Kia ora Pīwakawaka whānau,

We’ve officially hit the halfway mark of Term 2 and what an awesome week it has been!

  • Lucky Book Club forms were given out in class today. It is recommended that you get your orders back to Scholastic by June 22nd to avoid disappointment! Check your child’s book bag if you’re wondering where it is, we snuck them in there during pack-up time this afternoon so hopefully they haven’t managed to wander too far already!
  • Just another gentle reminder about bringing toys to school – we’ve had a few special things get broken and lost this week which is why we encourage the children to leave toys at home. I believe there is a beyblade club which is run out of the whare pukapuka (library) during some lunchtimes, which all tamariki are welcome to take part in. However, all beyblades need to stay in schoolbags during class time. Thank you for your continued support in this.
  • Cross Country on Wednesday has been a huge highlight of our week. If you haven’t already looked at the pictures, check them out by clicking here.
  • Our new ‘lunch online’ service for Pita Pit has been working well for many families across the school. Just a reminder that this service is available every Friday, with your child’s order being delivered to their classroom before lunchtime ready to eat after play.
  • As per our new routine, we have an Assembly this week on Wednesday at 1.50pm. You are more than welcome to attend this.

As many of you have noticed, our kids love Te Reo Māori. It has been awesome to hear of how much they’re enjoying sharing their knowledge at home! We performed one of our waiata and haka to a team of visiting kaiako (teachers) today, and once again I was so proud of how passionate and strong our kids are with their singing and actions. Us Pīwakawaka can often be found singing our way through the day! To further support the use of Te Reo in your homes, I have added in a ‘Phrase of the Week’ to our weekly update. Today’s is ‘Karawhiua tamariki mā’ which means ‘Give it heaps, kids!’. I thought some of you may find this useful on the sidelines at Rippa tomorrow! Hopefully this beautiful weather hangs around for Saturday morning sport. Good luck to all our Pīwakawaka Superstars getting out there tomorrow.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā (have a good weekend), and I’ll see you all on Tuesday for another action packed week of learning and fun,

Mauri tau (chill/relaxed vibes!)

Lucy