Tuesday 23 August 2016

Kauri Whānau Term 3 Week 5 Update

Life in the Intermediate Hub continues to be all go!

This week:


  • Nicky's maths class trip to Horncastle Arena to view Cantamath projects in the morning.
  • Cantamath problem solving competition at Horncastle Arena after school. Best of luck to Isaac, Alex, Rosie, Amelia (Year 7) and William, Kara, Dom and Oliver (Year 8) and our reserves Kaia and Oakley.
  • Speeches shared in all home-groups


  • Canterbury winter sports tournament at Hagley Park. Best of luck our red hockey team and the red football team, as well as our rugby boys who will be playing with their St Patricks Bryndwr team.
  • Speeches shared in Mountains and Forest


  • Speech finalists announced
  • Final basketball game for girls team. Boys have three more games.

Next week:


  • Team speech finals in the afternoon.
  • Swimming starts and runs for two weeks, every morning except for Tuesday. Children need to come prepared with togs and towel in a plastic bag. We have two buses travelling to Aquagym each day. One will depart at 8:30am and the other at 9:00am. Please check below to see which bus your child will be on.

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • Learning Conferences. School closes at 2pm. Please contact the office or follow the booking instructions on the school newsletter, if you are yet to book your conference.

Being prepared to learn:

Stationery is dwindling for many children. Please make sure your child has the following: pencil, eraser, red pen, blue pen, ruler and glue stick. Being unprepared has a negative impact on learning.

Coast Home-group:

Please bring cotton buds and egg cartons for art tomorrow, if you have some at home.

Ski trip:

A huge thank you to the wonderful parents who helped out on our ski trip last Thursday. After a hiccup at the start of the day, all ran very smoothly. We were very impressed by the perseverance, positive attitude and support of each other, that the children displayed. There will be a display of written experiences and photos to view, when you come to the hub for learning conferences next week.

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