their letter identification in Ruaumoko   Rongomātane was creative and adapted basketball to suit our playing area. They showed great sportsmanship skills! Hip Hop Sessions started this week. Here Tāne Mahuta were enjoying the new dance moves they learnt from Matua Ray. Thanks to Counties Manukau Sports for organising hip hop coaches to come to Waatea School for the next 6 weeks. We are excited to share our final performance at the end of the term! Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! Check out the photos from the day by heading over to our facebook page, or the photo albums published on the school’s website! Copyright © Waatea School 2022 Click here to unsubscribe. Powered by KiwiSchools 4.0 Call us on 0800 922 832 Email us at admin@waatea.school.nz 31 Calthorp Close Favona M?angere Auckland 2024

Whānau Ora

Tamariki Ora, Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is about the wellbeing of whānau, from our young babies to our nanny and koko. It’s about whānau making their own decisions and determining their own path in relation to their own circumstances. By focusing on the entire whānau rather than separately on individuals, whānau are able to piece together overarching strategies which resolve a lot of their normal everyday problems. Whānau Ora empowers whanau to be resourceful and resilient so that each whānau member can have a happy and healthy life. At Te Kura Maori o Waatea, our tamariki are our future. We encourage these concepts into our learnings so that they may become transformative and independent individuals amongst their whānau. Whānau Ora is a journey – not a destination, and is unique for all whānau. If you feel that your whānau have some ongoing issues which you need help getting sorted, let us know. Our priority is that our tamariki have a healthy and engaging learning environment – at kura and in their homes.

Call us on 0800 922 832 and we can arrange an initial meeting for you at a time and place which suits you.

You can contact our Sponsor MUMA on 0800 866 862 to arrange an initial meeting with them and yourself. They can provide access to whānau grants, food parcels, budgeting services and support and advice around safety, care and protection.