Term 1, Week 6 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|Y7/8 Eastern Zone Boys Softball||Tue, 5 Mar|
|Y6 Water Sports and Safety - Orakei Basin||Tue, 5 Mar - Wed, 6 Mar|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 6 Mar|
|School Swimming Sports||Thu, 7 Mar|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 11 Mar|
|Y6 Water Safety - Panmure||Tue, 12 Mar - Wed, 13 Mar|
|Y7/8 Globe Trip Hamlet||Tue, 12 Mar|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 13 Mar|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 15 Mar|
|UNION MEETING CANCELLED SCHOOL CLOSES AT 3.00 PM||Tue, 19 Mar|
|ESOL New Parent Meeting 7.00 pm||Wed, 20 Mar|
|Y7/8 River Safety||Wed, 20 Mar|
|Y1 Picnic 4.00pm-6.00pm School Field||Wed, 20 Mar|
|Walking School Bus Children - Iceblock in Break 2||Thu, 21 Mar|
|Kiri Team Beach Walk||Tue, 26 Mar|
|Y7/8 Eastern Zone Swimming||Tue, 26 Mar|
|Y2 Ruapotaka Marae Visit||Tue, 26 Mar|
|Y3 Ruapotaka Marae Visit||Wed, 27 Mar|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 29 Mar|
|Y5/6 Bay Suburbs Swimming||Tue, 2 Apr|
|Y7/8 Museum Trip||Thu, 4 Apr|
|Y2-3 Cultures Workshop Day 9.00 am - 1.00 pm||Fri, 5 Apr|
|Y7/8 Immunisation Talk 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 8 Apr|
|Student Achievement Discussions 3pm - 5.30pm||Wed, 10 Apr|
|Otago Problem Solving Set 1||Thu, 11 Apr|
|Student Achievement Discussions 1pm-8pm - SCHOOL CLOSES AT 1PM||Thu, 11 Apr|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 12 Apr|
|END OF TERM 1||Fri, 12 Apr|
|SCHOOL HOLIDAYS||Sat, 13 Apr - Sun, 28 Apr|
|GOOD FRIDAY||Fri, 19 Apr|
A Message from Kiri Team
Tena Koutou Katoa
Week 6 already! Hasn’t the weather been amazing and what a lovely buzz of learning is out there.
We are very excited in Kiri Team to introduce Discovery learning this year. The reasoning behind this move is that children are naturally motivated to play and explore. A discovery program builds on this motivation as it uses play as a context for learning. Children can explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways. Play supports positive attitudes towards learning.
A play-based approach involves both child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. The teacher encourages children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels.
Children are supported in developing social skills such as co-operation, sharing and responding to ideas, negotiating, and resolving conflicts. The children have been arriving with big smiles and are ready to start the day.
The Kohimarama Way this term is Respect and children have been learning what this means to them through role play, stories and pictures. They know being respectful to their friends and others is very important.
Kiri Team would also like to welcome a special new member to our team. His name is Theodore the bunny! He is soft, cuddly and can nearly read!
Haere ra, Kiri Team
The Kohimarama Way – Respect
“Take care of your reputation. It’s your most valuable asset.”
“There is a longing among all people to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing in all of us we must respect each other.” – Chief Dan George
“Respect is treating your body with the same care you would give any other valuable and irreplaceable object.” – Cherie Carter Scott
Book Week Wrap-Up
Teacher Paid Union Meeting – Tuesday 19th March
As you may be aware, the New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) is currently holding the next round of Paid Union Meetings (PUM) for primary teachers who are members.
The Board of Trustees has advised that, due to staff attending the next meeting on Tuesday 19th March, the school will be closed for instruction for Year 1 – 6 students for the afternoon. School will close for students at 1.00 pm. Please make arrangements to collect your child at this time.
As Year 7 and 8 students are at Selwyn College for the afternoon they will continue as usual. They are escorted to Selwyn for Technology and leave directly from the College as is normal for them.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause families.
Ambassadors – Student Leaders
Congratulations to all our Peer Mediators for 2019. These students support us in the playground by keeping an eye out for students who may be lonely, not sure what to do or worried in any way. They are trained in how to approach and talk to students and the steps to take once they have found these students. They are also given some greenies so they can support us in identifying students that are caught being good. They will have a duty once a fortnight in the 2nd break of the day. We value their support as they play an integral part in keeping our students safe.
Congratulations to: Barney B, Sydney B, Elden C, Zoe C, Grace D, Luke D-P, Thomas F, Nathan G, Alessa I-M, Lachlan M, Aljawharah M, Nya P, Daniel S, Madison T, Luke T, Melody U, Beau U, Benjamin W, Finn W.
Senior School Swimming Sports – Y5-8 Thursday 7 March
We warmly welcome you to come and support our first sporting event for 2019. Our swimming sports will be held at Sacred Heart indoor pool (244 West Tamaki Rd, Glendowie).
Swim Races – 9.00 am – 1.30 pm ish
Please find the order of events listed below. We are unable to give you accurate times for each event.
Medley – Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle
- Open Year 5/6 Girls
- Open Year 5/6 Boys
- Year 7/8 Boys
- Year 5 Girls/Boys 25m
- Year 6 Girls/Boys 25m
- Year 7/8 Girls/Boys 50m
- Year 7 Girls/Boys 100m
- Year 8 Boys 100m
- Year 5/6 Girls/Boys 25m
- Year 7 Girls/Boys 50m
- Year 8 Boys 50m
- Year 5/6 Girls/Boys 25m
- Year 7 Girls/Boys 50m
- Year 8 Boys 50m
- Open Year 5/6 Girls/Boys 25m
- Open Year 7 & 8 Boys 50m
Teacher vs Students
- Freestyle Dress-Up Relay 4 x 25m
House Points Update: Term 1, Week 6
Congratulations to Colenso for being Week 5 winners.
House Points for the Fortnight:
- 1st Colenso 307
- 2nd Atkin 286
- 3rd Patteson 280
- 4th Selwyn 256
Total House Points as at 5 March 2019
- Atkin: 888
- Colenso: 867
- Patteson: 837
- Selwyn: 802
Congratulations to these outstanding students:
- Room 1 – George M, Saskia C
- Room 2 – Ben C
- Room 3 – Zara M
- Room 5 – Blake W
- Room 6 – Sam L, Juliet Q
- Room 7 – Emily S
- Room 8 – Madison A
- Room 9 – Oliver S
- Room 10 – Hamish B
- Room 11 – Charlotte A
- Room 12 – Jenna R
- Room 13 – Leila M
- Room 14 – Sophia U
- Room 15 – Camryn W
- Room 16 – Lucas F
- Room 17 – Alyssa R
- Room 18 – Thomas F, Barney B, Zoe C
- Room 19 – Delilah H, Quynn T
- Room 20 – Cynthia W, Ben W
- Room 21 – Natasha D
- Room 22 – Carlos M, Georgia M
- Room 23 – Audrey H
Walking School Bus: Saskia C, Madeleine D, Jessica M, Angus B
Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Congratulations to all our students who achieved great success in doing the right thing in our playground. This week’s winners are:
- Kareena Room 18 For Reliability Patteson
- Maddison Room 20 For Reliability Patteson
- Zoe Room 20 For Reliability Selwyn
- Y3/4 Kohi Kinas won 8-1, POD Indie C
- Y5/6 Kohi Jellyfish won 5-2, POD Ben W
- Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals lost 2-6, POD Tilly E