The Successes of Term One

Te Kei o Te Waka has had many successes this term and we are finishing off with two students achieving their Taumata Tahi.  We congratulate Shakyna Tawhiao and Tiare Pittman for receiving their Taumata Tahi this week.

In class we have been working hard to think of questions that are level three questions that are open questions that ask deep inquiry thinking.  Some of our students have struggled with this challenge but we are are making improvements of using words that more explicit and shows critical thinking.

As a class we were able to share our own cultural language to make comparisons with understanding of words for example translating the English words into our our language for example the word communicate to ‘korero’, critical to ‘faigata’, organise to ‘teutue’.

For maths students have been using different strategies to work out word problems in their own levels and sharing these with their levelled groups.  Some are becoming more confident to share their strategies with their group.

Next week on Tuesday we will be going on our Team Taonga Trip to Jellicoe Pools please make sure your child has a large bottle of water and lunch with suitable swimming gear for the day.

Today was the final Cook Islands cultural session with Ms Napa and she had one of her past students visit her to let her know that she was “His favourite teacher of all time!”  We wish Ms Napa all the blessings on her new endeavours and new journey.

Meitaki atupaka,

Whaea May Tamati