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Wilford School

I go to Wilford School. It’s the best school I’ve ever been to. I like it because my teacher taught me how to read and write. I never knew how to read and write at my old school until I came here. That’s why you should come to Wilford.
We have lots of fun.
My class was playing touch. I almost got a try but Kaysha tagged me.
After school I played touch with my cousins and uncle. I got a try right on the centre line.
Orban

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To the whole wide world,
You should get your kids to go to Wilford School. It’s lots of fun, there are lots of activities and you learn a lot.
We have an amazing big kids playground and also a little kids playground too.
The teachers are very kind – well when you’re following instructions but at least I’ll say as least 90% of the time even though I haven’t been through all of the classes.
Denzel

Questionaire The Principal: Mrs Grose
Reporters: Arie, Blake, Orban and Ruaumoko,

1. Is it fun being a principal?
Yes I love my job some parts are not fun like when drains are blocked I have to get them fixed up.
2. Why did you become a principal?
I loved being a teacher. I liked training and helping other teachers to be excellent. I like working with people. I like being a leader too.
3. Do you get to meet other principals?
Yes, at different meetings
4. How old is Wilford School?
84 yrs old.
5. How old is the senior kids play-ground?
12 to 13 yrs old.

6. What was the little kids’ playground like in 2005?
Old, rusty and there was a flying fox which kept on hitting children in the head.
7. Do you have any pets?
Yes, a dog.
8. When do you leave school at the end of the day?
Between 4.30 and 5.30






Teachers in Nga Puawai

Ruma Iwa Whaea Cheree Toatoa
1. I want to know where you came from?
My tipuna whakapapa to Ngati Porou and Samoa.
2. Why is Māori speaking so special?
Because it is the language of our ancestors. Te Reo Māori is the waka that carries all things Māori. It’s what makes us as tangata whenua of Aotearoa so special.
3. Where did you learn Maori?
At Teachers College, Victoria University and Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
4. Why did you want to be a teacher?
Because I love children and helping them to be the best that they can be.
5. When did you know when you wanted to be a teacher?
After I finished Teacher’s College.

6. Have you made any mistakes from when you started your career?
Everyone is on a learning journey, a mistake is just another opportunity to learn. I have learned just as much from my students as I have from other teachers.
7. How many children do you have?
Three.
8. Do you know your pepeha?
Ae.
9. How much money does a teacher get?
All teachers get different amounts of money depending on how long that they have been teaching for.
10. How old are you?
Thirty three years old.

Ruma Tekau Whaea Ropene Johnson
1. Where do you come from?
I grew up at Invercargill.
2. Why is Maori speaking so special?
Because it is our native language.
3. Where did you learn Maori language?
I began learning Te Reo Māori after I had left High School by attending night classes.
4. Why did you want to be a teacher?
It’s a type of job when you’re working with people and constantly learning new skills. You can work anywhere in the world. It’s a great career.
5. When did you know when you wanted to be a teacher?
I was nineteen and had just finished a year at Lincoln University.
6. Have you made any mistakes from when you started your career?
Yes. One year I was coordinating Jump Rope for Heart for the entire school. The music that I had put together was totally mixed up. We ended up skipping with no music playing at all.

7. How many children do you have?
Three tamariki.
8. Do you know your pepeha?
Yes, but I am still learning a lot more about my whakapapa and it’s connections.
9.How much money does a teacher get?
All teachers work hard for their money. It’s enough to live on.
10. How old are you?
You’re as old as you feel.




Koka Lizzie Campbell Teachers Aide
1. I want to know where you come from?
Gisborne Ngati Porou.
2. Why is Maori speaking so special?
Because it’s so beautiful.
3. Where did you learn Maori?
From Whaea Cherie.
4. Why did you want to be a Teachers’ Aide?
Because it’s my passion.
5. When did you know when you wanted to a Teachers’ Aide?
From the age of 15.
6. Have you made any mistakes from when you started your career?
Yes everyone makes mistakes.

7. How many children do you have?
Seven - three boys and four girls.
8. Do you know your pepeha?
Yes.
9. How much money does a Teachers’ Aide get?
Not enough.
10. How old are you?
Forty nine years old I have been at school for 8 years.

ROOM 9
Reporters: Ngaire-Leigh and Te Aomania
Room 9 is the class for the tamariki nohinohi up to year three. Three tamariki were interviewed about the time that they work with Aunty Lizzie.

1. When you work with Aunty Lizzie is it hard for you? Why?
Viko, Ngahina and Taimana all said yes because
1. We have to use the globe sometimes.
2. We have to write words without looking.
3. Sometimes we don’t understand the questions.
2. What is your favourite thing to do in class? Why?
Taimana’s favourite thing to do in class is painting, because she likes painting pictures , Viko’s favourite thing to do in class is writing, because he likes spelling, Ngahina’s favourite thing to do in class is playing inside the block room, because she likes building things.
3. How often do you listen to instructions?
Viko said sometimes, Taimana and Ngahina said they listen all the time.
4. Do you like learning Maori in class? Why?
Viko and Taimana both said yes. Viko said yes because it’s fun and Taimana likes learning new Maori words. Ngahina said no because, it’s hard.
5. When you sing do you enjoy it? What is your favourite song?
Ngahina and Taimana both said yes and their favourite song is Haere Mai. Viko said he doesn’t enjoy singing because he thinks singing is a bit boring.
6. Would you rather work by yourself or with a buddy?
Taimana and Viko said they like working by themselves and Ngahina would rather work with a buddy.
7. Do you think good friends are good work mates? Why?
Ngahina and Taimana said yes.
1. They do hard work together.
2. They can do things together.
Viko said no and he couldn’t think of a reason why.

8) What do you do if someone is annoying you?
Ngahina and Taimana said they would walk away and Viko decided he would tell the teacher.
9) What do you normally do in free time?
Taimana said that she normally does painting, Ngahina said she plays on the computer and Viko said that he likes reading in free time.
10) Do you like being in Room 9? Why?
They all said yes. Ngahina and Taimana think its fun and Viko likes Room 9 because they get to play on computers.
11) What do you do if you do not know a word?
All three kids said that they would sound the word out.

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