Teacher – Ruth Pannett
Kahikatea & Tōtara (Yr 6-8) – The Year 6,7,8 collaborative class of ‘Rimu’
Kahikatea & Tōtara (Yr 6-8) – We have slightly altered the collaborative arrangement in Rimu (Kahikatea & Tōtara) to reflect Level 2 restrictions, maintaining lower numbers in each space by sticking to Literacy, Maths and Homeclass timetabling (rather than whole Rimu collaborative time). Apart from increased tiredness by the end of the day, the children have returned very positively and seem to be really happy to be back in each others’ company. There have been many who have loved the Lockdown situation but it has been great to see that they are able to recognise real upsides in learning in the school environment. Since being back, we have aimed to celebrate that which we can do collectively on-site as opposed to remotely – less technology, more collaborative games, richer conversations and sharing.
We have taken the opportunity to unpack the Lockdown and reflect on life in our bubbles, but have also picked up where we left off before our hasty departure from school. Life has been breathed back into our Chuck Close self portrait projects, maths group work programme and book review posters…Ruth, Christian, Di & Anna
As in previous years, stationery will be available to purchase through Paper Tree at Tower Junction or alternatively you can purchase this elsewhere. . The Paper Tree stationery will come already packaged but you can take things out of it if you wish, you can also get it couriered for a small cost. Please see above link.
Camp photos 2019 at Wainui
Lily and Joe placed 3rd in the mixed teams for the Huxter Mountain Bike relay.
Five senior pupils spoke at the ANZAC Parade. Thank you to Lily, Willow, Winter, Ava O and Tom.
Eleanor bought in her observational hive to explain the lifecycle of the Bee.