Whānau Open Day
Witherlea School - End of Term 1 Celebration
Our Purpose / Kaupapa
This term our students have been learning through the Pillar: Belonging and this links directly to Social Sciences with concepts being drawn from the 'new' New Zealand Histories curriculum.
We will start on the Top Court with our Kapa Haka groups; Puawai (Year 5-6) and Pihinga (Year 2-4). Also performing is our 'new' Sign Language Group led by Alana Sagar one of our parents. We have sports trophies and athletes to recognise for; Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball and our school will sing to you all.
This is happening straight after morning tea at 11:30am so that our children have had a chance to eat, to run and to play before it all begins.
Following the formalities on the Top Court we will head into our classrooms where your children will be able to show you through their books so you can see the progress they have made. This supports our learners to understand that learning is a journey and that school and home are an integral part of this process. Seeing themselves as learners is the first step to building the capabilities and dispositions of a powerful learner.
The sausage sizzle will be ready at approximately 12:45pm and will run through to 1:30pm. We invite you to stay and enjoy this with us.
Families / whānau are welcome to take their children home however the school is open till 3pm (this is only an option for those who wish to take it up). The rest of the children will have their lunch break and back into class for a short time before going home for the term.
Whānau Open Day
Friday, April 16th, 11:30am
Outline of Day
12:10pm: Students take their families / whānau back to their classes
12:45pm: Sausage Sizzle open for purchase (prepay for children)
1:30pm: Official lunch break
3pm: End of Term
Safe Holiday Break
We are so looking forward to Term Two where we will connect with you on our Whānau Open Morning (breakfast and open classes) in conjunction with our annual Matariki Celebrations.