This event has been postponed until Tuesday.
This event has been postponed until Tuesday.
Our Year 4 to 6 students had a great time when they went camping at Dickies Flat. The weather was fabulous! While they were there the children: set up their own tents; went swimming in the river; completed a range of problem solving activities and took a walk through the glow worm caves. In the evening the children cooked their own dinner around the camp fire. Some of the children were thoroughly spoilt when their camp parents supplied them with steak and crayfish! The children enjoyed a good old fashioned sing along before going to bed. We had a fabulous turnout of parents to make the camp a success – thank you to everyone who was able to come.
The competitive Senior School Swimming Sports will be going ahead at the Dave Hume Pool this morning. As the weather is so damp we will only be taking the competitive swimmers, our other senior students will stay at school.
Welcome back to 2015, I hope that you enjoyed the holidays with your children. Special greetings to all of the new families who have joined us at the beginning of this term, we hope you feel very welcome at our school. If you have time and would like to get actively involved at the school, our friendly Parents of The School (POTs group) would be pleased to hear from you – contact details can be found on the back of this newsletter – or contact our junior school Deputy Principal Mrs. Anne Morriss if you would like to be part of our volunteer reading programme.
We like to keep in regular communication with our whanau and families. Our newsletter will come home once a fortnight with your child or can be viewed on our website. We also have a Facebook Page to keep you up to date with what’s on at the school and you can download our Calendar App by searching for the Parent Teacher Calendar. Feel free to pop in before or after school if you want to touch base with your child’s teacher. You will also find a list of staff email addresses on our school website. We look forward to working with you and your child
Andrea Nicholson, Principal
Welcome back to 2015. I hope you enjoyed the Summer with your children.
Dates to remember for the start of Term 1
Office opens for new enrolments: Monday 2nd February and Tuesday 3rd February 8.00am until 4pm.
Stationery Sales: Monday 2nd February and Tuesday 3rd February 9.00am until 2pm in Room 6.
Term 1 begins: Wednesday 4th February
Junior athletics have been postponed until Friday.
Kendall made my day today! She read this book all about Kitty Cat to me. WOW what a clever reader she is. Kendall you can be very proud of your reading and thanks to Mrs Menhinick too for all the GREAT things she’s doing in Room 2 igniting that love of learning!
Pofitu, Maafu, Blessing, Melina, Aisake and Kesomi have been studying Myths and Legends. They read and talked about Roimata’s Cloak. The Kereru or wood pigeon had beautiful feathers and when she died the feathers were made into a cloak for Roimata.
With Sandra’s help they made a cloak like the one from the story. Can you see the beautiful colours of the Kereru?
During Discovery time Room 1, 2, and 6 had lots of activities based on their letter for the week “P”
Princesses, and pirates walked the plank, played with Peter Puppy, went to the Preschool next door and played on their pirate ship.
Pikelets were made, pineapple lumps from a treasure box eaten and lots of pirate ships, treasure maps, patches, and princess art was done.
WOW even our teachers were pirates or princesses, Miss T’s princess eyelashes sparkled and were so pretty.
Can’t wait until the next Discovery Day..wonder what that letter will be!!!!!!!!!
We were delighted with our recent ERO report which confirms the quality of education that we are delivering for our children Below is an article from Sunlive written by Coromandel MP, Scott Simpson.
“A good, solid education is crucial to the futures of New Zealand’s young people. In our region, we’re lucky to have dedicated teachers whose hard work shows their vocation is about far more than reading, writing and arithmetic. We often hear good feedback about our schools through conversations with parents and caregivers. But it’s also rewarding to hear it from official sources; and that’s what’s happened at Katikati Primary School.
It’s received top marks from the Education Review Office. ERO’s review found Katikati Primary School students are having great successes in their learning. And there’s a high level of pastoral care, and a strong commitment by trustees and staff to student wellbeing at KKPS.
The school won’t be reviewed again for four-five years, which indicates just how well it’s doing right now. This is a big pat on the back for principal Andrea Nicholson and her staff, and the school’s Board of Trustees led by David Freeman – they all deserve an A-plus.”