Whakarongo ake au ki te tangi a te manu nei, a te mātiu.Tuia i runga, tuia i raro ka rongo te ao, ka rongo te po, hikohiko te uira papa te whakatitiri, i kanapu ki te rangi rū ana te whenua e.
E ngā ika huirua o te mate, moe mai, haere atu rā, he puna wai ki ōku roimata, he tao aroha kua titi ki te ngakau. Tīhei mauri ora.
E te whānau o te Kōhanga kei te mihi, huri noa, tena koutou katoa.
The year is now in full swing with many kaupapa started or about to begin. It is difficult to make gains when there is some much to do, we are working hard behind the scenes to keep our waka on course through our own auditing processes.
The Kōhanga Reo National Board will be touring the motu, and our kaupapa ako have also started for the new academic year.
Whakangūngū Whānau have some new initiatives with Titia Graham as team leader, she has brokered a formal relationship with Te Ataarangi. Te Ata Raukura is complementary to our kaupapa and will help whānau improve their te reo Māori skills. Many of our Kaiako and Kaupapa Kaimahi are teachers of the rākau method, but this is the first time as national bodies we have worked formally in collaboration.
Our Kōhanga Reo audits are in the final stages and feedback is looking positive we have many Kōhanga who have be awarded a certificate of achievement for completing their IRD tax returns. No reira ngā mihi whakanui ki a koutou katoa.
On a final note we would like to wish all the supporters and kaihaka of our Kōhanga Reo whānau all the best for Te Matatini, nō reira kia kaha, kia ita, kia manawanui!
Nā Angus Hartley