Friday 9 February 2024

Kauri Whānau update: Term 1, Week 2



  • Leadership Week
  • Attitude 
  • Memories
  • Quiz Night
  • Young Writers workshop
  • Passions
  • Swimming Sports
  • EOTC for 2024

Leadership Week:
We are excited to announce that Leadership week is going ahead in Week 4. This is a leadership programme which has been run and perfected at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto over many years. The activities throughout the week are based upon The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Students' have started learning about these habits and how they can help us in our daily life. 
The Year 7 programme focuses on them working as a small group to plan and implement an activity that they can teach to our younger tamariki. Over the week they will be scaffolded through the process of how to do this.
Our Year 8 students will particpate in a variety of challenges where they will have to draw on their knowledge and use the 7 Habits to help guide them. This is all about co-operation and working as a team. As part of this the Year 8 students will have an evening excursion to Margaret Mahy playground and a day out at Spencer Park. More information to come.

The students' participated in a wonderful session with Christian from Attitude. The sesion was titled 'Tackling Technology' and was all about how to cope in the realm of social media. He gave them some great advice and tips.
A reminder that we are having Attitude back to present a parent and whānau evening on Tuesday 20th February from 6pm-7pm. This is open to all parents of Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto and will be held in the school hall. Children need to stay at home please.

Thanks to all of those who have brought an object to school and shared a memory with your home group. There have been some really interesting tales being told! Please bring in a memory next week if you haven't already.

Quiz Night:
We are hosting another fabulous Kauri Quiz night fundraiser. This is to be held in the school hall on Saturday 23rd March 7-10pm. All proceeds will go to education outside of the classroom for the Kauri hub. We will needs all hands on deck so please if you can help, let us know by filling in this google form.

Young Writers Workshops:
The Write on team is ready to support out budding authors with a range of oppurtunities:
Masterclasses: This is for Year 7-13-classes are limited click here to find out more.
Workshops in schools: working with small groups for either weekly or 1 or 2 day workshops. Click here to learn more.
Write on: Saturday classes, Years 4-13 click here for more info.

Passions has started off with a bang! The kids had their first session today and were fully engaged and excited. Here are a few pics from our coding club run by Kate:

Swimming Sports:
Swimming sports is coming up on Thursday 29th February. If your child would like to enter please make sure they have filled out the google form located in our Kauri hub google classroom.

Education Outside the Classroom for 2024:
This year we have planned a variety of EOTC (education outside of the classroom) opportunities for our Year 7 and 8 students. This is due to what this cohort of students missed out on during Covid times and with the transition to camp being every second year. The majority of EOTC is funded through school donations. Any overnight stays through the school will have an additional cost. Due to the extra activities planned for this year,  we will need to do some fundraising as a team to contribute to the cost. Your support with this is much appreciated, and we will provide more information about these efforts later this term.

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