Entries for June 2018


Term 2, Week 9 - 2018

Our school is a member of the Palmerston North East Community of Learning (Kahui Ako). We have been working towards a collaborative model that will enhance outcomes for ALL learners - from early childhood right through to tertiary education. While we have been finding our way and 'flying the plane while still building it' over the last two years, we have recently undergone a re-vision and adapted the leadership model. 

We look forward to strengthening the collaboration with each of our member schools - currently this consists of our school, Ashhurst, Whakarongo, Roslyn, Freyberg High, Ross Intermediate, Milson, Russell Street, Terrrace End and Parkland Schools. We also have early childhood representation.  The purpose of this collaboration is to collectively use resourcing and develop new learning to make things better for ALL the members of our community. 

Our first challenge is to develop ways to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of our learners, as we believe this will impact positively on their ability to learn and participate as a valued member of society - this has been agreed to by all of us as an area of increasing complexity in children, regardless of whether they are 3 years old or 17 years old!

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Term 2, Week 8 - 2018

A HUGE congratulations to Mrs Flaus and her fantastic jump-jam team consisting of Izzy, Annabelle, Ella, Mila, Oscar O, Hamish, Amelia and Belle. The 'dream team' won third place in the senior division for the week's Strictly Jump Jam competition. What an amazing result - especially as it was the Year 4 - 8 grade. As well as the overall third placing the team was awarded an excellence certificate for Presentation and a merit for Technical Execution. 

This was a richly deserved success following loads of hard work on behalf of you all. 

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Term 2, Week 7 - 2018

The PTA and student council have put lots of effort into making sure tonight's disco is loads of fun for everyone. 

We look forward to seeing you all here - Years 1 - 3 from 5.00pm to 6.00pm and Years 4 - 6 from 6.15pm to 7.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The children must be collected from the hall by an adult. For safety reasons, we will not release children to 'meet' a parent/caregiver waiting in a vehicle. 

Thanks very much to everyone who has helped with organisation, preparation and implementation - a great team effort!


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Term 2, Week 6 - 2018

Next Friday night is our school disco evening. Tickets are $5.00 each and this includes chippies, a drink, a rainbow belt and a glow band. The Year 1-3 disco is from 5 - 6pm and the Year 4-6 disco is from 6.15 - 7.30pm on the 15th June. Tickets will be on sale outside TKT before school each day next week.

Thanks to the PTA and student council for organising and supporting this event for Hokowhitu School children to enjoy.

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