Te Whanake

  • Class Overview

    Our mainstream classroom
  • Waitī, Waitā & Waipunarangi

    Waitī, Waitā and Waipunarangi  are made up of Year 5-6 students. We are Te Whanake (senior) syndicate.

    The teaching duties are shared by Whaea Parekura, Whaea Rashirl and Whaea Anne. They are also very lucky to have the support of three fantastic teacher aides, Whaea Melissa, Whaea Rae and Whaea Neroli.

    The children are grouped according to their learning needs and these groups are flexible. The morning program consists of the main subjects of reading, writing and mathematics. 

    Waitī, Waitā and Waipunarangi try to establish a caring classroom where good relationships are very important and the tamariki grow to be self-motivated  and always try to be the “best they can be.”

    Whaea Parekura, Whaea Rashirl and Whaea Anne encourage whānau to keep in contact with them because you are such an important part to our tamariki’s learning.

  • Class Educator

  • Mauri ora e te whānau.
    Ko Ruapehu te maunga
    Ko Whanganui te awa
    Ko Ngā Paerangi te iwi
    Ko Waikapua, ko Hineoterā ngā hapū
    Ko Kaiwhaiki, ko Otoko, ko Rākato ngā marae
    Ko Parekura Muraahi tōku ingoa

    I was born and raised in Whanganui and together with my husband, have six children and eleven mokopuna.

    I have spent the past five years working with players, umpires and coaches at both a community and high performance level and using a participant centred approach to accelerate their development.

    I look forward to transferring my learnings from this space back into the classroom setting.

    I am passionate about fostering a growth mindset in our tamariki by creating a fun and exciting environment where learning is meaningful and driven by students, where the process is celebrated as much as the outcome and where they feel both safe and confident to take risks.

    I enjoy teaching hauora/hākinakina—health/sports. Hangarau Whakaaturanga—information technology, reo—language and tikanga—ā-iwi– Social Science.
    I love spending time with my family, researching our family ancestry, reading journaling and all things netball!!

    I feel so humble and excited to be here and looking forward to being a part of the Castlecliff School whānau. I am also the Team Leader for Te Whanake (senior) syndicate.

    — Parekura Murrahi
  • Hi, my name is Rashirl Kereopa.
    I was born in Wairoa (East Coast). My family and I moved to Whanganui when I was young.

    I teach in Waitī. I encourage all of our students to take ownership of their learning and share their knowledge with their fellow peers.

    — Rashiri Kereopa
  • Hi,
    I’m Anne Moon and I was born in Invercargill.
    We moved to Whanganui as a family when my husband got a job here in the Fire Service.
    I love drama and music with writing being my favourite subject.
    I will encourage students to care about one another and build relationships within our class and across the school.
    Students will be supported to try their hardest and aim high.

    — Anne Moon
    • Shared Space

      We create a collaborative learning environment.

    • Family Feel

      We make our families feel welcome.

    • ICT

      We integrate ICT into our everyday learning.

    • Support Staff

      We have support staff working inside our classroom everyday.

    • Experience

      Our classroom teachers bring a wealth of teaching experience.

    • Key Learning Areas

      We place a lot of importance achieving success in Reading, Writing & Maths.