Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Welcome back to an exciting Term 4. We hope you have all had a wonderful break and managed to get some fresh air and time in the sunshine.

We have a busy term ahead with many fabulous learning opportunities and activities planned.

House Keeping:
  • This term we move into summer uniform. Girls need to wear the light weight gingham culottes or summer dress and boys navy blue shorts or pants and the navy blue polo t-shirt.
  • All children are to have a NAMED navy blue school hat everyday this term. Please encourage your child to keep their hat in their locker.
  • Please ask your child to check their stationery and ensure they have the necessary equipment at school for this term. Last term many children had misplaced their pencils, pens and glue-sticks and whiteboard pens had run out. 
There will be an outdoor focus this term and we are looking at building the children's confidence and skills in a variety of activities.
  • In week 4 we begin our athletics rotations with an athletics day on Tuesday 28th November. 
  • Beach Education is on the 6th and 7th December and we have a Sport Canterbury team day at school on the 11th December. These water based activities will require parent help and support. We will be sending out more information closer to the time. 
  • We will be advised when the school pool opens later in the term. 
  • Oral Language will have a focus on sharing a favourite book. Look out for the roster in your child's home learning book as to which Friday they will be sharing.
We are all looking forward to seeing the children back on Monday. Have a great weekend
Julie, Adela, Fiona, Trish and Jane

Monday, 9 October 2017

Mythical Stories

K15 and K16 wrote some wonderful mythical stories, devising their own mythical beast, hero and settings. On the last day of term we shared our stories with our buddy class. Our buddies gave us feedback about the story - a lot of the children liked the mythical beast!

Monday, 25 September 2017

K17 and K18 Final Current News Presentations

Last week was the final week for our oral language focus on current news.  We have had a great range of articles and stories to listen to, and Jane and I have been so impressed with the presentations and information the children have shared.  Next term we will move onto an exciting new focus for oral language.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Kahikatea ESOL Cultural Identity

Wow the Kahikatea Hub were very impressed with how well all the ESOL children presented their posters about 'Where They Come From' at last weeks assembly. It was lovely to share a cultural understanding with them. What fabulous traditional costumes they wore too. Thank you to Wendy who has worked with these children over the term.

K16 Mythical Creatures


Thursday, 21 September 2017

K15 and K16 Current Event News

This is the final week of our oral language focus on current events. It has been wonderful to see how well prepared the children have been, the range of presentations and the choices of news events to share.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Kahikatea Week 9 Term 3

Wow - Week 9 of Term 3 already! We are all so surprised how quickly this term has gone. We have been very impressed with how well the children are working as a hub. Keep up the fabulous effort!

We have been very busy mask making over the last few weeks, and the children have worked hard to create some very intricate Mythical creatures.  Thank you to those parents who sourced bits and pieces for the masks or came into the class to help us all.
If you have not yet seen your child's mask, pop in and have a look at our displays. The children all seem very proud of their finished masks.

Bake Sale
This term Totara Hub have been looking at new ideas for our school library. On Wednesday they are having a Bake Stall to raise funds for new books and resources for the library. Please support them and bring along a gold coin to purchase some delicious baking at morning tea time.

This Thursday you will be able to view your child's PE and Integrated Studies comment on their STAr account. Please ensure you remember your login details so you can view your chid's progress in these curriculum areas.

Term 4 
Just a reminder that term 4 is a Summer term. The girls wear the summer uniform with the smaller blue and white gingham print (dress or culottes).
ALL children need to have a navy blue school hat or cap at school each day. This is compulsory.

Have a fantastic week

Sam, Jane, Julie, Adela and Fiona