Tena Koutou, welcome to Kowhai 2012.
We are all pleased to be back at school after enjoying a fun summer holiday and are already over half way into the first term. We have been working hard to establish class routines and settle into the start of a new year. Together we have made a class treaty that will help make Kowhai a safe, fun learning environment. We have all agreed to abide to the treaty.
Every afternoon for the first four weeks we trained for the HVS cross country. We worked towards achieving personal goals. On Tuesday 6 March we held our school cross country. The children ran their best and tried to reach their goals. Lots of mums and dads came to cheer. It was a great morning and I am very proud of all of Kowhai! We have also enjoyed learning tennis skills every Wednesday morning and have got very good at balancing the ball on the racquet strings.
Kowhai’s environmental responsibility is ‘Birds of the Valley’ and being responsible for the care of our school chickens. Dave has been sharing his expertise about chicken care with us and we will buddy up with Rm 3 children to learn about feeding them. The children were each given an egg to sample before we started selling the eggs to the community. Our HVS Rainforest Free Range Eggs are now on sale. You can come to Room 2 on a Monday or Friday with your money to order delicious eggs.
Despite the windy weather we had a fun day out at Lyall Bay beach. We walked to the beach on Friday down the zig zag paths and steps. Some of the children had fun playing in the surf, a bit too cold for me! The wind picked up after lunch so we cut our trip short and headed back to school.
We are looking forward to our Marae trip this week and eating a hangi lunch. We have been practicing our mihimihi and have started making a digital mihi on powerpoint. We will share these when we have finished.
Come and have a look around the classroom at all the wonderful things your child has been doing this term. It is hard to believe the term is nearly over.