Ngā mihi e te whānau, warm greetings to you all.
It's hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. We have some exciting educational events coming up to finish Term 1. Please read on to find out how you can be involved!
Parent Help Needed: Te Tuna Tāone - Urban Eel
As part of our concept of 'Change' for 2021, we are excited to have the chance to work with the Working Waters Trust on the Te Tuna Tāone - Urban Eel Project on Friday April 9 from 9am - 2:30pm. We will spend the day down at the Heathcote River beside our Ponds, learning about stormwater pollution and habitat destruction of the native longfin eel, and teaching students about the need to take action now to care for our unique ‘Tuna Tāone', or 'Urban Eels'.
The activities will be based around water flow and quality, riparian zone habitats, macro-invertebrates and will include an 'eel encounter' with longfin eel/tuna from our Opāwaho/Heathcote River. We will need the support of a number of parents to make this day possible. If you are able to help us, please get in touch with your child's homegroup teacher by email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Parents and caregivers workshop - understanding how our children learn to read.
The structured literacy approach. Join us in the staffroom at 3.15 pm or 7:00pm on Tuesday 30th March 2021. Caroline Morritt, our Resource Teacher of Literacy will explain our new approach to teaching reading and writing. Based on the science of reading, Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto uses an explicit, systematic structured literacy approach to build a strong literacy foundation. Decodable books support targeted classroom teaching of phonological awareness and blending and segmenting skills for accurate, automatic reading and spelling.