Sunday, 15 October 2017

Term 4 Week 1 (16-20 October)

Welcome back :)

Term 4 is a sunhat term!! Please ensure your child has a well named wide brimmed navy blue hat at school every day.

No Monday Meet Up this week

Athletics Day
The senior Athletics day is this Wednesday 18 October down at St James Park.
As usual the juniors will be walking down just before lunch to join the school at the park for a community lunch with whanau. You are welcome to join us there for lunch and a coffee cart will be there as well. After lunch the whole school will have class relay races with the juniors racing against each other. We will have two teams entered on the day and the remainder of the class will be supporting and cheering Kohara on. Class teachers will have an attendance roll with them so if you leave the park early with your child you must let Tracy or Monique know so we can note this on our roll please.

Health & PE Inquiry
This term for Health & PE we are mixing it up a bit. All our junior classes have been mixed up and will have the chance to visit different junior teachers for Health & PE activities over the term with two sessions each week with a different teacher. The focus is on relating to others in different settings. With activities like baking, folk dancing and poi, it should be lots of fun and a great way to meet others and get to work with new friends.

Our first two sessions are on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Because our classroom release time falls on Thursday afternoon Mr Lukes and Mrs McHaffie will take over our junior groups for that session.

Our weekly spelling words will be given out on Friday this week - keep an eye out for the notebooks coming home in schoolbags at the end of the week.

Please return library books before Friday for our class visit. Books issued from before the holidays will now be due back.

PTA Meeting
The PTA is meeting this Tuesday 17 October at 7pm in the library if you'd like to come along. We love seeing new faces and anyone is most welcome. There are a few Kohara parents on the PTA so you are bound to see a familiar face or two!

Parent Help
Due to all the comings and goings this term, we won't be having regular weekly parent help this term but we will call on helpers from time to time to help out with specific activities/baking etc.

We would still love someone each week though to pop in and put our reading books away in the reading room, so if you are able to spare a few minutes please let us know by adding your name to the reading returns roster outside the classroom on the noticeboard (by the bag area).

Lunch Clubs
Monday: French Club 12.30pm or Chess Club 12.45pm
Tuesday: No Craft Club this week
Thursday: Art Club 12.45pm

Bolt and Squirtle
The children are loving having Bolt and Squirtle, our class toys, come and stay and we are enjoying listening to their adventures. Please ensure that the whale toys are returned to school the following day as the children get really disappointed if they miss out on having a turn. We wonder what they'll get up to with the children this term?

School Photos
These are due to arrive soon - we will send them home once we receive them.

Have a great week. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

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