It is incredible to think that we are entering Week 6 already! So much amazing learning has been happening in our hub.
The word of the week
Our word of the week in Week 5 was KINDNESS.
Kindness is "the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate" (Oxford Dictionary)
Some of our beautiful tamariki demonstrated kindness this week by creating a card for a friend or loved one. It was wonderful to see the thoughtfulness that they used.
A video that has a kindness song is below...
Te Reo Māori focus
Over the past two weeks, we have been working on different ways to greet people and also how to say how we feel. During our waiata, we have been singing the 'Ata mārie' song, which has been wonderful to support our tamariki in learning Māori greetings.
Here it is so you can sing along at home...
Book Character Day
Book character dress-up was held on Friday 19th of August and it was amazing to see all of our tamariki proudly strutting their stuff in super fun costumes. Even the teachers dressed up!
We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Sandy. She was dressed in her 'Guess How Much I Love You' pajamas and she read us the story.
Toys at school
We have had a number of toys (including bag toys) make an appearance at school this term. We ask that all toys stay home. We know how special they are to you and we don't want to see them broken or lost. There are lots of awesome things for you to play with at school, including amazing outdoor spaces that the school has.
The Kahikatea teachers have been noticing a lot of students walking around the school without shoes on. Shoes are important for keeping our feet safe and clean. Kahikatea students are not to be outside in the playground without their shoes on. When in the hub, the expectation is that the students have shoes on (or slippers) unless their shoes are very wet or dirty.
As part of our fortnightly celebration assemblies, children have an opportunity to share with the junior school their culture via a presentation. These presentations are done in the form of a slideshow, in which the family receives a template to fill in. They require adult input and support.
If your child is interested in getting up and presenting a cultural presentation, please contact your child's homegroup teacher for more information.
Here are some photos of our amazing tamariki hard at work.
Ma te wa, Amber, Krystal, Emma, Katie, Lisa, Kerilea, Kate & Jan