Rākau Nui Newsletter

Term 3, Week 3

9 August 2022

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Health

A friendly reminder that, all going well, we are planning on starting our health lessons this week. This week in our health programme we will be creating a safe learning environment for upcoming topics and looking at the whare tapa whā model.


Swimming Sports

A reminder that the Rākau Nui swimming sports will be next Friday the 19th of August. We will be taking a bus to Tawa pool leaving at 11am. All students will take part in the swimming sports at various levels. Please make sure you have paid the $10 for the bus and pool entry either via kindo or cash to the office as soon as possible.


Hell Pizza Reading Challenge

The HELL Reading Challenge is a highly successful programme that gets tamariki reading and enjoying the pleasures of books, with the bonus of free pizza rewards.

How the Reading Challenge works:

Children are being given “pizza wheels”. Every time they finish a book, a slice of the wheel gets clicked off or signed by a teacher. When they have finished seven books, they can take their completed pizza wheel to any HELL Pizza outlet and redeem it for a free 333 kids’ pizza.

Here are the rules:

• Each pizza wheel is good for one 333 kids' pizza from any HELL Pizza outlet nationwide

• The wheel must be signed by a teacher and stamped with the official school stamp

• One pizza per visit per child

• Wheels are non-transferable for money

• Children must redeem their free pizza in person, and before Tuesday 31 January 2023.


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?


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.


Athletics

This term we are doing an athletics rotation during P.E. Please ensure that your child is coming to school each day prepared for such activities (i.e. clothing and footwear suitable for running and jumping). A spare pair of socks and shoes in your child's bag would also be great if possible.


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 Angela


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

Monday 08 August - Maths Week

Monday 05 September - Tongan Language Week

Friday 19 August - Rākau Nui Swimming Sports @ Tawa Pool

Friday 26 August - Northern Zone Swimming

Monday 12 September Māori Language Week

Wednesday 14 September - Māori Language Day

Wednesday 14 September - DanceSplash (more information to follow)

Thursday 22 September - Interzone Swimming

Friday 30 September - Term 3 ends 3.00pm