What's happening at Ratapiko 2021?

What's happening Term 2

We are continuing our journey within the New Zealand Histories draft curriculum to weave the three elements: to learn, know and do. We are trialling the document to feed back as a kura to the Ministry at the end of May.

We are learning new karakia, waiata, local stories and a new mihi that shares who we are, where our ancestors were from and where we live i.e. Ko Lisa tōku ingoa, Nō Ingarihi ōku tipuna, Kei te noho au ki Ngaere.

We will be building our understanding of how NZ history has been shaped, how NZ has been and still is impacted by colonisation , and engage with our Marae Te Upoko o te Whenua to understand our local stories, whakapapa and tūranagawaewae.

We will map our histories from before Cook arrived, learning about the significant dates around: Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the landwars and other significant events.

Alongside this learning we will be continuing our well-being work with the ASB St John's in Schools programme weaving well-being and beginning the Pause, Breathe Smile programme as well as starting yoga.

What's on this year?

Working towards our Green Gold Award.

The tamariki will continue to embed our current practises of sustainable garden work, predator control, recycling and environmental clean-ups. We'll start our new projects of individually fencing our orchard trees, water collection for the bottle house, cleaning the stream close to school and building our huts.

Our goal is to continue reflecting and strengthening our partnerships with all stakeholders in the community as we now work towards our Green Gold Award.

Kāhui Ako Cluster Events Term 2

  • Te Ao Māori Whānau Hui - May 26th at 6pm

  • Cluster Soccer Year 5-8 - June 8th

  • Year 5/6 Rippa Tournament - June 10th


Enviroschools projects at Ratapiko Term 1

Fencing the orchard trees and water collection for the bottle house.


2021 Full School Year Term Dates

Term 1

Monday 1st February - Friday 16th April

Term 2

Monday 3rd May - Friday 9th July

Term 3

Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October

Term 4

Monday 18th October - Tuesday 14th December

Important Dates Term 2 2021

Term starts - 3rd May

Te Ao Māori Whānau Hui - May 26th at 6pm

Teacher Only day - June 4th

Cluster Soccer Year 5-8 - June 8th

Year 5/6 Rippa Tournament - June 10th