Friday, 9 March 2018

Welcome To Te Kakano

Wow, what a wonderful start to the year we have had in Te Kakano. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to ur blog. 

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Amanda and Jenny. Together we will be collaboratively teaching and caring for all the learners within Te Kakano. We will also be working closely with Geraldine Irvine in the Te Puawai hub.

Our class blog is a forum to share information about events and activities that are happening with in our environment. Our learners will help us to construct the posts and we hope that they will give you the required information and also allow for discussions between you and your child about their school day. We also will be using the blog to share useful sites, research and activity ideas that could support your child's learning at home.

We welcome comments and look forward to sharing these with our learners.

Farewell Hangi for Mr Ritai

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Getting To Know Our Big Buddies

Each new student to Te Kakano is matched with a Big Buddy from the Year 5 and 6 hubs.  One of the important responsibilities our buddies have is to support our students during break times and whole school events such as our Whakangahau.  They have done a wonderful job of helping our students settle in and feel comfortable within the school grounds.

We have had a lot of fun getting to know more about our buddies through play since the beginning of the year and we are looking forward to working alongside and sharing our learning with them during the year.  There is a wonderful display in our classroom of our students with their big buddies. Please feel free to have a look and talk to your child about their buddy.