Firstly, thanks so much for taking part. We have about 150 people signed up to run, including some parents. Hopefully, you have managed to get some sponsors on your sponsor card.
Head Lice In Kahikatea
In this post:
- 40 Hour Famine this weekend
- Period products at school
- Missing jacket
- Koru Games
- Fun Run
- Ski Trip
- Current learning focus
- Treaty of Waitangi Workshops
40 Hour Famine
We hope that all who are taking part in the 40 Hour Famine this weekend and going well. We would love to see some photos of your child's famine in action. After the your child's famine in complete, please encourage them to collect their sponsorship money quickly.
Period products at school
The access to period products initiative aims to provide free period products to children and young people in all state schools and kura across New Zealand during 2021. Please click here to find out more and fill in a form to indicate if you would like your daughter to access free products through school.
Could you please check to see that your child has the correct senior jacket. Marcellus is missing his and it is clearly labelled.
We have many enthusiastic children who are keen to take part in Koru Games next term. A number have said their parents can help out, but have yet to notify Jenny via email. Once we have confirmation of adult support, we can enter teams and we really don't want to miss out on the limited spots available for each sport.
The student council fun run for Kids Can is on this coming Friday. If your child is signed up, please encourgae them to collect sponsors.
Many thanks to the parents who have offered to help on our ski day to Mt Hutt on September 2nd. We have sufficient helpers and would like to take everyone who has already signed up. Please mark this date in your diaries. The children will be away from 6am until 6pm. The cost of this trip is covered by your school donation and a generours donation from our PTA. More details on clothing requirements will come out early next term.
Current Learning Focus
We are aware that some children come home full of news about their school day and what they have been learning about. There are also a lot of children who do not do this. Just to keep you in the loop, our current learning includes:
- Literacy. We are currently integrating science with writing. Each Monday we do an experiement and during the week we write up the method, results, explanation, conclusion, wider world implications and wonderings. Last week we learnt about acids and bases and ph indicators.
- Maths. Earlier this term we have been exploring the geometry of triangles, and position and orientation (navigating maps, grid references etc.). We have recently started a new topic on proportion and ratio, initially exploring fractions. The children also complete a weekly basic facts challenge.
- Positive behaviour for learning. Recently we have been talking about gender as part of Pride Month and also discussing issues around social media.
- Afternoon programme. Earlier in the term we have had a visual art and music focus. Last week we started another 'Learn, Create, Share' block, with the children selecting their own learning focus. They are working towards sharing their learning at the end of week 1 next term.
Treaty of Waitangi Workshops
At the beginning of Term 2, students in our hub were lucky enough to participate in a series of Treaty of Waitangi workshops. These workshops were a fantastic introduction into the history of Aotearoa and understanding the journey our country has been on. Together with our regular te reo lessons, students are feeling inspired to normalise our native language through speaking, singing and incorporating tikanga practices into their daily lives. Here are some of the photos of our tamariki getting involved and stuck into learning activities.
Kia ora koutouIt was lovely to have the weather warm up a bit today after what has been a pretty chilly week. A huge 'thank-you' to the PTA for the sausage sizzle today. We haven't had one for a long time and there was a LOT of excitement about this today.
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Access to Free Period Products
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Access to Free Period Products
To be filled out by all parents/caregivers, with their young people who wish to access these products.
Please use the following link: https://forms.gle/
About the initiative:
The access to period products initiative aims to provide free period products to children and young people in all state schools and kura across New Zealand during 2021.
Periods are a fact of life for half the population. Despite this, young people don’t always have access to the products they need to feel comfortable at school, engage in their learning, and manage what should be a normal and healthy part of life.
Access to period products is a necessity, not a luxury. The need to access period products exists for every young person who experiences menstruation including young women, girls, transgender, and gender diverse youth, in ways that meet diverse needs and cultural perspectives.
A variety of packs of pads and tampons will be provided. These products are easy to use and appropriate for a broad range of students’ age, developmental, and cultural needs. Enough product will be provided so that students can effectively manage their whole cycle and can take product home.