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Kia Ora whanau

Welcome to Room Korimako, where Mrs Powers (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Mr Mills (Wed, Thurs, Fri) team teach.  


Hi Everyone! I am Mr Paul Mills. 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 believe a strong foundation for learning is built on positive relationships, building trust, respect, care and well-being towards each other.   


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, Paul Mills and Kelly-Anne Powers

Year 2/3 Teachers Room Korimako

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