Sunday, 29 October 2017

Welcome to Week 3 in Kahikatea Hub.

Welcome to week 3.
Well done to the children who shared their favourite book last Friday. We all thoroughly enjoyed your book selling and many children were talking about heading to the library to find some new books to read. We look forward to this Friday with some new books shared.


Please ensure your child has a named school hat at school each day. It is going to be a lovely warm week, so it is important the children are managing themselves and are sun smart.

Beach Education

On Friday the children came home with a pink permission form regarding Beach Education. If you haven't yet seen it, please have a look in your child's bag. Although you have given permission at the beginning of the year for your child to attend trips, we do require extra permission for this trip as it involves water. Please send the form back to the classroom teacher as soon as possible. We also require 5 parent/caregiver helpers for each class on the trip. We really appreciate your support with our trips and hope you can join us for your child's trip.

Market Day
This Sunday is the St Albans School Market Day. If you have a stall we hope you enjoy selling all your goodies.
The wonderful PTA is working hard behind the scenes and on the day they have a number of stalls. If you have any spare time to volunteer and help out, please see one of the PTA parents at the cafe this week to offer your help.

After a very long winter our stash of tissues has completely run out. If you haven't already done so, please can you purchase a box for the class to use. We would really appreciate some.

Lucky Book Club orders are due in 31st October - TUESDAY to the office.

Have a great week and enjoy the lovely sunny weather that is forecast
Jane, Trish, Fiona, Adela and Julie

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Lucky Book Club Orders.

Lucky Book Club orders are due 31st October. All orders need to go to the office. 
This is the last order for the year. 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Kahikatea Notes and Reminders T4 W2

This term the children from Kahikatea hub will be having a phonics interchange three times a week straight after lunch. We will be focusing on ensuring that the children can hear the sounds in words and then know the different spelling patterns for writing those sounds. They will need to have their whiteboard and pen at school for this.

Please can you ensure that your child has a named school hat with them every day. If they do not have a hat they will be limited to playing under the shade sails at morning break and lunch times.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Welcome back to an exciting Term 4. We hope you have all had a wonderful break and managed to get some fresh air and time in the sunshine.

We have a busy term ahead with many fabulous learning opportunities and activities planned.

House Keeping:
  • This term we move into summer uniform. Girls need to wear the light weight gingham culottes or summer dress and boys navy blue shorts or pants and the navy blue polo t-shirt.
  • All children are to have a NAMED navy blue school hat everyday this term. Please encourage your child to keep their hat in their locker.
  • Please ask your child to check their stationery and ensure they have the necessary equipment at school for this term. Last term many children had misplaced their pencils, pens and glue-sticks and whiteboard pens had run out. 
There will be an outdoor focus this term and we are looking at building the children's confidence and skills in a variety of activities.
  • In week 4 we begin our athletics rotations with an athletics day on Tuesday 28th November. 
  • Beach Education is on the 6th and 7th December and we have a Sport Canterbury team day at school on the 11th December. These water based activities will require parent help and support. We will be sending out more information closer to the time. 
  • We will be advised when the school pool opens later in the term. 
  • Oral Language will have a focus on sharing a favourite book. Look out for the roster in your child's home learning book as to which Friday they will be sharing.
We are all looking forward to seeing the children back on Monday. Have a great weekend
Julie, Adela, Fiona, Trish and Jane

Monday, 9 October 2017

Mythical Stories

K15 and K16 wrote some wonderful mythical stories, devising their own mythical beast, hero and settings. On the last day of term we shared our stories with our buddy class. Our buddies gave us feedback about the story - a lot of the children liked the mythical beast!