Head Student Billy looks forward to Te wiki o te Māori and the Junior Ski Trips, with the end-of-term getting ever closer.

Kia ora, 

Welcome back to another week at Twizel Area School. I hope everyone is doing well. While many might hope that time would stop, it continues, as it is known to do. But I shall refrain from droning about exams, as many, myself included, are painfully aware of their presence on the timetables. Many more captivating and exciting things are happening in our school community, such as te wiki o te Reo Māori starting on Monday the 11th. 

Te Wiki o te Māori is a week where people come together and celebrate te Reo Māori as a living, rich, and dynamic language. The school community will see many activities around Te Wiki o te Reo Māori during this time; providing fun, educational, and community-building experiences to our students and the wider community. This will also be a great opportunity to display WAKA values, with the week’s activities bringing people together in a perfect situation to express Whānaukataka, Awhinataka, Kaitiakitaka, and Ārahi. And in the spirit of Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, I will not translate those. 

This week also saw more of our junior classes learning to respect and appreciate our natural environment, getting them outdoors and onto the ski fields at Roundhill and Ohāu. I hope rooms 5, 8, and 9 all had a wonderful time and are grateful for the wonderful landscapes we have in our backyard. The end of term is coming surprisingly close, and It may arrive sooner than you think. The last day of Term 3 is on the 22nd of September, so remain diligent about that. With nothing else to say,

Kia pai te wiki! 

Head Student,
Billy Garbutt

Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori