Sunday, December 2, 2018

Life Education and Harold

Interesting visitor to our Tūhono Learning family last week - Harold from Life Education. So many great messages to us about how to use strategies such as 'walking our hands' to calm down when we get a bit stressed. Perfect......for this time of the year. Also we heard about those voices in our head that make us doubt ourselves. We need to minimise those messages and enlarge those voices that tell us that we can be great, can achieve, can change outcomes.

Thanks Harold and Meghan for such great advice. We hope you loved being with us in Tūhono.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Wiki Tahi (Week 1) - Done and Dusted!

Kia ora whānau,

What a massive first week back in Tūhono.  We were very lucky to have two new students join our hub, Abigail (from South Africa) and Caity (from Woodleigh School), along with Manas who started with us at the end of last term, who arrived from Rotorua.  As always Tūhono showed manaakitanga and welcomed them into our whānau with open arms.  It is hard joining a new classroom at this time of the year and Abigail, Caity and Manas have got involved in everything and are happy to come back each day!!


We love our Tūhono tamariki sharing their lives outside of school with us and we appreciate all the photos and videos sent by parents to help with this.  We even get to meet new family members.  Last week we had "Dinky" and "Milly" in to visit us.  They have been re-homed with the Martin whānau and were very delightful and cute.  Thanks Kaitlyn, William, Victoria and Charlotte.

The warm weather has certainly arrived, so that is why we have Term 4 as a term where hats are compulsory.  Tino pai to all of the Tūhono students who wear their hats everyday.  As we want to be as sunsmart as possible, we are strongly encouraging that students wear bucket hats to school instead of caps.  We have discussed this in class with our tamariki and they agree that caps protect your face but not your ears or your neck.  If your child does not have one, they are really cheap to buy at places like The Warehouse or Postie Plus.

Jay-Dee modelling Mrs Cribb's very sunsmart hat!!

Tūhono have started brainstorming ideas for what they may create to sell at our upcoming carnival.  In running with our theme of looking after our environment, we have decided that we are going to upcycle used materials.  We have acquired a big box of old records, cds and 1.5L soft drink bottles, so the students are researching unique ways of creating something new out of something old.  This project should not cost anything.  Watch this space...

We still have gaps that need to be filled to help with our stalls and activities.  Thank you to the Meyers and Lilos who replied to our previous plea.  Please (if you are not already) could you volunteer one hour of your time for this school community event that brings in a lot of money for your tamariki's education?

Quad Bike, Muscle Car & Lightning McQueen - taking money on entry and guiding to ride (1 person or family)

Drinks/Desserts - 2 people per hour

Pizza - 2 people per hour

Kia pai tō wiki - have a great week!

Anna and Kim

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Walking Wednesdays

What a tasty Wednesday experience for all those students who parked and walked/biked/scootered to Frankley School this week. So great to see the enthusiasm and support. Of course lots of us already choose to do this every day but this helps to spread the enthusiasm across all of the age groups.
Keep up the good work as we continue to encourage our Walking Wednesdays for all of Term 4. A big thanks to Tara, Dylan, Ava, Georgia, Koby and Sylvia for your efforts -  (and Penelope the Pukeko for your great hugs and dancing skills!!!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Calling for Carnival Helpers!!

Firstly, thank you to all of our whānau who have already volunteered to help out at the carnival, we really appreciate your support.

For the rest of you - It is that time of year again .... we need your help!  Just one hour is a massive help!  

The gaps we need to fill are...

Quad Bike, Muscle Car & Lightning McQueen - taking money on entry and guiding to ride (1 person or family)

Airzone Bumper Balls - 1 person to help people in the balls

Drinks/Desserts - 2 people per hour

Pizza - 2 people per hour

Please email us to reserve your spot or pop in to write your name down.

Ngā mihi nui

Anna and Kim

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Term Wha is Here...

Kia ora Whānau

One more sleep to go and we will be back into the swing of the term at Frankley. Hopefully everyone has had a great break and recharged those  batteries. Some families will have been busy with friends and relatives and others with sports and still more doing all of those gardening and spring cleaning jobs that always need doing.

We have a busy term coming up with the Carnival happening in November. If you have sold your raffle tickets get those dollars back to the office. If you haven't it would be great if you could. Mrs Cribb sold a few outside 'Locals' cafe today in the glorious sun so people are interested in buying and supporting our school.

Remember to also pack hats and water bottles (we mean get your child to!!!) as we are sure the sun will be out to welcome us up the path.

Ngā mihi nui

Kim and Anna

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Results are in...

A big thank you to all of our Tūhono whānau who made sure that they commented on their child's calendar art on Seesaw.  We loved reading all of your positive feedback and we hope you enjoy the final product as a calendar, cards or diary.  We promised that we would randomly choose a name (student and parent) to win our crunchie prize!!  Tumeke to Mason and Amy Fale - you are our lucky winners...

Tūhono loves to run and run and run...

Last week, Tūhono was proud to send off a group of runners to the New Plymouth Cross Country at Peringa Park.  This course is a much more challenging one than the Frankley School course but our tamariki were up for the challenge.  They all looked very red-faced when they returned from all of the effort they put in to do their personal best.  Ka pai tō mahi - awesome work Tūhono!