Kahikatea News Term 4 Week 6

Christchurch Sympathy Orchestra (CSO)

Last Wednesday we had a fantastic trip to the newly opened Christchurch Town Hall to watch the CSO. Highlights for many tamariki were the inclusion of songs from Harry Potter, Star Wars and Frozen. Thank you to all the parent helpers who helped make the trip a successful one.

Ben the Bunny

Some of our Kahikatea team had a visit from a rather large bunny named Ben. Ben lives at home with one of our lovely support team members. 

Writing Journals at Home

We have noticed lots of our tamariki at school are using their own writing journals at home. Does your child have one?

A writing journal can be a place to draw, practice writing spelling words or even a place to write your thoughts down.

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Toys to stay at Home

More and more toys seem to be making their way to school. Just a timely reminder that no toys are allowed at school. This includes trading cards, fidget toys, figurines, toy cars, dolls or games. Toys are expensive for parents and we would hate for them to get lost or broken. We have lots of fun things at school to play with so students do not need to bring anything themselves!

Kahikatea Newsletter T3 Week 6

Parenting Week

‘Strategies to help your family through the difficult times and enjoy being together’

‘Neighbourhood Trust is proud to bring you Parenting Week here in Canterbury. It’s happening from the 9th to 19th September and has around 30 events for any stage of parenting. They have a great line-up of experts including Mike King, Pio Terei, Dr Sue Bagshaw, Jenny Hale and Jax Hamilton, all right here.
 Their facebook page: Parenting Week, Christchurch www.facebook.com/parentingweekchch has all the events listed and more information.

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We are looking for toys that can move or toys that can talk. We are starting a technology unit and would love students to bring any toys, that can move or talk, to school. Please could these be named and brought to school as of Monday week 7. As part of this unit we are going to be using the new school Bee bots. Please chat to your children as the week goes on to see what they have done with our new school resource. 

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Book week Dress up

What a fun day we have all had! It was so lovely to see everyone who dressed up in their favourite book character. Thank you to each and everyone at home who helped to make the children look as fabulous as they did. 

PTA Readathon

Thank you to all the whānau members who have supported our students with their Readathon challenge. It has been lovely to see how many children have been excited about reading over the last fortnight. As teachers we have loved the enthusiasm that we are seeing from so many readers in our hub. Please remember that cards and money are due back to school on Friday 6th September. 

Keeping Ourselves Safe

Coming up in week 8 we are working alongside Constable Ross to understand what it means to keep ourselves safe.

Sydenham Cricket Club

During week 5 we were fortunate to have Sydenham Cricket Club take each home space for a 30 minute cricket session. The children enjoyed learning some basic cricket skills. 

Talent Show

Thank you to all the family members who are helping support the children who are getting ready to audition for the school Talent Quest. Music has been sent home this weekend for our performers to practice. Amber and Lisa will be holding auditions during Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes this coming week.