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Te Whānau Kauri and Matai trip to Wainuiomata Pools   (1.7 Mbs)
We will be going on Thursday 14th December at 9:30am and will return by 2:30pm. There is no postponement date. Cost: If you have paid the Activity Contribution there is no cost, otherwise, the cost of this trip is $10. The students will need to bring togs, towel, sunhat, sunscreen, packed lunch and a big drink...

Te Whānau Kauri LinkAge Visits   (350 kbs)
LinkAge Visits to Sprott House, Huntleigh, St John of God and the Marsden Club Te Whanau Kauri’s successful Linkage programme visiting our residents begins next week. These visits will take place on: ...

Te Whānau Nikau Sports Activity Day   (146 kbs)
On Monday 4th December, TeWhānau Nikau will spend the day at ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie. We will travel to and from the Sports Centre, leaving school at 9.30am. We aim to be back at school by 2.45pm...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Reduce Reuse Recycle   (151 kbs)
In Weeks 8 and 9, Te Whānau Kahikatea will be having some fun recycling and reusing common household items and making them into something new! In preparation for this, we need to start collecting the following items, so that there is enough for everyone to have a go!...

Te Whānau Kahikatea’s EOTC Week   (325 kbs)
Towards the end of term, Te Whānau Kahikatea have a series of events planned to consolidate their learning about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, and to develop collaboration and problem solving skills. ...

Kahikatea: Student Consent form for Makara Beach trip   (280 kbs)
Love your Coast Wellington Region 2017 Student Consent Form Activity: Coastal Cleanup Organisers: The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust (Sustainable Coastlines)...

Te Whānau Kauri Term 4 2017 Newsletter   (1.8 Mbs)
E-Waste... Our learning in a nutshell: we will… Examine our own use of technology and our approach to e-waste; the way that mobile phones interact with the environment when we dispose of them; and the council’s processes for managing e-waste...

Te Whānau Matai Term 4 2017 Newsletter   (2.2 Mbs)
Sustainable Cleaning Products... Our learning in a nutshell: we will… Research the impact of household chemical products on the environment, the choices we make about the disposal of these products, and the council systems in place for managing waste...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 4 2017 Newsletter   (2 Mbs)
Reducing the amount of plastic we use... Our learning in a nutshell: we will… Investigate how and why plastic is used in society, and the impact it has on the environment...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 4 2017 Newsletter   (2.1 Mbs)
This term we are learning to be kaitiaki... Our learning in a nutshell: we will… Find out why the Wellington green gecko is a New Zealand taonga, and describe its most important physical features and ideal habitat...

Te Whānau Conferences - 20th and 26th September IMPORTANT NOTICE   (69 kbs)
Whānau Conferences: Wednesday 20th September Tuesday 26th September We are ready to go! All students are expected to attend their conferences. We will not hold the conference if your child is not present as they take an active part in the conference. ...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Swimming Notice   (198 kbs)
In Term 4, Te Whānau Kahikatea has swimming lessons at Karori Pool. This aquatics programme is a vital part of the New Zealand Physical Education Curriculum, and we are so fortunate that our local pool is able to deliver this programme to our students...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Zealandia Trip Reminder   (76 kbs)
Just a reminder that Te Whānau Kahikatea have their trip to Zealandia this week. Ako 11 and 12 Tuesday 12th Sept Ako 18 and 19 Wednesday 13th Sept Ako 7 and 8 Thursday 14th Sept...

Te Whānau Conferences - Book your Time online   (5.2 Mbs)
Te Whānau Conferences Wednesday 20th September and Tuesday 26th September Kia ora, You can now book your child’s whānau conference online. Conference times are now open. Times are: 3:30 to 5:15pm, 6:00 to 8:30pm. Check Nikau and Ako 19 notice for their times ...

Te Whānau Conference Times for Nikau and Ako 19   (5.2 Mbs)
Te Whānau Conferences: Nikau and Ako 19 Wednesday 20th September and Tuesday 26th September. Times are: 3:30 to 6:45pm ...

Te Whānau Nikau Nairn St Cottage Visit   (1.5 Mbs)
As part of our topic ‘Once upon a Time,’ we will be visiting Nairn Street Cottage, using some of their hands-on activities, games and artefacts to explore various aspects of life, particularly school, in the past...

Te Whānau Kauri Linkage Visits   (358 kbs)
Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Greetings, LinkAge Visits to Sprott House, Huntleigh, St John of God and the Marsden Club Te Whānau Kauri’s successful Linkage programme visiting our residents begins next week...

Te Whānau Matai Footprints Trips   (185 kbs)
In week 6 each class will visit the Wellington Museum and the Nairn Street cottage. Then in week 7 each class will visit The Dowse and the Petone Settlers Museum. This is an important part of our Footprints unit...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Skyline Walk   (101 kbs)
As part of our learning about how Karori has changed over time, Te Whānau Kahikatea are off on a short walk through the bush and onto the Skyline Walkway to see what Karori looks like from above. ...

Te Whānau Nikau Shared Lunch   (366 kbs)
On Friday 18 August, each Nikau class will be having a shared lunch to celebrate the end of our fantastic production Did you shake your tail feathers? Please send along a plate of healthy food...

Te Whānau Kauri Term 3 Newsletter   (1.6 Mbs)
KI MURI, KI MUA WHY IS HISTORY WORTH KNOWING? A snapshot of this term: We will… - Evaluate how and why historians study historical events, and how considering a variety of perspectives helps us imagine the future. ...

Te Whānau Matai Term 3 Newsletter   (1.4 Mbs)
We are currently organising trips to compliment our classroom learning. Yes, we will require whanau help. Please look out for the permission slips, which will be sent home soon...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 3 Newsletter   (2.7 Mbs)
Dates coming up: Artsplash: 18th September Zealandia class trips: 12th, 13th, 14th September We will send out more information closer to the dates...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 3 Newsletter   (1.7 Mbs)
This term, our learning is based on the theme, FOOTPRINTS. Alongside building an abundance of knowledge, a key part of our programme is using our Inquiry Learning Framework. This supports students as they move, for example, from wondering to discovering, and into celebrating. The following images and key words are used in all our Akomanga, to drive the learning each day...

Kauri Disco   (215 kbs)
Come and enjoy a night filled with fun, laughter and of course, DANCING!! Heaps of spot prizes to be won! 6:30pm – 8pm...

Matai Disco   (215 kbs)
Come and enjoy a night filled with fun, laughter and of course, DANCING!! Heaps of spot prizes to be won! 6:30pm – 7:30pm...

Kahikatea Disco   (3 Mbs)
Come and enjoy a night filled with fun, laughter and of course, DANCING!! Heaps of spot prizes to be won! 5:15 – 6:00pm...

Nikau Disco   (3.1 Mbs)
Come and enjoy a night filled with fun, laughter and of course, DANCING!! Heaps of spot prizes to be won! 4.15 - 5pm...

Did You Shake your Tail Feathers?   (170 kbs)
You are invited to attend our performances on: Wednesday 16 August or Thursday 17 August 11.20am In the Hall at Karori West Normal School...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Artsplash 2017   (96 kbs)
The rehearsal for the Artsplash Music Performance is on Monday 18th September from 9:30am until 11:30am. Students will travel by bus to and from the Michael Fowler Centre (MFC)....

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 2 2017 Newsletter   (1.7 Mbs)
Our science is focused on the question - During winter, how can we keep our hot soups or drinks warm? Some of the tasks that will support our learning include...

Te Whānau Kauri Term 2 2017 Newsletter   (2.4 Mbs)
The KWNS Science Expo is on Wednesday 5th July. During the upcoming weeks, students are working towards presenting a science display, showcasing what they have learnt...

Te Whānau Matai Term 2 2017 Newsletter   (1.4 Mbs)
Our learning in Science is centred around the reactions that occur when we combine acids and carbonates. A snapshot of our learning tasks include...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 2 2017 Newsletter   (1.8 Mbs)
Our learning in Science is all about observing and describing the properties of materials that we play with, and the changes that we observe, when we mix materials together. Some of the tasks that will help with our learning include...

Strike Percussion Trust - Nikau   (2.7 Mbs)
Concert Wednesday 7th June. Whole School Concert: 9:15am in the school hall. STRIKE musicians are classically trained, and bring their innovation and fresh approach to students and teachers at all levels...

Strike Percussion Trust - Kahikatea   (2.7 Mbs)
Concert Wednesday 7th June. Whole School Concert: 9:15am in the school hall. STRIKE musicians are classically trained, and bring their innovation and fresh approach to students and teachers at all levels...

Strike Percussion Trust - Matai   (2.7 Mbs)
Concert Wednesday 7th June. Whole School Concert: 9:15am in the school hall. STRIKE musicians are classically trained, and bring their innovation and fresh approach to students and teachers at all levels...

Strike Percussion Trust - Kauri   (2.7 Mbs)
Concert Wednesday 7th June. Whole School Concert: 9:15am in the school hall. STRIKE musicians are classically trained, and bring their innovation and fresh approach to students and teachers at all levels...

Year 8 Wellington High School Visit   (120 kbs)
On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, our Year 8 students will be travelling by bus to Wellington High School. Leaving school at 12noon, returning by 3pm...

YMCA Camp Kaitoke 9th - 12th May 2017   (69 kbs)
Please do not arrive at school before 7.30am tomorrow. If you arrive at school with your luggage before 7.45am, please come to the office. The classes will be opened at 7.45am, please go straight there. ...

2017 Capital E National Arts Festival - Matai   (259 kbs)
On Wednesday 22nd March, we will be leaving school by bus at 9:15am and will return at approximately 2:45pm. Please ensure your child has sensible shoes, hat and a jacket as they will be walking between venues. They will also need a packed lunch/snacks and a drink bottle...

2017 Capital E National Arts Festival - Kauri   (227 kbs)
On Tuesday 21st March, We will be leaving school by bus at 9:15am and will return at approximately 2:45pm. Please ensure your child has a sun hat, sensible shoes and a jacket as they will be walking between venues. They will also need a packed lunch/snacks and a drink bottle of water...

Te Whānau Kauri Term 1 2017 Newsletter   (1.7 Mbs)
This term, our learning is based around the idea Expression. In Science/Health we will: Investigate the human brain, and develop a basic understanding of how it works. Investigate the cause and effect of the brain on our mental health...

Te Whānau Matai Term 1 2017 Newsletter   (1.6 Mbs)
EXPRESS YOURSELF ! A snapshot of our programme: We will... - Describe characteristics that contribute to our self-identities, and identify the similarities and differences between our peers. - Explore factors that influence self-image, including messages from society and the media, and the positive ways to deal with these messages...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 1 2017 Newsletter   (1.8 Mbs)
KOTAHITANGA - GETTING ON TOGETHER A snapshot of our programme: We will Describe what we do well, and how this helps make our classroom a caring and considerate place. - Identify the relationships which we have, and why these are important...

Te Whānau Kahikatea - Capital E National Arts Festival 2017   (201 kbs)
The Capital E National Arts Festival for children is returning to Wellington in March with two weeks of theatre, dance and music from NZ and international artists. On Friday 17th March, we will be going to see the following performances...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 1 2017 Newsletter   (1.8 Mbs)
Mahi Tahi books are in your child’s book bag. They are used to communicate important dates and messages with you. Please remember to check them regularly and remind your child to bring them to school each day. ...

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