Atawhai

AtawhaiAtawhai lies at the heart of the Sacred Heart community.  Originally bought by the Sisters of the Mission, this old villa was completely remodelled in 2006 and opened at a dawn ceremony on Waitangi Day 2007.  It is our whare runanga and a place of mana and wairua.

Atawhai is rich in meaning.  The carvings on the entrance symbolise mana wahine.  The top carving is called Mareikura - an angel of noble standing.  The carving on the left side is called Hinepurotu (Our Lady) representing Te Whakapono (Faith), Te Tumanako (Hope), Te Rangimarie (Peace).  The carving on the right side is called Hineraukatauri, another angel of status known for her beautiful singing voice.  The tohunga whakairo (expert carver) was Riki Manuel of Ngati Porou.

Students often come to Atawhai for its friendly and warm atmosphere.  Atawhai houses Te Reo Maori classes and is sometimes used for Kapa Haka practices.  Maori Achieve meetings are held at Atawhai with different groups of students involved each term.  The kitchen is often used for preparing shared lunches for manuhiri (visitors) and Religious Studies department meetings.

Ko te reo Maori te poutokomanawa o te Maoritanga. Ko Atawhai te whare hiki i te ihi, te mana me te wairua mo nga akonga Maori me nga akonga katoa.

Sacred Heart College is committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to our bicultural heritage.  Tawai Frost is our kuia and teacher of Te Reo Maori.  She has served the school since 1995 and her wisdom is greatly appreciated.

Nau mai haere mai koutou katoa ki te whare nei. He whare ahi kaa.

Blessing of Atawhai

Blessing of Atawhai by Archbishop John Dew
Waitangi Day, 2007

This week ...

Monday 27 February

- Yr 12 BIO/12 SCI Rocky Shore trip
3.35pm -
 Year 9 Netball Trials (3.35-5.30pm)

Tuesday 28 February

Shrove Tuesday
Mufti Day - Caritas

12.45pm - Club Day in Lawson Foyer
12.45pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
6.30pm - DOE Bronze/Silver Award Presentation Evening

Wednesday 1 March

Ash Wednesday
-
Yr 12 Young Enterprise trip - E-Day
3.35pm - Year 9 Netball Trials (3.35-5..30pm)
5.00pm - Parent Cyber Safety Evening followed by-
6.00pm - NCEA information Evening
- CSW Tennis Open Championships

Thursday 2 March

11.30pm - Year 11 RE Trip
1.30pm - Relay for Life bake sale
3.30pm - Study/Homework Club in Library
3.30pm -
Maori Achieve in A1
3.30pm - Big Sister Programme in A2
3.35pm - Year 9 Netball Trials (3.30-5.30pm)
5.30pm - Poly Group
6.00pm - Information Evening - DOE Silver Expedition (6.00-6.20pm)

Friday 3 March

- Year 11 History Trip
-
Year 12/13 Science Trip (selected students)
- CSW Senior Volleyball Tournament

Saturday 4 March

- CSW Senior Volleyball Tournament
- CSW Rowing Championships

Sunday 5 February

- Year 12 GEO Tongariro Trip
1.00pm - Senior Netball Trials
- CSW Rowing Championships

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