Kōwhai News Week 6 Term 4

 Kia ora whānau, 

We have had a lovely week in Kōwhai this week. It is great to have the weather becoming nicer, so we can do more activities outside. 

It was fantastic to see so many caregivers at our Student Led Conferences. It feels like it has been a very long time since you were in the hub. We loved having you back in and being able to chat with you about your tamariki, the year they have had and any wonderings about next year. 

During Week 5, 6 and 7 the student leaders have been leading House Games on a Thursday at 12pm. It is a great opportunity for our tamariki to get together with their houses and play a variety of team games. 

Kapa Haka

Next week we will be filming our Kapa Haka performance to share with you. If your child is part of Kapa Haka please make sure they are wearing their correct red uniform top on Thursday. 

Here are some pictures of some of the activities we have been doing in the hub over the last few weeks. 

Have a lovely weekend.

The Kōwhai team 

Kōwhai News Term 4 Week 4

 Kia ora whānau, 

This term is just whizzing by! We had a fantastic Junior Athletics Day today, with the students participating in Discus, Sack Races, High Jump, Egg and Spoon races, and Javelin. This year we were unable to have our whole school house relays so we held a Kōwhai house relay. It was a very exciting race!

The students all showed our school values today, especially We Get There Together and We Love Challenge today. We are so proud of them. 

Here are some photos from the Kōwhai Athletics Day:

We hope you have a lovely long weekend. 

Ngā mihi, 

The Kōwhai team - Laura, Quyhn, Nick, Meagan and Rowe 

Kōwhai News Term 4 Week 2

 Kia ora whānau, 

We have had a lovely start back into our final term of school for this year. It has been great to see all these smiley faces again. This week many of the home groups have been using clay to create sculptures. We have seen some amazingly artistic creations. 


Next week we will start practising our athletics sports in the afternoons. The Junior School Athletics Day is being held on Thursday the 11th of November.  

Unfortunately due to Level 2, we are not able to have parents come and watch the sports day this year. 


  • During Term 4 the children are expected to wear a hat whenever we are outside, so please help them remember to bring it to school. 
  • Please help remind your child to bring their drink bottle every day. The drinking fountains are closed during Level 2 and the days are starting to warm up! 
  • Please remember that when you come on campus in Level 2, you need to sign into the office and wear a mask while on campus. 

Here are some photos of what we have been up to for the last few weeks. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

The Kōwhai Team - Laura, Nick, Rowe, Quynh and Meagan

Kōwhai News Term 3 Week 10

 Kia ora whānau, 

What a whirlwind of a term! We are so proud of how our tamariki managed themselves this term, coping with changes in various levels and heading back into online learning. It has been a lovely couple of weeks back in the hub to end the term. Next term is a shorter term with lots of events, such as Athletics. We will send out information around these as they come up. 

Term 4

Next term is a summer term so the students will need to bring their hats back to school for play. Please remind them of this. 

Next term the home groups will be moving spaces. 

The new spaces will be as follows:

Nick - The Nook

Quynh - The Theatre

Meagan - The Breakout space

Laura - The Pathway

Rowe - The Atrium 

Term 4 will start on Monday the 18th of October. 

Here are a selection of photos from Term 3. 

We hope you have a relaxing holiday, and keep safe and happy. 

The Kōwhai Team - Laura, Nick, Rowe, Quynh and Meagan

Kōwhai News Term 3 Week 8

Kia ora whānau, 

What a wonderful first full week back learning at school! It has been great to see all the students back on campus and we are looking forward to everyone coming back on site when we reach Level 1. 

Over the last three weeks of term, our inquiry is "Travelling the World via Art" where we look at different cultures around the world and how art is made and celebrated. This week various homegroups have travelled to Mexico, Egypt, Australia, Vietnam and the UK. Over the next few weeks all of the students will get to learn about art from these countries and create different art using pastels, paint, sketching and clay. 

As Sandy mentioned in the newsletter on Friday, over the next two weeks we will be completing various assessments. This means that your child won't necessarily bring home reading books with them. Please help us by continuing to read books of their choice at home with them. 

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 

This week we have been celebrating the Māori language during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. Here is an activity you might like to try at home.

Paki Whitu Game

Have some fun with PAKI WHITU - This game requires the use of your hands.

Term 4 Miniball

Please read and fill out this survey if your child is interested in playing Miniball in Term 4.

Kōwhai Hub activities

We have loved getting back in and exploring our learning through play. Here are some pictures of learning through play, and learning throughout the day in the Kōwhai hub this week. 

Have a lovely weekend. 

The Kōwhai Team