Wednesday 13 December 2017

Pōhutukawa Team Update - Term 4, Week 9, 2017

It's almost the end of Term 4

The children in Pohutukawa hub have had a fabulous term in our new learning space. At some point this week the children will be bringing home their stationery and pencil cases etc.  Please remind your child/ren to have a look at home for any school journals or library books that will need to be returned to school.

Canterbury Athletics competition

Congratulations to Nadia Russell, Nina Callaghan, Jesse Ferguson and Hebe Butland. These talented children from the Pohutukawa hub represented Beckenham School and travelled to Ashburton on Wednesday 6th December, to compete in the Canterbury Athletics competition.  What an amazing effort, performing to such a high level in athletics! Ka pai.

Annual Summer Reading Challenge - Wild About Reading Challenge

The Christchurch City Libraries annual Summertime Reading Club programme is for kids between 0 and 13 years old inclusive. The competition starts on Friday 1 December 2017 and finishes on Friday 19 January 2018 at 5pm.  Try an eBook, read an eMagazine or read to someone – tell us your reading experiences and be in to WIN great prizes.

Pick up a challenge sheet from any Christchurch City Libraries or download a copy from the library website:

The emphasis is on encouraging shared family experiences – have fun together as you celebrate the joy of reading!  Children will be asked to get a teacher, librarian, or parent to ‘stamp, sticker, or tick’ the five experiences they have had.

Friday 8 December 2017

Pohutukawa Trip Cancelled

Dear Parents/Caregivers

We have unfortunately had to cancel our trip to Spencer Park due to unforeseen circumstances. Many thanks to the parents that offered to help.

We have instead organised a fun day of activities to be held on Tuesday, 12 December. On this day we will be running a lot of different activities including slip and slides, friendly water fights, crafts and games.

On this day, the children will need to bring:
  • their togs, a towel, a waterproof bag and a water pistol (or a clean water bottle for squirting) for the "water fun" activities.
  • board games, crafts, gaming devices or similar items for the "crafts and games" time.
We may also repeat some of these activities later in the week, depending on the weather. We will let you know if this is the case.