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!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Calendar Art

Order Forms came home today from Tūhono.
We have uploaded your child's finished calendar art onto Seesaw for you to view. There are a few more to put the
finishing touches on in the morning. If you would like to view them in person, just pop into Tūhono when you can :)

How do you order?
Simply fill out the form that we have sent home with your child's artwork. Return your payment to the SCHOOL
OFFICE.   You can pay with Cash, Cheque or this year you can pay online directly into the SFRC account.
Please note this account is DIFFERENT from the school account and the details are clearly given on the order
form that will come home.

Calendars are $14.00
A pack of 8 cards with envelopes are $15.00
A Hardcover Diary is $18.00
There is a display in the office foyer of the quality of these finished products.

By sending away our orders at the end of term we expect (although cannot guarantee ) that our completed
products will be back to us by Week 2 of Term 4.  this should allow for posting items overseas in time for
Christmas presents.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

E tu Kahikatea...

Last Friday, 23 Tūhono tamariki were a part of the annual Tatarakihi Kapa Haka Festival held in Hawera.  For many of them it was their first time performing on a stage and they did Frankley School proud.  Each one of them performed with mana (pride) and wehi (courage) and had lots of fun along the way.  We are so proud of all of them and it was great to see all their mahi (hard work) pay off!

Click on the link to see some videos taken by parents and also below is the official video of Frankley School's performance...

Kapa Haka Videos

Running! Running!

What a tumeke effort Tūhono put into completing their Cross Country races on Tuesday.  Everyone raced to their own ability and many surprised themselves at what they could achieve.  All their training paid off and everyone can be very proud of their efforts.  It was a fun Frankley day with lots of whānau there to support our tamariki.

Click on the photo below to check out more photos...

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day symbolises all New Zealanders coming together in the fight against cancer. This year, Daffodil Day is on Friday 31 August 2018. Daffodil Day is Cancer Society's most important annual fundraiser.
At school, each hub has a sheet to stick a gold coin onto to turn the white part of the daffodil into gold. If you have a spare gold coin to donate to this cause please bring it along THIS Friday.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Hockey Semi-Finals

So great to see lots of Tūhono students down at the hockey turf this morning. Great grit and skills shown. Even if the end score isn't what you wanted - remember you put together lots of great moves and combinations. Very proud to cheer you on. Well done Hannah for your trophy for player of the day.

The coffee between games with Mrs Morris was pretty good too!!!! I think Tūhono are her favourites!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Tūhono does love to dress up!! Especially for Book Character Day...

Tūhono had a wonderful day together celebrating our Frankley Book Fair Week.  Everyone dressed up as a book character or any kind of character and paraded around the school showing off their creations.  Thank you so much to our whānau and tamariki that put in so much effort to support the day.  Tomorrow our most creative costumes will be announced in the whakangahau - who's costume did you like the most?  Check out all these crazy characters by clicking on the link below...

Photos of Book Character Dress Up Day

Monday, July 30, 2018

Rugby Game

Wow - what a fabulous game of rugby we were treated to today as our Frankley Team played their semi-final against Puketapu. So proud of the ongoing resilience that was displayed as bodies were challenged. It was a fight right to the end. Well done to our Tūhono boys who participated.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Term 3 already?!

Welcome back to Term 3 our Tūhono whānau!  We hope you have had a lovely holidays spent with your tamariki and it was so lovely to see them all back today ready to begin a term of learning and fun.  We got numerous hugs today from students that had missed us and that is why we do what we do everyday :)

We started off our day with a community pōwhiri for our new Principal, Mrs Sarah Morris.  Sarah has come from St Patrick's in Inglewood and we are very lucky and happy that she has decided to join our Frankley whānau.  She has already met lots of Tūhono tamariki out in the playground today and is keen to spend the next few weeks getting to know us all in our hubs.

Below are some photos of our very special event this morning.

We are looking forward to a great Term 3.  We hope to see you soon :)

Anna and Kim

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

No Place Like Home - Tiki Tane

Takitimu waka (DUH!) Tainui waka (TE HA!) Te Arawa waka, Mataatua e! Te kotahitanga e nga iwi, ki te waenganui a toi, E!! Nau mai, haere mai A place where the ocean meets ths sky Everyone is welcome here, with open arms and plenty to share From the North Island to the South Mountains high to rivers mouth, for this our homeland and sea and we are the guardians, WE ARE KAITIAKI! There is no place that I'd rather be, than right here now, just you and me yeaaah There is no one that I'd rather see, together my friends and family yeaah Nau mai haere mai, a place where the ocean meets the sky For this our homeland and sea and we are the guardians, WE ARE KAITIAKI!

There is no place that I'd rather be, than right here now, just you and me yeaaah There is no one that I'd rather see, together my friends and family yeaah

There is no place that I'd rather be, than right here now, just you and me yeaaah There is no one that I'd rather see, together my friends and family yeaah
yeaah yeaah.....

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dancing Away this Cold Winter's Day!

Well it was a pretty brisk start to the day here in Tūhono!  Luckily we had a very special guest to visit who warmed us up in no time!!  Today Brett Fairweather, who is the founder of Jump Jam (Aerobic dance) came to dance with us to promote the Jump Jam competition that is happening in September in New Plymouth.  Frankley School and Tūhono certainly have lots of interested tamariki who want to join a crew.  Check out the photos and videos below.  I think there may have even been some guest dancers up on stage shaking it with everyone else!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We loved seeing you all in Tūhono - thanks for visiting!

Another sensational evening on Tūhono tamariki sharing and celebrating their learning with their whānau.  There was lots of giggles, talking, smiling, and flipgridding going on throughout the night.  Thank you so much to our families for giving up their time to find out more about your child's learning.  Remember you are more than welcome to pop in anytime you like to see what we get up to in here.  Have a great evening!