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Kia Ora! Welcome to Rūma Toru, a group of curious, enthusiastic and unique Year 6 ākonga. In our space we value all of the things that make the ākonga unique. Our doors are always open. Please feel free to come and visit our learning space or get in touch via email if you would like to find out more about our programme.
Kim Williams [email protected] Kia ora te whānau, I have been part of the fabulous Kaurilands kura for 5 years. I love being a part of our students' school journey and like them I am always keen to learn more! Out of school I am passionate about spending time with my whānau, we love to head to head outdoors, especially the beach.
Hannah MacPherson [email protected] Kia Ora, my passion is teaching and learning - all students should have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. I'm in my fifth year at Kaurilands and look forward to working alongside our amazing staff. I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and baking.
Welcome! In Rūma Whā we believe everyone contributes their own valuable skills and talents. In our space we try to make learning fun! We strive to inspire our tamariki to be creative, curious, risk-taking and engaged learners. We encourage our learners to collaborate with others, as well as to be responsible for themselves and proactive in their learning. Our tamariki belong to a Rōpū (Māori word for group) with their 2 teachers. This Rōpū is then part of an extended whānau called a hapū (extended family). We chose the word hāpū because we want to develop a shared identity and for the tamariki to feel like they are part of something special. " Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa" - We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone!
Kia ora koutou - My name is Josh and this will be my 7th year as part of the Kaurilands whānau. I am the Year 6 Team Leader and I feel incredibly lucky to be working with such a dynamic team this year. I am passionate about supporting ākonga (learners) to grow and thrive in their own unique way.
Lucy McHardy [email protected] Kia ora, I’m Lucy. This is my sixth year teaching but my first year at Kaurilands School. I have recently moved back to Auckland after a few years travelling and teaching in Te Anau. I am excited to teach Year 5 & 6 in Rūma Whā with Josh and get to know more about the Kaurilands community.
In Ahi Kaa we believe in creating a fun and enjoyable environment for children to thrive. We foster resilience, responsibility and respect. Come in and see our wonderful space. We would love to see you!
Georgia Thompson [email protected] Kia ora, I’m Georgia! This will be my second year teaching the awesome Year 6's in our kura. I love teaching all areas and building relationships with tamariki and whānau. I am looking forward to an amazing year and working with a fantastic team.