Saturday 2 March 2019

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Week 5 Term 1

Week 4 is done and we have five weeks until we are off to Wainui! Next week is our leadership week. Today we shared a slideshow with the children about the week. A few missed out on this, so I have shared it through google classroom for them to check out over the weekend. Please read on for important messages.

The Momo Challenge

Yesterday, you would have received an email from the school regarding online behaviour, particularly around the "Momo Challenge." Please check the latest school newsletter online (or in your email) if you have yet to read Sandy's message.

We've been marking student reflections this afternoon and have noticed the challenge mentioned by a number of students, to a level that we will be discussing the challenge with the hub on Monday.

Please talk with your child about this over the weekend, if you haven't already done so. We would also recommend having them show you their social media accounts, particularly any forms of instant messages. 'The Momo Challenge' has been appearing in videos linked to games, such as Fortnite.

Reminders for leadership week which is starting on Monday:

Year 7: 

Can wear mufti on Monday.

Year 8:

Send in food donations by Wednesday:

  • Megan's homegroup (Te Awa) A bag of fresh fruit; apples, oranges, bananas etc.
  • Hannah's and Nicky's homegroups (Te Ngahere and Te Maunga) Baking
  • Jenny's homegroup (Te Tai): A packet of breakfast cereal
If you have yet to return your child's health profile and medical consent form, please send this in on Monday.

On Thursday Year 8 come prepared with the following for Leadership Camp:

Gear list: Your child needs to come to school on Thursday dressed in clothes suitable for physical activity, i.e. track pants or shorts, t-shirt, polypro if cold, a warm top and sports shoes, suitable for running. The following needs to be packed in an overnight bag:
  • Sleeping bag, pillow and something to sleep on, e.g. sleeping mat, stretcher or lilo
  • PJs
  • Toilet gear
  • A change of clothes for the next day, again suitable for physical activity
These things should be packed in a day pack:
  • Packed lunch and refillable drink bottle
  • Sunhat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Optional: camera, cell phone (these will be collected in) 

Please make sure asthmatic children have inhalers with them and that medication is in a labeled bag. This needs to be handed to the home-group teacher as soon as your child arrives at school.

Duathlon is on Tuesday afternoon. 

A separate email has been sent out about this today. Jenny is still looking for parent helpers.


Today was the due date for our current 'trust writing' topic. We will send out emails to children (copied to parents) who need to complete writing over the weekend.

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