Thursday 29 February 2024

Kahikatea Team News T1 Week 5

Kia ora Whānau, 

Wow, we are now halfway through the term! Our tamariki are truly demonstrating our school kete values as they learn new routines, get to know new friends and challenge themselves to meet new learning goals. We are so proud of everyone for all their amazing mahi, ka rawe koutou! 

Word of the Week

Our word of the week is RESPECT. 

Respect is an attitude of caring about people and treating them with dignity. Respect is valuing ourselves and others. We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. When we are respectful, we treat others as we want to be treated. 

Structured Literacy 

Teachers are in the process of completing literacy assessments. You may notice that your child has not yet come home with a decodable text. Once we have the most up-to-date information about your child's literacy needs we will resume sending books home. 

When you have time these videos show what our literacy stages look like for our Year 1 and 2 tamariki. 

Learning Through Play 

Our tamariki are highly motivated to play and explore new learning as independently as possible. When planning for our LTP sessions we try to provide diverse play options.  We are always looking for new things to engage our tamariki, including: 
  • Water play toys
  • Craft and construction (wool, boxes, buttons, lids, containers etc) 
  • Magazines, coloured paper or card, posters, old calendars
  • Stickers/labels 
  • Good dress-up costumes (including hats, accessories, shoes) 
  • wrapping paper
  • ribbon or string
  • boxes for box construction (cereal boxes, biscuit boxes, small paper bags, egg cartons etc


Photos from... learning through play, maths, and fun with our Year 7 leaders and all things fun here in Team Kahikatea. Enjoy! 


  • please name your child's belongings
  • please remind your child/ren they do not need to bring toys to school
  • hats are to be worn during break times

If you need to korero with your child's teacher please remember you can email us:

Arohanui, from Team Kahikatea 

Amber, Quynh, Lisa, Sarah, Ella & Katie 

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