Kia ora whānau,
We have had a lovely start to our term. On Tuesday the students all took part in our school Cross Country. It was so awesome to see so many people trying their best, and cheering people on from the sidelines as well! The students definitely showed our school value Nau Mai te Wero - We Love Challenge!
New Team Members
This term we have welcomed our two lovely new teaching assistants, Sonya and Charmaine into the Kōwhai hub. They have already become a wonderful part of the Kōwhai whanau.
We have started our Kapa Haka classes for this term. We are going to be focusing on the students pepeha for the beginning of the term. Pepeha are a way of introducing ourselves by identifying with geographical features such as rivers and mountains, as well as parts of our history. It would be very helpful if you could assist your child with researching theirs where needed. Your child will bring home some information for you to help them fill in, so they can complete this. Please help us by sending this information back with your child.
Term 2 Inquiry topic
Our inquiry topic this term is split into two areas in which we are exploring the idea of Change. These are Kitchen Chemistry and Coding. We are looking forward to exploring both of these areas across the term.
If you child has some wired headphones they could use when using technology, please name these and send them in. They will stay in their tote trays.
Just a quick reminder that school will be closed next Friday the 21st of May for a Staff only day.
Here are some pictures of the fantastic learning through play that our students have been doing during our Discovery time. This play involves learning robotics, practicing oral language with headbands, life drawing of the hub fish, creating new different species of dinosaur and many more other activities.
Have a lovely weekend!
Ngā mihi nui,
The Kōwhai Team - Laura, Nick, Quynh, Meagan and Rowe.