Monday, October 28, 2019

Student Led Conferences and Term 4 Update

Kia ora Tūhono whānau Just a reminder that we have a busy week ahead with Student Led Conferences after school and in the evening of Tuesday and Wednesday. There is no need to wait to be invited into the learning hubs - just come in with your child and find a place to sit and share together. We are really looking forward to sharing this time with you all. Ukulele classes will be held at the usual times that were happening before we joined the class together for our Festival Rehearsals. The first class at 3.20-3.50 and the second group, 3.50-4.20pm. We were so proud of the group that performed at the TSB Stadium last Thursday night and the accompanying singers in our choir were fantastic too. We will use this expertise at our end of year assembly to farewell our Year 6 students and our school community. Also on this week is our Puanga Festival on Friday. Tūhono has 26 students involved in this. We will be getting ready at school from 6.15am onwards. Our bus leaves to take our group to Waitara at 7.15am as we are one of the first groups performing. It will really be exciting to perform and also to have some time to watch some of the other groups perform as well. If you are able to help us with our ta moko application during that early hour, please let us know via our emails. Thank you to all of you who volunteered to help at Carnival - if you can spare one hour of the morning on the 10th please let us know and we will slot you into an activity. Many hands make light work. We are busy making our Carnival Art - if you have any craft gear such as buttons, bling, ribbon etc we would love any donations. We also have some students making 'robots' from tins and cardboard rolls and boxes so please send these in too. This includes lids from bottles too. There are a variety of crafts being designed and constructed. We can't wait to see how they turn out.
We hope everyone has had a wonderful Labour Day break - the term is speeding by and as we work together in our final term it is interesting to reflect and think about the skills and attitudes that have developed in a positive way within our student group. Our motto of 'choose kind' continues to be utilised in often unexpected ways and without adult prompting. We will continue to encourage this over our coming weeks. Lastly - thank you for the lemons. Some delicious lemon honey was made and I even resisted layering it on my Vogel's toast!!!!! If you want some, come buy at the Frankley School Carnival. Here is a little 'word' joke as the students in Tūhono have such amazing senses of humour!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Grocery Raffle - Let's Knock it Out of the Park!!!

The Frankley School Grocery Raffle is World Famous......and certainly depends on the generosity of our families. Have a good search through the pantry or pop a couple of extra items in your trolley to donate towards our raffle.

Some families send the groceries all at once or else you can choose to send them along by following the schedule. The Learning hub with the most contributions wins a 'Milo, Movie and Munchies' reward. We are certainly excited about Tūhono's chances:)

Ngā mihi nui

Kim and Anna

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mountain Artworks

Come in and see the wonderful artwork that was produced at our recent Govett Brewster Visit. Did your family get a chance to go into the Gallery or PukeAriki during the holiday break? Lots of hands-on learning activities such as the 'bat-cave' and predator trapping. Do we have native bats in Taranaki....why or why not. Is this something that we should be concerned about.

This will be an area of research and discovery that we are embarking on with learning linked to our Mounga. We tramped on it so we may as well find out as much as we can.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

Our Beautiful Mounga

40 of our tamariki took a bus up to North Egmont today to take on the Veronica's Loop walk and also do some bush walking and survival with the help of TOPEC instructors.  What a beautiful day for our trip and all of our students took part positively and sensibly - even though we had to climb like a million steps but the view was worth it!!  There may be some tired bodies tonight :)  Check out some of our photos from today...