19/05/2014 - Minutes

Meeting started at 5pm

Present:

Nic, Eb, Darren, Vanessa, Shar, Shar, Rosie. 

Nic shared his experience with a bilingual unit at College Street Normal. It was for Year 3 - 6 and it had great scaffolding for the kids with labels. We talked about it not being “us and them”.

“Inclusive bilingual” - being inclusive to the idea.

Having parents buy in to the idea through a process of research being provided by the school so  they are well informed.

Darren talked about the board would have to think about a shift in resources, or thinking of it as a priority if we bought into a bilingual programme.

Shar talked about having a Nanny - Kuia/kaumatua who is keen to awhi the unit by being “like” “teacher aide” style.

Plan to report back on David’s meeting in a months time. Date set: 16/06/2014 5pm.

Projects:

Staging in the Harakeke area. Money is there $2000. Is this enough? How do we implement this? Vanessa suggested a “design competition”. Whaea Rosie does have some designs that were completed last year.

- cricket nets need to move (can this happen? Find out). This will be for performance purposes and this will be in the way.

- tree needs to go! This sucks up vital nutrients for the harakeke

- plant along the fence line as a noise barrier.

- whare rehia - performing arts/storytelling/ area.

- we talked about David’s idea about pou as the final detail to the harakeke. Families could design and paint their pou to add to the fence.

Matariki:

How can we bring the community together?

- concert. Showcase the new people. School Band. Ukulele. Pizza!

- create something?

- Darren has composed a song about matariki we could use?

Hangi:

- Ropes! Asking him to help.

- Can each teacher be responsible for one or two parents helpers

- Break down jobs for hangi - delegate.

- wood, stones, kete, sacks, permission (fire), tinfoil, helpers, spades, iron.

- big dishes serving trays to share with your buddies.

- meat???

Meeting closed at 6:15pm