Monday, 25 September 2017

K17 and K18 Final Current News Presentations

Last week was the final week for our oral language focus on current news.  We have had a great range of articles and stories to listen to, and Jane and I have been so impressed with the presentations and information the children have shared.  Next term we will move onto an exciting new focus for oral language.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Kahikatea ESOL Cultural Identity

Wow the Kahikatea Hub were very impressed with how well all the ESOL children presented their posters about 'Where They Come From' at last weeks assembly. It was lovely to share a cultural understanding with them. What fabulous traditional costumes they wore too. Thank you to Wendy who has worked with these children over the term.

K16 Mythical Creatures

Thursday, 21 September 2017

K15 and K16 Current Event News

This is the final week of our oral language focus on current events. It has been wonderful to see how well prepared the children have been, the range of presentations and the choices of news events to share.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Kahikatea Week 9 Term 3

Wow - Week 9 of Term 3 already! We are all so surprised how quickly this term has gone. We have been very impressed with how well the children are working as a hub. Keep up the fabulous effort!

We have been very busy mask making over the last few weeks, and the children have worked hard to create some very intricate Mythical creatures.  Thank you to those parents who sourced bits and pieces for the masks or came into the class to help us all.
If you have not yet seen your child's mask, pop in and have a look at our displays. The children all seem very proud of their finished masks.

Bake Sale
This term Totara Hub have been looking at new ideas for our school library. On Wednesday they are having a Bake Stall to raise funds for new books and resources for the library. Please support them and bring along a gold coin to purchase some delicious baking at morning tea time.

This Thursday you will be able to view your child's PE and Integrated Studies comment on their STAr account. Please ensure you remember your login details so you can view your chid's progress in these curriculum areas.

Term 4 
Just a reminder that term 4 is a Summer term. The girls wear the summer uniform with the smaller blue and white gingham print (dress or culottes).
ALL children need to have a navy blue school hat or cap at school each day. This is compulsory.

Have a fantastic week

Sam, Jane, Julie, Adela and Fiona

Thursday, 14 September 2017

K15 and 16 Current Events

The children were well prepared, selecting current events that they found particularly interesting and thought would be good to share in front of the class.

K15 Masks

The children have all done an amazing job at designing, creating and finally wearing their mythical masks!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Week 7 Current News Presentations in K17 and K18

We had a huge range of very interesting current news presentations last week.  The children are working hard at home to present interesting, informative articles.  We are proud of their ability to stand in front of a large audience and share their presentations!  Well done!

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Week 8 Notes and Reminders For Mythical Mask Making

This week the Kahikatea Hub will be having a big art focus with creating mythical masks as part of our inquiry this term. A huge thank you to all the parents and caregivers who have already started to help their home base classes with this project. Your help is very much appreciated. 

Due to these needed to be completed by the end of the week, the children will not be taking home a reading book every day. The children are encouraged to read for their enjoyment at home with a book of their selection. However, spelling will still continue as normal. 

Once their mythical masks are completed they will have a photo with their mask on. They may like to wear a piece of clothing that accompanies their mythical creature for the photo too. Your home base teacher will email you on the date that your child will be having a photo, as well as the times when they would love some assistance this week.

Have a fabulous week!

Sam, Jane, Adela, Julie and Fiona

Current Event Presentations

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Mask Making in K17 and K18

We couldn't wait to begin our mask making in K17 and 18 this week.  The children have spent the week carefully planning and collecting bits and bobs for their creations.  Here are a few photos from Day 1 and the start of their magnificent, mythical masks!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Week 7 Notes and Reminders

Welcome to another busy week in Kahikatea Hub.
This week we have the ASB taking each class for a session regarding financial literacy. They will be working with us on Wednesday.
Des Hunt will be talking to the Year 3/4 children about his work as a writer on Wednesday morning and then working with a group of children in the afternoon.

Completed sponsorship forms and money need to be returned to the office by 8th September. There are some great prizes up for grabs for the homebase, individuals that bring in the most money.

Calendar Art
These can be viewed and purchased at the office this week.

Mask Making
This week the children will begin planning and making their mythological masks. The children are welcome to bring in supplies from home that they might wish to add to their mask.

Kahikatea 17 and Kahikatea 18 - Clay cutting
We are beginning our clay work next week and would love any helpers to cut and bag the clay before school if you have a spare few minutes. Thank you.

Have a great week
Julie, Adela, Fiona, Sam and Jane