Kia ora e te whānau,
Wow, these final weeks are just speeding by! We have been having a lot of fun in Kahikatea and we hope that you are all well.
Word of the Week
This week, we have been focusing on Empathy.
We have been discussing with the students that:
Empathy is being able to know how someone else is feeling, even when you aren't in the same situation. Sometimes, in more simple words, we explain that empathy is being able to "put yourself in someone's shoes" and see things from their view.
On Tuesday and Friday afternoons this week, our students have been taking part in some transitions to help prepare them for next year.
Current Year 1 students --- 2023 Year 2 Students in Kahikatea
Current Year 2 students --- 2023 Year 3 Students in Kōwhai
During these transitions:
The 2023 Year 2 students remained in Kahikatea and were joined by the Koru Hub for a Learning Through Play session. These sessions allowed 2023 Year 2 students to meet some of the tamariki that will be in their hub next year.
The 2023 Year 3 Students went through to Kōwhai for some fun. This allowed them to begin to make connections with some of the teachers and students that will be in their hub next year.
We are still enjoying our arts rotation! By the end of this, all home groups will have had two lessons in each of the arts strands; music, visual art, dance, and drama. The kids have been having so much fun during these lessons and we have all loved teaching these areas!
New Junior Playground
We have had so much fun exploring the new junior playground over the past couple of weeks! We are loving seeing the kids enjoying it during break times, as well as after school!