Last week tamariki in Ruma 23 had the pleasure of working with tuakana from Ruma Whitu. It was lovely hearing Amorette reading to us and the tamariki really enjoyed the monster book. Kherington was so helpful during our literacy rotations and tamariki practiced writing their heart words with her. Kyra was very keen to help with literacy rotations too and set herself up at our vowel matching station. All three tuakana demonstrated leadership in te reo, we really appreciated their help forming our mihi and it was awesome to hear their pepeha.  

We loved getting stuck in with te wiki o te reo Māori and all the challenges created by Ruma Tahi and Whaea Ruiha. The tamariki especially enjoyed learning the shapes and te reo Māori has become a core part of our geometry learning. 


I have loved my first term as a student teacher here at Koraunui. Learning about DIMC has been very interesting and I am so proud of the tamariki in Room 23 and how they have worked together to solve maths problems. I have particularly enjoyed listening to their excitement as they spot different patterns and solutions. I am looking forward to continuing to observe their progress with mathematics and having fun along the way!

Whaea Nicola

Masters Student Teacher, Victoria University