Saturday 28 October 2023

Kahikatea News Term 4 Week 3

Kia ora e te whānau,

It has been a lovely week back after the long weekend. We have been enjoying the lovely Spring weather!


A highlight of our week was athletics day. Kahikatea children showed 'We Love Challenge' and 'We Get There Together' as they participated in long jump, hurdles, shotput, and relays. Here are some photos taken during our training and on the day.


A quick reminder that toys are not allowed at school. If you have any questions, please let your child's homegroup teacher know.

That's all for this week. We hope that you are having a fabulous weekend!

Team Kahikatea

Thursday 12 October 2023

Kahikatea News Term 4 Week 1

Kia ora e te whānau,

Welcome to Term 4! We have a busy term ahead, with lots of engaging learning experiences planned. 

Weeks 1 - 3: Athletics practice (hurdles, shotput, relays, and long jump).

Weeks 3 - 6: Navigators/Waka Hourua - Tamariki will learn about the journey of the first people to live in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

Weeks 4 - 9: Cashmere Technical Football Club - Football in Schools programme (two sessions per week)

Weeks 7-10: Fairy tales - Children will learn that a fairy tale is a fictional story, often passed down through generations. We are very keen to incorporate fairy tales from all cultural backgrounds within our team. Please, if you have a fairy tale you wish to share, please let your child's home group teacher know. This unit will conclude with a trip to the Isaac Theatre Royal, where we will watch a performance of Cinderella by the Southern Ballet Company.

Teaching Assistants

This term, we welcome two new teaching assistants to the Kahikatea team. Laura and Karen, we are looking forward to working with you!




Sunhats are compulsory in Term 4. No hat, no play. We find it best to leave sunhats at school each day to ensure that children always have a hat at school. Each home group has a bucket in which these are stored. Please make sure that your child's hat is clearly named.

Little Learners Texts

We encourage children to bring their literacy folder to school at the start of each week with their previous week's text inside. This way, we have enough texts to use in our teaching for the following week. If you have any Little Learners texts lying around at home, please send them our way!

Word of The Week

This week's word of the week is 'upstander'. An upstander will use their words and/or actions to help someone who is being mistreated. The following video has been shared with your child/ren this week.


Please note that Krystal and Katie's home groups have changed library days this term. 

Library days are:
Tuesday: Lisa/Quynh & Katie's home groups
Thursday: Amber & Krystal's home groups

Please support your child to have their folder at school on their library day.

That's all for now!

Team Kahikatea