Term 1, Week 6 - 2019

Thank you to everyone who placed an order for cookies in the recent PTA fundraiser. We really appreciate the effort that many of you put into supporting us with raising funds that are then spent making things ‘even better’ for the tamariki here at Hokowhitu School.
The cookies will be delivered to school on the 28th March (as close to 3pm as possible so everything stays frozen).

Congratulations and thank you to Boston D who was our top seller with sales of $315.50. Wow! A prize was presented to Boston today.
Special thanks to the 4 other families who each sold between $200 and $230 of cookies too - a fine effort from all of you. Ka pai!

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Term 1, Week 5 - 2019

While the main EOTC action is finished for now, cycling skills are on-going for another week. We have been really well supported in these skills by Sport Manawatu - it’s just great to see a number of children have been able to go home with their trainer wheels in their hand, rather than on their bikes. It is also very valuable to have our older learners practising cycling safely on the road.

We would encourage adults to keep supporting these new skills - like everything new learnt, it takes on-going practice to cement and retain.

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Term 1, Week 4 - 2019

What an amazing week we have had exploring Education Outside the Classroom. Over the week the children have all had the opportunity to try indoor bowling, practise biking skills, play snag golf and mini putt, have some fun in the pool, play in Kowhai Park in Whanganui, and also try some traditional Māori games. Other experiences (just to name a few from different kete) have included technology or team challenges, team building, orienteering, kite flying, a picnic in the forest, parachute fun - and for Years 4- 6, a triathlon too.

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Term 1, Week 3 - 2019

We are very much looking forward to next week’s Education Outside the Classroom programme. It will be a week filled with learning - but in a different style to the usual classroom setting.
The New Zealand curriculum has a focus on Key Competencies - these ‘soft’ skills are vitally important to developing young people who can effectively ‘manage themself’, ‘relate to others’, ‘participate and contribute’, ‘problem solve’ and ‘think’. Your children will be actively practising all of these skills next week.

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Term 1, Week 2 - 2019

Thank you to everyone who came along last night and informally met teachers and other members of our school community. It was a great evening - as usual! Special thanks to our PTA and parents for organising, preparing and serving the food.

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