Tūranga - (noun) stand, position, situation, site, foundation, stance

Waewae - leg, foot, footprint.

Tūrangawaewae - standing, place where one has the right to stand - place where one has rights of residence and belonging through kinship and whakapapa.

Term 2 : Me, My Community - will focus on key questions related to enduring understandings.

What questions should our students be asking in order to develop the ‘Enduring Understandings?

Enduring Understanding: I can make a positive difference in my community

What helps a community to work well together?

How can we help our community?

Why is a community important?

(who supports us?)

Who has a role to play in the community?

What is their role in the community?


Children will develop their skills to write descriptions, instructions, reports recounts including planning, drafting, proofreading, editing and rewriting. The children will continue learning to spell words from the essential lists.


Children will explore the maths 'strands' that include geometry and measurement through group and individual learning activities, and topic related activities.

See below for important information in the Kauri Team Newsletter for the beginning of 2019

For websites and apps to support learning at home please go to the Classes page.

beginning of year parent newsheet