A week of exciting events!

Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa, Malolelei, Fakalofalahiatu, Bulavinaka and Greetings to all family and friends of Te Kei o Te Waka.

This week has been a busy and productive week in class and with all the school events that include the swimming lessons, Team Taonga fundraising day and preparation for Whanau day.

Congratulations on our fundraising event yesterday for Team Taonga the $5 mufti, sausage sizzle and ice cream sandwich was a success and now we have some finances for our Team Taonga trip for this term and we will let you know of that special trip later in the term.

The students have been getting ready for whanau day to have work and presentations to share with you all.  We hope that someone from the family maybe able to attend whanau day tomorrow.

Our students have been working on gaining confidence and speaking in front of an audience and congratulations to all those students who had the courage to share their work with the rest of Team Taonga.  A big ka pai to Aryan and Lingue who managed to say their pepeha in from of Team Taonga.

A reminder we are online and students can access their Office 365 with their login and at the moment there are files on Onenote that can help your child with their Taumata pathway and achieving their Goals for 2017.  Our Taumata wall display has been completed and we thank Mele our new student to the class and also Hajeerah who spent time yesterday during the lunch time to screen print the design for the Taumata wall.

The poems we have been writing on Respect and Responsibility have been a success and students have made an effort to try and remember the values of the school in their every day lives.  Some days have been better than others for some students and it is a goal for the class to improve everyday.

On Tuesday was the Tag tournament and Whaea May was the coach for the girls team who won two games and unfortunately lost one game.  Shakyna played well for the girls team and was a key player for the team as well as Mathius and Micheal who played for the boys team and their team played well also.

Next week will be a full on academic week again with the students having their OTJ (Overall Teacher Judgement) assessments for the different curriculum areas.  Here we will see what achievements have been made and what achievements that need to be improved and where the teacher can support your child with their individual learning needs.

We hope to see you all tomorrow to share our school work and also kai on Whanau Day.

Turou, Aere Mai.


Whaea May Tamati