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Upcoming Events in June

Fri 21

Year 5-6 dance lessons - Vibe dance

21 Jun 2024

Wed 26

Year 5-6 dance lessons - Vibe dance

26 Jun 2024

Thu 27

Year 7-8 Hockey zones

27 Jun 2024

Fri 28

Matariki holiday

28 Jun 2024

Latest Notices

Bus
20 Jun 2024

Both bus trips have left together at 3.25pm, dropping Wairere children first and then continuing straight to Bethells.

TE TUPUNI (The Galaxy) NEWS
20 Jun 2024

 Speeches 
This week we began writing our speeches. The students have started to draft their speech in Writer’s Tool Box so that they can continue to work on their speech outside of school. Students have been encouraged to research statistics or facts about their chosen topic. Precision, as we know it, helps convince the audience of the point that is being made.  Today, they learned the importance of acknowledging in their speech where their information has come from. Once they have written their speech, they will have time to hone their presentation skills before finally presenting it to the class at the start of next term. Students have opted to either be competitive or non-competitive when presenting their speech. To be competitive, students needed to choose a topic that linked to the kahui ako speech finals topic of Unity. We can’t wait to hear everyone’s finished speeches in Term 3! 


Move to Classroom 
The anticipation is building as we get closer to officially moving back into our room. Although we have enjoyed the extra space, we can’t wait to return to our classrooms after being in the hall for nearly two terms. Not only will we have a water-tight classroom, but our room will be warm in winter and cool in summer with the addition of a heat pump and new carpet!  
We would like to look after our new carpet by keeping muddy shoes out of the room over the winter months. If your child has slippers, they are welcome to bring them to school to wear while inside. 


2025 Year 5/6 Camp 
Thanks to the Year 5 parents who have already filled in the camp information form for next year’s Year 5/6 camp. If you haven’t yet filled this in, we would really appreciate you doing this so that we can continue with our planning for next year’s camp.  The form can be found on Skool Loop, under Forms.


Outdoor Education Fee 
We have been able to provide some amazing activities as part of our outdoor education programme so far this year using lots of different outside providers. The next two terms will also be jam-packed with exciting activities that we can’t wait to tell you about. Thank you to the parents who have paid this term’s fee of $20.00. If you are not sure if you have paid this fee or are having any trouble paying this, please contact the office. 


Strike Percussion Show 
This amazing show is taking place on Thursday 4 July. It is a fantastic performance which we are lucky enough to have come to our school. If you have paid the school donation, the show is complimentary otherwise there is a cost of $7.00 for your child to attend this show. If you are not sure whether you have paid this, you can check by either contacting us or the school office. 


Production 
Production week is fast approaching! We have been busy practising our class item each day in preparation for the actual performances next term. If your child is not able to perform on any of the performance dates, please let us know so that we can adjust our item.

Performance dates:

Monday 5th August - 10 am (during school time)  
Monday 5th August - 6 pm (5pm call time to get ready) 
Tuesday 6th August - 6 pm (5pm call time to get ready) 
Wednesday 7th August - 6 pm (5pm call time to get ready) 


If you are having trouble sourcing any of the costume items, please let us know. Information regarding what your child needs for their group’s costume was sent earlier this term via Skool Loop.  


Stationery 
Some students need new stationery such as pencils, rulers and erasers. We have had an increasing number of students borrowing the small pool of spare stationery which is also slowly diminishing. Could you please check with your child if they need any items replaced. Please remember to name it. 


Taiwanese Students 
In the last week of this term, Te Tupuni will be lucky enough to have a small group of Taiwanese students visit us for the week. They will get to meet our wonderful students and participate in class lessons during the week.   


Reports 
Progress reports will be coming home on the last day of this term. The report will indicate your child’s progress in reading, writing and maths. Look out for this in your child’s school bag.  
 
Enjoy the rest of the week. 
 
Ngā mihi 
James and Jackie 

Bus delayed
20 Jun 2024

Hi all we have just been advised by Ritchies that the bus has been delayed arriving to school and we expect the bus to arrive at 3.15pm to start the first run to Wairere.

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