WHAEA MEL DAVIS –NGA HUA O TE PURAPURA PAI –ROOM 9
Tena Tatou e te whanau o Nga Hua, nga tau whitu hou, ratou ko nga tau waru mai I tera tau, he mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa. We have a very exciting year planned for Nga Hua this year. I would like to encourage our Matua to take an active role this year by checking that your tamariki have completed the tasks that they have been set and homework diaries are signed. These tasks are given to help strengthen the week’s lessons and should take approximately 40 minutes each night.
Nga Hua o Te Purapura Pai is our Whanau Learning Class, we are very lucky to have the opportunity to learn and speak in both Te Reo Maori and English. This year we will continue our focus on strengthening Te Reo Maori by continuing our weekly Te Reo Maori lessons in class and also encouraging ‘Nga Wahanga Korero Maori’.
The first term major events include Shore-to-Shore Fun Run, the 40hr Famine and of course our school swimming sports held at Birkenhead College. This term, the students will have the opportunity to trial for the Softball, Tag and Cricket field days. This term will also be an opportunity for parents to attend the Meet the Teacher evening. Our major quest this term is ‘Let The Buyer Beware’ which looks indepth at the geology of the Takapuna area, in particular the volcanic activity.
Science Fair is a major event in Term 2. Parents are encouraged to spend time with their child choosing a relevant topic and helping with this at home. Our Quest will be Disaster Strikes where the tamariki will learn about the Thinking Skill ‘Making A Well Founded Judgement”. The first written academic reports are sent home and there will also be Parent Teacher Interviews this term.
This term is an exciting term for Nga Hua. We have our school production which is always a great success. APPA Te Reo Maori speech competition is in term 3 and one of our talented tauira will be representing our school in this competition. We also have the Primary and Intermediate School Kapahaka Regional Competition which our students will be heavily involved in.
Students will be given their Final Written Academic Report at the end of this term. EOTC week for all students is also in Term 4.
You can keep up to date through our weekly school newsletter the Birkdale Bulletin which comes home every Friday. It has articles on our activities and successes. I encourage you also to like our Birkdale Intermediate Facebook Page which is another way to keep up to date with the school successes. Please feel free to contact me anytime with any queries firstname.lastname@example.org.