Entries for February 2016


Term 1, Week 4, 2016

Next Monday morning we have our whole school Assembly at 9am. Our student ambassadors will lead the assembly and Miss Salter and Miss Coley’s whanau classes will be sharing some of their learning. An audience is welcome so stay if you can. 

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Term 1, Week 3, 2016

It is exciting to have construction underway for what will become our newest learning space - Te Kete Pounamu (TKP). While the classes are in ‘temporary’ spaces at the moment, they can still enjoy watching the progress of the build from behind the fences!
We are offering a fourth ‘open session’ on the 21st March (from 11.30 -12.30) to allow parents/caregivers the opportunity to see the existing ‘kete’ in operation and to ask the learners what they think about learning in a flexible learning space as opposed to the traditional single classroom. The physical open space makes learning collaboratively much easier, however teachers right across the school are working more closely with their colleagues to plan/implement and monitor programmes for the learners in their area of the school, not just their whanau class. 

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Term 1, Week 2, 2016

We have already completed two weeks of the new term - how time flies when you are having fun!

As a staff we are committed to making the home/school partnership as strong as possible to enhance outcomes for our learners. We hope that you find us this way too! Feel free to email to make a time to chat with your child’s teacher (or team leader) at any time that you would like clarification or better understanding of anything that you see/hear or want to know more about. 

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Term 1, Week 1, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 school year. A very special welcome to our new staff and students, who have all made fantastic starts at our school. There are loads of exciting programmes and activities planned for the term!

POOL PARTY - Next Thursday evening (11th Feb) from 5 - 6.30 pm we invite everyone to come back to school for an informal event that gives parents/staff and whanau the opportunity to mingle and chat. Bring the family, the PTA will be selling sausages, nachos and juicies for an easy meal option. The pool will be open for anyone wanting a swim and we will have some sports equipment out, so join the fun. 

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School communication app

To receive news updates on your smart phone, go the App Store on your Apple or Android device and search “SchoolAppsNZ” to download the App to your phone or tablet. Select "Hokowhitu Primary School" when prompted.