Meet The Kiwi Team
Annitta Nin: Teaching new entrants in Room 15 (email@example.com)
Fiona Wickens: Teaching years 0/1 in Room 1 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mariah Handley: Teaching years 0/1 in Room 2 (email@example.com)
Amela Nikolao: Teaching years 1/2 in Room 5 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Julie Austin:Teaching years 1/2 in Room 6/Reading Recovery and Team Leader (email@example.com)
Salome Bergs: Teaching years 1/2 in Room 6/Reading Recovery and Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sophia O'Kane: Teaching years 1/2 in Room 7 (email@example.com)
A very warm welcome to Annita Nin, who has opened a new entrant class in Room 15, and Sophia O’Kane, who will continue to teach in Room 7. With the current climate of low teacher numbers in Auckland at present, we are very fortunate to have found two very capable and enthusiastic teachers to join us in Kiwi Team.
For Topic this term we are focusing on the third of the GEPS values - manaakitanga (showing care and respect) - and incorporating this within the learning areas of health and science. Students will be learning first about action they can take to contribute to their personal health and then moving onto what healthy environments look like for bugs and plants in the school community.
Our Maths focus for the first two weeks of the term will be Measurement. This will involve lots of hands-on learning, comparing and measuring temperature, the length of objects and the duration of time.
From week 3 onwards we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. Please continue to help your child by discussing maths whenever you see it used in the community, as well as providing support with the next steps that will be highlighted at student led conferences this term.
As in the last two terms your child will come home with their book bag everyday. It is important that your child is reading for at least 15 minutes every day. This does not have to be a book from school, in fact, it is great if your child is reading a wide variety of texts and particularly books they enjoy. Just as a general reminder your role is to make reading time an enjoyable time for both you and your child. You can:
Since we will still be experiencing wet weather this term it is always useful to keep a spare change of clothes in your child’s bag. Although we discourage children to play on the fields when they are wet accidents undoubtedly happen and it is always useful if they have a change of clothes just in case.