Dear Parents & Caregivers,
Powhiri for New VAS Principal – Jane Bush
When – Monday 16th November – parents you need to be seated by 9.00am. The powhiri will start at 9.15am. It is approximately 30 minutes long.
Where – If it is fine you can sit on the grassy bank situated on the main field. Bring something to sit on, as the grass may be wet. The students will sit with their class.
If it is wet the powhiri will be held in the hall. Unfortunately this will mean we can only accommodate our special guests and Years 4 to 6 students. So fingers crossed for a fine morning!
Kapa Haka & School Choir need to be at school at 8.30am in order to get their costumes on. Girls will change in Room 3 and boys in Room 4.
Student Led Conferences 25th & 26th November
The children are preparing to share their progress and learning with you, so please mark it in your diary. We put students at the centre of their learning (this is called student agency) and having them share with you is an important part of their learning.
Wednesday 25th November – school closes at 2pm, conferences from 2.15pm – 6.45pm
Thursday 26th November – conferences from 3.15pm – 6pm
Booking details are below:
Your interview time(s) are organised online and can be booked by going to the website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz . Enter the school code ejq7e in the box where indicated and follow the instructions on screen to book your conference times. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the school office and we will organise your conference time for you.
Interviews are 15 minutes long, and you are asked to be punctual for your appointment so that all following appointments run to time.
PLEASE NOTE: CHILDREN WILL NEED TO BE COLLECTED AT 2.00pm ON WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Ngā mihi nui
Year 4 Learning
This term’s Project Based Learning (PBL) topic for the Year 4’s is ‘Yesterday and Today’. Our main focus has been to consider what we do now because of then and how the past has influenced our now.
We have researched Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and have learned how people lived, dressed and behaved back then. We have read and written myths, have designed buildings with Grecian columns and classic features and have imagined life as a Roman soldier, peasant, Emperor and more.
Our next step is to make connections between things we have now and things they had then. We are beginning to realise just how much influence the yesteryears have had on how we live our lives today.