Online classroom learning and sharing will be our overall focus for this year and this week students have begun to use their own access to Office 365 and opening up the Te Kei o Te Waka Onenote folder. Each child will be able to complete assignments and classroom tasks and share these with both the teacher, family and others in the class. We have been fortunate to have laptops and ipads at school and these are used everyday to support all the different subjects at school.
Our Taumata folders be also be available online and students will keep a record of their evidence for each of the taumata levels with the challenge to aim to achieve the next taumata at the end of term one or for some in term two.
This week students have been writing poems on respect and responsibility. A very important part of our learning is being proud of our identity and culture and students have been designing their family tree identity designs.
Next week will be a chance for all family members to come to school on Friday for Whanau day and we hope you will be able to find time to come along and see what your child has done so far this year.
On Wednesday we have our Team Taonga fundraiser which is a $5 combo day that includes mufti, sausage sizzle and ice cream sandwich. This fundraiser will be for our Team Taonga trip at the end of the Term.
A big thank you to those who have returned their swimming permission slips and $10.
Our attendance has been good with only a few students away. Lateness has still been an issue and just a reminder that your child needs to be at school at 8.40am for the first bell andd then in the class for the second bell which is at 8.50am.
It has been great to see students have continued to work on the Mathletics websites at home and now with the Office 365 logins students can do more homework online as well.
If you have any questions you can call me on 0211376760 Whaea May Tamati