Friday 22 May 2020

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 2 Week 6

What a great first week we have had back at school. After a rather chatty Monday, the children quickly settled into the new routines. Yes, new routines. Following five weeks of learning at home, both teachers and children reflected on what we liked about the learning at home way of doing things and what we could change about our programme. One of the main changes is that we start each day with 40 minutes of self-directed learning. This gives the children greater agency, allows us to check in with individuals about their learning more frequently than before, and helps the children develop their self-management skills. With this new approach, it is really important for all children who BYOD to remember their device every day.

Headphones / Earbuds

All children need to have headphones or earbuds. These were on the stationery list at the start of the year. Not many of the children have these at school and they all need them.

Sport this term

Cross Country: We start training for cross country next week, with our cross country event taking place in the last week of term.

Winter Sport: Our winter sport competition will get underway in a couple of weeks. Children can opt to be in a competitive team or a development team. We need parent helpers to make this possible; please click here to see if you can help.

  • Competitive teams develop their technical skill and have a competition focus. They play games against other teams from our zone on a Thursday afternoon.
  • Development teams develop their technical skill and have a focus on fun. This option allows for increased variety and trying out new sports and activities on a Thursday afternoon.


We are off to tech again from this coming Tuesday. Remember that children need to be at school before 8:30. Buses will be running as usual and sanitising practises at South Intermediate are the same as here at school. At this stage, the canteen is not open. The children will be finishing projects from last term before switching to a new technology.

40 Hour Famine 

We are starting to fundraise for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. The dates for the Famine are 5-7 June. This will be a paperless fundraiser this year so you can donate online by going to the link below. The World Vision Leaders this year are Zoe-A, Zara M and Emma. They are organising a short presentation that will be videoed and put on Tuesday's daily notices for the students to view. Start thinking of ways your family can get involved. There's only 2 weeks to go! Thank you in advance for your support!

High School Information: Cashmere High

Like other high schools, due to Covid-19 restrictions, Cashmere High School will not be holding an Open Night this year.

Photos from our week...

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