Thursday, 12 November 2020

Kōwhai News Term 4 Week 5 including BYOD Parent Information Evening

 Kia ora whānau, 

There are a few things coming up so we are sending out an extra blog post with all the information about upcoming events. 

Year 4 BYOD Parent Evening

Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto has an optional Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme for students in Years 5-8. This programme is very popular and has been in operation since 2014. If you want to find out more about our BYOD programme including the rationale, digital citizenship practices and device responsibilities, please visit our BYOD website or come along to our information evening on Wednesday, 18 November from 7-8 pm, in the Kōwhai Hub. If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP here.

The evening is optional and is aimed particularly at parents of current Year 4-7 students who are considering taking up BYOD next year but have not yet made the decision. The information evening will give you a chance to hear about our BYOD programme and ask questions about how it works. 

We generally recommend that families who want to participate in the BYOD programme purchase a Chromebook for their child to bring school. We are currently changing our BYOD provider and will send out a Chromebook offer, with prices, closer to the end of the year.

With the introduction of the new Digital Technologies strand of the Technology Curriculum this year, ensuring that every child has access to a device becomes more important than ever before.

Rapaki Marae Visit and Noho Kura 

Please remember to look at this blog post about the marae visit and fill in the form about your child's attendance for the Noho Kura - whether they will be attending or not. 

If you are able to be a parent help with our marae visits on the 30th November and 1st of December please email your child's teacher.                               

Athletics Day

Our new date for the Junior Athletics Day is Wednesday the 9th of December. We will start our athletic rotations at 1:40 and then the whole school house relay will be at 2:45.

We will also have Canterbury softball in school on the 7th and 8th of December to hold some workshops with our students focused on softball skills. 

This term is flying by and we have so many fun events coming up. Please remember to keep an eye out on blog posts for the most up to date information. 

Have a lovely long weekend! 

Thank you for your continued support, 
The Kōwhai Team 

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