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Te Matatini 2023
Today in assembly we talked about the national Kapa Haka competition that is currently happening in Aotearoa this week - "Te Matatini". This festival is the 'Olympics' of Kapa Haka. Just as our top sports people, scientists, academics and artists begin their journeys in homes and schools around our country, so do our top kapa haka performers begin their journeys in marae, homes and schools. When our tamariki learn and perform haka, they are not just learning about the performance, but about the value and importance of language and culture and we are giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. To understand more about the 'Power and purpose of Kapa Haka
' you might find this article
Kiss and Drop zone
The 3min drop-off areas on Eastern Tce and Sanwich Roads have been designated, by the City Council, as a drop-off zone to help all of our whānau with drop-offs and pick-ups in the mornings and afternoons and to keep traffic flowing. Please DON'T get out of your car and go into school if you are in the 3 min zone between 8:30 and 9:30am or between 2:30 and 3:30 pm!
We are ordering new signage to put up to help remind people!
Thursday 2nd March - School Closes at 1pm for Teachers to attend Paid Union Meetings
If you have not yet filled in the survey to let us know your plans for your child(ren) from 1pm that day, please do that now by clicking on this link. So far we have information for 280 out of 473 children.
Property Update - the 'Water Slide!'
We share everyone's frustration at the issue we have with the 'pond' at the bottom of the green slide in our playground. We have had significant and ongoing challenge finding a contractor who will take on the work needed to create a permanent solution for this isse. We reported at the end of last year that a contract had been accepted by a contractor, however, they have withdrawn from that and we are again back to trying to find another. Simply filling in the hole is not a solution as there are associated drainage issues that need to be rectified. When the rain came againt his week, of course, the side became a 'water slide' and the water, a health hazard! Thank you very much to Temp Fence for supplying us with temporary fencing free of charge around our Junior Playground slide, while our 'haerenga drainage solution' (drainage solution journey) continues.
Cyclone Gabrielle Fundraising
Today a non-uniform day was held to raise funds for schools in flood-impacted communities. It was a fantastic effort and demonstrated again that we understand the importance of helping others. A total of $1424.20 was raised by our community.
Ngā mihi nui
Principal - Tumuaki
Mon 27 Feb - Year 5-8 Swimming Sports - Wharenui Pool 12:30-2:30pm
Thu 2 Mar - School Closes at 1pm for Teachers to attend Paid Union Meetings
Mon 6 - 10 Mar - Walk or Wheel to School week
Mon 6-Fri 10 Mar - Year 7/8 Camp - Wainui
Fri 10 Mar - South Zone Swimming Sports (Y5-8), Wharenui Pool
Wed 22 Mar - PTA Meeting - All Welcome (7:30 – 9:30pm in The Green Room)
Thu 6 Apr - Last day of Term 1
Fri 7 Apr - School Holidays begin (School closed)
Mon 24 Apr - Staff Only Day (School closed)
Tue 25 Apr - ANZAC Day (School closed)
Wed 26 Apr - First day of Term 2
Mon 1 - Wed 3 May - Year 5/6 Camp - Living Springs
Mon 5 Jun - King's Birthday (School closed)
Fri 30 Jun - Last day of Term 2
Citizen of the Week
Leo Cronin-Wilson - Year 8Leo, you are such an enthusiastic and focused learner, especially in maths where you are hungry for new knowledge and challenge. You have a caring soul and show respect to all. Thanks for the sparkle you bring to the Kauri hub every day. Tino pai, Leo!
Request for Corflute - Real Estate Agents, Printers & Sign Makers look here!
Our fantastic Kaiako of Kapa Haka - Whaea Cath, is in need of corflute - the white corrugated plastic sheets our kapa haka words are on. In the past, recycled corflute from printers or real estate agents has been used (think House For Sale, and advertising signs). We are hoping we might have some people with access to these amongst our kura whānau. One clear side is all we need for our words, with a decent amount of width to allow for sentences to be added. If you have a surplus or are able to source these, we would appreciate receiving any sheets you may have. These can be dropped to the Office. We get there together! Thanks for your help whānau.
|Example of corflute in use|
Eastern Tce Upcoming Changes
Please see the plans below from SEIPP which show the traffic swaps in the area which will hopefully ease any confusion… SEIPP is nearly 70% of the way through the pipe installation side of the project so the end is in sight!
Palatine Terrace will be closed across from the Malcolm Ave footbridge
The Malcolm Ave footbridge across the Heathcote river will be closed again. This will have an impact on students walking/riding from Centaurus Road, the alternate footbridge is the one at Fisher Ave. The footbridge is planned to be closed for 2 weeks.
Eastern Terrace will remain closed until 02/03/23
Birdwood Ave and Malcolm Ave intersection will be closed
Birdwood Ave and Martin Ave intersection will be opened
Eastern Terrace will be opened including the Malcolm Ave intersection
Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Whānau Workshop - Structured Literacy across all year groups
What: Literacy Parent Education Event on Structured Literacy from Year 1 to Year 8
Presented by: Emma Nahna (Sound Foundations for Literacy)
Where: Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Hall
When: Thursday 23rd March 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Who: All whānau/ caregivers across the school are invited.
We are fortunate to have the wonderful Emma Nahna, Speech-Language Therapist and Literacy Consultant, coming to run a whānau workshop this term. Emma is extremely knowledgeable and an engaging speaker. Her mission is to support educators and parents “...to grow every child into a successful reader and writer.”
Emma will be running a whānau workshop on Thursday 23rd March at 5:30pm for our Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto whānau. The first hour and a half will cover the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of structured literacy across the school and how you can support your learner at home. The last half an hour of the session will emphasise the importance of continuing to follow a structured literacy approach into the senior levels of the school, and will delve into morphology (the study of the forms of words) and syntax (the arrangement of words to create sentences).
Keep your eyes open for news next week regarding a delicious hot cross bun fundraiser!
Good luck to all the tamariki participating in the weet-bix tryathalon this Sunday. Look out for the gazebo and sausage sizzle - all Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto students and whānau are welcome (even if you didn't remember to join the school group when you entered!)
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EVolocity Canterbury Launch Event - locked & loaded!
EVolocity Canterbury Launch
Air Force Museum @ Wigram
Here's the information you need in order to secure a free ticket as numbers are limited!