Panui 2010

Monday 26th July 2010
Kia Ora e te Whanau

What a fun filled week we had last week. The days are very full with a variety of activities. Please keep the attendance up as there is so much to miss out on.
The Pipi Paopao Panui will now go out with the school Panui. It will be out fortnightly starting Wednesday 4th August.
An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui


Term 3 -
Last weeks Panui should have you up to date with what is going on at the Kura. I have attached the calendar to our Panui. If you do not receive your Panui just let one of us know.

Fundraising packs have been sent home with your child today. All enquiries can go to Vicki Raroa.


Values – Curriculum Areas - Health/Literacy
Arohatanga -
Last week I led the hui for Arohatanga (all Koka will be taking turns). We explored the value Arohatanga we discussed and created as a Kura our definition of this value. Attached is our definition, students revisited this at our hui this morning and were happy with the result. If you have something you would like to add please drop in and see me or send some korero.







How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Please Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name of the letter, the sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name (Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for Number.


Spelling – Students can practice reading, writing and saying their spelling words at home. Another way to practice words could be asking them to say a sentence with the word in it and then if they want they can write the sentence. We support the spelling programme in class by having independent learning areas where students can make and break their spelling words with a variety of mediums.




Celebrating Success in Cameo Writing – Links to Key Competencies:


Congratulations to ..

Dusque Nielsen

T.P. Tiopira


For ‘Participating and Contributing’ in the process of writing the class cameo.


Ka Mau te Wehi!!



Timetable for the Term:
Kapa Haka Wananga this weekend – If you do not have a Panui, please let us know.


When
What
Where
Who
Every Monday and Tuesday
12-12.30
Cross Country Practise
Change of clothes needed
School/Cross Country Track (Tokomaru)
Students/Teachers

Parent Helpers Appreciated
Every Wed, Thurs and Friday
2pm-3pm
Kapa Haka Practise
Practise – School

Tamararo Gisborne
Students/Uncle David/Teachers

Parent Helpers
Appreciated
Date to be confirmed
Wearable Arts
TKKM o Tokomaru
Students
Proposed date:
Thursday 9th September(to be confirmed)
Hatea-a-RangiTokomaru BayCommunity Cross Country
Hatea-a-Rangi Cross Country Track
Students/Teachers

Parent Helpers Appreciated
Friday 10th September
Postponement – Friday 17th September
East Coast Cross Country
Hatea-a-Rangi
Students/ Teachers/

Parent Helpers
Appreciated
Wednesday 15th September
Nati Awards
Ruatoria
Students/ Teachers/

Parent Helpers Appreciated


Naku iti nei
Koka Sam






Hatea-a-Rangi Values Programme
Values – School Culture
July – 2010







Students, Whanau and Staff at
HATEA-A-RANGI defines the value ‘Aroha’ as below.

AROHA looks like…
  • Stunning Smiles
  • Happy Helpful students and teachers
  • Students, Teachers and Whanau working together to achieve success
  • ‘Being mindful of other peoples feelings’

AROHA sounds like...
  • Positive Praises
  • Sweet singing
  • Cheerful children

AROHA feels like …
  • Peaceful Harmony
  • Wonderfully Warm
  • ‘You’re part of something magical’
  • ‘Feeling positive about yourself and others’



Monday 19th July 2010
Kia Ora e te Whanau

Welcome back Whanau. We have a busy term ahead of us. I have shared some of our important dates. We hope to see you at some of these events. An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui

You will be able to read about the exciting learning adventures we have planned for this term and the links to the different curriculum areas we intend to be focusing on.


What’s New in Term 3?

Cross Country – Curriculum Areas - P.E./Literacy and Statistics.

Cross Country training will be on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 – 12.30 until further notice. We would appreciate your support in supervising the course on these days. Please come and talk to Koka Flora and/or Koka Vicki Raroa if you can help. Students will need a change of clothes/shoes for these days.

The East Coast Cross Country will be hosted by our school. This event will be held on Friday 10th September and the postponement date will be Friday 17th September.


Kapa Haka – Curriculum Areas - Dance/Literacy and Music:
Kapa Haka training will be every Wednesday to Friday from 2pm-3pm. Uncle David Matahiki is our tutor and he welcomes Whanau to attend and support these practices.
Nau Mai – Haere Mai.

The Tamararo Regional Competition will be held in Gisborne on Saturday 14th August. We will keep you all up to date with developments.


Maara Kai – Curriculum Areas - Science/Literacy and Statistics
We will be learning and researching about Orchards this term. Our school wide goal is to establish a Hatea-a-Rangi Orchard. We will keep you up to date with this journey.

Values – Curriculum Areas - Health/Literacy

We will be exploring and becoming aware of the Values within our School Charter and finding definitions of these as a Kura through a series of whole school and in class hui.

This week we will be exploring, brainstorming and defining the value ‘Aroha tetahi ki tetahi’ and what that means and looks like to us at Hatea-a-Rangi School. Please feel free to share your ideas about this value with us.

Aroha tetahi ki tetahi
Whakawhanaungatanga
Ngakaumahaki
Tolerance
Honesty



How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Please Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name of the letter, the sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name (Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for Number.


Spelling – Students can practice reading, writing and saying their spelling words at home. Another way to practice words could be asking them to say a sentence with the word in it and then if they want they can write the sentence. We support the spelling programme in class by having independent learning areas where students can make and break their spelling words with a variety of mediums.


Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
[[|http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/]]
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families



Dates to remember for Term 3:

When
What
Where
Who
Every Monday and Tuesday12-12.30
Cross Country PractiseChange of clothes needed
School/Cross Country Track (Tokomaru)
Students/Teachers
Parent Helpers Appreciated

Every Wed, Thurs and Friday2pm-3pm
Kapa Haka Practise
Practise – School
Tamararo Gisborne

Students/Uncle David/Teachers

Parent HelpersAppreciated

Date to be confirmed
Wearable Arts
TKKM o Tokomaru
Students
Proposed date:Thursday 9th September(to be confirmed)
Hatea-a-Rangi Tokomaru Bay Community Cross Country
Hatea-a-Rangi Cross Country Track
Students/Teachers
Parent Helpers Appreciated

Friday 10th SeptemberPostponement – Friday 17th September
East Coast Cross Country
Hatea-a-Rangi
Students/ Teachers/

Parent HelpersAppreciated

Wednesday 15th September
Nati Awards
Ruatoria
Students/ Teachers/
Parent Helpers Appreciated


Naku iti nei
Koka Sam

Monday 19th July 2010
Kia Ora e te Whanau

Welcome back Whanau. We have a busy term ahead of us. I have shared some of our important dates. We hope to see you at some of these events. An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui

You will be able to read about the exciting learning adventures we have planned for this term and the links to the different curriculum areas we intend to be focusing on.


What’s New in Term 3?

Cross Country – Curriculum Areas - P.E./Literacy and Statistics.

Cross Country training will be on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 – 12.30 until further notice. We would appreciate your support in supervising the course on these days. Please come and talk to Koka Flora and/or Koka Vicki Raroa if you can help. Students will need a change of clothes/shoes for these days.

The East Coast Cross Country will be hosted by our school. This event will be held on Friday 10th September and the postponement date will be Friday 17th September.


Kapa Haka – Curriculum Areas - Dance/Literacy and Music:
Kapa Haka training will be every Wednesday to Friday from 2pm-3pm. Uncle David Matahiki is our tutor and he welcomes Whanau to attend and support these practices.
Nau Mai – Haere Mai.

The Tamararo Regional Competition will be held in Gisborne on Saturday 14th August. We will keep you all up to date with developments.


Maara Kai – Curriculum Areas - Science/Literacy and Statistics
We will be learning and researching about Orchards this term. Our school wide goal is to establish a Hatea-a-Rangi Orchard. We will keep you up to date with this journey.

Values – Curriculum Areas - Health/Literacy

We will be exploring and becoming aware of the Values within our School Charter and finding definitions of these as a Kura through a series of whole school and in class hui.

This week we will be exploring, brainstorming and defining the value ‘Aroha tetahi ki tetahi’ and what that means and looks like to us at Hatea-a-Rangi School. Please feel free to share your ideas about this value with us.

Aroha tetahi ki tetahi
Whakawhanaungatanga
Ngakaumahaki
Tolerance
Honesty



How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Please Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name of the letter, the sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name (Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for Number.


Spelling – Students can practice reading, writing and saying their spelling words at home. Another way to practice words could be asking them to say a sentence with the word in it and then if they want they can write the sentence. We support the spelling programme in class by having independent learning areas where students can make and break their spelling words with a variety of mediums.


Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
[[|http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/]]
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families



Dates to remember for Term 3:

When
What
Where
Who
Every Monday and Tuesday12-12.30
Cross Country PractiseChange of clothes needed
School/Cross Country Track (Tokomaru)
Students/Teachers
Parent Helpers Appreciated

Every Wed, Thurs and Friday2pm-3pm
Kapa Haka Practise
Practise – School
Tamararo Gisborne

Students/Uncle David/Teachers

Parent HelpersAppreciated

Date to be confirmed
Wearable Arts
TKKM o Tokomaru
Students
Proposed date:Thursday 9th September(to be confirmed)
Hatea-a-Rangi Tokomaru Bay Community Cross Country
Hatea-a-Rangi Cross Country Track
Students/Teachers
Parent Helpers Appreciated

Friday 10th SeptemberPostponement – Friday 17th September
East Coast Cross Country
Hatea-a-Rangi
Students/ Teachers/

Parent HelpersAppreciated

Wednesday 15th September
Nati Awards
Ruatoria
Students/ Teachers/
Parent Helpers Appreciated


Naku iti nei
Koka Sam





Monday 28th June 2010

Kia Ora e te Whanau

Welcome to week 11 of Term 2. We completed slideshows, digital photos and our animation for the Nati Awards last week. We are hoping to complete our advertisement for the Nati Awards early this week. At the beginning of next term we will share a wikispaces showcasing the Pipi Paopoao entries for the Nati Awards. We are also completing end of term assessments for writing, basic facts and alphabet so it will be a busy week.

Shared Lunch:
We would like to have a shared lunch on Tuesday 29th June to celebrate the end of the term. I know it is a Tuesday however, it is the only day Vicki and I will be here at the same time. Could everyone please bring a plate. Come and join us if you are free.

An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui



Celebrating Success within Writing - Year 1

Year 1 students have improved in their writing ability.

The improvement is noticeable in their book work and we celebrate this success with the Year 1 students this week. You can view samples of their writing and teacher comments on our classroom blog. The blog can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao2010.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html




Congratulations!

Summer

Keahrey

Andre

Megan












How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Please Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name, sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name (Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for number.


Spelling – Students can practice reading, writing and saying their spelling words at home. Another to practice words could be asking them to say a sentence with the word in it and then if they want they can write the sentence. We support the spelling programme in class by having independent learning areas where students can make and break their spelling words with a variety of mediums.


Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families

Next Week we will be celebrating writing with the Year 1 students





What’s New?


Uncle Rawiri Matahiki will be training our school for the regional Tamararo Competition which will be held in Gisborne in August (date not confirmed). He began last week. He will be taking the students on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. The students are very excited about performing next term. Uncle David welcomes Whanau who wish to attend these practices.

This will mean that we will have a very structured morning of literacy and numeracy next term to ensure our programes remain effective.

Have a relaxing and happy holidays!
Naku iti nei
Koka Sam








Monday 21st June 2010


Kia Ora e te Whanau
Welcome to week 10 of Term 2. A great Mastermind on Friday supported by many. Thanks to Whanau that supported the kaupapa by donating kai and prizes. A special mention goes out to Koka Sweetie, Ellen Blane and Mrs Harrison for the curly questions. Mr Amos Forrester for leading the night and the United Clubrooms for providing the venue. A great big shout out to our waitresses – Koka Flora, Sela and Jacqui Niania, Daianne Houia, Jo Mc Clutchie and Gloria Sheridan –

Ka Mau te Wehi!

An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui



Celebrating Success within Writing - Year 2



Year 2 students have improved in their writing ability.

The improvement is noticeable in their book work and we celebrate this success with the Year 2 students this week. You can view samples of their writing and teacher comments on our classroom blog. The blog can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao2010.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html




Congratulations!

Anaru

T.P.

Mahvi

Dusque

Leigh





















How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Please Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name, sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name (Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for number.


Spelling – Students can practice reading, writing and saying their spelling words at home. Another to practice words could be asking them to say a sentence with the word in it and then if they want they can write the sentence. We support the spelling programme in class by having independent learning areas where students can make and break their spelling words with a variety of mediums.


Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families

Next Week we will be celebrating Writing with the Year 1 students





What’s New?


In week 10 the Pipi Paopao students will be completing their Nati Award entries and publishing stories from Term 2. This will mean that formal programes will take a break this week. Students will still have reading and spelling homework.



Have a fun week!
Naku iti nei
Koka Sam







Monday 14th June 2010
Kia Ora e te Whanau
Welcome to week 9 of Term 2. We have a Mastermind Fundraiser event this week on Friday at the clubrooms. If you wish to find out more please contact Gwen Moana or Celine Cross.

An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui


Celebrating Success within Numeracy.



The group of students below have improved in their level of operational strategy and number knowledge in Numeracy.

They were tested using the ‘NumPa Diagnostic test’’ . Various materials were used so students could show their understanding of number knowledge and strategy.



Congratulations!

Keahrey

Summer

Megan

Andre

T.P.

Mahvi


How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Please Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name, sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name (Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for number.



Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families

Next Week we will be celebrating Writing within the Year 2 students





What’s New?

Spelling:
Thank you for supporting your child in spelling practice at home. We need to ensure our students have a good number of high frequency words that they can recognise and write. Koka Vicki will be including spelling notebooks in their homework bags so that they can practice at night. Can you ensure that these notebooks stay in their homework bags so Koka Vicki can update words as they are tested. Testing days are usually on Mondays.

In week 10 the Pipi Paopao students will be completing their Nati Award entries.




Dates to remember:

Mastermind – Friday 18th June

Have a lovely week!
Naku iti nei
Koka Sam

‘The number 9’ (The number changes each day) – Students practice writing the number 9 in sand, on the whiteboard , on the mat and then in their books. They collect groups of 9 and then split them up and write number sentences such as, 5+4=9 – This is how we warm up for Maths most mornings.




Tuesday 8th June 2010


Kia Ora e te Whanau
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ormsby , Williams and Cross Whanau at this sad time.

An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui



Celebrating Success within Reading.



The group of students below have improved in their levels of Reading.

They were tested using ‘Running Records’ . They read text while they are marked on how many words they read correctly and which strategies they are able to use independently. One of the strategies for reading is based on application of alphabet knowledge.

The three reading strategies are ..
1: Re-running if stuck on a word
2: Re-running and making the first sound of a word –(sometimes the word just pops out of our mouths.)
3: Re –running, making the first sound and then reading on and trying to fit a word in that sounds right and looks right.
The fourth task is to integrate all three strategies independently to decode text.



Congratulations!

Mahvi

T.P.

Leigh

Dusque

Anaru


How can I help my child at home?



Reading:
Students are introduced to two new books a week appropriate to their level in which they can practice their reading strategies being taught in class. These books are taken home at night to read. – Please help them use their strategies being taught in class – it is okay to supply them with the word – Pleas Remember ‘Learning is Fun’.

Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
You can practice the name, sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name(Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.




Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for number.



Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families

Next Week we will be celebrating Numeracy with the Year 1’s.







What’s New?

We continue with our Nati Award preparations. We have teamed up with Koka Te Riu’s class to complete our projects. Students have chosen to use specific I.C.T. tools to tell their stories about ‘Nga Haka me Nga Waiata o Ngati Porou. The groups are listed below: We are still in the planning stages. Some students will be asked to attend after school or lunchtime workshops. A note will be sent home if we need your student after school.

Advertisement: Mahvi, Summer, Leigh and Megan
Slideshows: T.P., Keahrey, Andre
Animations: Dusque, Anaru
Photos: All Students



Dates to remember:

Wednesday 9th June – Hatea-a-Rangi School will be traveling to Te Karaka to farewell Aroha at Kevin and Donna’s house. We will be leaving at 8.30am. All students need to be in full uniform with appropriate footwear and coats if wet. They will also need cut lunches and snacks.

Ma te atua e manaaki
Naku iti nei
Koka Sam









Monday 31st May 2010
Kia Ora e te Whanau
An electronic copy of this Panui can be accessed from the link below.
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/Classroom+Weekly+Panui


Celebrating Success within Alphabet Knowledge.
The group of students below have improved in alphabet knowledge. They were tested using the alphabet section of the ‘Marie Clay’ Six Year net. They are asked to identify the 26 lower case and Upper case letters of the alphabet, the score is out of 52. They can give the letter name or the letter sound when giving a correct answer. These scores are on the back of their certificates.

Congratulations!

Summer

Keahrey

Jackson

Megan

Andre


How can I help my child at home?
Alphabet and Sound Knowledge:
This is a very important building block for all students within this classroom. Students that know the sound and letter name will be able to make connections in writing and reading.
Most students have been supplied with an alphabet chart to practice on at home. If you don’t have one please tell us or your child and we will get it to you. You can practice the name, sound and a word that begins with the letter. You can access phonetic sound games through the wikispace under their name(Don’t worry they can show you). Please follow the link below.

Mathematics – All students have been practicing counting forwards and backwards in the range of 1-30. We have asked them to tell us the number after and before a given number. Counting backwards and naming the number before is a classroom focus for number.

Handy links to literacy and numeracy games online:
http://pipipaopao.wikispaces.com/
http://nzmaths.co.nz/families

Next Week we will be celebrating Reading with the Year 2’s.



What’s New?
We have been investigating ‘digistore’ an online resource base of interactive literacy and numeracy activities created by the ministry of education to enhance learning. Each student has a link to a new activity on their wikispace page. The activity encourages students to practice ‘estimation’(maths) and become familiar with algebra number sentences.
User name: hatea27
Password: arangi09

It was too wet for photos last week. So Vicki will get them out this week – fingers crossed it doesn’t rain.


Dates to remember:
Teacher only day - Friday 4th June
If you wish to have a parent/teacher interview in week 8 – please let us know

Ma te atua e manaaki - Have a lovely week.
Naku iti nei Koka Sam


Monday 24th May 2010
Kia Ora e te Whanau

We thought this would be a good way to keep Whanau in the know with learning and success within our classroom. We will send this out on Monday of each week. We will celebrate different age and ability groups each week.


Celebrating Success within Numeracy.
This group of students have moved 1-2 stages in Numeracy since Term One and are now at expected levels for Numeracy according to the National Standards.
Congratulations!
Anaru James
Leigh Cross
Dusque Nielsen

Stage Four – Advanced Counting
How do I work out 8+5 – I put the largest number in my head and count on. They are at the very beginning of this stage and will be working on Place Value and the number before(counting backwards) for the rest of this term along with practicing the operational strategy of counting on and back to solve addition and subtraction problems. If you want to know anything else about Numeracy – please go to the link below. http://nzmaths.co.nz/families

Next Week we will be celebrating Alphabet/Phonetic knowledge with the Year 1’s.


What’s New:

This week we will be formally introducing a thinking tool into reading sessions called the ‘seven servants’. Questions will be asked of students after a reading session that begin with the below:
What? When? Where? Which? Who? Why? How?

This tool is used to encourage thinking and engage students in comprehension of stories. Try this at home with your child.
Only use the questions that are relevant to the story, if you can’t think of a question that begins with any of the above don’t ask it and remember our classroom philosophy….


Learning is Fun!
Vicki has been preparing students for the Photo Section of the Nati Awards. So don’t be surprised if you see our Pipi down the road with a camera. Each student will take their Photo. print and assign a written message. Blending Writing with I.C.T.

Week 8 Parent/Teacher Interviews – Our classroom had our interviews in term one concerning the National Standards, Koka Vicki and Koka Te Riu will be conducting their interviews this term. If you would like to come in and discuss the progress your child is making in Literacy and Numeracy – Nau Mai, Haere Mai. We will be open for interviews on the Wednesday and Thursday of week 8. Can you please let Vicki or myself know if you wish to come in.

Ma te atua e manaaki - Have a lovely week.
Koka Sam