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Kia Ora whanau

Welcome to Room Korimako, shared again this year by Mrs Powers (Mon, Tues) and Whaea Selina (Wed, Thurs, Fri).  


Hi Everyone! My name is Whaea Selina. I am super excited to be working with our tamariki in Korimako this year.  I am passionate about building a classroom environment that is safe and nurturing and where our kids feel excited and motivated when learning.  I am very much a people person and love connecting with our tamariki and whanau. I believe a strong foundation for learning is built on positive relationships, building trust, respect, care and well-being towards each other.  


I am thrilled to be working with Mrs Powers again this year.  We have a like-minded vision for our tamariki and are excited about the learning we have planned this year.  I look forward to building positive relationships and learning experiences with you.     


And my name is Kelly-Anne Powers. I was born and raised in Taumarunui and have taught around here for nearly 30 years (that makes me old!). My passion and experience is in junior primary education and I have never stopped learning for myself too. I strongly believe in Learning through Play: it is the perfect context for all kinds of learning- when it is fun and child-led, it is engaging and that is when the learning happens. I love to have our students outdoors and active as much as we can too. I have also followed lots of research around Structured Literacy.

I am very excited to be offering the Ki Waho programme to Turaki School on Wednesdays again this year too. The junior classes will come and visit my farm for play and an outdoor experience, to grow their personal and social skills and their love and care for the natural world around them.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact either of us..


Nga Mihi, Whaea Selina and Kelly-Anne Powers

Year 2/3 Teachers Room Korimako

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