Term 3, Week 4 - 2021
20 August, 2021 by Hokowhitu School
We are very aware that many of you are receiving correspondence from multiple sources over the lockdown period.
Thank you so much to everyone who has responded to our brief questions around your needs/desire regarding distance
learning. If you have yet to do this, please help us by responding as soon as possible.
Term 3, Week 3 - 2021
13 August, 2021 by Hokowhitu School
Our school was very ably represented at this year’s Mathex competition, held this morning at the Awapuni
Each school enters their very best mathematician/problem solvers/team players and it is a highly competitive
session with approximately 30 teams in each year group.
Our sincere congratulations to:
Y6: Peyton B, Krystal J, Emily K and Ettiene D. This team finished in a stunning 2nd place, only 1 point behind
the winning team.
Y5: Jake Z, Bradley P, Emily Z and Lena M. This team finished in a very creditable 14th place. Well Done!
The wider squad that supported these teams included Boston D, Fergus M, Indigo W and Josh T.
Congratulations and thank you to these people too.
Term 3, Week 2 - 2021
07 August, 2021 by Hokowhitu School
BASIC FACT-A THON
We hope that the children are making progress with practising their basic facts (and gaining sponsorship to
support their efforts along the way). Improving basic facts/tables and number knowledge is HUGELY beneficial
to success in mathematics and so we have come up with a way to provide an incentive for the children to
improve their recall and accuracy. There will be a prize for the person with the highest sponsorship.
We encourage the children to be practising the basic fact sheet (at their level) both at home and at school -
ready for the test on the 13th August.
ALL SPONSORSHIP FORMS (even if they don’t have any sponsors recorded) MUST be returned to school by next
Friday - ready to be marked off.
Term 3, Week 1 - 2021
30 July, 2021 by Hokowhitu School
Welcome to Term 3 everyone! We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the 8 new pupils who have
joined us this week - we hope that you feel supported and happy here at Hokowhitu School. It is our aim to
STRIVE to be the best we can be and this includes showing atawhai/kindness.
We also opened up our final New Entrant class for 2021 this week. Mrs Merryn Hawkins and Mrs Michelle
Parker are co-teaching in Waka Iti - it’s great to have you both here.
Mrs Kirstine Hintz is covering teacher release two days per week - welcome to you too Kirstine.
Term 2, Week 10 - 2021
16 July, 2021 by Hokowhitu School
As a follow up to mid-year reports being sent home, we invite you to come along to school and have the opportunity to
chat with each of your child’s teachers and see the learning going on in the kete. While it is not essential (if you have
calendar clashes), we try to even out numbers by requesting the A-L and M-Z surnames split over the two evenings.
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