Term Four, 2017
This term promises to be another busy term, full of activities for students to be involved in and to prepare them for high school.
Learning Topics this term will be:
Maths: Algebra and Real Life Maths (Number focus)
Topic Studies: Life Education – Cyber Safety, Reputation and Dealing with Emotions, Inquiry Unit (Student-driven Topics) and Celebrations and Festivals around the World.
P.E: Athletics and Social Dancing
Sport: A variety of Summer sports played in team groups and classes.
Literacy: Reading and Writing for a purpose. Often related to Topic Studies and group instruction based on individual and common need.
We have Life Education (Week 1), Standards Athletics (Week 3), Championship Athletics (Weeks 4 & 5), Life Education lessons (Weeks 1), MANA Reward Days (Weeks 4 & 9) and Orientation Days at the local high schools as well as the usual Devon program, including Technology classes, Fitness and our cultural programs.
This term it will be especially important for your child to be using their Diary to record reminders around these events. Please encourage them to do so and check your child is meeting MANA expectations and on track to receiving the MANA Reward Days.
Students in Tokomaru will need to wear purple clothing and hats for athletics competitions this term.
Our house colour is PURPLE.
Respect – be caring and considerate
Use polite and appropriate language with a suitable tone
Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Accept and value differences.
Use manners at all times.
Care for all property
Follow instructions immediately.
Diligence – achieve your personal best
Do everything to the best of your ability.
Right place, right time, right gear.
Perseverance – finish what you start.
Wear the correct uniform with pride
Integrity – be honest and trustworthy
Take responsibility for your own choices and actions.
Speak the truth with kindness.
Honour your commitments.
Service – help and be actively involved
Contribute for the right reasons.
Be positively involved.
Have an attitude of gratitude.
Use your initiative – help before you are asked.
These expectations help to create a positive learning environment for your child and allow us to maximise learning time to develop new skills and strategies across all areas of the curriculum. By meeting these expectations, being punctual and attending at least 80% of the time your child will be eligible for special MANA Reward Days, class trips and school events.
All students in Room 16 are given weekly homework on a Monday. It is usually due on a Friday, though may vary from time to time. Due dates will be on the homework sheet or in the Homework Book each week. Along with a task in their Homework Book, your child will also have spelling words to learn and a reading log to fill in each night in their diary. Your encouragement of your child to complete their homework is appreciated. Student homework can be completed in the Homework book or on a computer and emailed in. All students are given a Studyladder account at the start of the year. Their login and password will be stuck in the back of their diaries. This is a website that will have tasks set on topics being studied at school or based on student interest. The address is www.studyladder.co.nz
If you would like to contact me regarding your child please do not hesitate to call the school office on 7585 266 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org