October 20, 2017

Carnival Helpers Needed!

Our major fundraiser for your children is on November 12.
Each hub has a list of activities that we need to find a helper or two for.  So far we have had 16 families offer to help us in some capacity.

We have these spots needing to be filled - please either pop in to write your name up or email us on wendyp@frankley.school.nz or bonnie@frankley.school.nz

Smash Palace: 1 adult needed to take the money.
Times to be filled:      10.45  to 12 Noon
                               12 Noon to  1.00
                                 1 pm to 2 pm

Lucy Square: 1 adult needed to take the money.
Times to be filled:      10.45  to 12 Noon
                                   1 pm to 2 pm

Fishing: 1 adult needed to take the money.
Times to be filled:      10.45  to 12 Noon
                               12 Noon to  1.00
                                 1 pm to 2 pm

Sumo Wrestling: 1 adult needed to take the money and  1 adult to help people into suits.
Times to be filled:   
                               12 Noon to  1.00
                                 1 pm to 2 pm

Coconut Shy: 1 adult needed to take the money. 1 Child to get the balls.
Times to be filled:      10.45  to 12 Noon
                               12 Noon to  1.00
                                 1 pm to 2 pm

Remember all this money goes directly to your child's education - Thanks, heaps in advance

Also, an empty plastic bag went home today - please fill it with goodies for the garage sale and return to school TUESDAY

Kind Regards
Bonnie and Wendy

October 17, 2017

How great are our learners

What a great group of learners we have in Te Pihinga.

We are so lucky as teachers to have learners who are eager to come back to school and want to get straight into their learning.

Day two and you could nearly hear a pin drop ..... lots of 
collaboration  and

Everything we want to see happening in our learning environment.

October 13, 2017

Term Four in Te Pihinga!

A warm welcome to Term Four!

I trust the holidays have gone well for you all - fingers crossed the rain has done its dash and there is a LOT of sunshine coming our way in the next few weeks.

Term Four is a very busy term.

Our classroom is looking AMAZING and we will be ready to move back in, in the next week or so.  It is all insulated, new windows and the SPACE created is just fabulous.  We have really enjoyed our time in the hall, and initially were reluctant to move back into our original classroom - however, after looking through it today we just can't wait!

Touch Rugby, Summer Netball, Cricket are all go this term.  Please be patient with updates on whether these games are going ahead week by week.  We (Teachers and coaches) find out at often at the last minute if games have been cancelled or times changed.  Please make sure your contact details are up to date and you have downloaded our school App as last-minute updates will be posted on this.

Year 4 Reports will go home just prior to mid-term.
Children who are Year 3 and receiving progress or achievement reports will get theirs near the end of the year.

Reading/ Spelling/ Math Homework:
Please speak to your children about the expectations we have of them in these areas.  They do know what is expected and should be able to explain this to you.  If you are not getting a clear answer PLEASE contact us via email or pop in for a chat.

Life Education Trust
We are lucky enough to have Harold and his team visit us in Week 2 of this term.  Te Pihinga will be focusing on looking at Body Systems - how to keep our bodies clean and working the best they can.

Frankley School Carnival
A massive thank you for all the food donations - we won the milo/ movie munchies!!  As of yet, we do not know when we will do this - but will try to ensure all our Te Pihinga learners are at school to enjoy it.  (We will have to be extra careful to NOT spill any milo on our new carpet!).  Our carnival is less than a month away.  There is a dedicated team of about 10 parents who organise this event.  This term we will be asking for parents, teenage siblings (over 14 yrs) or any other family member (grandparents/aunty/uncle/cousin) to help us on the day for one hour to work at a station.  This carnival is our best fundraiser and we NEED YOUR SUPPORT.  All money raised goes directly to your childs learning - whether it be to keep the pool maintained, buy books for the library or purchase sports gear.  Keep an eye out for a timetable to pop your name on to give your time.

We are really looking forward to all the positive learning that is going to take place in Te Pihinga this term.  Remember we are easily contacted on our email addresses or pop in and see us at a suitable time.

Kind Regards
Wendy and Bonnie 

September 26, 2017

Our WIT Mosaic Process

Check out our amazing mosaic.  This video shows the process we have been through.

Special thanks to our photographer Keanu.

September 23, 2017

September 22, 2017


Due to the rain 

Scooter Skills training is now on

Monday 25th September

Weather Permitting!!

Please bring your scooter/helmet/toe covering shoes and a drink bottle!

September 17, 2017

Week 9 is a BUSY BUSY week!!!

Kia Ora Katou!

We have a really busy week in Week 9.
Please take note of all these events so there is no confusion!

Monday - Whakangahau Tuhono Presenting 2.25 Start.

Tuesday - Regular Day. 

Wednesday Gymsports All Day.
(see Hayley Ford re this).

Wednesday 11.30 Bully Prevention Programme for those still here.

Thursday - Scooter Skills.
You must bring your scooter and helmet or let a teacher know if you need to borrow one.
Mrs Mills and Mrs Parkes on Release.

Friday - Regular Day.