Term 4, Week 5 - 2017

Excitement is mounting for athletic sports next Tuesday. Years 3 - 6 will be starting at 9.45am, Years 1 and 2 will start a little later at 10.30am. A sausage sizzle lunch will be served from 12.40pm. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy as much of the morning as you can spare!
IT IS VITAL THAT THE CHILDREN WEAR THEIR SUN HAT (when they are not actively running) and THAT THEY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL WELL SUNBLOCKED. We also strongly recommend your child has their own drink bottle. House t-shirts are encouraged too. 

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Term 4, Week 4 - 2017

Thank you to everyone who made the effort to come to our Mad Scientist’s evening last night. It is great that so many of you make the time to come to events that we hold here at school. Adults who share in their children’s learning give their children a very powerful message about the importance of a strong home/school partnership. It also gives everyone the opportunity to share in the idea that learning is fun (especially in science).

My sincere thanks to Reece Hawkins for his leadership in the preparation of this evening and also to each of the teaching team for planning and implementing the kete experiments.
Special thanks to Haifa and her PTA team who sold the American Hotdogs last night too.
Congratulations to Elizabeth (TKP) whose balloon racer outraced everyone elses. 

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Term 4, Week 3 - 2017

I hope everyone has received their invitation to the Mad Scientist’s evening to be held here at school next Thursday evening (9th November). The PTA will be selling American hotdogs from 5pm for $3.00 each - cash only, thank you. The welcome and kete activities/experiments will commence at 5.30pm. The fun will all be over by 6.30pm, so it will not be a late night. We are in the process of reviewing our science curriculum and really need your thoughts and ideas to consider. 

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Term 4, Week 2 - 2017

Selected students from across the school are having an opportunity to work with the Plant to Plate volunteers who are here on Wednesday mornings for the first 4 weeks of this term. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to prepare, cook and enjoy food that is heavily based around fresh vegetables that can be grown in a home or school garden. The learners from our ‘Green Team’ have had priority participation in the programme as they have already shown a passion for this.
Special thanks to Mrs Handcock who has co-ordinated this year’s Plate to Plate programme. 

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Term 4, Week 1 - 2017

Welcome to Term 4 everyone - we have an ‘action packed’ 9 week term planned. Highlights will include our inquiry focus ‘Mātauranga’ - with our curriculum focus being science, our school and interschool athletic sports, our very popular Christmas Carnival and all the usual end of year activities/celebrations.

It was fantastic to welcome Mr Drew Pouniu, our new Deputy Principal, at his mihi whakatau on Monday morning. Drew has already made an excellent start, getting around classrooms, meeting the children, supporting the staff and starting his intervention groups too. Please feel free to introduce yourself to Drew when you are in the school - he is very keen to establish strong home/school connections. 

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