Sunday, 29 April 2018

Welcome Back! Dates and Must Dos for Week One & Two

Hi everyone. Welcome back to school. Great to be back together today and hear what everyone's been up to in the holidays. As always there's plenty of interesting stuff happening at school over the next few days and weeks. Make the most of the opportunities, enjoy sharing it all with others - we are a learning community!

Dates this week:

Tues May 1st
-Public Library visit. Sorry for the late notice but the library couldn't fit us in later in the week. Bring your books and library cards and be prepared to get some new books.

Wed May 2nd
-Girls Self Defence program, all day, wear PE gear.
-Boys alternative program including participating in Lookout Reserve planting project. Wear PE gear.

Thurs May 3rd
-Girls Self Defence program, morning only, wear PE gear.
-Boys mountain bike trip. Bring bike, helmet, appropriate clothing for warm and cold weather, lunch, snacks, water, medication.

Friday May 4th
-Technology at Terrace. Wear closed shoes, tie up long hair, bring lunch.

Must Dos - Week One and Two

-Maths Weekly Plan activities.
-Statistics project.
-Reading pages from your book.
-Curious Minds reading 'The Fish Highway', and reflection on Google doc
-Inquiring Eyes film 'How Whales Change Climate', and reflection on Google doc.
-Writing... Camp Poem contribution
-Writing... Recount self assessment reflection completed.
-Term 1 learning survey on SurveyMonkey (link to be shared with you)
-Current Events (this week = Mia, Jade, Rafe, Mia, Jacob, Owen, Maggie, Rafferty, Charis, Amber, Patrick, Sylvie)
-Spelling words and word activity (List 20 and 21)

-Plan for contribution to assembly
-Book Letter...not compulsory this time but you will need to complete a couple of these throughout Term 2.

If this sounds like a lot of work, remember you have no extra homework set. These tasks are expected to be worked hard on in class, but I expect you will need to spend some regular homework time on this also.

Great to be back together, I'm looking forward to sharing the term ahead with you all and learning together!

Mr Yeoman

Friday, 27 April 2018

Boys Bike Trip - Parent Help Request - Bike check needed

Parent Helpers

Hi everyone. This coming Wed, and Thurs morning, Year 7-8 girls will be taking part in a self-defence program. The boys will be taking part in an alternative program. On Thursday we are planning to go on a mountain bike trip from 9am - 1:30pm. We have ten boys in the class so will need some extra adult help for this trip to happen. We will be riding from school, so logistics are very simple. If you are able to come along and help out please contact Mr Yeoman asap. Thanks!

Bike check

Boys could you please bring your bikes to school on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday so we can have a quick check of your bikes and helmets, and to discuss biking ability and make appropriate plans. Please let me know asap if you need to borrow a mountain bike and we will make arrangements.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Sticks 'n' Stones link

Sticks 'n' Stones link

Sticks 'n' Stones Feedback form

NZ ski passes

NZSKI are offering Local School Passes this year for the same low price as last year.  $100 for primary aged children (5 years and under are just $20)$165 for secondary school aged children. Passes will be available from the Queenstown Snow Centre from 8th May, and  there is no deadline for purchase. Passes DO NOT  need to be purchased before the end the general early bird sale which is April 5th. 
Please let Chrissy know if you wish to purchase this as she has to forward your name to the snow centre to verify you are at a CO school. She will need these names before the 8th May.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Week 11 - Must Dos, Homework and Dates

Welcome to the final week of Term 1! There's plenty of interesting things happening so make the most of it, be curious, learn lots and have fun doing it!

Mon 9th April
-Kapa Haka 2:15

Tues 10th April
-Parent-Teacher-Student interviews

Wed 11th April
-Parent-Teacher-Student interviews
-9am Mass
-10am Zero Waste presentation
-1:30pm Space/Astronaut talk

Thurs 12th April
-9:15am Pubic library visit
-11:40 Sticks 'n' Stones
-1:30pm Eisteddfod Assembly

Fri 13th April
-Technology @ Terrace
-Final day of term

Must Dos have been posted on the wall of Room 6, so as always please work hard, be organised, manage your time well. You will most likely have to use some homework time in order to complete these tasks, as we have a pretty full timetable at school.

Here are your Must Dos for this week:
-Publish your recount, either by hand on refill or share with me on a google doc
-'Curious Minds' reading and activity on waste (on google doc in your school email)
-'Inquiring Eyes' film viewing task on Zero Waste (also on google doc in your school email)
-Maths questionnaires completed and data gathered
-NZ maths digital learning objects activity (this will be emailed to you)
-Continue to enjoy reading your book!
-Update your reading logbook with all the books you've read in Term 1, hand this in.

Ngā mihi nui

Mr Yeoman