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17th April 2014

With the severe weather today we have heard from the police that they are beginning to close some of the roads on the outskirts of Katikati. We are not planning to close the school at this time but if you are concerned about flooding in your local area and wish to pick your children up early please feel free to do so. You will need to sign the children out in the front office.

Many thanks

Andrea Nicholson

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Well done to Anita who has just won the Travel Safe Cycle Helmet Competition for her age group. The competition, which was part of a National Bikewise Week, had more than 700 entries so Anita did very well to get her entry to stand out. The students had to design a helmet with the winning designs being painted on to actual helmets by local graffiti artists. Anita was inspired by spiders and used bright colours which would get cyclists noticed. Anita was presented at assembly today with a helmet painted with her winning design, she has also been invited to a formal presentation by Mayor Ross Paterson next week. Congratulations Anita we are very proud of you.

 

 

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Celebrating the Royal Visit

Celebrating the Royal Visit

In keeping with the Royal Visit to New Zealand some of the staff celebrated in “ROYAL STYLE”.

We talk about the “culture” of the school, how we do things around here…however it’s not EVERYDAY we wear our tiaras to school!

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The Junior School have embarked on Discovery Time on Fridays and as you can see from some of the photos there are so many opportunities for children to problem solve, make choices, persist, discover, wonder, share, cooperate with others – all part of the Learning Process.

We thank parents/caregivers who are supporting us in the classroom during this time.

These are some reflections  from some of our Year 2s about Discovery Time which demonstrate the life skills and key competencies that are being learnt.

Everyone needs to share and think about others when they’re doing Discovery Time. It was really good doing the baking. Emeal.

Everyone needs to break their things up at the end so we can use them another time. Hannah

You need to share things and let others use them. Playing with the Mobilo I learnt to make a rocket ship. Rynal

Everyone likes Fridays because it’s Discovery Time. I made a boat using the wood and I had to watch out for my fingers when I was hammering. Tayla

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I hope that you had a fabulous Christmas with your children and have enjoyed the summer break. Just a reminder that the new term starts on the 3rd of February. The office will be open on the 30th and 31st of January for new enrolments and stationery sales.

We look forward to welcoming our existing and new families to the school on the 3rd February. Until then enjoy the rest of the holidays.

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From all the staff at Katikati Primary School we would like to wish you a very happy Christmas with your children and we look forward to seeing our children back on Monday the 3rd February. The school office will be open on the 30th and 31st of January for new enrolments and stationery sales.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete

Andrea Nicholson

 

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Our junior school children have been making the most of the great weather, taking their learning outdoors. Our Year One classes have had the opportunity to work with each other on a wide range of creative activities. The children have been having a ball!

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Just to let everyone know that the Year 3 camp is all go this morning. The children will be leaving after the Junior School Celebration Assembly.

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Since we have started to rejuvenate our school gully, one of the new attractions at the back of the field is a hut building area. The children have been taking full advantage of the opportunity to build huts during breaktime and lunch. Each week a different year group has a turn to put their building talents to full use. On a Friday the huts are taken down again so that the next year group can come up with their own designs the following week. Have a look at the photos to see what some of the children have managed to create so far.

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