Nga Kiwi 1/2/3 Notices


Term 4 - Week 2

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Manaakitanga.

Labour Day: School will be closed this Monday 22 October. We will see you on Tuesday 23 October.

Library: NK1 and 2 will continue to visit the library on Monday and NK3 will now visit the library on Tuesday.

News: We will now have news on Monday due to Kimihia time on Friday. Children can bring a special item to share such as a photograph or a drawing - no toys. Toys can still be brought to school on Friday.

Assembly: NK2 are hosting this week. Assembly will be held on Friday at 9:05am in the hall. Theo, Gabriel, Joaquin, Kyriakos, Maha, Billie, Abdullah, Niina and Maxi will be speaking.

Hats: Your child must wear a hat every day this term. Hats are available to purchase at the Oak Leaf Cafe. If your child does not have a hat they are required to play under the shade sails.

Birthdays: Birthday season is upon us, with lots of children turning six. Please do not feel obliged to bring a food item to share for your child's birthday. If you would like to bring something please let us know several days in advance. Let us know if you don't want your child having certain items.

Release time: Sarah is on release on Friday. Shelley Barbour is teaching with Lucy and Louise.

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise


Term 4 - Week 1

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Respect.

Welcome: We welcome Tatum to NK3.

Library: NK1 and 2 will continue to visit the library on Monday and NK3 will now visit the library on Tuesday.

News: We will now have news on Monday due to Kimihia time on Friday. Children can bring a special item to share such as a photograph or a drawing - no toys. Toys can still be brought to school on Friday.

Assembly: NK1 are hosting this week. Assembly will be held on Friday at 9:05am in the hall.

Release time: Louise is on leadership release this Thursday. Geradine will be teaching with Lucy and Sarah.


As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise


Term 3 - Week 10

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Excellence.


Grandparents Day: A big thank you to all the parents and grandparents who attended on Friday.

Mufti Day: Wednesday 26 September. Instead of the usual gold coin donation the PTA are asking for a bottle of something, e.g. shampoo, bubble bath, chocolate topping (no alcohol), to go towards the Mystery Bottle stall at the Monster Fair in November. 

Big Day In: To celebrate our term of fairy tales we are having a fairy tales themed Big Day In on Thursday 27 September. Students can come to school dressed as their favourite fairy tale character. At 9.10am we will be having a parade on the blue astroturf to show off our costumes. Whānau are welcome to watch.


Assembly: Ngā Kiwi 3 are hosting assembly this week. Assembly will be held on Friday at 9:05 am in the hall.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued. 

Release time: Shelley, Kate, and Lillian will be teaching for Lucy, Sarah, and Louise on Tuesday. Shelley will be teaching for Sarah on Friday. 
Week 10 fairytale: Billy Goats Gruff.

School holidays: Our last day of term 3 is this Friday 28 September. The first day of term 4 is Monday 15 October. Thank you for your wonderful support this term. 

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise

Term 3 - Week 9

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Manaakitanga. 


Grandparents Day: This will be held this Friday (21st of September) from 10:30 am to 1pm. Please ensure you have returned the notice to indicate if you or someone in your family with be attending. 

Whānau are welcome to join us for a shared lunch afterwards. Please bring a plate of food to share. We look forward to seeing you all!

Assembly: Ngā Kiwi 3 are hosting assembly this week. Assembly will be held on Friday at 9:05 am in the hall.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued. 

Release time: Shelley, Kate, and Lillian will be teaching for Lucy, Sarah, and Louise on Tuesday. Shelley will be teaching for Sarah on Friday. 
Week 9 fairytale: Hansel and Gretel. 

As always, let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise

Week 7 and 8 newsletters sent via STAr

Term 3 - Week 6

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Creativity.

Assembly: Ngā Kiwi 6 are hosting assembly this week. Assembly will be held on Thursday at 1.40pm in the hall.

Ngā Kiwi Poetry Final: Wednesday 29 August at 10.45am in the hall. Congratulations to Jhai and Frank from Ngā Kiwi 1 and James and Billie from Ngā Kiwi 2 who will represent us in the finals. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued. 

Release time: Sam Hill is teaching for Louise on Wednesday.
Week 5 fairytale: The Gingerbread Man.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise


Term 3 - Week 5


Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Excellence.


Road patrol: Lucy is doing road patrol this week so will not be available after school.

Assembly: Ngā Kiwi 3 are hosting our special Heart of Achievement assembly for week 5. Aidan, Alex, Cameron, James, Layla, Ryder, Senuthi and Sophie M will be speaking. Assembly will be held on Thursday at 1.40pm.

Poetry competition: Please help your child practise their poem over the weekend as the competition is not far away! We will be using our upstairs space for the competition. Parents and whānau are welcome to attend. 

NK1 - Tuesday 21st of August at 9:05 am
NK2 - Wednesday 22nd of August at 9:05 am 
NK3 - Thursday 23rd of August at 9:05 am 

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued. 


Release time: Shelley Barbour is teaching for Sarah on Monday and Friday and Kate Stokes is teaching on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Lillian Glasson is teaching for Louise on Friday.
Week 5 fairytale: The Elves and the Shoemaker.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise

Term 3 - Week 4


Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Community 

Important: The school will be closed on Wednesday the 15th of August due to strike action. 

Assembly: Assembly will be held in the hall on Tuesday the 14th of August at 2:15 pm. 

Poetry competition: The Ngā Kiwi 1, 2, and 3 poetry competition will be held in week 5 (see days and times below). Please help your child practice their poem at home in preparation for this. Whānau, you are welcome to come along and support your child on the day of their poem recital! 

NK1 - Tuesday 21st of August at 9:05 am
NK2 - Wednesday 22nd of August at 9:05 am 
NK3 - Thursday 23rd of August at 9:05 am 

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued.

Newspapers: We would appreciate any spare newspaper you have.


Lost clothing: Please check your child's clothing to make sure it belongs to them as we have a few lost items. June in room 22 has a collection of lost property in case your child is missing any clothing.
Release time: Kate Stokes is teaching for Sarah on Thursday and Friday.

Fairytales: This term we will be studying a fairy tale every week. Here is the schedule:
Week 2: The Three Little Pigs
Week 3: Jack and the Beanstalk
Week 4: The Princess and the Pea
Week 5: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Week 6: The Gingerbread Man
Week 7: Little Red Riding hood.
Week 8: Hansel and Gretel
Week 9: Billy Goats Gruff
Week 10: The Ugly Duckling.
If you have any fairy tale books, the above or others,  please send them along to school. We will be reading these daily and would love to read the children's books.

Please let us know if you have any questions.



Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.


Term 3 - Week 3

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Initiative. 

Important: The school will be closed on Wednesday the 15th of August due to strike action. 

Scholastic Book Sale: The fair will be set up in the hall from Monday morning until Friday morning. Whānau are invited to come and check out the books between 8am and 9am each morning, and after school between 3pm and 3.30pm. EFTPOS is available at the fair. Tamariki will be visiting the fair during school hours and may come home with a 'Wish List' to discuss at home. The school earns commission in the form of books, Scholastic Rewards points or cash back which we will use to build up our library and classroom collections.

Assembly: No assembly this week due to the Scholastic Book Fair.

House Colour Mufti Day: Thursday 9th August. Gold coin donation with proceeds to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

Eco Expo: Come along to the Eco Expo this Thursday 9th August in the hall. The Eco Warriors will share sustainable lunch box options with you. They have exciting prizes to give away from the Lunchbox Queen, Kiwi Wraps and Kai Carriers. The expo will run from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued.

Newspapers: We would appreciate any spare newspaper you have.


Lost clothing: Please check your child's clothing to make sure it belongs to them as we have a few lost items. June in room 22 has a collection of lost property in case your child is missing any clothing.
Release time: Shelley Barbour is teaching for Sarah on Friday.

Fairytales: This term we will be studying a fairy tale every week. Here is the schedule:
Week 2: The Three Little Pigs
Week 3: Jack and the Beanstalk
Week 4: The Princess and the Pea
Week 5: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Week 6: The Gingerbread Man
Week 7: Little Red Riding hood.
Week 8: Hansel and Gretel
Week 9: Billy Goats Gruff
Week 10: The Ugly Duckling.
If you have any fairy tale books, the above or others,  please send them along to school. We will be reading these daily and would love to read the children's books.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.


Term 3 - Week 2

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Manaakitanga.

Certificates: Well done to Theo J, Lucy, Imran, James A, Zion and Havana who received a certificate at assembly today.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for a new book to be issued.

Newspapers: We would appreciate any spare newspaper you have.

Lost clothing: Please check your child's clothing to make sure it belongs to them as we have a few lost items.
School Photos: This Wednesday will be our formal class and individual photos. Please send your child in the correct uniform. Sweatshirts are only allowed in the photographs - no polar fleeces also no bright coloured shoes or tights.

Release time: Sam Hill is teaching for Lucy on Tuesday. Nicola Evans is teaching for Louise and Shelley Barbour is teaching for Sarah on Friday.

Fairytales: This term we will be studying a fairy tale every week. Here is the schedule:
Week 2: The Three Little Pigs
Week 3: Jack and the Beanstalk
Week 4: The Princess and the Pea
Week 5: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Week 6: The Gingerbread Man
Week 7: Little Red Riding hood.
Week 8: Hansel and Gretel
Week 9: Billy Goats Gruff
Week 10: The Ugly Duckling.
If you have any fairy tale books, the above or others,  please send them along to school. We will be reading these daily and would love to read the children's books.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.

Term 2 - Week 10


Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Creativity.

Certificates: Well done to Juliet, Kyriakos and Senuthi who received a Heart of Achievement at assembly today.

Reading: Our last day of guided reading for the term will be Tuesday. Please return all reading books to us on Wednesday.

Shared lunch: We are having a shared lunch on Thursday at 12pm to celebrate our learning this term. Please bring a plate
of kai to share. Whānau are welcome to join us for this celebration.

Thursday early finish: School finishes at 2pm on Thursday due to parent interviews happening throughout the school.
Interviews are for children who have not yet had an interview this year.

School holidays: School holidays will be for 2 weeks. Term 2 finishes on Friday 6 July and term 3 begins on Monday 23 July. We look forward to seeing you after the holiday break!

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for
a new book to be issued.

Overdue books: If you have 'Roger the Rally Car' by Dick Oliver or 'Space Justice - Lego' by Trey King please return
them ASAP.

Assembly: NK3 are hosting assembly on Friday at 9.10 in the hall. Casey, Hannah, Jack, Michelle, Sophie P, Willow, Ammar, Zion and
Clara are speaking.

School App: To access day-to-day updates of activities happening at school, please download the St Albans school
application on your phone. You will receive notifications reminding you of important events such as cross-country or
mufti day.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their morning jobs independently.
Farewelling your child by 8:50 allows them time to settle in before the 9:00 am music.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,

Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.


Term 2 - Week 9

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Excellence.

Certificates: Well done to Alex, Olive G, and Neave who received achievement awards and Cameron, Charlotte, and
Carter who received values awards.

Union meeting: This will be held this week, on Tuesday 26th of July. If you have no returned the pink form this needs
to be returned urgently. All children will need to be picked up at 12:30 pm, unless otherwise stated on the pink form.

Plastic bags required: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art. We would love to have any
spare plastic bags you have for art next week.

St John visit: We had a fabulous visit from St John last week and learned some really important information about what
to do in an emergency. We are practicing our addresses and phone numbers during class time so that we are prepared.
Please help your child practice these at home!

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for
a new book to be issued.

Assembly: NK1 are hosting assembly on Friday. Amro, Finn, Frank, Kase, Luka, Theo, Carter, Elsie, and Juliet will have speaking roles.

School App: To access day-to-day updates of activities happening at school, please download the St Albans school
application on your phone. You will receive notifications reminding you of important events such as cross-country or
mufti day.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their morning jobs independently.
Farewelling your child by 8:50 allows them time to settle in before the 9:00 am music.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,

Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.

Term 2 - Week 8

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Manaakitanga.

Certificates: Well done to Kase, Will, Joaquin and Kyriakos who received a certificate at assembly today.

Union meeting: Please return the pink slip to us if you have not already. Let us know if you did not receive a notice.

Plastic bags required: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art. We would love to have any
spare plastic bags you have for art next week.

St John visit: St John are visiting us on Wednesday to discuss the care they provide for the community.

Parents' dinner: Now that we are nearly halfway through the school year, some of the Nga Kiwi 1, 2, and 3 parents thought it would be fun to organise a parents' dinner to get to know each other a bit better.  If you are keen to come along, please send an email to juliet@caldercommunications.co.nz by Friday 8 June letting us know the names of those who would attend and which of the following dates would work for you:
 - Friday 22 June
 - Wednesday 4 July
We will go with the most popular date and then choose a venue based on numbers (any suggestions welcome!). 

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for
a new book to be issued.

Assembly: NK2 are hosting assembly next Friday. Gus, Charlotte, Elise, James, Libby, Olive J, Olive G, Ella and
Imran will have speaking roles.
School App: To access day-to-day updates of activities happening at school, please download the St Albans school
application on your phone. You will receive notifications reminding you of important events such as cross-country or
mufti day.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their morning jobs independently.
Farewelling your child by 8:50 allows them time to settle in before the 9:00 am music.

Morning tea: The children need to put their morning tea waste back in their lunch box, as they do with lunch waste.
When you arrive in the morning your child will need to put their kai on a plate and put any packaging back in their
lunch box. Only 1 or 2 items are needed for morning tea. Organic scraps will be collected. It has been wonderful to
see many of you using containers, reusable wrap and kai carriers.

Toys: Please ensure your child does not bring any toys to school from Monday to Thursday. They are welcome to
bring toys/items to share on a Friday for news time.


Release time: Shelley Barbour is teaching for Sarah on Friday.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,

Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.

Term 2 - Week 7

Kia ora whānau,

Queen's Birthday: School is closed this Monday 4th of June. See you on Tuesday 5th of June.

Value of the week: Respect

Welcome to school/School visits: Clara starts on Monday.

Certificates: Well done to Poppy, Seita, Abdullah, and Niina who received a certificate at assembly today.

Union meeting: Please return the pink slip to us ASAP. Let us know if you did not receive a notice. The meeting
is on Tuesday 26th of June.

Art and Recycling: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art. We would love to have any
plastic bags, bottles and bottle caps (fizzy drink style bottles, lids from various bottles), and tin cans that you are
finished using. We look forward to displaying our artwork as we finish each piece.

Parents' dinner: Now that we are nearly halfway through the school year, some of the Nga Kiwi 1, 2, and 3 parents thought it would be fun to organise a parents' dinner to get to know each other a bit better.  If you are keen to come along, please send an email to juliet@caldercommunications.co.nz by Friday 8 June letting us know the names of those who would attend and which of the following dates would work for you:
 - Friday 22 June
 - Wednesday 4 July
We will go with the most popular date and then choose a venue based on numbers (any suggestions welcome!). 

Phonics books: NK1 and 2 letter sounds - 'sh' and 'th'. NK3 letter sounds: 'd' and 'g'. Read/sing the song, make the
action, colour in the letter and write the letter on the lines. Feel free to find pictures of things that start with the same
sound to stick into the phonics book. This book will be checked weekly so please ensure it is kept up to date.

Library: We will not be visiting the library this week. You can return your book the following Monday.

Assembly: NK4 are hosting assembly on Friday at 9:05 am in the hall.

School App: To access day-to-day updates of activities happening at school, please download the St Albans school
application on your phone. You will receive notifications reminding you of important events such as cross-country or
mufti day.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their morning jobs independently.
Farewelling your child by 8:50 allows them time to settle in before the 9:00 am music.

Morning tea: The children need to put their morning tea waste back in their lunch box, as they do with lunch waste.
When you arrive in the morning your child will need to put their kai on a plate and put any packaging back in their
lunch box. Only 1 or 2 items are needed for morning tea. Organic scraps will be collected. It has been wonderful to
see many of you using containers, reusable wrap and kai carriers.

Toys: Please ensure your child does not bring any toys to school from Monday to Thursday. They are welcome to
bring toys/items to share on a Friday for news time.


Release time: Kate Stokes is teaching for Louise on Monday and Tuesday and Shelley Barbour is teaching for
Sarah on Friday.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,

Lucy, Sarah, and Louise.

Term 2 - Week 6

Kia ora whānau,

Queen's Birthday: School is closed this Monday 4th of June. See you on Tuesday 5th of June.

Value of the week: Fun.

Welcome to school/School visits: Clara visits on Tuesday and Thursday.

Certificates: Well done to Elsie, Shunya, Isobel and Maxi who received a certificate at assembly today.

Spencer Park trip: Thank you to all our wonderful helpers. Have a look on the blog for photos.

Union meeting: Please return the pink slip to us ASAP. Let us know if you did not receive a notice. The meeting
is on Tuesday 26th of June.

SPCA visit: The SPCA are visiting on Tuesday. We will learn about caring for animals and showing empathy towards
them.


Wheelie Day: Children are welcome to bring a scooter, skateboard, or bicycle into school on Tuesday. They will
be able to ride from 12:50 pm to 1:15 pm. All children need to have a helmet in order to join in.

Reading: Our normal programme will resume on Wednesday.

Release time: Lucy is attending a workshop on Wednesday and Mel will be teaching. Kate Stokes is teaching for
Louise and Shelley Barbour is teaching for Sarah on Friday.

Phonics books: NK1 and 2 letter sounds - 'x' and 'ch'. NK3 letter sounds: 'r' and 'm'. Read/sing the song, make the
action, colour in the letter and write the letter on the lines. Feel free to find pictures of things that start with the same
sound to stick into the phonics book. This book will be checked weekly so please ensure it is kept up to date.

Library: We will not be visiting the library next week. You can return your book the following Monday.

Assembly: NK5 are hosting assembly on Friday at 9:05 am in the hall.

Parents' dinner: Now that we are nearly half way through the school year, some of the Nga Kiwi 1,2 & 3 parents thought it would be fun to organise a parents' dinner to get to know each other a bit better.  If you are keen to come along, please send an email to juliet@caldercommunications.co.nz by Friday 8 June letting us know the names of those who would attend and which of the following dates would work for you:
 - Friday 22 June
 - Wednesday 4 July
We will go with the most popular date and then choose a venue based on numbers (any suggestions welcome!). 

School App: To access day-to-day updates of activities happening at school, please download the St Albans school
application on your phone. You will receive notifications reminding you of important events such as cross-country or
mufti day.

Family photos: For those families in Ngā Kiwi 3, we would love to have a family photo you to display on our family
wall. You are welcome to send this to Louise on email or bring a hard copy in. If your child is in NK1 or NK2 and you
have not sent a family photo in, you are still welcome to do this.

Art and Recycling: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art. We would love to have any
plastic bags, bottles and bottle caps (fizzy drink style bottles, lids from various bottles), and tin cans that you are
finished using. We look forward to displaying our artwork as we finish each piece.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their morning jobs independently.
Farewelling your child by 8:50 allows them time to settle in before the 9:00 am music.

Morning tea: The children need to put their morning tea waste back in their lunch box, as they do with lunch waste.
When you arrive in the morning your child will need to put their kai on a plate and put any packaging back in their
lunch box. Only 1 or 2 items are needed for morning tea. Organic scraps will be collected. It has been wonderful to
see many of you using containers, reusable wrap and kai carriers.

Toys: Please ensure your child does not bring any toys to school from Monday to Thursday. They are welcome to
bring toys/items to share on a Friday for news time.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah and Louise.

Term 2 - Week 5

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Creativity

Welcome to school/School visits: Welcome to Ammar and who start next week.

Certificates: Well done to Elise and Sophia who received a Heart Of Achievement certificate at assembly today.

Spencer Park trip - Helper required: A helper has pulled out of our Spencer park trip and we are in need of one
more helper for Ngā Kiwi 3. If you can assist, please contact Louise as soon as possible:
louise.schollum@stalbans.school.nz

This trip is on Thursday (31st of may) from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Please make sure your child is at school
by 8:45 am at the latest. Your child needs to wear mufti. Please ensure they have a warm jacket as well as a jumper.
Additionally, your child will need a sun hat, morning tea, and a full drink bottle inside their bag.

Reading: Teachers are conducting assessments over the week. Your child will be bringing home a browsing book
of their choice. They may choose the same book every day if it is a book they really enjoy or they may choose a
book that is different to their current reading level. You are welcome to continue reading at home as normal.

Wheelie Day: Children are welcome to bring a scooter, skateboard, or bicycle into school on Tuesday. They will
be able to ride from 12:50 pm to 1:15 pm. All children need to have a helmet in order to join in.

School App: To access day-to-day updates of activities happening at school, please download the St Albans school
application on your phone. You will receive notifications reminding you of important events such as cross-country or
mufti day.

Release time: Cara will be teaching for Lucy on Friday.

Family photos: For those families in Ngā Kiwi 3, we would love to have a family photo you to display on our family
wall. You are welcome to send this to Louise on email or bring a hard copy in. If your child is in NK1 or NK2 and you
have not sent a family photo in, you are still welcome to do this.

Art and Recycling: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art. We would love to have any
plastic bags, bottles and bottle caps (fizzy drink style bottles, lids from various bottles), and tin cans that you are
finished using. We look forward to displaying our artwork as we finish each piece.

Phonics books: NK1 and 2 letter sounds - 'y' and 'x'. NK3 letter sounds: 'e' and 'h'. Read/sing the song, make the
action, colour in the letter and write the letter on the lines. Feel free to find pictures of things that start with the same
sound to stick into the phonics book. This book will be checked weekly so please ensure it is kept up to date.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on Monday in order for
a new book to be issued.

Assembly: NK3 are hosting assembly on Friday at 9:05 am in the hall.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their morning jobs independently.
Farewelling your child by 8:50 allows them time to settle in before the 9:00 am music.

Morning tea: The children need to put their morning tea waste back in their lunch box, as they do with lunch waste.
When you arrive in the morning your child will need to put their kai on a plate and put any packaging back in their
lunch box. Only 1 or 2 items are needed for morning tea. Organic scraps will be collected. It has been wonderful to
see many of you using containers, reusable wrap and kai carriers.

Toys: Please ensure your child does not bring any toys to school from Monday to Thursday. They are welcome to
bring toys/items to share on a Friday for news time.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah and Louise.

OVERDUE BOOKS

Please return these ASAP.

I Spy a Balloon by Jean Marzello

Cars by Lisa Marsoli

Missing Treasure by Giles Andreae

Ruby the Red Fairy by Daisy Meadows

There Were Ten in the Bed by Susan Ealitiri

Where's Wally? by Martin Hanford

Term 2 - Week 4

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Excellence.

Welcome to school/School visits: Maha and Michelle start on Monday. Jack, Ammar, William
and Danylo visit throughout the week.

Certificates: Well done to Theo, Jhai, Libby and Billie who received a certificate at assembly today.

Lucky Book Club: All orders need to be handed in at the office by Tuesday 22nd of May.

Mufti day: This Wednesday. Please bring a gold coin donation for the SPCA.

Art and Recycling: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art.
We would love to have any plastic bags, bottles and bottle caps (fizzy drink style bottles,
lids from various bottles), and tin cans that you are finished using. We look forward to displaying
our artwork!

Newspaper: We would appreciate any spare newspaper you may have.

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on
Monday in order for a new book to be issued.

Assembly: NK1 are hosting assembly on Friday at 9.05 am in the hall.

Family photos: Please email your homebase teacher a photo of your family for our display if
you have not already done so.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their
morning jobs independently. Farewelling your child by 8.50 allows them time to settle
in before the 9:00 am music.

Morning tea: The children need to put their morning tea waste back in their lunch box,
as they do with lunch waste. When you arrive in the morning your child will need to put
their kai on a plate and put any packaging back in their lunch box. Only 1 or 2 items are
needed for morning tea. Organic scraps will be collected. It has been wonderful to see many
of you using containers, reusable wrap and kai carriers.

Long hair: If your child has long hair please ensure it is tied up. This is to reduce the spread of
headlice and to keep hair off their face during fitness and P.E.

Phonics books: NK1 and 2 letter sounds - 'w' and 'v'. NK3 letter sounds: 'n' and 'c/k'. Read/sing
the song, make the action, colour in the letter and write the letter on the lines. Feel free to find
pictures of things that start with the same sound to stick into the phonics book. This book will be
checked weekly so please ensure it is kept up to date.

Release teachers: Lucy and Sarah are attending a course from 9am to 1pm on Tuesday. Cara Wallace
and Shelley Barbour will be teaching alongside Louise for the morning. Shelley will be teaching for Sarah on Friday.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest,
Lucy, Sarah and Louise.


Term 2 - Week 3

Kia ora whānau,

Value of the week: Community

Welcome to school/School visits: Welcome to Zion and Casey. Michelle and Jack visit this week.

Certificates: Well done to Frank, Lucy, Gabriel, and Imran who received a certificate at assembly today.

Cross country: Well done to all of Ngā Kiwi for your excellent participation!

Lucky Book Club: All orders need to be handed in at the office by Tuesday 22nd of May.

Art and Recycling: This term we are focusing on reusing various materials to create art.
We would love to have any plastic bags, bottles and bottle caps (fizzy drink style bottles,
lids from various bottles), and tin cans that you are finished using. We look forward to displaying
our artwork!

Spencer Park trip: Thank you to all the parents who have said they can help already.
You should have received a pink notice about our Spencer Park Beach trip happening in week 5.
Please let us know if you did not receive a notice. NK1 and 2 have enough helpers and NK3 needs one more. Thank you!

Library: We visit the library every Monday. The previous week's book needs to be returned on
Monday in order for a new book to be issued.

Assembly: NK2 are hosting assembly on Friday at 9.05 am in the hall.

Morning jobs: We are encouraging the children to manage themselves and do their
morning jobs independently. Farewelling your child by 8.50 allows them time to settle
in before the 9:00 am music.

Morning tea: The children need to put their morning tea waste back in their lunch box,
as they do with lunch waste. When you arrive in the morning your child will need to put
their kai on a plate and put any packaging back in their lunch box. Only 1 or 2 items are
needed for morning tea. Organic scraps will be collected. It has been wonderful to see many
of you using containers, reusable wrap and kai carriers.

Toys: Please ensure your child does not bring any toys to school from Monday to Thursday.
They are welcome to bring toys/items to share on a Friday for news time.

Long hair: If your child has long hair please ensure it is tied up. This is to reduce the spread of headlice and to keep hair off their face during fitness and P.E.

Phonics books: NK1 and 2 letter sounds - 'j' and 'z'. NK3 letter sounds: 'p' and 'n'. Read/sing
the song, make the action, colour in the letter and write the letter on the lines. Feel free to find
pictures of things that start with the same sound to stick into the phonics book. This book will be
checked weekly so please ensure it is kept up to date.

Release teachers: Shelley, Jo (our new deputy principal), and Becky will be teaching for Sarah,
Lucy, and Louise on Friday. We have been released on the same day to conduct planning as a team.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kindest, Lucy, Sarah and Louise.


Term 2 Newsletter for all Ngā Kiwi
Dear Parents and Caregivers.
Welcome back to term two. This term Ngā Kiwi hub welcomes back from her overseas travel, Louise Schollum, who will be the homebase teacher for Ngā Kiwi 3 and will teach collaboratively with Ngā Kiwi 1 and 2 homebases
Term coverage
This term we continue with our annual plan of ‘Our Big Backyard’ – Our Turangawaewae. Last term we focused on our whanau and community which we will continue this term as well as looking at our environment. We will look at waste and any problems we encounter then find ways that we can solve these problems. Initiatives that started last term were looking at packaging on our food that we have at morning tea and the rubbish that is around the school/community. An excursion this term will be to Spencer Park beach where the Christchurch council educators will lead us in a learning in action programme called ‘Searching the shoreline.’ This will happen in week 5. More details to come.
We will be investigating decomposition and how long objects take to break down which will lead the children to find out what materials are best to use.
In our art unit we will be creating sculptures using creative junk.
The whole school cross country will be held in the second week of the term. All the children will be taking part in this fun activity and we will continue to build up their fitness.
We will be incorporating digital technology in all areas of the curriculum. The children have enjoyed using google maps to find their own home and taking photos of their finished creations. They have also been learning the basics of coding and animation.
Numeracy and literacy are key components in your child’s first year at school. All children are learning their letters/sounds, essential list words, numbers to/from 100 and addition/subtraction to 10. Children all need to practise these skills daily and they love to show how clever they are at reading their books to an adult.
Clothing:
Please name all your child’s clothing as with the mornings becoming colder the children will be taking off sweatshirts/polo fleeces and these can be very easily lost.
Drink Bottles:
Please supply your child with a drink bottle daily.  We are a ‘water only’ school.
Allergies
At St Albans school we are all about keeping everyone safe. We do not have anyone in the Ngā Kiwi hub with any extreme airborne food allergies e.g., nuts therefore there are no restrictions, at this stage, on any specific food you can put in your child’s lunchbox.
Reading folders and reading books:
Reading folders need to come to school daily. Please write a comment each night and write the number of nights in the space provided.  Once the child has read for 25 nights they get a sticker and every 25 nights thereafter. 
Newsletters:
Weekly newsletters this term will only be posted on our blog by the start of the new week – no emailed newsletter this term. Here is the link Ngā Kiwi Blog. Please read this weekly so that you know what your hub is doing and what your child may need.
Junior Team Assemblies:
These are held every Friday at 9.10 am in the school hall, led by the children. All new entrants will be given a ‘Welcome to School’ certificate at these assemblies in the week that they start. All whānau are welcome to attend these assemblies. Our first assembly will be this Friday 4 May lead by Ngā Kiwi 5.
Absences:
Please remember to ring the office if your child will be away. If you are late, please collect a late pass from the office.
Bell times:
School is not officially open until the 8.30am bell. Children who arrive early are required to wait on the astroturf in front of the office. Please help your child to arrive 15 mins before the 9.00am bell.  This is so they have enough time to put away their belongings and unpack what is needed for the day.  To help develop independence and establish class routines we ask that you leave as soon as possible after your child is settled.
Three o’clock:
This is a busy time of day, making sure all children have notices and belongings and once they see their wonderful parent, that is all they want to focus on. So please wait outside the classroom then the children can focus on the instructions given. (This will change over the term as the children become used to routines). If there is no one to meet your child outside the classroom after school, they must come back inside the classroom. If your child has not been collected by 3.15pm they are sent to the school office, due to teacher meetings.
Contact details:
It is important that we have up-to-date email, phone and address details for you. If you have not received a school newsletter via email please let the office know re new details. If you do not have an email contact please ask the teacher for a paper copy.


 
Yours sincerely
Ngā Kiwi Team

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