A big welcome back to school to all our students and their families. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to hearing about your child’s adventures. We are really looking forward to re-connecting with your children and assisting them to learn and grow.
Some Important Notices for Term 3:
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new students Renish Nand (Room 8) and Joanna Tan (Room 22) to Upper 8E. Both Renish and Joanna joined us in Term 2 and have quickly become part of the Baverstock Oaks Family. If you have not meet Renish or Joanna please take the time to introduce yourself and say hello.
Block 8E’s Term 3 Inquiry Focus is ‘Maori Myths and Legends’. Students will be making connections as to how myths and legends link to present day New Zealand. Our learning will culminate in an art exhibition and auction in Week 9.
During Week 5 and 7 we will be visiting Te Tuhi Art Gallery as an extension of our inquiry focus. During our visit we will be attending the ‘I Am NZ’ workshop. This exciting Te Tuhi programme will think about the place we live in, Aotearoa New Zealand, and what makes the country unique. We will create drawings of things that build an identity of the place we live in. These drawings will help create an artwork showing all the unique things that celebrate the identity of NZ.
We are extremely fortunate that our Whanau has been offered the opportunity for free swimming lessons at Otara pools during Term 3. The swimming lessons for our students will begin on Monday 30th July and will be every Monday/Tuesday concluding on Tuesday 18th September.
|Swimming Lesson Time||Room|
|Monday – 10.30am||Room 23|
|Monday – 11.00am||Room 24|
|Monday- 1.00pm||Room 21|
|Tuesday – 10.30am||Room 8|
|Tuesday – 11.00am||Room 22|
Children will leave school half an hour prior to their lessons. We require all students to participate in swimming as part of their learning for Term 3. If your child is unable to swim on a particular day they will need to bring a note explaining why they can not participate. Thank you for your support with this.
Children will need to bring:
- PE gear
- Plastic bag/swimming bag
- Goggles are optional as they are provided by the leisure centre
Important Dates to Remember:
Week 2: Wednesday 1st August – Visit to Mission Heights
Thursday 2nd August – Cross Country
Week 3: Monday 6th August – Room 8 and 22 Mission Height Production Matinee
Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th August – HPPA Dance Festival
Week 4: Tuesday 14th August – Inter-school Cross Country
Thursday 16th August – School Disco/Mathex
Week 5: Tuesday 21st August – Maori Pasifika Hui/Fono
Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August – Interschool Gymnastics
Thursday 23rd August – Te Tuhi Art Gallery
Week 6: Tuesday 28th August – Mud Run/Mufti Day & sausage sizzle
Wednesday 29 August – Tall Oaks Speech Finals
Thursday 30th August – Blokes at the Oaks
Friday 31st August – Koanga Festival
Week 7: Wednesday 5th September – Murray Gadd Parent Evening
Thursday 6th September – Te Tuhi Art Gallery
Week 8: Tuesday 11th September – HPPA Speech Finals
Friday 14th September – Grandparents Day
Week 9: Wednesday 19th September – Upper 8E Art Exhibition and Silent Auction
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st September – Epro8
Week 10: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September – Year 6 – Wero White Water Rafting
Friday 28th September – Student of the Term Assembly