Wednesday 15 February 2017

Swimming Sports Update

Swimming Sports 23rd February at Wharenui Pool

We are delighted to have received lots of entries for Swimming Sports this year from the Pohutukawa and Kauri Hubs with 81 children participating across a range of events.

On the day:

  • All participants must be wearing their togs under their uniform before they get on the bus. They will not be able to change at Wharenui Pool. There will be time to change after the event.

  • The children will have an early lunch at Champion Street before boarding the buses for Wharenui pool at 12 midday.

  • Please ensure your child has a good lunch and a water bottle with them for the day.

  • We are aiming for a 12.30 start and will then run through all events (which are organised by age and distance) for each stroke. There will be a House Relay as a finale. The order of events are as follows: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, 75m Medley, House Relay.  

  • We welcome you to join us and support our swimmers. We will have a space for spectators on poolside opposite the children, (who will be sitting in house groups). To support us in running this event, we ask that you stay on the side allocated for spectators.    

  • If you would like to pick up your child after the event at Wharenui Pool, please ensure that you check them out with a teacher.

We are looking for some amazing parent helpers to assist us with a few jobs on the day. If you are willing and available to help out then please email Jenny on  

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Jenny or Gayle.

Friday 10 February 2017

Pohutukawa Team Newsletter - Term 1 Week 2

Kia Ora Whanau

We have had a fantastic start to the year! It was great to reconnect at learning conferences last week and we really appreciate the time you took to come in. This week we have had fun getting to know each other and settling into school life again. Here are some photos of our hub in action:

Identity inquiry: Family Crests

 Creating a diorama based on a book

Creating a diorama based on a book

Writing a book review

Writing a book review

Researching a non fiction topic

 Creating a diorama based on a book

Silent reading

Water Fun

As a team we have been able to make the most of the warm weather and have some water fun with slip n slide, sprinklers and water guns. Check out some of our fun:

Baby Photos

Thank you for emailing and sending along your child's adorable baby photo. Please continue to send these in as we will be using them as part of our inquiry this term.

Home Learning

This will begin next week (Week 3), Monday and children will be emailed the link or given a hard copy. Home Learning is due in on the following Friday. Essential Spelling Lists will be given in hard copy for the children to work through at home.