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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 - 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 - 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 - 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. ...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 4 2016 Newsletter   (1.5 Mbs)
Important dates (More information will be provided closer to each event) - Farm Trips Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th October - Pedal Ready Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November, Tuesday 29th November and Friday 2nd December, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December - Run! Jump! Throw!W ednesday afternoon 23rd November - Avalon Park Thursday 8th December...

Te Whānau Kauri Term 4 2016 Newsletter   (1.8 Mbs)
Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa. Artistic excellence makes the world sit up in wonder...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 4 2016 Newsletter   (1.9 Mbs)
This term, our learning is based on Give and Take - FROM MOO TO YOU, IT TAKES SOME TO MAKE SOME, WATER - OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCE...

Te Whānau Matai Term 4 2016 Newsletter   (1.4 Mbs)
When we take from Earth’s well, we will be mindful of giving protection to this precious taonga...

Whānau Conferences   (78 kbs)
Our conferences are 15 minutes long and take place on Wednesday 12th October and Tuesday 18th October. 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 Kauri Term 3 2016 Newsletter   (766 kbs)
For your Diaries: - Year 7 and 8 Mathswell Thursday 25th August - Orange Day Parade Friday 26th August - Pedal Ready Begins Monday 5th September - Karori Youth Awards Wednesday 21st September

Te Whānau Matai Term 3 2016 Newsletter   (1014 kbs)
-Keep encouraging your children to share their Mahi Tahi (Working as one) books with you at home, and help them remember to bring them to and from school each day. -In week 4, each class will have another session of Pedal Ready, our bike instruction programme. We will continue to use the bikes at other times throughout the term. -Over weeks 7 and 8, we have instructors coming in to run Badminton sessions with each class, and this is our PE focus for the term.

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 3 2016 Newsletter   (505 kbs)
Diversity through Celebration 'We all have something to bring to the party!' Recognising that celebrations are an important part of each culture. Describing the different ways of celebrating and the reasons for these celebrations. Explaining how and why celebrations make positive contributions to our local community and Aotearoa...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 3 2016 Newsletter   (2 Mbs)
Diversity - To Tatau Kete Taonga Our Basket of Treasures. This term, our learning includes...Recognising that we are all different, and therefore, what we treasure is different too. Explaining that taonga are treasured for a reason, and it is important to share these reasons with others, so others see it as special too....

Te Whānau Matai Heroes & Villains   (1.5 Mbs)
In week 10, to conclude our unit on heroes and villains, we are going to act in an heroic way...

The Ruru who was Afraid of the Dark   (216 kbs)
Kia Ora, We have been working very hard on our production, and look forward to seeing you at one of the performances. - Tuesday 31st May at 6pm - Wednesday 1st June at 11am....

Nikau Cross Country - 2nd June   (127 kbs)
On Thursday 2nd June*, the year one and two students will all be taking part in a fun cross country run at school. We hope you can come along to watch and support our students....

Te Whānau Nikau Term 2 2016 Newsletter   (1.5 Mbs)
Reminders: As part of fitness and PE this term, we are training for Cross Country! Help your child to choose appropriate shoes to wear to school....

Te Whānau Kauri Term 2 2016 Newsletter   (2.1 Mbs)
Reminders: Our Mahi Tahi books are an important part of our every day school life. Ask your child to share the contents with you during the week. .....

Te Whānau Matai Term 2 2016 Newsletter   (1.5 Mbs)
Notice Board - This is a very energetic term, and we have a lot going on to keep us physically active. As part of fitness and Physical Education programme, we have cross country training, and 6 sessions at the ASB stadium in Kilbirnie.....

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 2 2016 Newsletter   (306 kbs)
A Few Reminders - Clothing: Discuss the weather forecast with your child, and help them to dress accordingly. The weather can bring surprises, it is best for your child to wear layers....

Te Whānau Kauri - Supporting your Child with Mathematics   (667 kbs)
Supporting your Child with Mathematics. Kia ora, te whānau Kauri, We are delighted to again, be offering a series of workshops in mathematics, run by Jenny Gould and Shelley Vaile. ...

Ako 15 Notice   (128 kbs)
Kia Ora, Ako 15 students and whānau, Natalie will be away from Thursday 12th May and returning on Monday 13th June. ...

Whānau Conferences   (78 kbs)
We – whānau, teachers and students - are looking forward to setting some goals to work on this year and to share our initial data. All students are expected to attend their conferences. Our conferences are 15 minutes long and take place on Tuesday 5th April and Wednesday 13th April...

Te Whānau Kauri Term 1 2016 Newsletter   (2.3 Mbs)
Linking learning to home We are encouraging our students to have discussions at home about their learning. The Mahi Tahi book has guides and information to help with this. Please have a good read of the information in there, and talk through the contents with your child. . ...

Te Whānau Kahikatea Term 1 2016 Newsletter   (576 kbs)
Your child’s Mahi Tahi Book is an important way of building a bridge between school and home. Inside this book, there are guides for encouraging practice in reading, spelling, and basic facts. Also, it contains our whānau term diary and class timetable. ...

Te Whānau Matai Term 1 2016 Newsletter   (1.6 Mbs)
Te whānau Kahikatea Assemblies: Friday 26th February, 11th & 18th March, 8th & 15th April, at 2:30 pm in Te Awa O Tupu (our library). Events and Outings: Pedal Ready: Week 6, 7th-11th March. Let’s Try Skating: Week 7, 14th-18th March. ...

Te Whānau Nikau Term 1 2016 Newsletter   (1.3 Mbs)
Te whānau Nikau is symbolised by the Nikau palm. The Nikau palm is one of the smaller trees in the bush, representing our youngest students. ...

Positive Puberty   (48 kbs)
In week 4, Te whānau Kauri will be teaching Positive Puberty. This unit of work will provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop positive attitudes towards the changes that they will experience during puberty. ...

Te Whānau Kauri Days Bay Trip Tuesday 16th   (84 kbs)
Te whānau Kauri are having a “Getting to Know You” trip to Days Bay. We will be going on Tuesday 16th February at 9.30am and will return by 2.30pm. The postponement date is Thursday 18th February...

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