Kia Ora parents and caregivers,

Welcome back to Term Three. Thank you for all the support you have given us throughout the first half of the year. We all enjoyed meeting with you and discussing your child’s goal cards at the end of last term. We would like to welcome Angad Singh Dhillon, Edward Zhang and Nikora Raivaru to our Year 3 whānau.

This term, our inquiry topic is “Is it worth saving our tikanga?” This is going to focus on students looking into different practises and customs of Maori and why they are important to us as New Zealanders.  Our upcoming trip to the Auckland Museum will see our learners finding out more about protocols for visiting maraes and the traditional weaving patterns – they will learn to weave just like the ancestors did.


For mathematics this term, we are continuing our inquiry maths journey. There will be an open morning on Friday the 14th of August. Please come along and see what inquiry maths is all about. Our focus for this term is algebra and geometry. Remember that helping with learning basic facts at home really helps children with their strategies in the classroom.


  • PE gear and sports shoes need to be brought to school daily
  • Home learning: spelling words and reading for at least 15 minutes a nigh





Week 4:Thursday:Disco
Friday: Inquiry Maths Morning
Week 5: Monday: Rooms 30, 31 and 32 to Auckland Museum
Wednesday: Rooms 27 and 28 to Auckland Museum
Week 6: Tuesday: Mufti Day
Week 7:  Thursday: Blokes at the Oaks
Friday: Babes at Baverstock
Week 10: Monday: Cross Country final for Year 0-3 students
Friday:End of Term 3 – 3pm finish


We have already had a fantastic start to the term with Science week and learning the recorder during performing arts.