Friday 11 February 2022

Kahikatea Week 2 Term 1 2022

Kia Ora! 
We are so impressed with how well our tamariki are settling into team Kahikatea. Tamariki are becoming familiar with daily routines and expectations, making new friends and getting to know new teachers. These are important days and weeks as we work together to build positive relationships and to develop knowledge and understanding of each others strengths and skills. 

Morning Drop Off 

We are seeing lots of happy kids arriving at the Sandwich Road entrance each morning. Thank you so much for supporting your child to do this with ease. A quick hug and kiss goodbye is working so well for many of our tamariki. If you think your child needs any extra support at this time please let your child's teacher know. 


From Tuesday we will be starting group literacy lessons. We will run literacy (reading and wrting lessons) 4x a week from 9.15am to 10.15am. 

Our literacy program includes: 

  • shared reading
  • poetry
  • oral language and phonemic awareness
  • handwriting
  • alphabet knowledge and phonics
  • writing
  • spelling


Please name your childs lunchbox (including any small containers), drink bottle, sunhat and school jersey

Sunhats must be worn during PE and breaktimes

Please remind your child/children to please keep their shoes on at school. Children who do take their shoes off are encouraged to place them on one of the shoe racks in the hub and to put their socks into their shoes. 

Kinetic Letters Handwriting 

We will be starting this program again soon (once our new staff have completed the online training). 

The Bounce and Skip monkeys are all in need of some new jackets. If you have some sewing skills and would like to make some new ones that would be amazing!

Please email if you are able to help. 

Enjoy these gorgeous photos of our tamariki engaged in Learning Through Play...

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