Kia ora Atawhai whānau, 

Hope you’re all having a relaxing Sunday.

Te Kupu O Te Wiki: Peke – To jump – We’ve been learning how to peke in lots of different ways as part of our athletics preparation so hopefully we nail the high and long jumps tomorrow!


Things you need to know:

  • Bridget is in for me tomorrow, so she is taking our class to Athletics. Bridget is your contact person for any Atawhai related needs out at the track.
  • Your kids need to be at school no later than 8.55am. Earlier is better! As you can imagine there is a lot to organise, so any time from 8.30am is helpful for us.
  • If your child is late to school you will need to contact the office and bring them out to the Massey track.
  • Please pack your tamariki a hearty lunch, big bottle of water, and apply sunscreen before they leave home. We will have sunscreen stations for re-application throughout the day.
  • Everyone must have their RSS bucket hat which is to be worn all day.
  • Show some House spirit and encourage the kids to dress in their House colours! Tui is Yellow, Kiwi is Red, Kererū is Blue, Kea is Green.
  • Appropriate footwear and warm clothes for all weather are essential.
  • The weather forecast isn’t amazing, so keep an eye on SchoolStream tomorrow morning in case of a cancellation. If the day is cancelled then it’s a normal school day.
  • Please email me if you can support Bridget (or any other teacher) at a station! We’d appreciate your help.
  • Click here to read Kelly’s Athletics Info post from a few days ago
  • Below is the timetable – this is a guide, sometimes things run early or late:

As Athletics is massively ‘on top’ I will keep this brief and only share one other pānui with you. Next Monday (25th November) we are going on a trip with Te Whāriki (Room 12) to Ross Intermediate for a morning of kapa haka & whakawhanaungatanga. The tuakana there can’t wait to host us again & we’re so excited to have the chance to learn from and be inspired by them.

Our trip is from 9.30am to 12.30pm and we will be travelling by bus. Please email me if you’re interested in coming along with us as parent help (we will probably need you to follow the bus in your own car/carpool with others).

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and let’s hope Ranginui (the Sky Father) helps us out by not raining on our Athletics day tomorrow!

Ngā manaakitanga,


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We started the week learning how to Long Jump with Coach Kaitlyn & Coach Emma

Then on Tuesday Coach Nala taught us how to do High Jump

On Wednesday the kids took over my role as kaiako!! Some of our girls were the teachers for the morning and I was a student. They did an amazing job!

At the moment we are learning about Measurement. One of our tasks this week was about finding out who stole the cookies from my cookie jar. We had to prove our theories by measuring footprints and comparing them to the size of the suspect’s.

On Friday we enjoyed Science time with Rooms 3 and 5. We were learning about how to group different plants, flowers and roots. We had to talk in our rōpū and come up with different ways to group our items and say WHY we grouped them the way we did.

We enjoyed some beautiful whānau time at the playground on Friday. We even had enough kai to show manaakitanga to 3Toa and share some with them since they came to the playground at the same time as us.