Panui 09 August 2019
09 Aug 2019
On Wednesday we hosted the North Counties Inter School Cross Country. The sun was shining and we had a fantastic day. We had thirty-one Year 5 and 6 students from Te Kanawa participate.
This challenging course with hills and cow patties is always enjoyed by our visiting schools. Well done to all the students for giving it their best.
Congratulations to Hannah Noakes who came 1st in the Year 5 girls, Max Taylor who came 2nd in the Year 5 boys and Henry Mayall who came 3rd in the Year 6 boys. Our Year 5 and 6 boy teams generated some good results overall, both coming in 2nd place.
We would like to thank our neighbour Mr Lewis Moody for allowing us once again to use his farm for this event.
Congratulations to all the Rehu Tai finalists that presented at school yesterday.
All finalists delivered their choosen speech category well and should be proud of their achievement.
The overall winners were:
Year 5-6 Speech - Hazen Morgan
Year 5-6 Flash Ten Talk - Brody Burnside
Year 7-8 Rap - Kade Ismail
Year 7-8 Spoken Word - Lockie Douglas
Year 7-8 Speech - Bentley Hardwick
Grocery Hamper Raffles
Each year, we run our most successful Ag Day fundraiser – the Grocery Hamper Raffles. The success of these raffles is largely due to the support we receive from families in donating specific items that can be included in the hampers as well as the selling of raffle tickets prior to and on Ag Day.
Thank you for all the bottles that have been coming in this week for our Grocery Raffle!
Next week we are collecting PACKETS
This could be pasta, rice, snacks, popcorn, coffee, crackers, cous cous, jelly – anything in a packet! Just remember to check that the expiry date is past 28/9/19.
Remember, for every item that is brought to school for the raffle, the students name will go into a draw for an exciting family prize which will be drawn during prize giving on Ag Day. Details on the prize will be revealed soon!
Also, if you won a cup last year please make sure you think about cleaning it over the next couple of weeks as these are due back on Friday 30th August. (Only clean it with SILVO silver polish)
On Friday 30 August we will farewell Mrs. Kim Matheson who is leaving us to take up the position of Operations Manager at Matutapu Island Outdoor Education Camp. As the outdoors is something very close to Kim's heart we know she will be right at home in her new role and wish her all the best.
We thank Kim for all the hard work and effort she has put into our students and school. Kim has looked after our performing arts area, bringing in our singing assemblies where we have enjoyed singing more modern songs, under her guidance our Kapa Haka has strengthened, and our choir has been in fine voice.
A note will go home next week to all Hillary parents regarding the staffing of Hillary once Kim leaves.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is a suite of six competitions designed specifically for primary and secondary students. ICAS are developed by the University of New South Wales, Australia, and conducted annually in in over 20 countries.
The six ICAS competitions and the official sitting dates are as follows:-
Digital Technologies (Y4-8)– 3 September 2019
Science (Y3-8) - 5 September 2019
Spelling (Y3-8) – 12 September 2019
Writing (Y4-8) – 10 September 2019
English (Y3-8) – 17 September 2019
Mathematics (Y3-8) – 19 September 2019
These competitions have an entry fee of $20.00 per competition. Should you wish for you child to enter these competitions, enter through our school shop or email Janet Daubermann at email@example.com your child's name, class and which competitions they will be entering.
The school will not accept any entries after Wednesday 21 August
As part of our literacy programme the students in the Piwakawaka Team will be learning to recite (say by heart) a poem.
On 13th of September there will be a special assembly to present some of the student’s poems from each hub.
The students should be thinking about a poem to prepare and rehearse. They may dress up and use a prop as part of their presentation.
In class we will be covering the skills students need to work on. Should you wish to help your child prepare, please find the rubrics here.
Blake, Hillary and Taylor hubs.
For this inquiry based on How The World Work Taylor has been learning about how Forces help us move. We have been learning lots about gravity, push and pull. We have done a number of experiments to inquire into these forces and even a school trip to Jump.
This week Taylor went to JUMP in Takanini to test out the effects of gravity and learn more about forces. This was part of our How the World Works inquiry with the central idea Forces help us move. Taylor had a lot of fun testing who could jump the furtherest, highest, and get most stuck in the foam pit!
Do you have a digger?
The school is in need of someone who has a digger and truck to come in and dig out the compressed bark and sand around our playground so we can fill it with new cushion fall.
Do you have a large hole needing to be filled?
Obviously, we are also after somewhere to dump the compressed bark and sand. Is there anyone out there who has a farm who can dispose of what is dug out?
If you can volunteer your services to help with either of these, please contact Janet Daubermann on 09 292 7706 or firstname.lastname@example.org