Our Pepeha

Ko Rangitumau te maunga
Ko te Ruamahanga te awa
Ko te ngakau tapu o Hehu te whare
Ko hato Patariki te kura tuatahi
Ko Hato Patariki te whanau
Ko Hato Patariki te tangata

Rangitumau – the mountain
Te Ruamahanga – the river
The Scared Heart of Jesus – the house
St Patrick – the primary school
St Patrick – the extended family
St Patrick – the man

Learning area – Language

In Learning Languages we want St. Patrick’s students to learn to communicate in an additional language, develop their capacity to learn further languages, and explore different world views in relation to their own.

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Global Ideas:

 ·        Te Reo Maori and tikanga are integrated where possible into all areas of the curriculum.

 ·       Students develop means of communicating with people from other cultures.

 ·       Develop an awareness that sign/language is an official language of  New Zealand.

 ·        Understand that we create links with other cultures through language.

 ·       The Catholic Character language is integrated, developed and used through the RE curriculum.

Our School Karakia Our School Song

                             

E whaka-whetai ana
mo tenei ra.
Hui hui mai tatou
Ki te ako tahi
Ki te tipu tahi
Tatou, tatou katoa

We give thanks for this day
We all come together
To share and learn
And grow together.

Ki te ingoa o te Matua
me te Tamaiti
me te Wairua Tapu

Amene


Haere mai ra
Haere mai ra
Tena ra koutou katoa
E nga iwi nui tonu ra
Tena ra koutou katoa
Welcome everyone
Welcome everyone
God is with us here today
Through the wind and the trees
And the love that we meet
Welcome to St Patrick’s School