Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where it’s people come from and where they are going. – Rita May Brown

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new families that have joined our whanau. 

Term 2 Theme  – Farm to fork!

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The community: Farm to fork – This term we are learning about farming in New Zealand and where our food comes from. We have had a Chicken farmer and a Dairy farmer share with the students and answering all their wonderings. Great learning opportunities for our students. We will visit Ambury Farm for the students to experience a kiwi farm.

Welcome to Ms. Connie Young

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Our Alphabet group and Talk to Learn groups have started this term. The students are learning their letter names and sounds and having heaps of fun doing it.

Making connections 

In our whanau we create authentic learning experiences and make connections to our learners, their diverse experiences and backgrounds as they bring their own special culture and language to our classrooms.

Important dates

Monday 14 May Chicken Farmer Joy is visiting us

Tuesday 22 May Dairy Farmer Lynette is visiting us

Tuesday 5 June Baverstock Oaks Staff only day

Tuesday 12 June New Parents Afternoon tea

Tuesday 12 June Ambury Farm trip Rooms 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 21, 22, 23 with Mrs McKeown

Wednesday 13 June Ambury Farm trip Rooms 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 29, 30, 31, 32  with Mrs Dreyer

Tuesday 19 June Mufti and Sausage Sizzle day

Tuesday 3 July Student Led Conferences

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Bilingualism @ BOS

Thank you for helping your child to write the vocabulary that we will be using this term in your first language. We encourage students to make connections to their first language.

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  • Using your first language or languages at home will help your children succeed at school, and in their future work.
  • Speak your first language or languages as much as possible, and encourage everyone in your family to speak as much as they can.
  • Read books together every day. Point to the pictures, read all or some words and perhaps use bilingual books as well.

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Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages. 


Looking forward to term a filled with learning, we invite you to visit us anytime and join us for our farm visit.

Kind regards ESOL and LS teachers