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Senior Discovery Newsletter

 Term 1, 2018


Welcome! Haere mai!

We are about to embark on the 2018 year of learning! We would like to provide you with some information to help you get familiar with our school expectations and events.


This year teachers and students will be working collaboratively throughout the senior syndicate. However, to start the year we have organised the students into “Home Groups” based on their year level. These Home Groups meet at various times during the day, for example in the morning for roll call. Any questions or queries can be directed to your child’s Home Group teacher:

  • Year 5 Mrs. Turilli (
  • Year 6 Mrs. Woolston (
  • Year 7 & 8 Mrs. Clarkson (

Swimming: Swimming is part of the school curriculum and therefore children are expected to have their togs everyday or a note. We would like to remind you that long hair will need to be tied back when swimming.

Hats: In Terms 1 and 4 children are required to wear a full brimmed hat when outside. The brim must measure 7.5cm at least. This means that there is no need for caps to be brought to school. School hats can be purchased at the office. Please check that last year’s hat still fits your child’s head.

Camp: 20th - 23rd March (Years 7 and 8), 21st to 23 March (Years 5 and 6). Camp will be held at Wai-o-tapu about 25 km south of Rotorua. Please note that the Years 7 and 8 students spend three nights at the camp, and the Years 5 and 6 students will be there for two nights.  We will be requiring parent help with supervision and transport. The approximate cost will be $150. Please contact the office if you would like to arrange a payment plan.

Seesaw: Your child will be using an online ‘e-portfolio’ called Seesaw as one of the ways to document and share their learning with you. If you have not already done so you will need to provide us with your preferred email address so that we can send you the link to your child’s e-portfolio. Please email with your child/children’s names using your preferred email address. If you do not have internet access you can view your child’s e-portfolio at school.

Zero Waste School: We are working towards being a zero waste school. We encourage you to use reusable containers for your child’s food as much as possible.


Lee, Anna and Bev

Senior Discovery Teachers



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