Karori Normal School

Rōpū Mānuka Year 2

Rōpū Mānuka  

Kia ora Whānau

Welcome to 2023! 


KNS teams are named after New Zealand trees. 

The Year 2 cohort is Team Mānuka. Our teaching team is:

  • Maria Gorrie (Mrs Gorrie) Room 1

  • Colin Lambie (Mr Lambie) Room 2

  • Jo Maurice (Mrs Maurice) Release for Colin and Pam

  • Pam Carr (Ms Pam) Room 4

Busy Bee Time

The first session each week on a Monday is Busy Bee Time where children play. This gives the children a chance to settle in and connect with their friends and teachers. 

Home Reading

Your child will bring home a reader approximately three to four times a week. Some of the books will be chosen by the teacher and will be at their instructional level. Other books will be chosen by the children themselves. The books may be easy, a favourite to read again or one they will need you to read with them. Our reading programme also incorporates the use of poems, shared stories and texts. Each child needs a bookbag which they should bring to school each day. 


Room 1 - Tuesday

Room 2 - Wednesday

Room 4 - Thursday

Kapa Haka - Tuesday

Ako Rōpū - Friday

Mānuka Hui - Friday


We have trips planned for Term 2 and 3. Plus we have school activities like Gymnastics, Swimming, Film Festival, Dance and visits to Karori Library. 

General reminders:

Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day.. 

Please also ensure your child has a wide brimmed sun hat in Terms 1 and 4, if they do not have one it limits outside play to the shaded areas.

Your child should have a change of clothes in their bag.

Please remind your child that they are welcome to bring items to play with at break times, however it is not the school's or class teacher's responsibility if they get lost or broken - please talk with your child so they understand this. 

Any questions or concerns please contact your child’s classroom teacher, the Team Leader (Pam) or the Deputy Principal (James Appleton). The more we communicate and work together, the better it is for your child!

Rōpū Mānuka