Te Awamutu Primary Schools Whānau Group is made up of a group of parents, caregivers, staff and Board of Trustees who support the school to celebrate te ao Māori - the Māori world and culture.
Our purpose as a Whānau Group is to provide ideas, support and advice to the principal, Board of Trustees and teaching team at Te Awamutu Primary that contributes towards our tamariki enjoying and achieving education success.
Last year we finalised our school's localised Maniapoto Curriculum after working alongside the staff during 2016.
Our shared vision is:
By the time a student graduates from
Te Awamutu Primary School,
they will have a connection with and knowledge
of our local Maniapoto landmarks, histories,
values and tikanga.
We have the honour of hosting the 2018 Waipa Te Ra Whakamana Rangatahi Kapa Haka Festival near the end of Term 3. .
Whānau Group weekend noho marae in Kawhia.
The school has two kapa haka - one for Yr 0-2 and our senior group Yr 3-6. We have approx 80 students involved once a week under the guidance and leadership of Whaea Kawa.
The senior group practice: 12noon-1pm Thursday
The junior group practice: 2.10-2.45pm Thursday
Kai & Kōrero:
This year we will be meeting in the staffroom twice a term and we welcome the involvement of all parents and whānau. It is a time where we bring our tamariki and share a potluck dinner together and have a kōrero to organise events and a time for the school to share information regarding learning and what is happening at TAPS.
If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of you can contact Kim Tautari-Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), Toni Densem (email@example.com) or Waimihi Hotere who is on our Board of Trustees.