Wai Marino & Wai Mārie

  • Class Overview

    Our middle syndicate immersion classroom
  • Wai Marino & Wai Mārie

    Our Tamariki will be grouped according to their learning needs, which means they may work with Matua Tere or Whaea Ura for different subjects.

    Kaiāwhina – Teacher Aides  Whaea Julie, Whaea Sam and Whaea Nina.

  • Class Educators

  • Tena koutou katoa,

    Ko Taranaki te maunga
    Ko Ngaruahine taku Iwi
    Ko Tawhitinui taku marae
    Ko Tere McGrail taku ingoa

    I was born and raised in Whanganui. In 1998 I graduated from Wellington College of Education with a Bachelor of Education. Having recently finished working with the Ministry of Education, in Special Education in Christchurch, I have decided to return home to teach. I am fortunate to be teaching in Wai Marino and Wai Mārie this year with Whaea Ura.

    Mauri ora ki a koutou, Na Tere

    — Tere McGrail
  • Ko Ura Wilson – Pokoati Toku ingoa
    I am From Te Kuki Airani e Aotearoa.
    I am affiliated to the Islands of:

    * Nukuroa/Mitiaro – Ngati Akatauira and Ngati Paruarangi
    * Enua Manu/Atiu – Ngati Rongomatane, Ngati Paerangi
    * Manihiki – Ngati Kairenga.
    * Rakahanga – Ngati Moretekai.

    — Ura Wilson - Pokoati
    • Immersion Environment

      Speaking, Reading, Writing and Math in English & Māori.

    • Kapa Haka

      Compulsory Kapa Haka is a major strength of the Whānau Class.

    • Expert Māori Kaiako

      We are blessed with TWO Kaiarahi i te reo Kaiako in our Class.

    • Tuakana-Teina

      We use a Tuakana-Teina approach to learning.

    • ICT

      We integrate the Chromebooks into our learning.

    • Welcoming Atmosphere

      The doors are always open to our whānau.