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Ngā mihi e te whānau, warm greetings to you all.
The Canterbury Triathlon is an awesome event for children who have a good level of fitness and are after a challenge. We are restricted to the number of entries that we can make and these will be done on a first come first-served basis. Entries close on the 10th March at 5pm.
This year, the event has a new venue at a private property close to Clarkville and will be held on Tuesday 23rd of March. Please note, the swim component is in a lake therefore it is very important that children are confident and capable swimmers.
Due to the small numbers of children who compete in this event, we are unable to send a teacher to this event. Transportation and supervision of the children need to be arranged by each whānau.
We are also required to provide an adult for set up or pack down in addition to marshaling duties. This person must be free of any responsibility to children at the event.
Please fill out his Google Form if you are interested in entering your child/ren for this event:
More information on this event can be found on the following link:
Kia ora whānau,
We have been a busy hub this week, starting into our new inquiry unit - exploring Canterbury historical life and how it has changed over time. Over the next few weeks the students will learn about the first waka to come to Aotearoa, changes in technology, fashion, school, animals, plants, housing and transport in Canterbury
. We will also be visiting Ferrymead for a day in Week 8. A notice about this will come out next week.
We now have our library days set in stone for this term and they are as follows:
Nick and Rowe's homegroup - Monday
Laura's home group - Tuesday
Quynh and Meagan's homegroup - Wednesday.
Please help your child by reminding them they need to bring their library folder with their books to return on their day of the week.
During our Team Hui this week we had a discussion with the tamariki about our hub toilets, and making sure we keep them nice and tidy. We have had some instances of urine on the floor and around the toilet. Please help us by having a chat to your child about their toilet etiquette at school. Thank you!
We have been busy in Discovery this week:
We have been asked to pass on the following notice from the Southern Districts Cricket Club about Year 3/4 Girls Cricket. Please see the information below.
Have a great weekend!
The Kōwhai Team - Laura, Meagan, Rowe, Quynh and Nick
Tena koutou,It has been a fun-filled couple of weeks in the Kahikatea Team. We have really enjoyed continuing to build relationships with your wonderful tamariki.
We have developed our Kahikatea treaty for 2021. We have been discussing each point with our home groups. Please feel free to read this with your child/ren!
Teachers have been busy completing key assessments in preparation for beginning our new structured literacy programs. We appreciate that many of our parents are keen to see books and materials coming home and will let you know very soon when you can expect to see reading folders and materials coming home.
During these first school weeks we have been exploring fundamental literacy activities and developing phonological awareness (skills in identifying and manipulating units of spoken language). We have been exploring oral language and the structure of writing through creating shared texts. In addition, we have enjoyed a variety of texts, including non-fiction and poetry. We have explored The Treaty of Waitangi, Chinese New Year, and the history of toys, through texts and hands-on experiences. We have also been loving our library time!
Here are some pictures showing our learning:
Many of the tamariki enjoy making masterpieces during our learning through playtime. If you have any of the following items, please send them along to school, and we will make good use of them!
- Small boxes, e.g., cereal, muesli bar, toothpaste, washing powder
- Plastic containers (clean), e.g., shampoo, washing liquid, soap
The sun shone for us last Wednesday as we set off for Ferrymead Heritage Park. We had an amazing day of exploration and learning. Each group had the opportunity to learn about the following:
We have weekly wellbeing sessions in all teams. Over the last few weeks in Kahikatea, we have been learning about the importance of:
A big thank you to Katherine Christensen for offering to organise our parent playground roster. It will be wonderful to have extra adults out in the playground during lunch play to ensure that our tamariki are safe and happy.
Lunch play runs from 12.40 - 1.20 each day. Being on the parent playground roster is a wonderful opportunity to observe the dynamics of your own and other children playing in the playground, as well as being involved in the school community.
If you are interested, please contact Katie with the following information:
That's all for now! Katie, Amber, Charlotte and Lisa