Te Kura O Tikorangi. Term 1 Week 1 5th February
KIA ORA TIKORANGI SCHOOL WHANAU
We have had an awesome start to our first week!! Our children are all happy to be back at school and we are too. We do have the best staff and students in New Zealand in my unbiased opinion :)
A big welcome to our new staff this year:
Aaron Bailey-Nowell who will be working across a lot of our classes in a variety of capacities.
Yvonne Martin who will be working mainly in our New Entrant class.
We do have support staff in a lot of classes throughout each day.
A huge thanks to Todd Energy who provide support staff at literacy time in every class for our students. This is a huge commitment of over $40 000 they are supporting us with last year and this year.
A big welcome to our new families as well. We hope to see you all at our School Picnic next Wednesday night.
We have an exciting year planned with as many opportunities as we can fit in for our students. We do have our school events calendar on our website too.
Remember, no school on Monday as is statutory holiday for Waitangi Day.
School Picnic Wednesday 10th February
Bring along a picnic dinner for 6pm. There will be a game of cricket going and the pool will be open. Come along and meet other families and our teachers :)
9th February Lets go Biking Kiwi class Year 5-6
10th February School Picnic from 5:30pm
11th February Lets go Biking Toroa class Year 5-6
18th February Classes learning First Aid
25th February Classes learning First Aid
25th February American for Year 5-6
2nd March School Swimming sports
12th March Cluster Swimming sports
19th March School Triathlon
23rd March Cluster Triathlon
29th and 30th March Lets go biking and scootering -Year 1-4
Parent/student/teacher interviews date to be confirmed
Professional Development Focuses for staff for 2021
This year our three main professional development focuses are:
- Structured Literacy which is where children are taught to read using the sounds of words and decodable texts.There has been a lot of media coverage about this lately.
- Write that Essay- improving writing skills Year 3-6
- Developing our localised curriculum starting with how are we ensuring our children are curious, active thinkers and what are we doing to provide opportunities for this as we want every child to be curious about everything and actively engaged in their learning.
Term dates and Teacher Only Day Dates
Term 1 16th April
16th April Last day of Term 1
Term 2 starts 3rd May
4th June Teacher Only Day
9th July last day of Term 2
Term 3 starts 26th July
6th September Teacher Only Day
1st October last day of Term 3
Term 4 starts 18th October
Teacher only day to be confirmed
Last Day of school is 17th December
Friendly Reminders from Mrs Nancarrow
1. Please name all clothes as we can give them back.
2. All Year 4's-6's need a sports teeshirt. You can purchase one at the school office for $26. We have no eftpos.
STAY CONNECTED WITH TIKORANGI SCHOOL
Please ensure you have the school stream app and find Tikorangi School as that is our main method of communication.
All new families will be getting a seesaw link very soon.
Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TikorangiSchool
Check out our website at https://www.tikorangi.school.nz/ (we are just updating over the next few weeks)
CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL KERRY NANCARROW BY EMAIL DIRECTLY email@example.com or ph 027 7568034
Todd Energy Proudly Supporting Literacy At Tikorangi School
Thanks for all you do for us and your ongoing support. Enjoy your long weekend.
On behalf of the Tikorangi School team
Ka kite ano
Kerry Nancarrow - Principal