Kia Ora Koutou / Warm Greetings
Welcome to Pakaraka School's HomePage - Term 1 2014
3 March 2014 is the start of Week 5 of the school year at our school.
Refurbishment work has commenced on the RTLB Room at our school. Construction workers have already installed a new ceiling (with insulation), and this must be exciting for the RTLB's who will be using this room). Rest assured that all children will be kept safe whilst this construction work is in progress.
Our Butterfly Garden area is beginning to swarm with beautiful Monarch Butterflies. There is a great deal of interest from students as they spend many minutes during their breaks counting the butterflies, or looking for caterpillars. Our students have wonderful powers of observation.
This week, on Friday, 7 March 2014, we will have a swimming demonstration for parents / whanau, put on by each class as they show off the skills they have been learning this year. Look out for a note home with more details and times for this event.
Parents - please note that for any new enrolments, you must make an appointment by calling the school office on 09 - 405 9608. Thank you.
Please note that stationery packs are available for purchase from the school office. Please refer to the newsletter your child brought home on Monday, 3rd February for more details and costs involved. Direct enquiries to the school office administrator on Telephone Number 09 - 405 9608.
At last week's assembly we welcomed our new SWIS (Social Worker in Schools), Jacqui. She works out of the Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services offices in Kaikohe.
Parents - we hold a weekly assembly every Monday at approximately 1:55pm. Each week the assembly is held in a different class, and the event is student-led. Learning and achievement is celebrated. You are always welcome to attend any of our assemblies.
Have a fabulous week.
Naku noa nga / Thank you
Vee Singh (Principal) (updated on 03/03//2014)
We continue to promote the use of te reo - “Arohatia te Reo – cherish the language”.
Click on the link below to view some resources relating to Maori Language Week
LEARNING OUR REO...