*Welcome*

Welcome back!

We hope you have had a fantastic break and are ready for the last term.

Summer Hours

* A reminder that our Summer Hours start up again, with a normal lunch break (12.30-1.30pm) and we finish school at 3pm.

Hats

* We require all students to wear a hat when outdoors in Term 4, during all breaks and PE lessons.

Absent Children

* It is important that we are aware if children are away from school. It would be most helpful if you could either email us or text us first thing in the morning (or the night before) and we will relay the information to the office

* Leanne - (021) 2642141. * Ray – (021) 1318169

If this is not possible, please ring the school office *8346909

* Please send a note if your child is unable to participate in our daily fitness programme.

Stationery

*Some children are desperate for top ups on their stationery. These could include: pens (blue and red), pencils, rubber, sharpener, ruler and perhaps even a glue stick.

Literacy and Numeracy

* The students’ reading and writing will continue be tailored to their individual levels, with the reading groups using a range of suitable texts and encouragement to use the library. As always, we strongly encourage regular reading practice at home.  

* We will continue using the Prime Maths Programme where we have grouped the children according to their needs.  

Inquiry

* This terms topic is “I am a Scientist” Each class will be choosing a different focus over the term chosen from questions children have posed. If you are able to help in any way, please let us know. We would love experts to come and talk to the children or even offer demonstrations. Thanks in advance!

Syndicate Trip

* We are planning a fun end of year trip for early December. More details to follow as soon as possible.

Important Term 4 Dates

* Monday 23rd October - Labour Day – No School

* Monday 30th October – Te Atatu Intermediate Testing

* Tuesday 31st October – School Cross Country (in the morning)

* Tuesday 7th November – Netball Prizegiving 11.25

* Monday 13th November – Class and Netball Photos

* Tuesday 14th November – Zone Cross Country

* Tuesday 28th November – Softball Field Day

* Tuesday 5th December – Librarians and Wardens Trip

* Monday 11th December – Prizegiving (Times TBC) and Y6 Graduation (Times TBC)

* Friday 15th December – Last day of School (Times TBC)


Parents and caregivers, please feel free to pop into the classroom anytime and check out what your wonderful children have been learning. We have an open door policy and welcome your help and support.

 

Thank you in advance

Leanne Siaki and Ray Chen