Thursday 23 May 2024

Kahikatea News Term 2 Week 4

 Tena Koutou Katoa, 

The cooler weather is now here and rainy days too! Thank you for naming rain jackets, coats, hats etc and checking in the hub to locate your child's belongings at the end of the day. Each home group has at least one large tub for school jerseys and jackets and we encourage children to check all of these if they have lost something. 

School Uniform 

Teachers have been reminding tamariki about the correct uniform items that they should be wearing to school. The following list is taken directly from our school website: 


Plain black culottes

Black and white gingham culottes

Black and white gingham dress

Black track pants

Black drill shorts

Red polar fleece jacket

Red polo shirt (long or short sleeved)

Red fleece sweatshirt

Plain red zip Merino top

School Footwear

Black school shoes

Plain white or dark runners

Black school sandal, preferably with a closed in toes

Black or white socks

Hair Accessories

Plain black/red headbands, ties, ribbons or clips.

Cyber Safety 

All You Need to Know About TikTok

TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media apps. It’s a platform for creating, sharing and discovering short videos – and many young people love it! From new dance crazes to funny clips to animal videos, TikTok can inspire creativity and bring joy.

But parents and whānau must help their tamariki navigate Tiktok safely. Today we’re sharing the Netsafe Tiktok Family Safety Toolkit Netsafe Tiktok Family Safety Toolkit so you can help guide your whānau to a fun and safe digital experience.

Pink Shirt Day & Learning Through Play

Have a lovely weekend everyone! 
Team Kahikatea 

Thursday 9 May 2024

Kahikatea News Term 2 Week 2

Kia ora e te whānau mā,What a lovely two weeks back at school for Term 2. Our tamariki have settled in so well with the routines, we have loved the big smiles and warm greetings each day. We would like to send a big thank you to our parents and caregivers as you have made such a difference by setting your child/ren up for success in the morning transition. He waka eke noa - We get there together!Cross CountryA quick reminder that Cross Country will take place on Tuesday, 14th May. The junior races will start from 2.15pm on the field. Please ensure that your child/ren will have their drink bottles, running shoes, and pants, shorts or leggings appropriate for running. They have the option to wear their house shirt.Our tamariki have been training hard for this event and shown our value 'We Love Challenge'. Ka mau te wehi - way to go!School PhotosThank you to our whānau and caregivers for preparing your child/ren for school photos. Everyone came to their photo session with great pride and a big smile. We are excited to show their photos to you when they are available.Naming Uniforms and BelongingsPlease make sure that your child's clothing items, drink bottles, and lunchboxes are properly named. We have had quite a few tamariki losing their tops, jerseys and shoes. You are welcome to have a look in the hub and at the lost property after school should any of their belongings have gone missing.Paper Making and RecyclingLast week, Sarah and Quynh's homegroups had a great time experimenting with paper making! They learnt about the value of recycling, and how used paper can have a second life.

"We made paper out of used bits of paper."
"It was tickly and weird."
"It was squishy!"
"We put our hand on the bit of paper."
"We kept on pushing it."
"Mine was like a pancake!"
"I got heaps of little paper and squished it and we leave it for 24 hours."
"I liked pushing it, it was so fun."
"I made a love heart."
"I loved squishing the paper!"

Learning Through Play

We had scarf dancing as one of the options for LTP last week. Our tamariki had so much fun following and creating movements. Also, a big thank you to one of our parents for donating baby dolls, they were the most popular option during LTP.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Amber, Tracey, Sarah, Megan, Lisa and Quynh