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Dear Parents, Term 2

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A letter to parents outlining life in Kowhai for Term 2.

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Dear Parents, Term 2

  1. 1. Dear Parents and CaregiversWelcome back to a new and exciting second term! I hope you enjoyed a well-deservedbreak! Also, we welcome Riley Stewart from the University of Canterbury, who will bein Kowhai for the first five weeks of this term.With the beginning of a new term it is a good idea to check whether your child needsany additional stationery and with coughs and colds beginning to appear, tissues.Many of the children in Kowhai were running low on glue sticks, pencils and books atthe end of last term and they will need to be replaced as soon as possible. This is alsoa great time to purchase a reading log (green) from the office if your child does notcurrently have one. Part of the Learning Extension for the term will be similar to last term. There will be reading, maths and spelling each night sent home. This will still be monitored closely so don’t forget to keep signing those reading logs! With the introduction of UltraNet as our school website, your child may be able to complete some of their Learning Extension online if you have internet access at home. If you do not have internet access at home, there are always laptops for your child to use before school and the traditional Learning Extension sheets will still be available. Your child also has the option to complete moreactivities from the Trinity Quest. Each year level has different challenges that aredesigned around our Three Cs, Caring, Co-Operating and Called to Others. Thechallenges are broken into different categories and they get harder with each year.
  2. 2. Your child can choose any of the challenges to complete and they can even designtheir own. It is a good idea to discuss these with your child, as the challenges requirea supportive relationship from both home and school. When a challenge is complete, aparent or caregiver signs part of the Trinity Quest form that your child has. After abrief presentation by your child to the class and myself to share and celebrate thelearning that has taken place, I also sign this form. The Trinity Quest enablescommunity and family based learning, learning that is not just with the head. Itinvolves an appreciation of the arts, the outdoors, others and giving, and encouragesexcellence. Many children in Kowhai have already begun their Trinity Questchallenges and I am impressed with the learning that is happening already! I can’twait to see what exciting things people present this term!Our topic for the term has a science focus. In keeping with our explorations themefor the year, we will look at the changes that ice and water can have followed byexplorations people have had in the frozen regions of the planet.Our Cross Country is this Wednesday 18th May so we will be using every spare minuteto practise! During the term, we will continue to have P.E on a Friday afternoon.Please remind your child to pack their running shoes each week. Our focus this termwill be on ball skills and gymnasticsOur Library day is Friday and any earlyreturned books can still be placed in a greenbox in the classroom library. Unfortunately,some pupils did not return their librarybooks at the end of the term. These need tobe returned as soon as possible.Our class Mass is on Wednesday of WeekFive this term, at 9.00am sharp. I will sendhome a parent invitation that week toremind and invite you to join us.Term 2 promises to be a busy but fun term! If there are any queries regarding yourson or daughter, do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a time, which is convenientfor us both, to sit and discuss your concerns.Kind regardsLyneen Sutherland

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