Kia ora and greetings to all
Term1 is almost coming to an end and Discovery Four students have been busy.
Our 2017 camp was awesome. The students were involved in a real variety of activities so that there was something for everyone. You can get a glimpse of some of the activities in the photo gallery.
A huge thank you to all of those parents who got involved in our camp. It was wonderful to have so many of the families join us on a very soggy evening for the family picnic.
Raglan Rock provided the students with both knowledge and experiences that improved their ability to look after themselves in the New Zealand bush.
Now that we are back to life in the classroom here are some timely reminders:
- The students should have begun their WPCA passion projects. For this project they are required to learn something new that they have never done before. The WPCA challenge hub is a place where the students can record their learning throughout the year. Please contact me if you have any queries about your child's project.
- The students are going to be doing community service by working towards creating a garden at the old school house site. We will be working with Charlotte Pearsall on Monday morning once a fortnight to learn about permaculture and apply the principles to our garden space. Parent support would be welcome on that morning. Please make contact with me if you are able to assist.
- Parents wanting maths home learning for their child have two options available; purchasing a Dragon Maths book or signing up for Mathletics, an online learning tool. Contact the school if you are interested.
Looking forward to Term 2 the students will be doing another WPCA challenge with Raglan Rock. The students will be learning rock climbing. The cost will be $32.50 per student. A permission notice will go out at the beginning of Term 2.
We will also continue with our inquiry focus on becoming a zero waste school.
Finally I would like to farewell Fox who is off on a big adventure with her family. We wish them all the best and hope to see some photos of them enjoying the snow when it finally arrives.