Epetoma Varu – Week 8

Year 8 boys Kerehana Toa Netball Team doing their cheers at the West Auckland Netball Tournament

Te Kei o Te Waka girls receiving their Duffy books and we thank Warehouse Stationery St Lukes for their sponsorship of these books.

(Te Pou Herenga Waka were the winners of last weeks Mix Netball game and Nga Hau e Wha won the chant!)

Kia ora Whanau o Te Kei O Te Waka this week has been a busy week with a focus on working towards our Academic Goals for Term 2.

Last week Wednesday we had the pleasure of having our Principal Matua Phil Gordon visit our classroom for observations and see what we do and how we learn in our class.  Some students shared their portfolios and sway creations and others shared some of their book work.

This Tuesday our class helped to plant some trees at Archibald reserve and that was a valuable experience for both our students and teachers as we worked along side the St Leonards Primary school to plant six hundred trees.

There is a buzz at the moment with both boys and girls playing netball at this school and some students in Te Kei o Te Waka represented our school at this weeks West Auckland Championships.  Well done to Shakyna who played in the Year 7 girls team and was also the captain.  Aryan played well on the day in the Year 7 boys team playing in the positions of WA and GD.  In the Year 8 boys team was Mark at the WD and GK positions and Afa at the GS and WA positions.

On Fridays we continue to organise the school netball competition and the winners for last weeks games was Te Pou Herenga Waka.  The chant was won by Nga Hau e Wha and we look forward this weeks game.

Our Onenote folders have been updated and parents can view with this with your child at home as they continue to add evidence to their portfolio folders and class notes.

Our Team Taonga teachers were learning how to bake an apple pie with our new Food Technology teacher Whaea Raitu.  It was a fantastic challenge and like the students we had to write the method ourselves, listen to instructions and measure ingredients accurately.  What a great experience that was and afterwards the applie pie and ice cream tasted delicious!

Thank you to the parents who make sure that your child is at school everyday it is so important that your child attends school on a regular basis for their learning.

Just a friendly reminder that we start school at 8.40am so students please make an effort to be on time for the first bell.

Kia maroimaroi, Kia kaha te Whanau o Te Kei O Te Waka.

Nga Mihi,

Mrs May Tamati