Rākau Nui Newsletter

Term 2, Week 7

Newsletter 14 June 2022


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Life Education Trust and Harold

Life Education and Harold started their visit on Thursday. Class lessons have a health focus with all children taking part in this programme. Please give a $6 donation per child towards the costs of running the Life Education programme. Payment can be made on Kindo or please send a named envelope to the office with $6 inside.


Bake Sale

Thank you to everyone who provided or bought baking at our bake sale last week. Our students did a great job of setting things up, selling and tidying away (with a little help from Rākau Nui staff). This event was very successful and we are well on our way to being able to have a wonderful year 6 day out at the end of the year.


Lunch boxes

With the colder weather, we’ve noticed that some students are eating more food and some have finished everything by morning tea. Could you check with your child and add a little bit more if they tell you they don’t have enough please?


Donations

As part of a STEAM topic this term, students have the opportunity to ‘tinker’ with broken or old, unwanted technology. If you have any unwanted items, we would really appreciate them! Please send them to school with your child and tell them to bring them to room 12 or message christinel@papaprangi.school.nz.


Seesaw

Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes. Each week more and more learning is being shared there. We highly recommend you check it and engage in conversation with your child about their learning.


There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing choices…

As the weather starts to change, the type of clothes students will need at school will also change. In order to continue giving everyone the much needed breaks from mask wearing, we will be continuing to spend as much time as possible outside and this will include when it is drizzling and there are rain showers. We would appreciate it if students could have a named rain jacket and, if possible, a change of named clothes in their bag just in case. We will be taking a common sense approach to being outside when it’s wet and won’t be outside when we’re experiencing heavy rain, or if it is very cold and wet, as student well being is important.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything with us, please remember that your first point of contact is your child’s home class teacher.Our email addresses are:

alisha@paparangi.school.nz

sarah@paparangi.school.nz

christinel@paparangi.school.nz

trelise@paparangi.school.nz

jharrison@paparangi.school.nz


Hei konā mai


Jenni, Trelise, Sarah, Christine, Ali, Judy, Kath, Andi, Leah, Kuini, Haley, Min and Megan


Useful Dates - Please note that all dates are subject to COVID restrictions and events may be cancelled or postponed

Thursday 9 June - Thursday 16 June - Life Education with Harold!

Tuesday 14 June - IZ Cross Country (pp 16th)

Friday 24 June - Matariki (school closed)

Thursday 30th June - Jumping June Day

Tuesday 05 July - Regional Cross Country (pp 07)

Friday 08 July - Term 2 ends 3.00pm


Tuesday 26 July - Health Information Evening 5.30pm