Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Rangiawhia graduated 14 whanau on the 29th of June at 9:30 am at the Kura. The tamariki were involved in the ceremony running the Powhiri. Eric Shakelton from the 2020 Far North ICT Trust accompanied me to the event and spoke on behalf of the Trust and Computers in Homes. Each Graduate was called to collect their certificate and computer and their tamariki stood by their sides. Congratulations to all those who graduated, I know how difficult it can be to get to classes when you have small tamariki but you all did it!
We are now focused on two new schools starting the programme for Term 3 this year being Waima School and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori te Tonga o Hokianga both situated in the Hokianga. Waima School are having their Launch and first lessons for 14 whanau on the 26th of July at 2 pm and have set a date for their graduation of the 28th of September at 10:30 am. TKKM te Tonga o Hokianga are also training 14 whanau with their Launch and first lesson on the 26th of July at 2:30 pm and a graduation date of the 19th of September at 3:30 pm.
We also rejuvenated several families from Kaingaroa School with the lucky winner of the camera being the Payton family. This event took place at the school on the 29th of June, the input from the school and the families alike are much appreciated especially on such a busy day, the last of the term.
Don’t forget that Stepping UP is available now in the Kaikohe area through Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trust and Tautoro School and now at Mangamuka School and very soon it will also be available in Whatuwhiwhi at TKKM o Rangiawhia. This is free 10 hour training consisting of four 2.5 hour classes with a variety of topics to suit the student. I aim to get this set up in the Taipa/Mangonui area next so it will be available to a wider range of people.