Entries for July 2020


Term 3, Week 1 - 2020

Mid year reports (for those eligible to receive one) are in your child’s school bag today - please remember to ask for it before it becomes a victim of any lunch box leftovers!! If for any reason you don’t receive a report and think you should have, please talk with your child’s whānau teacher.


Next Tuesday and Wednesday are Celebrating Learning Evenings. We encourage you to come along to school (with your child) and take the opportunity to look at their learning, chat with their teachers and ask any general queries you may have following reading their report.

To avoid overload on one night we ask that, where possible, children with surnames from A - L come between 5.30 and 6.30pm on Tuesday 28th, and children with surnames from M - Z come between 5.30 and 6.30pm on Wednesday 29th. Please note this is not required for our younger students in Waka or Waka Iti (who will all have a 6 week interview once they have been at school for 6 weeks).

One of the advantages about celebrating learning evenings is that you get to speak with the teacher who has been teaching your child for the core curriculum areas of literacy and numeracy - this is often not their whānau teacher.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to make direct contact with your child's whānau teacher or kete leader. 

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Term 2, Week 12 - 2020

Last week I let you know that mid-year reports will come home with the children at the end of the first week of next term. I did, however, omit to say that these are only for children who have not had either a 6 week or a 6 month report already this year. If your child has been at school less than 6 weeks, this will still be coming up. This is the case for all the children in Waka and SOME of the children in Huia.

Please talk with one of the teachers if you are unsure about this. 

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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.