Friday, 23 October 2020

Kōwhai News Term 4 Week 2

Kia ora, 
What a busy start we have had to what is going to be a very busy term. The whole team had a great time visiting the Museum over Thursday and Friday. We explored Nga Taonga, listening to the myth about Kupe and the Giant Wheke, completing a treasure hunt for traditional tools and had a go trying out those tools used to make fire and drill holes. The students also explored the Moon exhibit and learnt more about Planet Earth and Beyond. Thanks again to all those parent helpers who joined us. 

Key Dates: 
27-29th Oct and 2-6 Nov - Swimsafe Sessions at Pioneer Pool
30th October - Whole School Athletics. 
Kōwhai Athletic Rotations - 11am-12:15ish. 
Relays and Sprints 2pm
30 November - 3rd December - Noho Marae (students going for one night per each group)

Head Lice
We have had a few cases of headlice in the hub. Over the long weekend please check your child's hair. A good preventative for head lice is to have long hair tied up in a plait, French braid for a pony tail. 

We have discussed what we need to do for our swimsafe lessons next week, including getting on the bus and changing ourselves. Please encourage your child to practise:
  • drying themselves
  • getting dressed and undressed themselves
  • putting their clothes in their bag as they go (we suggest shoes go in first) 
  • putting jumpers etc in the right way
The children will need an extra named bag with their togs, towel, googles and (optional) swim cap in it. We suggest you pack a larger lunch and drink bottle for your children for swimming days, as they will need lots of energy. If your child has long hair, please make sure it is tied up.
If you would like to read our Swimsafe Water Social Story  at home, please do. 

Noho Marae
Our dates for our Noho Marae at Rapaki have been confirmed. The Year 3/4 children will be splitting into 3 groups who will each be attending an overnight trip on either the 30th Nov, 1st or 2nd of December. Look out for information in the next few weeks around this. 

 Photos of our Museum Trip 

Have a lovely long weekend! 
The Kōwhai Team - Laura, Nick, Rowe and Tracey

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