Sunday, 14 January 2018

week 1 2018 term 1

welcome to room 15 Kapanui School

Welcome to Room 15 Kapanui School 2018
I look forward to meeting with some of you again and welcoming all those who are new to Kapanui and to Rose Graham and me. Rose teaches in Room 15 on Friday’s and I am here on the other 4 days.
If at any time you have concerns please feel free to chat, which may mean an appointed time depending on the circumstances. I have meetings after school on a Monday and often on a Tuesday.
Room 15 will have not one but two teachers!
The classroom blog site will run this year and can be accessed for you own information and keeping up with what we are doing plus giving the children somewhere to learn and practice new found learning. Many of the activities and songs on this site are also able to be accessed from the Kapanui website, Both sites can be accessed by your wider families and will keep you up to date with happenings in Kapanui Fun Fifteen.
We will also have the SEESAW APP in the classroom connecting you to your children’s work and play daily. You will receive an invitation via smartphone to access this app. The notifications from this will keep you up to date and you can contact me directly as well.
Library day is Friday and there is a library box for returns in the classroom. Poetry will go home on a Thursday and doubles as the Thursday reading task.
We are looking forward to the year and together we hope to do the very best for each of the children in the class.

Always feel free to come into class and we welcome your feedback and comments.

You also have a QR code for Seesaw and note to tell you about that.
Studyladder is another online site for your child to use. There is a page named studyladder at the top of the home page on this blog and when you activate easy logon your child can go to their personal logon and avatar, 

Welcome … always appreciated!

Wendy Pearson/Rose Graham

Sunday, 26 November 2017

week 7 term 4 2017

week 7 term 4 2017

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Tuesday 28 at 9.40am we will be going to Parkwood to visit our penpals

Week 8
Room 18
Room 15
Room 15
Room 15
Room 6

Saturday, 18 November 2017

week 6 term 4 2017

week 6 term 4 2017

We have been invited to attend a free art talk at the Mahara Gallery with Art Educator Paul Forrest.  Paul has extensive experience working with young people which he gained during his several years as Educator for the NZ Real Art Road Show.  This is an opportunity to access special places within our community.

We are walking to Mahara gallery on Wednesday  22 November leaving school at about 1pm. Parents are welcome to join us !

On thursday 23 November at 12 midday room 15 and room 16 are hosting Assembly- you are welcome to atttend.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

week 5 term 4 2018

week 5 term 4 2017

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On Friday this week there is a junior disco. Bring $2 per slice of pizza before Friday. 

Junior Disco is on THIS FRIDAY!!!  Bring your friends and come dancing in the hall at lunchtime.  Gold coin donation entry.  Glow gear and inflatables for sale from $1 to $3.

 Next week we are going to Mahara Gallery to be in a workshop with Paul Forrest. We are leaving school at 1.30pm and walking up to the Gallery.

 A couple of parents or more would be welcome!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

week 4 term 4 2017

week 4 term 4

 Kia ora whānau
 On the 8th November the whole school will be walking up to Whakarongatai Marae to commemorate Parihaka. We will be welcomed onto the marae by the tangata whenua, followed by a couple of speakers and then morning tea (children will take their morning tea). 

 We are planning on leaving at 9.30am from school, with powhiri starting at 10am. We will leave the marae at about 11.15am to return to school.

 You are very welcome to join us.

 If you do want to join us and would like to walk down with the children - meet in your child’s class at 9.15am.

 All children will need to be wearing their hats (sunscreen applied in the morning is a good idea too) and if girls have a skirt that would be great to wear (but don’t go out and buy one).

 Could you please indicate whether you will be joining us for catering purposes.

 Ngā mihi

Sunday, 29 October 2017

week 3 term 4

Week 3 term 4 2017

Southwards 31 October 9.30am bus leaving. Thankyou all for your support!

Photos to follow

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Sunday, 22 October 2017

week 2 term 4

week 2 term 4 2017

welcome back for our last term this year. It will go fast....9 weeks and 1 has gone already. 

We are presenting assembly in week 6 with room 16 and we are also swimming this term - week 8.
Make sure you have a read of the newsletter to see what we are up to this term.

This term our syndicate will be focussing on technology linked to transport and the history of transport. We are excited to explore the different means of transport and identify how transport has changed over time. As a team we aim to integrate learning opportunities through reading, writing and maths. This helps to create powerful learning connections.
 This term is a busy and exciting term.
We have a number of educational activities that are taking place this term. We appreciate your help. Your support makes these events possible offering our children amazing opportunities to learn outside the classroom.

Parihaka - Marae Trip 

We are acknowledging Parihaka Remembrance Day on Wednesday 8th November where the whole school will be walking to the Whakarongotai Marae. We will be leaving school at 9:30am and returning to school by 11:30am.

We have been invited to attend a free art talk at the Mahara Gallery with Art Educator Paul Forrest. Paul Forrest has extensive experience working with young people which he gained during his several years as the Educator for the NZ Real Art Road Show. Paul will talk to our children about art and art galleries and he also has several interactive activities to engage our students. We will require parent help.

 If you are able to assist in this event please let me know.  Friday 17th November 1:30pm - 2:30pm Room 15

Play Based Learning

 As a team we continue to be ongoing in our professional development of Play Based Learning. The benefits of play are immense. We have noticed that our New Entrant children are experiencing seamless transitions into school as the Play Based Learning approach is similar to those used in Early Childhood Centres. This “familiar approach to learning” ensures our children feel comfortable at school, developing positive social interactions with their peers and improving confidence. In recent observations in class, it was amazing to hear the high level of dialogue between children who were initiating role play and managing themselves to be problem solvers. In other instances children have been observed creating their own “maths” learning. This was evident as some students explored the speed and distance of an object moving across different surfaces. And in another instance, the learning of gravity through water travelling through pipes. The opportunities for learning through play are countless and initiated by children which means our children have ownership over their learning.

Our Term Ahead Important Dates; 

Week 2: Monday 23rd October - Labour Day 

Week 3: Tuesday 31st October - Southwards Museum 

Week 4: Wednesday 8 November - Parihaka

 Week 5: Mahara Gallery Visits 

Week 6: Mahara Gallery Visits 

Week 6: Swimming Begins

 Week 8: Tuesday 5th December - St Lukes Trip 

Week 9: Monday 11th December - Syndicate Picnic

 Week 9 : Friday 15th December - Last day (12:00pm finish)

Calendar Art
 Kapanui PFA have organsied Calendar Art and our children’s art looks amazing. Please support our PFA & our school by placing orders. These calendars, dairies and cards make very special gifts.