Wiki tuarua/tuatoru! Ka rawe koutou!

Kia ora e te whanau!

E mihi kau ana tenei kia koutou mo to koutou awhi i a matou tamariki i te whakataetae kauhoe. I tu katoa nga tamariki o Te Roopu Taonga! I puta te werawera, i puta te ihi me te wehi. Kaore he korero tu atu i te koa me te ngakau mahaki. I waimarie hoki matou o Te Roopu Taonga, a, i tuatahi matou! Nga mihi nui!

Wahooooooo! Nga kakano have had such an awesome Wiki Tuarua! Last Monday our whole kura went to Kelston Girls College to participate in our first school swimming sports competition! The atmosphere was “ELECTRIC”, our tamariki were “AWESOME” and everyone had a MEAN KELSTON MEAN DAY!!!

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All our tamariki tried their hardest and done well in all 3 grades! A, B & C! There were tamariki who were afraid of swimming in front of others but they still got in the water and swum their little hearts out! I am soooo proud of each and everyone of our tamariki who got in the pool and participated! All our kids WON that day by PARTICIPATING so well done whanau!! You all showed the Kerehana wairua (Kelston spirit) and you made all us kaiako so so proud! Ka rawe koutou!

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Kiwi Can: Honesty & Integrity!

Our tamariki have been learning the importance of Honesty and the mana it holds. Last week we learnt the effects of being dis-honest and the different whanau of who this affects. Matua Sefa and Whaea Amiria really commit to teaching our tamariki real life scenarios they will face on a daily basis and they help teach our kids how to make positive and right choices. Here a a few pics of our lesson last week of role play and the cause & effect of being honest/dis-honest! Here are a few pics of our kids in action in Kiwican!!

This week, our focus in Literacy/Reading comprehension will be on Whanau & Identity. The kaupapa for Inquiry this term is ‘Whakapapa & Turangawaewae’. Our tamariki will research and learn the importance of history/whakapapa and how this has influenced and shaped them today.

Pangarau: Geometry & Multiplication/Division

Our awesome Maths tumbles are flowing well. In levelled roopu our tamariki a learning a variety of geometrical language features and the different components of Geometry. Angles, symmetry, edges, positional directions a just a few awesome kaupapa this term. Our maths strand is multiplication/division. Our tamariki have weekly homework including Maths. They will be coming home and learning their timestables weekly. By the end of Term 2, they will have learnt their 1-12 timestables off by heart. Please awhi (help) our tamariki with their mahi kainga.

Mahi kainga:Homework

There are still a few that frequently dont bring in their mahi kainga pukapuka back to kura. Homework is ALWAYS due on a FRIDAY! It is issued on a Monday & due back on Ramere (Friday). Every week we have new kupu hou, new spelling words in english, Pangarau (Maths) and Maori activities! Please make sure that this is happening! Nga mihi

Panui (Notices):

  • Year 7’s to return your immunisation forms by Wednesday 17th May
  • Make sure your bringing your P.E Gear on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  
  • A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our Ty Broughton who competed on the weekend at the MMA graple national tournament where he won GOLD!! Well done Ty! Such a HUGE achievement for you and your whanau!

Ka pai koe! Kei te harikoa ahau! 

Have a great week whanau, and lets be the role models for our tamariki by showing our 3 values Respect, Responsibility & Engagement at home, kura and mahi!

Arohanui, Whaea Terina

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