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Term 4 - Week 7

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 Greetings families. Welcome to week 7. It was so lovely to get into the pool last week while the weather was warm. Our regular slots are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, however if togs are brought to school everyday we may be able to sneak in another few swim sessions here or there when the pool is free. We do not go swimming unless the outside temperature is 16 degrees or above.  We really enjoyed hanging out with the older Waimairi year 5 children in Nga Puna this afternoon. They came across to show leadership in small group settings. They read poems with us, helped us to make connections through conversations and helped our younger children with the cutting and colouring activities they had set out. Tuakana Teina is shown when an older child supports, guides and helps a younger child. We love seeing this in action in Nga Puna. Upcoming dates and events Tuesday - Kapa Haka Friday - hotdog day and bike day Everyday - swimming togs to school please Monday 30th November - Tina, Sue and V

Term 4 - Week 6

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 Kia Ora Whānau. Welcome to Week 6. We hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and managed to enjoy the extra day at home with some sunshine. Loving this Summer feeling! Togs, Togs, Togs Speaking of hot weather and Summertime fun, our School pool is up and running, ready to go for our school swimming slots. We are so fortunate to enjoy our heated school pool. From here on in please bring named togs and towels to school daily This way if there are any free slots we can sneak in a few more sessions.  Most of our kids have hats now. If you haven't already done so please make sure your child has a hat at school daily. The weather was very hot today, consequently those without hats needed to play under shaded areas. We sunscreen children before lunch play and always have sunscreen readily available in Ngā Puna.  Photo time! This Thursday the 19th, Tina, Lynley and Fiona's Ora children are having their Class Photos taken. Come as you are. We always look gorgeous in Ngā Puna. Have a

Term 4 - Week 5

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 Kia Ora everybody. Welcome to week 5 of our 10 week Term. A big Waimairi welcome to Darcy who is joining us in Ngā Puna this week. Happy birthday Darcy and welcome to school. We are thrilled to have you with us. Tomorrow (Tuesday morning) Fiona and Lynley's Ora groups will be departing school for our 'Worm Farm' trip to the Curator's house in the Botanical Gardens. We will leave promptly at 9:00am by bus. Also, a reminder each child needs a 1.5 or 2 litre plastic bottles to make a 'mini worm farm' Sensible walking shoes Raincoat Wide brimmed sun hat 2x morning tea snacks Drink bottle Sue, Vanessa and Tina's Ora children are remaining at school tomorrow. Their trip is coming up later in the term. Communication will be sent home closer to the time via notices in reading folders with reminders on the blog. It was all go at school today! The demolition has started on the old buildings  - cue the excavators! We loved seeing this up close. Have a lovely week all.

Term 4 - Week 4

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 Kia Ora everybody. What a lovely week we had last week in our Ngā Puna space. It's great to watch the children share their interests with others whilst taking full advantage of what's out and on offer during learning choices.  We are on the hunt for ice - cream containers that are golden in colour. We have plenty of the blue and white. If you have any floating around home please pass them on to us, it would be greatly appreciated.  A big welcome to Waimairi School to Grace this week. Happy birthday Grace and welcome to Ngā Puna. Ngā Puna visited Wai iti (the library) today. A gorgeous space in our new building, right next door to the coffee shop. It's great to have a library in use by the school again and the kids enjoyed visiting. Up coming dates and events Monday - library day (No issuing as of yet) Tuesday - Kapa Haka Day Friday - hotdogs and bike day (hotdogs can only be ordered online, see the flyer below as a reminder) Friday the 13th of November - Canterbury Anniver

Term 4 - Week 3

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 Kia Ora families. Thank you so much for your support and understanding as we moved into our junior  Ngā Puna space at the end of last week. Yet again the resilience of our children and willingness from them to accept change is just outstanding. You should feel very proud of them all. We had a wonderful day in our new setting today. It was lovely to re connect with friends from the beginning of the year and with our other Junior teachers.   Our children walked through our lovely new building today to make connections with things that are the 'same' and things that are 'different'. The general consensus was people are the same, places are different! They did so well.  This Friday the 30th of October is our offical opening of our new school with ribbon cutting and all! It starts at 1:30 pm. You are welcome to take your child home early after this event. See the note below for more info. Also below is a copy of the note sent home today. Have a lovely short week all. As usu