Kiaorana, Malo i lelei and welcome back to term 2, I hope you all had a great break and that you are ready to get back into school and learning. Over the holidays, the school has been under construction, there is now a lot more space that we will be able to use once projects within the school have been completed.
This term we will work within the following learning areas:
Maths: Geometry, numeracy:multiplication and division
Inquiry Learning: The World Around Us: Material World – investigations/questioning around Water
English: Reciprocal reading, persuasive writing, Oral language: The Morning Programme
It is going to be a very busy term !
Swimming sports will be held on Monday 8 May, 2017. Please bring your required MEDICATION, togs, a plastic bag, goggles, atleast 2 towels, a healthy lunch (we will not be able to purchase food anywhere), water, a cushion to sit on as there is no available seating and an OUTSTANDING ATTITUDE. 100 % EFFORT IN ALL THAT WE DO !!!
Homework: Revision of pepeha, completion of projects/inquiry. Learn the basic facts and read for atleast 30 minutes if you have completed all of your work.
Moana was one of 6 amazing girls from our school who trialled for the Waitakere netball representative teams. Wow, what an achievement, well done on your selection into a West Auckland representative team.
Well done to MAURIA TE PONO – Rm 8, who won $500 with their Garden design entry for our school Garden competition. What a great team effort, we have lots of plans on how we would like to use the prize, one idea being that we would donate something to the school to share what we have been given.
Nau mai, hoki mai ki te Wahanga Tuarua!! – Welcome back to Term 2 Whanau!
Its been so nice to see our tamariki back at kura in their correct uniform and with AMAZING attitudes ready to learn for the term ahead!
We all hope you had a lovely holiday with your tamariki! We have been writing and reflecting on what we did in the holidays. Nga Kakano have been using the writing process to create a story using the 5 W’s to describe where they went, who they went with, what they did, when they went and how they got there!
Our new Pangarau kaupapa this term is GEOMETRY and Multiplication & Division. We have new groups now in the names of geometrical shapes: Tapatoru, Tapawha, Porohita & Taimana. This week our tamariki sat a pre-geometrical diagnostic test to determine areas of where the focus needs to be with their learning in Geometry.
We also created new Taumata 2 Goals-Academic, Social and Cultural. These goals need to be achieved within Term 2. Every week we will focus on a specific area and will add stars to our goals and once we have 5 stars added to each of our Taumata goals, then they have achieved their next Taumata- So kia kaha whanau 🙂
Next Monday we have our School swimming sports where our whole kura will be going up to Kelston Girls and swimming against one another in Teams. We are in Team Taonga so we are excited to compete as a kura and as teams! Matua Sean has been teaching our team some new chants to use at the swimming competition so come and join us next Monday (Rahina) from 9.30am-2.30pm. Be great to see yous!
Nga mihi Whaea Terina
Kia ora Koutou,
Term 2 has kicked started with the new topics of study with the different curriculum areas underway. Topics of study include Geometry, Multiplication and Division, The World Around Us, Keeping Safe, Music Arts, Explanation Writing, Reciprocal Reading, Natural Disasters and all linked with the students Inquiry questions and research.
As a beginning of a new term expectations to improve levels in all areas is a key focus as well as excellent work habits and having high level of completed set assignments and tasks. For this to be achieved students have set their new goals for Term 2 and are planning their pathway to achieve them.
We are placing our Profiles online on Onenote and this will be an ongoing process before the midyear Student Led Conferences.
Just a reminder if parents would like to discuss the progress of their child please call the school or drop a text to the below number.