Week 3 in Te Kei o Te Waka

Matua Sean is working with a group to help them with mathematics and reading.

Te Kei o Te Waka Tiriti has been signed by all students and we agreed upon our rules and regulations for our classroom for 2017.

Talofa lava whanau,

This week has been another busy and exciting week with all students organising their Taumata Folders and continuing setting their goals for this term.  At lunch time some students have been keen to participate in the lunchtime trials and well done to Shakyna and Vaikona that attended the tag trials this week.

In Te Kei o Te Waka we are enjoying improving our reading and reading with others in the class.  We congratulate Aryan and Ben for receiving the books of the week from the library for being engaged and completing set tasks in the classroom.

We are all at different levels in our academic and sporting ability so in our PE programme we are learning skills to help improve our small balls skills for cricket and softball.  With a lot of practise our throwing and catching skills are getting better and students are participating with positive sportsmanship.

As part of Team Taonga we have teacher aides who help us in class.  This week Matua Sean has been in Te Kei o Te Waka to help with students with their mathematics and reading.

2017 year will be a year of really utiilising our computers and laptops available at Kelston.  This week the year 8 students help guide our year 7 students through the Mathletics computer programme.  Already some year 7 students have been keen to practise Mathletics at  home with some already achieving some awards.

A reminder parents to please send back to school the swimming permission slips and $10 payment.  Thank you to the parents who make contact if there are issues or concerns with your child.  A reminder this is my contact number you can drop me a text and I will get back to you at lunch time.

Meitaki atupaka,

Whaea May Tamati (0211376760)