Newsletter Friday 17 September 2021
He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Celebrating Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
This week we have been busy celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori at school. There are loads of ways we have been celebrating this around the school. These include:
Increasing our te reo vocabulary with kupu o te ra
Making signs to promote the use of te reo and holding a parade
Learning about a Maori hero each day
Learning new waiata and hand games
Singing favourite waiata (which can even be heard as this is being written drifting down the corridor)
Te reo quizzes and tongue twisters
Matua Henare has also started taking our te reo extension group each week! Ka mau te wehi!
Using the school app
If anyone is feeling any frustrations with using the school app, please get in touch with us. If things aren’t loading, the app is shutting you out, there are issues with switching between children’s accounts (when you have more than one child), or something else annoying and random is occurring, let us know so we can put in the requests for help so it is easy to use!
Welcome to Julie Llorca
We have welcomed Julie to our school and she is working in Ruru part time. She is originally from France but has spent the last ten years living in London, teaching in schools over there. Sadly for Julie, when her family’s time in MIQ was over, they were promptly met with a Level 4 lockdown in Wellington. It’s nice to finally see her in person rather than just online!
Calendar Art - orders due by Thursday 23 September
Calendars - $12 each
Cards (a pack of 8) - $12 each
Diaries - $16 each
Mouse Mats - $15 each
Sketch Pads - $12 each
Order online using this order form link. Payment is to be made to the school bank account during Alert Level 2.
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Although it seems like a million years ago now, the results are in. We raised just under $7000! Well done to everyone who took part and raised money for our Adventure Playground on the bank. Prizes are being handed out to those who raised the most money for each year group, did the most laps, best dressed and the two who raised the most overall. Thank you all for your support with this!
More information: https://trials.mrinz.ac.nz/surveys/?s=XFL7DL98HD
Our study website: https://www.mrinz.ac.nz/currently-recruiting/care-study
Telephone: +64 4 805 0250 / +64 4 805 0201