Wednesday 26 May 2021

Parent Helpers Needed for 10th June - Amber & Charlotte's Home Groups

 Kia Ora Whānau 

We have a tentative date of Thursday 10th June for Amber and Charlotte's groups to visit The Botanic Gardens for an activity session with the Council's Outdoor Education Team and the Museum. This was planned for Monday 24th May, but was cancelled due to cold weather. Thanks to those who have already volunteered. 

We need just two more parent helpers to undertake this trip. 

If you are able to assist for the full day, from 9am-3pm, please email Charlotte asap. 

Many thanks, 

Amber and Charlotte

Sunday 23 May 2021

Kahikatea Trip: Charlotte and Amber's Groups Tomorrow 10th June 2021

 Kia ora Whānau, 

At this stage, Amber and Charlotte's groups will undertake the planned trip to the gardens and Museum tomorrow. 

Each child will need:

  • Good walking shoes  - sneakers or other covered shoes
  • A lunch with extra snacks (no lunch orders today)
  • A named drink bottle 
  • Their named school sweatshirt or jumper
  • Any medications - pls hand this to the teacher tomorrow morning

As it is Winter, please do dress children warmly and send jackets, hats and/or gloves if needed. 

Children need to be at school between 8.30 and 8.45 tomorrow

Parent helpers -  please meet in our hub theatre from 8.30 tomorrow. Briefing will begin at 8.40 sharp.

Many thanks, 

Amber and Charlotte


 Kia ora whanau, 

Today's trip to the museum and gardens is CANCELLED due to the weather. We had a call from the CCC to say the combination of showers/rain and the wind will make the event difficult to run. 

This affects Amber and Charlottes home groups. 

At this stage tomorrow we expect the trip for Lisa and Katies home groups to go ahead. 

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Kahikatea Newsletter Term 2 Week 3

Keeping Everyone Healthy 

To help everyone keep healthy, we would appreciate if you can please:

  • Keep children home if they are coughing, sneezing or have runny noses or other sicknesses
  • Encourage hand washing with soap and water
  • Please ensure your child comes with warm footwear 
  • Please send jumpers to school every day
Our Trip to the Park and Museum

We are looking forward to our trip next week! Amber and Charlotte's groups will go on Mon 24th May. Katie and Lisa's groups will go on Tues 25th May. 
Because Charlotte is still recovering and there will be a lot of walking, Katie McFarlane will take Charlotte's homegroup. 

We would appreciate if you can go over our Trip Social Story at home. We will also view it in class and discuss with the students. 

On the day of your child's trip, please ensure your child is/has:
  • Wearing school uniform 
  • A named jumper, on or in their bag
  • A light jacket if weather feels cooler
  • Covered walking shoes, e.g. sneakers
  • An ample lunch and extra snacks
  • A named water bottle
  • If wetting / soiling may be an issue, please also pack a spare pair of underwear/pants
  • Their school bag, ideally named 
  • Any medications required (please contact your home room teacher regarding this, prior to the trip day).
Library Days 
We have NEW library days!
Lisa and Katie's groups go on Tuesday. 
Amber and Charlotte's groups go on Thursday.

Fidget Toys 
We are noticing that some children are bringing in fidget toys from home. We would like to remind everyone that all toys, including fidget toys, are to stay at home. If parents feel that their child needs a fidget toy, please talk with your home room teacher. 

Learning in Action

We are enjoying working with Ferndale students in some of our Discovery sessions. 


Thank you for the new paint shirts Nuttall whanau! 

Stacey, our Teaching Assistant 

Sunday 2 May 2021

Kahikatea Newsletter Week 1 Term 2

 Welcome Back Everyone! 

We hope you have had time to relax with your child/children over the school break. There are some important events and activities coming up this term including: 

School Cross Country ( Tuesday May 11th) 

Visit to the Botanic Gardens (May 24th & 25th) 

Staff Only Day ( Friday May 21st and Tuesday 8th June) 

Autumn/Winter Term

As the weather begins to change we invite you to please send you child to school with a named school jersey. Your child/ren are not required to bring their school sunhat during Term 2 and 3. 

If you wish to send a pair of warm socks or slippers to school for your child to wear inside please ensure these items are clearly named. 

Raincoats/Jackets/Gumboots need to be clearly named also. 

Cross Country Practices 

Teachers will be taking their homegroups out to the big field each afternoon to practice running the cross country course. Year 1 and 2 students will run a single lap of the Beckenham Park. 

Please send your child to school each day in footwear appropriate for running. Thanks! 

Visit to the Botanic Gardens 

We still need adult helpers for our trip to the gardens in late May. If you are able to support Amber or Charlotte's homegroups (Monday 24th May) OR Katie or Lisa's homegroup (Tuesday 25th May) please email 

Communication with teachers

Teachers are in meetings daily from 8.15am to 8.30am and again from 3.15pm three to four times a week. 

If you need to make a time to meet with you child's homegroup teacher please email them. 

It is so nice to see everyone! Here are some first day back photos...