Te Aroha Primary School

Term 3 Week 10 2021

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Kia ora koutou

Welcome to week 10 and a start of another fantastic week at TAPS.

Last week we sent a letter home with a reply slip asking all parents in our school to complete the reply slip with their current contact details. I would like to thank the many parents who have responded to this request. I do appreciate it greatly. However, we still have many parents who have not completed the reply slip, as yet, and we ask that if you are one of these parents that you do it before the end of the week.

Ngaa mihi nui

Kevin Johnson

Principal / Tumuaki

Last Week of Term Three

This is a reminder that this is the last week of term. School will close for the holidays on Friday 1 October.

Have a great holiday with your children.

Class and Individual Photos

This is to remind parents that we will be having class and individual photos on the first day back in term four, that is, Monday 18 October.

Further information regarding photographs will come home with your child later this week.

Please ensure that your child is in full school uniform for the photo.

Key Term Dates


1. School Closes for the Holidays - 1 October 2021


1. School opens for term four - 18 October 2021

2. Class and Individual Portrait photos - 18 October 2021

Classroom Round Ups

Rm 1 Mrs Johnson

Our last week before a well deserved holiday for everyone. This rather strange term, with a large chunk in lockdown, has just flown by. We will celebrate our great learning this term with a Fun Day on Friday as well as hockey. Our phonics work is the Letterland sounds v,w,x, y and rhyming words.. Reading homework will come home this week as usual. Our Maths focus this week is counting in 2's to 20 and teen numbers. We are still working on our artwork from Maori Language week and we will continue to share this with whanau in the week. Also please look out for the artwork for the calendar orders that will come home this week. Have a great holiday!

Rm 2 Miss Green

Week 10 has approached quickly! Room 2 have worked extremely hard over the past few weeks. We came back from lockdown and hit the ground running and I know the children are ready for a holiday. Although this is bittersweet for me as this is my last week with the class before I am off on maternity leave. The chikldren enjoyed getting to know their teacher for term 4, Mrs McGhie last week while I was testing. She will be in again Wednesday to take the class. We are working towards our last 3 stars in the jar this week so we can have our class party on Friday. This will be a great way to end the term and my time with the children. Reading homework will continue this week. I am so pleased with the progress made using the decodable texts. Keep the practice at home going, it certainly makes a difference.

Rm 3 Miss Swan

Kia ora koutou

Week 10 already and the holidays are fast approaching. Room 3 is looking forward to a well deserved break!
Writing: We are focusing on our editing skills and why using a capital letter and fullstops are so important in our writing.
Maths: Maths groups will continue to look at subtraction within 20, equal sharing and numbers before and after between 0-100.
Reading: Reading books continue to come home from Monday-Thursday. Our phonic work word this week is looking closer at a_e and spelling words will reflect this.

Reminders for the week

  • Whaea Armstrong will be in class on Friday.

  • Please bring along drink bottles everyday.

  • Library day on Friday.

  • Homework for the week: Spelling, Maths worksheet and daily reading book.

  • Please remember to bring along book bags and homework notebooks everyday. Room 3 needs their notebooks for word work during class times.

Please remember you can contact me via Seesaw and email mswan@tearohaprimary.school.nz
I hope you all have a safe and happy school break!

Rm 5 Miss Entwisle

Wow! The end of Term 3 is here already! Our Spelling words this week are all about est and sw. For those wishing to learn their words at home, a spelling list is available each week on Seesaw, along with a copy of our weekly class poem. In Mathematics we have been working on our addition and subtraction by grouping our tens and ones. Due to time constraints, in place of speeches we will be taking turns on our group sharing days to recite a favourite class poem (these will be recorded and shared via Seesaw). We look forward to using our time this week to reestablish the Butterfly Sanctuary near the library which is a project that some of our former Room 5 students started a few years ago, but which has sadly been on the back burner thanks to all the school construction and COVID constraints. If you have any queries or concerns please feel free to get in contact via the Seesaw message function or through email mentwisle@tearohaprimary.school.nz.

Rm 6 Mrs Bankier

Wow I can't believe it's the last week of the term. I am back full time from this week. Thank you to those who have already come and had an interview last week, I am looking forward to seeing the rest of you on Wednesday.

We have been enjoying Pause, Breathe, Smile with Mrs O'Connor, this will continue each Thursday.

I look forward to Term 4 and all of the exciting learning we have next term.

Trina Bankier

Rm 7 Mrs Paul

With the last week of term upon us, there is so much to finish off!!!

Last week we had a great time experiencing 'chance' in Maths and we quickly worked out when things weren't 'fair".We will finish it this week and move on to collecting data and look at things like Leaf and Stem Graphs rather than the old bar graphs usually taught.

In writing we will continue to write to persuade but this time we will be making it practical and writing letters trying to convince people to see our way!!

Our Calendar art is finished. Some people missed this as they were away and while they were invited to do one, have not taken up the offer so if your child does not have one, that is why. This week we will be completing some tasks for the show early next term.

Rm 8 Mrs Young

Term 4 Yr 7 Camp - This week we will send out our first camp letter for our Year 7 and 8 students in Hub 3. Our year 6 students will join the rest of the school for an awesome pool trip along with fun activities to finish the year.

Pen pals - we’ve been approached by the senior students at Turua Primary to end the term by sending some letters to each other.

Calendar Art - these look fantastic, and will make some awesome Christmas presents.

Newspaper request - We will be busy with lots of BP tech and EPro8 hands on activities this week to test our brains. If you have any spare paper we would appreciate it.

Speeches we have 4 year 6 students who have made the speech finals on Thursday.

Maths. Please continue to practice your tables at home. We will be recapping our term of fractions.

Literacy - Our chapter book is - The Boy in the Tower. We will be finishing this book off to end the term.

Online interactive quiz with detailed answers. Please login via https://socrative.com/ Click on Student Login and enter TAPSROOM82021. Whanau can also take part every week!

Home Learning - Library Books + EPIC Reading. Mathletics + Prototec + Weekly Quiz

Email- kyoung@tearohaprimary.school.nz

Rm 9 Mrs Gamble/Mrs Hodgetts.

Well done to all our students who presented their speeches last week. Delivering a speech can be very nerve racking so well done to all of you. Speeches finals will take place on Thursday 30th at 10.40am in the school hall. Due to level 2 covid restrictions there is limited seating. More information about this will be sent out early this week.

Literacy: Letter writing, and online reading tasks will be our focus.

Maths: We will continue with measurement, working out perimeters and areas of shapes.

Calendar art: A few people still need to add their finishing touches to their art work. These look amazing. Keep an eye out for these this week.

Homework: Spelling, weekly quiz, mathletics tasks and reading 20-30 minutes each evening.

Mrs Hodgetts and I would like to acknowledge that this term has been a tricky one. We would like to thank all parents and whanau of Room 9 students for their support and patience. Covid-19 created many challenges and we know that sacrifices were made by many of us. We thank you for keeping the learning going and ensuring our students were happy during these times. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday and look forward to a more settled term 4.

Rm 10 Mrs Brittenden

Kia ora koutou - what a term. I am really proud of Rm 10 - they have worked hard and shown self management and resilience. This week, we will be taking the time to complete the work we have on the go so we can start afresh next term. There will be a mix of unplugged and online tasks.

Literacy - we will be completing journal activities aimed at developing our comprehension skills and formulating an opinion, which we can develop in a writing plan and piece of persuasive writing.

Maths - we explore the concepts of area and volume and using this to solve problems.

Year 8 Enrolments for Te Aroha College - please make sure you have made an enrolment appointment for your child if they are attending Te Aroha College next year. There are appointment slots available for this to be completed at our school this Wednesday, if you have not already done so. Any queries can be directed to Te Aroha College (07) 8848625 or email office@tacol.nz

Have a great holiday everyone. Stay safe, relax and enjoy!

Arohanui - Mrs B dp@tearohaprimary.school.nz

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Rangitahi Wananga - Hoki Ki Te Maunga

Here is an awesome opportunity for some of our older tamariki to join this holiday and wananga. Registration form link is here: https://forms.gle/7aV1vCcy5AJiLsnYA .

PTA Kids Art Calendar Fundraiser

The PTA have organised a Kids Art Fundraiser for our school. Your child has completed a piece of artwork for this and it will come home on Wednesday for you to view.

Further details about this fundraiser will also come home with the artwork.

This is a perfect Christmas gift for grandparents and other family members. We ask that parents support this fundraiser as a number of events and fundraisers have had to be cancelled because of Covid.

Sam Green - Maternity Leave

This week we say goodbye to Miss Green who is going on maternity leave. We would like to wish both her and her partner, Soul, well at this exciting time in their lives. This will be their first child and another addition to the TAPS family. So we are also excited and can't wait to meet their new baby sometime soon.

Mrs Maria McGhie will be relieving in Room 2 for term four and she has already spent two days in Room 2 getting to know the children.


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Reminder to Parents Enrolling Their Child

Parents and Whanau enrolling their Child fo rTe Aroha College AT School

Please knock on your child's classroom door and we will send your child to you. Enrolments will take place in the school library. Please scan in using the QR Code at the library. Hand sanitiser will be available. Remember to bring your child's birth certificate / passport and immunisation certificate.


Below is the lunch menu for week ten.
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