Week 8 - Term 3

It is exciting watching the progress of our all-weather turf. Just watching the machinery working has provided great experience for some of our youngest learners and motivated them in their writing. Great writing usually comes out of real experiences - children need to have seen/tried/be shown something to have things to write about! The project could well be complete by the end of this term and then we can enjoy another ‘dry’ area for sports and play. 

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Week 7 - Term 3

What great fun Book Week has been. The children have been ‘immersed’ in books with guest readers, guest speakers, reading in their dressing gowns at school, coming dressed as their favourite book character - just about everything you can think of that has been ‘fun’ with books.
A huge amount of work goes into co-ordinating these things - special thanks to Lynne Handcock, Amy Guerin and Susan Janssen as the organising team.
Sincere thanks to all our guest readers, Sarah S, Susan C and the PTA team who assisted at the Book and Bake sale, and EVERYONE who baked and/or bought baking. We were absolutely delighted with the support you showed with providing yummy baking and pre-loved books.

$1587.00 was raised and this has covered all costs associated with Book Week including the special performance by storyteller Mary Kippenberger. Wow!

Mary not only enthralled the whole school with her performance, but then 40 lucky Ruahine team students were treated to drama workshops for the rest of the day. 

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Week 6 - Term 3

Next week is Book Week! Yipee!!! Every day the children will be treated to something special related to’ Leaping off the Page’. We have mystery guest readers daily, a dress up as your favourite book character on Wednesday, followed by the book and bake sale. Thursday is our guest author, with bedtime stories for Years 1 and 2 that evening.
We hope everyone will get involved in some way. The dress up parade is on Wednesday morning just after 9am - come along and watch if you can. 

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Week 5 - Term 3

Another busy week at Hokowhitu School. Thanks to all those families that joined us for learning conferences this week. These meetings are extremely valuable for all involved.

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Week 3 - Term 3

Congratulations to the following learners: Amnah B received a participation award in the recent ICAS Science competition, and Al Bara A, Mahimi N and Morgan H who each earned Credit awards. Ka pai to mahi! 

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