Week 1 Term 2 2017

Talofa lava families of Nga Hau e Wha,

We are so pleased to be back at our fantastic school! As you’ve read our school letter we are preparing for our first ever Swim School Competition. So, if you have time come along and cheer along our students as we strive to take the Kelston Intermediate Swim Cup for 2017.

Nga Hau e Wha have been busy this week on the following events …

  • Pre test for Geometry – Angles, 2D and 3D shapes
  • Inquiry learning tasks have been set for the next two weeks. Presentations and due on Thursday 18 May.
  • PE with large ball skills assessments
  • Mathematics – Multiplication using place value strategies, decimals and with zero

Some of our students went with Mrs Gates and Mrs Wallace to the following schools …Glendene Primary, St Leonards Road School  and Kelston Primary.

The students spoke to the Year 5 & 6 students about their journey throughout Term 1. It is pleasing to see many of our students reconnect with their past teachers and principals. We look forward to providing more opportunities for our students to ‘give back’ to their previous primary schools. Nga Hau e Wha would like to thank all the principals and staff from these schools for inviting us over to share our learning journey here at Kelston Intermediate.

Our topic is around ‘Global Warming’ and Team Aroha is in the midst of planning trips to our local estuaries the Whau.

Have a great weekend everyone and best of luck to all those who play in weekend sports. Play hard! Play fair!

Malo lava

Mrs Gates

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Term 2 Week 1

Talofa lava and a huge welcome back into our learning for term 2, 2017.

Your child will have an exciting, new opportunities and lots of challenges throughout the term. Mrs Brown and myself are very excited with the new enthusiasm that the ULIMASAO students has shown so far in the first week of this term. Thanks to the parents who have helped their children with their ANZAC holiday assignment. There are a few students still need to complete their ANZAC assignment.

Our main focus this term is “Water Is Life!” Vai O Le Ola!” Our main focus question is; “Our precious resource is at risk, what can we do about it?” All our readings, writings and research work will be based around this topic.

Mathematics –

Geometry; is all about shapes, nets, angles, directions, locations and symmetries.

Numeracy; working out different types of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.

P.E. We will focus on fitness large ball skills. Sports like rugby, soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball and rugby league.

Starting next week, our class work, assignment and e-portfolio will be on ONE-NOTE. Which means you can view and excess their work at home.

If you have any concern about anything relates to your child, please don’t hesitate to come and talk it over with or e-mail at any time.

Manuia lenei kuata,

Mr. Williams


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