Kia Ora Koutou / Warm Greetings
We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School.
Be KIND Be HONEST Be SENSIBLE
Welcome to Pakaraka School's HomePage - 2014
This is Week 2 of Term 4.
An exciting event coming up. Pakaraka's Got Talent! Please talk to your child about this super event...
We continue to promote our PB4L values and expectations. At this week's assembly, we also celebrated all those students who are responding positively to our Reading programmes.
Have a great week.
V. Singh (Tumuaki / Principal)
This is week 1 of Term 4. We welcome back all our students...
We hope that all parents and whanau have enjoyed spending time with their tamariki, and that everyone has had a chance to rest and relax. This term everyone is looking forward to attending the Noho Marae (we will send more details about this to families very soon).
All teachers are excited to be back, and are looking forward to inspiring and helping all children achieve their learning goals.
This week we have the Life Education Outdoor Classroom visiting our school. All our students are excited to meet Harold again... and to learn even more about Healthy Eating and Social Relationships.
Duffy Theatre also visits our school this week. It will be another exciting theatre production aimed at encouraging all our tamariki to pick up books and read more regularly. We are very thankful to our Duffy Sponsors, the St James Anglican Church of Kerikeri for supporting our Duffy Books in Homes Programme over the years.
Have a great week.
V. Singh (Principal / Tumuaki)
From term 3...
Recently, an important article was published in the NZ Herald highlighting how children across NZ are being involved in conversations, and whether our children are being spoken to enough. Our children learn most, if not all their words in their first few years, by listening to what others say around them. The first 3-5 years of a child's life are very, very important (formative years) in which they develop their brain function, learn vocabulary, routines, eating habits, values etc. Families and loved ones play a huge role during this developmental period, and so do early learning centres (which help a child develop very important social interaction skills - especially: relating to others; using language; managing themselves; participating and contributing). At primary school level, teachers and support staff across the school work hard with students to continue developing these very important skills - called Key Competencies. The home continues to support and play a very important role in the development of the child (helping the child develop identity; learn about morals and values; explore how they think, and how their actions affect themselves and others... ; learning to work together; problem-solving etc.)
Oral Language is a huge part of the school curriculum, and most people spend a great deal of their day speaking. Children learn to speak with confidence in small groups, and to an audience. They spend time thinking about which words they want to use, in order to convey a message effectively...
Click on the word to access LearnAnywhere from any internet enabled device to view your child's work / homework.
Click on the word to access StudyLadder from any internet-enabled device so that your child can access learning activities in most curriculum areas. Parents are also able to access this account (with assigned username and password) to be able to check progress the child is making, and to be able to print certificates.
Click here to visit MangaHigh
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...