Thursday, 16 September 2021

1. Acting Principal's News Week 8 Term 3 3021

Nau mai, haere mai, kotou katoa. Welcome back everyone. Over the week from returning to school from Alert Level 3, students have been enjoying each other's company and settling back into learning routines. It has been appreciated that parents are wearing masks and signing in if visiting onsite. 

Teachers have been busy accommodating and prioritising learning needed for the remaining weeks of term in a condensed time frame. This means, the Singing Cup and House Choirs will now be modified and postponed until Term 4, as there are no singing guidelines under Delta Alert Level 2. We are, however, excited to be holding the school Cross Country event next Friday September 24 from 11.45 am at the racecourse. 

Our school focus on Science remains on top and learners are thinking like scientists and being able to follow scientific processes in gathering and interpreting data and back up with evidence, using scientific language and being excited about results priming curiosity along the way. This learning will develop into inquiry work which could lead to an informed and scientific approach to a school-wide planting project in term 4.

Mrs Miislioi's class has been investigating science experiments of changing colours of flowers. Learners from looking closely at the flowers have hypothesised that the hollow stems act like straws and draw up the dye into their petals. Flowers with woody stems on the other hand, are not able to do this so well and the flower colour remains unchanged.

Here are some photos of students enjoying each other's company in the playground over a break time.

Some photos of learners in action this week.

Our Principal Mrs Frances Rees Update
Good news is that Mrs Frances Rees is well on the way to recovery after her surgery which was done on the day we went into the swift lock down. Teachers are now in training in being able to keep up with Mrs Frances Rees when she gets back with a brand new hip. 
Mrs Frances Rees will return in the last couple of days of this term in helping to prepare for term 4. 

Cross Country 
Please support us in our main community event this term with the Cross Country being rescheduled for next Friday,  24th September from 11.45 am. Please find details in an email sent from the office on Tuesday. 

Note Teacher Only Days
The school will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday 1st November 
  • Tuesday 30th November (new one) - this is for professional development in planning for 2022 and completing our school wide inquiry around learning engagement. 

Manaaki te Atua,
God Bless

Nicola Winders

Acting Principal

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